Boating

Consider getting your act together

consider getting your act together nautilus marine insurance

HERE’S a heads-up from specialist marine insurer Nautilus for couples who have a boat – consider conferring an ‘authority to act’ on your partner. This simple procedure can make life far easier in a whole range of circumstances. The authority to act in relation to your boat insurance can enable the other partner to seek amendments to the policy such …

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Formosa X Bowrider goes outside the box

formosa sea-rod x bowrider

MARINE industry mover and shaker Formosa Marine certainly ruffled some feathers when it released the X Bowrider in 2017. Not conforming to one single design philosophy, the X Bowrider stands out from the pack with sharp lines above the gunwales and a look somewhere between a bowrider, centre cabin and runabout. I had hotly anticipated taking this boat for a …

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2019 Brisbane Boat Show from August 23-25

2019 brisbane boat show

PLANS are well under way as the Brisbane Boat Show returns to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from August 23-25, 2019. The show, one of the largest recreational boat shows in Queensland, fills more than 20,000sq m of floor space across four halls at the South Bank venue. Considering the show’s history spans over 50 years, this three-day celebration …

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Quintrex improves its runabouts with the release of the Fishabout Pro

Quintrex 450 Fishabout Pro runabout

AUSTRALIA’S favourite runabout just got better with the release of the Quintrex Fishabout Pro. The Fishabout Pro is offered in three sizes of 430, 450 and 470, and each has a maximum capacity of five people and horsepower ratings of 60hp, 60hp and 75hp respectively. Maintaining tradition, the new Fishabout Pro will feature the current Blade Hull with a new …

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New Mercury Racing 450R delivers unrelenting outboard performance

Mercury Racing 450R

MERCURY Racing’s new 450R outboard is a supercharged 4.6-litre V8 thrill machine that provides unmatched power density and the latest in engine technology. In other words – it’s purpose designed for people who crave high-performance and unrelenting power. Steeped in Mercury Racing DNA, the 450R’s 4.6-litre V8 FourStroke powerhead is boosted by an exclusive Mercury Racing supercharger to produce 450 …

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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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