Boating

Formosa 580 Centre Cabin boat review

formosa 580 centre cabin boat review

A RECENT pristine day on Moreton Bay saw me on the water testing a boat I’ve had a soft spot for since a young age: a Formosa Centre Cabin. Specifically, I was commandeering the 580 Centre Cabin in Tomahawk V2 Offshore hull configuration, as supplied by Australian Marine Centre with a 140hp Suzuki fourstroke outboard. Constructed from 4mm plate aluminium …

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Seafarer Boats releases new model Victory 6.0

ICONIC Australian fibreglass boat brand Seafarer Boats and The Haines Group recently unveiled an all-new Victory 6.0 model. A boat with a very long and revered history, Seafarer has transformed the Victory 6.0 with a whole new above-the-water design and has kitted it out with a plethora of new options. While keeping the original lines, a whole new layout has …

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Building the dream Cruise Craft F360M

cruise craft f360m boat build

THE thought of buying a centre console had been on my mind for a couple of years and it wasn’t until I attended the 2018 Brisbane Boat Show that I knew what model my gut was set on. At the time I had absolutely no idea Cruise Craft manufactured a centre console, and seeing this boat for the first time …

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The Yellowfin Plate Rear Console will take you from river to reef

yellowfin plate rear console

IDEAL for fishing from the river to the reef and introduced due to customer requests, the hand-built Yellowfin Plate Rear Console is available in five sizes: 5800, 6200, 6500, 7000 and 7600. This design was developed in the Northern Territory by the saltiest of guides and used across Australia because it has complete visibility of the entire vessel while driving …

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Engine brands power up for 2019 SCIBS

suzuki brands

MANY of the world’s best motor brands will be on show at this year’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS), with visitors spoilt for choice courtesy of engines from brands including CAT, Mercury Marine, Mercruiser, Yamaha, Evinrude, Penske, Volvo Penta, John Deere, Cummins and Suzuki. “We are thrilled to welcome back the gamut of inboard and outboard engines for another …

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AMM Sea Class 4900 centre console the principal’s choice

amm sea class 4900

INTERVIEWS can be daunting for many people, but according to former school principal and assistant regional education director Jeff Munce, the one he underwent recently was an excellent lesson in how to decide which boat to buy. The Brisbane-based retiree has owned a small flotilla of boats over the years including those under the brand names of Sea Jay, Quintrex, …

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Aquamaster 420 Runabout – boat review

aquamaster 420 runabout boat review

THOUGH I had seen plenty of Aquamaster boats over the years at ramps and boat shows, I had not had the pleasure of testing one out, so when Rod from Australian Marine Centre asked the question, I jumped at the opportunity. Not only did a boat test allow me to get out of the office, but we decided to launch …

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BRP agrees to buy Telwater

brp telwater buy

CANADIAN recreational vehicle manufacturer BRP is seeking to buy local boat builder, Telwater, best known for its Quintrex, Stacer, Savage and Yellowfin boat brands. BRP said in a statement it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 80% of the outstanding shares of Telwater. The remaining 20% will be held by company founder and managing director, Paul Phelan, who …

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Mercury sale now on – save up to $1500 on 75-150hp FourStrokes

THE amazing Mercury sale event has just gotten bigger and better, with savings of up to $1500 now available on a selected range of outstanding 75-150hp FourStroke outboards. Following the positive nationwide reaction to this summer’s 40-60hp FourStroke sale, Mercury has now decided to go further by offering higher horsepower and higher savings. That means customers who already own a …

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Boaties warned of hidden dangers at lakes as water levels drop

WITH water levels falling at some of southeast Queensland’s most popular recreation lakes, swimmers and boaties are being warned of the hidden dangers below the surface. After an unseasonably dry wet season, Seqwater has warned that lower water levels at some of their lakes have increased the danger of submerged and semi-submerged hazards in the water, such as trees, rocks …

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