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Trade-A-Boat Issue 533

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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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
watch on with tim van duyl

SHOW TIME SCIBS is back baby! Well, no. It should be clear to most that the show happening this month, and also celebrated in these pages, will not have the full SCIBS experience. Dubbed a Boating Festival, the event is free, has a COVID-safe plan and, in a first I’ve seen for the venue, a limited capacity. The limited capacity is there for the safety of the exhibitors as well as the public. In some areas of the event, on vessels especially, physical distancing could be a challenge so the organisers have imparted a limit on visitors. Why am I emphasizing this? Because I expect demand to outstrip capacity so if you’re heading to Sanctuary Cove, I suggest you go early and be patient. It was a massive effort in uncertain times…

1 min
seadogs of yore

Before Ernest Shackleton and Robert Falcon Scott etched their names into the heroic age of Antarctic exploration, Henrick Johan Bull led the first expedition to ever land men on Antarctica. Or so it’s believed. Bull was born in Norway in 1844 and lived his early adult life in a fairly unadventurous fashion, as a businessman. In the 1880s, he moved to Melbourne, and it was there that he became involved in shipping. In 1893, a wealthy Norwegian shipping magnate Svend Foyn agreed to finance an expedition to Antarctica with Bull as the leader. The mission was to hunt down the right wale from on board their ship Antarctic. Their financier happened to be the same person who patented the grenade-harpoon gun, and to give them a fighting chance should they encounter the…

1 min
trade a boat

Editorial MANAGING EDITOR Tim van Duyl tvanduyl@emprisegroup.com.au PRODUCTION EDITOR Tyler Jefferson DEPUTY EDITORS Adam Jane, Charlotte Long PRODUCTION AND DESIGN MANAGER Danielle Beadman dbeadman@emprisegroup.com.au DESIGNER Swathi Sankaran ssankaran@emprisegroup.com.au DESIGNER Angus Greaves agreaves@emprisegroup.com.au CONTRIBUTORS Cathy Anderson, James Dumergue, John Ford, James Nicholls, Andrew Norton, Chris Whitelaw EDITORIAL AND NEWS 125 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield North, VIC 3161 submissions@emprisegroup.com.au Photography & Videography PHOTOGRAPHIC CONTRIBUTORS James Dumergue, John Ford, James Nicholls , Chris Whitelaw Marketing marketing@emprisegroup.com.au Advertising Enquiries sales@emprisegroup.com.au emprisegroup.com.au HEAD OF PARTNERSHIPS Christopher Jefferson 0477 775 020 cjefferson@emprisegroup.com.au SENIOR PARTNERSHIPS Serena Prasad 0429 489 615 sprasad@emprisegroup.com.au NATIONAL AGENCY Christopher Jefferson 0477 775 020 cjefferson@emprisegroup.com.au PRIVATE ADVERTISING tradeaboat.com.au/sell CUSTOMER SERVICE (07) 3340 0000 info@emprisegroup.com.au Executive Group CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Robert Gallagher rgallagher@emprisegroup.com.au CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Matthew O’Meara momeara@emprisegroup.com.au Subscriptions PHONE (02) 8227 6486 EMAIL subscriptions@emprisegroup.com.au WEB subscribe.tradeboats.com.au…

2 min
makocraft celebrates significant milestone in 2020

For popular aluminium boat brand Makocraft, 2020 marks their 15th anniversary, and a celebration of growth and opportunity. Owner Tim Stessl returned to the helm taking control of the business in November 2018, relocating the operation back to its birthplace on the Gold Coast, while ensuring the quality offering stays the same. “I’m a Gold Coaster through and through, and nothing makes me happier than reestablishing Makocraft on my home turf. If we’ve learnt anything this year, it’s that Australian made and owned products are a smarter choice — they support the local and wider economy, and I’m proud that Makocraft is 100 per cent Australian made and owned,” said Mr Stessl. After Makocraft relocated to Victoria in 2009, Mr Stessl took a hiatus from the business to focus on selling American leisure…

2 min
ips clocks 30,000

Volvo Penta’s Inboard Performance System (IPS) has carved out a significant place for itself within the marine industry since it was released in 2005. IPS systems have since become standard for many of the world’s premier yacht manufacturers. When Volvo Penta released IPS to the marine leisure industry, it was unlike anything on the market. The innovative forward facing, counter-rotating twin props and individually steerable IPS drives produced unparalleled handling; the joystick control made docking easier than ever. Adding to their charm was their ability to cut fuel consumption by 30 per cent while taking up less space compared to traditional inboard shafts, As testament this success, Volvo Penta recently supplied its 30,000th IPS solution to the marine sector. Not only is this a significant milestone for the business, it’s equates environmental…

1 min
b&g’s new nemesis

Leading navigation instrument brand B&G have announced their new generation intelligent sailing data display, Nemesis. The system features complete customisation, plus easy to use preset multi-function templates and automatic dashboards based on the point of sail. Nemesis uses a bright IPS SolarMax HD touchscreen to provide good visibility, while wide viewing angles provide the ability to view with polarised sunglasses from anywhere on-board – alternatively, the Nemesis display can be controlled via the touchscreen of an Apple Watch. Viewing can also be enhanced via adjustable data sizes, palettes and backlighting. The customisable display can be mounted in portrait or landscape configurations, and the simple drag-and-drop interface allows users to edit their screen layout with any number of the gauges and graphical displays on offer. There are also plenty of pre-set layouts to…