Boating News

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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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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