New V8 and V6 Mercury Pro XS outboards

mercury pro xs outboards v6 and v8

MERCURY has announced the addition of multiple new Pro XS outboards – V8 4.6-litre engines in 200hp, 225hp, 250hp and 300hp, along with an all-new V6 3.4-litre 175hp model. These powerful and precise new engines further expand Mercury’s already outstanding offering, representing the next generation of performance. Mercury Marine vice president of global category management John Buelow said, “The unveiling …

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McLay 651 CrossXover Hardtop

Mclay 651 crossxover hardtop review

EVERY now and then I come across a boat with a fit and finish so fine it’s akin to a luxury car. This was exactly the case when I hit Moreton Bay in the McLay 651 CrossXover Hardtop, which is interesting as this boat is marketed as a hard-core fishing weapon. Leading up to this boat test, McLay’s reputation for …

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Vessel tracking | Final guidelines released

vessel tracking

SATELLITE technology will be used to help protect Queensland’s fishing industry under final vessel tracking guidelines released recently. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said vessel tracking would provide critical information to assist with on-water compliance, validating logbook data to improve the accuracy of information and assist with monitoring the sustainability of fish stocks. “The new Vessel …

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How to get a rebate on your boat insurance

boat insurance

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 In a previous column, we explained how you could be entitled to claim a rebate on your boat insurance premium if you advised your insurer in advance that you …

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Sea-Tags a simple man overboard alarm system


SEA-TAGS wristbands are man overboard alarm systems that continuously send a signal to smartphones equipped with it’s own app. When a Sea-Tags device is submerged in water, the communication is lost and all smartphones currently monitoring the wristband will trigger an alarm and save the GPS position at the time of the incident. It is also possible to configure the …

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Sea Jay 630 Vision review

630 Vision

An additional six rod holders can be found on the targa, which keeps them well out of the way, as well as a few more in each gunwale. As with all Sea Jay boats, the finishing and attention to detail is top-notch and I think the quality of Say Jays and the pride in workmanship is one reason why more …

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Stacer releases Revolution Hull

Revolution Hull

BRAND new for 2018, Stacer has started a boating revolution with the release of its Revolution Hull. The new Revolution Hull is the natural evolution of the famous Stacer Barra and Assault Pro Hulls. Combining concave bottom sheet design, EVO advance pressing and a raised chine, Stacer has created a high-performing hull that glides over the water, providing a more …

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There’s more to Formosa Marine aluminium plate boats

Formosa Tomahawk aluminium plate boat

ALUMINIUM plate boat manufacturer Formosa Marine consistently shows its determination to build quality boats. The smallest developments add up to more value when buying a boat. Read on for latest from Formosa Marine for 2018 so far. A new and improved scupper design for the self-draining decks includes a bungy tension cord for a tighter seal in extra-choppy waters. Scuppers …

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Suzuki Marine extends warranty for commercial operators

suzuki marine commercial warranty

SUZUKI Marine is pleased to offer its commercial operators extra peace of mind by announcing the extension of its commercial warranty to two years for outboards sold from May 1, 2018. This means that any four-stroke outboard from 2.5hp to 325hp bought by a commercial operator in Australia will be covered for two years/1500 hours or one year/unlimited hours from …

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Melbourne Boat Show revs up for Whittley in 2018

whittley melbourne boat show

VICTORIA’S largest fibreglass boat builder Whittley Marine is set to expand its 2018 Melbourne Boat Show presence with more new Whittley Boats on display than ever before. Whittley will be showcasing the sharpest fibreglass boat packages at Victoria’s premier boating event from the 28th June – 1st July. Gary Honeychurch, VIC Sales Consultant, says “Whittley is back at this years …

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