|News for the Last 7 Days - Power Boat World
State government inertia tempers Queensland marina optimism
By Colin Bransgrove, MIA, ,
10:57 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
Queensland marinas are being held back from making a much more significant contribution to the State economy according to Colin Bransgrove, Executive Officer of the Marina Industries Association (MIA). ...
You scratched my seagrass!
By Steven Katona, Newport, RI ,
5:35 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
Sailors for the Sea publishes monthly articles that translate the language of marine science into fascinating articles about ocean health. ...
Join us on Boating Safety Day on 28 September
By Roads and Maritime Services, ,
3:27 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
Boating Safety Day is a free community event for the whole family. Join us across NSW on Sunday 28 September, between 10am and 2pm, enjoy a range of marine activities and learn about safe and responsible boating. ...
Fraser Island closed waters re-open
By Jodana Anglesey, ,
3:16 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
The closed waters area between Indian Head and Waddy Point at Fraser Island will re-open to the taking of finfish from midday Tuesday 30 September. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) district officer Geoff Fergusson said the closure was in place to protect finfish during their breeding cycle. ...
Lancer returns to Auckland Boat Show with new RIB Pricing
By Charles Winstone, Auckland ,
10:43 AM Sun 21 Sep 2014 GMT
Lancer Industries Ltd returns to the Auckland On Water Boat Show after almost a decade away. It will mark several significant events for Lancer including new pricing, a Guinness World Record attempt and an Introduction to Sea Blade. The Lancer stand is located beside the ETNZ building. ...
Dangerous conditions forecast for NSW boaters
By Roads and Maritime Services, ,
7:29 AM Sat 20 Sep 2014 GMT
Roads and Maritime Services has issued an alert after a Bureau of Meteorology warning about dangerous surf conditions from Gabo Island to Tweed Heads developing tomorrow, Sunday 21 September. ...
Genoa International Boat Show 2014 responding to a changing market
By Event Media, ,
3:46 AM Sat 20 Sep 2014 GMT
Visitors to this year’s his year's Genoa International Boat Show will find the event 'renewed and more dynamic', adapting to the needs of an industry that is just beginning to see Spring at the end of a long hard Winter. Exhibitor numbers are up on last year, with sailing boats and small-to-medium sized motor boats leading the charge. The show will have a new layout ...
New Zealand boating industry showing strong growth
By Isla McKechnie, Auckland ,
12:35 AM Fri 19 Sep 2014 GMT
Exhibitors have chosen to go big, with luxury brand, Riviera, displaying $10,500,000 worth of boats in the Viaduct Harbour and four boats designed by local company Roger Hill Yacht Designs, worth $5,500,000 on show. The four Hill-designed yachts are the striking 17-metre Voodoo, built by Pachoud Yachts, 14.95-metre Tribute, 13.1-metre Notorious and an 8.9m ArrowCat. ...
Ten safe and clean refueling tips for boaters
By BoatUS, ,
4:54 PM Thu 18 Sep 2014 GMT
Unlike an automobile, recreational boats have special safety needs when it comes to refueling. Stern drive or inboard powered boats have closed engine compartments where volatile gasoline vapors don’t easily dissipate, and older gasoline powered boats are the riskiest to refuel as their brittle fuel hoses can crack, leaving gas in the bilge after a fill-up. ...
Mercury heads field in ski racing’s World Championship selection
By Jonathan Revitt, ,
11:58 AM Thu 18 Sep 2014 GMT
Mighty Mercury engines have powered Jake Tegart and Codie Rigg to the top of the leader board after the first two races in Australia’s World Championship selection battle.mCompeting in the Open Men’s category behind MercForce – powered by a nine litre, twin turbo, quad cam V8 1350 sterndrive – Jake Tegart scored a third placed finish in Race one at Lake Moogerah, south-west of Brisbane. ...
Abbot Point onshore disposal
By Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, ,
9:38 AM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority welcomes the Queensland Government’s announcement that proposes onshore disposal of dredge material from the Abbot Point port development. ...
New Zealand's largest on water boat show kicks off next Thursday
By Ellie Brade, ,
6:30 AM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
The Viaduct Harbour will play host to nearly 200 exhibiting companies and over 200 boats, at the Auckland On Water Boat Show from the 25 – 28 September.
The Auckland On Water Boat Show has been steadily growing over 16 years and this edition, from the 25 to the 28 September, has added new dimensions to the show, popular with industry and recreational boaters. ...
Auckland Water Boatshow: Practice session for Guinness World Record
By Charles Winstone, Westhaven ,
9:15 AM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
At the upcoming Auckland on Water Boat Show (25-28 Sept) Lancer Industries Ltd will be arranging a Guinness World Record attempt for 'Most People on a Stand Up Paddle Board'. The attempt will also raise funds for the Child Cancer Foundation (CCF) through 'SUPport Courage'. ...
Brisbane to host new boat show at Manly on Moreton Bay *Feature
By Jeni Bone, ,
5:54 AM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
In the wake of the 54th Brisbane Boat Show, the team at Marine Queensland is already hard at work planning and creating an effective sales environment for exhibitors at its new event, which will merge the Tinnie & Tackle show with an on-water experience. ...