• Accessories

    The hole problem

    The biggest drawback to fitting underwater lighting to your boat is the introduction of a new holes into the hull – holes to mount the light and holes for light attachment or for wiring. On a small boat this can be a big deterrent to fit such lighting.  However, using a current drain bung location…

  • Boating

    Beast Master Snubby

    Beastmaster Boats in Queensland has released two new models: the 440 Snubby (tiller steer) and a 500 Snubby Pro (centre console) flats boat. Both models are fully hand-laid fiberglass, no timber construction. They have self-draining decks and a 1.85m beam for stability at rest, and there are some impressive storage and live well configurations. Options include poling…

  • Motors

    Suzuki DF200A

    Suzuki has unveiled its latest lightweight and fuel-efficient model – the four-cylinder DF200A. It delivers the kind of performance you’d expect only from a V6 engine – but from just four cylinders, which means it is the lightest in its class. The new DF200A also has a host of high specification features, which deliver real customer…

  • Boating

    Horizon Boats FP Pack

    Horizon Boats EasyFisher range consists of five models, the 415, 435, 450, 465 and 525 and is available in four configurations that include the thwart seat model, pedestal seat model, side console and centre console.  Key features of the EasyFisher range includes 3mm bottoms and sides, bow and side rails, anchor well, splash well, front…

  • Accessories

    Marine Graphics Ink

    Marine Graphics Ink has been at the forefront of Australian boat wraps since 2007. Their fish illustrations and boat wraps are now recognisable at the boat ramps and on the floor at the boat shows. Nick Hannan, MGI owner and head illustrator, said wraps are becoming a popular and cost-effective option for boat hull protection. “It is a…

  • Accessories, Boating

    GME MT600G EPIRB

    GME has released the MT600G, an EPIRB with improved GPS functionality ensuring faster location in an emergency situation. The MT600G features a 10 year battery life and advanced self testing capability, giving users greater peace of mind. Features include a 66 channel GPS receiver which reduces the search area to less than 100m radius, and a…

  • Electronics

    Software Upgrade

    Lowrance has announced enhanced navigational functionality for its HDS Gen2 and HDS Gen2 Touch range. This functionality provides Easy Routing from C-MAP and Autorouting from Navionics. Users can now easily and automatically create the shortest, safe route based on selected start and end points to plan a route. Routes are shown overlaid on the chart, highlighting…

  • Boating

    Black Rhino Boats

    Black Rhino Boats was born from the concept that Australia’s boating industry was suffering from the same old, same old syndrome, so we teamed up with world renowned, award winning boat designer, Scott Robson to produce a range of plate boats. Here at Black Rhino we are manufacturing fresh boats with a contemporary style that is…

  • Motors

    New Mercury Diesels

    Mercury Diesel has released new 150hp and 170hp variants of its 2L Inline-4 platform. Mercury’s innovative technology provides increased power-to-weight ratios, cleaner starts and less noise, while eliminating the smoke and smell often associated with diesel engines. Very reliable, compact and robust, the new engines are available as both inboards and sterndrives, and are fully compatible…

  • Electronics

    Humminbird Onix

    The new Onix series GPS/fishfinders feature high end, super high resolution multi-functional displays. The touchscreens have a gesture based interface called Cross Touch, which allows you to perform functions by making swiping gestures, like you would with a smartphone or tablet. The displays are ultra sharp XGA LCD. Both the 8SI (8.4” screen) and 10SI…

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