Dedon SeaX

Dedon SeaX

Dedon says its new SeaX collection of award-winning outdoor furniture took inspiration from ‎the sleek racing sailboats of the America’s Cup.‎

SeaX comes in dining and lounge dimensions with a selected choice of characteristically ‎innovative, weather-resistant Dedon materials: suitable man-made leather and state-of-the-art ‎woven fabrics.‎

Australian distributor, Domo Collections says SeaX represents elegance and modernity and is ‎distinguished by its meticulous attention to detail, wealth of innovative design solutions and ‎alluring array of materials, colours and textures. This sophisticated foldable armchair is the ‎work of French designer, Jean-Marie Massaud.‎

The SeaX collection is available exclusively through Domo Collections.‎

Enquiries: Domo Collections.


RFD children’s PFDs


RFD Australia has launched a range of child-specific PFDs which it says have been designed ‎to the new Australian Standard AS4758 with three factors in mind – fit, form and function.‎

With child sizes in the Sirocco, Mistral, Diablo and Hurricane ranges, RFD suggests the entire ‎family can be decked out in matching PFDs.‎

Child sizes in the Sirocco and Mistral PFDs begin with an XS to suit 10kg to 15kg, ‎incrementally increasing to Child Medium. The Hurricane and Diablo PFDs are available in ‎Child Medium.‎

According to RFD, the Sirocco and Mistral ranges are both 100N performance jackets ‎suitable for general boating. They feature a crutch strap and grab handle on the collar for ‎additional security and are designed to be worn comfortably for extended periods while on ‎board a vessel, says RFD.‎

The Diablo and Hurricane ranges are rated to 50N, and have been specifically designed for ‎children who want to participate in a range of fun water activities such as tubing or riding as ‎passenger on a PWC. Both PFDs are soft and flexible with a generous cut around the arms ‎and neck for comfort.‎

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Fab Dock

Fab Dock

The Aussie inventors of the latest dry docking product, Fab Dock, say all boaters need to do ‎is drive a boat in, pump up the rear section and connect the bilge pump via a magnetic ‎connector on the boat. Fab Dock looks after the rest by emptying the water that is in the Fab ‎Dock and then turning itself off. They say it keeps the boat dry by automatically turning on ‎when water, such as from rain or wash, is sensed.‎

Fab Dock is made from fabric rather than hard plastic, which, the company says, also helps ‎when docking a boat in windy or tidal conditions. It says it has constructed Fab Dock to be a ‎self-contained unit, with no control box, running pipes or wires across a marina berth or ‎pontoon. Fab Dock is designed so that it is hidden below the height of most pontoons and ‎can’t be seen once a boat is sitting in it.‎

The company claims that with no moving parts or metal parts to corrode, maintenance ‎consists of a quick clean once or twice a year. Fab Dock can help reduce yearly maintenance ‎costs on a boat and is suitable for owners who want to leave their boat on the water, but don’t ‎like the idea of anti-fouling. A five-year warranty is offered for the urethane alloy version.‎

Enquiries: Fab Dock, tel: 1 300 FAB DOCK (1 300 322 3625).


Raymarine bezels

Raymarine bezels

For boat owners looking to upgrade to the new e and c series from C or E Classic or Wide ‎displays, Raymarine has come up with a set of bezels and adaptor plates to make the ‎dash/bulkhead install quick and easy. New e- or c-Series displays are available with optional ‎easy-fit bezels, complete with mounting plates, for use when replacing C80, C120, E80 or ‎E120 Classic displays or C90W, C120W, E80W or E120W Widescreen displays, so there is ‎no need to cut new holes or fit a new dash.‎



Nulon marine lubricants

Nulon marine lubricants

Australian manufacturer of fuel and engine treatments, long-life anti-freeze/anti-boil coolants ‎and advanced technology engine oils for the automotive market, Nulon, has released a ‎dedicated range of new, marine-specific TC-W3 and FC-W lubricants.‎

Nulon says its new marine lubricants are some of the most technologically advanced oils ‎available on the market. Using the latest SM specifications, the range covers the most ‎popular inboard and outboard engines. Nulon’s low friction Advanced Additive Technology ‎‎(AAT) is blended into all the four-stroke oils, which, it says, further reduces wear and fuel ‎consumption.‎

