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The Fun Theory

Take a moment to watch this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lXh2n0aPyw

This clip was recommended to me by an advertising guru, who points out that making something fun is the best way to get people engaged, in even the most mundane activity. Extrapolating then, boating, with all its health benefits, family bonding opportunities and absolute fun should have no problems convincing people to get into it.

All that's needed now is an industry alliance, similar to Discover Boating in the US and NZ, to promote the lifestyle and leisure facets of boating. Watch this space!

This week, along with boat show news, product launches and the usual assortment of innovations – such as PlanetSolar, Plastiki and the electric “sofa boat” which launched in Abu Dhabi – we present several features including a look at China's commitment to growing the recreational boating sector, what Peter Garrett's “demotion” (a Clayton's one) means for fishing, boating and marine park expansion, opportunities for Australian and international businesses in the development of Auckland's Wynyard Quarter and the latest figures for the TetraMedia group, whose media footprint is expanding exponentially around the globe.

Keep in touch with your news and views.


Jeni Bone, editor



Online marine news continues to boom as Internet grows
Brendan Maxwell,
The marine news online migration continues with boaters voting with their mouses. A booming start to 2010 for the World's largest online marine news network - TetraMedia's Sail-World, Powerboat-World and MarineBusiness-World... [more]
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Top Reasons to Rent or Buy A Boat
Discover Boating USA,
With so many opportunities for boating fun available today, there's no reason why anyone can't take advantage of the benefits that recreational boating has to offer. Fun, healthy, amazing for the mind, body and soul!... [more]
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Rosehill Gardens in nautical mode
BIA NSW,
The thunder of thoroughbred hooves, colourful jockey's silks and the equally colourful ‘bookies' will not be seen at the famous home of the Golden Slipper over the weekend of March 6 and 7 as the course plays host to the boating industry.... [more]
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Electric boat wows crowds and woos women and kids
Media Services,
The curiously named 'sofa boat' was a star attraction at the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show last week, ferrying visitors and VIPS alike around the superyachts, marinas, and pontoons, all under the power of an electric engine.... [more]
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Wynyard Quarter looking for developers
Media Services,
Colliers International is working with Sea+City Projects to create a marine industry precinct in the Wynyard Quarter of Auckland Harbour, a project that is designed to 'put New Zealand into the top superyacht refit locations in the world, earning an estimated NZ$200 million a year for New Zealand and creating up to 1500 new jobs.... [more]
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Mustang appoints SA dealer
Mustang Marine,
Australian Luxury Boat builder, Mustang Marine, has expanded its dealer network with appointing a South Australian dealer.... [more]
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Next Generation Moulded Laser Foils deliver greater durability
Trevor Griffiths,
Some quiet changes have been happening on the Laser scene in recent times with a new range of Laser foils bring joy to sailors across the Asia-Pacific.... [more]
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K6 appoints Rondar Raceboats for marketing and distribution in the UK
RS Sailing,
RS Racing have announced that Rondar Raceboats Ltd have now assumed responsibility for the UK marketing and distribution of the K6 keelboat.... [more]
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Whyte, Just & Moore Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong 2010
Bob Appleton,
Whyte, Just & Moore Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong at Royal Geelong Yacht Club during the Labour day weekend holiday of sixth and seventh of March program includes the crowd pleasing Grand Parade of boats, the classic yacht passage race from Melbourne, races in the Couta Boat State titles which includes the passage race from Portarlington, Heron class races and harbour races on Corio Bay.... [more]
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New Ocean Yachts launches range into Australia and NZ
Creating Demand,
New Ocean Yachts (AUST) Pty Ltd, headed by Keith Hanson and Brett Flanagan, is proud to announce the launch of a new range of boats to the Australian and New Zealand markets that will position them for considerable growth and success over the coming months and years.... [more]
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Abu Dhabi Yacht Show named one of global “big three”
Jeni Bone,
