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Volume 16 Issue 2

Big Impression
To boating people the first thing to come to terms with about Hervey Bay is its size. It's all very well to look at a chart and go, "oh yeah it's big". But even if you've done that, when you get out on Hervey Bay in a boat the sheer scale of the place never fails to impress.

Technical Article


A Trio of Brits

The Fairline marque was born 32 years ago when an English entrepreneur, Jack Newington, acquired a converted lifeboat to pursue his hobby of cruising England's rivers in his approaching retirement. Finding he had nowhere to moor the craft, he decided to create his own marina in a series of disused gravel pits close to the River Nene, north-west of Cambridge. With the development came a small chandlery, a small hire fleet, and a boat repair and fit-out shop. The hobby business developed into what is now today's Fairline marque that consists of the Targa, Phantom and the top of the range Squadron.


Boatlines


Cruise Craft Outsider 625

When Cruise Craft released their 6.85 metre Outsider 685 last year it quickly established a reputation as something special in offshore fishing boats. An attractive boat with a distinctive sheerline reminiscent of the so-called 'Hatteras' style, it offered exceptional rough water performance and a layout eminently suited to serious line wetting.


Marketplace


Marketplace


Reward


Reward

For information leading to the recovery of boats or equipment shown below.


Southern 80


The Club Marine Southern 80: A Family Affair

It is all about getting to the finish in one piece - there are so many things that can go wrong. That was the aim of some 400 teams as they challenged the tight twists and turns of the famous Murray River in the Club Marine Southern 80 water ski race.


Publisher's Page


The End of an Era

For those of you who haven't already heard, the US based international marine equipment manufacturer Outboard Marine Corporation, or as it was better known in Australia, OMC filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the US federal bankruptcy code in December last year.