Club Marine Melbourne Boat Show
  |  First Published: June 2007

The Club Marine Melbourne Boat Show is on again at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre from 5-9 July, 2007. Helmed ably by the larger-than-life Coxy of Coxy’s Big Break fame, this year promises to be bigger, better and more interactive than ever before with over 120 exhibitors.

With stunning displays from the best marine businesses from Australia and the world, the show offers something for everyone whether your passion is water skiing, wakeboarding, fishing, cruising, personal watercraft or just enjoying the water with friends and family.

The Club Marine Melbourne Boat Show will feature ski shows from the Victorian Water Ski Association, demonstration races by the Australian Powerboat Association on the weekend, plenty of entertainment for the kids, surprise guests on the Yamaha Super Stage, boat license testing by the Victorian Volunteer Coast Guard, boat handling courses from the Boating Industry Association of Victoria with every new boat purchased plus daily prizes courtesy of JV Marine and Yamaha comprising Quintrex tinnies loaded with fishing gear.

A boating package valued at over $40,000 from Mercury Marine and Dunbier is the major prize at the show. And if that wasn’t enough to whet your appetite, how about the spectacular sights of the National Indoor Wakeboarding Championships featuring Australia’s best riders battling it out on the purpose built slider course, the Anaconda Indoor Rock Climbing Wall and displays from the Victorian Water Police, VRFish and Marine Safety Victoria.

It’s the next best thing to being on the water, so be sure bring the whole family to enjoy the 2007 Club Marine Melbourne Boat Show.

Brunswick going big in Melbourne

The 2007 Club Marine Melbourne Boat Show is set to be bigger than ever and, of course, the Brunswick group is going to play a major part in its sure success.

The highly successful supercharged 4-stroke Mercury Verado range is being expanded, and boaties at the Melbourne Boat Show will be able to see pre-production versions of the two new models

There’s the new flagship supercharged 300hp 6-cylinder model, as well as a new high performance 4-cylinder 200hp model which will be the lightest engine of its type in the world!

Mercury MerCruiser’s revolutionary super-compact 100hp Vazer sterndrive will undoubtedly be one of the centres of attention in Melbourne. The newly created Vazer, with the bulk of the engine just 52cm high, is destined to replace outboards in a range of traditional applications and give boat designers the space and freedom to explore a range of new layout possibilities.

Visitors will also be able to see the new SeaCore engines, which are as close to being corrosion-proof as a propulsion system can get. With a unique six-step coating and painting process, industrial hardcoat anodizing, a closed-cooling system and widespread use of stainless steel components, SeaCore engines have moved the entire industry forward.

Melbourne will also see the newly launched QSD series from Cummins MerCruiser Diesel. Boasting the very latest fuel injection technology, the QSD series features a high-pressure common rail fuel injection system that significantly reduces smoke, noise and vibration while providing rapid and refined power delivery.

The series, which includes 2.0, 2.8 and 4.2L engines with ratings spanning 115-350hp, has been designed as a drop-in replacement for many petrol-engined applications.

Known worldwide for their quality fit out, high performance and seaworthiness, Sea Ray boats will be a cornerstone of the show – with three models never before seen in Melbourne.

Leading the way is the 270 Select LX, a stunning combination of power and grace that is nothing short of wonderful. It is luxuriously appointed and lavishly equipped with bow rider seating and a wet bar.

The 260 Sundeck – all new from the bottom up – is designed to be family-friendly with a massive and deep cockpit area which provides a dry ride while underway as well as an amazing amount of storage.

Beautifully styled and loaded with fun the all new and exciting 210 Select – also never before seen in Melbourne - offers powerful performance, plus your choice of standard seating or two optional cockpit configurations.

The new Savage Tasman is a worthy addition to the Savage range, boasting a hat-full of new, up-to-the-minute features.

This great all-rounder comes with a wrap-around windscreen that opens to create a walk-through section.

SmartCraft VesselView has a new interface with a larger, colour screen and extra features. Mercury Marine’s all new VesselView SmartCraft display will also be on show in Melbourne.

Also on display will be a wide range of Quicksilver’s proven, high-quality inflatable boats.

The range spans from the soft-bottom 200 Roll-Up that you can put in the boot of your car, to the large Ocean Runner RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) which can be teamed with 25hp outboards.

Quicksilver has the inflatable boats to match any application – tenders, sports, fishing, family fun and even professional uses.

Aussie Boat Sales – hard to miss!

Aussie Boat Sales’ massive Melbourne Boat Show exhibit will be hard to miss!

