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SIBS events, Raymarine hints at sale, Sail-World promo tops 3000!

As we brave the chilly start of winter, our thoughts turn to boat maintenance, boat shows and in many places on this wonderful island, boating with no real “off season”.

Next on the calendar is Melbourne Boat Show, 2-6 July, then Sydney at the end of the month. If you're intending to visit Sydney, or if you're an exhibitor, make sure to RSVP to the range of activities and events that stuff the program this year.

AIMEX will again host a reception for its members, the evening of Thurs 30 July and this year sponsored by Club Marine, there's the BIA NSW breakfast on Thursday morning and the fledgling women's group, MINNOWS will build on the success of the Qld event and gather at a gorgeous venue on Darling Harbour Friday 31, for a morning of glamour, networking and no doubt plenty of gas-bagging!

If you're a brand or marketing specialist, or concerned about propelling your company to the forefront during the economic downturn, look out for details of the “Hour of Power” event to be held Friday afternoon, onboard the luxury Dyna 77 in the marina. Organised by the PR-dynamo, Ben Sandman from Sandman PR, the event will feature guest speaker Rob Belgiovane, one of this country's most awarded and influential advertising creative directors from agency BWM, high profile media commentator and branding expert.

Watch this space for more!

Also this week, along with all the latest in global marine news – including Raymarine announcing it will need to raise equity or possibly sell the business, Riviera Syndication expansion to the Med and Perry Prestige strong response from the government's incentives for charter boat operators – Chris Caldecoat from Performance Sailcraft Australasia reports on the Win a Laser competition currently running on

At last count over 3000 people had entered. The PSA factory has had to hire new staff to keep up with the demand it has generated. Not bad for an Australian manufacturer in the middle of a recession!

Have a great week and keep up the feedback! I am following up all the leads and tips and comments, don't worry!

