20 Jul 2007














Walking on Water?

A 4 knot speed limit proposed for Gold Coast could have serious affects on the boating community. Imagine if it happened in your home waters.

Electric boats are all the rage in the USA; you might see them on the Broadwater soon.

At a slightly different pace, the F1 Superboats are heading for Port Macquarie.

Lots of news from the marine industry ahead of the Sydney International Boat Show. Make sure you have a careful read of the Boating Stage program too.

Our Sail-World, Sail-World cruising and Powerboat-World, Sail-World Cruising and Sail-World sites and newsletters continue to break records- our June circulation was 110,000 – Google and the other search engines continue to lift our visitor numbers – if your company is in the marine market and you are not yet advertising with us, contact us now, before Sydney International Boat Show..

Bob Wonders

Powerboat-World Editor




Walk on Water if 4 knot limit for Gold Coast waterways
By Bob Wonders,
Maritime Safety Queensland under fire over planned speed cuts on Gold Coast waterways. Boat owners, builders express 'fury' at proposed new 4 knot speed limit regulations.... [more]


Azzura 33 – Sydney Harbour in Style
By Azzura Marine Media,
Australian company, Azzura Marine, builders of the award winning motor yacht, Cambria II are proud to present the baby of their motor yacht range, the Azzura 33, at this years’ Sydney International Boat Show, Darling Harbour, 2nd – 7th August 2007.... [more]


Nightime Power boat crash - eyes on instruments
By Mike Sergov,
Eight people filming for a fishing show were hurt, at least one of them seriously, when their 33-foot power boat hit a breakwall, as the driver forgot to look where he was going.... [more]

Where do your NSW fishing fees go?
By Dept of Primary Industries NSW,
The DVD, 'Where do your fishing fees go?' was produced by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) to advise fishers about just where and how licence fees are spent – a special segment on rock fishing safety is also included.... [more]


Huge Andrew Short Marine range at Sydney Boat Show
By Colin Patterson,
Andrew Short Marine will have a massive range of power boats on show at the Sydney International Boat Show (2nd-7th August). There will be more than sixty boats including the latest offerings from Boston Whaler, Stacer, Quicksilver and the very popular Sea Rays. Andrew Short Marine is the only Stacer dealer in Sydney and they will have ‘ready to go’ packages available at the show, and also staff to assist with finance and insurance requirements. The packages include boat, motor and trailer: so you can buy a boat, tow it home, shrug and say ‘but honey, it was such a good price!’... [more]


Rugby League Legend links with Evinrude E-Tec
By Bob Wonders,
Former Cronulla, NSW and Australian rugby league legend Andrew Ettingshausen, known far and wide as ‘ET’, host and executive producer of the successful television show Escape with ET has joined forces with BRP Australia.... [more]


Management proposal for Gold Coast Waterways
By Robert Hoge,
The Queensland State Government has released a management review to help manage The Gold Coast's bustling waterways. 'The report is now available for public comment and I urge everyone with an interest in the future of the region's waterways to have their say,' said Ms Croft. Written submissions close August 17.... [more]


Big Growth in Green Boats across USA
By Veronica Hinke,
Electric boats debuted at Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair and remained popular until the 1920s when the internal combustion engine was introduced. They were scarcely used once people started fuelling their boats with the faster technology. That’s all changing again.... [more]


F1 Superboats return to Port Macquarie
By Dave Canole,
Returning to Port Macquarie for the weekend of 21-22 July, after a hugely successful round in 2006, the F1 Superboats promise an explosion of sound and action befitting the spectacle they present along Australia's picturesque eastern seaboard... [more]


My Other Yacht is a ....
By Sail-World Cruising,
Once you've owned one of the 100 largest yachts in the world, once your Lamborghinis and Porsches come in collections rather than items, once you need an airport full of hangars for your jet fleet, and you've even spent the $38million for a guided tour to a Russian Satellite Space Station – what on earth do you spend your money on?... [more]


Industry veteran to head Riviera in Europe
By Denby Browning,
David M. Taylor has joined Riviera Yachts of the Americas as Director of Sales for Europe, Africa and the Middle East (EAME)... [more]


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]



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