New name, same great service at Gold Coast Boating Centre

gold coast boating centre

IN May 2017, Gold Coast Boating Centre (formerly Marine Tune) expanded into a new 10-bay fully equipped workshop, which has allowed the transition of the old workshop into an additional third undercover new boat showroom displaying the popular Horizon, Stessl, Sea-Rod and Stessco aluminium boat brands. The new workshop expansion enabled Gold Coast Boating Centre’s qualified factory-trained technicians with over …

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Minn Kota Ultrex now available in Australia

minn kota ultrex

THE ICAST award-winning Minn Kota Ultrex is now available in Australia! Minn Kota has introduced the trolling motor anglers have only dreamed of – a hybrid that merges the body of a Fortrex with the brains of i-Pilot, complete with Spot-Lock electronic GPS anchoring and more. The Minn Kota Ultrex gives anglers the control and responsiveness of a Fortrex, plus …

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Lieuwe Mellae wins 150hp outboard as Mercury Technician of the Year

Mercury technician

THE Mercury Technician of the Year has been found, and it’s Lieuwe Mellae from Hitech Marine in Wollongong. His high-pressure win not only gives him the title: Lieuwe is now the proud owner of a brand-new Mercury 150hp FourStroke outboard. “I’m certainly happy I won, but it’s still a bit unbelievable really,” he said. “It was a tough competition, there …

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Score the ultimate deal with the Suzuki Ultimate Sale Event

suzuki marine ultimate 4 day sale event

Fantastic deals across the range for 4 days only! If you’re thinking of buying a new boat or repowering, hurry in to your local Suzuki Marine dealer for the Suzuki Ultimate Sale Event. From 19 April, you’ll score a great deal across the Suzuki 4-stroke outboard range from 40hp to 350hp and with Suzuki Marine Finance, approved customers can take their catch home …

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Whittley set for strong Sanctuary Cove Boat Show

whittley ff sanctuary cove boat show

WHITTLEY Marine, builder of high-quality Australian-made fiberglass trailer boats, along with longstanding Queensland dealer, Northside Marine, is proud to announce the largest display of new Whittley boats since 2010 at this year’s 30th anniversary Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. Northside Marine sales manager Bill Hull said, “The Sanctuary Cove Boat Show has always been successful for the Whittley brand. This …

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Stephen dusts off the boating challenge with AMM

amm boating challenge

His choice: a personally tailored, plate alloy Sea Class 4900 centre console from Australian Master Marine. Armed with the real-world experience, having owned five previous boats from various manufacturers, Stephen had a very clear idea of what he wanted. And the accolades heaped on the AMM brand by another Airlie Beach resident living about 100m along the road from his …

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Seqwater warns fishing is off-limits in restricted areas

seqwater fishing off-limits restricted areas

SOUTHEAST Queensland paddlers are putting their personal safety at risk by entering restricted areas on Seqwater’s recreational lakes. Seqwater field ranger Rhiannon Reardon said too many kayakers, canoeists and paddle boarders were being caught in buoyed-off areas at lakes that were off-limits for people’s safety. “While our lakes offer a great range of on-water activities for the community to enjoy, …

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Your duty of disclosure with boat insurance

duty of disclosure boat insurance 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. Your duty of disclosure Truth is your best ally when it comes to insuring your boat. Its importance is wrapped up in a short but vitally important phrase, “duty of disclosure”. …

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Sea Jay 460 Velocity Sports review

sea jay 460 velocity sports review

The full transom provides a secure feeling and would allow you to comfortably take this boat offshore on the right day. Storage wise, the front casting platform has a massive hatch, and if you have a look at our YouTube footage of this boat above, you can check out Sea Jay National Sales and Marketing Manager Garry Fitzgerald and I comfortably …

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Horizon 485 SunRunner boat review

horizon 485 sunrunner boat review

Four flush-mounted cup holders are a nice addition (plus two in the bait board), as are the four flush rod holders (plus two more on the bait board) arranged neatly around the gunwales and angled perfectly for bait fishing. The gunwales are at a comfortable height for leaning against too, which is ideal when tackling solid fish offshore. As mentioned, …

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