Club Marine Magazine Preview

Preview of the April-May 2024 Club Marine Magazine

Club Marine Magazine’s April-May cover features the Highfield Sport 600, a 6.26m aluminium RIB powered by a 150hp Mercury outboard. It’s pictured zooming along the Myall River near the bluewater paradise of Port Stephens, NSW. Read about the boating destination and the boat that we toured it with in this edition’s Trailer Trip Close Encounters and Dressed to Impress.  

In Fabulous Fiji Fishing, we join Tracey ‘Skip’ Tito on a fishing expedition to Fiji as she takes a group of adventurous women on the fishing trip of a lifetime.

And in the Fishing Adventure, intrepid anglers and adventurers Chris and Tara Errity continue their road trip of a lifetime, with Part 2 Chasing Waterfalls touring from Cape York and down the Queensland coast.
Smooth Operator is Part 1 of our Jetski Safety series, which includes information and tactics for jetskiing in smooth waters from the Pro Guarding crew, specialists in jetski safety and handling.
Captain Kitty is the title of this edition’s Waterwise safety feature, which covers the ins and outs of cruising with cats … the feline kind. 
This year’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is gearing up to be a cracker, with exhibitor interest soaring and up to 50,000 visitors expected. We’ve got the inside scoop on the boats and products that will be unveiled at the show in The Big Stage

From Finnish builder Yamarin come two lines of boats: the Cross sportsboats with plate aluminium hulls and fibreglass decks and interiors, and a range of all-fibreglass trailerable day boats. We review the Yamarin Cross 62BR bowrider that’s easy and fun to drive and well-suited to family boating duties, as well as the Yamarin 63DC cuddy-cabin day cruiser. 

Also tested:

  • De Antonio D50 – an eye-catching, super-sized dayboat that blends performance, accommodation and entertainment excellence
  • Makocraft 445 Commander Pro SC – an affordable, versatile and well-appointed open boat and bay fisher for budget-conscious boaters
  • Cormate Chase 35 – combines classic and luxurious design with a 10.56m hull that’s built for speed
  • Seawind 1170 – featuring wide, flat decks, quality finishes and a three-cabin layout, this catamaran is well-suited to shorthanded sailing. 
  • Wooden Boat Restoration – Finding Nirvana follows the restoration journey of a 1941 Chris Craft runabout by Bob Carter, who lovingly restored every inch of this classic wooden boat
  • SailGP Sydney – Sydney Showdown covers the recent SailGP Season 4 event in Sydney, which saw the Aussie team steer to victory
  • Weird ’n’ Wonderful – sea kraits, which are semi-aquatic sea snakes best known for their deadly venom and colourful stripes
We step aboard the Emerald Lady charter superyacht at her Port Douglas berth to sample dishes from private chef Daniel Brenchley’s new menu. Recipes include panko mud-crab croquettes, nannygai in gochujang coconut broth, and a miso chocolate torte on a cocoa nib and almond crust. 
  • This edition’s Guest Editorial is penned by Brent Stephenson, Founder of Kombs4Kids and Mudskippa Fishing Clinics and Apparel
  • Al McGlashan’s regular Tackle Talk covers the benefits of circle hooks, including how and when to use them
  • Road Revue tests a new type of battery charger that automatically detects the battery type and can bring dead-flat batteries back to life, and also tests the Ford Everest Wildtrack
  • First Look is a snapshot of new boats from around the world, and Gear ‘n’ Gadgets showcases new marine products.
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