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 02 Oct 2012
 
 

Rivergate Boat Show debuts, IBEX on now, internet media leading growth

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Somali pirates are the scourge of commercial and leisure boats  .. ©

Back to the news: We feature an informative piece on piracy off the coast of Africa and also prevalent in Asian waters. Dryad Maritime predicts that despite industry optimism of 2012, the end of the South West monsoon season will see the resumption of pirate attacks in the Gulf of Aiden, impacting on not just intrepid sailors and container ships, but all of us as insurance and costs on goods at a retail level are eventually affected.



In the wake of a successful 2012 Auckland on Water Boat Show, there's a flurry of marine events on at the moment - Genoa in Italy about to begin, IBEX in Kentucky USA, and closer to home, Rivergate International Boat Show launching its first edition this weekend in Brisbane.

Rivergate International Boat Show  Rivergate Brisbane


Along with a strong line up of exhibitors, there will be a massive program of interesting events for visitors including River cruises, seafood, fashion, and a special auction, Sunday 7 October under the expert auspices of Adrian Seiffert of Marine Auctions. There's something for everybody, so check out www.rivergateboatshow.com.au for all the details and which companies are exhibiting.

Also in sunny Queensland, Riviera has announced it will commemorate its 5000th boat in 32 years with a special gala dinner and party held during the Gold Coast Marine Expo, November 2.

The home of Riviera on Queensland's Gold Coast will play host to the gala event celebrating the launch of the 5000th Riviera on November 2nd 2012  Riviera .


Riviera's state-of-the-art Coomera facility on Queensland's Gold Coast will be transformed into a five-star entertainment precinct, a ticketed event open to all boating enthusiasts who would like to celebrate this historic milestone with Riviera. It sounds like it will be a massive event, well worth the trip to Coomera!

Riviera is no newcomer to hosting an epic Gala Dinner. This year's will celebrate the company's 5000th boat!  Riviera .


Much more to come later this week, so pop by for more on this ever-changing and expertly adapting marine industry.

Have a great week!


