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 12 Apr 2011
 
 

Ensign in Brisbane, Baileys Marine Fuel ignites, Qld sets sail

Get ready to read - we have a mammoth number of new, original and compelling features this week, along with plenty of product, business and industry updates to keep you busy.

This year's Tinnie & Tackle Show in Brisbane was 'awesome' according to my kids, who came home with a couple of cool hats, showbags with stickers and brochures, and an appetite for catching a bigger one, thanks to the fishing clinics and demonstrations we all know and love. The assortment of trucks, motor bikes and tents made it all the more exciting - and best of all, attendance was high and sales strong.

There's a lot of optimism in Brisbane, and Ensign Ship Brokers has responded, opening new offices in Manly to satisfy demand for new boat and brokerage sales.

We look at the latest campaign to lure tourists and sailors to Queensland, with the Season of Sailing promotion, campaign and calendar, with Ambassador Jessica Watson at the helm.

Around Australia, there are just three days until the deadline for Early Bird Registration and benefits for Marinas 2011 in Melbourne in June, so visit www.marinas11.com to secure your spot and be in the running for three nights free acommodation during the event; and we follow up with Guy Bailey from Baileys Marine Fuels on their first days of operation, as well as plans for phase two of development.

Around the world, there's details of the American Superyacht Forum returning to Fort Lauderdale this year, Evolution Sails branching out to Europe and the tragic news of the death of one of New Zealand's top sailors, apparently in a microlight accident.

Plenty more for every taste and temperament. We will have great big news in the lead up to Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in the next week, so visit frequently.

Keep sending your news and views.


