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  • All new Jeanneau Merry Fisher 795

     

    September 03 2015

    A new Jeanneau Merry Fisher 795 has been released replacing the Merry Fisher 755, a highly successful model with more than 1000 having been produced. The new model uses the same traditional V-shaped hull, which has received unanimous praise for ...

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  • Launch of state-wide Boating Tourism Strategy targeting jobs

     

    September 03 2015

    The Victorian marine industry, which employs over 17,700 EFT and contributes $4.5 billion to the Victorian economy annually, has launched a campaign to promote boating destination tourism. The campaign was launched by the Hon. John Eren, ...

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  • Warning - Unauthorised battery replacements on EPIRBs

     

    September 03 2015

    GME have issued the following statement regarding unauthorised battery replacents in EPIRBs. Periodic battery replacement is essential to maintaining the compliance of EPIRBS and PLBs beacons with applicable ANZ standards. These standards are ...

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  • Murray cod and spiny cray season closing

     

    August 31 2015

    Recreational anglers are being reminded that the closed season for Murray cod and spiny freshwater crayfish begins Tuesday 1 September. Fisheries Victoria Executive Director, Travis Dowling, said the three month closure for Murray cod provided the ...

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  • Superior addition to Koki Fish Markets

     

    August 31 2015

    Four ultra-modern pontoons and gangways have made their way from Superior Jetties’ Gold Coast factory to the coast of Papua New Guinea, where they make a daily difference to the lifestyle and livelihoods of the locals. The Koki fish market ...

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  • BOAB adds a new vessel to its growing fleet

     

    August 31 2015

    Leading national boat hire company Boab Boats has added a new vessel to its growing fleet with the addition of a Jet Ski hire service at its Bribie Island and Mooloolaba locations. To be launched at the 2015 Brisbane Boat Show, Boab is offering ...

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  • Riviera to showcase three of its finest at Cannes Yachting Festival

     

    August 29 2015

    The ethos of excellence that drives Australia’s Riviera is set to be showcased in the heart of the French Riviera when three stunning examples of on-water innovation and style feature at the Cannes Yachting Festival from 8-13 September ...

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  • Wild Oats XI gets the chop

     

    August 29 2015

    Australia’s most successful ocean racing yacht, Bob Oatley’s 30-metre supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, is 30-metres no more. The sleek, silver-hulled beauty literally got the chop today at the hands of Bob Oatley and skipper Mark ...

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  • Mariner Engineering turns 20

     

    August 28 2015

    In September 1995 Jim Need leased the engineering shed in the old Knights Slipway on the waterfront in the historic seatown of Williamstown (Vic). In those days marine mechanics had to be all-rounders, doing anything from servicing engines to ...

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  • 2018 Melbourne to Osaka Double-Handed Yacht Race

     

    August 28 2015

    The Organizing Committee for the 2018 Melbourne to Osaka Double-Handed Yacht Race is pleased to announce the publishing of the Preliminary Notice of Race for the next race due to start in Port Philip Bay in March 2018. We have already had a ...

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  • Balmoral Quay -­ the perfect boating lifestyle is coming

     

    August 28 2015

    The new luxury townhouse and marina development on the Geelong (Vic) waterfront will transform the historic Rippleside Shipyard into one of the city’s most exclusive bayside communities to be known as Balmoral Quay. Located on 2.7 hectares ...

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  • Whittley Marine expands its presence in NSW

     

    August 27 2015

    In response to steady and sustained growth, Whittley Marine Group has appointed a second dealer to cater to the boating families of New South Wales. Effective immediately, Terrace Boating joins Sydney-based Hunts Marine, doubling the presence of the ...

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  • Proposed catch cap for commercial fishers in Port Phillip Bay

     

    August 26 2015

    A four week public consultation period has commenced today about a proposed sliding catch cap on the harvest of fish by licensed commercial fishers in Port Phillip Bay. Fisheries Victoria met with Seafood Industry Victoria representatives ...

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  • An interactive show for the whole family

     

    August 26 2015

    The 2015 Club Marine Mandurah Boat Show will be the most interactive Show ever, with activities designed for the whole family. Show Director Peter Woods said the Mandurah Boat Show has always been a fun, family day out; and that in 2015, the Show ...

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  • Brisbane Boat Show line-up speakers for the Keep Australia Fishing Stage

     

    August 25 2015

    Brisbane Boat Show is excited to announce a huge panel of speakers and industry experts for the Keep Australia Fishing Stage at this years Brisbane Boat Show, from September 3 – September 6 at Brisbane Showgrounds. Proudly ...

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  • Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong well advanced

     

    August 24 2015

    Located an hour from Melbourne’s CBD, Geelong is recognized as Victoria’s largest regional city. The region’s natural beauty, state-of-the-art infrastructure and the newly renovated and rejuvenated waterfront precinct makes Geelong ...

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  • Horizon introduces new Fast Displacement Motor Yacht

     

    August 24 2015

    Horizon Yachts has announced the Horizon FD85 fast displacement motor yacht has been added as a new model to the company’s luxury yacht line-up.  Developed by renowned yacht designer Cor D. Rover and Horizon’s in-house naval ...

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  • Riviera reveals the latest new crossover 575 SUV

     

    August 24 2015

    Riviera has announced a versatile addition to its popular crossover collection of sporty and adventurous luxury motor yachts, one that further enhances the marque’s international appeal. The new Riviera 575 SUV will be available with either ...

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  • Sunseeker celebrates delivery of 100 luxury yachts over 100'

     

    August 24 2015

    Sunseeker International will hold an exclusive celebration at Cannes Yachting Festival to recognise a huge acheivement – the delivery of its 100th luxury performance yacht in the 100ft+ “superyacht” category. Owners and special ...

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  • New all-in-one Garmin transducers

     

    August 21 2015

    Garmin’s new all-in-one transducers have been specifically designed for the latest range of echoMAP combos and GPSMAP multifunction displays. Eliminating the need to install multiple transducers, the new all-in-one transducers deliver ...

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