Marine Awards, Boats and Boating news

25 May 2007

The AMIF Awards were announced last night. Full details below. The sun is shining again on the Gold Coast for Day Two of Sanctuary Cove Boat Show. We will bring you lots of news and interviews from here over the coming days.

Right now the boat shoes are getting a pounding, there are 456 exhibitors here this year.

Bob Wonders

Australian Marine Awards winners
By Australian Marine Industry Federation,
The 2007 Australian Marine Awards indicated the nation’s marine industry was in its best shape ever. Ms Donaldson said the more than 150 nominations this year was only the tip of the iceberg of an industry that employed 36,000 and generated $6 billion across the country.... [more]

Perfect weather for Sanctuary Cove start
By Bob Wonders,
The 2007 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show officially opened on Thursday (May 24) and brilliant sunshine and light breezes brought out the crowds. Although no parking is allowed within the show’s precinct, roads leading into the centre were gridlocked as early as 8am as exhibitors, media, show staff and others battled their way into the venue.... [more]

Australian Formula 1 Superboats -Newcastle Harbour
By Event media,
The XLR8 Home Loans Australian Formula 1 Superboat Series is certainly producing thoroughbred drivers who can mix it with the best in the World. On the June Long Weekend, Newcastle will be able to see this world class field up close on the wonderful Newcastle Harbour... [more]

Earthrace enters the Red Sea
By Earthrace media,
Earthrace entered the Red Sea May 22 2007, with a Northern path towards the Suez Canal. The Earthrace powerboat began its record attempt on April 7 from San Diego, California and must finish back in San Diego on or before 21 June to break the record of 75 days – set by the British boat Cable & Wireless in 1998.... [more]

Boat Insurance - What price peace of mind?
By Colin Patterson,
Last week Powerboat-World reported that a multi million dollar power boat had slammed onto the rocks of Mackay Harbour. It was like a scene from a high budget action film. The $1.8 million Dynacraft ended up high on the rocky sea wall and sustained significant hull damage. Fortunately the owner’s insurer Club Marine had an assessor on site extremely quickly.... [more]

Marinas 2007 - Aust marina industry conference
By Tony Castles,
Marina experts from around the globe will converge on the Gold Coast next week for Marinas 2007, the largest marina industry conference of its type ever held in Australia.... [more]

Lead changes on Day 2 IGFA Offshore Championship
By Pete Johnson, Johnson Communications,
Mexico leads the IGFA Offshore Championship Tournament in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico after a day one record eight marlin releases for 2400 points. The Australian Teams lie down the leaderboard.... [more]

Sanctuary Cove Boat Show starts today
By Kate Duryea,
This year the marina space has been extended – if boats on water were placed end-to-end they would extend 5km. There is 16,000sqm of pavilion and open-air exhibits. Associated event the Smart State Marine Industry Breakfast is likely to interest the public. This ticketed event includes a presentation by Lindsay May who won the 2006 Sydney to Hobart yacht race aboard Love & War.... [more]

BIA's vision for the future becomes a reality
By Roy Privett,
The approved development on James Craig Road at Rozelle Bay will provide storage for up to 670 boats and will include a commercial maritime building, car parking for a total of 272 vehicles and a marina for brokerage and temporary berths.... [more]

Henri Lloyd annual sale
By Media Services,
Save 50-80% off the retail price at the Henri Lloyd annual sale from 18-31st May at Lane Cove and featuring samples and discontinued lines in men’s and women’s clothing. Henri-Lloyd Clothing Sample Sale When: Friday 18th May 07 - Thursday 31st May 07 Where: 229 Burns Bay Rd, Lane Cove West, NSW 2066... [more]

Boat licences now available at NSW RTAs
By Minister for Energy, Minister for Ports & Waterway,
Recreational boaters will now be able to take care of their licensing and registration at any RTA motor registry across New South Wales, Waterways Minister Joe Tripodi announced.... [more]

F1 Powerboats at La Rochelle
By Rob Kothe,
La Rochelle is claimed by many to be Windsurfing capital of Europe. Its the home of Specialist wind surfing photographer Dave Fletcher. Last weekend there was wind of a different kind with the second round of the F1 Powerboat World Championships raced in La Rochelle Harbour. Here are a selection of Dave's images. You can find more at [more]

Sheppard enters P1 Evolution Class Championship
By Martin Allerton / Steven Pockett,
Britain's James Sheppard, 39, who spectacularly won the UIM SuperVee Powerboat World Championship in Key West, Florida, last November, will join fellow countryman Craig Wilson, 26, in the exciting new Ilmor Viper-powered Fountain Worldwide entry in the Powerboat P1 World Championship Evolution Class, starting at the next event, the Italian Grand Prix of the Sea.... [more]

Oceanic Whitsunday Boat & Leisure Show
By Event Media,
Presented by the Rotary Club of Airlie Beach, the Oceanic Whitsunday Boat & Leisure Show 2007 will take place on the 9th & 10th June 2007. Hours - Saturday 9th June 9.00am – 5.00pm and Sunday 10th June 9.00am – 4.00pm.... [more]

Symbol Yachts - no replacement for displacement
By Helen Hopcroft,
Symbol Yachts has launched a new range of Classic power boats designed by Jack Sarin. With their deeper keel, semi displacement hull and long waterline length, the boats are specifically designed for extended passages or ocean crossing. Powerboat-World spoke to Symbol’s Jamie MacPhail about why the new designs were ideally suited to long distance cruising.... [more]

The Entertainer
By Taline Tateossian,
GME has been at the forefront of marine entertainment for more than twenty years, back in 1985 we pioneered the world’s first purpose built marine stereo – the GR924, an AM/FM Stereo cassette player.... [more]

Finland’s Selio takes first GP win in France
By Philippe Stiernon,
An exciting 18th Grand Prix of France, the second round of the 2007 U.I.M. F1 World Championship for power boating, raced in front of thousands of fans in the inner harbour of La Rochelle on the West Coast of France yesterday.... [more]

Bakewell-White Yacht Design wins NZ Powerboat Race
By Bakewell-White Media,
For the second consecutive year The New Zealand Offshore Powerboat title has been won by Peter Turner and Craig Archer in a Bakewell-White designed V8 Superboat. Following the most closely fought racing season for many years it came down to the last race of the season with two boats still able to take the title - both from the board of Bakewell-White Yacht Design.... [more]

Australian David Trask gains 1st Pole at GP-France
By Philippe Stiernon,
Taking full advantage of tough conditions during qualifying period, Australian David Trask of the XPV Racing team who earned his first ever pole position with a quick time of a 49.05 second lap around the 6-pin 2.06 kilometre course.... [more]

Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron looks to future
By Bob Wonders, editor Bob Wonders takes a close-up look at Melbourne’s Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron, a very active club with a very high boating participation rate.... [more]

Sea-Doo in Bridge to Bridge triumph
By Media Services,
Sea-Doo’s high-performance RXP watercraft models blasted their way to a succession of wins and minor placings over the tough Hawkesbury River course. For Bombardier Recreational Products Australia, sponsor of the 2007 BRP Sea-Doo Bridge to Bridge Race for Personal Watercraft, the results could be said to have been made to order.... [more]

Australian F1 Superboat Series
F1 Superboats are the ultimate in outboard circuit racing, for those not familiar with the sport the initial sight of an F1 boat can be awe-inspiring....
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2007 ACME Australian Powerboat Series

Australia's fastest and most powerful racing machines provide spectacular offshore racing....
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Earthrace Round the World Record attempt 2007

Earthrace has been specifically designed to perform at high-speeds in the world's toughest ocean conditions, and will at times, submarine right through waves....
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