With the Williamstown-based marine enterprise having recently joined forces with Gippsland’s boating stalwart Crawford Marine, Aussie Boat Sales truly is Australia’s most dynamic boat dealer – with boats ranging six to 60ft!

On display at the show – among luxury sports boats, yachts and cruisers – will be a large and impressive range of fishing boats suitable for everything from estuary fishing right through to bluewater trolling.

Brands will include Maritimo, Deep V, Mustang Pleasure Boats, Honda, Evinrude E-Tec and more. Friendly and knowledgeable sales staff will be present to answer all your questions, while a full range of printed information and interactive CDs and DVDs will allow you to digest everything you have seen in your own time.

Of course, Aussie Boat Sales will be offering very attractive boat show specials, bringing the boat of your dreams well within reach. If you ‘Must have a Mustang’, you can!

For something different – after speaking with Scott, Terry and the team about your next fishing boat – wander over to the Aussie Boat Sales/Chaparral indoor wakeboarding championship and witness the excitement of cable-tow wakeboarding!

The country’s best wakeboarders will be attempting to jump, flip and slide their way to victory in the first event of its type to be held at the Melbourne Boat Show – all thanks to Australia’s most dynamic boat dealer!


Making their Melbourne Boat Show debut, Honda’s completely redesigned BF75 and BF90 four-stroke EFI outboards will be displayed in a test tank as part of Honda’s interactive exhibit.

The new BF75/BF90’s 1.5L, SOHC, 16-valve, inline four-cylinder VTEC (BF90) engine is inspired by the same remarkable engine that powers Honda’s number one selling motor vehicle, the ‘Jazz’.

A range of Honda-exclusive technologies, superior performance and impressive power-to-weight ratios place these new models at the top of their class.

Developed around three key themes – economy, efficiency and durability – the new BF75/BF90 features multi-port electronic fuel injection which, coupled with a dynamic engine control module, delivers top fuel economy in a very compact and lightweight package.

The Lean Burn Control system automatically adjusts the air/fuel mix to deliver unsurpassed efficiency, while a two-way cooling system allows the cylinder head to run slightly cooler than the engine block, which improves long-term engine durability.

Honda’s revolutionary Boosted Low Speed Torque (BLAST) system, teamed with a high-performance gear case with a low 2.33:1 ratio, also ensures very strong hole shot acceleration.

Best-in-class top end performance and fuel economy, superior battery charging capacity, low operational costs and, of course, lightest weight in class are among a long list of features.

Honda is also the only outboard company in Australia to have every model in its range achieve the Outboard Engine Distributors Association (OEDA) three-star ultra-low emission rating for superior environmental performance.

Stabi Craft

Michael Rozakis from MY Marine knows boating. That is why when he took part in the offshore challenge – a 1500km, 11 day time trail from Hobart to Melbourne – he knew that only the ultimate offshore rig would stand the test.

To take part in this event, Michael chose the 8.59m Stabi Craft powered by Twin Honda 225hp engines for him and his crew.

He knew that this boat offered the ultimate in offshore performance and safety. He also knew the engines have no peer when it comes to performance and ultimate reliability.

With this combination Team Stabi Craft dominated the competition, winning some legs by over three hours, the big Stabi Craft making light work of the sometimes hazardous conditions.

So it is no surprise that MY Marine can recommend the Stabi Craft/Honda combination with the highest confidence.

They have proven that Stabi Craft provide the ultimate in rough water handling and stability. They have proven that there is no match for Honda in terms of performance, reliability, fuel efficiency and a super smooth and quiet ride.

So why not stop by and see them at the boat show on stand L02.

They will have the full range of Stabi Craft on display from the 3.89m to the flagship 8.59m so you can find out for yourself why these boats are the preferred option for many fishing and commercial applications, including the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard and search and rescue.

Don’t buy until you try a Stabi Craft!


With over 70 boats on display on 10 acres over two sites, JV Marine are the largest exhibitors at the show. In terms of boats, they will have everything there from tinnies to 46 footers, including the major brands of Haines Signature, Quintrex, Whitley and Mustang.

The new Platinum boats will be released at the show too and are something that boaters will not have seen before. They would be ideal for the family fisherman. Of course there is finance available to make boat ownership as easy as possible.

In addition to boats, the JV Marine display will feature a massive range of fishing gear. These have the largest range of fishing and boating accessories in Australia, so drop in to pick up that new rod, reel, lure or anything else you need to catch that big one. There will be several new releases at the show for those that want to have a sticky beak at what is new on the market. JV Marine only deal in quality brands but the pricing will be very competitive.

