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 20 Nov 2012
 
 

Marine Parks declared, NZ Millennium Cup boost, Harbour heliport

A mixed bag of news this week from every level of industry, in Australia, NZ, Asia and the rest of this wide blue boating world.

Marine Park Zones  .. ©


Of course, of most significance, the proclamation of the network of marine parks around the continent by Environment Minister Tony Burke, covering more than 2.3 million square km of ocean.

The National Seafood industry Alliance and other bodies representing recreational and commercial have put their cases forward and are hopeful of negotiating with the Minister on the compensation packages for those businesses impacted by the changes.

We will keep up with all the views and developments, so send us your own experiences and responses to the newly declared marine park zones.

A couple of interesting features this week – the first, welcoming a new heliport to Sydney Harbour, catering to a boom in cruising, yachting and international visitors to the Harbour City and making business and tourism more accessible.

Helipad asset on Sydney Harbour  .. ©


The other, which is an indication of the rising interest in boating in Asia, is the start of works on the Philippines most significant project for decades – Alphaland Marina Club. The marina consultant/designer behind the project, Joe Goddard, will no doubt be well known by many Australian, NZ and UAE readers. Here, he provides a unique overview of what he predicts will be a major yachting hub in Asia.

Alphaland Marina Club in Manila.  .. ©


In Auckland, the marine industry and broader community are anticipating the flow on of benefits from the 2013 NZ Millennium Cup, to be sailed on the waters of the Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf. International research shows, while here, the fleet will make a very significant contribution to the economy both in terms of revenue from the event and in long-term investment in tourism and trade.

Auckland Viaduct will welcome superyachts, their crews and visitors for the 2013 NZ Millennium Cup.  Clive Bennett


Ellie Brade, editor of Superyacht Intelligence and Pacific Editor at the highly-respected The Superyacht Group said: 'New Zealand has a sterling reputation as a superyacht construction, refit and cruising destination', a reputation that is enhanced by events of the stature of the NZ Millennium Cup. In 2010, superyachts contributed €24bn to the global economy. New Zealand is attuned to the trend and catering to this lucrative segment - and they are forerunners in innovating and adapting to meet the demands and pique the interest of this discerning market.

Plenty more, including product launches, Christmas offers and snippets from brands and boating identities the worldover.

Thank you for your emails and contributions. Please keep them flowing over the holidays.
Until next week, happy boating!


