Boating News

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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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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Mercury 450R a force to be reckoned with

World-renowned high-performance builder Force Boats has just created a monster. And Rod Bickerton and his crew couldn’t be prouder. The latest creation from the company based at Lower Portland on the Hawkesbury River in New South Wales is a custom-built version of their all-conquering 23-foot Force F1 for a client who had a simple brief – make it black and …

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NATIONAL 4X4 FISHING & BOATING EXPO MAKES RETURN TO BRISBANE

The National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo is back this weekend and returns bigger and better than ever with Australia’s best outdoors lifestyle event taking over the Brisbane Showgrounds from March 19th to 21st. Just in time to stock up on all of the latest gear ahead of the Easter break, the 4×4 Show will feature the many …

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Navico partners with Stabicraft

Navico — parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and C-MAP brands — is excited to announce its partnership with premium New Zealand aluminium boat manufacturer Stabicraft. For model year 2021, across the entire range, Simrad or Lowrance will be offered as factory fitted electronics options. The 1450 Explorer, Frontier and 1550 Fisher models have the newly launched Lowrance Elite …

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SeaPro a winner for Reef Sprinter

STEVE and Cathy Sherwell opened Reef Sprinter in Port Douglas in 2005 after spotting an opportunity to provide tourists with fast, fun snorkelling trips. It turned out to be very good idea, with the company now boasting a fleet of three custom-made RIBs, offering national and international visitors a range of tours to experience the beauties of Low Isles Reef …

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180 nautical miles all in a day’s work Mercury V8 Pro XS

TO most of us, Michael Guest has a dream job. As the host of Network Ten’s Reel Action, he gets to fish for a living, with his work taking him to some of the most spectacular angling spots across the country. But that doesn’t mean he and his crew – and his equipment – don’t have to work bloody hard. …

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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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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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