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.

Testing – Ocean Craft Posi Lift Hull

Ocean Craft Posi

Testing – Ocean Craft Posi Lift Hull – Not all boat tests or in this case boat reviews are the same. The main reason this one is a little different is because I tested the boat with an 18hp Tohatsu, even though the Ocean Craft 5900 is rated to 170hp. Ocean Craft Posi Why, you ask? Well, the new owner …

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Telwater trailers to take the industry by storm

Telwater trailers

In coming months there will be a new army of trailers on the block, with Telwater launching its first loose trailer brand – Move Trailers. While the line is set to hit the pavement soon, Telwater has decades of trailer building history under its belt – first putting its tools towards the original prototype build in 2003. Following two years …

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Quintrex takes fishing to a whole new level with 2021 Hornet

Quintrex 2021 Hornet

As part of the new 2021 Quintrex line-up, Australia’s ultimate fishing boat, the Hornet is getting a revamp. Reducing from nine models to five, the new Hornet has been redesigned to deliver an all-inclusive product, adapting from both the previous Hornet model and the now discontinued Stealth Hornet. The three Hornet models – 450, 481 and 500 – will complement …

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Telwater and Mercury create the ultimate in turnkey packages

Telwater Mercury turnkey

Sophistication is often found in simplicity, particularly when it comes to the best boating experience. This is certainly the case for owners of the new boat, motor and trailer packages designed by Telwater and powered by Mercury. Telwater Mercury turnkey Telwater is Australia’s largest manufacturer of aluminium boat and trailer packages with leading brands such as Quintrex, Stacer, Yellowfin and …

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Yamaha launches next generation, fully integrated V6 Offshore outboard range

YAMAHA Marine kicked off 2021 with the release of next generation V6 Offshore outboards that deliver exciting new technology while continuing Yamaha’s proud reputation for legendary reliability and performance. The new V6 Offshore series features powerful 225, 250 and 300hp models, with premium options available in the 250 and 300hp range, including Yamaha’s new integrated digital electric steering and the …

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Lowrance launches revolutionary new ActiveTarget Live Sonar

LOWRANCE, a world-leading brand in fishing electronics since 1957, announced the launch of its new, high-resolution ActiveTarget Live Sonar system recently, revealing live-action views of fish moving in and around structure as they respond to lure presentations. This new technology delivers top-of-the-line live sonar functionality to the high-resolution HDS LIVE Ultimate Fishing System, as well as HDS Carbon and Lowrance’s …

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C-MAP launches new chart range

C-Map Moreton Bay

C-MAP, a leader in digital marine cartography and cloud-based mapping, has launched a re-designed, simplified charting portfolio for Lowrance, Simrad and B&G chartplotter with the introduction of C-MAP Discover and Reveal. Replacing the MAX-N+ range, C-MAP Reveal charts display the very best of imagery. It boasts stunning seafloor and inland shaded relief, along with all the core features of C-MAP …

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Horizon offshore set-up

SUMMER is here and that means it’s mackerel time! It’s been a long year and I haven’t spent nearly as much time on the water as I’d liked in the Aquaholic. But after doing the full brake service on her, I thought I’d show off the baby of the fleet Banter. Banter is a 435 Horizon EasyFisher that terrorises creeks …

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Repowering your boat trouble free!

REPOWERING a vessel can make a great deal of sense for a wide variety of reasons – greater reliability, better fuel economy and improved performance being just a few. Nautilus Marine Insurance is able to accommodate the greater value that a repower can add to the vessel. However, it is not an open book and it pays to understand the …

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Moments of mayhem mess with the best

moments of mayhem

AS a charter operator, mess and disorganisation seriously get under my skin. Now, if you know me personally I am one of the messiest people about, and the console of my boat is a clear indication of many moments of mayhem. Lures with rusty hooks stacked on top of each other and hidden underneath is a pair of line clippers that …

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