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Anglers praised during Operation Abate

The Victorian recreational fishing community is being praised for doing the right thing and largely sticking by catch limits following the completion of Operation Abate, during which nearly 2,700 anglers…

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Whittley appoints new Northern QLD dealer

Leading Australian trailer boat builder, Whittley Marine, has expanded its dealer network and reach in Queensland with the announcement of new dealer; Cavs Marine, to accommodate the growing North Queensland boating community. The…

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Going boating? Know the weather

Checking the weather before heading out on the water is standard for most Victorian boaters, but many don’t realise that one check is not enough. Maritime Safety Victoria (MSV) has…

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Powerplay catamarans lure with luxury

Australian cruising boaters will soon have the choice of the superb, Australian-designed Powerplay brand of luxury power catamarans, now distributed exclusively by Hurricane Boats Australia based at Sanctuary Cove. Established…

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Unique program to raise marine industry skills

Supported by the Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business, East Coast Apprenticeships, with the help and encouragement of key industry proponents, plans to deliver the ‘Launch into Work’ pre-employment…

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Marine impetus spawns mega chandlery

With new branding, more than 5,000 products and a massive new store with plenty of room for continued growth, Marine Trade Supplies is the largest of its kind in Australia,…

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New John Deere 4.5L marine engine

Following the recent announcement by John Deere Power Systems in Waterloo, Iowa (US), the new PowerTech™ 4045SFM85 marine engine is now ready to ship to customers worldwide, including Australia, New…

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MSQ's War on Wrecks gathers pace

In an article published by Maritime Safety Queensland in ‘Maritime Matters’ MSQ report that 271 unseaworthy vessels currently lie in an advanced state of decay in Queensland’s bays, rivers and creeks.  …

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Rye Boat Ramp officially launched

On Friday 30 November 2018, Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor David Gill and Nepean Ward Councillor Hugh Fraser joined key stakeholders and the community to officially celebrate the completion of…

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2019 Sanctuary Cove boat show launched

On the back of a 30th year celebration edition that saw more than 45,000 visitors, 300 exhibitors and collective sales worth hundreds of millions of dollars, marine companies can now…

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Global growth potential in new Steber relationship

Leading Australian fibreglass boat manufacturer, Steber International has joined with global defence service supplier, Austability in a partnership that could further boost regional employment opportunities. In opening Austability’s regional office…

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Coral Sea Resort joins Abell Point Marina

Paul Darrouzet, owner of the multi award-winning Airlie Beach marina precinct, Abell Point Marina, last week exchanged unconditional sale and purchase contracts for the acquisition of the iconic Coral Sea…

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Zulu victorious at Lizard Island

The 32nd annual Iron Jack Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic, 13 to 20 October, was won by champion game fishing boat, ZULU, a 54ft custom-built Assegai, considered one of the most…

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