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 19 Nov 2013
 
 

TetraMedia at METS, AIMEX too, SCIBS new site, Green dream boat

Flood, fire, drought - this is Australia. If you're mopping up, filling out insurance claims on the hail damage to boats and vehicles, or still dry, dusty and fearing fire, we hope this week's batch of news, reviews and features provides some distraction from a crazy start to the Australian spring/summer.

AIMEX at METS  AIMEX ©

We cover all the upcoming local and international boat shows, with previews of the 2013 METS which starts tomorrow in Amsterdam, with a flotilla of Australian and NZ companies on show with their innovations and world-class concepts, services and products, and still others trawling the halls in search of the next big boating thing.

The Publisher of MBW and Sail-World (among others), Rob Kothe, is on the ground at METS, meeting the world's major brands and innovators and discussing expanded advertising across the global sites which make TetraMedia the largest marine media network in the world. Look out for reports fresh from METS over the next few days.

AIMEX Directory  AIMEX ©
Leading the charge at METS is AIMEX, for the first time launching the 2014 Australian Marine Export Industry Directory at the world's premier marine trade exhibition.

The annual printed publication is distributed globally and is available in a fully interactive digital format. Check it out here www.aimex.asn.au and order your copy.

Then there's the entirely revamped Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show website, which delivers streamlined online application for exhibitors, all the info about the 2014 show and your own personal, editable registration in a section called 'My SCIBS'.

Sanctuary Cove's head of events, Johan Hasser indicated key priorities were registering, booking space and ease of access to information and resources. He said the new site was a 'one stop shop for the exhibitor, with all the information about the show available just one or two clicks away.'

Then there's all the latest news, image galleries and clips from previous events, plus tabs to connect with Facebook, YouTube or Twitter.

Besides all that, it looks incredible, and certainly places this major international event among its peers, including Cannes, Monaco and Miami.
SCIBS new website  Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show


Various products are launching in time for summer, plenty of new models, gear and gadgets, as well as something to inspire the enviro-crew - the green, floating, nearly zero-hullprint Uboat, the brainchild of a NASA intern who looked to the world's waterways for a solution to urban sprawl and sustainable living.

Uboat floating home  .. ©
You won't be able to place your order just yet, but one day, when our cities are choked, we may find the Uboat the ideal live aboard option.

Enough for now, many more stories and features to come. Take care on the water, and on land, whatever the forecast in your neck of the woods, or bay.

Have a great, safe and productive week!