Jeni Bone, Editor

Korean delegation from Jeollanam-do visits the Gold Coast
Following on from the successful participation of Gold Coast marine companies at this year's Korea International Boat Show, a marine delegation from Jeollanam-do, South Korea will be visiting the Gold Coast at the end of June.... [more]
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Club Marine sponsors AIMEX networking event at SIBS
Club Marine will be the major sponsor of the upcoming 2009 Australian International Marine Export Group networking function, scheduled to coincide with the Sydney Boat show, and attracting a large number of industry stakeholders.... [more]
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Marine Qld Finance launches new site
Marine Qld,
Marine Queensland Finance is pleased to announce the release of their re-branded website [more]
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Fairline Boats tackles downturn headon
UK-based luxury boat manufacturer, Fairline Boats has begun the Australian Boat Show circuit confident that action taken during 2008 has prepared it well for the prevailing business climate.... [more]
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Marine Qld Free Fuel Promotion
Marine Qld,
Marine Queensland Finance has announced a “Free Fuel Promotion', starting this month and continuing for the next 12 months.... [more]
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Coast Guard offers license training at Melbourne Boat Show
The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association will again be training and testing would-be boaties at the 49th Annual BIA Melbourne Boat Show.... [more]
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Special offer from Classic Maritime Replicas
Jeni Bone,
There are model boats and then there are Classic Maritime Replicas. The new range of hand crafted, beautiful replicas of classic powerboats, yachts and tall ships are the finest museum quality model boats available anywhere today at an affordable price.... [more]
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Perry popular with luxury charter market
Jeni Bone,
Despite the tight economic times and the cancellation of the first day of the show, Perry Catamarans reports strong interest from the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS), thanks in part to the federal government's investment incentive scheme encouraging investors back into the charter boat industry.... [more]
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A Marine Business Problem You'd LOVE to Have?
Jardine Media,
Now is absolutely the best time to trade in your late model Laser for a new boat, with dealers across Australia and New Zealand offering smashing deals! If you're been putting off trading in your beloved Laser, rest assured that a quick trip to your local dealer will probably result in you leaving with a new boat. Laser dealers have been literally overwhelmed with requests for late model boats... [more]
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Riviera Syndication heads to the Med
Riviera Syndication,
Boating lifestyle business Riviera Syndication has announced plans for an exciting new international syndicate - in the Mediterranean. The three-year program will have a new Riviera 5800 Sport Yacht berthed in three picturesque European locations over three years beginning in 2012.... [more]
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Raymarine hints at sale
Jeni Bone,
Raymarine Plc, marine electronics manufacturer, released a statement yesterday in which it explained it was operating close to the limit of its current bank facilities and that it was exploring an equity fundraising or a sale of the business.... [more]
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Yamaha sponsors Professional Ocean Lifeguards
Bob Carter,
Yamaha has thrown its support behind the Australian Professional Ocean Lifeguards Association (APOLA) with a range of sponsorship initiatives designed to back the dedicated lifesaving work of this national organisation.... [more]
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BIA wins UN World Environment Day award
Media Services,
Boating Industry Association of Victoria (BIA) has won a second major environmental award for its recent Marine Pest Project. It has won the United Nations Association of Australia's 2009 World Environment Day Award in the Marine and Coastal Management category.... [more]
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New marine sales and marketing manager for Garmin
Garmin has appointed David McMeniman as Marine sales and marketing manager to elevate its presence in the local marine market.... [more]
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Nominations now open for NSW Maritime Medals
NSW Maritime,
Nominations are now open for the NSW Maritime Medals and nominations close at 5 pm on the third Friday in August.!Click_here_to_download nomination_forms!new... [more]
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Korea International Boat Show flourishes in second year
British Marine Federation,
The British Marine Federation (BMF) recently helped eleven UK companies to exhibit at the Korea International Boat Show, which took place from 3-7 June 2009 and welcomed an estimated 350,000 visitors; an outstanding achievement for a developing market.... [more]
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Port Phillip Bay recreational fishing reefs launched
DPI Vic,
The Port Phillip Bay Recreational Fishing Reefs were officially launched by the Minister Responsible for Fisheries Joe Helper on May 16. The reefs are currently being placed in Port Phillip Bay off Aspendale (Rec Reef), Frankston (Yakka Reef) and Seaford (Tedesco Reef).... [more]
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New Model Traveller TB172 Bowrider for a new Traveller Brand
Haines Group,
The Haines Group is proud to announce a new addition to the Traveller (formerly known as Haines Traveler) range.... [more]
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New GM for Lewmar US
Media Services,
John Harsh has been named General Manager of Lewmar Inc., the US subsidiary of the international marine equipment supplier. John will take responsibility for the management and operations of the US sales office and Navtec, Lewmar's rigging division.... [more]
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BIA NSW 50 pt check list for safety
BIA NSW has launched a scheme to help boaties prepare their boats for the peak summer season. Called 'the 50 Point Safety Check', it has been developed by the BIA and the Marine Industry Mechanical Repairers Association as a comprehensive check that will highlight issues that may need maintenance attention.... [more]
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Rayglass's ‘haul of four' sets new record at boat show
Mike Rose PR NZ,
Rayglass has proven itself to be the number one powerboat builder in New Zealand, collecting a record haul of 4 awards at the recent 2009 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show in Auckland.... [more]
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Hella Marine and Rayglass Boats announce OEM agreement
Mike Rose PR NZ,
An OEM supply agreement has been struck between successful New Zealand companies Rayglass Boats Ltd and Hella Marine.... [more]
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Apply now for $5M in Better Boating grants
Brad Schmitt,
Ports and Waterways Minister Joe Tripodi said today increased funding has made available for recreational boating infrastructure projects under NSW Maritime's Better Boating Program.... [more]
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Marine Queensland voices marine pollution concerns
Marine Qld,
Peak State recreational marine industry body, Marine Queensland has spoken out over concerns regarding the increased levels of pollution being reported in our waterways following the recent storms.... [more]
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Your own office in Dubai
Knotika Holding,
Knotika Marine Mall in Dubai is extending a special offer for businesses interested in staking a presence in the powerhouse of the Arab Emirates and the emerging boating capital of the region.... [more]
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Boat Maintenance Quotations in One Click
d'Albora Marinas,
Berthing customers of d'Albora Marinas have long been familiar with the convenience and competitive pricing of the maintenance experts onsite, and now, all boat owners in need of timely, value-for-money boat maintenance can access their superior service, starting with quick, simple online ‘no obligation' quotations.... [more]
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