Boating

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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No fishing in lockdown – anglers turned around at SEQ boat ramps

water police fishing in lockdown

‘Fishing for food’ not an excuse – no fishing in lockdown Boaties and anglers are being warned to abide by the south-east Queensland lockdown restrictions, with rules on the land also applying to the sea. Authorities say they’ve had to turn people around at boat ramps across the south-east, with some trying to take advantage of “wording loopholes” for a …

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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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Tickets released for Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

VISITORS can now secure tickets to the 2021 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, held May 20-23 at Sanctuary Cove on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Organisers have announced brand new luxury VIP offerings, with limited tickets available. Showcasing an incredibly diverse range of products from high-end superyachts through to trailer boats and the latest gear and gadgets, the southern hemisphere’s premier marine …

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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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2021 Brisbane Boat Show postponed

The Boating Industry Association Ltd has postponed the Brisbane Boat Show until 2022. This is due to the significant increase in demand for new trailer boat and watercraft resulting from the staycation phenomenon outcome of COVID-19. Boat manufacturers and importers are working hard to ramp up production and smooth out supply chains so that production can catch up to demand. …

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