Jeni Bone, editor



New office in Manly: Ensign responds to Brisbane appetite for boating
Jeni Bone,
Times have been tough for the broader marine industry but Ensign Ship Brokers are forging ahead with the opening of another office in Manly, Brisbane, in response to increasing interest in new boats and brokerage services.... [more]
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Record the adventure with underwater Video Camera Googles!
Handle Communications,
Thanks to Liquid Image, whether you love to snorkel, scuba dive, swim, or even go spear fishing, you can now record all the action with these awesome video camera goggles.... [more]
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American Superyacht Forum returns to Fort Lauderdale in 2011
Media Services,
Billed as the largest conference for the American superyacht industry, the American Superyacht Forum will return to Fort Lauderdale after a six-year hiatus.... [more]
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Sydney City Marine in receivership
McGrathNicol,
McGrathNicol has been appointed receivers to boat maintenance facility Sydney City Marine, Rozelle Bay.... [more]
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Marinas 2011 - final days for Early Bird registration
MIAA,
Delegates at Marinas 2011 will be able to choose three of six specific sessions including data base and online marketing to be held on day two of the event in Melbourne, 20-22 June.... [more]
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Dr. Shrink protects during transport, storage and maintenance
Jeni Bone,
International premium shrink wrap supplier Dr. Shrink has always taken pride in delivering prompt and timely customer service and product information. Now the company takes it to the next level by offering an electronic catalogue specially formatted by Boat Show Expo to fit perfectly on computers, iPads, iPhones and other smartphones.... [more]
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Williams jet tenders touch down in Australia
Harbourside Marine,
The Williams range of jet propelled inflatable tenders needs little introduction within European motoryacht circles, but here in Australia the brand may be a little less familiar. Williams Performance Tenders are now being distributed nationwide by Sirocco Marine, so you can expect to see more of these surface to air missiles rocketing across the water and slipping snugly into motoryacht garages.... [more]
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Season of Sailing beckons boaties to Queensland
Tourism Qld,
Queensland's Season of Sailing is making it easy to come onboard to stay and sail in the state's world-class sailing destinations.... [more]
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Baileys Marine Fuel – open for business in Sydney Harbour
Jeni Bone,
Guy Bailey and his cousin, Scott, have hit the water running. The opening of their $7 million Baileys Marine Fuels at Sydney's White Bay 6 last week triggered an avalanche of business from boats and boaties of all descriptions, all welcoming a much-needed facility on the Harbour.... [more]
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Safety Restrictions for Ex-HMAS Adelaide scuttling off Avoca Beach NSW
Neil Patchett,
NSW Maritime Chief Executive Steve Dunn today said boating safety restrictions were in place for the scuttling of the Ex-HMAS Adelaide off Avoca Beach.... [more]
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Seaward Marine chooses Raymarine as sole marine electronics supplier
Liza Sticpewich,
Seaward Marine Ltd has become the latest boat builder to announce an exclusive supply arrangement with marine electronics manufacturer Raymarine. The announcement coincided with the launch of the new Seaward 35 Motor Yacht, which has been fully equipped with Raymarine technology.... [more]
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Evolution Revolution comes to Europe with Evolution Sails Benelux
Evolution Sails,
Alfred (Fred) van Rijckevorsel brings 25 years of professional sail making experience to Evolution Sails Benelux. As Evolution Sails LLC branches out into Europe, they are excited to welcome Alfred van Rijckevorsel to their team of highly professional sail makers. His addition will help drive Evolution Sails to the top of the extremely competitive sail making industry.... [more]
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Olympic yachtsman found dead in plane + Video
Richard Gladwell,
One of New Zealand's top sailors - 1968 Olympic representative and 1958 Price of Wales Trophy winner, Geoff Smale, has been found dead in the cockpit of his crashed microlight. He was en route from Auckland to Ashburton. It is reported that an Airforce Iroquois helicopter found the wreckage, on Mount Duppa in the Bryant Range, about 20km north east of Nelson, around 2pm today, the Rescue Coordinat... [more]
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Hood Sails Australia chosen for Round Australia durability
Brendan Maxwell,
Just a few days before the Sydney to Hobart race and there's drama everywhere. Last minute emergencies at every level. And suddenly you need a new sail ... Hood Sails Australia to the rescue. Now its a sail for Round Australia.... [more]
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South-East Asia represents fresh fields for yachts and superyachts
Fulford PR,
South-East Asia's scenic cruising grounds and clear blue waters that are perfect for yachting and all the attendant water-sports, remain relatively undiscovered, according to industry experts at the inaugural Singapore Yacht Show.... [more]
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Radiation and the Oceans
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,
On March 11, 2011 a magnitude 9.0 earthquake—one of the largest ever recorded, occurred 80 miles off the coast of Japan. The earthquake created a series of tsunamis, the largest estimated to be over 30-feet, that swept ashore along the northeast coast of the main island, Honshu.... [more]
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Inaugural Singapore Yacht Show launches at One°15 Marina Club
Singapore Yacht Show,
The Inaugural Singapore Yacht Show was opened by Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Mr. S Iswaran at the ONE°15 Marina Club.... [more]
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Burke Sprint Jacket - the latest in technical wet weather clothing
Colin Burgess,
Burke Marine has released its latest offering in technical clothing - the Sprint Jacket. Forming part of their technical wet weather clothing range, this jacket has all the features and specs you would normally associate with a higher end product but without the price tag.... [more]
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Australian Marine Export Awards create business opportunities
AIMEX,
The Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) continues to drive an active marketing campaign to support the Australian marine industry given the current challenges of the economic climate.... [more]
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Sea Ray's latest creation, the 450 Sedan Bridge shows its style
Bob Wonders,
All the way from Tennessee, another class act from Sea Ray. Sea Ray claims this represents a 'new and exciting outlook' in ‘bridge boats, offering panoramic seascapes and wide-open spaces the company believes will inspire thoughts of comfortable cruising and luxury living.... [more]
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Jeremy Wilmot joins Zhik USA
Mike Krantz,
Zhik USA is busy preparing for some significant growth this summer, and is proud to announce the addition of Jeremy Wilmot to head up Market Development... [more]
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Tinnies, tackle and 4 x 4s for a bonus
Bob Wonders,
More than 100 exhibitors on site for the annual Tinnie and Tackle and Four-Wheel Drive Show. This exhibition has proved a winner for both the boating/fishing and four-wheel drive industry segments, regularly attracting in excess of 35,000 visitors over its three days.... [more]
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Chris-Craft. More than 100 years of recreational boating
Bob Wonders,
Here's a company that celebrated its 100th birthday nearly 40 years ago! Chris-Craft produces a broad range of models, from the smallest, the 20' (6.09-metres) Silver Bullet to its largest craft the 36' (10.97 metres) Corsair.... [more]
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Superyacht Industry experts dispel myths about piracy in Asia
Fulford PR,
To help promote Asia as the next playground for superyachts, the third Asia Superyacht Conference set the tone by dispelling the myth about piracy in the region, while arming superyacht captains and industry players with some useful tips on how to mitigate the risks.... [more]
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Platinum Yachts offers winning yachts and winning prices
Platinum Yachts,
Well known racing sailor and boat importer Jamie McPhail is the principal of Platinum Yachts , in Newport Sydney. Today Jamie shares some information on two exciting new racing yachts from Mark Mills in Turkey and one from ES Yachts in Sarasota Florida... [more]
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Yamaha WaveRunners - 'The Madness Continues'
Yamaha Motor Australia,
Yamaha WaveRunners have announced they will extend their 'March Madness' promotion into April with Iain MacLeod, National sales and Marketing Manager for Yamaha WaveRunners, proclaiming that the 'madness will continue'.... [more]
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Nautilus Marine 100 boat challenge smashes fleet record
Bob Carter,
Hobart marine dealer Hughie Lewis is a passionate man when it comes to yachting. As a blue water sailor, he is an exceptional supporter of his beloved Bellerive Yacht Club racing and their mid week and weekend regattas.... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens 2011 fleet record smashed
Sail Port Stephens media,
A record fleet has registered for Sail Port Stephens 2011, which starts next Monday April 11th and runs through to April 17th, and many boats have already arrived for this giant week of sailing. With a host of cruising boats and SB3 dinghies still completing their entry paperwork, Regatta Director Denis Thompson expects around 120 entries in total, a large increase from last year's 83.... [more]
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Sir Richard Branson sets sights deep
Jeni Bone,
Sir Richard Branson will revive the spirit and ambitions of his friend and fellow adventurer, Steve Fossett with exploration of the deepest points of the world's oceans, in the high-tech submersible 'Deep Flight Challenger'.... [more]
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Zhik announces new Zhik UK structure
Zhik UK,
Zhik the Leading Australian clothing brand has underlined it's commitment to the UK market by appointing two times Moth World Champion Simon Payne to head up their operation in the UK. Payne's sales and marketing company, which is based in Emsworth, Hampshire, will represent and market the Brand and provide a local contact point for British customers.... [more]
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AIMEX announces 2011 Export Awards Judging Panel
AIMEX,
The Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) has announced the judging panel for the 2011 Club Marine Australian Marine Industry Export Awards.... [more]
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Shock & Oar clothing on the up and up
Shock & Oar,
Australian clothing brand Shock and Oar has recorded a 113% month over month sales increase for February 2011 compared to February 2010.... [more]
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Princess offers bespoke experience at 2011 Sanctuary Cove Boat Show
Creating Demand,
Alan Paterson and the team from Princess Yachts Australia will be offering their owners and invited guests a truly relaxing and enjoyable experience during the 2011 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.... [more]
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