The Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo in March

Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo

WITH just eight weeks to go, the anticipation and excitement of seeing all the latest releases from the world’s leading boating businesses and brands is certainly starting to build ahead of the Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo in March. The first major boat show in Australia for 2017, this massive marine showcase will be held over three …

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New marine engine emission standards

emissions standards

THE Boating Industry Association welcomes the recent announcement from the Department of the Environment confirming Minister Frydenberg’s decision to introduce marine engine emission standards under the National Clean Air Agreement. With a date of July 1, 2018 announced for commencement of new regulations, BIA National CEO Howard Glenn said: “We welcome the certainty this decision provides for our members who …

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FLIR announces compact, low-cost marine thermal vision

flir thermal vision

THE new Ocean Scout TK thermal vision camera from FLIR is designed specifically for fishing and boating, providing users with the ability to ‘see’ in total darkness or blinding sunlight. Designed for one-handed use and built tough to handle extreme conditions, the compact yet powerful Ocean Scout TK uses FLIR’s class-leading thermal technology to display images based on heat, not …

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Melbourne to Brisbane without refuelling with Yanmar 6LPA

Yanmar 6LPA

This straight 6 cylinder engine pumps out 315mhp at 3800 rpm at the flywheel. The 4-valve per cylinder engine boasts a 4.2 litre displacement for sustained torque through the mid rev range while still offering an impressive power-to-weight advantage coming in with a dry weight of only 408kgs without the transmission. Matched to the 2.43:1 reduction Yanmar transmissions, these Yanmar …

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SeaPro powering the clean-up of Northland, NZ

seapro sea cleaners

“We have had the boat in the water and the engine is just superb,” said Hayden Smith, a founder and one of the driving forces behind Sea Cleaners. “We carry heavy loads so we’ve propped the boat for a lot of torque and the SeaPro has plenty of power to turn it. The engine is really responsive, and being a …

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Suzuki Marine unveils latest ‘big block’ outboard motors

suzuki marine outboards

THE Haines Group, distributor of Suzuki Marine outboards, has announced the release of its new high-performance four-cylinder DF150AP/DF175AP four-stroke outboard motors. Repackaged with the latest refinements and innovations as seen in the DF200AP (released April 2015), the DF150AP and DF175AP offer the same lightweight and compact design while boasting the largest displacement in their respective classes (2,867cc) for outstanding performance …

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New Yanmar engines power Aussie-built tourist ferries in Mexico

Yanmar engines

“We very much like the Yanmar line of commercial engines,” said Steve Cordingley. “Our experience with the Yanmar 6AY and 6HY series is extensive. From an installation and operational perspective the Yanmar brand is first rate. Our customers are just as enthusiastic as us about the Yanmar engine and speak very highly about the impressive fuel savings, low operation costs …

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Outboard emissions standards timetable announced

outboard emissions standards

ORIGINALLY planned for early 2016, the election effectively delayed outboard emissions standards by a year. The government Update Paper announced just before Christmas sees the Bill introduced to Parliament in February/March, with the final bill passed and regulations in place by August. Importers will then have up to nine months to plan for final shipments to arrive. The final date …

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It’s Yanmar again to the rescue


The sophisticated specifications required the PS31 be fitted with state-of-the-art radar, direction finding and navigation equipment as well as forward looking infra-red search equipment. The task of NSW Marine Rescue is to principally find and rescue mariners, then when appropriate tow vessels to safety. When called on to work in unkind sea conditions and undertake dangerous work where there are lives at stake, there can …

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Pelican Marine signs on as a Streaker Boats dealer

pelican marine

THE penetration of the Streaker Boats brand into the recreational boating market, has evolved further with the appointment of Pelican Marine & RV in South Australia, as an authorised Streaker dealer. Pelican Marine & RV is a young and dynamic dealership located at Goolwa. Goolwa is an important historic river port, being situated on the banks of the Murray River. This is an immensely popular boating destination and is …

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