13 Jul 2007














Sydney International Boat Show and more

Sydney International Boat Show  .
The focus for the Boating industry across the Asia Pacific and almost 100,000 boaters, will move to Sydney in a few weeks for the 40th Sydney International Boat Show.

Powerboat-World.com is proud to be one of the Sydney International Boat Show Media Partners and we are joining with our sister publication Sail-World.com to deliver what we expect will be the most exciting, educational and entertaining Boating Stages ever.

Dot.com's we might be, but of some substance, we had a combined month circulation of 110,000 readers in June 2007 and up to 25% of our daily traffic comes from another dot.com, you might have heard of...Google.com

We will be reporting daily from the Boat Show, with our largest ever team of journalists and photographers and we look forward to bringing interesting news and interviews from Darling Harbour. The Full Stage program is detailed in the story below.

This week we feature the Australia Marina of the Year, Jeff d’Albora’s Soldiers Point Marina.

Lots of interesting news this week, floating containers, giant squid, Simpson Marine’s super yacht focus in Langkawi and Phuket. We also have the Marine Industry Skills forum, more Marine reserves and the sorry story of an overloaded RIB .... filled with Cocaine.

Powerboat-World Editor


By Bob Wonders



Excitement-Education-Entertainment at Sydney Show
By Bob Wonders,
The Sydney International Boat Show (August 2-7) will throw open its doors at Darling Harbour to a festival of boating allied with excitement, education and entertainment throughout its six action-packed days.... [more]


Floating containers – a hazard to boating
By Kim Lyneborg, Scaletronic and Powerboat-World.com,
It must be a shock to hit a floating container at sea. For large vessels it might only cause a scratch, but for powerboats, fishing vessels or sailing vessels it could be fatal.... [more]


Rare giant squid washed up on Tas West Coast
By Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service,
An animal identified as a giant squid (Architeuthis), was found on Ocean Beach near Strahan on Tuesday night and reported to Parks and Wildlife Service officers. Dr David Pemberton, said it is incredible that the four giant squid strandings in Tasmania of recent years were on July 19 1986, July 20 1991, July 20 2002 and July 10 2007.... [more]


Garmin BlueChart® g2 Vision™ takes charts to the future
By Kyle Matthews,
Amazing developments in chart plotting. The Garmin BlueChart g2 Vision has set the industry standard in premier electronic chartplotter-based marine charting. Simply by plugging an optional g2 Vision SD card into your new Garmin chartplotter you can tremendously expand its full graphical capabilities. BlueChart g2 Vision SD cards enhance the preloaded maps on your chartplotter and add a whole new dimension of exceptional features.... [more]


Simpson move superyacht charter base to Asia
By Simpson Marine,
Simpson Marine, one of Asia's best known yacht sales, charter and brokerage organisations, has announced plans to relocate its luxury yacht charter business from Monaco to South East Asia.... [more]


Australia Marina of the Year 2007
By Bob Wonders,
For 2007 that honour was accorded to the Soldiers Point Marina, on the shores of Port Stephens and Bob Wonders believes no award was more deserved.... [more]


Dockwise Yacht Transport new European Headquarters
By Barby MacGowan,
DYT is the world's only provider of yacht transportation on a regular liner service. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the company operates a fleet of dedicated semi-submersible yacht carriers, offering float on/float off service that is unique in the shipping industry.... [more]


Traditional Marquesas – On Its Deathbed?
By Nancy Knudsen,
One of the delights for the long range cruising sailor is the opportunity to meld into a local culture for a while to discover, to learn, to appreciate. We had yet another one of these opportunities recently in the Marquesas, in the middle of the Pacific ocean and came away with mixed emotions.... [more]

Marine Industry Skills Forum
By Medis Services,
NMSC’s CEO Maurene Horder said the Marine Competencies Industry Forum will bring together representatives from the commercial and recreational maritime sectors, training and government to define the problems and develop plans to meet skills requirements.... [more]


Attractions galore-Sydney International Boat Show
By Media services,
The six cavernous halls of the Darling Harbour Exhibition Centre and the floating marina on the waters of adjoining Cockle Bay will be packed to the limit with every style of craft imaginable, together with an astonishing array of engines, marine electronics, fishing tackle, scuba and water ski equipment, nautical clothing and general boating accessories.... [more]


World's First Temperate network - Marine Reserves
By Department of Environment Australia,
The Australian Government announces the legal protection of the world's first temperate deep sea network of marine reserves, off the south-east coastline of Australia.... [more]


Too much Cocaine tips the RIB
By Southern Star Cork,
The discovery of a huge drug haul off the West Coast of Ireland began last Monday when a rescue mission was launched after a 22-year-old man managed to swim over a mile ashore and raise the alarm that he and two companions were thrown into the sea when their 7 metre RIB capsized in heavy seas.... [more]



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