Category Archives: Boat News

Aluminium Fishing Boats with Extreme Boats

Extreme Boats have been one of the Most Awarded Boats in New Zealand for the last 9 years and with quality design, construction and performance its not hard to see why.

With models stretching from 5 metres to an Extreme 11 metres in length its easy to see how serious and passionate the team at Extreme are, and there’s good reasoning behind this.

The boats are built by a team that fish and dive, so they have first-hand real-life experience on these boats. They don’t just build them to sell but are actually very passionate users of their own products which enables them to fine tune and adjust the designs to be very user friendly and most of all practical.

Extreme Boats began manufacturing boats 20 years ago in small runs and have gone from strength to strength since. They build centre consoles, hardtop boats, sport fishing boats, side consoles and will also customise to suit any application at time of placing an order.

You can find out more about the full range of Extreme Boats by heading over to

Boston Whaler’s Luxury 42 Foot Cruiser

Andrew from Queensland Marine Centre reveals the awesome power of the Mercury powered, quad rigged 1400 HP 42-foot Outrage centre console ballistic missile that’s every boaters dream.

This boat for some is what’s considered downsizing from a 70 footer and there’s no doubt that the four 350HP Mercury Verado engines travelling at 50 MPH will get you to where you want fast.

The Outrage lives up to its name and is a boat that is cross purpose, meaning it can be used for just about any activity like fishing, cruising, skiing or just for fun in complete luxury. Below deck, there’s a full cabin that sleeps four with toilet, shower, generator, air conditioning and all the comforts expected in a boat of this calibre.

Boston Whaler is a name that’s been around for 60 years and there is an extensive range of models to suit just about any purpose. Check them out here.

Cruise Craft’s latest Fish 360 M

Australian built since 1946, the Cruise Craft brand has built a reputation for producing premium boats leading the industry in design excellence, innovation and quality. The all new Fish 360 M continues this trend with 360 degrees of unobstructed deck space ready to take your fishing to the next level.

It has been a long time coming for this new release, but the extra time was taken to make sure it was perfect. Plenty of research and planning went in to create something Cruise Craft are really proud of. Centre consoles have been working really well in the Australian market, so Cruise Craft saw an opening to push that area. The Fish 360 M has the Cruise Craft DNA, based on an existing hull with an overall length of 6.35m, the striking presentation paired with great stability has not only met expectations through testings but gone above and beyond.

Standard inclusions are a Yamaha F150XB Four Stroke (Max 200HP), Custom Cruise Craft Trailer (Mech Brakes),  210L under floor fuel with dual fillers,  hydraulic steering, dual battery system with VSR, self draining floor, over 700L of storage, built in 3 drawer tackle box, 4x cleats and 4x rod holders, a fire extinguisher, EPIRB and VHF Radio plus more. Cruise Craft have taken the time to make sure the F360M lives up to and exceeds the high expectations of their brand. 

Find out more about this new release or check out more from Cruise Craft by heading to

Versatility and luxury combined from Harris Boats Australia

The Crowne Series by Harris Boats are a pontoon boat with cutting-edge technology and supreme comfort. This flagship pontoon boasts luxurious design and detailing, premium construction and a range of amenities to allow you to entertain and enjoy recreational pursuits on the water as you would ashore.

The Crowne SL 250 has a 350 HP Mercury Verado on the back and combines performance with luxury and versatility. Whether you want to waterski, cruise or fish, you can with the Harris Boats Crowne SL 250. With a license for 14 people, you can enjoy your time on the water with friends and family. In addition to luxurious, quality finishes combined with simple user-friendly features the Crowne SL 250 pontoon exceeds expectations for innovation, performance, luxury and styling.

With over 60 years experience building pontoon boats, Harris Boats is one of the pioneering companies in the pontoon boat industry, accommodating to customer needs and requirements to ensure that you get the right boat for your application.

Find out more about the Harris Boats Crowne Series or discover more of their range by heading to

Pacific Marine & RV Has All You Need For A Great Weekend Away

Whether you prefer to be on the land or in the water, Pacific Marine & RV is the place to go. Specialising in their own boats that they have been making since 1991, as well as a great range of Swift and Roma Caravans, Pacific Marine & RV are the one stop shop for anything you need for a great weekend away.

With a great range of on-road and off-road vehicles, boats as well as service and repairs, there is definitely a reason why Pacific Marine & RV is South Australia’s largest marine centre.

For some more information head over to

Revitalize Your Boating Knowledge

You may feel like you know it all, however, BIA’s new Advanced Skipper program is just what you need to freshen up your boating knowledge and make you a pro!

Robby chats to George Beatty from the Advanced Skipper program at the Sydney International Boat Show 2017 about how you can keep your skills sharp on the water.

