Boating Gear

On this page you’ll find articles relating to new and innovative boating gear tests and reviews as well as product releases and updates.

Mercury portable outboards savings


Mercury Marine is bringing incredible value to the waterscape with big savings on offer on selected four-stroke portable outboard models. Available from participating dealers until April 26, 2024, Mercury’s ‘unrivalled performance, unmatched reliability’ portable sale offers discounts on 2.5, 3.5, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9.9, 15, 20, 25 and 30hp four-stroke outboard engines. Including both manual and electric start, and …

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Mercury introduces Joystick Steering


Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation, have now introduced Mercury Joystick Steering for Single-Engine Vessels, compatible for use with the Mercury Verado family of V8, V10 and V12 outboard engines from 250 to 600hp, at the Discover Boating™ Miami International Boat Show in Miami Beach, Florida. Enhanced by electric steering, Joystick Steering for Single-Engine Vessels rounds out Mercury’s suite …

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Mercury Marine’s Avator outboards


The full range of Avator electric outboards is now available for purchase from Mercury dealers. All three outboard models – the Avator 7.5e, 20e and 35e – hit the market late 2023. Mercury Marine Australia New Zealand Pacific senior marketing manager Anthony Brown said, “Since we launched the Avator 7.5e to the market at the beginning of 2023, the excitement …

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Torqeedo reveals next-generation electric outboards


As a leading innovator in electric boat motors, Torqeedo has raised the bar once again with the introduction of its latest product line – the Travel family of electric outboard motors. The iconic electric outboard Travel motor has been delighting boaters with its outstanding efficiency, useful technology and easy-to-use design since 2005 and more than 100,000 electric Travel motors have …

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Yamaha launches new V6 4.3 Litre 350 horsepower outboard

  Yamaha Marine has announced the release of their much-anticipated all-new V6 350 horsepower outboard, combining big horsepower, state-of-the-art features, industry leading boat control integration, premium level performance and Yamaha’s legendary reputation for reliability. Yamaha was the leader in bringing big horsepower engines to the outboard market, introducing the V8 350 way back in 2007. Since this time, Yamaha has …

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New TruEcho Chirp fish finders


Boost your fish finding success with the new Furuno FCV-600 and FCV-800 TruEcho Chirp and Continuous Wave fish finders. These two brand-new stand-alone fish finders sporting the latest fish-finding technology, with easy-to-use controls, high-bright sunlight display and a choice of TruEcho Chirp or traditional CW pulse technology, offer the best of both worlds. Feature packed with technology that interprets the …

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Mercury launches new finance offer

Mercury Marine is revving up the summer excitement for boaters, offering a retail finance deal on select 25 to V6 225hp outboards – just in time for the warm weather. Mercury is offering a finance comparison rate of 4.99 percent on a range of select FourStroke and Pro XS outboards as part of the ‘Repower Now’ campaign, with this exclusive …

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Mercury Marine launches Avator 20E and 35E electric outboards


Mercury Marine introduced the Avator 20E and 35E electric propulsion systems recently. The new models join Mercury’s electric propulsion line-up alongside the award-winning Avator 7.5E outboard, which launched in January at the annual Consumer Electronics Show. Two more electric outboard products will be unveiled in the coming months as Mercury advances on its commitment to be the leader in electric …

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Garmin unveils Force Kraken trolling motor


Garmin has announced the Force® Kraken, the most powerful trolling motor1 the recreational fishing market has ever seen. Coupled with Garmin’s most precise anchor lock technology, Kraken is designed with longer shaft lengths and a pivot-style mount for easy installation on boats where bow space is limited. Kraken’s brushless motor uses a high-efficiency propeller to produce 100 pounds of thrust …

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Why aluminium trailers are better than galvanised steel


With the growing demand for trailers, it’s important to choose the right material for the job. While both aluminium and galvanised steel have their own unique benefits, aluminium has proven to be the superior choice for many reasons. One of its biggest is durability. Aluminium is a lightweight and corrosion-resistant material, making it perfect for trailers that are exposed to …

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