Yamaha launches new V6 4.3 Litre 350 horsepower outboard

  Yamaha Marine has announced the release of their much-anticipated all-new V6 350 horsepower outboard, combining big horsepower, state-of-the-art features, industry leading boat control integration, premium level performance and Yamaha’s legendary reputation for reliability. Yamaha was the leader in bringing big horsepower engines to the outboard market, introducing the V8 350 way back in 2007. Since this time, Yamaha has …

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AMC’s versatile Bar Crusher range

Bar Crusher

The team at Australian Marine Centre had their Bar Crusher Blitz recently – an on-water day where keen boaties got to test a mix of Bar Crusher boats. I was fortunate to be invited to test and review a couple of the models, one of which was the Bar Crusher 615XSR – a hardcore rear-centre console, designed for fishing – …

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New TruEcho Chirp fish finders


Boost your fish finding success with the new Furuno FCV-600 and FCV-800 TruEcho Chirp and Continuous Wave fish finders. These two brand-new stand-alone fish finders sporting the latest fish-finding technology, with easy-to-use controls, high-bright sunlight display and a choice of TruEcho Chirp or traditional CW pulse technology, offer the best of both worlds. Feature packed with technology that interprets the …

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Mercury launches new finance offer

Mercury Marine is revving up the summer excitement for boaters, offering a retail finance deal on select 25 to V6 225hp outboards – just in time for the warm weather. Mercury is offering a finance comparison rate of 4.99 percent on a range of select FourStroke and Pro XS outboards as part of the ‘Repower Now’ campaign, with this exclusive …

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Maximising motor power with propellers


Hi crew, for those who read my articles in this publication, you’ll know that I recently purchased an older 5.5m Aussie Whaler as my new work boat. When I bought the boat, it had a two-stroke OptiMax on the back. Though it had plenty of power, at 2500 hours, it started to have a few issues. So, we decided to …

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Mercury Marine launches Avator 20E and 35E electric outboards


Mercury Marine introduced the Avator 20E and 35E electric propulsion systems recently. The new models join Mercury’s electric propulsion line-up alongside the award-winning Avator 7.5E outboard, which launched in January at the annual Consumer Electronics Show. Two more electric outboard products will be unveiled in the coming months as Mercury advances on its commitment to be the leader in electric …

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Good reasons for checking with insurer before buying


When undertaking research before buying a new boat, don’t consider only the boat size, your primary uses for it, where you’re going to store it, likely destinations you are going to visit, your budget for the purchase and the on-going running costs. Yes, they are all important factors, but so are the insurance implications, and it’s good advice to consider …

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Homing in on boat insurance

Most house insurance companies carry a huge amount of data about the claims’ history in certain locations. They can tell you which suburbs, in fact even drilling down to which streets, in a city are most likely to suffer storm damage. They have a handle on a raft of other things too, such as where homes are more likely to …

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Women’s rec fishing and boating opportunities


The number of women in recreational fishing has increased rapidly in the five years since the Andrew’s Labor Government established an award-winning network for female fishers, which has now been expanded to include recreational boating. Minister for Outdoor Recreation Sonya Kilkenny recently joined Member for Cranbourne Pauline Richards to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Women in Recreational Fishing Network, …

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Mercury’s Avator 7.5e powers competitive angler


Mercury’s next step forward in electric propulsion, the Avator 7.5e electric outboard offers an alternative to traditional petrol-powered engines, delivering clean quiet power that’s as simple to use as it is fun to drive. Testing out the outboard recently at the Rapala Bass Australian Open, competitive angler Beau Everleigh showed that an electric engine can still compete with much larger …

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