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 19 Oct 2011
 
 

Crash and Burn!! Survey winner! boat shows innovate to keep pace

While there have been tough times, there are opportunities and we are pleased to report that one of the best known brands in the Australasian marine market, Hutchwilco has returned to the Australian market with a new distributor InMarine in Melbourne.

While marine industry print media continues to suffer world-wide our own TetraMedia Marine Group of which MarineBusiness-World.com is a key part, has been growing well, wiith major feature articles with lots of embedded crash and burn video leading the way. We have our latest report card.


Artemis Racing capsize - America´s Cup World Series Plymouth 2011 - action vision - major site drivers  Sander van der Borch / Artemis Racing ©


As I write this, a coterie of Aussies and delegates from around the world have descended on Louisville, Kentucky for the 21st IBEX show, the trade-only, hands-on showcase of the boat building and marine industry. One of our clients and long-time friend, Leigh Francis from All Marine Spares is on the ground for MarineBusiness-World.com and will file his report in a few days' time, so watch out for his observations from one of the world's largest gathering of industry.

METS too is another major calendar event, taking place in Amsterdam Nov 15-17. Organisers have ramped up this year's event with even more for yacht builders, naval architects, repair yards, distributors, dealers, wholesalers, captains, marina operators and equipment manufacturers from around the world.

That is one of our exclusive features this issue - how boat shows and trade events invest time, technology and large sums in their events each year to keep pace with consumer and exhibitor demands and compete, not just within the marine industry, but with all the commitments and distractions of modern life.

Whether you're a visitor or exhibitor, this feature is important reading, showing us the lengths and research boat show organisers will go to create compelling showcases for exhibitors.

Aerial view of SCIBS )  Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show


Also this week, WE HAVE A WINNER! The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show Survey, covering visitor views, intentions and habits, has been processed and a winner drawn: He is Geoffrey Folliott of Brisbane and he and his wife Michelle (and two young children) are ecstatic! In the next few weeks, Geoffrey will come down to the Gold Coast to Sanctuary Cove to be presented with his prize package - the Zodiac Cadet RIB and Honda engine, the trip for two to Hayman Great Barrier Reef, as well as airfares and spending money, apparel from Shock & Oar, PFDs and EPIRB from RFD, shoes from Sperry, underwater film goggles from Active Out There and polarised sunglasses from Barz Optics. Thanks to all sponsors, Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show and everybody who responded to this important survey. We will have a report on feedback and trends in a week or so, so stick around.

Lots of great product news and features this week, and more to come from every corner of the globe.

Have a great week!


