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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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Quintrex crowns its National and State Dealer of the Year winners

quintrex state dealer of the year

QUINTREX dealers can be found all over the country from each of the major metropolitan cities to every major rural town. It is a privilege to be a Quintrex dealer, it is an honour to be the best among your peers. The criteria to win an award is around the growth and sustainability of each business. Specifically, there are ten …

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If the price is a steal, it may well be


COUNTLESS times, specialist marine insurers like Nautilus Marine have saved well-meaning boat buyers from making very, very expensive mistakes. And it’s just another reason why it is always prudent to contact a marine insurer to get an estimate of how much it is going to cost to properly insure a particular boat before finalising the purchase. Even more so if …

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Increased sales focus with new manufacturing plant and retail facility for Whittley

whittley manufacturing

LONGSTANDING Australian boat builder Whittley Marine and the Group’s retail sales arm Whittley Victoria Sales have moved into a new purpose-built facility in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. The large site boasts the most advanced, modern and lean fiberglass trailer boat manufacturing facility in the country, whilst featuring a new industry leading sales and service facility; all on the one site. The …

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Stacer National and State Dealers of the Year

stacer national dealer of the year

STACER Boats Australia has crowned its 2018/19 National and State Dealers of the Year. Thorough analysis of the vast dealer network was performed in order to identify the top performers. With over 50 dealerships across Australia, the competition is stiff. Congratulations to all the winners! Melbourne Marine Centre – National Dealer of the Year. Bluewater Marine – WA. Phoenix Powersports …

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Don’t horse around with power decisions – Nautilus Marine


BUSH ‘n Beach has brought Nautilus Marine Insurance on board to expand the fine print and provide readers with clear, easy-to-understand and helpful tips on protecting their boating assets. The scenario “I’ve got my old tinnie with its 40hp Johnno and I’m going to bang a new 60hp Yammie on it.” Really? “Oh sure, no problem – I know these …

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National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo just around the corner

4x4 outdoors

Australia’s premier outdoor adventure and recreational show, the National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo, is just around the corner and will be held once again at the Brisbane Showgrounds, this year from April 5-7. In time for the Easter break, this year’s Show will feature thousands of boating, 4×4, fishing, camping and outdoors products from the industry’s leading …

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Stacer 529 Assault Pro Tournament

stacer 529 assault pro tournament

A TRUE fishing machine, the 529 Assault Pro Tournament is equipped to not just enter fishing competitions, but to win. It’s packed with features that just make sense for fishing. Summer is in full swing, dealers are exploding with stock and it is Australia’s favourite time of year to get out on the water. The front and rear carpeted casting areas …

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