Honda assists bushfire victims

Industry helps family get back on the water

Honda assists bushfire victims
Honda helps bushfire victims rebuild

Honda, Stacer and Victorian dealer New World Honda Marine recently teamed up with insurance provider Club Marine to replace a family boat that was destroyed earlier this year in the Black Saturday bushfires.

Former Flowerdale resident David O’Halloran and his family lost everything in the fires, escaping with nothing but the clothes on their backs.

Taking delivering of a new Honda BF60-powered Stacer 479 SunMaster over the weekend, O’Halloran said the new boat would play a significant role in his family’s on-going recovery.

"I’d taken our five-year-old on our first "father-son" camping trip over Christmas, then just a few weeks later the fires completely changed our lives," O’Halloran said.

"The young bloke has been nagging me since to take him fishing again… it’s just far too much for a young child to comprehend that we’d lost everything.

"Thanks to all involved, we plan to take our new boat to Lake Eildon or the Western lakes in the next few weeks and hopefully catch a few trout."

Contact Honda Australia Customer Relations on (03) 9270 1348 or visit for more information.

IMAGE: New World Honda Marine’s Andrew Mulquiney (left) presents the O’Halloran family with a new Honda-powered boat.


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