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Climate impact on industry, Reef risk, China Intl Boat Show begins

We have just had four days for enjoying some R&R with family, so hopefully you spent some of that on the water.

Fortunately, though some lament the official end of the summer boating season, we are luckly in the Asia-Pacific that we don't have to store out boat gear for months on end, (unlike some countries where waterways freeze over!) and consumer enthusiasm doesn't wane.

This week, as the Greens berate Queensland and Australian governments for allowing Australia's Great Barrier Reef to risk damage or devastation from ships in its pristine waters, the maritime agencies rally to avoid further leaks from the Chinese coal carrier, Shen Neng 1, which was 30km off course and without a pilot just off prime tourist islands like Great Keppel.

The Cairns-based Pacific Responder, a 900-tonne emergency towage vessel, has been sent to help in the salvage effort of stranded vessel and the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd is also inspecting the situation.

Environment Protection Minister, Peter Garrett said the Federal Government would consider tightening rules for shipping in the Great Barrier Reef area. We will keep you up to date with news on the salvage effort and government response.

Australian businesses will be prominent at China (Shanghai) International Boat Show, both under the wing of AIMEX and on their own. Organisers are hoping that this 15th anniversary event will welcome more exhibitors and visitors than ever before.

The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show ‘supremo', Barry Jenkins will be there, drumming up interest in Australia's premier show and inviting delegations and consumers to get downunder for the event, now in its 22nd year.

First social and sailing plans for the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week have been released, and there's a bigger program than ever this year for this now internationally significant regatta.

Further south, the countdown is on for Sail Port Stephens, which runs 12-18 April and will bring together a host of inshore and offshore sailing and festivities over the week.

If you are a powerboat fan or fanatic, you will want to know about Arizona Outboard Wreckers, run by the seasoned now retired racer, Steve Lockyer and carrying more than 50,000 spare parts and in excess of 10,000 brand new components sold locally and around the world.

There are a lot of things to look forward to over the next few months – SCIBS, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane – for which you can see more info at www.boatshows.com.au – as well as pleasant winter weather and no end of boating in sight.

Keep in touch!


