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Barry 2019-10-13

PROFILE BOATS TO BE BUILT IN USA

Profile Boats have announced that they have signed an agreement with Excel Boats USA to license the manufacture and sale of Profile Boats in the USA.

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Barry 2019-10-14

FASTMOUNT RELEASES NEW SOLUTION FOR HEAVYWEIGHT PANELS

Continuing their trend of working closely with customers to drive innovation, Fastmount, leader in hidden panel mounting systems, has released their new LP-SMX.

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Barry 2019-10-13

LUXURY LIMOUSINE FROM KIT CARLIER DESIGN

Muscular lines, indulgent interiors and supreme design technology have come together to create Apparition, the latest luxury limousine from New Zealand-based studio, Kit Carlier Design.

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Barry 2019-10-14

K2-1050  An Elegant Solution

K2-1050 fuses high-performance sports functionality with superior styling to evoke a luxury escape.

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Barry 2019-10-14

SEQUOR TRAILERS UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP

Auckland based Sequor Trailers founded 18 months ago to provide high quality trailers has seen growth beyond initial plans, resulting in change of ownership structure to bring in Mr Charles Winstone, former CEO of Lancer Inflatables.

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Barry 2019-10-14

HYUNDAI SEASALL G7

Hyundai Marine New Zealand are set to launch a new Hyundai SeasAll G7 engine into their current range of diesel inboard marine engines.

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Barry 2019-10-14

SUNREEF YACHTS TO BUILD 49M CAT

Luxury catamaran designer and manufacturer Sunreef Yachts is to build a fully custom 49m twin-hulled superyacht.

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Barry 2019-10-13

YANMAR REVEALS X47 FLAGSHIP

Yanmar has revealed further details about its innovative new brand flagship, the X47 Express Cruiser.

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Barry 2019-10-07

AOWBS ATTRACTS PLENTY OF BUYERS

The annual Auckland On Water Boat Show (AOWBS) finished yesterday after four days that saw serious sales made, despite the varied weather.

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Barry 2019-10-07

SEALEGS RELEASE NEW MODEL

Sealegs International had the world debut of their latest amphibious RIB at the just finished Auckland On Water Boat Show, in Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour.

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Barry 2019-10-07

WHITE POINTER 970 CUSTOM CRUISER

The AOWBS attracted some of the countries best alloy boats, amongst them White Pointer’s latest 970 Custom Cruiser.

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Barry 2019-10-07

130 SUPERYACHTS AND COUNTING FOR AMERICA’S CUP

The combined popularity of the Prada Cup America’s Cup Challenger Series and the America’s Cup, plus the additional drawcard of related superyacht regattas is now expected to see over 130 superyachts visiting New Zealand next year and in 2021.

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Barry 2019-10-07

LUXURY TENDER FROM JPRIBS

Released at the AOWBS last week, the K Series is JP Custom Tenders' specialist superyacht line of bespoke tenders.

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Barry 2019-10-07

Raritan Elegance Toilets

The Marine Elegance from Raritan Engineering is one of the most adaptable and easily installed marine toilets on the market today.

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Barry 2019-10-07

ATL COMPOSITES LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

ATL Composites has released its new local website showcasing the West System epoxy products now live online, with an array of improved functions for B2B and direct customers.

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Barry 2019-10-07

FUSION WINS NMEA PRODUCT OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

Fusion’s Apollo RA770 has been awarded the Product of Excellence Award at the 2019 National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Conference in the US.

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Barry 2019-09-30

MARITIMO NEW ZEALAND SALES TEAM STRENGTHENS

Australian luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Maritimo, is building on its already strong presence in New Zealand by expanding its dealer partner network.

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Barry 2019-09-30

TRISTRAM MARINE’S NEW WORLD-CLASS SERVICE CENTRE OPEN

Positioned adjacent to Tristram Marine’s existing Production Plant, the brand new Service Centre quadruples the size of Tristram’s new boat rigging, after-sales service, repowering, grooming & detailing facilities.

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Barry 2019-09-30

Palm Beach 50 GT - SERIOUS FUN

Palm Beach changes lanes with a pair of new 50GTs—Capt. Bill Pike drove both to see how these two new hotties compare.

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Barry 2019-09-30

NEW ZEALAND RESCUE RECOGNISED AT INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

A dramatic rescue off the Port Waikato bar has earned New Zealand search and rescue agencies international recognition.