All the staff at JV Marine are either fishermen or boaters themselves, so you can be confident of getting good advice at the show.


When you think kayak fishing, think Hobie. They will be at the Boat Show along with their entire range of purpose built fishing kayaks, which currently encompasses an impressive 17 different models, ranging from the fat and stable to the sleek and fast.

Many Hobie kayaks feature the patented Mirage Drive pedalling system that allows hands free locomotion – which leaves you free to fish instead of paddle! Hobie fishing kayaks also come with loads of other handy features for fishermen such as built in rod holders and tackle box compartments.

Kayak fishing has really taken off in popularity in recent times, so if you’re the least bit curious drop in to the Hobie dispay at the show. You’ll find that kayaks are a cost effective way of getting onto the water, but as well as that they’re stealthy, can be launched anywhere (no hassles with boat ramp queues or fees) and they don’t require registration. Need any more excuses?


The well known Yamaha brand is a market leader in outboard engines and will be at the Show with a great range of their products including 2-stroke, 4-stroke and high pressure direct injection engines. No matter what your fishing and boating interest, you’re certain to find an engine that meets your exact needs from that lot!

Without a doubt the highlight of the Yamaha display will be the first showing in Australia of the new four-stroke model, the ‘F350’, which has been shipped out especially for the show. This big engine is the first production outboard motor in the world to use a V8 engine. It has a displacement of 5,330ccm, and delivers a maximum power output of 257.4kW (350hp) at the prop shaft – which is the highest horsepower rating for an outboard motor in the world today.

Yamaha technical staff will be on hand throughout the show and will be pleased to show you big ‘F350’ or any of the other Yamaha products.


You won’t get a better opportunity to view the remarkable range of Covercraft products than at the Boat Show. They are sharing space with New World Honda, who will have around 60 boats kitted out with Covercraft covers so you can get a good idea what you need for your own boat. Covercraft have 20 years experience in making all manner of boat covers including bimini covers and tarpaulins – they even make camping sets and flyscreens for cruisers.

Covercraft covers are all custom made to exactly fit your boat and consequently come in stacks of different shapes and styles. They all have a five-year guarantee. Covercraft also custom make aluminium rocket launchers, boat carpets and interior upholstery.

Visit their display where the Covercraft crew can give you an exact quote for your boat cover – plus you’ll get a 15% discount if you order at the show. There’s only a two-day turnaround on orders so you won’t have to wait long.

Inverloch marine

Inverloch Marine will be at the Boat Show and invite patrons to come and inspect their range of Webster Twinfisher boats. These vessels are striking to look at and combine the stability and rough-water pedigree of a catamaran hull, with the economy of only a single engine, making it ideal for those on a budget. They are ideal for just about any fishing sitaution, be it estuaries, harbours, bigger bays and even offshore.

Inverloch Marine is sitauted in the heart of Inverloch in South Gippsland, not far from the foreshore of Venus Bay. They will have on display some of their more popular Twinfishers such as the 4.3m Bass Master, the 4.4m Manta Ray freshwater boat and a range of Runabouts between 4.3 and 5.2m.


Tohatsu will be at the Boat Show with a number of outboard engines covering the whole spectrum of their product range. They will have technical staff on hand and their Victorian dealers will be present too – so they’ll be able to help you out no matter what boat you need to fit out.

The flagship of the Tohatsu display will be the new TLDI 115 2-stroke outboard. This engine, like others in the TLDI range, is powered by a direct fuel injection system. It provides good fuel economy and low environmental emissions while maintaining the traditional power of a 2-stroke engine.

Stop in and see the staff at the Tohatsu stand, they will be happy to discuss pricing and sale.

Subscribe and win with VFM

If you subscribe to VFM at this year’s show for two years we will give you a Daiwa Sweepfire reel valued at $69.95, plus a Fishing Team hat, spool of SureCatch leader, a Smilin’ Jack’s lure and a sample packet of Berkley Gulp! plastics. A two year subscription will cost only $110 and you will get the next 24 issues of VFM delivered to your door.

You can also take up a one year subscription for only $55 and we will give you a Fishing Team hat, a sample packet of Berkley Gulp!, plastics and a Smilin’ Jack’s lure.

So drop in and see our crew at the show and take advantage of these great offers. All current and new subscribers also go into the great monthly subscriber only draw for a range of great fishing tackle and accessories.



Further Information

For more information visit www.biavic.com.au or contact Corey Hague or Samantha Bennett on (03) 9576 8900 via email --e-mail address hidden-- --e-mail address hidden-- .


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