New owner, new energy at KB Marine

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Boat lovers along Sydney’s northern beaches can expect even better service and support, with a new and passionate owner taking over at KB Marine, the well-known Mercury dealership in North Narrabeen. Qualified marine engineer and former sailor Pami Kohli is now at the helm of KB Marine, having taken over from Ken Bullen who ran the business for more than …

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Surge in online fraud targeting Suzuki Marine products

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Suzuki Marine and The Haines Group are again urging consumers to purchase goods directly from their authorised Suzuki Marine dealer after a number of online fraud cases were confirmed. The company has seen a resurgence in recent weeks of online scams where sites purporting to sell Suzuki outboards have been taking money from customers with no intention of providing the …

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Tuross Head Flathead & Bream Tournament shines with support from MotorGuide


“I would really like to send a big thank you to the rest of the committee and volunteers involved in running this competition, things ran very smoothly and without their help this tournament wouldn’t be what it is today. In just a few years the competition has gotten stronger and stronger, with entries filling up a lot quicker.  Plenty of …

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Discover more with a Sea-Rod by Formosa

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THERE’S nothing better than having a large choice of boat models and options with the ability to custom design when buying your new boat. Two great Aussie businesses that offer more choice when it comes to boats are Formosa Marine and Formosa’s southeast Queensland Sea-Rod dealer Marine Tune, based in Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast. Marine Tune offers great …

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Tohatsu rethinks the outboard with propane technology

WELL known in the industry for its product development, technological advances and reliability, Tohatsu has stepped well out of the norm by introducing the ‘Propane’ LPG outboard to its range. After due consideration of the market, Tohatsu felt a 5hp four-stroke would be a good entry model, with tender operators and travellers the primary target. These operators generally have an …

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Garmin Panoptix Forward expands capability again

GARMIN’S new Panoptix Forward PS51-TH through-hull transducer brings the company’s revolutionary Panoptix technology to an even greater range of boats. Designed to give boaters more confidence and peace of mind when navigating unfamiliar water, the new phased-array multi-beam transducer incorporates Panoptix FrontVü forward-looking sonar, which displays the bottom up to 90m ahead of the boat at eight to 10 times …

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Nautilus Marine 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 You want to go offshore fishing. You’ve bought a different style of boat, insured it and you’re ready to head out well east of South Passage Bar. But does …

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Suzuki Marine warns consumers about fraudulent websites

SUZUKI Marine and The Haines Group are reminding consumers to deal directly with their local Suzuki Marine dealer when buying an outboard motor from the Suzuki range after a number of fraudulent websites were reported selling unauthorised motors. As the only authorised distributor of Suzuki outboard motors and parts in Australia and New Zealand, The Haines Group is aware of …

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Unbeatable Mercury Finance deals

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MERCURY Marine is excited to announce it is offering unbeatable 3.99 percent Mercury Finance deals on its outstanding range of 115-150hp FourStroke engines. These engines are unlike anything you have ever experienced before. Using the latest FourStroke marine technology, Mercury engineers have combined lightweight design with large displacement to deliver unbeatable performance with astonishing fuel economy. Because they don’t have to work …

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Vale John Crawford – a marine legend

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THE marine industry has been paying tribute to John Crawford, the founder of John Crawford Marine and a pioneer of the Queensland recreational boating market, who died in early April aged 92. Matthew Hodson, current owner of John Crawford Marine and only the third in its 53 years of operation, expressed the company’s condolences to the Crawford family. “John was …

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