Jeni Bone, editor



Rivergate Brisbane abuzz for boat show
Narelle Jensen,
Rivergate International Boat Show is almost here and the Rivergate Marina and Exhibitor site is undergoing a major transformation.... [more]
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Boaties reaching for wallets at Auckland On Water Boat Show
Kate Gordon-Smith,
Several people have made the decision to buy a new or second-hand boat during the first two days of this week's Auckland On Water Boat Show. And with more than 100 boats on display, those looking to buy certainly have plenty of options to choose from. Lance Fink, head of Tristram Marine, a Hamilton-based composite boat manufacturing and retailing operation, has been encouraged by speaking with... [more]
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Fish stocks and sizes to reduce due to climate change
Jeni Bone,
A study released this week forecasts that fish will get smaller by 2050 in response to global warming, which will cut the amount of oxygen in the oceans in a shift that may also mean dwindling catches.... [more]
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Riviera Has 5000 reasons to celebrate
Stephen Milne,
A momentous and history-making occasion will mark another major milestone for Riviera who will launch its 5000th boat at a special gala dinner celebration held later this year.... [more]
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Online media surpasses TV and magazines in jobs growth
Jeni Bone,
According to the latest data from AdAge.com, when it comes to jobs, online publications and media businesses are the new and burgeoning mainstream media.... [more]
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Rivergate Boat Show mixes fashion and fun-day cruises
Grand Brands,
More than 70 vulnerable children supported by international charity Save the Children will have the chance to ride a Kookaburra River Queen and participate in a ‘fun day' thanks to organisers of the Rivergate International Boat Show on Saturday 6 October.... [more]
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The future of boating technology begins at IBEX
IBEX,
IBEX is the premier marine technology and networking event in North America, attracting thousands of decision-making professionals from all segments of the boating industry, October 2–4, 2012 Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.... [more]
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Genoa Boat Show: the full might of the Pershing fleet on display
Ferretti Group,
On the catwalk from the sixth-14th October the multi-award winning Pershing 82' and the three-engine Pershing 108' New Edition, alongside the models which have made the name of the brand.... [more]
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Simrad Yachting and B&G partner with Shanghai Sailing Club
Estelle Baldry,
Simrad Yachting and B&G, world leaders in navigation solutions for sailing vessels, are pleased to announce that they have entered into a sponsorship agreement with the prestigious Shanghai Sailing Club.... [more]
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B&G creates new hub for sailors
Estelle Baldry,
Leading marine electronics manufacturer for the sailing market B&G is proud to announce the arrival of its new website at www.bandg.com... [more]
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SCIBS 2013 Exhibitor Prospectus - available 1 November
Media Services,
From Thursday 1 November, the 2013 Exhibitor Prospectus and Online Application Form will be available on the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show website.... [more]
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ACEA partners with Sailors for the Sea, nets high rewards
Irene Corosu,
At the second America's Cup World Series San Francisco, scheduled to get underway tomorrow, the organizers will continue their commitment to Clean Regattas certification. The America's Cup Event Authority (ACEA) has partnered with Sailors for the Sea as the Official Clean Regattas Partner of the 34th America's Cup.... [more]
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International Council of Yacht Clubs (ICOYC) Forum a success
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
The Royal Southern Yacht Club recently hosted senior representatives from twenty international yacht clubs together with a number of UK 'guest' clubs for the seventh International Council of Yacht Clubs (ICOYC) Forum, lending a fitting international dimension to the Royal Southern's 175th anniversary year.... [more]
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New gadget to excite boaties at Rivergate International Boat Show
Grand Brands,
Family owned and operated business Big Fish Specialist Imports (BFSI) will debut an innovative GPS tracking and control device at the inaugural Rivergate International Boat Show, from October 5 to 7 at Rivergate Marina, Murrarie.... [more]
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Leading Maritime intelligence provider cautions against complacency
Meredyth Grant,
Pirate operatives have awoken from their hibernation to venture forth from safe havens and launch long-range mothership-enabled pirate operations with the first confirmed attack in the Arabian Sea on Monday this week.... [more]
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Job done with Marine Auctions. (Part I)
John Curnow,
One of the age-old truths in this life is that something is only worth what somebody else is willing to pay for it. Now if you're the type that can't handle the truth, it is probably better for you to close this window right now and go read something else.... [more]
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Lowrance introduces the Insight Genesis map production tool
Andrew Golden,
Lowrance, announced today a revolutionary personal mapping generation tool, Insight Genesis. A powerful service that uses sonar recordings from Broadband Sounder™ and StructureScan® sonar imaging transducers connected to Lowrance HDS multifunction displays, Insight Genesis empowers boaters with the ability to create custom contour maps of their favorite fishing and boating areas.... [more]
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Lowrance HDS Gen2 Touch redefines ease-of-use
Andrew Golden,
Lowrance announced today that it has expanded its HDS® Gen2 range, with the new wide-format, touchscreen HDS Gen2 Touch. Delivering the same award-winning benefits that made the HDS High Definition System the world's top-selling multifunction display series, Gen2 Touch models incorporate new easier-to-use, wide touchscreens in 7-, 9- and 12-inch sizes.... [more]
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Royal Huisman signs up with Asia Superyacht Rendezvous
Linda Cartlidge, Asia Superyacht Rendezvous,
