Mercury machines roar at Barrie Beehag Ski Race

barrie beehag ski race

SKI racers powered by Mercury engines have taken out the top gongs in the 13th running of the Barrie Beehag Ski Race on the Murray at Moama. In Superclass, it was a Gold and Silver thanks to Mercury Racing 1350 QC4V motor muscle. First across the line was the TR team of Ian Tricker, Nathan Miller, Reece Simmonds and Raymond …

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2019 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show launched

sanctuary cove international boat show 2019

ON the back of a 30th year celebration edition that saw more than 45,000 visitors, 300 exhibitors and collective sales worth hundreds of millions of dollars, marine companies can now secure their space at the 2019 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show from May 23-26. SCIBS is the southern hemisphere’s premier boating festival and is also considered one of the most …

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David Voorden is 2018 Mercury Technician of the Year

mercury technician of the year

IN a nail-biting final, David Voorden has beaten the best from Australia and New Zealand to earn the title of Mercury Marine’s 2018 Technician of the Year. David, from Leisure Coast Marine in Fairy Meadow, outside Wollongong, battled his way past technicians from across Australia and New Zealand to collect the first prize of a brand-new Mercury 60hp EFI FourStroke …

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Play it straight or pay the consequences – Insights into boat insurance


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 Honesty is the best policy, or so the old saying goes, and it holds very true when it comes to marine insurance. There’s a classic case of a would-be …

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Suzuki Marine and Marine Rescue NSW extend life-saving partnership

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SUZUKI Marine and Marine Rescue NSW have cemented their commitment to keep NSW waterways safe as the two organisations signed a four-year extension of their partnership. The renewed supply agreement to 2022 will see Suzuki Marine become the power of choice across MRNSW’s entire outboard-powered fleet and the two organisations will undertake further joint-community work to promote water safety across …

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Mercury Active Trim now accessible through VesselView screens

active trim

MERCURY Marine’s amazing Active Trim system can now be controlled through VesselView information screens. Active Trim automatically and effortlessly trims an engine or engines. It doesn’t just make boating easier and more fun, it also improves engine performance and cuts fuel costs while delivering a better overall driving experience. Originally, Active Trim was controlled through a separate dash-mounted keypad. Now …

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Cool new Mako Islands women’s frame released

mako islands womens

MAKO, Australia’s leading polarised eyewear company, has begun the launch of its much-anticipated summer 18/19 range. The first release is the women’s model – Mako Islands. This sunglass carries all the characteristics Mako is known for such as comfort, clarity and contrast. It is the first all-glass polarised lens model for women in the range. The Mako Islands frame is …

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Evinrude E-TEC passes Australian emissions standards


EVINRUDE’S E-TEC engines are the only full range of two-stroke outboards certified by the Australian emissions standards. Evinrude builds high-performing engines that preserve the environment for upcoming generations. Other outboard manufacturers have had slow innovation, taken the path of least resistance and chosen to build four-stroke engines. Evinrude has stepped to the top of the environmental podium for all outboards, …

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Mercury has you covered for Christmas

mercury christmas presents

IF your family or friends are into boating, then Mercury has some terrific ideas for presents they’ll really appreciate this Christmas. Engine covers Made in Australia, these stylish outboard engine covers are not only good looking, they are practical, hard-wearing and very affordable. So if you have a Mercury or Mariner engine – whether it’s brand new or 30 years …

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Watersnake Shadow MK II electric motor review

watersnake shadow mk ii electric motor review

FISHING results, as many of us have come to appreciate, do not just depend on the luck of the draw. One key piece of equipment that can really change your results is an electric motor as a secondary motor on your boat or a stand-alone motor for your kayak. Recently I was fortunate enough to take ownership of a Watersnake …

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