Boating & Aviation

Trade-A-Boat Issue 481

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

2 min.
changes, again

IT SOMETIMES FEELS LIKE we are in a constant state of flux here at Trade-a-Boat. I don’t think it’s a bad thing but it can be hard to negotiate the changes with the many stakeholders we have. The latest round is a tough one; we lose another regular column in favour of more traditional content. Steve Starling joined our Sully gang almost two years ago now. I happened across a column he was writing for another magazine, sister title 4X4 Australia, that was boating and fishing related. Knowing who Steve was and after politely checking with the 4X4 Ed, a quick email and call later had Steve on board with his expert knowledge on all things fishy. To me, it was a nice point of difference to the typically boat-led content…

1 min.
garmin launch latest autopilot

Ideal for outboard-powered boats up to around 9m, Garmin’s GHP Compact Reactor Hydraulic Autopilot is the newest addition to its GHP autopilot series. The GHP Compact Reactor is based on the same advanced solid-state 9-axis AHRS technology as other autopilots in Garmin’s award-winning Reactor series. With three different configurations available, all using a 1L pump, it’s a flexible solution that allows boaters to choose the features they need and how much they want to spend. The Compact Reactor Starter Pack includes the core autopilot components needed to install and use alongside a compatible chartplotter, such as Garmin’s echoMAP CHIRP combos and GPSMAP series. Another configuration is available with a GHC 20 Autopilot Control Unit, while the third option adds both the GHC 20 and the Garminpatented Shadow Drive. Shadow Drive allows users…

1 min.
maritimo appoint nsw dealers

Two of the marine industry’s most experienced and respected dealers in NSW have been appointed as dealer partners by Australian luxury cruiser manufacturer Maritimo. Andrew Moore Marine, based at Newport, and Matt Willett Marine (MWM), at Mosman, will represent Maritimo in NSW and join the national network of dealer partners operating under the company’s customer relationship and sales management system. Maritimo Australasian sales manager, Ormonde Britton (left), said the recent appointments in Sydney will add considerable strength to Maritimo’s overall national sales capability. “Andrew Moore and Matt Willett are both highly regarded in the industry and are a perfect fit with our brand and our company’s ethos,” he said. Australia continues to represent the biggest market for Maritimo and Britton said signs point to a strengthening market. The NSW appointments add to the…

1 min.
management change at surtees boats

Surtees Boats has announced the appointment of Adam Dyck as the company’s new CEO. The position is a newly created role, with Dyck taking over the day to day running of the company from current managing director Phil Sheaff who will move into a consulting role with the company and remain a director. Having been with the company for 18 months, Dyck previously held the position of marketing manager. Sheaff said that Dyck has made a significant contribution to the Surtees brand since coming onbaord with the company. “Adam has not only sound marketing acumen but is also very apt in a business sense. Myself and the other directors firmly believe that in the day-to-day running of the company he will be able to guide it to its next level,” said Sheaff. Dyck said…

1 min.
mercury gives vesselview a makeover

Mercury’s two new state-of-the-art VesselView multi-function displays are now available with the new VesselView Link interface. VesselView502 has a five-inch (12.7cm) widescreen display and a 16x9 HD aspect ratio. The multi-touch interface can show data for up to four engines, broadband sonar with CHIRP, DownScan imaging and also a full-featured chart plotter. VesselView702 features a seven-inch (17.8cm) widescreen display with a 16x9 HD aspect ratio. Its multi-touch screen incorporates a keypad and rotary dial. An Ethernet connection allows it to interface with radar, sonar and chart-sharing (one card, multiple devices). Both displays are NMEA 2000-compatible and are capable of interfacing with AIS (Automatic Identification System), C-Zone digital switching and audio interfaces from Fusion Link or Sonic Hub. Free periodic software updates will be available via WiFi through the GoFree Store. VesselView Link under-the-dash system…

2 min.
torqeedo down under

During a recent hands-on press day, Power Equipment unveiled the newest member of its high-quality power brands – one of the world’s leading electric marine propulsion providers: German group Torqeedo. Jason Hodder, Torqeedo product manager, said: “Power Equipment is extremely proud to have secured the Australian and New Zealand distribution for the Torqeedo range.” And so he and the team should be. Our experience from the press day showed the technology has come a long way and is now a genuine option for some mariners. Founded in 2005, Torqeedo has set many standards, ensuring every product meets the criteria of superior technology and revolutionary benefits. “Torqeedo is a pioneering brand at the global forefront of marine motor technology. It’s known for its innovation, convenience and ecofriendliness – we’re excited to be bringing them…