Boating & Aviation

Trade-A-Boat Issue 488

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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2 min.
local wins

This month I had the pleasure of being hosted by Yamaha Outboards for the launch of their new F25 and F90 four-stroke outboards. A full review of both will come next month after I have had the time to digest the comprehensive specifications and testing data. Before I start the review, I thought I would share something from the trip that really stood out. It relates to the F25, a completely new four-stroke that stands to shake the established market up. But it’s not the fact that it is the lightest in class or that it proved to perform better than the ever-popular 25N, 25hp two-stroke, an outboard known for punch and power, it is that the design and specifications were led by the Australian team. We all know that…

1 min.
gold coast expo is ready to go

The Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo is lining up a Fleet of Firsts for Australia’s first major boat show of 2017. Event and marketing manager Emma Brown says 90 per cent of exhibitor space is sold or reserved for the Expo, on March 17-19. “Our show will feature luxurious motor yachts and stylish sailing vessels, a vast array of tenders and trailer boats, engines, marine accessories and equipment across a giant 3km display circuit. “It’s going to be an incredible experience and you’ll definitely need more than one day to enjoy all there is to see and do.” With a giant 3km display circuit featuring over 230 exhibitors, there will be more than 600 new boats on display, plus accessories, electronics, entertainment and education, including: • Fountaine Pajot M37 – the boat…

1 min.
sanctuary cove heating up

The 29th annual Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) has had hundreds of brands sign up over summer for this year’s show, from May 25-28. Brands just announced include Maritimo, Horizon Motor Yachts, Leigh-Smith Yachts, Integrity Motor Yachts, Whitehaven Motor Yachts, Grand Banks Motor Yachts and Palm Beach Motor Yachts. Long-time watercraft exhibitor JSW Powersports will return to its prominent position in The Marine Village, with Nautilus Insurance and Club Marine along the Parkway. The Main Pavilion will welcome Seabreeze Industries, Ultra Marine and Stella Systems. In the Superyacht & Marine Pavilion, Superior Jetties will be joined by Megapulse and Adit Marine, while AIMEX Alley will host Aqualuma, Pantaenius and Gold Coast City Marina. And the Boatyard will be busy, with RIB Force Inflatables, Game & Leisure Boats, Fishing & Leisure Boats, Sirocco…

1 min.
bavaria launches r40 coupe at düsseldorf show

Following on from the success of its R40 Fly, Bavaria has launched the R40 Coupe. With to 720hp, Bavaria claims it’s pure luxury both in terms of performance and features. Below deck, the R40 Coupe features a luxurious saloon and two cabins with extensive elegant wood finishes, designer bathrooms and many more features to make life aboard pure pleasure. Bavaria also surprised visitors with the news it will present its largest motor yacht, the R55, later this year. Technical details and official drawings will be released soon.…

1 min.
records tumble in vendée globe

Not only has the Vendée Globe been run and won, but it’s all happened at record pace. Frenchman Armel Le Cléac’h and the UK’s Alex Thomson were the leaders from the off, Thomson building a strong gap and setting a record by the time the race hit the equator. But then he hit something floating in the South Atlantic and lost his starboard foil, slowing him on port tack. Even so, his pace was enough to hang onto the lead through to the Cape of Good Hope, destroying Le Cléac’h’s existing record for the passage by five days. But Le Cléac’h was hunting him down and by Cape Leeuwin, WA, had taken the lead, with 100 miles over Thomson. Then it was his turn to fire off records, slashing five days off…

1 min.
club marine

Marine insurance specialist Club Marine is giving away more than $250,000 worth of prizes in its Boatloads of Fun promotion. To be in the running all you need is a Club Marine pleasure craft insurance policy and a Club Marine magazine subscription in Australia or New Zealand at the time of each of six draws over the coming year. The prize-giving begins in the magazine’s February/ March edition, with a cruise for two on adventure cruise ship True North to the spectacular Rowley Shoals, north-west of WA. There’s also a chance to win the first of six premium Shimano fishing packs valued at $5000 each. Later in the year, there’ll be a cruise to Kangaroo Island in SA, and a Kimberley Barra Bonanza cruise back in Western Australia. Each cruise is for two and…