Jeni Bone, editor



New report shows climate change will impact industry
Jeni Bone,
A new research plan to determine the impacts of climate change on marine biodiversity and resources has been released by the Minister for Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Water, Senator Penny Wong, warning that climate change will lead to ocean warming, changes in ocean currents, more intense storm events and changed ocean chemistry.... [more]
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Used outboard engines? Arizona Outboards online for you
Bob Wonders,
Arizona Wrecks are not in Arizona USA, but in Australia -the NSW, Central Coast company has more than 50,000 outboard spares in stock. Steve Lockyer, 57, can certainly claim to know his trade; he served an apprenticeship as a marine technician with the former Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC) and has been around boats and engines for most of his life.... [more]
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Shogun in a race with the clock to get to Sail Port Stephens
Jody O'brien,
Since dropping their mast just over five weeks ago, the Shogun team have been working overtime to get a new rig and be on the start line for the Yachting NSW IRC Championship at Sail Port Stephens. A brand new mast has been made by NZ Rigging, and 25 metres of gleaming brand new carbon fibre is on a cargo ship at Port Kembla, south of Sydney, waiting to be unloaded.... [more]
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AIMEX heads to Shanghai for the 15th China International Boat Show
AIMEX,
The Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) has organised the Australian Pavilion at the China International Boat Show 8-11 April 2010, in Shanghai.... [more]
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China International Boat Show poised for business
Media Services,
China (Shanghai) International Boat Show will be held from April 8-11 at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre in Puxi, Shanghai. The organizer expects more than 400 exhibitors and 17,000 local and international visitors to visit the maritime four-day event. The Shanghai Yacht Club will await the visitors of CIBS with more than a dozen on-water displayed boats and yachts for trial sessions and events.... [more]
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Detroit Cup 2010 - Toyota Motor Company signs on as title sponsor
Luiz E. Kahl - Interactive Creations,
Toyota Motor Company has signed on as title sponsor for the 2010 Toyota International Match Race for the Detroit Cup - with sailors from up to 12 nations to race at the historic Bayview Yacht Club in August... [more]
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Greens call for industry to foot the oil spill bill
Jeni Bone,
While the Queensland State and Federal governments are working together to assess how best to salvage the Shen Neng 1, environmentalists and the Greens blame them for the threat to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.... [more]
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Mysteries of terminology
Jeni Bone,
We consistently refer to boats and ships as “she”, but how did the term originate?... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week sailing and social program
Rob Mundle,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, Australia's most popular and successful week of keelboat racing and onshore fun, has been launched for 2010 with the promise of exciting new activities both on and off the water. The regatta is scheduled for August 21 to 28.... [more]
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ISAF World Match Racing Tour 2010 - YANMAR Racing aims for the top
YANMAR Racing Media,
While Adam Minoprio and his Emirates Team New Zealand crew skipped away with his Monsoon Cup double points victory to take the 2009 ISAF World Match Racing Championship, the group behind were close and the ten event 2010 championship is wide open.... [more]
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Marine tourism projects in South Korea - opportunities for Australia
KOTRA,
Korea's trade and investment promotion agency, KOTRA, is seeking interested businesses or individuals to attend a presentation to be held in Sydney and on Queensland's Gold Coast of major marine tourism projects that are planned for construction in South Korea.... [more]
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Korean marine tourism industry set for growth
KOTRA,
Korea is going all out to appeal to foreign visitors under the '2010-2012 Visit Korea Year' campaign as a low-carbon, high-job creation means of revitalizing her economy, while giving a needed boost to the development of her service sector. And the country's spectacular coastline is expected to a feature of much of the tourism development.... [more]
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Riviera boasts 35% growth in 2010 first quarter sales
Stephen Milne,
Riviera, Australia's most awarded pleasure boat builder has recorded the best sales results in 15 months after a strong first quarter signals returning confidence to the luxury boat market. The iconic boat builder has sold 36 new boats over the three month period 1st January to 31st March 2010, valued at over (AUD) $38 million.... [more]
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Seawind celebrates full range at Sailing Show
Jeni Bone,
Seawind will host the very first Seawind Sailing Show at Birkenhead Point Marina, Drummoyne, Sydney on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April from 10am - 3pm and test sails by appointment from 3pm.... [more]
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Australian Sailing Team joins forces with rope manufacturer Liros
Craig Heydon / Yachting Australia,
