Boating

Prowave Boating Accessories Top Notch

PROWAVE Boating Accessories is a Sunshine Coast-based business specialising in high-quality bait boards, live bait tanks, berley buckets and much more. Beginning operations in 2014, Prowave now offers an accessory to suit almost every boat. In terms of bait boards, the options are literally endless because if you can’t find the right bait board for you in the online store, Prowave …

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Mercury – Powering the Pontoon Boat Market

THE pontoon boat market is one of the fastest growing boat segments in the world, and Australian boat lovers are quickly discovering why. Owner of Eade’s Xtreme Marine Paul Eade said: “We’re seeing it in our sales and there’s been a real increase in the interest pontoon boats are getting at shows.” Paul, based in Echuca, Victoria, is the national distributer …

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Tweed Coast Marine Awarded Queensland Quintrex Dealer of the Year

TWEED Coast Marine, located in Tweed Heads South, has been awarded Queensland Quintrex dealer of the year for 2015. Since humble beginnings in 1996, the team at Tweed Coast Marine has successfully expanded its business, making it one of the premier dealerships in the southern Gold Coast and northern NSW area. Tweed Coast Marine credits its success to experienced and enthusiastic sales …

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New Fishing Encyclopedia (Product News)

An extensive state by state location guide as well as sections on tackle, saltwater boat and saltwater shore fishing, freshwater boat and freshwater land-based fishing as well as fly fishing can be found within. The encyclopedia includes a complete Australian fish ID guide, over 55 pages of knots and rigs and a 79-page section on all Australian lures and how …

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Savwinch Review – Solves Anchoring Issues

  I received my boat about four weeks prior to writing this article, and even though my Savwinch was installed and ready to go, I hadn’t used it until a very recent trip. I was sitting in 65m of rather sloppy water. The wind had increased to almost 20 knots and the swell was about 1m, which made it difficult to fish …

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Ultimate Compact Stacer Fishing Boat

THE smallest in Stacer’s Assault Pro range, the 409 features all the best parts of its bigger brothers in a compact, user and budget-friendly size. The 409 Assault Pro is rated to 40hp and is easy to tow and store, measuring in at 5.2m on its trailer. Stacer national account manager Drew Jackson said the Assault Pro range offered the complete …

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Mercury Festival of FourStroke

MORE and more boat owners across Australia are moving to Mercury FourStroke technology – and now there are literally hundreds of additional reasons to make the switch. For a limited time, participating Mercury dealers are offering up to $700 off FourStroke engines from 2.5-75hp. Boat lovers can now enjoy the many benefits of world-class, leading-edge technology at even more affordable prices. Better …

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Emergency Beacon Registration Now Mobile

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority is giving emergency beacon owners more choice, with an improved online beacon registration system implemented from September 15, 2015. The registration system on the AMSA website is mobile-optimised, handy for renewing beacon registration from a mobile or tablet. Providing proof of registration is easier, with beacon owners able to show emergency beacon registration confirmation on their mobile …

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Fishing Superstition – True or False?

Fishing Communication On another note, communication on the water can be vital whenever any form of breakdown or unexpected emergency occurs. VHF repeater channel 21 provides the best radio range for anyone fishing offshore in our backyard off Brisbane thanks to Redcliffe Coast Guard. While that VHF repeater on Moreton Island was off the air for maintenance recently, several people mentioned …

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ePropulsion Spirit 1.0 electric outboard

ISLAND Marine is happy to announce its latest partnership with ePropulsion Technology. EPropulsion Technology was founded in 2012 and is based in Hong Kong. The company is a new provider of clean outboard motors and is dedicated to manufacturing electric outboards with high performance and designing clean power solutions for boats. Electric outboards aren’t new to the marketplace but they haven’t taken …

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