Boating & Aviation

Trade-A-Boat Issue 491

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.

This issue we have something special from someone whose name doesn’t frequent these pages but who puts in great effort behind the scenes. Adam Morrissey, our editorial operations manager, doubles down as the chief sub-editor for Trade-a-Boat; he got the gig as he’s an avid sailor and knows which bit the bow is – most of the people we share an office with are preoccupied with wheeled transport. This issue, burdened with preparing for the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, I turned to Adam to help on a special feature, an Integrity Buyers Guide; you can see his work starting on page 32. Although the tests that make the feature are not his own, he worked through them, looking for the essence of each of the seven models chosen, then…

1 min.
streaker takes top honours

Victorian dealership Streaker Marine has won Quintrex National Dealer Of The Year and Sales Excellence for 2016-2017. Streaker became a Quintrex dealer in 2005 and has previously won Dealer of the Year in ’10 and ’11. Dealer principal Sean Savage said their secret to success is ensuring every customer leaves with a smile on their face. “Customer service is number-one for us and after 44 years as a retailer and manufacturer our reputation keeps growing. “We’ve had huge growth in 2016 and 2017 due to a young sales team embracing the digital world,” he added. Streaker Marine is at 461 Mountain Hwy, Bayswater, Vic 3153. See www.streakermarine.com.au and www.quintrex.com.au. Got an event happening? Drop us an email at tab@bauertrader.com.au…

1 min.
quicksilver deals

Mercury Marine is offering 3.99 per cent deals through its Mercury Finance arm, across its range of 115-150hp four-stroke engines (fees, terms, conditions and credit criteria apply). Using the latest technology, Mercury has combined lightweight designs with large displacement to claim unbeatable performance as well as outstanding fuel economy, meaning boats get onto the plane faster and accelerate harder, while the engines provide optimal fuel efficiency at cruising speed. For a limited time, you can repower your boat by taking advantage of Mercury Finance’s 3.99 per cent comparison rate. This offer ends Tuesday, 30 May, 2017, and is valid in Australia only. To find your nearest Mercury Finance Dealer, see www.mercurymarine.com.au.…

1 min.
hds gen3 cashback

Lowrance has announced a cashback promotion across its HDS Gen 3 range of multi-function displays – $100, $150 and $200 for 7in, 9in and 12in displays respectively. The offer is available for HDS Gen3 units purchased between 1 May and 7 August, and can be redeemed by visiting www.Lowrance.com. HDS Gen3 combines a fast processor with enhanced built-in fishfinder and chartplotter technologies, superior target separation via CHIRP, and StructureScan HD and 3D sonar imaging. A multi-touch display and full keypad operation offers fingertip access to all features; operation is similar to a smartphone or tablet. HDS Gen3 displays can be networked so multiple helm units can show full-screen sonar and charts, or you can have additional units on a casting deck, and it offers full boat integration, with trolling-motor, outboard and electronics control…

1 min.
marine auctions online and in se asia

Director of Marine Auctions Adrian Seiffert has announced that Marine Auctions will be holding more online rather than traditional auctions in future. He said Marine Auctions has found online auctions over the past few years have a success rate and results “well in excess of our and our client’s expectations”. As an example he cited a recent online auction in which a vessel had 10 bidders and sold at a price beyond their expectations, aided by an innovative marketing campaign and use of their email database. The company believes its online boat auction system is the way forward for sellers and buyers alike. Marine Auctions has also announced a new representative in south-east Asia – William Schick. Based in Singapore, William has 30 years’ marine industry experience. From New Zealand, he moved to Singapore…

1 min.
patterson river master plan

The Boating Industry Association of Victoria (BIAV) has announced the Launching Way Precinct Master Plan, aimed at providing a better boating experience at Launching Way on Port Phillip Bay. The busiest public boat launching facility in Victoria, the Launching Way Precinct is an important part of the Carrum community and fishing and boating enthusiasts from around the state. The Master Plan aims to address key issues including: parking congestion and capacity, options to improve safety and improve amenity, and longer-term strategies. The Victorian boating industry and community contributes $4.5billion annually to the Victorian economy and employs 17,700 Victorians full-time.…