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Barry 2019-09-30

ACR SM-3 Automatic Buoy Marker Light

New compact and durable crew-overboard LED strobe is approved for use worldwide for a range of commercial and leisure applications.

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Barry 2019-09-30

ECHO YACHTS’S UNVEILS NEW RANGE OF ACTIVE-FOILING TRIMARANS

Australian superyacht builder Echo Yachts and multihull design specialists One2Three Naval Architects have teamed up again to launch a new range of Active-foiling Trimaran Sports Motoryachts, comprising 28m, 30m, 38m and 40m models.

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Barry 2019-09-30

GALEON 680 FLY SCOOPS PRESTIGIOUS DESIGN AWARD

The Galeon 680 FLY took out the 2019 World Yachts Trophy for exterior design in the 64-80 feet category during the Cannes Yachting Festival, 8 to 13 September.

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Barry 2019-09-30

VESPER MARINE ANNOUNCES CORTEX

Vesper Marine, has announced a revolution in marine VHF with the release of Cortex, the world’s first radio with wireless touchscreen handsets, built-in Class B SOTDMA smartAIS transponder and remote vessel monitoring.

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Barry 2019-09-23

Hella EuroLed 75

Hella’s EuroLed 75 offers the latest in style, functionality, performance, high energy efficiency and long-lasting illumination.

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Barry 2019-09-23

FABIO BUZZI TRAGICALLY KILLED

Powerboating world mourns loss of racing legend Fabio Buzzi, 76, after he was killed last week attempting to break the Monte Carlo to Venice speed record.

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Barry 2019-09-23

LEXUS PREMIERES NEW LUXURY YACHT

In Lexus’ continuing commitment to deliver innovative and amazing experiences to its customers, Lexus has released its first luxury yacht, the Lexus LY 650.

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Barry 2019-09-23

EVINRUDE 115 ETEC LAUNCHED

The all new Evinrude 115 ETEC was official launched last week in Auckland by Marine Distributors Ltd, the New Zealand distributors for Evinrude outboards.

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Barry 2019-09-23

Sea Ray SLX 350

Looking for a huge day boat, then look no further than the all new Sea Ray SLX 350. A premium level day boat if you have a lot of friends.

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Barry 2019-09-23

MARITIMO SET FOR ITS LARGEST AOWBS DISPLAY

Maritimo, is preparing for its largest Auckland On Water Boat Show exhibit, with a range of new vessels for the annual event.

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Barry 2019-09-23

CARBON FIBRE COWLING FOR CXO300

The British marine specialist Cox Powertrain’s high-performance diesel outboard has now been topped with stylish contemporary-styled carbon fibre cowling.

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Barry 2019-09-23

TWIN DISC OPEN GOLD COAST BASE

The state-of-the-art, custom-designed and built new Gold Coast facility for Twin Disc Pacific has officially opened.

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Barry 2019-09-23

NEW EXPLORER FROM EVOLUTION MOTOR YACHTS

In the wake of significant interest of the GCX40 explorer yacht designed by Misha Merzliakov Yacht Design (MMYD), a new joint venture has been announced bringing together leading figures in the industry.

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Barry 2019-09-13

2019 CLUB MARINE PERTH INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

The Club Marine Perth International Boat Show is the major boating event in Western Australia, and will be held from Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd September 2019.

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Barry 2019-09-13

LOOMES 14M SPORT FISHING POWERCAT

Lomocean Design has released renderings of a new 14m high speed sport fish cat.

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Barry 2019-09-13

FAMILY RIB

Brig’s all new Eagle 6.7 will be having its New Zealand release at the forthcoming AOWBS (Oct3-6).

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Barry 2019-09-13

ZF to Present New Driveline Solutions at AOWBS

ZF will introduce its newest transmission, the ZF 400A, at Auckland on Water Boat Show.

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Barry 2019-09-13

THE NEW YANMAR YD42 DISPLAY

Compact and modern Yanmar display units offer solutions for a range of yachts, catamarans, motorboats and RIBs.

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Barry 2019-09-13

MARITIMO AT PERTH BOAT SHOW

Maritimo are set to create a wave of interest at next month's Perth International Boat Show with Maritimo’s official on water brand display.

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Barry 2019-09-13

VESPER AIS/NAVIONICS APP

Vesper AIS now available on Navionics apps. AIS information from Vesper Marine smartAIS transponders is now available on Navionics apps for Android and IOS devices.

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Barry 2019-09-13

HONDA UPDATES V6 RANGE

All Honda V6 outboards are now built with the same 3.6lt, V6 powerhead from the BF250.

