H: CRAFT SKIFF

H: CRAFT SKIFF

Earlier this year, the image of a strange craft popped up on The Captain’s newsfeed. It was narrow like an SUP, agile and fast like a PWC, yet kitted out for serious fishing. This thing stuck out like a pink Cosmopolitan cocktail among The Captain’s usual rum-fuelled...
WHITE POINTER

WHITE POINTER

The Captain discovers why the White Pointer from New Zealand is considered the apex predator of plate boats.        If you call your boat a White Pointer, you better have the chops to back it up. After building them for more than 24 years, Rex Briant, top of...
THE BIRD WHISPERER

THE BIRD WHISPERER

Richard Freeman has been a professional solo fisherman for more than 40 years in his trusty Shark Cat. Spending so much time on the water, his usual companions are dolphins, sharks… and seabirds. In this regular column, Richard shares a few stories about his salty...
FOUR- STROKE FANDANGO

FOUR- STROKE FANDANGO

Honda Marine used this year’s Melbourne International Boat Show to take the worldwide wraps off a posse of new outboards – the BF75, BF80, BF90 and BF100. With their sleek silver styling and swept-back “crouching” appearance, they look the business and have the...
GRADY-WHITE LAUNCHES NEW SYDNEY DEALER

GRADY-WHITE LAUNCHES NEW SYDNEY DEALER

If you’re in the market for a primo glass battlewagon, you’ll be stoked to hear legendary US boat builder Grady-White Boats has picked Short Marine as its latest dealership outlet in Sydney. Located at Ferguson’s Marina on Sydney Harbour, Short Marine runs one of the...
CRAPPY CAPTAINS

CRAPPY CAPTAINS

You wouldn’t leave them in charge of a barge. Full-steam ahead with eyes closed, what could possibly go wrong? These just might be the world’s worst ever sea captains. Captain William Bligh No contest, top of the list yet such a confusion of a man – so competent in...