New releases set for Adelaide boat show

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South Australia’s major boating show will feature the latest trailer boat models.

The upcoming Adelaide Boat Show, set to run from 15-17 June, 2018, at the Adelaide Showground, is set to feature a number of new releases for the local fishing and recreational boating market.

Among the number of South Australian exhibitors at the show, Don Morton Marine has secured nearly 160m2 to display a variety of boats and Volvo Penta engines.

“We’re pleased to feature the new Savage 615 Bluewater, aluminium and locally made at almost 7 metres in length fitted with latest Evinrude 150ETEC G2,” said Tony Gibb, general manager, Don Morton Marine.

“Hopefully, we’ll also be presenting the new Evolution 600 Apex Tournament, a fibreglass boat very popular with those who love fishing also fitted with the latest Evinrude ETEC 250hp G2.”

For water-skiing and wakeboarding enthusiasts, Elite Ski Boats will be exhibiting the new Malibu 23LSV at the show.

“The 23LSV was already the world’s number 1 selling wakeboard boat, but now there’s an all-new version for 2018,” said Stuart Myles, Elite Ski Boats managing director.

“It’s new, deeper hull adds more storage, always useful on a boat that seats 15. In the new interior, the WakeView bench seat gives a close-up view of the action behind the boat, or switches to front view in a snap. With L-shaped tanks to hold more ballast, the 23 LSV can carve an even bigger wake.”

Inverloch Marine will be presenting New Zealand’s Extreme range of plate aluminium boats at this year’s show, including the 605 and 645 from the Game King series, along with two 745 hardtops, one having an enclosed wheelhouse and the other with the latest open back pro fisher layout.

For South Coast Marine, the focus at the show will be on the Surtees range of boats.

“Surtees continually strives to improve their product and have modified their transoms to meet strict new CE Certification rules,” said Andrew Crawford, South Coast Marine’s sales manager. “It’s great to see how the transoms have been modified to increase the fuel capacity on most of the models.”

Crawford said the modification has also created a completely dry battery compartment, away from the fuel lines and fuel separator.

“We are keen to continue to give the people of Adelaide and SA an alternative, and will reiterate at the show our offer of a free pick-up and drop off service at various points across Adelaide, to facilitate authorised servicing of Yamaha Outboards,” he added.

Visitors to the show will be able to sit their boating licence exam with the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure SA giving presentations about boating rules, and discussing the required safety equipment for boats, including lifejacket regulations. Primary Industries and Regions SA will offer fishing information on size, bag, and boat limits, closures and aquatic reserves, rock lobster pot registration and protected species.

Also at the show, the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association, SA Sea Rescue and SA Marine Parks will have information on the work they do to keep waterways sustainable and safe, and what can be done to support their services.

All entry tickets to the show are $10, with children 16 years of age and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. The popular fishing clinics are included with the entry, as well as the bumper boat rides for kids on the indoor 16-metre pond.

Latest details about the show are on the website.

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