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 08 Oct 2013
 
 

Sail-World 1.2m in Sept, IBEX relocates, AIMEX members up for awards

The boating season is heating up, and we have product news, safety advice, new models and industry opinions in droves this issue.

We have all the launches and some exhibitor news in the lead up to Mandurah, and updates from the Gold Coast International Marine Expo, among other events, and news from IBEX 2013.

Leigh Francis at IBEX 2013  Leigh Francis

According to our 'delegate on the ground', All Marine Spare's Leigh Francis, IBEX this year was characterised by a renewed optimism, innovation and anticipation about the venue change in 2014, when the trade-only show will be headed to waterfront, Tampa Florida. It will alternate between Tampa and Louisville, Kentucky from 2014.

Flamingo Bay Auction 2013  Swan Super Lines

Flamingo Bay, the adventure ship berthed at Southport Yacht Club on the Gold Coast, failed to sell at auction yesterday, but talks are being held with some of the registered bidders and some new parties who couldn't make it on the day.

Meanwhile, you can get onboard yourself for a charter experience to North Stradbroke and Moreton Islands over the next few months, experiencing the thrill of cruising with the whales, dolphins and all the other amazing sea life at play this time of year. Plus, you get to enjoy a final fling on this piece of maritime history before she is snapped up!

Steber Solar Sailor Bluebottle scale - on show at Pacific 2013.  Steber International

Congratulations to AIMEX members who are up for the inaugural Maritime Australia Limited Industry Innovation Award - VEEM Limited, P&W Marine (Cameron Engineering) and Stebercraft International are all shortlisted. A total of 18 Australian civil and defence industry innovators have qualified in five categories, with winners to be announced at the 2013 Pacific International Maritime Exposition (PACIFIC 2013) which is currently being held in Sydney. Winners will be announced tonight.

For those who enjoy the supernatural and the super-high-tech, check out the robot that destroys jellyfish – JEROS, designed by a South Korean team and which is going to prove a saviour to the world's fishing fleets, many of whom are beset by these gelatinous blobs, some the size of cars!

2013 America's Cup, San Francisco  Richard Gladwell ©

Massive figures over September for Sail-World and our sites with the intensive and extensive coverage of the America's Cup driving numbers up to 1.2 million! This is almost double the previous record of 650,000 set in September 2012, off the back of the Weymouth Olympics. Naturally sites like AmericasCup.com beat us for short event periods but they drop away, once the event is over.

The history of these major events is they bring us expanded audiences and we hold a substantial portion of the newbies on every occasion. All the more reason to get onboard and advertise with the Sail-World group, including MarineBusiness-World - the largest marine media network in the world.

Happy boating! Pop in soon for regular news updates.