Jeni Bone, editor



Hutchwilco makes energetic return to Australian market
MarineBusiness-World.com,
Hutchwilco has been the leading brand of quality lifejackets in Australasia for over 50 years. Founded in 1894, the New Zealand company was one of the first in the world to manufacture lifejackets, initially from canvas and cork, and still manufactures in Auckland, New Zealand using the latest buoyancy technology. This month, Hutchwilco has announced a new distribution arrangement in Australia,... [more]
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TetraMedia's report card: Video and Feature stories increasing
Brendan Maxwell,
While conditions continue to toughen for traditional print media, the world's largest online marine news group reports ongoing growth.... [more]
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Boat Shows evolve to meet the market and deliver for exhibitors
Jeni Bone,
Competing against a myriad of different forces – from the football to the internet, extra work hours and ferrying kids about between activities – boat shows the world over are coming to realise they have to change in order to appeal to families, professionals, couples and these days, exhibitors who are weighing up ROI for each and every dollar spent on marketing.... [more]
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Boat Show Survey winner: Geoffrey Folliott wins $14,000 in prizes
Jeni Bone,
A Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show veteran, and seasoned sailor, who has done more than his fair share of boating all over the world, professionally and for fun, has taken out the prize package for completing this year's Boat Show Survey - the first of its kind in Australia.... [more]
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New TPT plotter in operation for Southern Spars
Josh Impey,
A brand-new thin ply technology (TPT) plotter is now operational at Southern Spars' Auckland-based Custom Projects facility, adding another component in the company's drive for higher performing, lighter and stiffer spars.... [more]
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'End of the Line' honoured for impact and issues
Jeni Bone,
Helmer Rupert Murray's fishing documentary, 'End of the Line,' took out the first Puma.Creative Impact Award in London last week - despite widespread claims the 'facts' upon which it is based have been discredited and disproven.... [more]
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Club Marine Mandurah Boat Show closes with positive vibe
Premiere Events,
The signs of a still flat economy may have been felt at this year's Club Marine Mandurah Boat Show, but nothing could take away the atmosphere that makes this show a winner year after year.... [more]
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UK Marina Scholarship winner reflects on Australian experience
MIAA,
The UK winner of the Bellingham International Marina Education Scholarship Michael Glanville has returned to the UK after completing the Advanced Marina Management (AMM) course in Australia.... [more]
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Simpson Marine expands in South China
Simpson Marine,
Mike Simpson commented 'We are the only dealer with a coherent approach to the luxury yacht market in China - and the wider region - to cater to the growing number of high net worth individuals. Simpson Marine is ready to serve the fast expanding Chinese market, and specifically its southern part, which is transforming itself into the yachting hub of China.... [more]
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New Roads and Maritime Services, and new Chief announced
Lance Northey,
NSW Minister for Roads and Ports, Duncan Gay has announced the new Roads and Maritime Services will start operating on 1 November this year.... [more]
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Waterways open at Port Coogee Marina, WA
Australand,
Just in time for spring, boating enthusiasts can now navigate the waterways at Port Coogee Marina with the opening of Phase 1 in Australand's multi-award winning estate.... [more]
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Inaugural Try Boating Day a huge success
Domenic Genua,
The Boating Industry Association of NSW ran its inaugural Try Boating Day yesterday as a pilot program in preparation for a state wide launch in 2012.... [more]
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The world's leading luxury boating brand makes waves at Mandurah
Creating Demand,
It's probably one of the biggest things to happen in the Perth boating industry: Princess Yachts Australia returned to the Mandurah Boat Show for the first time in three years proudly displaying their all new sporty Princess WV52, the elegant Princess 64 and the awesome V85-S, having recently acquired one of the most respected big boat sales organizations in the business, Beacon Marine.... [more]
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Marine Rescue Units save heart attack victim
Ken McManus,
It was a sunny Sunday morning, when a routine exercise between Marine Rescue Port Jackson and Middle Harbour units became a real life emergency rescue. A crew member noticed a large 71ft Princess Motor Yacht travelling at high speed and waving down the rescue vessel for assistance.... [more]
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Puma's Volvo 70 - 'il mostro' - for sale!
Marine Business-World.com,
PUMA's il mostro is being auctioned off to the highest bidder. The auction started on September 30 and concluding on October 30, we will accept bids for one of the fastest VOR boats in the world. Puma's il mostro is the perfect platform for a racing owner wishing to compete in offshore racing both under handicap and as a course record breaker. Auction ends October 30th 2011... [more]
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Opportunities in Asia for yachting as wealth increases
Informa Yacht Group,
A recent report from Wealth Management specialists Julius Baer and LCL PB (Credit Lyonnais Private Banking) states that private wealth in Asia will reach an extraordinary 13 trillion dollars by 2015, with China and India forecast to contribute over 40% of global growth alone - a market with enormour potential for the recreational boating industry.... [more]
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Blue Fin Tuna quotas rise as part of international program
CCSBT,
Delegates to a crucial meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT) which ended 13 October, voted to help the tuna species replenish and announced new targets for rebuilding stocks of the highly endangered species by 2035.... [more]
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Eurosaf High Performance Grand Prix goes remote
James Boyd,
While the EUROSAF High Performance Grand Prix may be a first in bringing together the kiteboards, skiffs, foilers and catamarans in one regatta, another technical innovation being showcased here on Murcia's Mar Menor is that of a remote control model helicopter from which high definition video can be shot.... [more]
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Sharks make their presence felt in south east Queensland
Jeni Bone,
Sharks are out in force in Queensland, feeding on bait balls close to popular beaches and sending local enforcement into action to avoid mishaps or worse.... [more]
