27 Jul 2007
















Sydney International Boat Show starts next week – have a look at the time lapse video of the Marina build.

Powerboat-World and Sail-World have been co-ordinating the Boating Stage and we are very proud of the list of presenters. Make sure you visit it in Hall One and plan to stay a while....

My two cents worth on the Boat Show Awards, you might not agree. We'd welcome your comments.

Andrew Short and his SeaRay team had fun last weekend with AquaPalooza and David Trask was triumphant at Port Macquarie.

Just for fun we have video footage of the famous Maritimo offshore Powerboat crash in 2003.

Make sure you look at the Boating Stage program there is plenty to interest everyone.

Bob Wonders





Sydney International Boat Show - Preparing the Marina
By Rob Kothe,
The preparation for the Sydney International Boat Show is a mammoth logistical exercise. Count the days and nights in this time lapse video of the building of the Marina in Darling Harbour and the assemby of the fleet.... [more]


They dont know you, they don't know us, but they know Google
By Brendan Nash,
Every day, hundreds of millions of Internet users, use Google and other search engines to find information on the Internet. Just type in some key words and up pops a list of matches, it’s the most common thing that any of us do, day in day out.... [more]


Do the Australian Boating Awards need an overhaul?
By Bob Wonders,
Bob Wonders takes a look at our awards system – good or not so good, it’s a matter for the boating industry.... [more]


AquaPalooza - World’s Biggest On-Water Party Comes to Sydney
By Emma Lay,
Andrew Short Marine brought AquaPalooza, the world’s biggest on-water party to Sydney on the weekend of 21st July, held simultaneously with 12 other countries in over 120 locations around the world by 30,000 boaters and 10,000 Sea Rays.... [more]


Maritimo lands right side up
By Bob Wonders,
Some years ago, Paul Newman starred in a movie about former world middleweight slugger Rocky Graziano. The movie was called ‘Somebody up There Likes Me.’... [more]


Trevor Gowland 1932 – 2007 – boating industry loss
By Bob Wonders,
It’s fair to say that with the passing of Trevor Gowland, the former general manager of the Halvorsen boat yard earlier this month, an era has ended.... [more]


Fishing bans may not be the answer
By CSIRO,
Australian Commonwealth fisheries have made strong efforts towards reducing bycatch, including modifying fishing gear and restricting areas and periods of fishing, but these measures are not always effective, leading to costly interventions such as fishery closure,' Dr Wilcox says.... [more]


Vic Marine Awards highlight industry success
By Lindsay Grenfell,
The 2007 Victorian Marine Awards highlighted remarkable growth and success in the state’s marine industry, with several winners celebrating major successes in the past year.... [more]


David Trask takes the Win at Port
By F1 Superboat event media,
A last minute relocation, the Rocks Ferry Reserve hosted round 5 of the XLR8 Home Loans 2007 Formula 1 Superboat’s series, to the rapturous applause of locals and travelers alike.... [more]


Fountain Worldwide throttleman Craig Wilson- Q & A
By Martin Allerton,
27 year old Florida-based Englishman Craig Wilson is one of this season's success stories in the Powerboat P1 World Championship. As the man who operates the throttles alongside James Sheppard in the Fountain Worldwide entry, the pair currently lead the Evolution Class after a string of race victories and now look strong contenders for the title in their debut season. Craig looks ahead to the forthcoming British Grand Prix of the Sea and speaks about the King of Shaves-sponsored team and their fortunes.... [more]


Great Lakes' Great Boating Jeopardised
By IBI Magazine www.ibinews.com,
A new study released by the Great Lakes Commission and the Recreational Marine Research Center of Michigan State University last week reports that boating is 'big business' among 10 Midwestern states, but despite the economic benefits of boating to the Great Lakes, the study said that boating is jeopardised in many Great Lakes shallow-draft harbours by a lack of maintenance dredging.... [more]


Stormy Seas at Sydney Boat Show
By John Nanscawen,
Stormy life jackets have saved some 16 lives in the last year. Garry Schipper, a survivor of a man overboard incident in the 1998 Sydney to Hobart yacht race will talk about staying safe at sea on stage at the Sydney Boat Show.... [more]


Volvo Penta Aus. Power Boat Navigation Champs
By Sarah Cann,
Volvo Penta Aus. Power Boat Navigation Championships saw fourteen Southport Yacht Club and seven Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron power boats compete on Moreton Bay from Coochiemudlo Island up to and across the southern part of Peal Island and south to the Eric Early light.... [more]



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