EXPO: Johannesburg Boat Show Opens This Week
Recent Gauteng Business News
Spring officially kicks off on 1 September and there is no better opportunity to view the latest boats, marine engines, personal watercraft, boating, angling and dive accessories than at the Johannesburg Boat Show taking place from 26 - 28 August 2016 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec.
"Following the smooth running of the recent municipal elections and recent recovery of the Rand there has been an unbelievable turnaround in the economic climate and I am absolutely positive and energetic about prospects for an upturn in the boating and marine industry" says Andre van Helsdingen, Chairman of the Gauteng Boat Retailers Association.
Association members are hard at work putting the finishing touches on their displays and the covers will be coming off a host of new boats, marine engines and personal watercraft at 09h00 on Friday 26 August 2016.
Nauti-Tech launches the Butt Cat 930 XL Sports Fisher, see it on the Suzuki Marine Stand
Nauti-Tech's new Butt Cat 930 XL Sports Fisher fitted with Suzuki APX drive by wire, lean burn motors is fitted with the latest Garmin electronic equipment. The 930 XL is fully rigged for sport fishing with fight chair, lunar tubes and out riggers.
The cabin offers a large double bed, loads of storage space and a marine grade flush toilet. Nauti-Tech is fanatical about building boats that exceed expectations with a multitude of innovative features. Visit Nauti-Tech on the Suzuki Marine South Africa stand, they have the right boat to suit your needs and budgets.
Yamaha introduces its 2016 WaveRunners with all new VX Models and TR-1 HO Marine Engine
Introducing the TR-1 high output marine engine that powers all 2016 V1 and VX WaveRunner models. The TR-1 is 13% more powerful than its predecessor, despite having one less cylinder, as well as being 40% smaller and 20% lighter. The result is quicker acceleration, higher top-end speeds and better fuel economy resulting in more fun for the rider.
The Yamaha VX Cruiser HO is a different animal altogether. Powered by the 1.8L normally aspirated marine engine that has carried the VXR to four consecutive national racing titles, it shows its tame side with industry-leading comfort and convenience features including No Wake Mode, Cruise Assist and Yamaha's RiDE dual throttle handlebar controls.
Yamaha will also feature the FZ series of personal watercraft. The FZR is the choice of leading racers featuring fast back design, quick shift trim system, adjustable telescopic steering, racing graphics and an ergonomic step-up seat. Its sister model the FZS, is more family friendly providing the same great handling with more comfortable seating.
Not your average park home .
Sensation Boats and Living's Mobile Cabin is a convenient, cost-effective, compact alternative to building a holiday cottage. Simply transport on a trailer or by container truck and deliver to your new holiday home destination.
Standard features including a veranda with Birchwood floor, aluminium doors and windows, bonded safety glass windows, kitchenette, queen-sized bed, sofa, cupboards, shower and toilet. To top it off it is also eco-friendly, boasting a 250-watt solar panel, 100-amp deep cycle battery, 12-volt fridge, gas/electric geyser and 12-volt LED lights.
Sensation are also hard at work preparing a towable houseboat for debut at the Johannesburg Boat Show and visitors can look forward to even more exciting news from this proudly South African Vereeniging-based boat builder.
Visit the Johannesburg Boat Show and stand a chance of winning a stand-up paddleboard kit from The Red Paddle Co.
Fancy trying your hand at stand-up paddleboarding? The Red Paddle Co will host demonstrations and offer the opportunity to try your hand on the Johannesburg Expo Centre Lake. Once you have tried your hand, visit The Red Paddle Co / Canoe Concepts stand for a chance of winning a Red Paddle Co Ride 10.6 package.
The winning package includes:
- 2016 Red Paddle 10.6
- 2016 3-piece paddle
- 10ft surf leash
- 2.0 Luggage system
- Titan pump
- Cell phone dry bag
The Red Paddle Co's Ride 10.6 inflatable stand-up paddleboard is very popular because of its versatility. Designed to float and glide easily on flat water, it also rides smoothly and predictably in the surf no matter what your experience level is.
Suzuki launches a trio of class-leading portable outboards
A highlight of the Suzuki display will be the DF6A, DF5A and DF4A lightweight, portable outboards. Easy and quiet to use these new models are also incredibly reliable and boast a new design and unique colour.
