Boating

Boat camping around Cape York

boat camping

IT has been a great start to the year and we have scored cracking weather between wet season squalls and thunderstorms. Boating during the wet can be a gamble, let alone boat camping, because you simply can’t trust weather forecasts and it can turn nasty extremely quickly. The wet certainly came late, with heavy rain and thunderstorms on Thursday Island from mid-February. That …

Read More »

BRP cans E-TEC production – Mercury to power Telwater brands

mercury brp agreement merger

MERCURY Marine has entered into a strategic supply agreement with BRP to be the supplier of choice for BRP-owned boat brands Quintrex, Stacer, Savage and Yellowfin Plate Boats. In the agreement with Mercury, BRP has made the decision to discontinue the production of E-TEC and E-TEC G2 engines effective immediately. “This agreement brings us an incredible opportunity to further grow …

Read More »

BIA welcomes loosening the restrictions on recreational boating

Cruise Craft

The Boating Industry Association today welcomed moves by Queensland and Western Australia to loosen the COVID-19 restrictions on recreational boating following encouraging signs of containment. Darren Vaux, BIA President, said yesterday’s announcements by the two States were good news for the boating public, businesses and jobs while maintaining a conservative approach to the protection of public health and safety. “Recreational …

Read More »

Keep your boat’s hull clean

boat hull clean squirt

BOAT owners are urged to keep their boat’s hull clean with regular maintenance to minimise any further spread of an exotic marine pest known as white colonial sea squirt, after it was found in Queensland. Biosecurity Queensland general manager John Robertson said the white colonial sea squirt (didemnum perlucidum) was an invasive species originating from the Caribbean. “Over the past …

Read More »

New DF300B outboard from Suzuki Marine

DF300B

SUZUKI Marine is proud to introduce the new DF300B. This outboard quite simply carries the same DNA as the brand’s flagship outboard, the DF350A. The new DF300B strikes the perfect balance between awesome power and thrust with outstanding fuel-efficiency and trusted reliability, all in a lightweight and stylish design. What sets this outboard apart in this category is Suzuki’s Dual …

Read More »

No time like the present for boat trailers

boat trailer nautilus marine insurance

WHEN it comes to marine insurance, ‘now’ is always the right time to be thinking about boat trailers. And that ‘thinking’ should take place at several levels including trailer security and trailer loading capacity as well as the more obvious trailer ‘condition’ in terms of towing compliance and road worthiness. Unfortunately, trailer theft is not uncommon. You head off with …

Read More »

Don’t let your boat ‘fender’ for itself

boat fenders boating and rv

LEADING marine products retailer Boating and RV, which has stores at Capalaba, Slacks Creek, Tingalpa and Townsville, has joined with Bush ‘n Beach to bring you a regular column with some serious information and news about general boating products. Here, director Aaron Hunt looks at boat fenders, what’s available, why you should have a couple and how some of them …

Read More »

Still on a roll with your trailer rollers

boat trailer rollers

LEADING marine products retailer Boating and RV, which has stores at Capalaba, Slacks Creek, Tingalpa and Townsville, has joined with Bush ‘n Beach to bring you a regular column with some serious information and news about general boating products. Here, director Aaron Hunt looks at boat trailer rollers – which ones for what purpose. Fancy having a tonne of weight …

Read More »

Ocean Craft 3300 Diver the ultimate tender

ocean craft 3300 diver tender

DOES your boat manufacturer offer you the following game-changing warranties? To give you what you paid for your old Ocean Craft trade-in hull (better resale value). Guarantee you to overtake any other boat with the same size outboard (superior performance and fuel economy thanks to a low-friction hull). Never sink lifetime warranty – or your money back. Ocean Craft is …

Read More »

Get your numbers right for boat insurance

nautilus marine numbers insurance

GETTING your numbers right is an essential part of insuring your boat – not just the numbers that relate to the price of the insurance premium but the numbers that will also keep you out of strife. One of the first sets of numbers you will need for insurance is the boat’s hull identification number or HIN. On Australian-built boats, …

Read More »