Press Release - June 2014

Four Stroke Trend Gathering Strong Momentum in Australia, up 45%

Latest data from OEDA members (Outboard Engine Distributors Association), shows dealer retail sales of outboard engines for the 3 month period of November 2013 to January 2014, remained flat in Australia compared with the previous corresponding 3 month period.  Four Stroke retail sales however, grew by a robust 45% over this same period, showing Australian consumers are adopting Four Stroke technology lower emission products more than ever before.

Read more: Press Release - June 2014

Press Release - February 2014

OEDA New Website

The Outboard Engine Distributors Association (OEDA) which represents the vast majority of all outboard engines sold in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific is pleased to announce the launch of its new updated and modernised web site.

Lindsay Grenfell the Executive Officer, stated the new site is easy navigable and provides a wealth of information regarding outboard engines sold in Australia. Whether you are after emission outputs from the latest outboards to see how remarkably efficient they have become, what the Industry is doing to further reduce emissions through its VELS labelling scheme, the dangers of Ethanol fuel or what the Industry thinks and has had to say on a range of topics through its press releases: it is all in the new site.

Read more: Press Release - February 2014

Press Release - November 2013

14 November, 2013

The Outboard Engine Distributors Association (OEDA) which represents in excess of 70% of all outboards sold in Australia held its Annual General Meeting recently.

The Executive Officer, Lindsay Grenfell announced a change in Chairman from John Temple, Director & General Manager Australia, New Zealand Pacific Brunswick Asia Pacific Group trading as Mercury Marine to Michael GoddardManaging Director Lakeside Marine Pty Ltd T/as Tohatsu Australia. Michael took over from John after two years in the Chair. Steven Cotterell, Director & General Manager Yamaha Motors Australia was appointed Deputy Chairman.

Read more: Press Release - November 2013

Press Release - December 2011

Have a happy holiday –exclude E10!

To help Aussie boaters have a happy holiday season on the water, OEDA is reminding everyone to avoid using ethanol in their engines.
"Simply put, we believe ethanol and marine engines just don't go together," said Lindsay Grenfell, Executive Officer of OEDA - the Outboard Engine Distributors Association.

Read more: Press Release - December 2011

Press Release - November 2012

After Sandy - Beware of damaged boats.

Boaties in Australia and New Zealand are being warned against buying boats that could have been damaged by ex-Hurricane Sandy.

When the giant storm hit the U.S. East Coast a few weeks ago, boats worth about $650 million were damaged or destroyed.

"In total, some 65,000 boats were affected by the storm, and we're concerned a fair few of those could end up coming down under," said John Temple, Chairman of the Outboard Engine Distributors Association (OEDA).

Read more: Press Release - November 2012

Press Release - September 2011

Engine manufacturers pro-actively cutting emissions

Australia's marine industry is rapidly moving itself into a lower emission future, according to new figures gathered by the Outboard Engine Distributors Association (OEDA).

The figures show the industry is acting unilaterally to reduce emissions across the board, even as the Federal Government continues to consider legislative action.

Read more: Press Release - September 2011

Press Release - May 2012

Lots of life left for 2 strokes

Australian boat owners shouldn't hesitate to buy a 2 stroke engine if it suits their needs, according to the Outboard Engine Distributors Association (OEDA).

"It's time to clear up some confusion which is circulating in the boating community at the moment," said OEDA's Executive Officer, Lindsay Grenfell.

Read more: Press Release - May 2012

Press Release - August 2010

5th August 2010 - IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RIS response urges more time to adapt to reform

OEDA has urged the federal government to give Australia's boating industry more time to implement proposed emission regulations.

While strongly supporting the push to lower emissions, OEDA believes introducing the new regulations in less than two years will severely impact the entire boating industry and also unfairly disadvantage large numbers of individual boatowners.

Read more: Press Release - August 2010

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