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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Sea Adex RMP 43 Review

These are big figures for a little boat, however a 60hp motor on a lighter, pressed alloy tinnie would surely result in even higher numbers. Though what a lighter boat couldn’t do is make a mockery of decent size waves created by passing boats. Even with its shallow 10-degree variable deadrise, the RMP managed to avoid the dreaded ‘tinnie slap’ over …

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Bar Crusher 575C review

In this instance, the F115XB fitted with a 13 1/8” diameter, 16” pitch Talon stainless steel prop punched out some impressive figures, especially in the 3000-4500rpm range. At 3000rpm, the Bar Crusher 575C was well up on the plane, cruising along at about 24km/h with an impressive 2.3km per litre fuel economy figure. And it only got better from there: …

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Stessco Catcher SFX450 SC review

Overall, the Stessco Catcher SFX450 SC brought plenty to the table in terms of inclusions and performance. If you are after a well-appointed boat that performs well and is ready to hit the water straight out of the box, it would definitely be worth considering. The test boat was supplied by Motorsport Marine at Burpengary, so for more information, give …

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Bennett self-levelling trim tabs video review

Bennett Self-Leveling Tab 10 video review by Bush ‘n Beach’s Ben Collins. The trim tabs performed excellently on the water and are very affordable. Visit for more information or check out the full review by clicking here. l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l …

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Speakers announced for Brisbane Boat Show

MARINE Queensland is excited to announce a huge roster of speakers and industry experts for the Keep Australia Fishing Stage at this year’s Brisbane Boat Show, from September 3-6 at the Brisbane Showgrounds. Proudly sponsored by Keep Australia Fishing, over the four days of the show the stage will see industry experts cover a huge range topics, including how to …

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Top marks for 610 Trident Hard Top

QUINTREX’S newest release into the plate market is the much-anticipated 610 Trident Hard Top.  After demand from customers and dealers, Quintrex has expanded its ultimate offshore fishing range, which now includes six models.  The 610 Trident HT offers customers a slightly more versatile and affordable option while still incorporating all the features and practical layout of the larger hard top …

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