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Boatyards and their liability - can they contract it away? By Des Ryan, 9:34 AM Sat 30 Apr 2011
If you sign a work order with a shipyard that absolves the shipyard from liability, what are the ramifications? Could this void the boat's insurance policy? Can the shipyard really be absolved from negligence? Des Ryan here discusses some of the issues in a cautionary and awareness-raising article for all yacht owners: ...[more]


New Solas Life Jacket Light from Burke Marine By Colin Burgess, Sydney , 10:10 AM Tue 11 Jan 2011
Burke Marine is now distributing the UML Sea Flash SOLAS life jacket light. A compact super light weight product that will be a must have for sailors of all levels. ...[more]


Product of the Week: Freshield vacuum seal packager By Sail-World Cruising, 11:56 AM Wed 15 Dec 2010
This week's product will prove to be a great luxury when sailing for more than just a few nights. Deep freezers are heavy on power, and the vacuum seal packager is just the answer to conserve your provisions or keep rust out of spare parts. ...[more]


Intellian Appoints New Director of VSAT Sales for The Americas By Paul Comyns, 7:17 AM Wed 17 Nov 2010
Marine Satellite Antenna Technology Leader Hires David M. Quarders To Lead Sales Efforts for Satellite Communications Products. ...[more]


Salthouse Marine – moves closer to the water By salthouse marine, Auckland , 6:27 PM Tue 1 Dec 2009
As the year comes to a close, Salthouse Marine is undertaking the mammoth task of moving factory. Their new facility on the Concourse in Auckland places them at the water’s edge ...[more]


Last chance to list in the Who's Who of Yacht Racing By David Fuller, 7:53 AM Sat 28 Mar 2009
The DARK BLUE BOOK, the who’s who of Yacht Racing directory is offering people who work in the business one last chance to be included in the global directory. The book, to be published annually by Pilote Media, will be available for sale in April. ...[more]


Nexus Marine acquired by Dean Barker and Richard Macalister By Peta Stuart-Hunt, 8:26 PM Thu 26 Feb 2009
With the world economy suffering a period of such upheaval and uncertainty, it is a major boost for the Swedish-based marine electronics company Nexus Marine AB, to announce that a couple of top flight names operating at the sharp end of international yacht racing, Richard Macalister and his business partner, the America’s Cup skipper Dean Barker, have acquired the majority shareholding in this St ...[more]


Line 7 announce exclusive Coastal Classic range By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World, 6:51 PM Thu 2 Oct 2008
Leading New Zealand marine clothing company, Line 7 have just announced a new range aimed at the Coastal Classic, this Labour weekend. The limited range of Official Coastal Classic Clothing is available to buy online to support the Coastal Classic Yacht race. The shirts are only available online for a limited time and will also be for sale at the skippers briefing for those that can’t buy onlin ...[more]


52m ketch Mondango launched By Ivor Wilkins, Alloy Yachts Media, 8:19 PM Thu 18 Sep 2008
Alloy Yachts has launched its latest superyacht, the 52m (170ft) flybridge ketch, Mondango, built for an international businessman and his wife. Mondango is a Dubois Naval Architects design. The hull, which is finished in Majestic Blue, is similar to the recent Red Dragon, but the ketch configuration makes the yacht distinctive. ...[more]


TracPlus onboard with Auckland to Fiji yacht race By RNZYS Media, 6:00 AM Sat 31 May 2008
Sailors taking part in this year’s Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Auckland to Musket Cove Ocean Race can look forward to a new level of security with tracking specialists TracPlus Global, RUSH digital and Satamatics coming onboard for the event. The event involves a fleet of 23 racing yachts pounding their way through around 2,000kms of open sea between Auckland and Fiji’s Musket Cove, ...[more]


New Zealand Yachts completes refit on Douce France By Damon Jones, New Zealand Yachts, Whangarei , 9:33 AM Mon 26 May 2008
New Zealand Yachts completes year long refit on world’s largest sailing CAT Douce France. Seen here sailing out of Whangarei Harbor on May 20 leaving for the Pacific Islands where she will continue to charter. Every imaginable component on a sailing yacht was overhauled and brought back to near new standards. ...[more]


