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Plastiki proves potential of plastic, KIBS, Hamilton Island Yacht Club

Have we got a week of reading for you!

Along with news and product releases, there is a swag of (original, thank you) features covering everything from the Pacific junk vortex that inspired The Plastiki voyage – an Australian designed boat made out of 12,500 plastic bottles that will sail from San Francisco heading for Sydney in August to show us that we have to do something with the rubbish swirling in the world's gyres – to the new Hamilton Island Yacht Club, built by the company owned by its inaugural Commodore, Iain Murray AM, and also premiering in August to coincide with the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.

Then there's a story on the recession phenomenon known as “Staycation-ing” – spending the holidays in our own back yards – that could generate further interest in boating if our local industry and marketing teams harness the trend as the Australian charter boat industry is already experiencing. More than 70% of Aussies surveyed by the NRMA believe that the best value and most interesting holidays are local ones, so the boating industry is already more than half way there.

Also this week, news and pics from the second annual Korea International Boat Show over the weekend, including comments from the AIMEX team and growth plans for the Asia-Pacific's largest sailing regatta.

Sail-World.com, Powerboat-World.com and MarineBusinessNews.com experienced a big jump in audience last month with almost 144,000 unique visitors, and 305,500 visitors to our websites.

We published 1,023 Marine Industry/sport stories over the this month but a typographical error in last week's MarineBusinessNews.com newsletter editorial (sorry!) had us claiming authorship for the whole raft of stories, however our eight editors and our regular contributors did in fact write 375 of the stories we published and we are proud of that.

The balance was a mixture of event news releases and press releases, edited by our TetraMedia team.

There's a lot more this and every week, so take a look and visit often. We update 24/7.