Jeni Bone, editor



Australians to showcase innovation at METS 2013
AIMEX,
The Australian exhibitors at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in 2013 will continue to showcase world class quality and innovative products.... [more]
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Kiwi design and technology on show at METS
Kate Gordon-Smith,
This week's Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam features a range of New Zealand-designed and manufactured marine products, ranging from a new high-tech fibre used for sail-making to inflatable spinnaker retrieval systems and a weight-saving, carbon fibre torsional headstay.... [more]
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2014 Australian Marine Industry Directory to launch at METS
AIMEX,
The Australian Industry Marine Export Group (AIMEX) is for the first time ever launching their annual publication, the Australian Marine Export Industry Directory, at METS on November 19 in Amsterdam.... [more]
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New SCIBS website one-stop shop for exhibitors
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,
The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) team has unveiled a new-look website ahead of the 2014 Show, in a bid to improve functionality and ease of use for exhibitors, visitors and sponsors.... [more]
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Uboat living - sustainability afloat
Jeni Bone,
For the green at heart, looking to live off-grid in a self-sufficient, sustainable home, on the water - this is your dream boat!... [more]
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Navigating the New ISO Standards
Dryad Maritime,
Dryad Maritime Intelligence, the UK's leading maritime intelligence provider, has issued clear guidance on the latest framework of standards to be issued by the maritime security industry.... [more]
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Deputy Premier fuels growth in recreational boating industry
BIA Vic,
The Boating Industry Association of Victoria has applauded the State Coalition Government on the opening of a new on-water boat refuelling facility at Bullock Island, Lakes Entrance.... [more]
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OEDA AGM announces changes and achievements
Lindsay Grenfell,
The Outboard Engine Distributors Association (OEDA) which represents in excess of 70% of all outboards sold in Australia held its Annual General Meeting recently.... [more]
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Hawkesbury Marine Rescue opts for Verado reliability
Jonathan Revitt,
Boaters, skiers and swimmers will enjoy the Hawkesbury River in greater safety this summer, thanks to the new Verado-powered patrol boat operated by the region's Marine Rescue Unit.... [more]
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Skis set to surf their way along the east coast for the kids
Propel PR,
Over 50 Personal Water Crafts (PWC) have already signed up to the 2014 ‘Ride the Tide' Yamaha Variety Jet Trek - an adrenalin-packed adventure that kick starts next February.... [more]
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Gill signs on as naming rights sponsor to Melges 24 World Championship
Gill Marine Media,
With entries pouring in from around the World, the forthcoming Melges 24 World Championship received an extra boost recently with the signing on of leading technical sailing clothing brand, Gill as the naming rights sponsor for the World Championship set to be held at Geelong Victoria in January 2014.... [more]
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Kiwi innovation recognised at world's largest marine trade expo
Kate Gordon-Smith,
New Zealand Marine Export Group members Fastmount and Doyle Sails NZ have been nominated for this year's DAME Design Awards METS competition, the world's most prestigious design competition for new marine equipment and accessories.... [more]
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Super stock run-out on company demo catamarans
Multihull Solutions,
Christmas has come early for those cruising the multihull market for a superb bargain on a new boat.... [more]
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: November 16, 2013 - ANZAC gains
Collinson FX,
Collinson FX Market Commentary: November 16, 2013 - Equity Markets continued to break new ground with assurances from the Fed nominee, Janet Yellen, that QE Infinity will continue for the forseeable future. Interest rates will continue to be kept at unnaturally low levels to prime the pump of the US economy. The continued flood of liquidity pours into equities and undermines the Dollar.... [more]
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Marine station Tascoast Radio to change its operations
Alastair Douglas,
The marine station Tascoast Radio operated by The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania is to change its operations due to the impact of various technological advancements.... [more]
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Queensland Yacht Charters appoints a world-class sailing professional
Telltale Communications,
Queensland Yacht Charters, the company fulfilling your dream to sail in the Whitsundays, has appointed another world-class sailing professional to head up its operations team in the Whitsundays.... [more]
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Quantum Sails – Keep your $100 notes in your pocket (Pt II)
John Curnow,
We're back with Quantum Australasia's Carl Crafoord, who is keen to show all sailors how to avoid spending too much time in the cold shower, tearing up $100 notes. In this second instalment of Quantum Sails – Keep your $100 notes in your pocket, we get to hear about some of his pet loves and hates.... [more]
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RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show - Tickets available for 2014 edition + Video
Emma Slater,
Tickets are now available for the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2014, the only show in the world dedicated exclusively to all things dinghy sailing and showcasing all that's great about British dinghy sailing.... [more]
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Pick up a copy of the RYA Rigging Handbook by Alan Barwell
Emma Slater,
There is still time to pick up a copy of the RYA Rigging Handbook by Alan Barwell and be in with a chance of winning a fantastic one week flotilla holiday courtesy of Sailing Holidays Ltd.... [more]
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EUROSAF supports major change in Elite sailing
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,
A very significant restructure proposal designed to change the nature of Olympic class sailing competitions at all levels is being presented to the ISAF Council this week in Muscat, Oman. This proposal, if accepted will have a major impact on the current Olympic Class World Championships which would be completely reorganised. The largest group of sailing nations affected by these changes will... [more]
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SSS Bluebottle: for dirty, dull and dangerous missions
Solar Sailor,
SolarSailor and innovative NSW boat builder Steber International recently launched their new range of revolutionary unmanned surface vessels (USVs) called ‘Bluebottles' at Pacific 2013, coinciding with the 100th Anniversary of the Australian Navy.... [more]
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GME Summer Bonus Packs - ideal for Christmas!
GME,
GME has launched two great Summer Bonus Packs for sale in the lead-up to Christmas which a sure to be on many a boat owner's wish list.... [more]
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