Jeni Bone, editor



Australian Marine Reserves proclaimed
Jeni Bone,
Australia's proposed marine reserves have been proclaimed and will be law from midnight tonight, spanning about 2.3 million kilometres of ocean, complete with a $100 million fund to buy out affected commercial enterprises.... [more]
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Qld marine industry disappointed - Coral Sea Marine Reserve decision
Marine Queensland,
Marine Queensland today expressed extreme disappointment with the announcement of a marine reserve for the Coral Sea.... [more]
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The Brisbane Boat Show Returns to the RNA Showgrounds in 2013
Marine Queensland,
Marine Queensland is excited to reveal a new venue for the 2013 Brisbane Boat Show. From the fifth to the eighth of September 2013 the Brisbane Boat Show will return to the city's iconic RNA Showgrounds, taking advantage of new facilities as part of the venue's redevelopment.... [more]
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Awards to recognise Marina Boat Yard and Boat Broker
MIA,
The Marina Industry Association (MIA) has further expanded the number of categories in its industry awards that are conducted every two years.... [more]
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Alphaland Marina Club to position Manila as boating hub
Jeni Bone,
Work has commenced on what is hailed as the most significant project in The Philippines in more than 20 years – the Alphaland Marina Club.... [more]
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Make your own map with Insight Genesis
Estelle Baldry - Navico,
Lowrance, a world-leading brand in marine electronics, has announced a revolutionary personal map generation tool, Insight Genesis™. Insight Genesis is a powerful online service, which empowers boaters to create custom contour maps of their favourite fishing and boating grounds.... [more]
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Sydney Harbour to welcome helipad from December
Jeni Bone,
A floating heliport designed will open on Sydney harbour next month, aiming to attract tourists and become 'a more convenient way of getting to the CBD from the airport for business executives'.... [more]
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Legal action could follow two year ban on super trawler
Media Services,
Super trawler operator Seafish Tasmania says it is considering possible legal action in response to the federal government's two-year ban on Abel Tasman, formerly FV Margiris.... [more]
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Australia's recreational anglers urge caution on super trawler
ARFF,
The Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation (ARFF), the newly formed peak body representing Australia's 5 million recreational fishers has asked the Federal Government for caution in approving applications for the 140 metre super fish factory the FV Margiris to fish Australia's waters.... [more]
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New Maritimo M58 - a real head turner
Promedia,
Australian luxury boat manufacturer Maritimo made a strategic decision late last year to re-focus on its core strengths and to design and release a totally new range of high performance luxury motoryachts and it has paid off in spades.... [more]
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Economic benefits set to flow to NZ from luxury yacht regatta
Amy Welch,
When a fleet of luxury superyachts sail into Auckland next February they are likely to bring with them a hefty economic boost for both the New Zealand marine industry and the city as a whole.... [more]
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Multiple delegate registration incentive for Marine13
Marine13,
In response to strong support from the boating, marinas and boating safety sectors for the expansive program of the Marine13 International Conference and Exhibition, the Marine13 Organising Committee is pleased to announce a multiple-delegate registration initiative.... [more]
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Bavaria Vitress 420 receives Nautical Design Award from ADI
Jenni Dickson,
German yacht maker Bavaria added another major award to its long list of recognitions after its latest boat, the Bavaria Vitress 420 motor yacht, received the Nautical Design Award 2012 from the International Association of Industrial Design (ADI).... [more]
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Waterspout or Tornado + Video
Lou Ramon Aguila,
You wouldn't want to be sailing out there. A homemade video of a gigantic waterspout spiraling close off the coast of NSW's south coast yesterday has become a hit in the Internet, generating roughly 137,000 viewers just hours since it was uploaded on Youtube.... [more]
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eyachts introduce the Greenline Ocean Class 70
eyachts,
eyachts, the Australian importer for the Greenline Hybrid range is delighted to introduce the first transoceanic hybrid, the Greenline 70. The Ocean Class 70's Super displacement hull, hybrid capacity, solar T-top technology and GreenPad application place this motor yacht in a unique class.... [more]
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Breaking down Maritime borders for commercial vessels
Minister for Roads and Ports Duncan Gay,
Minister for Roads and Ports Duncan Gay says new laws have passed Parliament which will bring NSW under a national system for commercial vessels.... [more]
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Brig inflatables make a bigger splash in WA
Harbourside Media,
The popularity of Brig inflatables in Western Australia has prompted the move to larger premises. Based in Fremantle, the new operation will be known as Sirocco Marine West and forms an expansion of the Sirocco Marine national network.... [more]
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A First for Beneteau and Vicsail
Creating Demand,
November is shaping up to be a big month for Beneteau, Vicsail and the Beneteau owners of Australia. In a first for Beneteau, and on behalf of the national Beneteau Dealer Network, Vicsail and the Middle Harbour Yacht Club will host the inaugural Beneteau First 40 National Championships to be held on the 24th and 25th of Novembe.... [more]
