Boating News

Personal watercraft popular for summer

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PERSONAL watercraft, which include jet skis, WaveRunners and Sea-Doos continue to outstrip all other types of powercraft in sales figures across Australia. This is due, in part, to the fact they are compact, easy to store, tow and launch, and can be great fun. Boating Industry Association President Darren Vaux said the trend in popularity looks set to continue this …

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Tides now coming in for fisherfolk and beach drivers

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COPIES of the definitive pocketbook guides for fisherfolk, four-wheel-drivers, caravanners and campers who go beachside on the eastern coastline, are now in retail outlets. The 2020 editions of the Tide Guide and Angler’s Almanac publications cover a 14-month period from now until December 2020. Since 1991 they have been informing people of the most likely times and tides to catch …

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Bargains don’t always equate to insurable value

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BUSH ‘n Beach has brought Nautilus Marine Insurance on board to expand the fine print and provide readers with clear, easy-to-understand and helpful tips on protecting their boating assets. The scenario There’s nothing like a good series of storms in the US coastal boating states or a significant change in monetary exchange rates to trigger another zeroing in on the …

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Sydney International Boat Show opens today!

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THE Sydney International Boat Show opens today (Thursday) at ICC Sydney and Cockle Bay Marina, Darling Harbour – doors opened at 10AM. From today and through the weekend, including Bank Holiday Monday, the Southern Hemisphere’s most comprehensive recreational marine exhibition fills the ICC Sydney and custom-built marina at Cockle Bay Darling Harbour, presenting everything for boating, cruising, sailing, skiing, wakeboarding, …

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Bias Boating’s new owners steering to online success

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WITH new owners at the helm, online chandlery Bias Boating has been restructured, revitalised and is now back in operation as a marine products superstore. And it is doing so with the addition of ‘real people’ available at the end of a telephone line to assist with any queries about the products and how to use them properly. It has …

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Evinrude’s underrated iSteer and iTrim systems

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EVINRUDE’S iSteer and iTrim are underrated systems available on all G2 outboards from 115-300hp including the recently launched 115H.O, 140hp and 150hp engines. iSteer has two parts: a fully integrated hydraulic steering system (no messy cables) and a power steering assist pump with three settings that adjust automatically while under way. The integration of hydraulic steering into the power steering …

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Consider getting your act together

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HERE’S a heads-up from specialist marine insurer Nautilus for couples who have a boat – consider conferring an ‘authority to act’ on your partner. This simple procedure can make life far easier in a whole range of circumstances. The authority to act in relation to your boat insurance can enable the other partner to seek amendments to the policy such …

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2019 Brisbane Boat Show from August 23-25

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PLANS are well under way as the Brisbane Boat Show returns to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from August 23-25, 2019. The show, one of the largest recreational boat shows in Queensland, fills more than 20,000sq m of floor space across four halls at the South Bank venue. Considering the show’s history spans over 50 years, this three-day celebration …

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Quintrex improves its runabouts with the release of the Fishabout Pro

Quintrex 450 Fishabout Pro runabout

AUSTRALIA’S favourite runabout just got better with the release of the Quintrex Fishabout Pro. The Fishabout Pro is offered in three sizes of 430, 450 and 470, and each has a maximum capacity of five people and horsepower ratings of 60hp, 60hp and 75hp respectively. Maintaining tradition, the new Fishabout Pro will feature the current Blade Hull with a new …

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Seafarer Boats releases new model Victory 6.0

ICONIC Australian fibreglass boat brand Seafarer Boats and The Haines Group recently unveiled an all-new Victory 6.0 model. A boat with a very long and revered history, Seafarer has transformed the Victory 6.0 with a whole new above-the-water design and has kitted it out with a plethora of new options. While keeping the original lines, a whole new layout has …

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