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Facts & Figures BENETEAU FLYER 8
$145,895 Engine upgrade, Comfort pack including solid timber table, extended swim platform, T-Top, marine toilet and tank, bow thruster, helm seat upgrade $166,710 MATERIAL GRP TYPE Open monohull LENGTH 8.17m ( 26ft 10in) BEAM 2.53m (8ft 4in) WE
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New Jetties At Houtman Abrolhos
Construction has started on two jetties in Western Australia’s Houtman Abrolhos Islands National Park, to support conservation and new tourism opportunities. The $4.35 million contracts to build the jetties were awarded to a Dongara-based constructio
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PRICED FROM $169,995 (inc. GST) LENGTH 8.1m (26ft 7in) BEAM 2.55m (8ft 4in) DISPLACEMENT (EX. ENGINE) 2200kg FUEL 315L WATER 45L ENGINE Single 225-400hp Mercury Verado TOP SPEED 50kt WEB adventureboats.com.au ■
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Waterjets Integrate Interceptors
Waterjet manufacturer Castoldi is collaborating with interceptor manufacturer Zipwake to deliver Castoldi Turbodrive 490HCT and Turbodrive 600HCT waterjets equipped with the interceptors. Giacomo Castoldi, General Manager, Castoldi said: “This collab
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Sustainable Seafood Movement
Seafood accounts for about 16 per cent of all animal protein consumed worldwide. In the quest to meet growing global demand, production of seafood has grown dramatically in the last five decades, largely as a result of rapid growth in aquaculture. Bu
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On Watch
I’m again writing this from a place far from the TAB offices, but dear to my heart. I’m on the northern coast of NSW, near Seal Rock where the ocean howls — well, it is right now. We’ve had a ripper late-summer storm that brought with it more than 10
Trade-A-Boat1 min lettiTechnology & Engineering
Steber And Partners Test Hybrid Prototype
A collaborative partnership between New South Wales-based electrical company Ampcontrol, The University of Newcastle, and boatbuilder Steber International has conducted a series of successful bench and on-water trials of a hybrid diesel-electric boat
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Palm Island Gets A New Ferry
SeaLink Travel Group has officially launched its brand new 32m, $7 million purpose-designed ferry, Coolgaree Cat, for the Townsville to Palm Island service. Aluminium Marine built the catamaran in Queensland. The design was developed by Incat Crowthe
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Long Legged Performer
Most production cruising catamarans have limitations, such as upwind ability, and are compromised by their weight. So, for those with deeper pockets and further horizons, performance cruisers tends to be the go-to category. This was the realisation t
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About The Author
Kevin Smith grew up fishing and boating on the waterways of Zimbabwe, fighting off crocodiles, hippos and lions in his spare time, before venturing to South Africa. Much to his parents’ disgust, after graduating Kevin started work as a diving instruc
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What’s Scarier: Jaws Or Jellyfish?
