Raymarine Specials at the Australian Wooden Boat Festival

January 29, 2017

Raymarine’s Marine Electronics are best compared to Apple’s iPhone and iPad. They’re incredibly simple for you to use, offer you a range of premium features as well as great after-sales support both directly and through their dealers.

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Exclusive Boat Show Accommodation Special for Franklin Marine Customers

January 9, 2017

With the Australian Wooden Boat Festival less than a month away, accommodation in Tasmania is high in demand and quickly becoming hard to get. Fortunately for some lucky travellers, we have negotiated an exclusive deal with Huon River Cottage for our customers. Huon River Cottage is a brand new, purpose-built luxury house in Castle Forbes Bay […]

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Discover Tasmania’s Warm Embrace at The Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2017

January 1, 2017

The Australian Wooden Boat Festival is among the largest wooden boat festivals in the world, and is certainly the largest in Australia. 220,000 people passed through in 2015 – almost half of Tasmania’s permanent population! If you combine the Sydney, Melbourne and Sanctuary Cove boat shows together – Tasmania’s Wooden Boat Festival is still bigger!

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Summer Opening Hours

December 22, 2016

MONDAY – FRIDAY 8:30am – 5:30pm SATURDAY 9:00am – 5:00pm SUNDAY We’re open the last Sunday before Christmas, and every Sunday in January. 10:00am – 4:00pm CHRISTMAS EVE 8:30am until late BOXING DAY 9am – 5:30pm Only closed Christmas Day over the Christmas & New Year period.

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The MAST BoatWISE Buddy – A Must Have on Any Boat [FREE DOWNLOAD]

December 3, 2016

Franklin Marine is passionate about safety. Our staff spend a lot of time researching, advising and selling the right equipment to keep you safe on the water. We keep our margins slim to keep you safe. For example, an Australian Made KTI EPIRB with GPS is only $290. Whether you are in Tasmania or interstate, […]

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Try a different Christmas shopping experience this year…

November 14, 2016

It’s that time of year again – the weather’s warming up, holidays are approaching (along with the relatives) – and of course you’re starting to think about all of that Christmas shopping and how you could make it stress-free. Some people love to drive up to the city – find a parking spot, race around in the hot sun […]

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The Fishing and Boating Show on Huon and Kingston FM

October 15, 2016

If you’re a subscriber to the Franklin Marine email newsletter, or enjoy reading the articles in our knowledgebase – we’ve got something for you… The Fishing and Boating Show is Laurence’s weekly radio show on Huon and Kingston FM. The show follows the same style as our knowledgebase articles, but in podcast format with a […]

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Taking Your Pet Aboard

October 5, 2016

Many of us have at least one faithful companion with four legs. Going boating for the day, weekend or longer can be difficult if you haven’t got a babysitter for your little mate. Depending on the pet and boat, it can be very rewarding taking them along with you.

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No Second Chances in Tasmanian Waters – Wear and Use the Best Safety Gear

August 19, 2016

Imagine yourself on a windy late afternoon sailing or motoring down wind up the coast. Looking for that next headland which should have a light on it. The crew are below cooking. With the southerly and dark coming in, you think you had better go forward and secure a sail or gear. Autopilot is on and you don’t […]

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Passage Making at Night – Tips for Staying Safe

August 16, 2016

There are times when you need to make you way down channels at night. Long offshore passages inevitably mean traveling at night. Certain extra precautions need to be taken into account when on the water in the dark. Some gear is essential, like navigation lights and a good compass with light to steer by. A […]

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