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Australian companies stand tall at international trade shows
AIMEX,
Australian companies are sure to impress at this year's International Boatbuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) - a well known platform to launch new products and technologies.... [more]
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Australian marine industry to showcase at Fort Lauderdale
AIMEX,
The presence of the Australian marine industry will be as prominent as ever at this year's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.... [more]
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Alison Quinn to move on from Sanctuary Cove
Mulpha Sanctuary Cove,
Alison Quinn, Executive General Manager Mulpha Sanctuary Cove (Developments), has resigned from the top job after two years at the helm.... [more]
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Melbourne Leisurefest shines through the gloom
Shoemark & King,
Melbourne Leisurefest shone through overcast weather to attract another 30,000-plus crowd to its ever-growing display of caravans, RVs, four-wheel-drives and boats at Sandown Racecourse.... [more]
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Lake Macquarie brokerage buoyed by success
Mark Rothfield,
If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right... If there's merit in that old motivational slogan then Buyaboat at Marks Point Marina on Lake Macquarie, NSW, is the brokerage that thinks it can.... [more]
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Clipper's new Hudson Bay 50 has a barbie queue
Mark Rothfield,
'Teppan' means iron pan and 'yaki' means grilling in Japanese, but in my case it usually means ending up with (fried) egg on my face and rice in my lap. So I'm a bit wary about Clipper Motoryachts's new Hudson Bay 50 sedan cruiser having a teppanyaki hotplate. I reckon I'll just throw a few snags on its luxury lava rock barbecue instead ...... [more]
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Disaster clean up begins in earnest around Rena wreck
Sail-World,
As winds and seas calm around the Astrolabe Reef, Tauranga, the New Zealand authorities are focusing their efforts on the clean up operation as 350 tonnes of oil and 70 containers make their way ashore from the stricken container ship Rena. A large exclusion zone has been declared around the Rena... [more]
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Prowler cat purr-fect for coastal cruising
Mark Rothfield,
They're no match for a dog in the pet department, but cats are brilliant when it comes to space, pace and fuel economy. Nelson Bay's Lee Marine is selling the 10.4 Prowler power catamaran designed by Newcastle's Jeff Schionning and built in New Zealand.... [more]
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Stricken ship's Master arrested as containers topple in Rena Disaster
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
There have been two significant developments in the Rena Disaster.Seventy containers have fallen off the ship overnight as she continues to be pounded by 4-5 metre seas off Tauranga. Rena has now broken amidships. This story is being updated through the day - including on the water photos and video from media briefings ashore.... [more]
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Yacht Racing Image of the Year Award at World Yacht Racing Forum
Maisam Rattansi,
The best yacht racing photograph of the year will once again be awarded during the World Yacht Racing Forum by the event's Gold Partner Mirabaud. Professional yacht racing photographers from around the world are invited to submit their best yacht racing image from 2011 before Monday 31st October... [more]
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Henri Lloyd Summer sample sale starts Saturday - up to 80% off RRP!
Marine Media Services,
The famous Henri Lloyd Summer Sample Sale is on again kicking off this Saturday 15th October 2011 at the Henri Lloyd showroom in Crows Nest, Sydney! Huge range of samples and discontinued lines from Henri Lloyd's marine, footwear and lifestyle collections for men and women. Discounts of up to 80% off original RRP!... [more]
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Expressions of interest for new Maritime Advisory Council
NSW Maritime,
NSW Ports Minister Duncan Gay has called for expressions of interest for membership of the Government's Maritime Advisory Council.... [more]
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No competition: two Gold Coast boat shows united in aim for sales
Jeni Bone,
The advent of the Gold Coast Marine Expo, scheduled for November 4-6 at Coomera marine precinct, has prompted a flurry of opinions as to whether the region is big enough for two shows. Here, those involved set minds to rest and explain that two event offer twice the opportunity for the public to sample the boating lifestyle and reach a broader cross section of people, at both ends of the year.... [more]
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Exclusion zone extended around leaking cargo ship, Rena
Maritime New Zealand,
In New Zealand, the Bay of Plenty Regional Harbour Master has extended the exclusion zone around the grounded cargo ship Rena to 1.5 nautical miles, as oil and other substances continue to leak from the grounded vessel.... [more]
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Honda Over the Top Expedition finishes in Fremantle
The Hub Marketing Communications,
Honda Over the Top Expedition - After 67 days at sea, dodging more than 1500 whales and 134 turtles, travelling 10,100km, using 7500 litres of fuel, catching 52 fish for dinner and suffering 57 sandfly bites... two brothers travelling ‘over the top' of Australia in a rubber ducky to raise funds for prostate cancer finally arrived home last week.... [more]
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Tender open for new patrol vessel for NSW South Coast
Richard Parlett,
NSW Maritime is calling for tenders for a vessel capable of performing offshore patrols and coastal passages for the South Coast region. Acting Manager of Boating Safety Craig Whitmore said the boat will replace an older vessel. 'We are seeking tenders for an aluminium rigid hull inflatable vessel between 9.5m and 11m, powered by either outboard motors or diesel engines,' Mr Whitmore said.... [more]
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Rena Media Conference Update: 10 October - Oil comes ashore
Richard Gladwell,
The first globules of oil have come ashore on Mt Maunganui Beach from the Rena stuck on Astolabe Reef, off the Tauranga Coast. The focus of this afternoon's media conference in Tauranga was aimed at warning the public to stay away from the oil deposits and the beaches generally.... [more]
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North Sails Australia merges with North Sails Melbourne Loft
North Sails,
Managing Director of North Sails Australia, Michael Coxon, and the principal of Melbourne's North Sails loft, veteran yachtsman Ross Lloyd, have jointly announced the merger of the Melbourne operations into North Sails Australia and the signing of Noel 'Nitro' Drennan.... [more]
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