Held annually in December (this year, 16th-18th) on the island of Phuket, Thailand, the tropical on-and-off water event will take place at the stunning Angsana Laguna Phuket and Xana Beach Club, Host Hotel Sponsor of the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous.... [more]
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Auckland OWBS: Positive vibes flood Auckland On Water Boat Show
Kate Gordon-Smith,
The 2012 Auckland On Water Boat Show has concluded. Boating fans have marked the start of summer by enthusiastically purchasing everything from shackles, lifejackets, electronic equipment and fishing rods to motor yachts worth several million dollars.... [more]
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Images from the Auckland On the Water Boat Show - Final Day
Richard Gladwell,
The Auckland On the Water Boat Show is now in its fourth and final day, with the best Spring weather. Sail-World's camera went on tour this afternoon around the the remainder of the covered displays... [more]
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GC Marine Expo marks a number of ‘firsts' for exhibitors
Gold Coast Marine Expo,
The second annual Gold Coast International Marine Expo will mark a number of ‘firsts' for exhibitors with a raft of new attractions and interactive displays, making it one of Australia's most innovative boating lifestyle marine expositions.... [more]
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Sports Boat Expo makes brilliant debut
Greg Shoemark,
Australia's newest boat show, the Club Marine Sports Boat & PWC Expo, made a brilliant debut in perfect Melbourne spring weather last weekend.... [more]
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 29, 2012 - Spanish Stress
Collinson FX,
Collinson FX market Commentary: September 29, 2012 - Spanish Bank stress tests recognised a shortfall of EUR$60 Billion in Capital which is in line with expectations. This comes after a budget which impressed markets despite over ambitious growth targets. Commodites suffered and the AUD fell back to 1.0370 and the KIWI dipped below 0.8300. Relatively the NZD continues to gain against big brother... [more]
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Details of ISAF President and Vice-President candidates available
ISAF,
Full details of the candidates for the elections of President and Vice-President of the International Sailing Federation, to be held in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland in November 2012, are now available on the ISAF website. The election for President and the seven Vice-Presidents, will take place at the ISAF General Assembly on 10 November 2012.... [more]
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Chaparral ready to talk with New Zealand dealers
Sail-World,
One of the worlds largest sports boat manufacturers; Chaparral are committed to establishing the iconic brand in New Zealand. With a range of sports boats from 18 feet to 42 feet, Chaparral offer Entry-level bowriders, premium sports and deck boats, Xtreme saltwater wake boats, cuddies and sports cruisers.... [more]
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Chaparral appoints WA dealer
Dani Limback,
Martin Box Marine has been appointed to represent the Chaparral sports boat brand in Western Australia.... [more]
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Azimut 55S and Atlantis 34 on show in Barcelona
Azimut-Benetti Group,
Azimut 55S and Atlantis 34 are the two models of the Azimut Benetti Group that will make their début in the Spanish market on the occasion of the 51° Barcelona International Boat Show, scheduled September 26-30, 2012.... [more]
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Australian Elliot 7 Class announce appointment of Women's Director
Neil Primrose,
The Australian Elliott 7 Class Association announce that Oriella Drovandi has been appointed Director, Women's Development for the Elliott 7 Class to replace Simone Deane, who has been relocated to supervise a large construction project in northern NSW.... [more]
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ISAF release Guide to Offshore Personal Safety for Racing and Cruising
ISAF,
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) have released a Guide to Offshore Personal Safety for Racing and Cruising, available to purchase now.... [more]
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Grand Pavois Organisation to manage Rallye des Iles du Soleil
Veronique Largeau,
The Grand Pavois president, Alain Pochon, made the announcement on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at the 40th Grand Pavois: it is now Grand Pavois Organisation - with the support of the city of La Rochelle and the General Council of Charente-Maritime - that will manage the 'Rallye des Iles du Soleil'.... [more]
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Operation Alpine targets boating safety
Penny Robins,
Operation Alpine would target boating safety on southern alpine waterways this October long weekend announced Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Acting General Manager Maritime Operations Trevor Williams today. 'The main aim of the RMS campaign will be to ensure boaters are aware of their responsibilities when out on alpine waters,' Mr Williams said.... [more]
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Additional courtesy vehicle for Soldiers Point Marina
Lue Fagan,
In our relentless commitment to meeting and exceeding customer expectations we have provided an additional courtesy vehicle (Mercedes B class) for Soldiers Point Marina. In creating a (luxury) home away from home, the range of creature comforts at the current Australiam Marina of the Year Soldiers Point Marina, are backed by a personalized concierge service aimed at the individual... [more]
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New Elliott 35 SuperSport is launched and places well in maiden race
Elliott Marine,
Crusader the new Elliott 35 SuperSport was launched at Salthouse Boatbuilders last week and sailed her maiden race in the first of the Gold Cup Series held in Auckland on the weekend. The Elliott speedster completed the 44 mile race finishing second on the line well ahead of all but one of the 50 footers.... [more]
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Having the right EPIRB saves lives
Connexion PR,
Tony Egeberg is a very lucky man. As are the four people who were aboard his fishing boat 50 km out from Port Stephens in March this year. All five men found themselves in the water clinging to their upturned 6.5m fishing boat.... [more]
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White Bay 6 Marine welcomes new tenants
Creating Demand,
White Bay 6 Marine located on Sydney Harbour has announced the arrival of a number of new tenants to their fully integrated marine service facility.... [more]
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