Boating News 2009:

Catch up on all the boating news from around the country:

A Sneek Peek at Haines Hunter New 'Profish Series':

11/06/09: – Haines Hunter is set to release 7 new models with 10 Good Reasons to Consider!! This range is targeting what Haines Hunter specialises in the best, “the fishing market”.

The Profish Series comprising of 7 models from 4.7 meters up to a massive 6.7 meters you are sure to find one in your size and budget! The Profish Series comes with totally new configuration, new colours, new graphics and real benefits why customers should consider a Haines Hunter.

The official launch will be based around the 49th Annual BIA Melbourne Boat Show. At the show you’ll be sure to see the Profish Series consisting of the 475, 495, 525, 535, and 575.

You will also get to experience the launch of the big 625 Profish at the show where as those wanting to get a look at the massive 675 Profish will have to wait for its release which is due in October 2009.

The range, 575 and up targeting the hardcore fisherman without bursting their budget has been designed to cater for long range offshore fishing.............Read More

Operation ‘Cold Water’ Update:

10/06/09: – NSW Maritime Boating Safety Officers checked more than 1500 boats statewide during Operation Cold Water over the long weekend. Recreational Boating General Manager for NSW Maritime, Brett Moore, said the campaign was considered a success as part of a wider effort to raise awareness of the risks of hypothermia.

“The people of NSW go boating all year round but it is at this time of year that exposure to cold air and water temperatures presents the greatest risk,” Mr Moore said. “In the cooler months, it becomes more critical than normal to regularly check the weather before and during boating, to ensure your boat is suitable for the conditions, and to dress appropriately.

“Perhaps most importantly, every skipper must ensure their boat is fitted with all the required safety equipment, and that includes a lifejacket for every person on board.”

Mr Moore said NSW Maritime Boating Safety Officers carried out 1538 spot safety checks over the weekend, issuing 65 infringements and 92 formal warnings across NSW..............Read More

Apply now for $5M in Better Boating grants:

08/06/09: – Ports and Waterways Minister Joe Tripodi said today increased funding has made available for recreational boating infrastructure projects under NSW Maritime’s Better Boating Program.

Mr Tripodi said $5 million has been provided in the 2009-10 Program and from today applicants are invited to put forward projects they think may qualify.

“Boating clubs, community groups, councils and other organisations will be able to apply for Better Boating grants worth $25 million over the next five years,” Mr Tripodi said.

“That’s an increase of $2 million a year on previous funding programs for facilities such as boat ramps, public wharves, jetties, sewage pump out facilities and public moorings.”

Mr Tripodi said to be eligible for funding, projects must be available for use by a broad cross section of the boating public. Infrastructure must also be of a lasting nature have the support of local councils and the community.............Read More

Licence logbooks for safer boating in NSW:

31/05/09: – People applying for a power boat licence will have to show they have practical ‘on-water’ boating experience under new licence regulations which come into force next week.

Ports and Waterways Minister Joe Tripodi said from Monday (June 1,2009) anyone wanting a licence will have to complete a Boating Licence Practical Logbook or attend a registered training provider course. “This practical component is in addition to the two existing theory tests applicants need to sit,” Mr Tripodi said..............Read More


50 Point Boat Safety Check from Blakes Marine:
28/05/09: – Your boating should be fun and relaxing. As the skipper you should ensure that you have done what you can to protect the safety of your passengers and yourself whilst on the waterways. Blakes Marine offer a 50 Point Safety Check for only $99.00. Adding the 50 Point Safety Check to your maintenance schedule will help to keep you and the crew safe on the water...........Read More

Boat Safety Recall:
23/05/09: :– Marine Power International Pty Ltd has become aware that certain Savage & Bermuda models with an underfloor fuel tank may have been fitted with incorrectly rated hoses running from the fuel tank to the fuel filter and from the fuel tank to the breather/vent......Read More

Maritime issues wild weather warning:
22/05/09: :– NSW Maritime has warned boaters to take extra precautions over the next few days as wild weather hits NSW. The coastal bars from Sydney north to the Tweed are expected to be dangerous and remain so until conditions abate.............Read More

Trailer Boat Fishing Tournament 2009:
14/05/09: :– Heading up to Port Stephens for the 2009 Club Marine Trailer Boat Fishing Tournament the rain was so heavy I was half expecting to be passed by a few boats towing cars up the Pacific Hwy. Almost 1100 anglers towed 430 boats...........Read More

Evinrude E-Tec Racing Award:
12/05/09: – Evinrude E-TEC have come away on top at the 2009 Mildura Ski Race, grabbing first place and breaking existing records across both SMOC expert and social classes. Being driven by Brad Groves, Stalker Evinrude, won both divisions and continued .......[Read More]

Receivers appointed to luxury boat builder Riviera:
09/05/09:Deloitte partners Chris Campbell, Vaughan Strawbridge and Richard Hughes, have been appointed as Receivers and Managers of Australian luxury boat builder, Riviera. A statement from the Recievers:........Click Here