Nulon provides a full range of fully-synthetic two- and four-stroke oils, along with a semi-‎synthetic gear oil. According to Nulon, synthetics offer superior protection, performance and ‎longevity over mineral oils, with the fast-flowing synthetic formula promoting easy start, idle ‎and consistent throttle response.‎

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Suzuki DF20A and DF15A

Suzuki DF20A

Suzuki has announced the launch of two new fuel-efficient, high-performance four-stroke ‎outboard motors: the all-new DF20A and the new generation DF15A.‎

Suzuki says these new models are the first in their class to feature battery-less electronic fuel ‎injection (EFI). Combined with Suzuki’s Lean Burn Fuel Control system, the company says ‎the result is more responsive acceleration, easier starts, smoother performance and greater ‎fuel efficiency.‎

By designing the EFI component parts to be smaller than those used on its larger EFI-‎engines, Suzuki says the overall weight has been kept as low as possible. According to ‎Suzuki’s internal testing, this means that at just 44kg the new models are the lightest and ‎most compact outboards in their class.‎

Suzuki suggests the compact size and light weight of the new DF20A and DF15A make them ‎an ideal power match for a wide variety of boats, including small RIBs and tenders.‎

The new Suzuki DF20A and DF15A will be available mid-2012.‎



Gamefishing DVD‎

Gamefishing DVD‎

The Australian Game Fishing Association (GFAA) has released a DVD that is all about ‎catching big fish.‎

Hosted by Aussie fishing personality, Al McGlashan, this DVD covers all aspects of the sport. ‎Loaded with some amazing action, both above and below the surface, the GFAA says it is an ‎action-packed DVD full of information.‎

It covers topics from rules and regulations, to tagging tips and how to claim a record. Also ‎included is never before seen historical footage, such as black and white reels of anglers ‎fighting fish from row boats, while wearing a suit and tie. This classic footage highlights the ‎rich history of the sport and how the GFAA evolved.‎

The Gamefishing Australia DVD is free to members of the GFAA.‎

For more information and to find a local GFAA club, go to


Raymarine CP450C CHIRP broadband sonar

Raymarine CP450C CHIRP broadband sonar

Raymarine has announced its CP450C ClearPulse CHIRP sonar, which it says is a cutting ‎edge black box fishfinder option compatible with the new Raymarine e-Series and c-Series ‎line of multifunction displays.‎

According to Raymarine, the new sonar offers up to 10 times the resolution of traditional ‎fishfinders. Its ClearPulse CHIRP technology takes advantage of a wide spectrum of sonar ‎signals to deliver amazing detail and accuracy. Raymarine says it also features TruZoom ‎mode for a precise and magnified view of fish targets, bottom structure, and baitfish without ‎any loss of resolution seen with traditional fishfinder zoom mode.‎

In shallow water or offshore the CP450C can operate in a wide range of sonar frequencies ‎simultaneously, using two independent CHIRP sonar transceivers. The CP450C uses any ‎discreet frequency from 25 to 250kHz, subject to transducer support. It also offers mid-band ‎frequency support in the 75 to 130kHz range.‎

Designed to operate in depths ranging between 2 and 10,000 feet, the CP450C also features ‎an ultra-fast 80 ping-per-second update rate, which the company says provides anglers with ‎enhanced target detail in shallow water and when moving at high speeds. Unlike traditional ‎high-speed scrolling, the CP450C actually images the bottom at up to twice the speed of ‎typical fishfinders, providing real time information of water depth and bottom conditions when ‎anglers need it most.‎



Suzuki Selective Rotation DF300AP‎

Suzuki Selective Rotation DF300AP‎

Suzuki has introduced the DF300AP outboard with Suzuki Selective Rotation, which it says is ‎cutting-edge technology that allows the one outboard model to operate in either regular or ‎counter rotation mode.‎

When installing two or more outboards to the transom of a boat, a combination of regular ‎rotation and counter rotation units is normally used, so that the propellers spin in different ‎directions. Suzuki says its DF300AP outboard is the first outboard or stern drive leg that can ‎operate in either forward or reverse direction.‎

Suzuki says in its standard form, the new model will operate in regular clockwise rotation ‎using the forward gear. By changing the gear-shift mode and adding a counter rotational ‎propeller, the same outboard can operate in counter rotation mode.‎

