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O’BRIEN 56 BOAT TEST

The new Kekoa is a custom-built 56ft gameboat from the respected Townsville boatworks of Peter O’Brien. It’s been meticulously crafted for both heavy-tackle marlin fishing off Cairns and long-range cruising as a luxury sportfishing mothership. As Warren Steptoe found, she’s a beautifully designed rig for both extremes. The top spot on my list of worst-ever

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AMM 7000 Tournament Boat Test

For more than 20 years, Australian Master Marine has been at the forefront of plate-aluminium trailerboat design and construction. This Brisbane-based, family-owned company manufactures fine-quality, custom cruisers and sportfishing craft from 4.5 to 10m in length, with their Tournament series being the heavy-duty, largely custom-outfitted hardtop fishing boats. For this BlueWater review, Jeff Webster tests

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QLD: SOUTHPORT GOLD COAST OFFSHORE FISHING

Port of Call – Southport, Gold Coast QLD Southport on Queensland’s Gold Coast is a popular destination for liveaboard cruisers and trailerboat sportsfishers alike. With excellent facilities and great fishing, it’s no wonder, says David Granville. Where Is Southport? Southport is located on the east coast of Australia, on Queensland’s famous Gold Coast, about an

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