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The Northern Territory news Sat 25 Jun 2011

Details:

Title

The Northern Territory news Sat 25 Jun 2011

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2011-06-25

Description

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Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/233099

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/659427

Page content

20 NT NEWS. CARSguide www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 5 -J U N -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 3 2 0 C O L O R : C M Y K 524 Stuart Hwy,Winnellie 0820 www.boatlandwinnellie.com.au 8984 3277 m g / 5 2 0 6 0 7 Come instore for SAVINGS ON ALL DISPLAY STOCKinstore for SAVINGSS S ON ALL DISPLAY STOCK MONSTER SALE NOW ON Boatland Winnellie 40hp MLH LW long shaft Two stroke, tiller motor $3,999.95 60hp ELPT EFI Four stroke remote control motor $8,299.95 FOR THE TOP DEALS ON 2 & 4 STROKE MOTORS Pro-Drive Shallow Water Outboard and the Horizon 495 Mud Skipper Rig. Designed not only for the ease of operation while hunting & fishing, but for other commercial purposes as well Pro-Drive can get you to a lot more places before everyone else. SAVE UP TO $1500 ASK IN STORE FOR DETAILS *Must show the ad for these prices.Note fitting prices on application. MARINE GUIDE l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au Nomads kept us afloat OPTIMISTIC: Sea Jays Col and Troy Glass say sales of tinnies have kept them going By ALEX TILBURY Sea Jay boats are sold across the country as far north as Darwin and Weipa, inland to towns such as St George, up and down the east coast, to Bunbury in Western Australia and as far south as Tasmania GFC tinnies sales surgeFATHER-AND-SON team Col andTroy Glass may build their Sea Jay aluminium boats at Bundaberg but they are a household name with boating enthusiasts across the country. The family-owned-and-operated business started in 1989 and, Col said, survived the downturn in the economy, pretty much thanks to grey nomads. Sea Jay boats are sold across the country as far north as Darwin and Weipa, inland to towns such as St George, up and down the east coast, to Bunbury in Western Australia and as far south as Tasmania. The tinnie industry is a great barometer of the economy, Col said. At the Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show, we sold more boats than in the past five years and you could feel among boat builders and marine companies that things were looking up. We are expecting similar enthusiasm at the first-ever Mackay Boat Show towards the end of this month. Things . . . were tight for a while from small operators to the really big boat companies. We were able to survive because there was still that passion to get on the water, but more at that entry level. The grey nomads, who were looking for a tinnie to put on the top of their caravan, really became our saving grace. The boats that were moving were 3.7m to 5m, with buyers quite specific with variations they wanted to make on them. Buyers wanted to be able to fish creeks or dams but still be confident to take the boat across a bar and out to sea. Col said figures showed two markets had improved significantly his market range, those retailing for under $20,000, and the higher end of the market, boats $60,000 to $100,000. He said it was the middle market $20,000-$55,000 that was still to really bounce back. We found not only grey nomads but families were turning to a tinnie to be more versatile, he said. It had to be adaptable women were really having a bigger say in what was once generally considered dads fishing boat. Now it had to have seats and a designated cabin as such so it could also be a family weekender for everyone as well as a serious fishing boat.


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