Boating News

Building the dream Cruise Craft F360M

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THE thought of buying a centre console had been on my mind for a couple of years and it wasn’t until I attended the 2018 Brisbane Boat Show that I knew what model my gut was set on. At the time I had absolutely no idea Cruise Craft manufactured a centre console, and seeing this boat for the first time …

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The Yellowfin Plate Rear Console will take you from river to reef

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IDEAL for fishing from the river to the reef and introduced due to customer requests, the hand-built Yellowfin Plate Rear Console is available in five sizes: 5800, 6200, 6500, 7000 and 7600. This design was developed in the Northern Territory by the saltiest of guides and used across Australia because it has complete visibility of the entire vessel while driving …

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Engine brands power up for 2019 SCIBS

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MANY of the world’s best motor brands will be on show at this year’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS), with visitors spoilt for choice courtesy of engines from brands including CAT, Mercury Marine, Mercruiser, Yamaha, Evinrude, Penske, Volvo Penta, John Deere, Cummins and Suzuki. “We are thrilled to welcome back the gamut of inboard and outboard engines for another …

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AMM Sea Class 4900 centre console the principal’s choice

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INTERVIEWS can be daunting for many people, but according to former school principal and assistant regional education director Jeff Munce, the one he underwent recently was an excellent lesson in how to decide which boat to buy. The Brisbane-based retiree has owned a small flotilla of boats over the years including those under the brand names of Sea Jay, Quintrex, …

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BRP agrees to buy Telwater

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CANADIAN recreational vehicle manufacturer BRP is seeking to buy local boat builder, Telwater, best known for its Quintrex, Stacer, Savage and Yellowfin boat brands. BRP said in a statement it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 80% of the outstanding shares of Telwater. The remaining 20% will be held by company founder and managing director, Paul Phelan, who …

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Mercury sale now on – save up to $1500 on 75-150hp FourStrokes

THE amazing Mercury sale event has just gotten bigger and better, with savings of up to $1500 now available on a selected range of outstanding 75-150hp FourStroke outboards. Following the positive nationwide reaction to this summer’s 40-60hp FourStroke sale, Mercury has now decided to go further by offering higher horsepower and higher savings. That means customers who already own a …

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Boaties warned of hidden dangers at lakes as water levels drop

WITH water levels falling at some of southeast Queensland’s most popular recreation lakes, swimmers and boaties are being warned of the hidden dangers below the surface. After an unseasonably dry wet season, Seqwater has warned that lower water levels at some of their lakes have increased the danger of submerged and semi-submerged hazards in the water, such as trees, rocks …

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Quintrex crowns its National and State Dealer of the Year winners

quintrex state dealer of the year

QUINTREX dealers can be found all over the country from each of the major metropolitan cities to every major rural town. It is a privilege to be a Quintrex dealer, it is an honour to be the best among your peers. The criteria to win an award is around the growth and sustainability of each business. Specifically, there are ten …

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If the price is a steal, it may well be

IF THE PRICE IS A STEAL - IT MAY WELL BE

COUNTLESS times, specialist marine insurers like Nautilus Marine have saved well-meaning boat buyers from making very, very expensive mistakes. And it’s just another reason why it is always prudent to contact a marine insurer to get an estimate of how much it is going to cost to properly insure a particular boat before finalising the purchase. Even more so if …

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Increased sales focus with new manufacturing plant and retail facility for Whittley

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LONGSTANDING Australian boat builder Whittley Marine and the Group’s retail sales arm Whittley Victoria Sales have moved into a new purpose-built facility in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. The large site boasts the most advanced, modern and lean fiberglass trailer boat manufacturing facility in the country, whilst featuring a new industry leading sales and service facility; all on the one site. The …

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