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Barry 2019-09-13

NEW EQUALIZER TWIN PIN PRO

The Black Magic Equalizer has grown a reputation around the world for being the ultimate fish fighting gimbal and harness and now it’s better than ever before!

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Barry 2019-09-06

JP RIBS CUSTOM 800 CABIN - IMPECCABLE PEDIGREE

JP RIBS offers hand-crafted, high-performance RIB solutions such as the Custom 800 Open. It combines a slick finish and high spec technology, with the care and attention that comes through hand moulding by craftsmen with impeccable pedigree.

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Barry 2019-09-06

CARBON FIBRE SPORTFISHER

Good things come to those who wait and Yachting Developments has now released details on the 39.5m Lanakai.

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Barry 2019-09-06

GREAT PRIZES TO WIN AT AOWS

If you come to our stand (EV125) at the Auckland On Water Boat Show you have a chance of winning some great prizes.

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Barry 2019-09-06

New Compact VHF From Furuno

Furuno has introduced an all-new FM4850 space-saving black box VHF - a 5-in-1 unit featuring VHF Radiotelephone, Class D DSC, GPS Receiver, AIS Receiver, and Simplified Loud Hailer with Intercom.

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Barry 2019-09-06

RESERVE YOUR DOMAIN

Domain alloy boats are available in two hull sizes, 4.75m and 5.50m with four models. In either a cuddy cabin or centre console.

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Barry 2019-09-06

CIRCA MARINE 24M EXPEDITION MOTOR YACHT

Circa Marine, one of New Zealand’s most respected builders of large alloy powerboats, is well under with a new 24m Expedition Motor Yacht.

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Barry 2019-08-30

THE BOAT WORKS ADDS 300 TONNE TRAVELIFT

The Boat Works has added a Gold Coast’s largest ship lift, the 300 Tonne marvel named “Rhino” for its grit and hauling power

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Barry 2019-08-30

ORION & SMUGGLER MARINE BACK IN THE AMPHIBIOUS BOAT BUSINESS

Smuggler Marine and Orion have resumed production of their amphibious boats, following the Court of Appeal decision earlier this week which will free up production of their amphibious boats in New Zealand.

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Barry 2019-08-30

SMUGGLER 620 HT

HIGH & HANDY - Mike Rose checks out the latest addition to the Smuggler range that has been designed to offer both comfort and protection for even the tallest amongst us.

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Barry 2019-08-30

HELLA EUROLED 75 LED

Stylish, reliable and energy efficient, these lamps will provide excellent illumination to enhance interior and exterior spaces.

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Barry 2019-08-30

COX CXO300 GETTING CLOSER

Diesel outboard manufacturer Cox Powertrain has announced that production of its much-anticipated CXO300 will commence in October.

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Barry 2019-08-30

STABILISATION FOR THE BIG YACHTS

Humphree, a world leader in stabilisers has just released all new 1.3 and 1.5m2 electric fin stabilisers.

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Barry 2019-08-30

Riviera to showcase multiple premieres AT AOWBS

Riviera will invite New Zealand boating enthusiasts to step aboard for the first time, three outstanding new models at the Auckland On Water Boat Show from October 3-6.

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Barry 2019-08-30

WORLD’S FIRST ELECTRIC HYDROFOIL PWC

Electro.Aero, an Australian start-up based in Perth, has developed what it claims is the world’s first electric hydrofoil personal watercraft – the WaveFlyer.

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Barry 2019-08-23

Furuno Searchlight Sonars

Furuno's tradition of ingenuity and innovation continues in their latest Searchlight Sonars, the CH500 and CH600 - offering high-definition targeting on a 12.1" XGA Display.

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Barry 2019-08-23

Stacer 429 Seamaster

Richard Milner looks at the Stacer 429 Seamaster, a cost-effective, agile, well-featured alloy trailer boat on a budget.

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Barry 2019-08-23

U-DEK now available direct

U-DEK marine deck kits are now available direct from a new Auckland facility of leading manufacturer, Ultralon Foam.

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Barry 2019-08-23

Riviera announces an addition to SUV Collection

Riviera has announced an advanced, mid-sized addition to its SUV Collection, designated the 505, which will make her international debut at the 2020 Miami Yacht Show (13-17 February).

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Barry 2019-08-23

MARITIMO LAUNCHES MARITIMO ONE

Maritimo has announced the company's latest design and manufacturing strategy along with three new M-Series Flybridge Motoryachts being created within the company's newest division, Maritimo One.