The world's biggest yacht builders have indicated that the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show (ADYS) – the Middle East's only show dedicated to super and megayachts – is the “next big thing” rising to the heights of the Monaco and Fort Lauderdale events.... [more]
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Could boats of the future have a spider hair finish?
Nanotechnology Now,
Engineering researchers have crafted a flat surface that refuses to get wet. Water droplets skitter across it like ball bearings tossed on ice. The inspiration? Not wax. Not glass. Not even Teflon. Try a spider... [more]
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Tsunami warnings for Australia's east coast
Jeni Bone,
Strong currents and higher than normal king tides will be reaching the eastern coast of Australia today, advises the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre which added that the water conditions will affect people swimming, surfing, diving or boating, and the unforeseen dangers.... [more]
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Xiamen Marine Yacht Industry Development Forum aims to open region
Jeni Bone,
Focusing on opening up marine development opportunities in this region of China, Xiamen Marine Yacht Industry Development Forum will be held at Wuyuan Bay Yacht Dock in Xiamen, 1-3 April 2010.... [more]
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PlanetSolar poised to circumnavigate the globe
Jeni Bone,
On 25 February, the PlanetSolar team presented its innovative vessel to the press and public for the first time, in Kiel, Germany. Several days later, her propellers will turn for the first time as this giant solar boat prepares to tour the world, powered by the sun.... [more]
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Boating & Fishing Council comments on Garrett's demotion
Jeni Bone,
Despite a significant demotion, Minister for the Environment, Peter Garrett will still retain marine parks as part of his reduced portfolio, much to the concern of the Boating & Fishing Council of Australia.... [more]
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Steve Batton to head Maritimo Sydney team
Denby Browning,
Boating identity Steve Batton is planning to boost the Sydney luxury boating market after taking the reins as Dealer Principal of Maritimo Sydney.... [more]
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Australian Legislative changes tabled for recreational shark fishing
Australian Commonwealth Government,
Environment Minister Peter Garrett today introduced a new bill into the House of Representatives to allow the continuation of recreational fishing of mako and porbeagle sharks.... [more]
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Australia advances a new proposal for whale conservation
Australian Commonwealth Government,
The Australian Government has overnight submitted to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) a new proposal to advance Australia's strong conservation agenda in negotiations on the future of whaling.... [more]
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Garrett demoted, but still overseeing natural resources
Jeni Bone,
Peter Garrett has been demoted following the housing insulation debacle, according to the PM, Kevin Rudd who has just announced the establishment of a new stand-alone department of climate change and energy efficiency, which will be headed by Penny Wong.... [more]
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It's an Outrage! Boston Whaler goes ‘king size'
Bob Wonders,
Largest Boston Whaler yet built attracts plenty of interest at the Miami International Boat Show. This quite stunning vessel was powered by a triple four-stroke Mercury Verado outboard rig, giving it superb performance, topping out at a brisk 47.4 knots (54mph).... [more]
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Rivieras new models excite the North American market - Miami Boat Show
Stephen Milne,
Australia's largest luxury pleasure boat builder, Riviera received a very positive response to its newest models at the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show held earlier this month on Collins Avenue, Miami Beach with sales achieved across the Sport Yacht and Flybridge lines.... [more]
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Has the new RS100 got what it takes to be successful Down Under?
Performance Sailcraft (Australasia),
Does this new single handed dinghy, developed through an interactive online process, have what it takes to be successful Down Under? Please give us your feed back!!... [more]
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'True to the Sea' A Marine Photographic Exhibition
Fran Burke,
'True to the Sea' is a nautical inspired photographic exhibition featuring Australia's leading marine photographer Andrea Francolini on show during March at Henri Lloyd Chatswood Chase. This rare and amazing collection of images portrays the high performance, sheer strength and determination of yachting and yachtsman alongside the glamour of a life lived by the sea. On display from 2nd March to 2... [more]
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FinScan names exclusive distributor for Italy and Greece
Simon Matthews,
