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Fisho’s Top 10 products from the Sydney International Boat Show

FISHO walked the halls of the Sydney International Boat Show looking for the latest and greatest in boats and boating accessories. Here’s what we found…

Bar Crusher 490WR
Bar Crusher’s 490WR was a popular item at this year’s Sydney International Boat Show. Bar Crusher has released the 490 in a centre console and cuddy configurations. Ideally suited to estuary and occasional offshore fishing, the 490 carries many of the same features as the company’s larger models, in an affordable and compact serious fishing machine.
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Old Town Next
The Old Town Next is a one man canoe/kayak hybrid. Featuring the best of both worlds, the Next has the open fishing space and load capacity of a canoe, with the comfort and features of a kayak. Bass fishos will love this canoe!
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Aquanami Jet Kayak
The Aquanami is a “kayak” fitted with a  jet engine capable of reaching speeds of 25 knots. Fitted with rod holders, storage for tackle and featuring plenty of space, the Aquanami  would make a great shallow fishing craft with a difference.
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Morning Star Bay Fisher
Regular Fisho readers would already know about the Morning Star line-up of boats. These Taiwanese-built boats have a unique hull design giving them an excellent ride and sleek finish. The 498 Bay Fisher is a versatile centre console perfect for estuary and some offshore work.
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Lowrance 3D sonar
Judging from the response of Fisho’s social media pages, the Lowrance 3D will be one hot item! Using real 3D technology the Lowrance 3D provides fishos a unique view of underwater structure, drop offs and fish. The image is crystal clear and easy to read.
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Zipwake trim tabs
Not everyone knows how to operate trim tabs, which is why Zipwake has come up with this automatic system. Simply set to auto and Zipwake will take of the rest. Of course, once you’re more familiar with how they work, you can operate them in manual for finer adjustments.
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Mackay off road boat trailer
Mackay boat trailers, part of the Dunbier brand, was showing its off-road trailer at Sydney. Capable of holding around 5metres boat, Mackay’s off road boat trailer is perfect for serious off road trips into remote fishing areas.
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Minn Kota Ulterra
Most people have seen the viral video showing off Minn Kota’s latest auto-deploy bow mount electric. Minn Kota distributor BLA had the crowd stopping Ulterra on display at Sydney. While it ain’t cheap, the Ulterra looks to be a game changer for electric motors.
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Garmin VIRB XE action cam
The VIRB XE action camera shoots rich, high-definition, wide-angle footage at 1080p60, 12 megapixel photos at up to 30 frames per second, and captures more of your action. Designed for the toughest environments, VIRB XE is able to dive to 50 metre depths without a case, allowing capture of cleaner and clearer audio.
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Brooker Stealth
Well-known tinny brand Brooker has revamped its image with the debut of its Stealth model at Sydney. The matte finish black paint looked great, while the beamy design creates loads of interior space.
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