Boating bits

LOWRANCE has announced new software updates that include significant sonar enhancements, new Navionics functionality and general improvements.

RAYMARINE is pleased to announce a 2017 Innovation Award in the category “Consumer Electronics, Mobile Applications and Software” for the Raymarine Axiom Multi Function Display (MFD) series at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show.

FUSION announced the expansion of its award-winning line of marine audio entertainment systems with the release of the new Fusion Signature Series 8.8-inch speakers.

YAMAHA has set the bar high for modern outboard technology with the release of its F25 and F90 four-stroke outboards.

HONDA Marine has broken the mould for marine engines at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show with a bold new concept engine that could power the future of boating.

ANNOUNCED today, the Simrad S5100 High-Performance CHIRP Sonar Module is the first sonar module to offer three fully-independent sonar channels to deliver high-resolution sonar across multiple depth ranges.

RAYMARINE has announced two new compact additions to its popular M-Series marine thermal cameras and introduced its latest generation of Raymarine multifunction displays (MFDs) at the Miami International Boat Show.

MERCURY has announced free upgrades worth $1,541 to selected Mercury four – stroke outboards until 21st April 2017.

NATIONAL boat hire company Boab Boats has announced its largely successful Cairns franchise will be operating under new ownership.

NAVIONICS has announced that the Navionics Boating App’s Dock-to-dock Autorouting functionality is now available on Android, in addition to iPhone, iPad and select chartplotters.

TOURNAMENT veteran Warren Carter has beaten the best bream fishers in Australia to win the 2016 Mercury Cup and collect a cheque for $1,000.

LOWRANCE has announced the release of a high-performance addition to the HDS series of fishfinders/chartplotters – Lowrance HDS Carbon.

THE New Ocean Scout TK thermal vision camera from Raymarine is designed specifically for fishing and boating, providing users with the ability to “see” in total darkness or blinding sunlight.

GARMIN is preparing for another big year in 2017, with its expansive marine product line-up set to grow again.

YAMAHA Motor Australia has announced the release of the highly-anticipated four-stroke, 25 horsepower outboard engine, the all-new lightweight F25 EFI.