/ Boating & Aviation

Trade-A-Boat Issue 518

Established in 1977, it serves thousands of committed readers from all walks of life who have a passion for boating. Complementing its marine market place strengths are quality news articles, product reviews and the latest boat tests.

Adventures Group Holdings Pty Ltd
Read More
$6.59(Incl. tax)
$39.99(Incl. tax)
12 Issues


2 min.
on watch with tim van duyl

FEEDBACK We get a bit of feedback that, although now always glowing, is always enlightening. This last month a reader emailed us to suggest we need to tidy up the classified ads found in the back third of the magazine, particularly the images which are often misaligned or low-quality and to up our the quality of the paper we print on. I’m pleased to say both ideas were well received and although you won’t see a change of paper this issue, we are in talks to see what we can do about it. On the classified pages, we are moving forward with a new automated system that’s due to come online this month, and should lessen the likelihood of poor images making print. The automated system comes on the back of the…

1 min.
trade a boat

Editorial MANAGING EDITOR Tim van Duyl tvanduyl@emprisegroup.com.au DEPUTY EDITOR Adam Jane ajane@emprisegroup.com.au PRODUCTION AND DESIGN MANAGER Danielle Beadman dbeadman@emprisegroup.com.au SENIOR DESIGNER Janina Roque jroque@emprisegroup.com.au DESIGNER Swathi Sankaran ssankaran@emprisegroup.com.au CONTRIBUTORS John Ford, Kevin Smith, Andrew Norton, Chris Whitelaw, Ben Keys, Kevin Green, Viv Moon, Ron Moon EDITORIAL AND NEWS 125 Hawthorn road, Caulfield North, VIC 3161 submissions@emprisegroup.com.au Photography & Videography SENIOR VIDEO DIRECTOR Anna Shepherd ashepherd@emprisegroup.com.au PHOTOGRAPHIC CONTRIBUTORS Matt Williams, Chris Whitelaw, Anna Shepherd, Edward Lo…

1 min.
seadogs of yore

George Ernest Morrison was born in 1852 in Geelong and spent his early years devouring the works of expedition journalists such as Henry Morton Stanley. Between school and university, Morrison embarked on his first adventure, walking almost 1,000 kilometres of coastline from Queenscliff to Adelaide. He sold the diary of his trip to the Leader and thus began a series of canoeing and walking expeditions, sandwiched between university terms. His studies suffered as a consequence of his restless nature, so after failing university exams for the second year running, Morrison boarded a ship in 1882 bound for New Hebrides (now Vanuatu). This ship, named Lavinia, was taking part in an activity known as ‘blackbirding’, which involved coercing and kidnapping South Sea Islanders for unpaid or poorly paid labour – essentially, it was an…

1 min.
finding boost for coastcare groups

Community groups working to protect Victoria’s coastline will benefit from a $260,000 funding boost from the State Government. The 2019 Coastcare Community Grants Program has already funded 28 volunteer groups to help deliver small-scale projects involving revegetation, monitoring shoreline wildlife, and protecting cultural sites. This year’s grant recipients include community organisations in Bellarine, Bayside, St Kilda, East Gippsland, Mallacoota, Wilsons Promontory, North Geelong, Jan Juc, Torquay and Warrnambool. Established in 1995, Coastcare Victoria works with hundreds of community groups to look after Victoria’s coastal assets and to foster community awareness of coastal and marine management. Funding of up to $10,000 is available for one-year projects and up to $15,000 for projects over two years. The type of projects that attract funding include those that protect or rehabilitate coastal habitats, waterways and wetlands; establish or…

1 min.
autonomous vessel forum

Canberra will host the Australian Autonomous Vessel Forum this September, bringing together policy makers and industry experts for a series of presentations and discussions. The event will explore opportunities, challenges and priorities regarding the regulation of autonomous vessel design and technology. Key speakers include Captain Marko Rahikainen, chief advisor to the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency, who will speak on Finland’s goal of establishing the world’s first autonomous maritime transport system by 2025.…

1 min.
abrw early bird rewarded

In the lead up to this year’s Airlie Beach Race Week, organisers have drawn Steven Capell, owner of Eve, as the winner of the early entry prize. The lucky crew will have their pockets lined with food and drink vouchers from the Whitsunday Sailing Club, with a total value equivalent to the event entry fee. Event Chairman Adrian Bram is pleased with the number of entries so far, saying: “We are on track for another year of exciting racing in paradise coupled with a fantastic entertainment program and look forward to welcoming the competitors, volunteers and event followers to the Whitsundays.” Airlie Beach Race Week commences on August 8.…