Boating News

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

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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 …

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BIA welcomes loosening the restrictions on recreational boating

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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 …

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Keep your boat’s hull clean

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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 …

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No time like the present for boat trailers

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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 …

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Don’t let your boat ‘fender’ for itself

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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 …

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