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    Bar Crusher 535C Cuddy Cab Review

    Dom Wiseman 27th/Feb 2017 no responses
    In the mid sized plate aluminium fishing boat market the Bar Crusher name is one that sits right near the top with a proven pedigree in the offshore fishing market. There wouldn't be many serious anglers who haven't at least considered the Bar Crusher brand and given the regulari ..... Read more
    AUD (as tested) $55,000
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    Yamaha F25 Four-stroke Outboard Review

    Dom Wiseman 23rd/Feb 2017 no responses
    Outboard engines come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and Yamaha has a comprehensive line-up of four-stroke power from 2.5hp, all the way up to the enormously powerful 350hp. While there is a wide range of units available, many of us cut our teeth at the lower end of the sp ..... Read more
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    Jeanneau Merry Fisher 895 Review

    Dom Wiseman 6th/Feb 2017 no responses
    The Merry Fisher has been a standout model range for Jeanneau in Australia and elsewhere in the world due in no small part to its versatile nature. It is a capable day boat, fishing platform, entertainer and overnighter all in one. And it has to be one of the most stylish looking ..... Read more
    AUD $203,539 (as tested)
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    Nuova Jolly Prince 21 RIB Review

    Steve Lague 2nd/Feb 2017 no responses
    Nuova Jolly is an Italian boat manufacturer that specialises in rigid inflatables. Its founder, Domenic Aiello, built his first RIB in 1961. Over the past 56 years it has developed a reputation throughout Europe for high-quality boats suitable as tenders for super yachts or as da ..... Read more
    AUD $109,000 (as tested)
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    Zego Catamaran Sports Boat Review

    Dom Wiseman 25th/Jan 2017 no responses
    Boats come in all shapes and sizes with all manner of uses in mind. If you're a keen angler and looking for a versatile yet small platform to fish from, that is capable of inshore and offshore applications, then small aluminium boats and personal water craft used to be your only ..... Read more
    AUD $15,990 (as tested)
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    Arvor 755 and 855 Weekender Comparison

    Dom Wiseman 13th/Jan 2017 no responses
    We've had a look at quite a few Weekender style boats recently and the regularity with which they keep popping up suggests a growing popularity in Australia. In this case we had the chance to get two of the outboard powered Arvor Weekenders on the water side by side, which gave u ..... Read more
    AUD (as tested) $135,927 and $184,500
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    Beneteau Oceanis 41.1 Review

    Jessica Watson 27th/Dec 2016 one response
    French yacht manufacturer, Beneteau, has added a decimal point to its popular Oceanis 41 giving us the 41.1. The Finot-Conq designed hull is largely unchanged, but this updated yacht has been lightened and features a number of improvements based on owner feedback. The Oceanis ..... Read more
    AUD (from) $340,000
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    Arvor 855 Weekender Review

    Dom Wiseman 19th/Dec 2016 no responses
    The Arvor Weekender designs are boxy which doesn’t make them aesthetically pleasing to look at but the advantage is the headroom they are able to deliver inside the cabin. Sure the window is swept back but the high sides and square transom angles make it look, well square. W ..... Read more
    AUD (as tested) $184,500
  • riviera 4800sy and 5400sy

    Riviera 4800SY and 5400SY Sports Yacht Comparison

    Dom Wiseman 7th/Dec 2016 no responses
    Deciding on which boat to buy is often not an exact science. Many decisions are based a little on price, partly on research, plenty on your needs and even more on heart, or feel. Deciding between one brand and the next can often the hardest decision of all. Each brand has its app ..... Read more
    AUD (as tested) $1,279,520 and $1,629,000
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    Arvor 755 Weekender Review

    Dom Wiseman 25th/Nov 2016 no responses
    It's hard to put your finger on what exactly makes a good boat as it's both a practical and emotional decision. But in the case of the Arvor 755 Weekender, it's a decision that almost makes itself. On appearance, it seems capable of everything from fishing to long cruises or over ..... Read more
    AUD (as tested) $135,927