You might think that an encounter with a great white is what scares most people about swimming in the sea, but University of South Australia researchers have found people are actually more afraid of a softer predator — the humble jellyfish. In a surv
Trade-A-Boat1 min lettiAutomotive
Facts & Figures KINETIC KC62
$3,150,000 (ex-taxes) Base model – Jockey seating, 100hp Mercury four-stroke, front deck cushions, mooring package, basic Fusion entertainment pack $74,995 OPTIONS INCLUDE: Blue/tangerine upholstery, Mercury 115hp four-stroke, Targa Arch T-Top, side
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Nz Starts Research Vessel Acquisition
Norwegian naval architecture firm Skipsteknisk AS has been selected to design a new fisheries research vessel for New Zealand. The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Limited (NIWA) released an international tender last year seeking
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Seeing The Difference
Sunnies have been an integral part of my life since the days of being a surf grommet on the beach, and probably more so trying to add to the surfing cool dude look of sun-bleached hair and tanned faces. Nonetheless, it was eye protection and funny en
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Search For Vegan Foods In The Sea
A growing global trend to search the sea world for vegan foods has led to the creation of an innovative science project at Flinders University’s Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development in South Australia. The goal is to tap into the booming vegan m
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Inpex Extends Ahts Contracts
Inpex Operations Australia has extended contracts previously agreed with Solstad Offshore ASA in October 2019 for the provision of two anchor handlers to support drilling for the Ichthys LNG development. The firm operational period for Normand Scorpi
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Solo Sailor Survives Eight-hour Ordeal
Solo sailor Nigel Fox was been rescued eight hours after being pitched overboard in rough seas off the Northern Territory coastline. The Southampton-born expat was located by an Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) aircraft 23km from his boat
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The North Marine Region
The North Marine Region comprises all Commonwealth waters from the western side of Cape York to the Northern Territory-Western Australian border, and shares international borders with Indonesia, Timor Leste and Papua New Guinea. The Region includes e
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Luxury Goes On Show
The latest addition to the Horizon FD yacht series is launching at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in May. With more than 30 years of luxury yacht building experience under its belt, Horizon has a lot to bring to its FD series and, in the
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Seadogs of Yore
Sailors often led dangerous lives. Many of those dangers were external, coming from wild weather, long voyages, pirates, or enemy ships. Sometimes, however, the danger came from within, as John Black discovered in 1797. Born in 1778 in Great Yarmouth
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WA Boatbuilder Confirms First SA Contract
Western Australian boatbuilder Dongara Marine has confirmed an order to build its first new vessel for the South Australian Rock Lobster fishery. “With a number of boatbuilders already well established as suppliers of new cray boats for the lobster f
Trade-A-Boat1 min lettiCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Tips For Sustainable Consumption
1. Inform yourself with a pocket guide or go online, there’s loads of helpful information out there (see our Contacts box p78). 2. In the marketplace, politely ask before you buy — what species is it (identified by a standardised fish name); what cou
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New Survey Boat Tested
A new type of small survey craft that will improve the Navy’s geospatial survey capabilities has been launched from the LHD HMAS Adelaide for the first time. Named Polaris, it is part of a range of new equipment delivered to the Maritime Geospatial W
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Quick Specs
ENGINE Tohatsu MFS 3.5C ENGINE TYPE Single cylinder OHV four-stroke outboard BHP/MHP* 3.5/3.5 at 5500rpm WOT RPM RANGE 5000–6000 MAX TORQUE 4.7Nm at 4800rpm DISPLACEMENT 85.5cc BORE X STROKE 55 x 36mm GEAR RATIO 2.15:1 DRY SHORT SHAFT WEIGHT
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The Art Of Ownership
Cobli is brought to you courtesy of two of the boating industry's most respected operators: John Cowpe and Peter Hrones. This pair bring more than 50 years operating in boat sales, support and importation. The best designs, the best manufacturers and
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Alloy Builder Makocraft Launched Grp Range
Queensland-based alloy boatbuilder Makocraft has made a timely decision to launch its X-Series fibreglass range of 4m powerboats. Owner Tim Stessl says during 2020 the entire boating industry experienced a boom in sales, which resulted in plenty of c
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PRICE POA LENGTH (OVERALL) 21.23m (69ft 8in) BEAM 5.8m (19ft 1in) DRAFT 1.62m (5ft 4in) DRY WEIGHT 39,970kg FUEL 6500L WATER 750L ENGINE 2 x MAN V8 1300hp WEB rivieraaustralia.com ■
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Short List To Build Darwin Ship Lift
The race to build Darwin’s new ship lift is down to five companies which have progressed beyond the Design and Construction Expression of Interest (EOI) stage. The shortlisted parties are: Clough Projects Australia Pty Ltd; McConnell Dowell Construct
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Premier Exhibitors For Sanctuary Cove Show
The first wave of exhibitors for the highly anticipated 32nd edition of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) has been unveiled. Among the prominent brands having already applied for prime positions on water for the event, to be held 20–
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Seafaring Superstitions
Dangerous activities are often coloured and influenced by their own unique manual of superstitions. This is especially so in the case of seafaring. The sea has always been a dangerous environment in which to venture, whether for work or recreation, a
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