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 12 Jul 2011
 
 

Sydney student forum, industry 'battle plan', enter boat show survey

A packed line-up this week, including Sail-World.com's foray into Facebook. Check out the events, commentary and up to the minute features now on this worldwide interactive medium, vital given the scope of our TetraMedia team's global reach. Just search for Sail-World.

This week, we bring you a preview of a very vital event during the Sydney International Boat Show - the BIA initiative which has attracted 246 students from Years 9 to 12 to hear a panel of industry exponents speak about the options and vast array of careers in recreational boating. New blood with new thinking and new skills are just what we need, particularly with the current challenges and those that lie ahead.

Another proactive initiative ran yesterday in Brisbane under the direction of Marine Queensland. The industry 'crisis forum' aimed to brainstorm some ideas and options options 'to develop a priority action plan to help industry through tough economic times'. Read all about the national 'battle plan' and how you can contribute.

Getting out there and competing with consumer-focused tactics is the only way to ride through the current climate. That's exactly what the Gold Coast Marine Expo is aiming to achieve with its November event, open to all industry.

Hope you find some inspiration in our stories this week.

Keep in touch with your own news and views. We like to hear from you.

See you in Sydney!

Jeni Bone


Jeni Bone, editor



Action plan to shake up marine industry apathy
Marine Queensland,
A nationally coordinated 'battle plan' is the only way to get Federal and State Government action to ignite the beleaguered marine industry was the message to more than 100 delegates at the first ever National Marine Industry Emergency Revival Summit.... [more]
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Sail-World on Facebook
Sail-World,
Sail-World.com, the world's international sailing network has today launched its Facebook site, on Facebook you can find it by searching for Sail-World. Jeraldine Kennedy, Sail-World UK and European Editor explained 'Sail-World's Facebook wall will have key selections from the nine Sail-World sites world-wide posted as well as providing the opportunity for Fans to get to know the Editors.... [more]
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Sydney Boat Show student event highlights careers in boating
Jeni Bone,
Organisers of the Sydney International Boat Show are planning to welcome more than 246 students to a career forum during the event, featuring a panel of industry proponents who will showcase some of the incredible opportunities and options available in the broader marine industry.... [more]
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The Grand Pavois: the real fans' show
Grand Pavois,
The Grand Pavois, international in-water boat show, will be held from 14 to 19 September 2011 at the Port des Minimes in La Rochelle, positioning itself as 'the real fans' show'.... [more]
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Gold Coast Marine Expo filling up fast for November event
Jeni Bone,
The inaugural Gold Coast Marine Expo is filling its exhibition space fast, as brands and companies commit to this new summer show, to be held 4-6 November at the Gold Coast City Marina, Riviera and Telwater at Coomera on Queensland's Gold Coast.... [more]
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Ghost II debut for Sydney International Boat Show
Jeni Bone,
Ghost II, the splendid 120ft Warren superyacht bound for luxury charters in Sydney and beyond has booked a berth at SIBS this year.... [more]
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JW Marine beefs up presence for Sydney 'the selling' Boat Show
Jeni Bone,
JW Marine is planning its biggest Sydney International Boat Show presence ever, with the full range of its power Beneteau line on water and several other show-stoppers, including the Pershing 64.... [more]
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Former Sydney Ferry MV Lady Wakehurst reborn for Solomon Islands
Peter Pembroke,
Guy Bailey and the team from Baileys Marine White Bay 6 recently housed the former Sydney Ferry MV Lady Wakehurst as she was refitted as a hospital ship en route to the Solomon Islands.... [more]
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Port of Airlie Beach open
Jamie Martin,
The Hon Minister for Tourism, Manufacturing and Small Business, Jan Jarratt along with Whitsunday Mayor Mike Brunker and Meridien Managing Director, Mr Russell McCart today officially opened Airlie Beach's first full tidal beach, Boathaven Beach. 'This exciting project adds to the spectacular beauty of Airlie Beach by diversifying our product offerings and enhancing visitor experiences'.... [more]
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Pursuit Boats set for Australian debut in Sydney
Sandman PR,
Pursuit Boats will make its Australian debut at the 2011 Sydney International Boat Show later this month.... [more]
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New plan gives commercial fisheries a reel boost
DEEDI,
Queensland's commercial fishing industry and Fisheries Queensland have finalised a plan to help build the profitability of the state's reef line and Spanish mackerel fisheries.... [more]
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The world's finest boats come to Middle Harbour
Harbourside Media,
There'll be nothing middle-of-the-road about the boats on display at the Middle Harbour Boat Show. Over the weekend of July 23-24th, some of the finest boats in the world from 15 – 75 feet, both power and sail, will be on display in our own back yard.... [more]
