Here we go again, as someone once said.
Well, someone once said it, surely?
Anyway, we do have plenty of news to occupy you over the next day or three.
Not here to turn you green with envy, but take a look at a couple of superyachts in this issue – talk about how the other half live!
One is an absolutely magical creation from Trinity Yachts, in the US of A named ‘Carpe Diem' (if you're wondering what that means, read on), the other a grand lady from Taiwan named ‘Masteka 2' set to go to auction right here on the Queensland Gold Coast.
|'Carpe Diem', Trinity Yachts' latest masterpiece showing her style. supplied .|
I guarantee these two will make you wish you had a multi-million dollar bank account.
For local boaters, and by local I mean those voyaging off the New South Wales coast, take heed, NSW Maritime warns big seas rolling in will be there at least until Sunday.
Today (Thursday, May 12), the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show opens its doors and we're looking forward to hearing how the industry is faring across the ditch, otherwise known as the Tasman Sea.
On a more humorous note, we reveal the top ten most popular boat names in the United States, and I must confess I was not all that impressed.
I found few really funny, though some were to the point.
My personal favourite was on a big Sea Ray on Sydney Harbour a few years back; it was named ‘She got the House'.
Oh well, to each his own.
Down south, in Australia's 1 city, Sydney, the Boating Industry Association of NSW has elected a brand new president in the form of marina owner Darren Vaux.
I'll be meeting with Darren when I hit that town for the Sydney International Boat Show (July 28 – August 1) and hope to bring a revealing interview with him to these pages.
While mentioning boat shows, next week is Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show time; will we be there?
Oh boy, you better believe it!
No one visiting the show will miss the Marine Business World marquee and somewhere within the vast edifice editor Jeni Bone will be holding court and acknowledging her subjects.
Well, at least Rob Kothe (editor, Sail-World) and I can take solace in having the names of our sites receiving almost (only almost) equal billing.
Don't be shy, if you're at the show, stop by and say hello.
But only if you've finished reading this edition.
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