Boating & Aviation

Trade-A-Boat Issue 502

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.
my promise

In my recent columns, I didn’t say as much but I keep tight promises with myself, well apart from cutting back on most of life’s indulgences. One I put on myself recently was to keep the newly-reborn Trade-a-Boat magazine at over 200 pages per issue. I know this is a lot less than over 400 seen in the glory days in the early 2000s but considering the ad to editorial page mix, I consider my team and I are doing more than an impressive job. Just take a look at this issue, we are well over 200 pages (240 by my inconsistent counting) with more than half dedicated to stories, yarns and testing; a hell of a lot more than what was normally seen a decade ago. It represents a…

4 min.
roll up, roll up … the 2018 sanctuary cove international boat show celebrates 30 years

More than 40,000 visitors are expected to experience this year's 30th edition 2018 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) with some 300 exhibitors on display over four action-packed days from May 24-27. SCIBS organisers said an impressive fleet of high-calibre Australian and international brands will be on show, with superyachts to dayboats, and everything in-between, guaranteed to cater to every interest, budget and boating style. Among the star marques are Maritimo, Riviera, Princess, Horizon Motor Yachts, Sunseeker, Monte Carlo, Whitehaven, Palm Beach, Grand Banks, Gulf Craft, Fairline and Longreef. In fact, there will be more than 150 boats on SCIBS marina, as well as hundreds of other watercraft and the latest gear and gadgets exhibited throughout The Marine Village. Sanctuary Cove-based Maritimo stages the highly-anticipated world launch of the dashing superyachtesque X60, along with…

1 min.
pursuit boats dc 365 wins innovation award

Sydney's Marine Riley, distributors of American-made Pursuit Boats to Australia, NZ and the Pacific, tells us the Florida-USA yard has produced an award-winning design in the all-new DC 365, the flagship of the five-model dual console range. The Boating Writers International judging team voted the 37ft 11in DC 365 to be the most Innovative product in the Center Console/Walkaround Fishing Boats category at the 2018 Miami International Boat Show in January. “We are very proud of the engineering team we have assembled for Pursuit Boats and have refined a new product development process that accurately reflects market demands,” said Pursuit Boats president Bruce Thompson at the awards. The DC 365 is a luxury hardtop sportsfisher that doubles as a stunning entertainment platform through innovative seating arrangements in the cockpit all the way through…

1 min.
mercury’s new comprehensive six-year warranty

“We’re so confident in the reliability of our outboard engines, we’re extending our warranty to six years. Simple.” That was how Nicholas Webb, Mercury’s senior director of engine products (Aus, NZ, Pacific) summed up the company's announcement of a new extended six-year warranty for all recreational outboards. That means all models from the lightest 2.5hp through to the powerful 50hp Verado outboards are covered under the new warranty. In detail, by having a Mercury engine serviced at an authorised service centre at the recommended servicing intervals, owners receive an additional three-year factory-backed warranty on top of the first three years of coverage. “That’s a full six years of warranty coverage and, importantly, it’s non-declining. The coverage is the same on the last day as it is on the first,” said Mercury. The new warranty…

1 min.
jv marine world and mercury marine join forces

JV Marine World, one of Australia’s largest boating retailers, has joined forces with Mercury Marine to better serve its customer base, and now sells and services the latter's popular range of outboards and sterndrive engines. Established more than 40 years ago, JV Marine services clientele from its flagship 10-acre outlet in Braeside, in Melbourne's southeast, and another three-acre showroom at Laverton North in Melbourne's west. “We’re always looking at the market, and we believe Mercury’s lightweight FourStroke outboards are the motors which are revolutionising the industry,” said JV founder and MD, John Stav. “More and more, these powerful and clean engines are what customers want – especially at the higher horsepower end of the range – so the decision makes a lot of sense.” Specialising in boat sales, JV Marine offers a range of…

1 min.
maritimo boss falls for s70

Maritimo owner and founder Bill Barry-Cotter was so taken by the new S70 sedan cruiser his team produced for NZ owners last year, he had to have one himself. The Maritimo S70 hull #2 will be displayed at this year’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, and we’re told Barry-Cotter can’t wait for it to hit the water. The first S70 was built Brian and Cathy Carran who threw Maritimo the challenge of producing a true bluewater passagemaker in a sedan version. The Kiwi couple had searched world wide for their ideal retirement vessel and liked the Maritimo’s cruising motoryacht, but didn’t want a flybridge. “We worked in very closely with Brian and Cathy to design a motoryacht that suited their personal needs and also had the very latest in design innovation and styling…