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 16 Apr 2013
 
 

Marine13 - 96 reasons to book, China Maritime Museum, SCIBS countdown

Another week, another sterling selection of stories from every corner of this blue earth.

First up, a massive coup for Queensland firm, Cox Rayner Architects, winning an international architecture competition to design The National Maritime Museum of China - the first national public building competition in China ever won by a Queensland architecture practice, and only the second by an Australian practice (the first being the Beijing ‘Water Cube').

National Maritime Museum of China, as envisaged by Cox Rayner  .. ©


From some 80 worldwide architects, eight were selected to compete, with three chosen as finalists. The international standing of the competition attracted many of the world's foremost architects such as Zaha Hadid (UK), Stephen Holl (USA), Preston Scott Cohen (USA), GMP (Germany) and EMBT (Spain).

The Museum is to be developed in Tianjin, China's fourth largest city (22 million), and the major port city for northern China. It is about 100 kilometres east of Beijing. The Museum is situated on a bay with a large parkland forming part of the project. It will be 80,000 square metres and construction cost is estimated at AUD $290 million. Exhibition fitout is to be another AUD $80 million.

Our congratulations and looking forward to news of opportunities for other Australian businesses across diverse sectors, including marine!

Book now for Marine13.  MIAA
Closer to home, Marine13 is counting down the days - just 12 to go - before the welcome reception of this region's most significant trade and industry event, to be held at Sydney's Darling Harbour, May 28-30.

There are still tickets and exhibition opportunities open.

Over two days, Marine13 will present 47 sessions with 96 speakers covering every facet of business, marketing and driving growth.

There are 44 exhibitors to date, drawn from the three streams of boating business, marinas and boating safety. The boating safety stream exhibitors range from lifejacket manufacturers through communications specialists. Organisers are still taking bookings for this valuable way to access the key players in the region's recreational marine sector.

Darling Harbour Convention Centre  Marine13


See you in Sydney in 2 weeks! If you haven't registered for Marine13, get in quick! For more information on the program or exhibiting at Marine13 check out www.marine13.com

Barry Jenkins, Bill Barry-Cotter and Keith Allardice  Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show


In other news, we have some of the Australian launches and regional debuts that will be making a statement at SCIBS this year, also drawing closer, and planning big things for its 25th anniversary, with bookings up on this time last year.

There are new gadgets, gear, boats that are remarkable and record breaking, and plenty to keep you reading today and throughout the week. More coming in dollops between now and next week!

Happy boating!


Jeni Bone, editor



Marine13 Trade Exhibition numbers still expanding
Marine13,
The Marine13 International Conference and Trade Exhibition is still attracting additional exhibitors less than two weeks out from the event commencing 28 April in Sydney.... [more]
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Commodores Cup brings family sailing to Port Stephens
Sail Port Stephens Media,
Sail Port Stephens 2013 Commodores Cup - Location, location, location. It's no accident that the fastest growing sailing regattas in Australia are based in popular family tourism destinations.... [more]
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Club Marine launches extended warranty insurance
Club Marine/AIMEX,
Club Marine, Australia's largest provider of recreational boating insurance, is delighted to announce Club Marine Boat Warranty Insurance, a new insurance product designed to extend a new or used boat's warranty cover.... [more]
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Queensland company wins design pitch for China Maritime Museum
Media Services,
Cox Rayner Architects, the Queensland practice of the Cox Architecture group, have won an international architecture competition to design this significant national Chinese project.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove launches 25th anniversary boat show
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,
Organisers of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) have laid plans for a spectacular event this year to celebrate a quarter of a century since the show's inception.... [more]
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Sealine S450 to debut at SCIBS
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,
5 Star Motor Cruisers, the exclusive dealer for Sealine International in Australia, will debut for the first time in the Australian market the new Sealine S450 sports cruiser.... [more]
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Horizon launches First 115-foot Expedition Yacht 'Tango 5'
Erica Rae,
Followed by the 2012 debut of the Horizon EP148 Polaris, Horizon's flagship and largest expedition yacht built to date, Horizon has recently launched the second-largest model in the EP series: a 115-foot expedition yacht named Tango 5.... [more]
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Safety at sea assured with the new SIMRAD MX535B Class A AIS System
Estelle Baldry,
Simrad, a world leading brand in professional marine electronic solutions, owned by Navico, the world's largest marine electronics company, has announced the arrival of a new IMO Type Approved Class A AIS solution, the Simrad MX535B.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2013 Accommodation Options!
Kristie Kaighin,
Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2013? All the best properties book out early, so make sure you book soon to secure your preferred option.... [more]
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Dryad Maritime welcomes Japan's plans for armed guards on ships
Dryad Maritime,
Dryad Maritime, a leading UK commercial maritime intelligence company, has welcomed the Japanese government's plans to submit a bill which will permit the carriage of armed guards on Japanese-flagged vessels, but advise that a number of other precautions must also be taken.... [more]
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Gulf Craft puts Asia in focus with expanded dealer footprint
Guld Craft,
Global boat and yacht manufacturer, Gulf Craft builds on its recent 'Best Asia Built Yacht' award to widen sales and support network in fast-growing market.... [more]
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BIA Melbourne Show adds extra space
BIA Vic,
The Boating Industry Association of Victoria has expanded its exhibitor space for the 53rd Annual BIA Melbourne Boat Show.... [more]
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Marine13 - 2 weeks to go! BOOK NOW!
Marine13,
If your business is brokerage, dealership, chandlery, marina, manufacturing, services, products or components for the marine industry, Marine13 – the first whole-of-industry conference and trade exhibition for the boating, marina and boating safety industries – should be on your radar and in your diary.... [more]
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Sunreef Yachts introduces revolutionary Sunreef 60 LOFT
Multihull Solutions,
Sunreef Yachts has garnered strong industry attention with the launch of the revolutionary Sunreef 60 LOFT.... [more]
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Perini Navi move into China
Perini Navi Group,
The Perini Navi Group is a world leader in the design and construction of large sailing and motor yachts, has now set its sight on the Asian market and is inaugurating a sales office in China today. The office is located in the St. Regis Resort in Yalong Bay, Sanya, Hainan... [more]
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Striking Hunton 1005 Rib to be on display at the Antibes Yacht Show
Hunton Powerboats Ltd,
British manufacturer of high-performance, luxury powerboats, Hunton, is proud to announce that their stunning 1005 RIB will be on display for visitors to the 2013 Antibes Yacht Show, April 18-21. The 1005 will be on display with Tendacentre, one of the leading super yacht tender and chase boat sales and distribution companies, with offices in the UK and Mediterranean.... [more]
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Once in a lifetime opportunity for Gold Coast Marine Expo winners
Stephen Milne,
It was a jaw dropping moment for Amanda Steer and her family when they stepped aboard the Hampton 680 luxury coastal cruiser on the first day of their four night luxury Gold Coast Cruising the Broadwater prize holiday.... [more]
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Invest in your business and your brand – BOOK NOW for 2013 ASMEX
AIMEX,
If you're engaged in the marine export and superyacht industries, one event in 2013 will be crucial to updating your knowledge, adding to your arsenal of skills and taking advantage of valuable networking – Australian Superyacht & Marine Export Conference (ASMEX), 20-23 May.... [more]
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 12, 2013 - KIWI gains more
Collinson FX,
Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 12, 2013 - US equities continued to break new ground with the DOW approaching an unprecedented 15,000! The inexorable rise is unabated with the Bulls in total control of equities and related risk assets. The KIWI booked even greater gains, surging to record levels, hitting 0.8625 as major currencies wither in the face of liquidity explosions.... [more]
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Fusion, Furuno reveal Fusion-Link usage on Navnet TZtouch Series
Andrew Golden,
Fusion announced today its Fusion-Link audio access system is now supported by the Furuno NavNet TZtouch series. Providing the ability to control all Fusion 700 Series Marine Entertainment System capabilities and functions directly from the TZtouch true multi-touch display, Fusion-Link makes it easy for Furuno owners to enjoy their onboard audio and video entertainment.... [more]
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Tempo Spars brings affordable carbon fibre masts to Australia
Roland Schmidmaier,
Tempo Spars has been supplying top quality products and services for the yachting industry in Australia and overseas for more than 35 years, specialising in the design, manufacture, installation and servicing of aluminum yacht masts and rigging for all yachts.... [more]
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Something for everyone at 2013 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show
Mike Rose PR,
The 2013 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show has been designed to cater for everyone, from those seriously looking to buy a new boat, motor or accessory to those simply curious about boating, fishing or diving.... [more]
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Boat Asia 2013 – lining up a host of Lifestyle Activities
Danny Chaplin,
This year, Boat Asia has put together one of the most impressive set of lifestyle brands ever seen in a boating setting. Corum is the Official Timepiece with classic nautical chronometers on display. 'Priceless' moments can be savoured with MasterCard, who host Boat Asia's VIP Island Suite and will be tantalizing members' palates with a world-class gastronomic spread from Gaggenau... [more]
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The Kirby Torch - Latest news after Laser lawsuit
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
Canadian Bruce Kirby designed a 'car-topper' in 1969. It was launched as a Laser in 1970 and more than 210,000 Lasers later, it is THE dinghy success story.... [more]
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Singapore Yacht Show 2013 - Huge selection of boats and yachts
Sentosa Cove,
Singapore Yacht Show 2013. With some of the most beautiful and untouched coastlines in the world, Asia is quickly growing in popularity as a boating destination.... [more]
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Guy Harvey leads expedition to study Mako Shark migrations
John Bell,
The tagging and tracking of shortfin mako sharks in late March off the coast of Isla Mujeres, Mexico is expected to provide scientists with remarkable and previously unknown details about the timing and long-distance migratory movements of this vulnerable species in the Atlantic Ocean.... [more]
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Now is the time to buy a boat!
Marine Auctions,
Adrian Seiffert Director of Marine Auctions said now could be the best time to enter the Boat Market as now the prices for most types of Boats and Marina Berths are the cheapest they have been in many years.... [more]
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Smart1Marine offers 20% off before end of April
Smart1Marine,
Do you have a GPS tracker fitted to your boat? Nautilus Marine Boat Insurance will waiver the excess related to theft if you have tracker fitted.... [more]
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