FinScan, today announced the appointment of MicroElit S.p.A as exclusive distributor of Finscan fingerprint engine starting and cabin entry range. With headquarters in Milan, and regional sales office in Rome, MicroElit is a well established stocking representative of Hi-Tech electronic devices with a dedicated marine division.... [more]
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AIMEX to host the 2010 Australian Marine Export Awards
AIMEX,
Followed on from the success of the 2009 Australian Marine Industry Export Awards AIMEX will again be hosting and managing the 2010 Australian Marine Industry Export Awards.... [more]
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Variety Splash - Setting sail for Children
Renee Greaves,
Variety Splash is similar in style to the infamous Variety Bash involving roads and cars but instead is about water and boats! The charity event aims to have fun on the water through social and fun filled activities whilst raising much needed funds for Variety – The Children's Charity.... [more]
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Oman on the radar for Australian marine companies
AIMEX,
The Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) has organised a post show trade visit to Oman after the 2010 Dubai International Boat Show in March. AIMEX members attending the Oman trip are Coursmaster Autopilots, HyDrive Engineering, GME, Austral Propellers, MultiPanel, Spear Green Design and Central Coast Marine Installations.... [more]
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Club Marine back onboard for Brisbane Tinnie & Tackle Show
Marine Qld,
The Tinnie and Tackle Show will welcome back the popular Fishing Expo for the 2010 show on from March 19 to 21 at the RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane.... [more]
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Maritime school to beef up industry in the Bahamas
Media Services,
A Maritime School is likely to be established at the College of the Bahamas (COB) before the end of the year, the Bahamas Maritime Authority's (BMA) chairman said, as it plans to open offices in Hong Kong and Greece as part of a strategy to become 'the top flag nation in the world'.... [more]
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Discovery 50 catamaran at world's first dedicated multihull show
Saltwater PR,
UK based Discovery Yachts will showcase its recently launched Discovery 50 Cat at the Salon Atlantique du Multicoque (Atlantic Multihull Boat Show) set to take place in Lorient, France 15-18 April 2010.... [more]
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Hobie to reveal world's first tribrid boat
Media Services,
Hobie, the name synonymous with catamarans, plans to launch the world's first tribrid in March. This is a watercraft powered by a combination of three energy sources.... [more]
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China plans superyacht show on 'Chinese Riviera'
Jeni Bone,
A new superyacht show is planned for China in April. Organised by China Rendez-Vous (CRDV), the three-day event is scheduled to run from April 2-4 at Visun Marina in Sanya, a city in the southern Hainan province.... [more]
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'Best result' for Maritimo at Miami Boat Show
Denby Browning,
The President of Maritimo USA, Dave Northrop, is smiling following success at the Miami boat show.... [more]
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Forbes Clothing massive clearance: Pier 35 Melbourne
Jeni Bone,
Forbes Clothing is holding a massive clearance of 2009 stock, from Pier 35 Port Melbourne, 20 & 21 March, 9am til 5pm both days.... [more]
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Korea: potential powerhouse of boating
Jeni Bone,
Korea is perhaps the most vital and vibrant, certainly the most highly funded boating industry in Asia. Korea's waterways are the focus of a central government intent on growing the recreational boating sector and 17 provincial governments on the same page, but competing among each other for the title of the boating epicentre.... [more]
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Two boat membership programs now with twice the deals for members
Sydney Boating Club,
People who enjoy boating have been found to have a greater degree of satisfaction in key areas of their lives, according to a survey by Discover boating in the US. Not only are their lungs full of fresh sea air, their physical fitness and overall health were rated higher than their non-boating counterparts.... [more]
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Miami – spearhead of an industry recovery?
Bob Wonders,
The Miami International Boat Show offers hope and confidence in the industry's future. I don't recall exactly how many times I have made it across to Miami, but certainly this year's show had stronger vibes than I experienced at my last visit in 2008.... [more]
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Beirut Boat 2010 anticipates brands, crowds and sales
Jeni Bone,
Beirut Boat 2010 is heralding its event as a showcase of pleasure craft and related products for every budget. To be held May 19-23, 2010, at La Marina Joseph Khoury in the Beirut suburb of Dbayyeh, the sixth International Boat and Super Yacht Show will take place with a dazzling new format, further enhancing its appeal with VIPs and serious boating enthusiasts.... [more]