Yachting Australia High Performance Director Peter Conde said that the sponsorship agreement with Liros was a boost for the team as they head into a crucial period in the lead up to the 2012 London Olympic Games. The deal extends across both Olympic and Paralympic class boats and with Australian Sailing Team crews competing at regattas across the globe... [more]
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Fiji's Port Denarau Marinea Super Yacht facility opens
Bellingham Marine,
Located in the tropical South Pacific surrounded by pristine oceans and white sandy beaches, Port Denarau Marina, on Fiji's West Coast is positioned as the center of yachting activity in Fiji. In February, the Marina completed a (NZ) $2 million floating jetty, which added 46 berths to the small island. The project was built as a joint effort between Bellingham Marine New Zealand and the Skeg... [more]
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Top honour for Soldiers Point Marina
Bob Wonders,
What do you get when you run a first rate marina? Five Gold Anchors, that's what. The Gold Anchor program is designed to provide boat owners and marina users with a simple means to determine whether a specific marina fits their needs and requirements.... [more]
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End of an era – and new beginnings – at Williamstown
Sandman PR,
After nearly 30 years at the helm of Williamstown's (VIC) renowned Anchorage Marina and Restaurant, Terry and Margaret O'Hare have announced their retirement. Upon this decision, they are offering The Anchorage Marina and Restaurant – along with the Knights waterfront development – for sale via expressions of interest.... [more]
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Marina Gold Anchor Scheme Roll-out
Dominic Wiseman,
The Marina Industries Association is pleased to announce the first marinas to receive their star ratings based on the International Gold Anchor rating system launched in Australia in 2009.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Speculation rife on Auckland stopover
Richard Gladwell,
Speculation is rife around the Auckland waterfront, on the expected announcement of the final stopover in the Volvo Ocean Race. Media have been invited to a function today where it is expected that some announcement will be made on the back of the statement from the Minister of Economic Development, Gerry Brownlee, last Friday that the Governement would be contributing NZD1.5 million to the stopov... [more]
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New York Yacht Club to host America's Cup 12 Metre Era Reunion
Michael Levitt,
New York Yacht Club Commodore David K. Elwell Jr. announced today that the club will host a new event this summer, the America's Cup 12 Metre Era Reunion, September 16th to 19th at Harbour Court, NYYC's on-the-water clubhouse in Newport. During the 12 Metre era (1958-1987), over 83 12 Metre teams competed as contenders or defenders for the 10 America's Cup matches... [more]
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Pindar Group advocates sponsoring the sport of sailing
ValenciaSailing.com,
World Match Racing Tour (WMRT), the world's leading professional sailing series, has the support of Andrew Pindar OBE, Chairman of the Pindar Group, when its comes to attracting sponsors for the Tour.... [more]
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Cash back on BR24 Broadband Radar
Sandman PR,
Retail customers who purchase a Simrad or Lowrance BR24 Broadband Radar from April through July will receive $400 cash back! Designed for use with Simrad NX / NSE Series multifunction displays, Glass Bridge integrated helm stations and Lowrance High-Definition System (HDS), the BR24 is the world's first recreational marine Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) radome.... [more]
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Sydney Yachts moving forward
Sydney Yachts,
Sydney Yachts is now operating under its own brand following the closure of Azzura Marine's Nowra facility, with a new team comprising several familiar faces.... [more]
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Burke Marine: new range, strong sales
Jeni Bone,
Burke Marine, the exclusive distributor of the Henri Lloyd range, has introduced a new range of lightweight warm wear options and poised to celebrate 40 years in the business, reveals how a blend of quality at a good price helped them prosper during the GFC.... [more]
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Barz Optics celebrate sales success
Jeni Bone,
Barz Optics reports it most successful Auckland International Boat show and Brisbane Tinnie & Tackle Show in Brisbane ever, with sales exceeding forecasts and very positive response to new models.... [more]
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Riviera's R Marine Sydney welcomes seasoned broker to the Team
Stephen Milne,
Riviera's R Marine Sydney will strengthen its brokerage operations following the appointment of new sales executive, Andrew Bettini. Andrew brings a wealth of knowledge to the company, coupled with more than 10 years experience working on Sydney Harbour, seven years as a boat broker and experience in running a successful marine detailing and management business.... [more]
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Henri Lloyd introduces the Flare Half Zip
Burke Marine,
Henri Lloyd's technical clothing range introduces a new range of lightweight warm wear options in the Knitted Insulation category. One of these is the Henri Lloyd Flare ½ Zip, a light weight, high performance insulation without the weight or bulk of traditional fleece style jackets... [more]
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Tropical North Queensland open for business
Jeni Bone,
Cyclone Ului devastated the Whitsunday region last week, leaving in his wake millions of dollars in damage and businesses that will find it tough to recover in time for the Easter break, and the lucrative winter season. But it's hoped a campaign in southern states will assuage the fears of tourists and show them that despite the damage, it's still 'beautiful one day, perfect the next'.... [more]
