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So you have decided to buy a big boat: Part 2 – The delivery. By Graham Brake

The last vessel I delivered to Mackay was a 52 foot Sea Ranger.  Onboard was the new owner and two of his mates, with the plan originally being to...

So you have decided to buy a big boat! – By Graham Brake

It happens! You have completed the tinny bashing years, had a couple of larger fiberglass trailer boats and have been out on multi-day charters and have now convinced yourself...

Remaining one step ahead – By John Boon

In this modern day, technology is rapidly evolving. If we look back even five years ago to where we are today there has been so many changes and advancements....

Fraser Island Favourites – By Josh Behrendorff

My wife and I, as parents try very hard to expose our children to adventures beyond the boundaries of our property. Many of these adventures start with a long...

Finding Fish in HD – By Josh Behrendorff

When it comes to buying new electronics for your boat, you want to make sure your investment will meet and preferably exceed your expectations. For me personally I require...

STABICRAFT – 2750 ULTRA CENTRECAB XL – By Dominic Fry

To say the fabulous 2750 Ultra Centrecab XL is a true weapon of the seas would probably be an understatement. It is a large, beautifully laid out, stable, seaworthy...

Gettin’ Jiggy with it – By Luke Galea

Fishing can be such an amazing vehicle. It has the ability to deliver us to spectacular and picturesque locations, it challenges us to pursue new species on our bucket-lists...

Trolling Tips for the Daly River By – Chris Erity

The Daly River in the Northern Territory is one of the most picturesque rivers to fish and due to its relatively close proximity to Darwin is an extremely popular...

Frontier Fishing Charters – Weipa

Frontier Fishing Charters, based in the very fishy destination of Weipa in far north QLD offers an amazing remote live-aboard experience. The 65ft mothership Kerra Lyn can cater for a...

Blue Tiger Spanish – By Bill Bowtell

It was dark, very dark. A light fog, the first for the season, drifted in from the southwesterly quarter and settled across the extent of the harbour.  The only...

Cool Gadget Boating Accessories – By John Boon

Earlier this year I was invited to attend the BLA media day at Tangalooma. If there’s one thing that I absolutely love it’s playing with new gear and seeing...

Getting Traction – By Josh Behrendorff

Four-wheel driving success comes down to one thing, getting traction. Sounds simple right? Unfortunately getting traction in some very demanding terrain is not always that simple. As a driver...

Fishing fast off Blue Wahoo

How many vessels cruise at 65km/h, are easy to launch, take just minutes to clean, require minimal storage space, can get to the reef and back in under an...

Cleveland Marine – your one stop shop

Cleveland Marine is a newly formed one stop shop for all your boating needs located in the heart of Cleveland and a stones throw from Moreton Bay. The Dealership...

Flying Solo, with the Big Girls – By Craig Latimore

This year’s Northern Territory run off was quite poor, with very little rain falling on the flood plains. In fact, if it wasn’t for a late monsoon burst, it...

Not all winches were created equal – By Peter Ford

Fish and Boat Magazine have embarked on building another project boat with local Sunshine Coast Boat Builder Offshore Marine Master being given the task again of building the new...

Glide Bait Basics – By Dan Kaggelis

Improving and diversifying your ability as an angler has never been more important. With increases in fishing participation comes increases in fishing pressure which means being that one step...

Out n About Sportfishing, Port Douglas – By Dom Fry

Syd and Tessa McMonnies are the owner/operators of Out n About Sportfishing, located in the sensationally beautiful FNQ town of Port Douglas. Both are qualified skippers and super keen...

ElizabethE11 Mackay – By Dom Fry

The Elizabeth EII is a 108ft custom charter vessel that has been servicing Queensland waters for more than 30 years. This beautiful mothership has developed a strong reputation for...

Double Threat Charters – Yeppoon. By Dom Fry

Double Threat Charters operates a 2012 Leisurecat 8000 out of Yeppoon on Queensland’s beautiful Capricorn Coast. The boat was originally built to chase marlin off the Western Australian coast. This vessel is...