Haines Hunter Celebrates 50th Anniversary:
01/05/09:Haines Hunter is celebrating 50 years in the boat business by doing what they do best - giving boaters more value for money. Haines Hunter is releasing a prestigious fleet of Limited Edition boats to celebrate this achievement and the customers who have..........Read More

Bushy’s New Boat:
16/04/09:Buying a new boat is a very tricky process if you want to get it right. Firstly you have to decide exactly what you want the boat to do. In my case I really wasn’t asking for much - I just wanted a boat big enough to catch marlin, kingfish, tuna, snapper..........Read More

10/04/09: – E10, or unleaded petrol (ULP) with 10% ethanol, has been around for more than 20 years but only recently has it gained widespread publicity in Australia.  Back in the 1980’s, many large cities in the USA mandated what was often called “reformulated gasoline” (RFG).........[Read More]

Tabs Boats under Administrator:
04/04/09: – Tabs Boats Pty Ltd is yet another casualty in the boating industry. Seems this is happening on a weekly basis. The ACCC Web Site has Tabs Boats listed as "UNDER EXTERNAL ADMINISTRATION and/or CONTROLLER APPOINTED".

Matthew Hayden on board for safety campaign:
03/04/09:NSW Maritime has launched a $200,000 boating safety campaign featuring former Australian cricket opener Matthew Hayden, Ports and Waterways Minister Joe Tripodi announced today. The star batsman had donated his time to the campaign.........[Read More]

The Whitehot E-TEC Cashback has arrived!:
19/03/09: - The Whitehot E-TEC cashback is available on all MY08 and MY09 Evinrude E-TEC's. Consumers who purchase 90 -200HP (smallblocks) will receive $1,000 cashback, while 200 (bigblocks) -300HP models will receive a $1,500 cashback.............[Read More]

Telwater guilty of price maintenance:
12/03/09: -On the 5th March in the federal court of Australia (Queensland) orders where made against Telwater and the company was fined $210,000 plus $28,000 against Mr Phelan (MD) and court costs of $40,000 making a total of $278,000. .................[Read More]

Victorian Police choose Haines Hunter:
10/03/09: - .After rigorously testing every major boat brand in Australia the Victorian Police has made Haines Hunter their boat of choice. The legendary Haines Hunter hull design, dry riding ability, large cockpit space and extra deep free board gives a feeling of security when patrolling the coastline and separates Haines Hunter from the rest..................[Read More]

Secondhand Boat Secrets – Collector's Edition:
9/03/09: - Well known boating journalist, Jeff Webster, has released a new edition of his best selling magazine, Secondhand Boat Secrets. First published in 1995, this unique publication quickly became established as the “bible” for anyone interested in buying a used...............[Read More]

All media device’ wallmount stereo:
8/03/09: - The JENSEN® AWM970 108W AM/FM/CD/DVD/USB/iPod® is an all-new multimedia wallmount unit designed for luxury cruisers and yachts. Sleek and compact, it can be easily mounted in any convenient location and is a single state-of-the-art.................[Read More]

Trailcraft Boats placed in Voluntary Administration:
05/03/09: - Today Andrew Murphy the National Sales/Marketing Manager for Trailcraft Boats, has advised that Trailcraft Boats has been placed into Voluntary Administration by Management. Ferrier Hodgson has been appointed as.........[Read More]

Safety equipment checks on Sydney Harbour:
05/03/09: - NSW Maritime officers will be out on Sydney Harbour on the weekend of 7-8 March 2009 conducting random safety equipment checks on boats on the waterways. NSW Maritime Sydney regional manager Trevor Williams said that..........[Read More]

EVINRUDE E-TEC 5 year warranty program:
01/03/09: – Evinrude E-TEC has come a long way since 1908 when Ole Evinrude developed the first commercially successful outboard engine. Now 100 years on, the brand is looking to celebrate its 100th anniversary on the water. To mark this milestone and kick off our anniversary year with a bang, Evinrude E-TEC will be offering a 5 year manufacturers warranty on all MY08 and MY09 models sold between February 1st 2009 and January 31st 2010.........[Read More]



BRP Australia and The Haines Group support fight against air pollution: Straight From The Carton To The Winner's Circle:
BRILLIANT IN ANY COLOUR, CLASSIC IN WHITE: New Transit Zone Under Sydney Harbour Bridge:
Fitting Out For Bay & Coastal Fishing: New Model Prostrike Sports to make waves:
Secondhand Boat Workshop Haines Hunter Cruiser Boat of The Year
Evinrude E-TEC wins 24 Hours in Rouen Tracker Marine Powerup Program
Haines Hunter 490 Prostrike awarded AMIF Boat of the Year! Haines Hunter Inducted to Manufacturing Hall of Fame
The'Bushy Special' launched ! Bar Crusher raising the bar again
NSW Waterways Boating Round-up April. New Armidale Class patrol boats.
Sydney Harbour Week. Bombardier Recreational Products.
NSW Waterways Sept Boating Roundup! NSW Waterways January Boating Roundup!
NSW Waterways Aug Boating Roundup! NSW Waterways July Boating Roundup!
Anxiety over for Bombardier Sale Lifejackets a must on Coastal Bars!


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