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.
The editor, Peter Webster, launched Australian Boating (AB) way back in 1973, and over the years, has been on just about every waterway and fishing ground in Australia. A professional boating photo-journalist, he has tested hundreds of boats of all shapes and sizes in a career stretching back some 40+ years. He is a passionate DIY, fishing and sailing enthusiast, and has owned and operated dozens of boats from 3.0m tinnies to 16.0m game boats, in mono, cat and tri configurations.
Australian Boating has a major involvement with marine engines and fitting-out chandlery. We publish Australia's only Outboard Database and regularly feature interesting new info from Mercury, Yamaha, Parsun, Evinrude, Suzuki, Honda and Tohatsu outboards, plus inboard engines from MerCruiser, and Yanmar, Steyr and Volvo Penta diesels. We also keep a careful 'watching brief' on boat design, sailing systems, marine engineering and drive developments all over the world.
Marine electronics is a specialty, and we have an extensive field test program for the top brands in 2016-17, including Garmin, Raymarine, Lowrance, Simrad, Furuno, FLIR, etc.
These are complex, challenging times for the boating world; stay in front with Australian Boating magazine.
|With 152 pages of editorial, Australian Boating August issue is our biggest for many years, and a reflection of its increasingly diverse editorial base. Sailing is now becoming a regular part of the bigger magazine, and this month we are launching AB’s Charter World, with a beautiful report on sailing in the Mergui Archipelago off Myanmar – definitely dream time material. With the Olympics in Rio, we have pulled forward a quick review of the Australian Sailing Team’s fantastic results which produced a gold and three silver medals.
We carefully studied the trailer boats at the Sydney International Boat Show, and have an in-depth report on a Mark Bowdidge designed deep vee MerCruiser powered, DIY 32’ sportsfisherman that can be (legally!) towed by a Toyota Landcruiser – no kidding, the numbers are in, and it works!
Haines Hunter have released three more boats that have just featured in the Brisbane Boat Show - but we got them first, with a spectacular day on the Tweed River resulting in a 10 page section on these new family-oriented fibreglass trailer boats from the iconic boat builder.
Other features include the new Caribbean 2300; the start of a new Six Part Anchor Winch Series produced in conjunction with the Stressfree team in Adelaide SA, plus a further look at the amazing Torqeedo 12v electric outboards. We also inspect a beautiful Tasmanian displacement (timber) cray boat to totally offset an unbelievable new Beneteau 57 ‘Sense’ - which is the first production yacht we’ve ever seen with a (Sacre bleu!) hardtop and a BBQ!
Given we include a Preview of the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, the story of Rudolf Diesel, and all our regulars, this is easily our best-ever issue.