Jeni Bone, editor



Sail-World.com rockets to new record
Brendan Maxwell,
We're pleased to be able to announce that Sail-World.com broke existing readership records in September, with visits to the site topping a massive 1.2 million for the month. This is almost double the previous record of 650,000 set in September 2012, off the back of the Weymouth Olympics.... [more]
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IBEX – inspiration, innovation and location change in 2014
All Marine Spares,
Just back from Kentucky, Louisiana in the US where he attended the trade-only show, IBEX 2013, Leigh Francis, director at All Marine Spares said the mood was 'definitely upbeat', boding well for gains and good business in 2014.... [more]
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M-TECH to open new facilities in Coomera
M-TECH,
M-Tech (Marine Technologies) Australia has announced the opening of their state of the art manufacturing facility in Coomera Queensland, Australia.... [more]
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Team New Zealand on a winner with Integrity
Creating Demand,
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron chose Laurie Collins Marine and their new Integrity Motor Yachts 380 Sedan as the host boat for the Team New Zealand welcome home tour of Auckland Harbour.... [more]
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Flamingo Bay not sold - and up for local charters
Jeni Bone,
The adventure ship Flamingo Bay was passed in at auction yesterday, despite the presence of several registered bidders among the 80 people who gathered at SYC for the event.... [more]
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AIMEX members shortlisted for Pacific Innovation Awards
AIMEX,
The Australian International Marine Export Group's (AIMEX) members represent Australia's world renowned innovative businesses in the Australian marine export sector.... [more]
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Gill North America partners with Antigua Sailing Week
Antigua Sailing Week,
Antigua Sailing Week is envied the world over for fantastic racing conditions. Surfing through some of the best sailing waters in the world in brilliant sunshine is every sailor's idea of paradise, but sunburn can seriously mess up your dreams.... [more]
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ICOMIA appoints new Technical Manager
ICOMIA,
The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) welcomes its newest member to the Secretariat. Patrick Hemp will with immediate effect take over as Technical Manager - representing ICOMIA on technical legislative and standardisation issues covering recreational craft, restricted range superyachts and equipment including marine engines.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2014 Accommodation Options
Kristie Kaighin,
Looking to book accommodation for Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2014? All the best properties book out early, so make sure you book soon to secure your preferred option. Also - book before the end of January and take advantage of our 10% Early Bird discount that we are offering on most properties!... [more]
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JEROS: the jellyfish juicer
Jeni Bone,
Scientists from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Daejeon, South Korea, have developed a 'jellyfish terminator' robot which ranges the ocean, detects the marine coelenterates and kills them.... [more]
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Australia's first Catana 59 set to redefine cruising standards
Multihull Solutions,
Australia experiences a radical shift in cruising expectations with the recent arrival of the first Catana 59.... [more]
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Seen at the Auckland On the Water Boat Show - Around the Stands
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World's camera did the rounds at the Auckland On The Water Boatshow, last Sunday. Here here we check out some of the stands... [more]
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Seen at the Auckland On the Water Boat Show - On the Marina - 3
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World's camera did the rounds at the Auckland On The Water Boatshow, last Sunday. Here is the third image gallery from afloat.... [more]
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Seen at the Auckland On the Water Boat Show - On the Marina - 2
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World's camera did the rounds at the Auckland On The Water Boatshow, last Sunday. Here is the second image gallery from ashore and afloat.... [more]
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Fire Destroys Marine Rescue Ulladulla
Ken McManus,
Marine Rescue Ulladulla will continue to provide its vital safety services for the local boating community, despite the destruction of the Unit's base by fire overnight.... [more]
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Events Clothing Annual Clearance Sale - this weekend - October 4-6
Claire Skellon,
ECome down and see us from Friday to Sunday (9am – 6pm) this weekend to get your hands on tee's, jackets, polo's, shorts, fleeces, wet weather gear and accessories for a fraction of the normal cost. Perfect timing for any last minute additions needed for the Coastal Classic or the summer sailing season. There is also a HUGE range of casual, corporate and sportswear as well as mixed boxes with... [more]
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Boaters in NSW gear up for the boating season
Transport for NSW,
The traditional start of the boating season kicks off with the arrival of the October long weekend. Holiday time, the warmer weather and the daylight saving hours that begin from early Sunday morning all support increased boating activity.... [more]
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Robalo appoints Matt and Caitlin Short for South Sydney
Dani Limback,
