Boating & Aviation

Trade-A-Boat Issue 479

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.

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in this issue

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four shows in one location at the same time? ridiculous.

I’VE RACKED MY BRAIN and cannot think of a single person that would have benefited from the recent clashing shows on the Gold Coast. It needs to stop. The game has gone on long enough and no one is winning. It’s not a draw, everyone is losing. Exhibitors are complaining of the lost opportunities of being limited to one place, or higher costs to be at both, and the public is missing out on the chance to properly see what is on display. Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) reported over 41,000 visitors to their show and Gold Coast International Marine Expo (GCIME) claim over 20,000 attended theirs. Would one have pulled 60,000? No, there will have been people that went to both, but I am convinced both would have done…

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multihull central wins dealer of the year

At the Seawind dealer conference in Vietnam, Multihull Central was announced as this year’s Seawind International Dealer of the Year. “Multihull Central has shown great innovation and continues to be a strong performer,” said Richard Ward, Seawind and Corsair Managing Director. “This was a real honour,” said Brent Vaughan, MD of Multihull Central. “It’s very exciting to see what’ happening with Seawind and Corsair. “The company has set itself up in a central location in an emerging market, and has assembled a talented team of expat managers and local skilled staff that will break new ground. With Corsair’s performance and Seawind’s high-quality fit-outs, we’re starting to see products that combine these elements like no other.” Delegates from countries including Sweden, Germany, the USA, South Korea, Singapore and Australia were given an insight into the…

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suzuki marine warns about fraudulent websites

Suzuki Marine and The Haines Group are urging consumers to deal directly with their local Suzuki Marine dealer when purchasing an outboard motor from their range after a number of scam websites were reportedly selling unauthorised motors. Suzuki Marine is aware of consumers who have been misled or deceived after purchasing a motor from questionable websites and have not received any goods in return. Sean Allen, Suzuki Marine’s national marketing manager Aust/NZ, says most of these sites are offering deals too good to be true. “These websites, while they look legitimate, are not affiliated with Suzuki Marine in any way and are unlikely to have genuine Suzuki outboards on sale, if any stock at all,” Allen said. “Unfortunately we (The Haines Group), on behalf of Suzuki Marine, are unable to offer any warranty, free…

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lowrance drops prices for hds gen3 series

Lowrance has announced its winter savings promotion into Australia and New Zealand. Available from June 1 to September 20 2016, Lowrance is dropping the RRP by $200 across its entire HDS Gen3 range. The range is available in 7-, 9- and 12-inch models and combines a faster processor with enhanced, built-in fishfinder technologies and a modified menu system. With an improved Lowrance user interface plus multi-touch and full keypad operation, the HDS Gen3 series provides quicker, fingertip access to all features – along with an enhanced processor for more responsive performance. Instinctive, icon-driven commands are easy to learn, and features such as scrolling menus, cursor assist, snap-to setting markers and preview panes with quick-touch slider bars, provide a user-friendly feel, similar to operating a smartphone or tablet. For more information on Lowrance call…

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rivergate wind at aimex

Rivergate Marina and Shipyard was named 2016 Business of the Year in the Superyacht sector at the recent Marine Export, Superyacht and Commercial Marine Awards, hosted by AIMEX-Superyacht Australia at Sanctuary Cove. Buoyed by a federal government initiative to develop a specialised facility to cater to the growing number of international vessels coming to Queensland, Rivergate is considered one of the premier refit and berthing facility in the southern hemisphere, according to its international superyacht specialist, Steve Fisher. Rivergate services around 40 superyachts and other vessels each year, many gong north to the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef. Fisher said the recognition is a just reward for the full-time staff and 280 marine specialists who rely on Rivergate for work.…

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hamilton island heats up

If the cold winter weather creeping into the southern states is making time on the water at home less appealing, Whitsunday Holidays is cranking up the heat to remind families that it’s less than three hours flying time from Sydney or Melbourne to the tropical island getaway. In the heart of The Whitsundays, Hamilton Island offers a combination of adventure, relaxation and sunshine, from bushwalking, to snorkelling on the Barrier Reef or picnics in secluded coves around the island. Visitors can travel to the pristine white sands of Whitehaven Beach by high-speed catamaran or for something a little livelier, there’s bowling, mini golf, go-kart racing, jet skiing, and dinghy or fishing boat hire. And with a range of accommodation choices on offer, all with water views and BBQ facilities, relaxing in your apartment…