Boating

Finders keepers it ain’t

The term ‘finders keepers’ is about as judicially substantive as the nursery rhymes, songs and writings from centuries ago where the term first appeared. Nautilus Insurance It’s an entertaining phrase but doesn’t stack up in a courtroom. Nautilus Insurance The last time we had floods that washed all manner of items including boats and pontoons into Moreton Bay and beyond, …

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Quintrex 430 Fishabout Pro

Perfect first-time boat owner package inclusive of all the frills. As the Australian aluminium boating powerhouse, Quintrex delivers an unparalleled experience for every boatie, while making any new customers buying journey easier than ever. Popular among thousands of Aussies and ranking as one of the most sought-after models in the Quintrex collection, the 430 Fishabout delivers on the promise of …

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World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day

Happy World Oceans Day! Did you know about 70% of the planet’s surface is covered by oceans? That’s one of the many reasons it’s so important to protect our seas. Sustainable fisheries are just one way we can ensure our oceans stay healthy, so future generations can enjoy fishing as much as we do. World Oceans Day is an international …

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Gauging rain and storm damage

The relatively recent storms and massive rainfall events that hit the Queensland coastline before moving further south brought with them graphic lessons on how best to store recreational boats and the need to have proper marine insurance. Gauging rain and storm damage For a raft of reasons, it makes good sense to try to mitigate the impact of floodwater on …

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School mackerel tactics

Autumn is an interesting time of year for anglers fishing the coastal waters of Queensland and northern NSW. School mackerel tactics Common targets include bream, luderick, tailor, blue salmon and mulloway – depending on your location and inclination. School mackerel tactics A personal favourite – which is also popular with many state-wide – is the sprightly school mackerel. School mackerel …

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Finesse fishing the flats

Hi everyone, May is when big numbers of arrow squid start to show up in the Gold Coast Broadwater as the waters cools and clears. Finesse fishing the flats These tasty critters are usually caught on vibes and squid jigs and are found in sandy channels that have drop-offs. Finesse fishing the flats This month however, I’ll talk about fishing …

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Strategies for winter species

It will soon be the start of May and that means cooler mornings and warm days. Strategies for winter species The sea will begin to flatten out, the days will get shorter and the winter species will move into closer grounds. Strategies for winter species The heavy rains we had earlier in the year made the water dirty, so this …

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Suzuki Insurance expands to add boat insurance

Suzuki Insurance expands to add boat insurance

Suzuki Australia in partnership with NM Insurance has announced the expansion of its white-label insurance brand ‘Suzuki Insurance’ to provide premium product offerings to its outboard motor customers for their boat insurance needs. A Suzuki Boat Insurance policy is designed for passionate and enthusiastic pleasure craft owners. Understanding the special place a boat holds in an owner’s lifestyle on the …

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Mercury Marine announces Avator electric outboard concept

Mercury Marine has announced its Avator electric outboard concept, representing Mercury’s next step in marine innovation, advanced technology and engineering. The electric outboard concept will be on display for the first time during the 2022 Miami International Boat Show and is progressing the company toward the formal release of electric outboard products later in 2022 and 2023. Avator creates a …

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New features for Yamaha’s Helm Master EX joystick boat control system

Yamaha’s Helm Master EX joystick boat control system

Yamaha has announced the release of additional features on their game-changing Helm Master EX joystick boat control system – further enhancing the capabilities of this industry-leading technology across single, twin, triple and quad outboard engine applications. Helm Master EX offers boaters a completely integrated boat control system that makes getting to your fishing spot easier and unprecedented control over your …

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