Robalo Australia and authorised NSW dealer, Family Boats have struck a surprise deal with Matt Short and daughter Caitlin Short to represent Robalo and Family Boats in Southern Sydney from their Marina at Yowie Bay on Port Hacking.... [more]
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Aussie USV unveiled at Pacific 2013
Steber International,
A combination of cutting edge technology and unrivalled marine manufacturing will culminate in the launch of a world class, Aussie-made unmanned surface vessel (USV) at the Pacific 2013 Defence Conference in Sydney.... [more]
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Business opportunities at METS 2013 - get in now!
AIMEX,
Renowned for its representation of high quality and innovative Australian products, the Australian Pavilion at METS is consistently the most sought-after stand AIMEX organises.... [more]
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International Fleet Review converges on Sydney
Jeni Bone,
The once in a life-time International Fleet Review is on this weekend in Sydney. IFR is a high profile international event and Navy's signature commemorative event for 2013.... [more]
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Eastsail celebrates 30th birthday with heavy investment
Tracey Porter,
High profile sailing and yacht charter group Eastsail will celebrate its 30th birthday with a significant capital investment aimed at introducing a new generation of sailors to its unique offering.... [more]
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Nautor's Swan opens office in Palma de Mallorca
Nautor's Swan,
Nautor's Swan is delighted to announce the opening of an office in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), one of the world's leading yachting destinations. Nautor's Swan – Mallorca International is an initiative led by Thomas Bohrer and Jan Oplnder of Nautor's Swan Germany – Austria... [more]
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New Insight Genesis single-tier subscription introduced
Andrew Golden,
Insight Genesis announced today a new single-tier, low-cost annual subscription featuring the most popular features of this premium map-making service. Following the successful launch and growing global adoption of Insight Genesis, the new subscription delivers more functionality and performance, as well as regular free-of-charge updates.... [more]
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Free map creator software available for Lowrance, Simrad NSS and B&G
Andrew Golden,
Navico, parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad Yachting and B&G brands — announced today its new Map Creator software that allows cartography enthusiasts to make their own maps.... [more]
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Bob Fisher, international speaker and raconteur
PPL,
TV presenter, author and all-round raconteur, Bob Fisher has just made it back from San Francisco following a 3-month assignment covering the amazing America's Cup come-back between Larry Ellison's Oracle Team USA and Emirates Team New Zealand.... [more]
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Radical shift expected with arrival of first Catana 59
Kate Elkington,
Australia is set to experience a radical shift in cruising expectations with the recent arrival of the first Catana 59. The remarkable new cruising catamaran will have its exclusive Australasian preview on Friday 4 October from 3pm until 5pm at the Royal Motor Yacht Squadron.... [more]
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Grand Pavois - Upturn reassures sailing professionals
Veronique Largeau,
This year's edition of Grand Pavois was a success in terms of the quantity of new products exhibited (more than 100 new boats exhibited out of the 550 boats present), the number of highlights which marked this year's event, and the overriding atmosphere.... [more]
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NMMA forecasts shutdown will impact boating industry
NMMA,
The National Marine Manufacturers Association says the US government shutdown could have 'a substantial impact on the recreational boating community' since it will result in the closing of all national parks and likely the loss of boating access to lakes run by the Army Corps of Engineers.... [more]
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Southampton Boat Show - RYA Active Marina Experience a huge success
Susie NationGrainger,
At the PSP Southampton Boat Show (13-22 September), the RYA Active Marina Experience proved once again to be a huge success with over 700 boaters picking up valuable tips, advice and practical experience... [more]
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Royal Australian Navy International Fleet Review - Tall ship rescue
Ken McManus,
Marine Rescue Batemans Bay volunteers have safely evacuated a seriously ill teenage naval cadet from a tall ship sailing north to join the International Fleet Review celebrations... [more]
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Port Hinchinbrook in liquidation limbo
Media Services,
The Queensland Government has been urged to help ensure the smooth sale of Port Hinchinbrook.... [more]
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Look for NZ-audited standard if buying a powerboat
NZ Marine,
In the wake of the 2013 Auckland On Water Boat Show in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour, industry experts remind those considering buying a new boat to look for vessels complying with the New Zealand audited boat building standard known as ‘CPC certified'.... [more]
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: October 8, 2013 - Debt ceiling looms
Collinson FX,
Collinson FX Market Commentary: October 8, 2013 -The USD was steady with the EUR trading 1.3575 and the GBP 1.6085. Commodities were mixed and the AUD traded 0.9435 while much of the Country was closed for Labour Day. The KIWI also experienced light trading and held near 0.8300. Watch US and European bonds for signals of danger during these political negotiations... [more]
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