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 05 Apr 2011
 
 

New fuel facility for Sydney Harbour, acid oceans, Singapore strategy

As the season changes here in the southern hem (and the north, of course) we are enjoying ideal boating weather. The shows are beginning in ernest, with the countdown well and truly on for Sanctuary Cove and Sydney.

South-east Queenslanders are looking forward to the Marine Qld Brisbane Tinnie & Tackle Show this weekend at the RNA Showgrounds (with the 4x4 show thrown in as a bonus!), which will be fun for all families, including mine. Yes, we are going to introduce number one son to the delights of rod and reel. He has already savoured the thrill of landing his first catch, and now, he's hooked!

Alex "first blood" Bone and his prize catch!  Jeni Bone

This week, another varied array of stories from every corner of the world - AIMEX has announced the judging panel for this year's Club Marine Australian Marine Industry Export Awards, Sydney boaters will be glad of the new, state-of-the-art Bailey Marine fuel facility opening this Thursday, there's plenty of Climate Change discussion going on in Cairns that is covering the acidification of our oceans, Humminbird has a new 'intuitive' site, and we cover the usual gamut of new products, launches and events.

Please keep sending stories, leads and suggestions, as they are all valued.

Have a great week!


Jeni Bone, editor



AIMEX announces 2011 Export Awards Judging Panel
AIMEX,
The Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) has announced the judging panel for the 2011 Club Marine Australian Marine Industry Export Awards.... [more]
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Major fuel facility in Sydney for recreational and commercial boaters
Peter Pembroke,
Baileys Marine, Australia's leading independent supplier of fuel services for the marine industry, will this week open its brand new state of the art fuel facility at White Bay 6 on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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Singapore Yacht Show to showcase superyacht lifestyle
Jeni Bone,
This Friday, the inaugural Singapore Yacht Show will open, running 8-10 April at the exclusive ONEĀ°15 Marina Club in Sentosa Cove.... [more]
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Shock & Oar clothing on the up and up
Shock & Oar,
Australian clothing brand Shock and Oar has recorded a 113% month over month sales increase for February 2011 compared to February 2010.... [more]
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Dealing with the ‘evil twin' of climate change: ocean acidification
Jeni Bone,
Ocean acidification (where the water becomes more acidic) is often called 'the evil twin of climate change' and is considered by many to be as great a problem as increasing temperatures. Global experts have gathered in Cairns, Queensland - just a short boatride from the Great Barrier Reef - to bring the world's attention to the science of Climate Change at 'Greenhouse 2011', 4-8 April.... [more]
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BLA launches new Humminbird website
BLA,
BLA has flicked live its new Humminbird website www.humminbird.com.au – complete with intuitive and informative product video footage and online Humminbird member community.... [more]
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Virbac-Paprec 3 wins the Barcelona World Race with Southern Spars
Southern Spars Media,
Southern Spars would like to acknowledge the outstanding performance of skippers Jean-Pierre Dick and Loick Peyron, as Virbac-Paprec 3 crosses the finish line for the team's second back-to-back win in the double-handed Barcelona World Race. Southern Spars supplied the mast and EC6 Continuous rigging for Virbac-Paprec 3... [more]
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RYA responds to proposed modernisation of Coastguard service
Emma Slater,
In its response to the MCA's consultation paper regarding the modernisation of the Coastguard service the RYA has made it absolutely clear that its principle concern is to ensure that all Coastguard services that are currently delivered, including search and rescue, provision of maritime safety information and VHF voice communication, continue at the same level and indeed are improved.... [more]
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Formula 1 Grand Prix champion Fernando Alonso relaxes in Queensland
Rob Mundle,
Just days after competing in the recent Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, two-time world champion, Fernando Alonso enjoyed driving a different course, this time at Hamilton Island Golf Club... [more]
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Dubai International Boat Show sales top AED 1 Billion
DWTC,
Dubai International Boat Show rounded off a week of records with exhibitors' sales expected to reach AED 1 billion as a direct result of the show.... [more]
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Journey to the centre of the Earth begins at sea
Jeni Bone,
A pair of scientists are about to embark on a world-first mission to find out what's under the Earth's crust. Dr Damon Teagle, a geologist at the National Oceanography Centre at the University of Southampton, and Dr Benoit Ildefonse from Montpellier University in France, are leading a team which will aim to drill through more than eight kilometres of solid rock in the Pacific Ocean.... [more]
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Princess offers bespoke experience at 2011 Sanctuary Cove Boat Show
Creating Demand,
Alan Paterson and the team from Princess Yachts Australia will be offering their owners and invited guests a truly relaxing and enjoyable experience during the 2011 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.... [more]
