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Introducing Kids to Sailing

With so many warm, sunny days per year, it is no wonder that South East Queensland is a hub for sailors. There are dozens of

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Setting Your Trailer Towball Mass

Towball mass is the weight that the loaded trailer places on the tow vehicle’s tow point when hooked up and ready to go. As a

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Wally Morris: Local Legend

Highly regarded locally, as well as on an international level, Wally Morris, a Gold Coast Sporting Hall of Fame inductee for water-skiing, is one of

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Must-Have Mustad

The arrival of the Zerek live shrimp created a stir unlike the arrival of many other lures in Australia. This lure catapulted to the top

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Catch Flathead on the Gold Coast

Flathead is a very popular fish to catch in Australia. For this flathead season, KEVIN BALLANTINE and NIC WELCH offer very practical advice for catching

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Sea Doo Fish Pro: The Ultimate Mini Fishing Weapon

What is fast, sleek, awesome on fuel, comfortable, will run in less than a foot of water, making it perfect for crossing shallow coastal bars,

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Franklin 29: A Showcase of Shipwright Skills

Work has begun on a wooden boat project uniting modern construction and traditional methods and aiming to showcase the enduring appeal and relevance of the

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Girls Catching Fish

More and more women are wanting to learn how to read sonar sounders properly. And just like reversing a boat trailer, their preferred first stop

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2020 Fairline Targa 45 Open

An icon reborn, reimagined by Alberto Mancini, we’ve designed the new Targa 45 OPEN to be equally powerful, versatile and luxurious. With a touch of

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Eyachts Bring Pardo Yachts Down Under

Eyachts Pty Ltd, the Australian and New Zealand importer of some of the world’s best power boats, has turned their attention to the impressive new line

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4.5L V6 MerCruiser for Stejcraft’s Sports SS55 SD

“It’s the only thing like it being built in Australia at the moment, and there’s definitely a market for them. This is a high-end boat

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Tohatsu Outboard Range New Releases

TOHATSU ALL-NEW MFS115A The basic design and product concepts of this all-new MFS115A are based on the philosophy of Tohatsu’s best-seller models, the MFS40/50/60A. On

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SKiP Blue Water 480: Ideal as Tender or Trailer Boat

The SKiP brand is named after the old Norwegian word skip meaning “little ship”. SKiP Inflatables specialise in tough lightweight aluminium hulled RIBs. The SKiP

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Whittley CR2600 OB: Outboard Powered and Legally Trailerable

Longstanding Australian fibreglass boat builder, Whittley Boats, have released their new CR 2600 OB (outboard). The Group’s new CR 2600 OB is a purpose-built, legally trailerable

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Honda V6 Range Outboard

With a unique blend of automotive and marine engine technologies, Honda’s new and improved BF200, BF225 and BF250 are a showcase of engineering and technical excellence.

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The Beenleigh Boaties’ Rum Tale

The infamous Walrus was engaged in cane crushing, and sugar, molasses and rum production around the rivers of southeast Queensland during the years from 1865

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Jet Sprint Boat Racing for Kids

The Australian Formula Jet Sprint Association (AFJSA) is the governing body for V8 Superboats in which meetings are run throughout the year from Cabarita NSW

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The Club Whittley Tradition

Club Whittley Queensland was born at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in 1996. Northside Marine owner, Greg Nickerson, had a great idea of forming

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Moreton Bay: A Unique Jewel of International Significance

Moreton Bay and its catchments is one of Australia’s most important coastal and cultural resources. The Bay is a popular recreational asset due to its

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Horizon Shores Experience

In 2019, my partner and I bought our first sailboat, Wit, a Southerly 115. We purchased her from a private vendor in Scarborough and sailed it

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The Spit Master Plan for Boaties

The Spit has been a contested space for a number of years, and a source of tension between community, residents, industry and business groups. After

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Boating In COVID Times

COVID-19 has impacted all sectors of our economy, and the boating industry is no exception. PATRICK MOLNAR looks back at the impacts of the pandemic

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Boater’s Quiz: Safety Rules

You love to go for the day on the water with your family or your mates, and really get away from it all – the

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Wintery Wyaralong: Bass and Mary River Cod

The planned club trips for the year collapsed under the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Initially, all fishing was banned but then a reprieve was

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Cobli: The Art of Ownership

THE FOUNDATION Having imported hundreds of boats into Australia and New Zealand, Peter Hrones and John Cowpe felt that the time was right for an

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Bundaberg Port Marina: First Class Marine Facilities

Offering first-class marine facilities on Queensland’s Coral Coast, Bundaberg Port Marina is well placed with 180 top quality floating berths able to berth vessels up

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Gold Coast City Marina: New Sheds and Busy Yard

In January 2020, Gold Coast City Marina and Shipyard (GCCM) entered its 20th year of operation. With the benefit of both time and experience —

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Theft and Burglary: How to Protect Your Assets

Unlike house or car burglaries, which are generally drug-related crimes, yachts are often targeted as part of a professionally organised series of burglaries. This is because

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Value of Experience on the High Sea – Rod Twitchin

Author Joseph Conrad once said: “There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting and enslaving than the life at sea.” Literature is full of sentiments trying to capture

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The Boat Works: Fulfilling Every Boating Need

Boat Works’ expansion with the new Superyacht facility has doubled the total size of the yard to 55 acres, making it the largest of its

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Latest Equipment News

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HES Winches: Compact & Robust

HES Winches Australia is a South East Queensland- based business and was created exclusively to provide quality winches and superior service to their customers. The highly

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Golden Elevator: A Unique Boat Lift

Local boat lifting specialists, Dockpro, now distribute the industry’s best Golden Elevator to Australian boat owners. Golden Elevator Lifts® is a premium solution that can

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Joystick Piloting for 200-225HP V6 Engines

The joy of joystick piloting is now available to even more boaters across Australia and New Zealand. Mercury Marine’s latest joystick technology is now available

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Shenker Watermakers: Clean Water Guaranteed

Award-winning company Schenker Watermakers draws on over twenty years of design and manufacturing expertise to create a range of compact, lightweight and energy-efficient desalination units

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Solas Propellers: We are at your service

In the world of propeller design and manufacturing, Solas is regarded as one of the leading brands for all types of engines and boats. Founded

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Marine Energy: Importer & Distributor of Generators and Engine Parts

B&G®, the world’s leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, announced today the Marine Energy Systems, located at the Boat Works Boatyard, is an importer and

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New Zeus 3S: Next-Level Response Times with Full HD Clarity

B&G®, the world’s leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, announced today the launch of the new Zeus 3s Glass Helm multifunction display system, offering unbeatable speed

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Guide to Buying Boating Binoculars

Binoculars are a wise item to add to your navigational toolkit so you can spot landmarks, debris, rocks sticking out of the water, or other

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Great Products For Boating #21

SUBLUE WHITESHARK MIX SCOOTER For swimming pools or snorkeling, glide through the water with the underwater scooter. Using two motors that provide thrust, the Mix

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Gold Coast’s Marine Industry

With a turnover of $2.57 billion in 2016-17 (31% of the national total), the Queensland boating industry sector has grown significantly into a respected global

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Boat Gold Coast Cover Shoot – May 2017

  Our May-August 2017 magazine cover was shot on the Gold Coast waterways and offshore. Using traditional cameras (DSLR) and a drone camera, our team

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The Secret is Out — A Video

  Secret 33 solar electric ferry for commercial or private use. Designed and built by Derek Ellard of Scruffie Marine in the spirit of tradition,

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