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: November 17, 2012 - Deal on Cliff?
Collinson FX,
Collinson FX Market Commentary: November 17, 2012 - US markets rallied to close a miserable week with the prospect of a deal on the 'Fiscal Cliff'. Speaker Boehner commented that talks between Congress and the President were constructive and had hopes of a resolution.... [more]
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Kialoa US-1: Dare to Win - sailing with Jim Kilroy + Video
Peter Allison,
The autobiography, Kialoa US-1: Dare to Win, written by Jim Kilroy is an absorbing account of a truly remarkable life of a man and his yachts. In this the first of a two part feature a Kialoa crew member, Peter Allison reviews the book Kialoa US-1: Dare to Win, and then gives a personal perspective on what it was like to be a member of one of the great sailing teams and times during the Kialoa dyn... [more]
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Sailing Clinic - Racing Tactics & Strategy - Wednesday 21st Nov 2012
Pip Lodder,
Quantum's Carl Crafoord & Brent Fowler will present an evening seminar on Racing Tactics & Strategy, to help you kick off your summer season of sailing.... [more]
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Exposure Marine launches new light range at METS
Liz Rushall,
Exposure Marine are making their debut at METS 2012 with their striking new range of compact, high power, lightweight, rechargeable lights, designed to take personal safety to new levels and to protect night vision afloat. World champion solo sailor Mike Golding has chosen Exposure Marine's lights for his fourth Vendee Globe Race.... [more]
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Crewsaver expands dinghy range with clothing, safety kit and luggage
Mike Shepherd,
Crewsaver is pleased to announce the launch of a range of new clothing, safety kit and luggage designed for dinghy sailors. With over five decades of expertise in manufacturing quality equipment, Crewsaver prides itself on its thorough research and development system, which results in designing dinghy products that sailors really want to use.... [more]
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Crewsaver expands comprehensive range with launch of new safety kit
Mike Shepherd,
Crewsaver is happy to announce the launch of a collection of quality safety kits for the leisure boat market. With over five decades of expertise in manufacturing marine safety equipment, Crewsaver prides itself on its thorough research and development process, which underpins these latest additions comprising the Horseshoe Buoy, Lifeline, Rescue Sling and Throwing Strop.... [more]
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Helly Hansen joins Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship
Matt McGrath,
Leading water sports and technical apparel supplier, Helly Hansen, is pleased to join the Middle Harbour Yacht Club as the major sponsor of the 35th annual Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship in 2012.... [more]
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Simrad Yachting debuts RS35 VHF/AIS Radio and Wireless Handset
Andrew Golden,
Simrad Yachting — a world leader in the design and manufacture of professional-performance marine navigation, autopilots, communications and fish-finding systems — have today announced its new RS35 fixed-mount, Digital Selective Calling (DSC) VHF radio and HS35 Wireless Handset.... [more]
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Lowrance announces Link-8 Fixed-Mount VHF
Andrew Golden,
Lowrance, a world-leading brand in marine electronics since 1957 and GPS navigational systems since 1992 — have today announced its new fixed-mount, 25-watt Digital Selective Calling (DSC) VHF radio, the Lowrance Link-8. Equipped to receive Automatic Identification System (AIS) vessel data, the new VHF has an NMEA 2000® interface and is Class D compliant for worldwide use.... [more]
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A slick new look for the Burke Wetsuit Boot and Sneaker
Burke Marine,
The new Burke Wetsuit Boot and Sneaker range has just hit the market with a slick new look. On first inspection, the range certainly catches the eye with its new, sleek jet black/carbon colour scheme and panelling. But like all great products, this new range remains true to its core, high performance features that have made it a mainstay around Australian waters.... [more]
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Production of World's first high-speed sports amphibian begins
AutoCom Associates,
The GIBBS Quadski, the world's first high-speed sports amphibian, has gone into production at a new 54,000-square-foot Detroit-area assembly plant in the US.... [more]
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Deep Blue Electric Outboard by Torqeedo wins DAME Award
METS/Sail-World Cruising,
METS, the world's largest trade show of the international marine leisure industry. on now in Amsterdam, has just announced the winners of their annual DAME Design Awards. The overall winner of the Award for 2012 is the Deep Blue Electric Outboard by Torqeedo, of Germany, announced by the DAME jury today at the start of the show.... [more]
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Exhibit at Marine13 for access to the Australasia market
Marine13,
Australia's first international marine industry trade show, to be held 28-30 April 2013 in Sydney, presents an outstanding opportunity to showcase your company, products and services to a high-profile audience as part of the Marine13 International Marine Conference and Exhibition.... [more]
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Death of a Town: Marine Park's 'devastating' impact on Batemans Bay
Jeni Bone,
Esmay Hropic is the face of marine parks' impact on our commercial fishing and prawning industry. Her entire town, Batemans Bay on the NSW south coast, is in crisis – and that's not too extreme a word for it.... [more]
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