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Riggtech – Build it -Rig it -Sail it
John Curnow,
It's impossible to talk about Riggtech without first looking at its founder, Phill Bate. As Phill, himself explains, 'I've been at it since I was a kid. Dad and I built boats, rigged them and then sailed them. I was always sailing, but it was at this time that I got very interested in the rigging. It was a great grounding for understanding loads....... [more]
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Swan tests the water in India
Jeni Bone,
Ferragamo may be among the myriad of luxury brands making a splash in affluent and avaricious circles in India, but a new product line from the Italian fashion group is about to launch in India, luxury yachts under the brand Swan.... [more]
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Adelaide to host massive boat and adventure show
Premier Productions,
For the first time in Adelaide, outdoor adventurers can experience all the excitement of a 4WD and Adventure show and the glory of a world-class Boat and Fishing Show in one massive event, 15-17 October at Adelaide Showground.... [more]
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Strong interest in new RS100 - book in for a test sail
Performance Sailcraft (Australasia),
It certainly appears this new single handed dinghy, developed through an interactive online process, has what it takes to be successful Down Under. Please give us your feedback and book in for a test sail!... [more]
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Hydroptere aims for 40 day circumnavigation in 2013
Jeni Bone,
The team that built the massive 'flying' boat that has smashed world records for speed on water is now poised to sail round the world in under 40 days.... [more]
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NZ Government announces funding for Volvo Ocean Race stopover
beehive.govt.nz and Sail-World.com,
The New Zealand Government seems to have finally realised that there is a bidding, or rather stopover announcement process underway for the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race. Eight venues have already been announced in the nine leg race. Today the NZ Government announced that it was kicking in with NZD1.5million (UKP750,000) for a stopover in Auckland.... [more]
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Sauter Carbon Offset Design introduces first ultra green Superyacht
Richard Sauter,
Formula Zero, a Solar Hybrid Superyacht that‘s faster, more spacious, more ergonomic and far greener than any Power Sailing Superyacht to date. A Revolutionary Carbon Offset Design that harnesses sun, wind and wave energy to reduce GHG emissions by 75 to 100%.... [more]
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Vale Garry John Schipper
John Curnow,
Garry John Schipper passed away in the early hours of Wednesday, March 24, 2010 after a three-year battle with cancer. Our condolences go out to his wife Jan, sons Clint and Justin, along with his entire extended family. The big man of sea safety had a huge sailing career around Australia since his late teens.... [more]
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Billy Bung to be Distributed by DeckHardware in Australia
Melissa Yeomans,
The DeckHardware Team are very excited to announce that soon the Billy Bung will be available in Australia. We will be showing the Billy Bung for the first time at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show Stand 149. The Silly Billy Safety Bung self seals and self drains. You never take it out of the boat so you never lose it, and if you forget to tighten it up it will seal itself.... [more]
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Better Boating Grant upgrades Picnic Point, The Entrance
Natalie Laharnar,
Ports and Waterways Minister Paul McLeay and Member for The Entrance, Grant McBride, today inspected the newly finished Picnic Point Boat Ramp. Mr McLeay said the NSW Government had given Wyong Shire Council $175,000 in funding towards major upgrades to the boat ramp and boating facilities at Picnic Point, The Entrance.... [more]
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Are your flares out of date?
NSW Maritime,
Distress signalling flares can help save lives in an emergency but are only as good as their use-by date. Minister for Ports and Waterways, Paul McLeay and Member for Wyong, David Harris, today visited Norah Head's popular coastal boat ramp to raise awareness to the issue of out-of-date flares. Flares are classed as explosives and expire after three years then they need to be disposed of properly... [more]
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Melbourne Boat Show promises big year ahead
BIA VIC,
Strong early bookings for the 50th Annual Melbourne Boat Show promise a booming year for recreational boating in Victoria.... [more]
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Hong Kong launches yachting web page
Media Services,
To meet the demand for the rising number of yachts visiting Hong Kong, the city has launched an informative web page.... [more]
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NZ Rigging Purchase Fostermasts
Cris Brodie,
After forty years in business iconic sparmaker Fostermasts, New Zealands oldest spar making and rigging business, has been purchased by NZ Rigging.... [more]
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Swan tests the water in India
Jeni Bone,
Ferragamo may be among the myriad of luxury brands making a splash in affluent and avaricious circles in India, but a new product line from the Italian fashion group is about to launch in India, luxury yachts under the brand Swan.... [more]
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