Boating

New lightweight Yamaha F90 four-stroke

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This remarkable achievement means improved performance and better balance when fitted on hulls in this category. The F90 is based on the F115B’s four-cylinder power unit. The F90’s reduction in weight and improved compactness is achieved by adopting a SOHC design actuating four valves per cylinder. This unique valvetrain design was first seen in Yamaha’s award-winning F70A, one of the …

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Anglapro Sniper 454 Pro boat review

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While ready to fish hard straight off the showroom floor at Brisbane Marine, Anglapro differentiates from most mainstream boat manufacturers in offering an unprecedented level of customisation. If you feel there’s something missing or you’d like a feature laid out differently or deleted, Anglapro is only too happy to accommodate. So to get an idea of what Anglapro can do …

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Yamaha Marine Technician Grand Prix

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The event keeps skill levels for marine servicing in Yamaha dealerships throughout Australia and New Zealand at very high levels. The personal development of Yamaha technicians in the market through this training and testing equates to excellence in after-sales service for Yamaha customers, who consequently are the real winners from the knowledge and skills gained by Yamaha technicians who take …

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Formosa Tomahawk Classic 520 Bowrider boat review

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In terms of fit and finish, as with other Formosa boats I’ve tested, this rig was top notch in all areas. Fully welded side decks ensure a high-end finish as well as adding strength and 4mm smooth plate alloy bottom and side sheets continue this theme. This is not a massive boat in terms of length, however the super-generous beam …

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Formosa Tomahawk X Bowrider a unique crossover

This area includes huge storage underneath and an optional centre board can be inserted to extend the fishing platform across the front. Formosa Marine has always offered a large range of bowriders, from the Classic 520 to the Offshore 660 for a total of eight models. Now the X Bowrider upgrade is available on sizes 580, 620 and 660. Formosa …

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Rebel Boats 5.5m Bay Runner series

TIRED of centre consoles, tiller steers and open boats in general? Wouldn’t it be nice to have some shelter from the elements? Bunk area is a generous 1500mm centreline with the ability to stretch out to 2m along the bunks. Bolted on the back is a 140hp Suzuki four-stroke. Supplied by a 150-litre underfloor fuel tank, this boat is more …

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New Tohatsu four-stroke motors: MFS8B and MFS9.8B

THE new Tohatsu four-stroke models keep rolling in, with Australian distributor Lakeside Marine adding new MFS8B and MFS9.8B four-strokes to the ever-expanding line-up. In keeping with the ECO Sporty look of the MFS15/20/25/30/40/50 Tohatsu four-stroke engines, these new models also feature a sleek and sharp looking cowling design. Both the MFS8B and MFS9.8B are compact, fuel efficient, smooth-running two-cylinder outboards …

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AMM 5200 Sea Class boat review

One of the coolest features on the AMM 5200 Sea Class was a pair of LED headlights recess-mounted in the bow that provide up to 500m of usable light: perfect for night-time docking or spotting those hungry saltwater crocodiles in northern rivers and creeks. That’s really where I can imagine this boat being most at home – in a Cape …

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Honda Marine introduces new portable outboards

Additionally, the BF5 and BF6 can be connected to an additional external fuel tank for those longer journeys. The three portable outboards share the same one-cylinder, 127cc engine block and benefit from Honda’s industry-leading expertise in four-stroke technologies. To protect the outboards, the BF4, BF5 and BF6 also feature an oil alert system, which will automatically limit the engine speed to …

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