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The World’s Biggest Boats

Do you know that more than 90 percent of transported goods in the world are carried by boats? Not just ordinary boats, mind you, but the world’s biggest boats. These include cruise liners, oil tankers and cargo carriers. All have enormous propulsion systems that keep them moving across oceans for months.  Continue reading

are 2 stroke outboard motors banned in australia

Are Two-stroke Outboard Motors Banned?

Passed on July 1, 2018, the new Outboard Emissions Law for small petrol engines of up to 19kW power (including all marine engines) sets new emission standards that render high-emission and carburettor-based two-stroke outboard engines non-compliant. That’s why starting this year, new four-stroke outboards and direct fuel-injection capabilities will be more and more common. Continue reading

Buying a second hand boat

Buying a Boat Second-Hand: What You Need to Know

Many people are hesitant to buy a used car because of the risks involved. When it comes to buying a second-hand boat, the indecision increases tenfold and understandably so. Not everyone has the knowledge to determine a good deal from a bad one, and insider information is not really easy to come by. So they just go for the easiest choice: buying a brand-new boat. It’s the more practical option to guarantee a boat in optimum condition. However, it’s also a far more expensive choice.

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