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 27 Jul 2010
 


Sydney Int'l Boat Show, Boating Industries Alliance, Plastiki triumph

Half way through the set up of Sydney International Boat Show, Domenic Genua, event manager reports all is to schedule and the mood is positive.

'There's an element of confidence and air of excitement. People are putting a lot of effort in to their displays. There's a beautiful array of products. This is not just another boat show to exhibitors - there's a lot of thought in the mix of products.'

The extra space - 2500m² - allocated to last minute exhibitors who didn't want to miss out and those who wanted to expand their stands, will be moved in at 1am on Thursday - just hours before the event begins. 'Everybody is hyped and volunteered to be involved,' says Genua.

'All our plans are coming together,' he continues. 'Our special guests are all eager and have walked around the venue. People are here early, pumped and excited. That makes our lives a lot easier too.'

Domenic himself says he is 'fit as a fiddle' and ready for the five days of SIBS.

He hints at a host of official announcements and extra attractions to be revealed at the Friday morning industry breakfast, featuring Jessica Watson and special appearance by Don McIntyre. There will also be a world-record attempt at the brekkie, as part of the BIA's charter to promote safe recreational boating - setting off as many as 400 inflatable life jackets. (The current world record is just 89 and held by the US!)

Have a great show, on the marina or inside. Look forward to seeing you there!

Also this week, news from around the globe, including figures that show the New Zealand superyacht industry has turned a corner and is gather momentum again after a slight downturn due to the GFC, an update on the beefed up program at the MIAA international conference next year in Melbourne, a change of dates for the Darwin Boat Show to avoid the cyclone season, a first hand account of seeing the Plastiki in Darling Harbour by cruising editor, Nancy Knudsen and welcome news of the newly formed 'Boating Industries Alliance', replacing AMIF to promote the industry's profile and issues to government.

Have a great and successful show, if you're going. And keep in touch with your news!


Jeni Bone, editor



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Plastiki arrives Sydney with a bottled message
Nancy Knudsen,
After a small near-collision with a large black submarine, and a quick save by Rothschild Banking heir David de Rothschild, sporting a bright pink fender to match his bright pink beanie, Plastiki, the catamaran made of 12,500 plastic bottles successfully docked and ended her eighteen week journey from San Francisco to Sydney.... [more]
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Wider Focus for Marinas Conference and Exhibition
MIAA,
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Sydney GTS43 - enhanced performance yachting
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Sail-World.com,
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Helm: Special dining offer during Sydney boat show
Jeni Bone,
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NZ superyacht industry returning to form
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Mourjan Marinas IGY signs deal for marina and waterfront project in Ma
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Sydney International Boat Show sensational speaker lineup
BIA NSW,
The 2010 Sydney International Boat Show (29 July – 2 August) has in recent years brought together an interesting line-up of guest speakers that have had show visitors absolutely enthralled. However, this year show organisers the Boating Industry Association of NSW (BIA) have outdone previous efforts.... [more]
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New Ocean Yachts to shine at Sydney Boat Show
Creating Demand,
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Dyna's dynamite deal at SIBS
Sandman PR,
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Darwin Boat Show - new dates but same great show
Jeni Bone,
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Great Barrier Reef Boat Sales gets onboard with Jeanneau
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America's Cup television trials conclude with bang
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Australia's rock art discovery - sailing vessels visit in mid-1600's
ANU,
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Internet Images Rules for Events, Sponsors and Event Photographers
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Plastiki arrives in Sydney in time for Sydney Boat Show
Adventure Ecology,
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Boating Industry Associations form national alliance
BIA NSW,
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Marine protection zones threatens fish boom and seafood price hike
Media Services,
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Boat auctions – a mirror to the industry's ‘health'?
Bob Wonders,
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Doyle Sails offers a 20% discount on sails at Sydney Boat Show
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The Passion continues at Australia's premier Laser Dealership
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Whale dismasts yacht - investigation pending
Sail-World Cruising,
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Recreational fishers and boaters call for better Federal leadership
BFCA,
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Robert Deaves,
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Bavaria Cruiser 55 set for Australian debut at Sydney Boat Show
Jamie Millar,
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Boaters beat the crowds at Maritimo Sydney show
Denby Browning,
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Yachting NSW and Steve Jarvin Motors announce continuing partnership
Mainsheet Media,
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Rolex extends naming rights sponsorship of Rolex Sydney Hobart Race
Jennifer Crooks/CYCA Media,
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Burke Marine One Design range newest addition - E50 Buoyancy Aid
Burke Marine,
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Honda's enduring environmental commitment
Sandman PR,
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Seven granted exclusive TV rights
Jennifer Crooks, CYCA Media,
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Leading sparmakers Southern Spars and Nordic Mast to merge
Southern Spars and Sail-World,
The Directors and Shareholders of Nordic Mast and Southern Spars have announced the merger of Nordic Mast and Southern Spars. The merger will create a combined entity with over 350 staff that will be better equipped to compete on the world stage, supplying a comprehensive range of high quality carbon fibre masts, booms and carbon rigging to meet the demands of all market sectors. Taki... [more]
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Mackay epicentre of Queensland's marine mishaps
Media Services,
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Superyacht owners to pay price for Gold Coast dredging
Media Services,
Queensland Transport Minister Rachel Nolan says the owners of large boats will have to contribute to costs associated with the dredging of Gold Coast waterways... [more]
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Sydney International Boat Show stats and facts
Jeni Bone,
Just one week out, the Sydney International Boat Show is in final preparation for an anticipated 70,000 visitors to the event - Australia's largest. Here, we look at some of the more astounding stats and facts.... [more]
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