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NMMA and BWI anounce Innovation Awards at 2010 Miami Boat Show
Andy Adams,
Ten marine manufacturers were honored for innovative achievement by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) at the 69th annual Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail Miami.... [more]
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Dammrich down under
Bob Wonders,
US boating industry leader to take centre stage at 2010 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. Thom Dammrich is now in his 11th year as president of the NMMA and is in no doubt that the last couple of been the toughest.... [more]
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Mercury announces improved acceleration with new Bravo Three Props
Andy Adams,
Mercury Marine has announced the release of new versions of the 20, 21 and 22.5 pitch front propellers in Mercury's Bravo Three propeller lineup. These new propellers provide improved performance, including a significant reduction in time to plane. The three-blade rear propeller continues in production unchanged.... [more]
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Campion commits to Ashland's EnvirezĀ® and sells First-ever 'Bio-boat'
Andy Adams,
At the Toronto international Boat Show in January 2010, Campion Marine Inc., Canada's largest fiberglass boat builder, broke the news that the company will become the first boat builder in the world to manufacture all of its boats with EnvirezĀ®, a renewably sourced bio-derived resin from Ashland Performance Materials. This is one of the most emphatically 'green' moves the marine industry has made... [more]
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New Four-stroke Outboards introduced by Honda and Suzuki
Andy Adams,
At the 2010 Miami International Boat Show, both Honda and Suzuki introduced new four-stroke outboard models. US National Sales and Marketing manager Alan Simmons took the podium in the Honda display to announce their new 115-hp engine, the BF 115. It will be available this North American summer.... [more]
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Diesel - Electric- Solar - Mercury Marine's Hybrid Concept Vessel
Andy Adams,
Dressed in eye-catching graphics, Mercury's Hybrid Concept Vessel was a Miami International Boat Show highlight -- but a quiet one. Equipped with both Cummins QSC 550, 550-hp diesel engines and Zeus pod drives plus efficient electric engines, solar panels, full SmartCraft controls including joystick docking, Mercury's Hybrid Concept Vessel glided out of its berth like it was drifting in the wind... [more]
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New Zealand Yacht Tracking project gains momentum
RPNYC Events,
Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club has developed a system to broadcast club racing on the internet. The system allows people to keep track of yachts from the club as they race around the harbour or take part in offshore races. RPNYC vice commodore Dave Roberts has been instrumental in developing the system and explains how it works.... [more]
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2010 Ports of the World - out now
Sail-World Cruising,
As a cruising sailor, you'll already know the importance of accurate, up-to-date information. But if you are going further afield than your local cruising ground, a well-found yacht library is a great boon. For instance, cruising and marina guides are one thing, but do you know where to find key contact details for the world's commercial port facilities and services?... [more]
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Jeanneau 2010 rendezvous
Mainsheet Media,
Saturday 27th March 2010 brings us the fourth annual rendezvous for NSW Jeanneau owners. The rendezvous, hosted by Performance Boating Sales, is a very popular annual event that brings yachts, owners, and crew together for a day of socialising and sailing.... [more]
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Ady Gil's Bethune boarding of Shonan Maru 2 not illegal at law
WcP.Observer,
The whalers decried the boarding as illegal. However, Donald Rothwell, a professor of international and maritime law at the Australian National University, said Bethune's boarding was not illegal under international law unless he planned to do harm to the crew or imperil the safety of the Shonan Maru 2. Merely making a demand or presenting a letter and a bill did not constitute terrorism or piracy... [more]
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Variety Splash to visit Waterfront City Marina at Docklands
AAP Medianet / Greg Shoemark,
The 2010 Variety Splash will visit Waterfront City Marina at Docklands next week as part of its three-day rally to raise funds for Variety, the children's charity. Splash boats will begin their Port Phillip Bay rally from Waterfront City Marina on Thursday 25 February at 10:30 am, after an official blessing of the fleet... [more]
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