I have always liked jetski’s, but more for my own amusement. For me, it’s a continuous toss-up between my own entertainment and sharing it with friends – and that not-so-fine gap has finally been closed, thanks to the Sealver Wave boat. Boating or jetskiing? Now you can enjoy them both! Dean Castle reviews this never-seen-before Droomers Yamaha exclusive.
Joining luxury and technology, the Sea Ray has always been a strong competitor in the ultra bowrider segment with its 270 SLX. With an original layout, sporty features and a powerful drive train, this pre-owned, or should I say “pre-loved” Sea Ray 270 SLX from CMH’s Waterworld is a must-see. Here’s the scoop.
The minute I heard that a Malibu TXI had been sent to the ski farm at Camperdown I rushed to make arrangements to get out there for a review. As a skier myself, I knew the Response would more than live up to expectation. I harnessed the help of former international (Danish) and national waterski (SA) champion, Lisbeth Plotz and competition boat driver Ian Darwent, whose opinions I really value due to their many years of experience.
Aluminium boats certainly have found their spot in the South African marketplace due to their efficiency and practicality. Coincidentally, these are just two things which the Tracker 1860 Centre Console takes very seriously. Dean Castle checks out the 2012 Grizzly aluminium boat.
Newly formed MIASA to “support and grow” marine industry
For too long, the South African marine industry has been yearning for a proper governing body that can not only represent and support its members in tough times, but also challenge questionable legislation and help grow the industry. Enter MIASA (Marine Industry Association of South Africa), showing promising plans for infrastructure and accepting the role as the industry’s newly appointed watchdog.
Finally, it has arrived! Yamaha recently launched their all-new 2012 PWC line-up at the Gordon’s Bay Harbour Island, and the highlight was the complete makeover of their popular FX Series, with the FX High Output (HO), Cruiser HO, Super High Output (SHO) and Cruiser SHO incorporated into the fleet. Leisure Boating attended the launch for a much-anticipated peek at the 2012 Yamaha FX series.
Rough seas gave pilots a run for their money in the 2012 Trans Atlantic
The Trans Atlantic Inflatable Boat Challenge (presented by TABA – The Trans Atlantic Boating Association) took place over the renowned “Argus” weekend in the Cape, and saw several boating enthusiasts race from the Olifantsriver Mouth to Melkbosstrand over a three-day stage.
Mercury Racing Recognized for Environmental Sustainability
Mercury Racing, a division of Mercury Marine, has been awarded the 2011 Environmental Award for Economic Feasibility and Sustainability by the Union International Moto-Nautique (UIM). The UIM is the world governing body for all powerboat activities.
The weekend of the 16-18th March 2012 saw Cape Town’s Milnerton Aquatic Club (by Rietvlei Dam) host the South African National Wakeboard Championships as well as the third stop of the South African Pro Wakeboard Tour.
LADIES SHOW THEIR SKILL WITH THE ROD AND REEL The Durban Ski-Boat Club Ladies Fishing Festival
The annual 2012 Durban Ski-Boat Club’s Ladies Fishing Festival was held recently, sponsored by Honda Marine Pinetown. The much-anticipated event began on the Saturday afternoon with a cocktail party and registration. The ladies enjoyed the opportunity to socialise and strategise over a glass of bubbly and snacks, while discussing the great gifts and shirts they had received in their ‘goodie bags’.