sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Melbourne Boat Show comes in from the cold

Melbourne Boat Show comes in from the cold

'Melbourne Boat show'    BIA VIC

With a new date and plush venue, confidence is warming up for Melbourne Boat Show which started today.

Some people still shudder at the memory of Melbourne Boat Show when it was held in the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens … shudder with cold that is. Held in the dark of winter, a frosty breeze would whistle through the halls and hardy punters would have to don their beanies and mittens to go and look at boats.

But now, fortunately, there’s ‘Jeff’s Shed’ – as the palatial Melbourne Exhibition Centre at Southbank – is known, as well as a new date.

The show runs from today till June 13, encompassing the Queens Birthday weekend. It hasn’t changed the weather, however, with lows of around six degrees being forecast.

According to BIA Victoria general manager Clyde Batty, the venue will be packed to the rafters with an exciting array of cutting-edge models and the latest marine technology.

Melbourne based Streaker Boats will be showing a variety of new vessels including the Streaker 5250 Sports model, which desiger Leon Savage describes as ‘a good, honest boat that will serve families exceptionally well for many, many years.’

It’s rated to carry six adults and features a carpeted cockpit and a roomy rear lounge, complemented by a walk-through windscreen. Standard items include a bimini, marine stereo, navigation lights, bilge pump, boarding ladder, bait board and ski pole.

Packaged with a Yamaha 130hp V4 Saltwater series oil-injected outboard it comes in at under $45,000.
Streaker will also be showcasing the Raptor at the Melbourne Show, a pocket rocket with a 200hp Mercury OptiMax Sport Jet in its belly. Although small in length (4.4m) it can seat three while reaching speeds in excess of 90 km/h.

If you’re toes are curling up at the thought of icy cold water, you’ll be interested in the Boatcatch, a coupling device that allows boat owners to launch or retrieve a boat onto its trailer without setting foot on the boat ramp. A sliding pin secures the boat on the trailer until the hull is in the water and the engine is started. A tug on a pull-cord releases the boat so the driver can depart. On return, the skipper simply drives up the trailer and the pin mechanism will automatically fasten the boat.

Designer Greg Staples was a professional abalone diver who towed a 23-foot Edencraft Formula over 12,000 miles yearly and launched everywhere from surf beaches to ramps.

‘For me, saving time on the water meant more money in my pocket, but for the recreational boater the device means having more time on the water.’

Show visitors can expect to see the latest in sounders, GPS/chartplotters, LED lighting and marine sound systems as they stroll the halls.

Crowds at the Melbourne Boat show -  BIA VIC?nid=84503

GME will have the G-Series navigation and fish finder units, including a chart plotter, fisher finder and combo unit all with a 5.6 inch colour display, as well as the G-Com handheld waterproof VHF radio and the GD9600 DVD/CD marine stereo system.

Mark Harnett of Lowrance and Simrad will be conducting a Q&A session on interpreting sonar and electronics, covering equipment such as sounders, GPS, autopilot, VHF and engine integration.

Additional sessions will be held on lure fishing, boating guides and destination fishing by Parks Victoria, understanding how to use your fish finder, and importantly, new regulations presented by the Victorian Water Police Squad.

NSW Maritime staff will work closely with the Marine Safety Victoria team to promote safe boating.

NSW Maritime acting regional manager Steve Brown said the joint efforts of both agencies were important in improving safety on the Murray River.

‘Promoting safe and responsible boating is the focus, especially when it comes to wakeboarding, water-skiing, speed, wash and towing issues,’ he said.

‘A large number of people who go boating on the Murray are from Victoria so the joint approach of both the NSW and Victorian agencies is an important safety partnership.

‘Between 1 December 2009 and 13 February 2010, four fatal boating accidents and seven serious injuries occurred on the Murray River.’

A plan to improve safety on the Murray River is now underway. Key safety messsages to be promoted at Melbourne Boat Show include prop strike prevention, towing safety tips, responsible boating tips and the new lifejacket rules in NSW.

On the entertainment front, meanwhile, there’ll be Flathead Fred’s Fun Fishin’ Show for kids, Yahama Super (fish) Tank, cooking demonstrations with Club Marine and much more.

Open:
10am - 9pm every day except Sunday 12th, 10am - 7pm
Admission:
Admission Prices Online $25.00 - 2 Day Pass (Only available online)
$15.00 - Adult (1 Day Pass)
$10.00 - Concession (1 Day Pass)
$2.00 - Children under 16 (Must be accompanied by an adult)
FREE - Children under 5 (Must be accompanied by an adult)


Melbourne Boat Show website




by Mark Rothfield

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=84503

12:55 AM Thu 9 Jun 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

08 May 2014  Bonus Packs from GME in time for Boat Show season
02 May 2014  New GPS equipped EPIRB from GME ensures faster location
24 Dec 2013  GME announces sponsorship of Team Ragamuffin
08 Dec 2013  GME launches the GX800 and GX850 handheld VHF marine radios
12 Nov 2013  GME launches ET100 Waterproof Emergency Torch
12 Nov 2013  GME Summer Bonus Packs - ideal for Christmas!
02 Jul 2013  GME releases marine multimedia entertainment system: the G.Dek
02 Mar 2013  GME Launches NEW GX600A VHF Bonus Pack
17 Jan 2013  Australian Maritime Safety Authority selects GME PLBs
08 Jan 2013  GME unveils latest powerful antenna - AE3000
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World







Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Final race to decide champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,








Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do by Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,




Volvo Ocean Race: Update from Team Vestas Wind in images by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,








Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2 by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,
























Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,
















Transatlantic Race - Fleet expanded for 2015 edition
IFDS World Championship overall
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi finishes second - Extreme Sailing Series
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2
2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda
2nd Annual Keith Dinsmoor Regatta September 13-14
Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing
PWA Alacati World Cup - First blood to Van Der Steen and Offringa
Oakcliff Sailing hosts the Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Nationals + Video
International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic
Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club?
Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay
International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for boys
Rio de Janeiro achieves 50% treatment of sewage outflow *Feature
2014 AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Event memorable videos
2014 18' Skiff Int Regatta: Day 1 at San Francisco - Reversal on beach
Emirates Team NZ: Last race boost cannot save team from table bottom
PWA Alacati World Cup - Furious slalom is upon us
J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe!   
J/24 US National Championship - Victory for Will Welles’ Cougar   
Extreme Sailing Series: View the Final Day's action - Replay   
NYYC Grandmasters Team Race - Reign continues for Noroton Yacht Club   
WSSR announces new World Record Around Britain and Ireland   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final day photos by Tim Wilkes   
2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins   
Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 -Images by George Bekris   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final report: USA qualifies for Rio 2016   
Extreme Sailing Series: Absent With-Out Leave – Ben Ainslie Racing   
2014 IFDS World Championship - New champions claim medals   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes   
Shark World Championships underway in Toronto   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3   
Formula Kite World Championships - Nocher and Bridge crowned Champions   
Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff   
Extreme Sailing Series: Light winds help The Wave Muscat - Day 3   
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act five - Absent without leave – the wind   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Images: Race day five   
Herreshoff Classic Regatta 2014 - Images by Ingrid Abery   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT