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 22 Nov 2011
 
 

BIA WA summer ads, 3rd party boating insurance? Coral Sea plan any day

This is the life - planning summer holidays that will revolve around the beach, the lake, good food, friends and family. We are off to Tuross Heads for a few weeks of just that, complete with RIB, tinnie, rods and the camera to capture it all. That's the blissful reality for people who call themselves boaties and the spirit of summer that the BIA over West wants to deliver to TV audiences from now until March, in a campaign funded by members and sponsors.

It's a great initiative and one aimed at boosting the appeal of boating on the west coast.

Also this week, we look at industry response to the 'imminent' release of the Coral Sea draft plan - could be just a matter of 2 weeks away - and how it will impact on the fishing industry and broader marine industry.

There's also a feature on the concept of compulsory third party insurance for boaters, also eminating from WA, following a few tragic incidents on their waterways, and the insurance industry opinion, as well as those of a few BIAs and the WA department of transport. Most agree, adding a mandatory cost to boating would be one impediment the industry does not need.

Congratulations to Marine Queensland and exhibitors at the inaugural Sunshine Coast Marine Festival, which from feedback from those who attended was 'sensational'! The event was created to cater to demand in the region, and as a direct response to outcomes from the Marine Industry Summit earlier in the year.

Plenty more boating, fishing and industry news, so grab a cuppa (or a G&T if the heat is too much where you are), and catch up with the latest.

Pop by again soon as we are continually posting.

Have a great week!


