Boating

Northern Rivers Tinnie Heroes

The unlikely heroes who came to the rescue during the devastating flooding in the Northern Rivers region in NSW last year have been honoured in the short film Tinnie Heroes. The tale of the local tinnie boaties who put themselves at risk by saving those trapped by floodwaters was produced by Susanna Freymark and Jimmy Malecki. It was an amazing …

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Better boating Sunshine Coast

Boaties on the Sunshine Coast can rejoice over plans for a major upgrade to a public boat ramp and trailer parking at one of the region’s busiest waterways. A smooth easy-access ramp and 36 car-trailer parks are planned at Outrigger Island, Minyama on the stunning Mooloolah River. The proposed new two-lane boat ramp, floating walkway and car-parking will take pressure …

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Yellowfin’s building process for ultimate boating beast

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The age-old saying of ‘what’s on the inside counts’ stands true to all things boating, with the sheer strength of build and quality of ride starting from the very core of the vessel and trickling throughout the entire product. This awareness has underpinned Yellowfin Plate Boats since its conception in 1984. With decades of boating expertise and refinement under its …

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Nautilus Marine boat insurance

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You quite rightly are very selective about the boat you buy and similarly, marine insurers are somewhat selective about the boats they insure. Which is a two-way relationship not always well understood, and occasionally it can lead to knockbacks that are also not well understood. Sometimes you will see social media posts making adverse comments about particular companies in relation …

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The perfect all-rounder Crossfire Side Console

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It’s often a common debate among families that have finally decided to purchase a boat – which one to get? Opinions usually differ greatly, someone may want a fishing machine with a big casting deck and plenty of space for gear, while someone else may want something on the more luxurious side with cushions and lounge areas. And the kids …

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Australian Builder’s Plate on a boat

What’s the most important thing to look for when buying a new boat? The overall length? The style of boat in terms of runabout, centre console, half cabin or other types? Its capacity to fish inshore or offshore? The price? The electronics and entertainment system? These all rate consideration, however perhaps the most important thing to look for is a …

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Yellowfin 7000 Centre Cabin

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For those into serious game fishing and offshore escapades – the Yellowfin Centre Cabin delivers the epitome of plate boating – breaking the boundaries of time and serving up unlimited potential as a fully equipped blue-water machine. Boasting 360-degree fishability with its seamless helm design and spacious yet discrete bow bunk, which can be extensively customised to feature long-haul essentials …

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Yamaha launches new high horsepower outboards

Yamaha expands award winning F25 outboard lineup Yamaha Marine has launched into 2023 with the announcement of exciting new models. Increasing on a commitment to fully integrated powerplants for modern boating, Yamaha has announced new F150, F175 and F200 models featuring innovative integrated steering and sleek new design. Yamaha also adds to the powerful XTO Offshore line-up with the addition …

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Lowrance HDS Pro

A world leader in fishing electronics since 1957, Lowrance recently rolled out its next generation of fishing electronics. The new HDS Pro chartplotter fishfinder, highest resolution ActiveTarget 2 Live Sonar and ultra high-definition Active Imaging HD provide anglers with the complete package of the latest fish-finding technology. HDS Pro forms the heart of the ultimate fishing system – offering full …

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Insurers won’t cover general wear and tear

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Boat floor feeling a little spongey? Think you might have some softness in the transom of your boat and possibly the stringers? And how about that 100-litre freshwater bladder where the seepage just refuses to stop? You’re right, they’re things that need attention – expert attention. When you size up the cost of replacing the transom and stringers, you’ll find …

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