In counter rotation mode, power is transmitted through the reverse gear, which Suzuki says ‎has been upgraded and improved to give it the same characteristics as the forward gears, ‎which have also been optimised.‎



Rust Seeker‎

Rust Seeker‎

Queensland-based anode manufacturer, Cathodic Diecasting says it developed the Rust ‎Seeker to enable vessel owners to accurately assess when anodes or coatings need to be ‎replaced.‎

The company says the Rust Seeker reference electrode is a simple tool, which measures ‎whether a vessel is adequately protected against corrosion. It is also designed to identify the ‎source of stray current. According to the manufacturer, Rust Seeker is an easy-to-use, cost-‎effective way for vessel owners to periodically check their craft. It can be plugged into most ‎standard multimeters and in a few easy steps a whole vessel can be checked.‎

Reference electrodes have been a valuable part of every good corrosion engineer’s tool kit ‎for many years, suggests Cathodic Diecasting, and claims Rust Seeker is the first reference ‎electrode designed specifically for boat owners.‎

Enquiries: Cathodic Diecasting, tel: (07) 5476 9788.




Yamaha has announced the arrival of the VMAX SHO, a four-stroke engine designed ‎specifically for the high-performance fishing boat market.‎

The VMAX SHO range of outboards is available in 250, 225 and 200hp versions and comes ‎in a long shaft (20in) only. Yamaha says the use of plasma fused sleeveless cylinders in ‎these engines, instead of conventional steel sleeves, has allowed Yamaha engineers to gain ‎the greatest displacement from the least amount of engine block mass, producing the best ‎power-to-weight ratio in its class.‎

According to Yamaha, in the 250hp class no production V6 outboard, four-stroke or two-‎stroke, is lighter. This is achieved through the use of the latest lightweight composite ‎materials in the cowling and engine pan as well as a lighter exhaust system.‎

The other big advantage fishermen are finding is the fuel economy of the VMAX SHO, says ‎Yamaha. The new engine burns about 12 per cent less fuel on average than the 3.3lt ‎Yamaha HPDI two-stroke, Yamaha’s previous offering in this category.‎

While specifically designed for high-performance fishing boats, the VMAX SHO is also a great ‎power option for other flat water applications.‎

The VMAX SHO is covered by a 2 + 1 year manufacturer’s warranty for recreational use.‎

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Bar Crusher Bar Flap

Bar Crusher Bar Flap

Bar Crusher says its Bar Flap increases the versatility of its Quickflow water ballast system by ‎holding in water to give the boat more weight, as well as to stop water from entering the ‎ballast cavity so the boat will have less draft.‎

Quickflow is a cavity that runs the length of the keel and fills with water when the boat is ‎stationary, lowering the chines into the water for greater stability. It quickly drains as the boat ‎moves forward, allowing it to leap onto the plane, says Bar Crusher.‎

Bar Flap is a feature that the company suggests is useful for boaters who have shallow draft ‎applications or who run very lightly loaded. If fishing very shallow water, keeping the Bar Flap ‎closed prevents the water ballast cavity from flooding, allowing the boat to float a little higher ‎in the water.‎

In heavy seas, allowing the cavity to take on some water and then closing the Bar Flap ‎prevents the ballast from being jettisoned as the boat moves forward, providing extra hull ‎weight, says Bar Crusher.‎

Bar Flap is available as an option on all water-ballasted hulls.‎

Enquiries: Bar Crusher Boats, tel: (03) 9792 2999:


GME Automatic Identification Systems

GME Automatic Identification Systems

GME has announced its Automatic Identification System (AIS) that consists of a class B ‎transceiver, receiver and antenna splitter.‎

GME says vessels equipped with AIS can automatically share and update their position, ‎speed, course and other information, such as vessel identity, with similarly equipped craft.‎

The benefits of AIS are well recognised and documented in the commercial marine ‎environment, and GME says leisure-boat owners can now access the key attributes of AIS for ‎a fraction of the cost through the introduction of class B transceiver and receiver modules.‎

Position is derived from a GPS system and communication between vessels is by VHF radio ‎transmissions on channels specifically allocated within the normal marine VHF band.‎

GME offers a full 12-month manufacturer’s warranty on all AIS products.‎