Boating

Ocean Craft 3300 Diver the ultimate tender

ocean craft 3300 diver tender

DOES your boat manufacturer offer you the following game-changing warranties? To give you what you paid for your old Ocean Craft trade-in hull (better resale value). Guarantee you to overtake any other boat with the same size outboard (superior performance and fuel economy thanks to a low-friction hull). Never sink lifetime warranty – or your money back. Ocean Craft is …

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Get your numbers right for boat insurance

nautilus marine numbers insurance

GETTING your numbers right is an essential part of insuring your boat – not just the numbers that relate to the price of the insurance premium but the numbers that will also keep you out of strife. One of the first sets of numbers you will need for insurance is the boat’s hull identification number or HIN. On Australian-built boats, …

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Suzuki Marine launches new 3+3 year warranty for all outboards in 2020

suzuki marine 3+3 year warranty

SUZUKI Marine is proud to announce an upgrade to its 3+2 year warranty to 3+3 year on all outboards (DF2.5hp-DF350hp) purchased from January 1, 2020 for recreational use only. This upgrade provides customers with further support, security and peace of mind from an already established brand. It endorses the superior build quality and reliability of the Suzuki Marine brand in …

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Evinrude releases new 115hp, 140hp and 150hp E-TEC G2 engines

evinrude e-tec g2 engines

EVINRUDE has expanded the revolutionary E-TEC G2 product line to include 115H.O., 140hp and 150hp models. Evinrude’s extended line-up is designed to give more boaters confidence on the water in any situation. Confidence through innovation and performance Shattering the paradigm for midrange outboards, the new models house a direct-injection inline three-cylinder powerhead. Delivering refined running quality and quiet operation, the …

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Quintrex releases seven new Top Ender Pro models

quintrex top ender pro 540

AUSTRALIA’S premium open boat just got better with the release of the Quintrex Top Ender Pro. The Top Ender Pro is offered in seven sizes, 430, 450, 481, 500, 520 and 540, with maximum capacities of five people, while the 590 has a max capacity of six people. Designed to meet Australian marine requirements, the Top Ender Pros have horsepower …

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Sharp increase in whale shark injuries due to boat encounters

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ALMOST one-fifth of the whale sharks in Western Australia’s Ningaloo Reef Marine Park show major scarring or fin amputations, with the number of injured animals increasing in recent years, new research reveals. Distinctive scar patterns strongly suggest many of the whale shark injuries are caused by boat collisions, says whale shark scientist Emily Lester from the Australian Institute of Marine Science. …

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Mercury powers All 4 Adventure

all 4 adventure mercury partnership

MERCURY Marine is excited to announce its new partnership with the renowned All 4 Adventure team. Exploring the harshest and most beautiful parts of Australia for more than a decade, Jase Andrews and the All 4 Adventure team have continually pushed the boundaries of where they can go and what they can do on both land and water. And now, …

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Don’t be fuelled – you are the last link

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LEADING marine products retailer Boating and RV, which has stores at Capalaba, Slacks Creek, Tingalpa and Townsville, has joined with Bush ‘n Beach to bring you a regular column with some serious information and news about general boating products. Here, Director Aaron Hunt looks at how to reduce the likelihood of a fuel contamination problem stopping you at sea. Electrical, …

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How to avoid being short changed

nautilus short changed boat wreck

PREVIOUS columns in Bush ‘n Beach have detailed how as a boat owner, you may be held responsible for the costs of an environmental clean-up following a mishap involving your vessel. That’s yet another reason why insuring your vessel is so important, irrespective of how careful you think you are on the water. But did you know that unlike specialist …

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Ocean Craft Buccaneer review

ocean craft buccaneer

WHILE probably better known in the commercial dive and fishing segment, Ocean Craft, a Caloundra-based boat builder, is making a few waves in the recreational sector with the Buccaneer. Ocean Craft’s recently redesigned 7.6m Buccaneer   has been purpose-built for recreational anglers who want a vessel that can handle pretty much anything the wind and water can throw at it. I …

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