Fish and Boat Magazine have embarked on building another project boat with local Sunshine Coast Boat Builder Offshore Marine Master being given the task again of building the new 7.5m vessel.
Suzuki Marine is proud to introduce the new DF300B. This outboard quite simply carries the same DNA as our flagship outboard, the DF350A. The new DF300B strikes the perfect balance between awesome power and thrust with outstanding fuel-efficiency and trusted reliability all in a lightweight and stylish design.
For those who have been following the magazine of late, you would be aware that my personal boat has undergone quite an upgrade and has completely changed the way that I approach my fishing.
You may recall, that in the March 2019 edition of Fish and Boat Magazine. I was lucky enough to review a 4.5m Tri Hull Whaler built by Sandy Straits Marine in my hometown of Hervey Bay in Queensland.
For close to 20 years, I've had the pleasure of water testing, and fishing in a number of boats, and they all have their 'good' and 'bad'. As they say, "every boat is a compromise", but, to this day, I've been hard pressed to find anything that fits my criteria of performance, safety, efficiency, fishability, and price, apart from my current boat - a 5.2 centre console branded under the Southern Star name.
It's no secret that one of the great things about working for this magazine is the fact that I get to jump aboard some awesome boats and meet some people that are very passionate about their role in the fishing and boating industry. The Clark 520 Legend, and the staff at Edge Marine are right up there on both accounts.
You may remember back in the January edition of Fish and Boat that I reviewed an Offshore Marine Master (OMM) 620 Walk Around. The write-up was glowing and deservedly so. That boat really nailed the brief; tough, aesthetically pleasing, precisely finished and well priced - all features that get the blood pumping.
It's no secret that I'm a big fan of the Polycraft boats, and out of the six boats that I've owned, two of these have been Polycraft boats. My first was the 4.1 Challenger, and I enjoyed fishing this great rig from Weipa, Cairns, Townsville and Arnhemland without a single complaint about the boat. In fact, this very boat is still in the family and is now proudly owned by my brother-in-law who lives in Cairns.