Boating News

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

whittley manufacturing

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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Stacer National and State Dealers of the Year

stacer national dealer of the year

STACER Boats Australia has crowned its 2018/19 National and State Dealers of the Year. Thorough analysis of the vast dealer network was performed in order to identify the top performers. With over 50 dealerships across Australia, the competition is stiff. Congratulations to all the winners! Melbourne Marine Centre – National Dealer of the Year. Bluewater Marine – WA. Phoenix Powersports …

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Don’t horse around with power decisions – Nautilus Marine


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 “I’ve got my old tinnie with its 40hp Johnno and I’m going to bang a new 60hp Yammie on it.” Really? “Oh sure, no problem – I know these …

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National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo just around the corner

4x4 outdoors

Australia’s premier outdoor adventure and recreational show, the National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo, is just around the corner and will be held once again at the Brisbane Showgrounds, this year from April 5-7. In time for the Easter break, this year’s Show will feature thousands of boating, 4×4, fishing, camping and outdoors products from the industry’s leading …

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Stacer 529 Assault Pro Tournament

stacer 529 assault pro tournament

A TRUE fishing machine, the 529 Assault Pro Tournament is equipped to not just enter fishing competitions, but to win. It’s packed with features that just make sense for fishing. Summer is in full swing, dealers are exploding with stock and it is Australia’s favourite time of year to get out on the water. The front and rear carpeted casting areas …

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Mercury Marine celebrates 80th anniversary in 2019

mercury 80th anniversary

MERCURY Marine will celebrate its 80th anniversary throughout 2019 with events around the world, reflecting on its strong heritage of innovation and leadership in the marine industry. On January 22, 1939, E. Carl Kiekhaefer bought a bankrupt engine manufacturing plant in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. Now, 80 years later, the business that emerged from those modest beginnings – Mercury Marine – is …

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Stealth fishing tactics key to success

stealth fishing poly

WHEN it comes to lure fishing, I believe topwater luring is the most exciting. Belting out a lure as far as you can over a shallow bank or the edge of a spotted mackerel school in Moreton Bay and then working it back to the boat as you wait for that explosion of water… it gets the heart pumping and …

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Telwater recalls Savage fibreglass boats

savage fibreglass recall

QUEENSLAND-based manufacturer Telwater has issued a recall notice for a range of Savage fibreglass models built between February 2012 and October 2016. The affected models include the 645C, 655C and 655C Hard Top models. According to the recall notice, the bow section of the fibreglass hull structure on the boats may show signs of gelcoat crazing below the cabin area …

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Local boaters better served as Augusta Marine joins Mercury

augusta marine mercury

BOAT owners in southwest WA are the winners, with a revitalised Augusta Marine becoming Australia’s latest Mercury Dealership. “We’ve put a lot of work into the business over the past five years and joining the Mercury team is taking us to the next level,” said owner Craig Gilbert. Augusta sits right on the south-west tip of W.A. With the Indian …

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Boat recall ordered for importer

scariff boats recall

URGENT efforts are under way to contact more than 40 new boat owners to warn them they may be in danger if they take the vessels out on the water this summer. Maritime Safety Queensland Acting General Manager Capt Glenn Hale said Maritime Safety Queensland officers had discovered the boats, sold by Queensland company Scariff Boats, had the wrong, or …

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