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Animated Knots by Grog - Part 1
Jeraldine Kennedy,
By far the most popular way of learning how to tie knots, be it for boating, fishing or climbing, is via the internet where the animation allows you to see and follow every twist and turn. The website and now iPhone app that leads the way is Animated Knots by Grog. You can click through to those animated knots on our website where you will also find links to the iPhone apps.... [more]
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Boat Shows need feedback - win a $14,000 holiday and boat NOW!!
MarineBusiness-World.com,
Most boaters and fishers have been to many boat shows, finding it a rewarding, informative and fun experience. The Marine industry needs that to be the case. Boat Show organisers spend the entire year working to deliver a better experience for showgoers and exhibitors alike. To make sure they are putting their emphasis on the things that will have you coming back they need to understand the... [more]
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Upgraded web presence for All Marine Spares
Jeni Bone,
Keeping pace with a fast-moving industry is the aim of a website overhaul for All Marine Spares.... [more]
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Better Boating Lounge stage at the Sydney Boat Show- Who's appearing
Lee Mylchreest,
Planning to go to the Sydney International Boat Show, (28 Aug to 01 Sep) at Darling Harbour? Make sure you don't miss the fun, entertainment and information that will be yours on stage at the Better Boating Lounge! While the non-stop show lasts from 11.30am daily, for sailors there are some special highlights. So grab a coffee, find a seat, relax and be entertained at the following times:... [more]
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DeckHardware go big at the Sydney International Boat Show for sailors
Melissa Yeomans,
The DeckHardware Team is excited about presenting our biggest stand ever at this year's Sydney International Boat Show. DeckHardware will be in Hall 2 on Stand 206A. Many of the products on display will be available for purchase on the stand and we will also have some specials available. Look for the sail to find the DeckHardware stand as we will have a Dinghy on show!... [more]
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Watt's new in marine gensets
Mark Rothfield,
With the heart of a reliable 240-volt genset being its diesel engine, Nanni has thrown the switch on a new range of models that will make any boat just like home.... [more]
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NSW Maritime wild weather alert - Dangerous surf conditions
Penny Robins,
NSW Maritime has issued an alert following a Bureau of Meteorology forecast for dangerous surf conditions developing from the far south up to about Coffs Harbour during Saturday. These conditions are expected to extend to the Queensland border on Sunday and to persist until early next week at least.... [more]
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Commissioning of Kevlacat rescue vessel for Marine Rescue Port Kembla
Ken McManus,
A new Kevlacat catamaran rescue vessel for Marine Rescue Port Kembla will be commissioned at 12.00 noon on Saturday 9 July 2011 at Port Kembla Port Corporation. The new vessel, Marine Rescue PK 20 (8m survey length, 9m LOA) is the first of several Kevlacat rescue vessels to be ordered for deployment by Marine Rescue NSW units.... [more]
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Trawler catamarans equal happy campers
Mark Rothfield,
French naval architects Joubert-Nivelt designed the Trawler power catamarans to be excellent sea boats, with generous freeboard and bridgedeck clearance, then added liberal doses of style and comfort.... [more]
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Solo Around Australia sailor Bruce Arms confirms start date
Suzanne Arms,
Bruce Arms has confirmed he will be departing for his Solo Around Australia world record attempt from The Yacht Club at Mooloolaba Marina on Sunday 10 July at 12 noon. Arms, after months of hard work and preparation, said today he is ready to embark on the epic voyage. He aims to create a world record by sailing solo around Australia in just 35 days in his 14 metre catamaran, Big Wave Rider.... [more]
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Award winning 327SSX from Chaparral to debut at Sydney Boat Show
Dani Limback,
A big sigh of relief from the team at Chaparral Australia this week when the U.S factory confirmed the delivery of a new 327SSx bow rider in time for the Sydney International Boat Show. 'We were a bit nervous about the timing of this one' says Chaparral Australia's Scott O'Hare, 'with all the boat show planning, keeping customers in the loop, having the 327SSx confirmed is a big deal for us'... [more]
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Sailfish puts the cat amongst the plate mono hulls
Bob Carter,
The world of offshore fishing on board an aluminium catamaran has just become a whole lot more accessible with the release of the all new Sailfish Reef Runner.... [more]
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Matthew Willett Marine expands with Jeanneau
Mainsheet Media,
Leading Sydney brokerage Matthew Willett Marine has been appointed as New South Wales dealer for the Jeanneau power range and the Prestige range of motor yachts.... [more]
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Experienced Marine Professional joins Paynesville Boat Yard
Connexion PR,
With a life time of boating and marine trade experience behind him, George Wolff has joined the team at the Paynesville Boat Yard in the capacity as Boatyard Foreman.... [more]
