Boating

Mercury’s Jordan Grech named BIAV Apprentice of the Year

JORDAN Grech who works at Mercury’s Dandenong South facility is the new Boating Industry Association of Victoria Apprentice of the Year. The win came as a complete shock to Jordan, soon to be a fully qualified marine mechanic. “Honestly, I didn’t know anything other than I was nominated,” Jordan said. “I watched the announcement just to see what it was …

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Centre console car topper from Ocean Craft

CALOUNDRA based boat builder Ocean Craft has recently come up with a new design for their Car Toppa range. The range now includes the option of a removable or fold-down centre console, which is a first for car toppers. The unique design offers boaties the choice of whether to run a tiller steer or centre console for their car topper …

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Sailfish Catamarans sport and game fishing bonus pack

HALFWAY through spring and things have truly sprung at Sailfish Catamarans, with big deals on offer to celebrate. They say when the going gets tough the tough get going, and the dedicated team at Sailfish Catamarans has been enjoying enormous success through winter and strongly into the spring and summer boating season. In a twist of fate, Sailfish benefited from …

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MerCruiser Bravo Four S forward-facing drive with Smart Tow system

MERCURY Marine recently unveiled its Bravo Four S forward-facing drive with Smart Tow controls, a new drive system for MerCruiser engines that elevates the art of crafting perfect wakes for wakesurfing, wakeboarding and other tow sports. Digital controls that coordinate ballast, surf tabs and propulsion settings under a single and intuitive-user interface make it easier than ever before. Mercury vice-president …

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1st Mate – an amazing new ‘man overboard’ and theft deterrent system

ON the water, safety is an absolute priority, which is why Mercury has developed 1st Mate, the world’s first engine-integrated ‘man overboard’ and proximity-based theft deterrent system. Using wearable technology for up to eight people, 1st Mate turns the engine off or sounds an alarm during a ‘man overboard’ event, and can also send notifications to emergency contacts. If the …

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Whittley Boats open new sales facility at the Sydney Boathouse

AUSTRALIA’S leading trailerable fibreglass boat builder Whittley Marine Group announced it has established Whittley NSW Sales as the group’s new boat retail sales and service facility in Sydney. The new facility, conveniently located in Rozelle in the heart of Sydney, is within Sydney Boathouse’s large on-water complex. The site boasts an extensive range of new Whittley boats, a boutique sales …

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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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State of confusion

State of confusion

FOR anyone who fishes and enjoys boating, the past few months have been full of change, uncertainty, confusion and totally compounded by a severe lack of good leadership by those in charge of boating and fishing in Queensland. The state of confusion started at the commencement of COVID-19 restrictions when the boss of Maritime Safety Queensland came out hard in …

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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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Ensuring your insurance policy is up to scratch

Ensuring your insurance

Specialist marine insurers such as Nautilus Marine Insurance are the ones to be with when it comes to vessel write-offs and considering what is and what is not, ‘damage beyond economic repair’. Why? Because specialist marine insurers know the value of boats and equally as importantly, they know today’s costs of replacing them. That’s a critical factor for the boat …

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