Welcome to Australian Boating. . . Our national, monthly PDF magazine dedicated to all kinds of recreational boats - fibreglass power and sailing boats, imported boats, plate aluminium fishing boats, pressed tinnies, composite fibreglass boats, DIY boats - if it floats, and gets you out there, we're interested!
Australian Boating is an independent, national magazine with a great deal of experience, a passion for all kinds of boating, fishing and cruising - and we are dedicated to helping you have a great time on the water with your family and friends.
July issue of Australian Boating magazine is the biggest we've produced for many years, and includes completely new features, a greatly expanded AB-TV section (plus many new videos through the editorial) and the launch of a whole new Sailing section.
Fishos needn't worry though – this magazine is huge, and now features a completely separate Trailerboat Fishermen section every month, with all your favourite fishing and boating writers involved. This is how the magazine is being restructured. We’ve not only enlarged the mag with a special Sailing section (headed by renowned yachting journalist Di Pearson), we've also increased the trailerboat fishing content too.
We are intensely proud of the finished result – an Australian boating magazine with 146 pages and 86 videos (!!) for hours of rainy day viewing. Other highlights include a fantastic "Boy's Own" adventure by Andy Meyers, who returned to the Northern Territory to fish the Peron Islands – and bagged out just about every day! Steve Starling brings an outstanding report on soft plastics which will go a long way to solving the mysteries of why so many Saturday fishos find soft plastics less than successful. This really is a ‘must read’ article for every fisho (rookie or expert) from the acknowledged guru on plastics.
Editor PW has produced a major report examining the best reasons to go with a platey, and looks at whether it's possible to find a "one size fits all solution" in the plate world – a very interesting Part One of Three reports. AB July also carries the release of the new 50hp-300hp diesel outboards now available from Power Equipment, and has a special report on the new Volvo self docking system which is clearly the way of the future.
There is lots in the sailing section, too - coverage of the Golden Globe Race Around the world (with paper charts and no electronics) and a full review of the stunning Oceanis 41.1. with its sister 51.1 on the cover - as both yachts make their world debut at the Sydney Boat Show. These features, plus all the regular columns, news and PW’s invariably controversial ‘Comment’ are yours to enjoy in July Australian Boating.