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Gulf Craft makes impact in address to industry
The Mansell Agency,
Erwin Bamps, COO of Gulf Craft, opened the Middle East Superyacht Briefing on 24 March 2011 as the first speaker at the industry seminar, with a speech entitled ‘Superyachting Redefined – an Industry Perspective from the Gulf'.... [more]
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Sydney's bull shark heads north for the winter
Industry & Investment NSW,
A 2.5 metre bull shark tagged by Industry & Investment NSW (I&I NSW) researchers in Sydney Harbour has travelled over 5000 kilometres to locations as far as Lady Elliot Island and Townsville... [more]
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Heavy fines for illegal fishing
Department of Primary Industries,
Three Melbourne men have been convicted and fined thousands of dollars for illegal fishing in northeast Victoria.... [more]
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NSW Maritime Advisory - Scuttling of Ex-HMAS Adelaide
NSW Maritime,
Strict boating safety controls will apply for the April 13 scuttling of the Ex-HMAS Adelaide off Avoca Beach on the Central Coast. The decommissioned Australian Navy escort frigate will be towed from Sydney to a position off Avoca Beach, where it will be scuttled, subject to weather conditions.... [more]
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Ensign Ship Brokers debut Beneteau First 30 at Sanctuary Cove
Ensign Ship Brokers,
Ensign Ship Brokers are bringing a beauty to this year's Sanctuary Cove International Boat show, with the new release Beneteau First 30 yacht on debut in Australia.... [more]
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Mine's bigger - the world's largest line.
Ken Quant/Sail-World Cruising,
The phrase 'Mine's bigger' was never truer. A US company has recently produced the world's largest rope, designed to make your heaviest mainsheet look like a piece of sewing cotton.... [more]
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Legendary charter boat business on the market
Bob Wonders,
Bull's Cruisers, 58-years of history up for sale. It dispenses more than 370,000-litres of diesel and gasoline annually, to both commercial and recreational boaters and not only presents as an appealing and lucrative business, but a desirable lifestyle to boot.... [more]
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Exciting opening planned for Maritimo Adelaide
Bob Wonders,
'Casino Royale' theme for gala opening. Maritimo CEO Bill Barry-Cotter will be on hand to officiate at the opening and will welcome the arrival of boat 1, a Maritimo 440 Offshore Convertible.... [more]
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Streaker is Quintrex Australian Dealer of the Year 2011
Bob Carter,
After being appointed as an authorised Quintrex dealer just six years ago, Streaker Boats has skyrocketed to the top of the dealer ladder to be named as the Australian Dealer of the Year for 2010 / 2011.... [more]
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Qld Fishing bans hurt industry: Sunfish favours consultation
Media Services,
The recreational fishing group Sunfish says it hopes the Queensland Government takes on board its concerns about proposed new rocky reef fin fish laws, as the six week moratorium on snapper fishing in Queensland expired today.... [more]
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YOTI to sell Sydney Hobart winner Secret Mens Business 3.5
John Cowpe,
Following a string of high profile transactions, leading Yacht Brokerage 'YOTI' has been chosen as exclusive agents in the sale of Sydney to Hobart winner 'Secret Mens Business 3.5' in the Austalian market.... [more]
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Hayman Great Barrier Reef - own your own piece of paradise
Jeni Bone,
Long the enclave of discerning couples, families and its fair share of celebrities – among them Nicole Kidman, Chris Isaak, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Bill Gates and Rupert Murdoch – Hayman can be yours, for investment or forever. Hayman has introduced beautiful new Beach Villas in the resort and is also offering a selection of exclusive properties for purchase for the first time on the island.... [more]
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Honda Over The Top Expedition to fight prostate cancer
Sandman PR,
Honda Over The Top Expedition - A first for Australia will be attempted by two brothers who will be travelling around Australia's harsh coastline in a ‘rubber ducky' for more than 9500km to go ‘over the top' to raise funds and awareness to fight the growing incidence of prostate cancer.... [more]
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Aussie exporters adamant - high dollar hurts sales
Media Services,
Six out of 10 exporters believe a high Australian dollar is hurting their sales, a survey released by the Australian Institute of Export shows.... [more]
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Korea International Boat Show focuses on business of boating
KOTRA,
The 2011 Korea International Boat Show is expected to be renewed as an industry event, focusing on creating what it calls 'actual business'.... [more]
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Aussie dollar motivates online shoppers - in all categories
Jeni Bone,
The Aussie dollar hit an all-time, post-float high this week - hovering around $1.02 - largely driven by 'risk sentiment trends' in market circles and a firm correlation with the MSCI World Stock Index.... [more]
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Marina of the Year Award finalists announced
MIAA,
Finalists in the Club Marine MIAA Marina of the Year Awards have recently been judged. The Awards recognise excellence in the provision of marina services, facilities and operations.... [more]
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