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Interminable wet, Superior celebrates success, SYBA rebrands

As I write this, the sun is breaking through for the first time in weeks (10 days anyway . . .) The Gold Coast and environs have really been punished with deluges, huge seas and bitter cold. The beaches are hugely impacted and no doubt, that has led to much silting and sand bars in our Broadwater. But, it's still the only place to live and boat.

Skies are clearer in Victoria, and according to Scott O'Hare from Aussie Boat Sales, aside from ideal boating weather, his company's consistent customer service, investment in stable brands and diversification are the keys to strong sales.

With the Melbourne Boat Show coming up, followed by the cap cities in quick succession, we are all hoping for the best SALE conditions for all.

This week we profile the reasons for the branding and livery changes at SYBA (Superyacht Base Australia), under the guidance of Chairman David McQueen, a fascinating visit to the X-Yachts factory in Denmark by Bob Mulkearns from North South Yachting, the first look at the new Mustang Marine 2800 Sports Cruiser, plus a nod of the hat to our newest recruit at TetraMedia, sales dynamo, Phil Arane.

Thanks for all your story leads and suggestions - I will get around to covering the pertinent concepts. Your letters are welcome and I will take onboard most of your advice!


Jeni Bone, Editor



Suzuki celebrates a Century
Martin Beeson,
To celebrate 100 years of innovation Suzuki is showcasing its history and manufacturing prowess at Suzuki Plaza, a three storey heritage centre in front of its headquarters in Japan.... [more]
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TetraMedia sales team adds muscle: Phil Arane
Jeni Bone,
From a background in ad sales for daily newspapers and print magazines, Phil Arane - keen boatie and water sport enthusiast - is now onboard with TetraMedia, selling the myriad benefits of advertising with Australia's largest online marine publications.... [more]
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All happening at Aussie Boat Sales
Jeni Bone,
Down in Melbourne at Aussie Boat Sales, it seems to be a case of 'what recession?', with consistent sales that have more than met monthly targets, as well as plenty of interest in new models, investment in new ventures and new premises at the brand new Queenscliff Harbour.... [more]
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McConaghy's racer brought to life with support from SP
Hannah Keddie,
Known for their outstanding reputation in yacht building, McConaghy Boats boasts an impressive array of victorious racing boats. With 40 years of continuous boat building, NSW-based McConaghy prides itself on creating light, strong, reliable and fast composite yachts, so it is easy to see why they chose SP, the marine business of Gurit, to support them in one of their latest projects... [more]
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Superior Jetties positive about show results so far
Superior Jetties,
Superior Jetties, Australia's leading manufacturer of commercial and residential berthing systems, has secured a number of sales from the recent show season.... [more]
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NSW Gov to invest in improved boating facilities
NSW Government,
Commuter wharves and recreational boating facilities will be upgraded in an investment into maritime infrastructure by the NSW Government.... [more]
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Riviera Syndication rides wave of success into Sydney Boat Show
Denby Browning,
With an overwhelming response to the launch of new boats in Sydney, Queensland and Western Australia, Riviera Syndication will have a strong display at the Sydney International Boat Show next month.... [more]
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NSW Gov investing in port infrastructure and jobs
NSW Government,
The NSW Government will invest more than $450 million improving and upgrading port-related infrastructure, supporting jobs and the economic growth of NSW.... [more]
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Report on Factory Visit to X-Yachts
North South Yachting,
In early June, Bob Mulkearns, MD of North South Yachting, visited the X-Yachts factory in Denmark and was impressed by the strength and strategy of the prestigious manufacturer.... [more]
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Sealegs available from Sirocco Marine
Harbourside Media,
The range of amphibious craft known as ‘Sealegs' is now available in Australia from Sirocco Marine.... [more]
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Yanmar appoints experienced Diesel Man to NSW Post
Bob Carter,
Power Equipment has announced the appointment of Ian Mills to the position of NSW State Manager – Marine. Ian who has achieved an impressive track record with diesel engines, replaces Mike Egan who has entered retirement.... [more]
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Melbourne's BL Marine Appointed Stacer Dealer
Bob Carter,
Long established and respected Melbourne marine dealership, BL Marine, has been appointed as a fully authorised Stacer dealer. In doing so, BL Marine becomes Melbourne's only dealer to offer Stacer aluminium boats with Australia's leading brand of outboards, Yamaha.... [more]
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First Philippines-built Mustang Marine sports cruiser
Jeni Bone,
Australasia Marine Alliance Corp. (AMAC), based in Subic Bay, the Philippines, has completed its first leisure yacht for Mustang Marine.... [more]
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Superyacht Base Australia rebrands and relaunches website
Jeni Bone,
Superyacht Base Australia is shifting its image with a rebranding exercise to reflect the sophistication of the Superyacht industry that it represents.... [more]
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Sponsors get behind Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Race
Suellen Hurling,
In today's day and age sponsors are difficult to come by, but when an event such as the Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race shows in the calendar, the enthusiasm shown by potential sponsors is outstanding.... [more]
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New Seawind Dealer appointed in Victoria
Brent Vaughan,
Following Seawind's growing presence in the southern states of Australia, the company is pleased to announce Terry Jones as the new Seawind distributor for Victoria, covering popular sailing destinations such as Port Phillip Bay and the Gippsland Lakes.... [more]
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Personal EPIRBS for Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race
Suellen Hurling,
The 3rd Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race (B2K) is only six weeks away which means skippers and crews are in the stages of organising the abundance of safety equipment required to race in a Category 2 event.... [more]
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New powerful lighweight catamaran on market!
Christophe Dorguloff,
New catamaran -very light, only 50 kilogrammes. Easy to transport, on the roof of a car, trailed by hands or even behind a bike, the French built Dorguloff catamaran is very easy to sail. Powerful with its 15m² of sails for only its 50kgs, adults or kids can enjoy it easily. www.dorguloff.com to watch some videos...... [more]
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Australian Sailing Team gears up for London with SLAM
Craig Heydon,
Yachting Australia has signed a long term sponsorship deal with apparel manufacturer SLAM which will see Australian sailors wearing the iconic sailing brand until the 2012 London Olympic Games.... [more]
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Management reshuffle at Brunswick
Michels Warren,
As part of the continuing effort to strengthen the organisation, place greater focus on strategic initiatives and support strong business growth, Brunswick Asia Pacific Group (BAGP) has announced a number of management changes for the Australia, New Zealand Pacific (ANZP) region.... [more]
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See for yourself: Dawn Princess Brisbane overhaul
Jeni Bone,
Cruise ship enthusiasts are able to go behind the scenes as Dawn Princess undergoes a makeover at the Forgacs Cairncross Dockyard in Brisbane, Australia. Visitors to www.princess.com will be able to watch as the ship receives new interior furnishings and finishes, plus adds the Movies Under the Stars giant poolside screen and the relaxing space to be known as the Sanctuary.... [more]
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BIA NSW Breakie Fri 31 July
BIA NSW,
Get your tickets now for the BIA Industry Breakfast to coincide with the opening of SIBS, Fri 31, 7.15am to 9.30am.... [more]
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AIMEX Awards receive 26 entries
AIMEX,
The 2009 Australian Marine Industry Export Awards have received an overwhelming response with AIMEX announcing they have received 26 entries for this year's awards.... [more]
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Club Marine sponsors AIMEX networking event at SIBS
AIMEX,
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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