Boating

C-MAP launches new chart range

C-Map Moreton Bay

C-MAP, a leader in digital marine cartography and cloud-based mapping, has launched a re-designed, simplified charting portfolio for Lowrance, Simrad and B&G chartplotter with the introduction of C-MAP Discover and Reveal. Replacing the MAX-N+ range, C-MAP Reveal charts display the very best of imagery. It boasts stunning seafloor and inland shaded relief, along with all the core features of C-MAP …

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2021 Brisbane Boat Show postponed

The Boating Industry Association Ltd has postponed the Brisbane Boat Show until 2022. This is due to the significant increase in demand for new trailer boat and watercraft resulting from the staycation phenomenon outcome of COVID-19. Boat manufacturers and importers are working hard to ramp up production and smooth out supply chains so that production can catch up to demand. …

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Oceancraft 6000 Extreme Reef Fisher

FINDING the one boat that does it all may feel unachievable. However, the decked-out 6000 Extreme Reef Fisher by Ocean Craft manages to tick most of the boxes, making it a very versatile boat. Unique in design, Ocean Craft boats are constructed to handle almost any condition, inshore and offshore. The large buoyancy chambers – a feature of the boats …

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Mercury 450R a force to be reckoned with

World-renowned high-performance builder Force Boats has just created a monster. And Rod Bickerton and his crew couldn’t be prouder. The latest creation from the company based at Lower Portland on the Hawkesbury River in New South Wales is a custom-built version of their all-conquering 23-foot Force F1 for a client who had a simple brief – make it black and …

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NATIONAL 4X4 FISHING & BOATING EXPO MAKES RETURN TO BRISBANE

The National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo is back this weekend and returns bigger and better than ever with Australia’s best outdoors lifestyle event taking over the Brisbane Showgrounds from March 19th to 21st. Just in time to stock up on all of the latest gear ahead of the Easter break, the 4×4 Show will feature the many …

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Navico partners with Stabicraft

Navico — parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and C-MAP brands — is excited to announce its partnership with premium New Zealand aluminium boat manufacturer Stabicraft. For model year 2021, across the entire range, Simrad or Lowrance will be offered as factory fitted electronics options. The 1450 Explorer, Frontier and 1550 Fisher models have the newly launched Lowrance Elite …

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Honda BF30 20 years on

BOOKING my 30hp Honda outboard in for a service recently, I was asked the year of manufacture and surprised myself when I realised this engine had been sitting on the transom of my boat for 20 years. In that time, the Honda has pushed the boat around an extensive range of environments and scenarios along the eastern side of the …

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SeaPro a winner for Reef Sprinter

STEVE and Cathy Sherwell opened Reef Sprinter in Port Douglas in 2005 after spotting an opportunity to provide tourists with fast, fun snorkelling trips. It turned out to be very good idea, with the company now boasting a fleet of three custom-made RIBs, offering national and international visitors a range of tours to experience the beauties of Low Isles Reef …

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180 nautical miles all in a day’s work Mercury V8 Pro XS

TO most of us, Michael Guest has a dream job. As the host of Network Ten’s Reel Action, he gets to fish for a living, with his work taking him to some of the most spectacular angling spots across the country. But that doesn’t mean he and his crew – and his equipment – don’t have to work bloody hard. …

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Horizon offshore set-up

SUMMER is here and that means it’s mackerel time! It’s been a long year and I haven’t spent nearly as much time on the water as I’d liked in the Aquaholic. But after doing the full brake service on her, I thought I’d show off the baby of the fleet Banter. Banter is a 435 Horizon EasyFisher that terrorises creeks …

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