Boating

Surtees Boats welcomes Isabell Zitzelsberger

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WHAKATANE, NZ-based plate aluminium boat manufacturer Surtees Boats is very pleased to welcome Isabell Zitzelsberger to the important role of  marketing executive. The effervescent Isabell replaces James Kayam who has returned to Auckland to further his career. Isabell brings with her a fresh air of excitement, enthusiasm and obvious professionalism. Isabell is a German-born pocket dynamo who with partner Sascha …

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30th anniversary SCIBS opens to first day bumper crowds and sales

SANCTUARY Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) has opened its milestone 30th anniversary showcase, with bumper crowds flooding through the gates early for the start of the iconic four-day event. City of Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate rang the traditional Boat Show bell to officially declare SCIBS 2018 open on Thursday morning, with more than 40,000 visitors expected to stream through …

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Jam-packed program at 2018 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

FROM superyachts and supercars, to live entertainment and cooking demonstrations, interactive Kids’ Zones and a fishing tournament with a massive prize package, the 2018 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show offers visitors a feast of program options to entertain, inform and excite. So much more than just a boat show, SCIBS 2018 is a fantastic family day out with more than …

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Portable Yamaha four-strokes perform on small Sea Jays

portable yamaha four-stroke sea jay

But with technological advances, two-strokes are not necessarily lighter than modern four-strokes. This is highlighted by the range of portable Yamaha four-strokes, which are becoming increasingly lighter and torquier. When run over the scales, the portable Yamaha 9.9hp four-stroke comes in at about 40kg (add an extra kilogram for the long shaft model), while the 15hp weighs a touch over …

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Water toys, gear & gadgets steal the spotlight at SCIBS 2018

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In 2018, SCIBS will have the best of home-grown and imported watercraft in every category, plus inflatables such as slides and climbing walls.” Launching at SCIBS 2018 is a new breed of boats for kids, known as Starter Craft. Based on the Gold Coast, Starter Craft specialises in the production of locally made, high quality, fibreglass, electric powered boats designed especially for …

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Broome’s Port Drive Marine part of the Mercury team

Port Drive Marine Broome WA Mercury

LONG known as a fishing paradise, Broome sounds like a great place to have a boat business. “There are a lot of boats up here. In fact, most people have two!” said Nelson Jeffs, co-owner of Port Drive Marine which opened its doors just six months ago.” The workshop is flat out and we’re looking at hiring another mechanic to …

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Reduced speed limit to remain while Lake Tinaroo hazards surveyed

Lake Tinaroo

SUNWATER is reminding users of Lake Tinaroo that reduced speed limits are still in effect across most of the lake due to underwater hazards exacerbated by recent unauthorised tree clearing. While the water level of the lake has risen in recent weeks, there are concerns around an increase in submerged hazards that have the potential to pose a serious risk …

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Great prizes the lure for 2018 SCIBS ‘Fly Scoot’ Bream Shoot Out

scibs fly scoot bream shoot out

In 2018, SCIBS is celebrating its 30th anniversary milestone event, and to celebrate, Burty said the prize pool for this year’s fishing tournament is significant, thanks to the generosity of major sponsors, Scoot Airlines and Shimano. First prize will see the winning team reel in return flights to Thailand flying Scoot Airlines departing from any major city in Australia and …

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Minn Kota Ultrex now available in Australia

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THE ICAST award-winning Minn Kota Ultrex is now available in Australia! Minn Kota has introduced the trolling motor anglers have only dreamed of – a hybrid that merges the body of a Fortrex with the brains of i-Pilot, complete with Spot-Lock electronic GPS anchoring and more. The Ultrex gives anglers the control and responsiveness of a Fortrex, plus effortless Power …

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Lowrance HDS-12 Carbon sets new standard

lowrance hds carbon prawning

And while a 16” model would probably just squeeze in the dash on the Polycraft, I’m more than content with the images on the 12”. I guess the crux of it is you will usually try to get the biggest unit you can afford that fits on your dash because it will make it easier to see and identify the …

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