Mandurah Boat Show Sale at Whitworths: WA By Media Services, Australia , 4:22 PM Thu 18 Oct 2007
Australian boaties will be wishing they lived in WA this weekend. To celebrate the Mandurah Boat Sale Whitworth’s is offering 10% off everything in the store at their Mosman Park and Leederville Stores (in store personal shoppers only, excludes special orders, excludes other offers, in-store stock only and no rain checks.) If you’re in the middle of a refit or just getting your boat ready for the summer now is the perfect time for a shopping spree. ...[more]


Huge range of LEDs at Marineconnect By Media Services, Australia , 9:24 PM Wed 17 Oct 2007
With the summer sailing season fast approaching it’s time to shake off winter apathy and dive into boat maintenance and repairs. If you haven’t already done so it is the ideal time to consider swapping over to LED navigation lights. With many LEDs having an estimated shelf life of 100,000 hours, compared to approximately 1000-3000 hours for incandescent bulbs, it’s one job that you won’t be likely to be doing again next season. ...[more]


Boat theft solution - low cost boat monitoring By Helen Hopcroft, Australia , 8:40 AM Tue 24 Jul 2007
It was a media report about an expensive yacht that was stolen from the Mornington Peninsula that got David Mott thinking. The yacht’s desperate owner hired a spotter plane to try and find his vessel, which was later found abandoned on Tasmania’s East Coast. Mott had been an electronics engineer and thought: ‘surely there must be a technology answer to this’. ...[more]


Discounted Wet Weather Gear online By Helen Hopcroft, Australia , 11:04 AM Mon 23 Jul 2007
The top names in wet weather gear are available from www.wetweathergear.com.au for substantially less than the recommended retail price. Musto jackets are selling for $320 less than RRP with a Henri Lloyd offshore jacket reduced from $655 to $395. There’s also a great range of kit from Gill, SLAM, Line 7, Burke and Ronstan. The site doesn’t just sell wet weather gear: there are sailing DVDs, shoes, casual gear, safety equipment and much more. ...[more]


Club and Corporate range launched by Burke By Helen Hopcroft, Australia , 9:21 AM Mon 23 Jul 2007
Burke Marine is about to launch a range of sailing clothing aimed at the club and corporate markets. The range will include comfortable fleece jackets, polo shirts and various styles of hats and caps. All the clothing has ample space for club or corporate logos and Burke will organise the embroidery as part of their service. ...[more]


Marine Industry Skills Forum By Medis Services, Brisbane, QLD , 8:19 PM Mon 9 Jul 2007
NMSC’s CEO Maurene Horder said the Marine Competencies Industry Forum will bring together representatives from the commercial and recreational maritime sectors, training and government to define the problems and develop plans to meet skills requirements. ...[more]


Scope out Simrad - Melbourne Club Marine Boat Show By Samantha Bennett, 9:48 PM Thu 21 Jun 2007
The massive Simrad product range will be displayed as if it’s installed on a real vessel, with flush-mounted autopilot and wind instrument panels, right through to various radar units fitted to a replica bridge tower – all functioning in simulation mode for show patrons to discover their internationally-renowned power and precision. ...[more]


AIMEX members success at Australian Marine Awards By Kate Duryea, 9:13 AM Sat 16 Jun 2007
Leading Australian companies and AIMEX members were recognised at the Australian Marine Industries Federation (AMIF) annual Australian Marine Awards in late May ...[more]


Night vision with FLIR By Helen Hopcroft, Australia , 10:44 AM Fri 15 Jun 2007
The blackness of the night is overpowering. From out of the darkness comes the sound of a splash: you think you see something moving out there. Something big…There’s nothing marked on the charts that would explain a large object out here, miles from land. You grab a high powered torch from the cockpit but it only illuminates a small circle on the heaving sea. You hear the anxiety in your crew member’s voice: ‘What’s wrong?’ she asks. ‘What can you see?’ ‘Nothing’ you reply. ‘I can’t see a thing…’ ...[more]


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