Jeni Bone, Editor



'The Plastiki' aims to stimulate a recycle rethink
Jeni Bone,
There is a massive garbage patch in the Pacific – the North Pacific gyre – detritus from the world's habit of throwing rather than stowing its non-biodegradable junk. Now, one resourceful expedition will create a boat from plastic and sail it from San Francisco to Sydney to highlight a better way of using and reusing plastic.... [more]
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Yacht designer Prof Peter Joubert honoured in Queen's Birthday Honours
Peter Campbell,
Professor Peter Numa Joubert OAM, the distinguished academic and noted authority on fluid mechanics and the only ‘amateur' yacht designer to have designed an overall winner of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, has been made an Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Queen's Birthday Honours.... [more]
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It's Official: UN declares 'World Oceans Day' for June 08
Nancy Knudsen,
It didn't get the locals all steamed up around my way, but it's a start. The United Nations has declared June 8th as World Oceans Day, and organisations world wide are being encouraged to celebrate the day to preserve our oceans. Maybe World Oceans Day will make more of a 'splash' in 2010.... [more]
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Oops! Yes 1023 Marine Industry stories last month, we only wrote 375
Jeni Bone,
A correction of an error in last weeks MarineBusinessNews newsletter editorial. Sail-World.com, Powerboat-World.com and Marine Business News.com experienced a big jump in audience last month with almost 144,000 unique visitors, and 305,500 visitors to the websites. We published 1023 Marine Industry/sport stories this month, but between our eight editors and our regular contributors we only wrote 3... [more]
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Product Safety Recall: Garmin® BlueChart g2 and g2 Vision v2009
Media Services,
Garmin, a global leader in satellite navigation, announced today that the company is conducting a voluntary product safety recall of the 2009 version of its marine cartography data card known as BlueChart® g2 and g2 Vision. The affected data cards have been sold between April 8, 2009 and June 3, 2009.... [more]
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Images from Korea International Boat Show
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Sail-World Asia's editor Guy Nowell, the best known marine photographer in Asia, was in Korea for the 2009 Korea International Boat Show and the Korea Match Cup. Here are a selection of his images from KIBS.... [more]
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Australia's largest regatta, Geelong Week, expanding its horizons
Rob Kothe,
Australia's largest sailing regatta, Geelong Week, is preparing to expand its horizons with plans for an international IRC event. Today the Chairman of Geelong Week Andrew Neilson announced the Geelong Week dates for 2010 and explained the earlier than expected parting with the long term title sponsor Skandia, who had contracted to their title sponsorship until 2011... [more]
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Cairns tourism operators help keep eye on the Reef
GBRMPA,
Tourism operators in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park near Cairns will be better equipped to keep an eye on the Reef after comprehensive training in reef health monitoring by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA)... [more]
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'Staycation' trend could prove a boon for boating
Jeni Bone,
Maybe the Australian marine industry could tap in to the latest urban trend in the US – 'Staycations', which according to reports on CNN and other popular broadcasters is simply 'spending time in your home state and exploring the bounties of your environs'. What could better fit the bill than boating?... [more]
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AIMEX leads Aussie contingent to second annual KIBS
AIMEX,
AIMEX had a strong presence at the Korean International Boat Show last week, with all companies reporting a positive experience at the show and interest in Australian made products and boats.... [more]
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Watercrew and industry partnership will simplify staff recruitment
Watercrew,
Marine Queensland along with the Boating Industry Association's of NSW, VIC, SA and WA have formalised a strategic partnership with Watercrew, the Marine Industry Recruitment Specialist, giving businesses access to the cream of marine industry employees.... [more]
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JD's Boatshed celebrates 5 years with a birthday bash!
Harbourside Media,
What began as a dream 5 short years ago has grown into a thriving marine superstore. So to celebrate their 5th birthday, JD's Boatshed is inviting everybody to a huge Birthday Spectacular on the weekend of the 20th & 21st June 2009.... [more]
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Riviera CEO and Receiver clarify Riviera status
Riviera Boats,
Yesterday, Friday 5 June, the CEO of Riviera, John Anderson and Receiver Manager, Chris Campbell, wrote to industry to clarify the impact of “the appointment of Administrators on Riviera's ability to continue trading in the future”.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Yacht Club destined for icon status
Jeni Bone,
Due to open in time for the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week (21-29 August 2009), the perfectly positioned Hamilton Island Yacht Club is destined to become an iconic hub of boating and an attraction with international appeal.... [more]
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Genmar will still build, but in a reduced capacity
Jeni Bone,
Minneapolis-based boat manufacturer, Genmar has announced bankruptcy, but the consequences are likely to be 'reorganization within the company', rather than folding, according to Bob VanGrunsven, president of the Genmar Yacht Group.... [more]
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MIAA and Club Marine to publish 2010 Marina Directory
MIAA,
Club Marine Magazine will produce the 2010 marinas guide as a definitive reference resource for Australian and visiting boat owners who use marina facilities.... [more]
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Austal 102m trimaran ready for market
Austal,
Austal has officially unveiled its new 102-metre trimaran vehicle-passenger ferry platform, currently under construction at its Western Australian shipyard and available for purchase.... [more]
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XForce – Engbo Thruster Systems, Now Available in Australia
Andrew Wilson,
Engbo AS has for several years delivered bow and stern thrusters as OEM to Volvo Penta with Volvo distributing these under the QL brand. Engbo and Volvo Penta agreed in mid 2006 that the distribution shall be undertaken in two channels simultaneously with one brand name in each channel. The purpose for this was to make the thrusters more readily available in the market.... [more]
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Manson - making anchoring safer for you
Richard Gladwell,
Anchors have two uses - the most frequent is to give safe holding in your favored bay or fishing spot. The other is your last line of defence when all else has failed and you have to stop your boat drifting onto nearby rocks, until help arrives. Read this if every you have to anchor a boat; check your anchoring gear against the chart, and check out the awesome video on anchoring at Cape Horn.... [more]
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Port of Brisbane for sale
Jeni Bone,
The cash-strapped Queensland government is planning to sell off various state assets, including the Port of Brisbane, hoping to raise billions to help alleviate Queensland's deficit.... [more]
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Maritimo's presence in the Americas ‘secure'
Bob Wonders,
Maritimo USA president Dave Northrop looks confidently towards the future despite the global financial crisis. Northrop heads the wholly-owned Maritimo subsidiary, which now boasts 14 authorised dealers and 20 distribution points across the USA's east and west coasts and through the Great Lakes.... [more]
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AIMEX/AMIF Brisbane seminar for marine businesses
AIMEX,
AIMEX and AMIF will be holding a seminar in Brisbane on Tuesday 16 June aimed at equipping businesses to manage during the economic downturn. This will be the last seminar that is held in Queensland and available free to members of the marine industry.... [more]
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Relegen: high tech skills breathe new life into classics
Jeni Bone,
Defence technology specialist, Relegen Dockyards, unveiled two initiatives at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, including baseLINE Voyage Management software, currently used by the Royal Australian Navy, and the company's launch of its Classic Vessel Restoration Service.... [more]
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Musto - Performance Anywhere as Technical clothing experts expands
Media Services,
Techincal Clothing experts Musto are expanding their range 'down under'. At the same time they will be launching a new logo on the 6th June at the Musto Mooloolaba Winter Etchells Nationals.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Race Week adds Sport Boats
Rob Mundle,
As Audi Hamilton Island Race Week continues to expand under the guidance of supermaxi owner Bob Oatley and his family, the consensus is that the regatta should continue to extend its appeal to the widest possible spectrum of sailboats.... [more]
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UK boat builders feel the stress
Media Services,
In the UK, coinciding with a report in The Daily Mail that stated the Lloyds Banking Group is to sell off stakes in more than 60 businesses, including Sunseeker, Princess Yachts announced it would lay off 300 workers... [more]
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Gold Coast Spit development one step closer
Jeni Bone,
The Gold Coast's $2.5 billion superyacht terminal and marine precinct on The Spit is one step closer, a project that will capitalise on the potential of the area's most scenic waterway and attract international events and investment.... [more]
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Ulysses cruise into d'Albora Marinas Nelson Bay
d'Albora Marinas,
Last weekend, the d'Albora Marina at Nelson Bay was inundated with the sound of engines of an entirely different variety as the Ulysses Club for over 50s motorcyclists celebrated a significant anniversary, enjoying the ambience, entertainment and ample facilities.... [more]
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Knotika announces second Emirates Boat Show International
Knotika Holding,
Knotika Holding, the multimedia and multi-faceted marine lifestyle company based in Dubai, is inviting exhibitors for the 2nd Emirates Boat Show International, 24-28 November in Abu Dhabi.... [more]
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