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Barry 2019-08-23

DICKEY AT AOWBS

For Dickey Boats, the 2019 Auckland On-Water Boat Show plays host to the most significant public showing of its celebrated vessels in the company’s history.

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Barry 2019-08-23

COMPACT GYRO STABILISER FROM TOHMEI

The ARG 50T / 65T is the latest model developed for small boats by anti rolling gyro manufacturer, Tohmei.

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Barry 2019-08-23

MASTERVOLT INTEGRATES WITH CZONE

Mastervolt’s new CombiMaster 3000 combines a powerful and intelligent 3-step+ battery charger, a quiet and efficient inverter and a versatile switching system. This is the first of a line of products that features integrated CZone compatibility.

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Barry 2019-08-23

GREAT PRIZES TO WIN AT AOWS

If you come to our stand (EV125) at the Auckland On Water Boat Show you have a chance of winning some great prizes.

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Barry 2019-08-16

BENETEAU GRAN TURISMO 32

Designed to provide a perfect transition from a day boat to an express cruiser, the Gran Turismo 32 makes use of the Flyer 10 deck plan, while retaining the panache of the Gran Turismo line.

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Barry 2019-08-16

Auckland On Water Boat Show Turns 21

This year's Auckland On Water Boat Show, in October celebrates its 21st year, with the slightly later date bringing the show into line with the school holidays, as well as daylight savings time.

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Barry 2019-08-16

2020 TAIWAN SHOW

The 2020 Taiwan International Boat Show will be held at the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center, 12-15 March 2020.

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Barry 2019-08-16

South Island Series 2019 Wraps Up

In early August in the deep south Fiordland lake of Te Anau, the last race of the nine-round Boat Marathon series was completed in near zero temperatures.

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Barry 2019-08-16

PURECRAFT RELEASE NEW CC

The new Purekraft 600 Centre Console is to be launched at the upcoming Auckland On Water Boat Show.

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Barry 2019-08-16

NEW DISTRIBUTOR FOR RARITAN

Lusty and Blundell Ltd, is now distributing Raritan marine sanitation equipment, in New Zealand.

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Barry 2019-08-16

Raymarine IP Thermal Camera

Raymarine has created an affordable new stabilised IP thermal camera system that is perfectly suited for trailer boats.

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Barry 2019-08-16

NEW COAST GUARD RESCUE VESSEL

After two years of dedicated effort and community fundraising as well as generous contributions from major funders, Coastguard has welcomed its latest Rescue Boat ‘Trillian Trust Rescue’ to the Hauraki Gulf.

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Barry 2019-08-09

CZone Humminbird Integration

BEP Marine, manufacturers of BEP and CZone product for Power Products LLC, has announced the eagerly anticipated integration with Humminbird.

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Barry 2019-08-09

STABICRAFT 2250

Released at the 2019 Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show the 2250 range has its DNA in the distinctive 2750 Centrecab.

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Barry 2019-08-09

VOLVO PENTA D4 & D6

Volvo Penta unveiled its next-generation D4 & D6 propulsion packages to the public for the first time at last week’s Sydney International Boat Show (SIBS).

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Barry 2019-08-09

FAMILY BOATS TAKE ON QUINTREX

Auckland based Family Boats has been appointed the new New Zealand distributor for Quintrex Boats. Built-in Australia, Quintrex is Australasia's largest manufacturer of aluminium boats with an extensive range that covers over 100 models.

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Barry 2019-08-09

MARITIMO BEST EVER SIBS

The Sydney International Boat Show has been one of the most successful ever for Australia's luxury motoryacht manufacturer Maritimo.

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Barry 2019-08-09

2019 SIBS A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

The Sydney International Boat Show closed after five glorious sunny days at the International Convention Centre Sydney and the Show’s purpose-built marina on Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour.

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Barry 2019-08-09

Oceanmax Reveals Global Expansion Plans

Kiwi company, Oceanmax, leading innovator of underwater coatings, has announced the next phase of its planned global expansion.

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Barry 2019-08-09

BRP COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF TELWATER

BRP announced last week the completion of the acquisition of Telwater Pty Ltd, Australia's largest manufacturer of aluminum boats and trailers.

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Barry 2019-08-03

PRO FLOORS WINS AGAIN

Kiwi offshore racer, Wayne Valder picked up another victory in the US to extend his lead and title chase for the coverted US1.