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Doyle Sails 20% Sydney International Boat Show Special
Guy Waddilove,
After the tremendous response received from the Sydney Intl Boat Show special in 2010, Doyle Sails Australia (Sydney) has decided to repeat its offer this year and give a 20% discount for all sails, Bamar furlers and tuff luffs ordered at this year's Sydney International Boat Show.... [more]
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Sir Richard Branson champions alternative bio-fuel, but not carbon tax
Jeni Bone,
Charismatic billionaire and Virgin Group founder, Sir Richard Branson was in Brisbane today for the Asia Pacific Cities Summit, where is launched a bio-fuel concept, offered views on a carbon tax and also spoke of his plans for space travel and deep sea research.... [more]
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Sail-World.com puts shoulder to Chicago-Mackinac wheel
Race to Mackinac - event media,
The Chicago Yacht Club's 103rd Race to Mackinac presented by Veuve Clicquot will receive world wide coverage, as a result of a recent contract signed between the largest marine news network in the world, Sail-World.com and the Chicago Yacht Club... [more]
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Chris-Craft planning a Launch with a difference
Mark Rothfield,
You'd be stretched to find two boats more perfect for spending quality time with your grown-up mates than these two new Chris-Crafts, which are set for release at Sydney International Boat Show.... [more]
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CEO appointed to lead Marine Rescue NSW
Ken McManus,
Chairman of the Board of Marine Rescue NSW, James Glissan QC, has announced the appointment of Stacey Tannos ESM as the organisation's Chief Executive Officer. Mr Tannos has had a long and distinguished history of service in the NSW Emergency Management sector, most recently as Chief Executive of Emergency Management NSW and the first State Emergency Recovery Controller.... [more]
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Trout cod numbers bode well for recreational anglers
Sarah Hetherington,
Recreational anglers could be fishing for trout cod in two lakes near the historic town of Beechworth in the future thanks to a stocking program carried out by Fisheries Victoria. Fisheries Victoria Executive Director Anthony Hurst said surveys undertaken earlier this year had found promising numbers of trout cod at both Lake Kerferd and Lake Sambell.... [more]
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Integrity boats meet the market with quality and value
Jeni Bone,
Integrity motor yachts are bucking the trend - selling almost as fast as their owner and designer, Brett Flanigan and national sales manager, Peter Hill can get them here. The formula is one of superlative quality and great value for money which is striking a chord with the discerning Baby Boomer market... [more]
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Princess Yachts Aust presents the ultimate Sydney Boat Show Experience
Peter Pembroke,
Alan Paterson and the team from Princess Yachts Australia will be offering the ultimate boat show experience for owners, invited guests and visitors to their impressive display at Sydney International Boat Show from July 28 - August.... [more]
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Book Review – Shooting Stars and Flying Fish written by Nancy Knudsen
Allen & Unwin,
Book Review – Shooting Stars and Flying Fish. A light-hearted but inspirational memoir about a remarkable couple who left behind the corporate rat-race to follow their dream of sailing around the world - a story that demonstrates the rewards of taking risks to follow one's star.... [more]
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Auckland International Boat Show meets Rugby World Cup
Media Services,
New Zealand's Auckland International Boat Show, from 15 to 18 September 2011 will be the country's biggest ever on-water boat show as it reaps the benefit of major development and investment in the Rugby World Cup 2011. On the Saturday of the boat show, in the evening, Australia will meet Ireland in Auckland at Australia's second RWC game in the tournament.... [more]
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Hanse 355 raffle for Bear Cottage - still time to enter!
Jeni Bone,
The story behind the newly christened Hanse 355, 'Harry's Story', is echoed tragically in many more similar stories around the state. Fortunately, the team at Windcraft devised a phenomenal raffle idea to generate funds and awarenss of the tremendous work of Bear Cottage - the only children's hospice in NSW. And there's still time to enter.... [more]
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Sydney Yachts GTS 43 in the water already of Sydney Boat Show
Daryl Sharpe,
The very first of the new, Ker designed, GTS 43's is on the water in Sydney awaiting its mast. This means you'll soon be able to go onboard and look over this most impressive new vessel, from a team renowned for its ability to build and deliver, strong, fast and reliable racing yachts.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - Campagne de France sponsors Mabire and Merron
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race 2011-12 - In late September last year, the Franco-English entry in the double-handed GOR Halvard Mabire and Miranda Merron, took delivery of their Finot-Conq-designed Pogo 40S² hull and deck. Since then, the duo has been ceaselessly working on fitting-out the boat's bare shell, organising the mast and keel build while continuing to hunt for vital funding to compete in the GOR... [more]
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