Jeni Bone, editor



Boater liability - compulsory third party concept floated
Jeni Bone,
A high profile case in the media across WA has shone the spotlight on the issue of compulsory third party insurance for boat owners, as lobby groups push for the state government to revamp laws to provide compensation for victims of boat accidents.... [more]
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BIA WA gets proactive with boating campaign
Jeni Bone,
Members of the BIA of Western Australia have banded together to fund a boating TV commercial that according to the organisation, 'focuses on Family, Friends, Fun, Fishing and Finance (affordable)' as key elements, to encourage people to get in to boating.... [more]
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The Sunshine Coast is ready for boating this Summer!
Marine Qld,
Future Marine Queensland run boat shows could be destined to be held on the water if the results of the inaugural Sunshine Coast Marine Festival are anything to go by.... [more]
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Coral Sea draft plan release imminent
Media Services,
The wait is nearly over for the marine and fishing industries, with the imminent release of the much anticipated draft Coral Sea bioregional plan – already heralded as 'the world's largest marine park'.... [more]
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Protect your boat from theft this summer with Hitch Helmut
Sandman PR,
With the peak holiday boating season just around the corner, boat owners are reminded to ensure their boats and trailers are secured at all times to minimise the risk of theft.... [more]
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Queensland fishing industry could be 'decimated' by contagion
Jeni Bone,
Anglers and commercial fishers in Gladstone, Queensland say a red parasite decimating the industry has spread from barramundi and sharks to prawns and other species.... [more]
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Shock & Oar rallies after web hacking, flat retail market
Shock & Oar,
Australian nautical leisurewear brand Shock & Oar has rallied despite a cyber attack that almost destroyed its online business. The attack on its Internet Service Provider (ISP) saw more than 4800 Australian websites, including Shock & Oar?s, destroyed or damaged.... [more]
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Vampires prefer Silver Bullets (sports boats from Chris-Craft that is)
Chris-Craft,
The limited edition Chris-Craft Silver Bullet will hit the big screen in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 in theaters in the US from Friday, November 18, 2011.... [more]
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America's Cup yachts sail for Brisbane
Ben Morgan,
Both the KA-5 Australia and the KA-14 Steak n Kidney have departed Mackay Marina Shipyard. The two yachts are a part of Australia's America's Cup racing history and at 9am they set sail for Sydney following an extensive nine week refit... [more]
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Global plastics industry commits to reducing marine litter
Media Services,
Representatives from the global plastics industry met in Dubai this week to discuss the topic of marine litter and to formulate initiatives for tackling the issue.... [more]
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Perth 2011 Lasers – all Bent out of Shape
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
Its just two weeks to Perth 2011, the largest fleet (in combination), the Laser Radial and Laser Standard will be sailing their 2011 World Championships and there is significant equipment issue looming.... [more]
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Lewmar and Navtec previewed a host of new products at METS
Lewmar,
Current Lewmar design concepts featured included the REVO™ Winch, a complete range of electrically-operated backwinding winches, the Solar Hatch, which generates sustainable energy to recharge power-hungry modern devices afloat, and the Captive Reel Windlass, an ideal anchoring solution for short-handed, smaller fishing boats where locker space is at a premium.... [more]
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Gold Coast Marine Centre rebranded as The Boat Works
David Whyte,
Boasting new infrastructure and an expansion of services, the Gold Coast Marine Centre has unveiled their new identity and direction as The Boat Works, a comprehensive flagship marine service.... [more]
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New search and rescue vessel to be commissioned in Kioloa
Ken McManus,
A $130,000 offshore search and rescue vessel will be officially commisioned by Marine Rescue NSW Commissioner Stacey Tannos at 1:00pm in Kioloa on the South Coast tomorrow. Commissioner Tannos will join volunteers from Marine Rescue Kioloa to commission the boat, formally open extensions to the Unit's base and present Long Service Medals to eight members in recognition of their diligent service.... [more]
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Festival of Sails launched by Premier Baillieu
Jav Greaves,
Festival of Sails 2012 was launched today by the Victorian Premier, Mr. Ted Baillieu at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club. In raising the event flag the Premier signalled that with the support of both State and Local Government, the one hundred and sixty-eight year old, multi-award winning event is set to remain a permanent fixture on the Victorian Major Events calendar.... [more]
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METS: Cool Toys Galore!
David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor,
When it comes to sailing gear, there is no cooler place to drool than the annual METS tradeshow, held each year in Mid-November in Amsterdam. While the nightlife is legendary, the show itself is offers are rare glimpse at brand-new gear that won't be in full circulation until next year, as well as European kit that won't necessarily make it's way to the States.... [more]
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CMC Marine is Category Winner of DAME at METS
Andrea Sculati,
At the Breakfast Briefing before the opening of METS inc. the SuperYacht Pavilion on November 15th CMC Marine has got the final certification of its outstanding innovation capacity: the Stabilis Electra, model 18BR-2X, has been awarded with the most prestigious prize given in the marine industry - the DAME 2011 Award.... [more]
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Ray of sunshine for kids with cancer
Harbourside Media,
Last year's Cruise for a Cure worked wonders in raising the spirits of cancer-suffering children and their families. The good news is, this wonderful event is back on again in February 2012 and the organisers are confident it will be even bigger and better.... [more]
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Helly Hansen announces new partnership with Middle Harbour YC
Jess Mulquiney,
Leading water sports and technical apparel supplier Helly Hansen are pleased to announce a new partnership with Middle Harbour Yacht Club to become the exclusive apparel partner to the club for the next three years. The partnership which was finalised earlier this month will bring together two important players in Australian sailing.... [more]
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In memory of John Ivimey, founder of Boat Books
Peter Campbell,
John Ivimey, the founder of Boat Books Australia, the Crows Nest-based specialist nautical bookshop and Admiralty chart suppliers, has died after an extended illness at Tamworth, to where he retired some years ago. John, who was aged 79, ran Boat Books for more than 30 years, extending it to Boat Books in Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth... [more]
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Hall of Fame secures new high profile home at ASB Showgrounds
Mike Rose,
The New Zealand Boat Show Hall of Fame has secured a new, highly visible home in the foyer of the ASB Showgrounds. The New Zealand Boat Show Hall of Fame acknowledges those who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the country's largest boat show and the marine industry.... [more]
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WMRT Monsoon Cup announce continued support from Telekom Malaysia
Miyeera Navaretna,
WMRT Monsoon Cup - Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), the nation's leading New Generation Communications provider and broadband champion, continues to support world-class events that reflect its performance-driven culture, ability to adapt to changing environments and welcome challenges – just like the Monsoon Cup.... [more]
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Manson introduces new Manson Boss Anchor at METS 2011
Sail-World,
New anchor from Manson 20-25% more holding power than Manson Supreme anchor in most seabeds. 2011 seen the end of two years of research, design and rigorous testing for Manson Anchors which has culminated in yet another milestone. Today Manson proudly launches the most robust, technically advanced, and safest anchor to ever hit the world market.... [more]
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Yachting New Zealand makes stand on Aquaculture intrusion on cruisers
Sail-World,
A New Zealand national sports organisation, Yachting New Zealand has issued a statement setting out the organisation's position on legislation and application and licence approvals that will enable the aquaculture industry to achieve its goal of becoming a $1 billion contributor to the New Zealand economy.... [more]
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P&W Marine Engineers as finalist
Ross Cameron,
The Premier of Queensland's Export Awards is an annual program that is open to all Queensland exporters, large and small, regional and metropolitan.... [more]
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Lights Camera Action, 'The Boat Show' is ready to roll
Jeni Bone,
Marine Qld is launching the industry's own TV show, The Boat Show, in conjunction with South East Queensland station, 31Digital. The first in the 12-part series airs Thursday 24 November at 7.30pm (EST) on Channel 44 and can be viewed in South East Queensland – Tweed to Sunshine Coast including Brisbane.... [more]
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Spitfire – change the way you think about props
Jonathan Revitt,
It used to be that three-bladed propellers were for speed and four blades were for holding and acceleration. The Spitfire's unique design changes that forever– it's the ultimate performance four-blade aluminium propeller.... [more]
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Melbourne Summer Boat Show - new name, new look, new logo
Clyde Batty,
The Boating Industry Association of Victoria (BIAV) is in preparations to kick off the 2012 Australian boat show circuit with the launch of the new look – new name Melbourne Summer Boat Show (MSBS) at Docklands, Melbourne.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey launches yacht business in India
ZeeNews.com,
Princess, a UK-based company which was bought by LVMH in 2008, is also designing a 39-footer yacht, which will be its smallest. It will help attract more buyers in a price-sensitive geography like this, Barrow said. When asked if the entry into India is a strategic decision, considering the slowdown in Europe and elsewhere, Barrow avoided giving a direct answer... [more]
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