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Barry 2019-08-03

MCLAY RAPTOR 741

The McLay 741 Raptor brings a whole new dimension to amphibious boats and has some very unique features that distance it from its competitors.

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Barry 2019-08-03

Aakron Introduce new 6.6m RIB

Aakron Xpress Marine, NZ distributors of Highfield RIBs, have announced they will be introducing the 6.6m Patrol model at the upcoming Auckland On-the-Water-Boat Show.

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Barry 2019-08-03

AUSTRALIAN MARKET A “SLEEPING GIANT” SAYS IBI

A recent news report from IBI magazines daily industry newsletter reported some interesting facts about the Australian market.

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Barry 2019-08-03

ACR RCL-95 LED searchlight

The new ACR Electronics RCL-85 and RCL-95 ultra-bright remote-controlled LED searchlights have been launched to offer a range of boaters an affordable and reliable solution to enhance visibility in all conditions.

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Barry 2019-08-03

Multihull Solutions stage world premiere of ILIAD 70 at SIBS

The highly anticipated new ILIAD 70 is currently on display at the Sydney International Boat Show which runs through till Monday.

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Barry 2019-08-03

PRINCESS YACHTS RELEASE NEW FLAGSHIP

Following the recent announcement of Princess Yacht’s revolutionary R35 performance sports yacht, Princess now reveals the all-new Y85.

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Barry 2019-08-03

ECO-RESPONSIBILITY AT THE BOAT WORKS

The Boat Works has doubled in size to 54 acres (218,530-square-metres), and is on track to welcome the first superyachts to the new purpose-built facility by summer 2019.

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Barry 2019-07-26

NIMBUS C9

The Nimbus C9 (C standing for commuter) is the third in the new 9m Nimbus series following the W9 (Weekender)and T9 (Tender) models.

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Barry 2019-07-26

OCEAN ALEXANDER 45 DIVERGENCE AT SIBS

Alexander Marine Australia will host the much-anticipated Australian launch of their 45 Divergence at the 2019 Sydney International Boat Show, next week (1 to 5 August).

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Barry 2019-07-26

The Black Swan

With over 23,000 horsepower, The Black Swan includes a swimming pool that funnels toward the stern and seems to disappear into the ocean.

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Barry 2019-07-26

MOTORGUIDE TOUR PRO

MotorGuide has added two revolutionary and industry-leading trolling motors to its line-up - the Tour and the Tour Pro.

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Barry 2019-07-26

Pole Position for new Maritimo XCat

The recent XCats Stresa GP on Lake Maggiore, Italy saw positive results for the Australian teams, although outright victory eluded all three.

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Barry 2019-07-26

BRISBANE BOAT SHOW RETURNS TO THE BCEC

The Brisbane Boat Show returns to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from the 23rd until the 25th of August 2019.

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Barry 2019-07-26

WORLD PREMIERE OF THE BRIG EAGLE 670

Sirocco Marine will host the global launch of the new BRIG Eagle 670, part of what will be the largest display by any exhibitor at this year's Sydney International Boat Show, 1 to 5 August.

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Barry 2019-07-26

POWERCAT NEEDS INVESTOR

Catamarans International Ltd are looking for investors to complete a new 20m LRC (Long Range Cruiser) catamaran.

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Barry 2019-07-19

Stewart Mathiesen passes away

Stewart Mathiesen, the former owner of Tenob Wholesale Marine, passed away on 14 July after a short illness.

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Barry 2019-07-19

Maritimo X50

The Maritimo X50 sport yacht had its world premiere at the recent 2019 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, and now it's heading for Sydney.

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Barry 2019-07-19

Quick gyro leads Gineico line-up at SIBS 2019

Marine accessory specialist, Gineico will return to the Sydney International Boat Show, 1 to 5 August 2019 at Darling Harbour with the revolutionary Quick MC2 X-Series anti-roll gyro stabilizer.

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Barry 2019-07-19

EVINRUDE'S UNDERRATED iSTEER and iTRIM SYSTEMS

Evinrude's iSteer and iTrim are underrated systems that are available on all G2 outboards.

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Barry 2019-07-19

Lowrance Launches Ghost Trolling Motor

Lowrance has announced the next step in their delivery of the ultimate fishing system to the serious angler - the new Lowrance Ghost freshwater trolling motor.

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Barry 2019-07-19

GLOMEX CAMBOAT

With the ever-present danger of boat theft, maybe it's time you considered investing in a Glomex CamBoat security camera.

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