Being one of the world’s first online refresher programs, the Advanced Skipper is for anyone with a recreational boating license. Consisting of 70 assessments, the online program puts you in real life scenarios which gives you the knowledge and experience to know you are putting yourself, and others in safe hands.

Complete your certificate from home for only $55+gst over the period of 5 years with this extensive course designed by industry experts.

For more information head to

Making Dreams Happen


Don’t put off your dream boat any longer! Robby talks to Stratton Finance‘s Manny Sevastas on how to fast track your next big aspiration.

With 17 years in the marine industry, the guys at Stratton Finance can get you on the right track in owning your next boat in no time. Taking in your affordability and income into account, a quick 10-minute application, and approval within 24-48 hours…you could pretty much have your boat for the next weekend!

Not only specialising in marine, Stratton also pride themselves in covering you from caravans and jet ski’s to cars and commercial loans.

So what are you waiting for! Make your dreams happen by checking out Stratton Finance at

Riviera’s Dynamic New Hybrid

Robby catches up with Stephen Milne from Riviera to talk all things hybrid at Sydney International Boat Show 2017.

With over 35 years in the business based on the Gold Coast, there is no doubt Riviera is all about shaping tomorrow’s future in the marine industry and they have in fact done that with their brand new hybrid yacht.

When traditional yacht meets 30-knot sporting performance, there is no doubt current Riviera owners and boating enthusiasts alike will be craving that need for speed. The 68 Sports Motor yacht combines the ecstasy of extreme sports performance and the refreshing sense of luxury equipped with an open entertaining hub and spacious accommodation.


To find out more on Riviera’s dynamic range visit

Vessel Vanguard Partners With Xquisite Yachts

Advanced Customer Experience Management Platform Facilitates valued Owner Relationship for Award-Winning Yacht Builder

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. – VesselVanguard, one of the leading maintenance management solutions for boat owners and manufacturers, announced today a relationship with Xquisite Yachts to provide a multi-year subscription to its award-winning maintenance management solution to every new owner.

All Xquisite Yachts catamarans now include 5-years of VesselVanguard service, providing owners notifications of, and at-a-glance status for, required maintenance, as well as establishing a protocol for Xquisite’s technical department to remotely monitor yacht maintenance tasks and offer technical assistance, if necessary. All maintenance history is logged for future reference and accessible for potential buyers when the boat goes on the second-hand market, helping keep the resale value high.

“Our goal was to create the ultimate luxury yacht for cruisers,” said Tamas Hamor, CEO, Xquisite Yachts. “With safety and innovative design blended together, we strive to offer our customers a truly turn-key boating experience. The seamless convenience and system awareness provided by VesselVanguard perfectly complements the level of ownership simplicity for which Xquisite is known”

“A relationship between Xquisite Yachts and VesselVanguard is the perfect combination,” said VesselVanguard Founder and CEO, Don Hyde. “We both approach our customers from the same perspective with the goal of creating the greatest boating experience possible. Xquisite does it by building a luxury catamaran maximized for cruisers’ enjoyment and VesselVanguard by simplifying the owner’s boating experience.”

Established in 2014, Xquisite Yachts creates the ultimate in luxury sailing and power catamarans yacht for cruisers, offering comfort for adventurers who wish to explore the oceans without compromising lifestyle. Each Xquisite yacht comes with an Apple iPad capable of controlling most vessel systems and integrating with on-board navigation electronics, as well as interfacing with the VesselVanguard platform. Xquisite Yachts has received numerous accolades including Sail Magazine’s Best Boat of 2017 award and Best Boat System 2017 award, and Cruising World Magazine’s 2017 Most Innovative Sailboat award.

With a dedication to providing significant changes in the post-sale relationship for boat builders and customers alike, VesselVanguard removes the complexity of owning and maintaining a vessel. The solution meets the information needs of today’s busy lifestyle by giving boat owners a secure and comprehensive boat profile accessible from the cloud, anywhere, at any time, by browser, tablet or smartphone. The profile contains all manuals in searchable form with current updates, warranty data, registration and insurance documentation organized to the preferences of the owner.

For more information on VesselVanguard please visit

38 South likes it shaken not stirred!

Introducing the Glastron GT185 from 38 South Boat Sales. Robby gets the scoop!

38 South Boat Sales is one of the longest established yacht and power boat brokers in Australia.

The home for:

  • Jeanneau yachts
  • McConaghy boats
  • Jeanneau power boats
  • Glastron power boats
  • Prestige luxury motor yachts

and more!

The Glastron GT185 is the perfect all rounder which will surely make life on the water better, so why not experience it in a Glastron.

A powerful, sporty and comfortable 18’ Bowrider that includes ample style and performance.

You’ll enjoy deluxe features including:

  • Bucket Seats
  • Sundeck
  • Ample Storage
  • Australian Made Dunbier Trailer

They know boats, they own boats, they race boats and they only offer honest advice to customers and boat owners so to learn more make sure you check out their website!

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