Boating & Aviation

Trade-A-Boat Issue 500

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
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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
days of yonder

Putting our 500th issue together, I took some time to think back on where we have been. We have issue #1 which, would you believe, was titled Boats and Planes. Yes, planes. Back then the magazine was much more commercially focused with industry the target audience. Unexpectedly though, it resonated with a wider audience around the country and very quickly what was started in a domestic garage had to expand. Founders Max Morton and Alex Morrison took on staff and expanded quickly but kept the focus very much on the trade of boats and planes. In 1985, nearly 10 years after the title launched, the magazine still featured planes and still no editorial, just listings. The ’90s saw gloss ads appear and with them more corporate advertisers. It was refreshing…

2 min.
nsw regional ports strategy development

Regional ports play an important role in the economic and social prosperity of coastal communities by providing opportunities for employment, tourism and recreation. They also make a significant contribution to the state economies through primary industries such as commercial fishing and aquaculture. In New South Wales, the Department of Industry (Lands) has devised the Regional Ports Strategy Development (the Strategy), a comprehensive undertaking to guide future investment and operations in regional ports under its management. For this purpose, “ports” are navigable waters where vessels may lie for shelter or to transfer cargo or passengers, comprising both natural and man-made assets, and typically existing within larger harbours. The Strategy applies to 25 coastal ports along the NSW coast (outside the commercial Ports of Newcastle, Sydney, Port Botany and Port Kembla), which have been…

1 min.
mercury releases vesselview 903

Mercury recently released its biggest and most advanced multifunction display–the VesselView 903. VesselView 903 is easy to read in virtually all conditions thanks to its bright, high-definition glass touchscreen with glare reducing coating and dimmable lighting. And the 903’s unique touch-only screen interface delivers intuitive display interaction, with an optional remote-control button interface available. The advanced technology in the VesselView 903 can be integrated with all the Simrad accessories for the Go9 product line–radar, sonar transducers, fish finder transducers, AIS, VHF, Sonic Hub/FusionLink/SiriusXM, C-Zone/ Naviop digital switching and more. VesselView 903 also features a built-in 10Hz GPS and chart plotter capability (with regional electronic chart cards available separately). Auto notification of software updates come through the embedded WiFi. It also provides a descriptive fault text display, as well as up-to-date information, for more than 30…

1 min.
navico’s ‘defining’ moment

Navico recently announced that it has acquired Yacht Defined Sweden AB, an international, award-winning, modern and user-friendly technology platform within navigation and digital switching systems. At the same time, Navico has made an investment into HOC Yachts AB, a startup, high-tech custom boat designer that will be used to showcase and validate Navico and Yacht Defined’s developments in marine electronics, digital switching, boat integration and connectivity. The Yacht Defined system has been developed to deliver boaters the best possible user experience, making boating as intuitive as driving a car. A designer of day cruisers and tenders, HOC Yachts is focused on elevating the user experience by producing boats that offer extraordinary unparalleled ease of operation. “Both of these companies are leading the system integration revolution with dedication to pervasive vessel connectivity and communication technologies,”…

1 min.
the boat works partner with scibs

The Boat Works recently announced an exciting new partnership with the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) for its milestone 30th anniversary edition from May 24-27. SCIBS branding will be painted across The Boat Works’ owner Tony Longhurst’s new GT4 motorsport team’s car for their debut entry at the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-hour from February 2-4. As part of the partnership Longhurst has secured the number 30 for the 12-hour event where he will share his GT4 with talented young Gold Coast drivers Matt Brabham and Aaron Seton. Longhurst is a two-time winner of the Bathurst 1000 and Bathurst 12-hour, while Brabham and Seton are both third-generation drivers from two of Australia’s most famous motorsport families. The number 30 carries more significance when you consider that Aaron’s father, Glenn, who will be part of the…

1 min.
jarvis walker recalls adult pfd type 1

As a result of a Transport Safety Victoria investigation, Jarvis Walker Pty Ltd is conducting a voluntary product safety recall of an Adult PFD Type 1. The product was sold under three separate codes, and two brands: Single unit code 241050 Platinum brand (Sold from July 2011 to December 2015) Single unit code 56000 JW Brand (Sold from January 2012 to December 2015) Twin pack code 241300 JW Brand (Sold from August 2014 to October 2017) Regardless of the brand, all have the single unit marking of “PFD TYPE 1”. The waist strap in the affected PFDs that secures the PFD to the wearer is only attached to the left-hand side of the device. The waist strap is not attached to the right-hand side of the device. If not secured correctly the waist strap may slip from…