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Tinnie & Tackle Show set to kick off

THIS year’s Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show will, according to organisers, feature almost 50 boat brands, eight engine manufacturers, new retailers and loads of marine accessories.

The show, which runs in conjunction with the National 4×4 & Outdoors Show, will be held at the RNA Showgrounds from March 15-17.

Premiering in Australia will be the latest offering from Raymarine which will exhibit its new  Dragonfly sonar imaging system, showcasing the next step in fish-finding technology at stand #662.

First time exhibitor, the new Cunningham Marine Centre at stand #665, will make a big splash with a display of the newly developed Blaze Boats, as well as the all new Australian-made series of Stejcraft boats.

A collaboration between Cunningham Marine Centre and Gold Coast manufacturer Bluefin Boats, the Blaze Boats range will launch at the Show with 11 models, with plans for further models to be added as the brand grows and develops.

The team at Coastal Powerboat (stand #119) will also be exhibiting another new Australian built and designed range of boats, with the PRO Craft range of value-packed aluminium boats, which include unique industry leading construction features capable of satisfying the needs of local fishing and recreational boaties.

Coastal Powerboat will also take the covers off the new Stessl Magnum Centre Cab plate aluminium boat. With a proven offshore design, including a fully welded underfloor structure, the new release includes a centre cab bunk, providing for a comfortable overnight stay.

After almost 18 months in research and development, visitors to the show will be able to view the brand-new Generation 2 Bar Crushers on the Stones Corner Marine stand #133.

Setting the benchmark, the new hull is designed to deliver greater hydrodynamic lift for more efficient planing and improved fuel economy, with a higher bow attitude and better spray deflection for a dryer ride, as well as increased stability at rest.

JSW Powersports, the Australian distributor for Sea Fox boats will also have on display, for the very first time in Australia, the all-new 2013 Sea Fox 209 Commander centre console boat at stand #290.

Sea Fox is a versatile range of boats, with the 209 Commander promising comfortable
and dry blue-water fishing for anglers and their families, with the 21 footer packed full of
standard features including live bait tank, gunwale rod storage, stainless steel rod holders,
masses of storage and seating, plus a portable toilet.

Northside Marine will be exhibiting a range of brands across two stands (#274 & #267) with the slick new Baymaster runabouts and Ocean Runner cabin boats adding value and convenience to the Stacer range.

Stabicraft and Surtees, both from New Zealand, will feature on Northside Marine’s stand with the recently released Stabicraft 1850 Supercab and 2100 Supercab models featuring the “game chaser” transom and slick new cabin designs.

Broadwater Boating (stands #150 & #156) will display for the first time in Queensland, the Yamaha F200F, the World’s Lightest 200hp four-stroke engine ever, when it is unveiled on another new release, the Quintrex 650 Trident.

The Trident is Quintrex’s first range of offshore fishing models to feature the Millennium Blade Hull constructed from tough 5mm plate bottom sheets.

For further information and to purchase tickets for the 2013 Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show and National 4×4 & Outdoors Show at Brisbane’s RNA Showgrounds from March 15-17, go to or

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