Bundaberg crab bust – fisher fined $13,300

“The crabber had a total of nine pots in his possession and on closer inspection, they were found to contain 40 female mud crabs and seven undersized mud crabs. “Officers seized the excess crab pots and returned the crabs to the water alive.” Mr Bowness said regulated product must be immediately sorted and released at the point of capture and …

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Cruise Craft appoints Victorian dealer

CRUISE Craft has announced the appointment of respected Melbourne boat dealer Streaker Boats as the sole and exclusive dealer for the complete range of their boats. The appointment is effective immediately and will see a solid range of Cruise Craft models on the Streaker Boats stand at the 2015 Melbourne Boat Show. Cruise Craft national sales and marketing manager Peter …

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So much on show at GC Marine Expo

Adult ticket prices are $10 for one day, $15 for two days, $20 for three days and $25 for four days from May 21-24, and all tickets bought online will also gain priority entry so there is no lining up at the gates. Children under 15 are admitted free if accompanied by an adult, and seniors discounts also apply. Event …

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Bar Crusher’s sub-5m missiles

AUSTRALIAN plate aluminium boat manufacturer Bar Crusher has added two more vessels to its arsenal: the 490C and 490WR. Aimed squarely at entry-level boat buyers and those looking to step up from pressed-aluminium tinnies, the 490 hull series brings Bar Crusher’s renowned quality and performance within reach of more people with its mid-$30,000 pricetag (depending on options). Measuring 4.9m overall …

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Enjoy a FourStroke hat-trick

Combined with a larger Command Thrust gearcase and a bigger-diameter prop, these FourStrokes are great for heavier boats, getting onto the plane more easily and staying there at lower speeds, without impacting top end speed. The 90hp, 115hp, 135hp and 150hp Mercury FourStrokes are also available with left-hand rotation, making them perfect for twin-rig applications. Mercury’s 150hp FourStroke needs no …

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Savage releases 575 Blue Water cabin model

The new boat includes a 95-litre fuel tank, rod holders and folding rear lounge as standard, but keen fishos can option up with a berley bucket, live bait tank in the back deck, bimini and envelope and rocket launcher to create a mean fishing rig. Savage director sales and marketing Damien Duncan said the big Blue Water was added to …

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Mercury’s stunning new 135hp FourStroke

MERCURY Marine has added another category-leading engine to its range with the release of a new 135hp FourStroke EFI outboard. Designed to provide reliability and durability, no matter what is thrown at it, Mercury’s compact 135hp also delivers tremendous performance and outstanding fuel efficiency. Mercury Marine Australia, New Zealand and Pacific director of engines and marketing Nicholas Webb said, “We’ve …

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New Mercury SeaPro range of commercial outboards

Its larger torpedo, combined with a bigger-diameter prop, can lift a heavy boat onto the plane more easily and hold it there at lower speeds without impacting top speed. All SeaPro models feature Mercury’s two-year/1000-hour commercial warranty and are backed by the largest service network in the industry. A pictorial owner’s manual and pictor-ial under-cowl maintenance decals also simplify ownership. …

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Iconic Quintrex Explorer refined and enhanced

These new Quintrex Explorers have received the first real update to the model line in about 10 years, with a host of changes made to try to improve upon the already stellar reputation of the range. So, what’s new? Well the most immediately noticeable feature when walking up to the boats bobbing patiently in the water was the forked bow …

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