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Galeon selects most powerful Volvo Penta engine for its new ‘game-changing’ yacht

Luxury yacht and motorboat builder, Galeon, opts for Volvo Penta’s D13-1000 engine as the ideal choice for its innovative new 640 Fly model. The spaciously designed yacht is being launched at the Miami International Boat Show.

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MARITIMO RACING SET FOR BIG 2018

After its success in the Offshore Superboat Championships securing a 15th AUS1 championship title in 2017 Maritimo Racing is starting the New Year on a roll and is gearing up for the first round of the UIM XCAT World Championship … Continue reading

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Sydney’s summer aquatic events – Guide

As hundreds of thousands of spectators converge on Sydney Harbour each year for the major summer aquatic events, Roads and Maritime Services is responsible for managing on-water spectator traffic and boating safety compliance during these events.

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100 HOUR TASMAN CROSSING FASTEST EVER BY MASTER MARINER

Gold Coast based professional captain Russell Fleming knows a thing or two about boats and he has just finished his 50th delivery trip between Australia and New Zealand in a vessel he says is one of the best.

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Wild Oats double for Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Followers of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race might think they are seeing double when the 628 nautical mile classic starts on Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day. The reason for this is simple: on the starting line will be two … Continue reading

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NEW Generation of Clipper Motor Yachts set to be launched

With a proud history dating back to 1977 Australia’s iconic Clipper Motor Yachts is poised to launch an exciting new European inspired model range which will position it at the forefront of the international long range luxury cruiser market.

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Riviera owners migrate north for cruise of a lifetime to the tropical Whitsunday Islands

The Whitsunday Islands off north Queensland are a dream destination for motor yachting enthusiasts. A group of 74 tropical islands, large and small, white sandy beaches, secluded bays and anchorages add up to the ultimate motor yachting experience.

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Living the dream with Volvo Ocean Race skipper Dee Caffari

Skipper Dee Caffari talks about her love of life on the water in the latest episode of Volvo Penta’s online film series, Boating Dreams. As the head of a team that is circumnavigating the globe in the Volvo Ocean Race … Continue reading

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French couple enjoy bucket list trip

Parisians Philippe and R’egine Jacquet are part of a growing group of international Maritimo luxury motor yacht buyers who have embraced the concept of taking delivery of their new boat in Australia and exploring local waterways before the vessel is … Continue reading

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Bar Crusher launches ‘special edition’ missiles

Australian plate aluminium boat builder Bar Crusher has launched its latest special edition series – the ‘Exocet’. Named after the French-built ‘flying fish’ missile, the Exocet follows the success of Bar Crusher’s previous special edition series, the Apache, which was … Continue reading

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Volvo Penta launches a brand tagline – Celebrating the human side of power and respect for the elements

“We spin, roll, propel, lift and power those who move with the elements. This is what we stand for at Volvo Penta. This is who we are,” says Kina Wileke, senior vice president, brand, communication and marketing at Volvo Penta.

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Explore anywhere, communicate everywhere – Garmin inReach Explorer

Garmin’s inReach SE+ and inReach Explorer+ handheld satellite communicators will keep you connected. Offering 100% global coverage via the Iridium satellite network, both inReach units can send and receive text messages with any mobile phone number, email address or another … Continue reading

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