Apex Shark Expeditions very pleased with the overall operating efficiency of their new Honda BF250’s

Honda BF250-powered Apex Expeditions photographing an Orca Killer Whale called Mannemerak. PHOTO: Dave Hurwitz

Apex Shark Expeditions is a commercial shark tour operator that recently upgraded to the new Honda BF250HP 4-stroke engines. A spokesman for Apex Shark Expeditions had the following to say on their new Honda BF250’s: “We find them to be fuel efficient, extremely quiet and with very little smoke emission. The engines easily power our 35ft vessel to a top speed of 32 knots.”

“We have recently added the new cowlings and will keep you updated on how the engines are performing. Overall, we’re very pleased with our new Honda engines and the service backup from the local dealer, namely Honda Marine Somerset West.”

Apex Shark Expeditions is based in Simon’s Town and these Honda BF250’s are powering their immaculate 35 foot G-Cat called ‘White Pointer 2’ which had previously been powered by a pair of Honda BF225’s.

A Great White Shark checking things out... PHOTO: Monique Fallows

Apex Shark Expeditions’ founders, Chris and Monique Fallows, are wildlife naturalists who are passionate about sharks and who try and provide people with shark encounters which are as natural as possible. They established Apex Shark Expeditions back in 2000, choosing Simon’s Town as their base due to its proximity to oceanic areas that provide the best shark cage diving in the world. Spending up to 150 days per annum at sea working with a variety of shark species, they need outboard engines that offer performance, reliability and fuel efficiency, and certainly from the feedback that’s exactly what they got.

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Honda Marine Knysna appointed as Garden Route agents for Bennington

Benningtons are renowned for their top quality and attention to detail

More and more people are looking at a pontoon boat as a highly versatile means of getting on the water. You can carry lots of family and friends, up to 12 people on the bigger models, you can fit a large Honda horsepower outboard and get truly surprising performance, you can waterski, fish or simply just cruise around and then anchor up and have a dinner party at a unique location. At the forefront of the pontoon boat surge is Bennington Marine in the USA whose quality and attention to detail is unsurpassed, what’s more you can now order one through Dave Hoets and his Honda Marine Knysna team.

Bennington country

With Honda Marine Knysna having now been given the Bennington agency for Knysna and the Garden Route as a whole, you can now order any one of 52 potential floor plan options in various trim levels, styles and lengths. In addition with literally hundreds of available options, you can essentially customize a Bennington to fit your specific lifestyle.
Just a look under or around any Bennington pontoon boat will quickly verify the absolute focus on superior craftsmanship and quality. Using only proven construction techniques and the highest quality materials, the boat builders at Bennington don’t even know what a construction short-cut is. Bennington pontoons are the most solid, quiet riding boats on the water backed by the best warranty in the industry.
For more information on Bennington pontoon boats, the options available and to review a multitude of product videos, check out their website at:



Honda CR-V to the Glacier Bay’s rescue

Never fear there's a Honda CR-V near!

On completion of Honda Marine Somerset West’s just-arrived-in-SA Glacier Bay 2780 sea trials, dealer principal Jeremy Barnes had organized for their usual towing contractor to recover the boat, but it was a bridge too far for the tow truck which was unable to pull her up the slip and out of the water. Andre Bloemhoff of Honda Marine Somerset West believed that their Honda CR-V was up to the task, and so hooked up a line from the CR-V to the truck, and promptly pulled both the truck and the Glacier Bay 2780 out of the water without a hint of a fuss. So the next time you need some extra towing power, just phone a friend who owns a Honda CR-V!



Honda Marine Somerset West unveils awesome Glacier Bay 2780

The Glacier Bay 2780 in the Honda Marine Somerset West showroom

Western Cape dealer, Honda Marine Somerset West, in conjunction with Powercat Group, the South African importers of World Cat and Glacier Bay boats, has just unveiled an impressive Glacier Bay 2780 at a gala function at their dealership. As a displacement hull she offers an unrivalled ride and is gentle on the environment, requiring only a pair of Honda BF150HP engines to propel her to a very respectable cruising speed.
The legendary Glacier Bay holds no less than 4 world records (view here: she’s as beautiful as she is capable, offering finishes and comfort which are both world class and will also accommodate a family comfortably.

For more information, please do not hesitate in contacting Jeremy or Andre at Honda Marine Somerset West on Tel.: 021 851 7710.