With a compact design, weighing in at only 23.5kg, and two sturdy carry handles it is no problem to lift these outboards on and off your boat or in and out of storage. Suzuki has made stowing these outboards even easier with a new three-way storage capability. Improvements to the fuel and lubrication systems allow for extremely convenient storage on any one of three sides (port, starboard and front) without risk of fuel or oil leakage.
Once on your boat, operating the new DF6A/5A/4A is a breeze. The new gravity-fed fuel delivery system eliminates the need to prime the fuel line before starting after storage. An easy recoil starter means less effort is required to get up and running and once underway, the new tilt system improves the overall operation of the outboard.
Brand New Malibu 25 LSV Wakesetter is built to deliver the ultimate wake
Malibu's new Wakesetter 25LSV offers 25 feet of roomy, luxurious traditional bow that is fresh for 2016. Built to deliver the ultimate wake performance this is the ideal boat for any wake rider demanding the best in wake, surf and tech.
The 25 LSV turns the water into your playground with its wake-and-wave maximising hull. Malibu's industry-leading Command Centre provides control over every aspect of the 25 LSV's monster wake. The user-friendly interface gives you control over the quad hard-tank ballast and Power Wedge II hydrofoil allowing you to create long, clean wakes for epic riding.
Pro athletes who have shredded behind this 25-footer say it kicks up the biggest, cleanest wakes and waves they've ever experienced. Thanks to Malibu's engineering and design, the beastly proportions compromise nothing when it comes to performance. Agile on the water, the 25 LSV handles like a dream and it can easily haul 19 people with plenty of room for everything else. Loaded up and running at full ballast this big, bad boat delivers all day long.
Boating International will be launching the Sunsport 235, this new inboard boat is based on the ever-popular Sunsport range and is bound to attract new fans. Also on display at the Boating International stand will be the full range of Mercury engines as well as a huge accessories display.
Waterworld introduce the 2016 Sea-Doo Range
Waterworld are displaying the full range of Sea-Doo personal watercraft including the new Sea-Doo 300hp models. All of Sea-Doo's 2016 models include second-generation iBR (Intelligent Brake and Reverse) system.
The 2016 Sea-Doo RXT-X sees a boost to a legitimate 300 horsepower. Combine the suspension system, Ergolock seat and fully adjustable handlebar and this performance watercraft promises some great offshore riding.
Whatever your requirement from recreational to performance, from luxury to tow sports, Sea-Doo has a model that fits all of your activities and to suit your personality.
Waterworld presents a wide variety of beautiful boats
Waterworld will feature some show stopping boats. Imported beauties include the famous Mastercraft range and the most luxurious Cobalt boats and ever-popular Avalon pontoons, ideal for sunset cruises.
Locally manufactured boats will also shine on the Waterworld stand with the launch of the Viking Carrera 22. Also on show will be the Viking Carrera 19 offering everything you need in a 19-foot boat including full wet deck, wraparound seating, stainless steel hinges and mini ski wing, swim platforms and glass windscreen. The full range of locally manufactured Angler and Expression offshore boats will also be on show.
Fast, Light and Fuel Efficient - Yamaha's New F175 Outboard promises incredible versatility
Yamaha's range of outboard motors has been broadened with the addition of the new in-line four, VMX SHO F175. Its streamlined design conceals next-generation technology that will prove particularly valuable for boats with transoms limited to 175hp.
The F175 uses a single-throttle intake valve and Yamaha's long-track intake tubes for easy breathing. The outboard also includes Yamaha Variable Trolling RP Switch (VTS). At just 223kgs the F175 is ideal for a wide variety of sporting and recreational applications.
Time for a new bass boat?
Be sure to visit Yamaha Marine's stand to view the new Rebel 531 Bass Boat.
Built for convenience, the Rebel 531 promises to make fishing a breeze. Features include fold-down driver and passenger seats, cell phone and key storage, two angling chairs and plenty of storage for tackle and rods.
About the Johannesburg Boat Show
When: Friday 26 - Sunday 28 August 2016
Show Hours: 09h00 - 18h00 Friday 26 and Saturday 27 August
09h00 - 17h00 Sunday 28 August
(Ticket sales and gates close one hour prior to closing time)
Where: Johannesburg Expo Centre
Corner Rand Show and Nasrec Roads
Tickets: Available at the gate
R100 per person Adults
R50 per person Children from 13 - 16 years
No Charge Children under 12 years
R20 parking per vehicle
Organisers: South African Shows Messe Frankfurt (Pty) Ltd
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