Boating and Boat News

06 Jul 2007

Boats and Boating News

This week Powerboat-World features Adelaide’s CYCSA, the beating heart of Adelaide’s boating community.

Over the last three weeks, Powerboat-World has been covering the Pasha Bulker, the 40,000 tonne giant that ran aground on Nobby’s Beach at Newcastle during storms. The Pasha Bulker is worth US$50 million according to its Japanese owners.

For the same money you can buy a 180 foot Superyacht, take a look at the specifications on the Bugatti powered Poseidon 180 which has 185,000 litre fuel tanks. Tough on the credit card at the fuel wharf.

Looking at alternative fuels, the New Zealand built and crewed biodiesel fuelled Earthrace is now finishing repairs after splitting her hull soon after leaving Gibraltar mid-way through her round the world record attempt. Earthrace is setting out on a whistle stop tour around Europe, ahead of another Round The World attempt in 2008.

Boat Shows abound. Today the Big Chill Cooler sponsored Gold Coast show commences and already underway is the Club Marine Melbourne Boat Show.

In an innovative move, Victoria’s Aussie Boat Sales have donated 150 Melbourne Boat Show tickets to the Western Bulldogs’ (AFL Team) ‘Pedigree Pups’ school holiday program.

By Bob Wonders

Beating heart of Adelaide’s boating community
By Bob Wonders,
Bob Wonders take a close look at what surely rates as one of the most unique boating clubs on Australia’s coastline.... [more]

Garmin announces release of new Marine Range
By Taline Tateossian,
All of Garmin’s new chartplotters, sonar, and combination units come with a completely redesigned user interface that lets boaters intuitively see and select the information they want, while eliminating the clutter they don’t – all with fewer button pushes. All feature a sophisticated and elegant 'flat screen' physical design that complements today’s modern boats.... [more]

Pleasure at Sea for US$50M
By Powerboat-World,
The Italian Naval Architect and Designer Giancarlo Zema specializes in the design of innovative semi-submerged structures. The new Superyacht Poseidon 180' represents his vision of Plaisir en Mer.... [more]

Riviera sales boom for new releases models
By Denby Browning,
The new model has already proved an outstanding success for Australia’s largest builder of luxury boats according to Tim Sayer, Riviera’s Managing Director, Retail. Since the boat’s world launch at the Sanctuary Cove Show, Riviera has taken orders for 11 Riviera 45s as well as 17 for the company’s other new boat, the Riviera 41 Open Flybridge, launched in March.... [more]

Big Chilli Gold Coast Boat Show starts today
By Powerboat-World,
Organisers are hoping for more than 15,000 at the Big Chilli Coolers Boat and Fishing Show this weekend, indoors at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.... [more]

First Dave Irvine Memorial Snapper Tournament
By B.R.E.A.M. media,
The first Dave Irvine Memorial Snapper Tournament will be a unique event in that it will be soft plastics-only, cast-and-retrieve, catch-and release competition. Coffs Harbour is the place to be on the 8th and 9th of September 2007.... [more]

Maritimo appoints Italian Dealership
By Maritimo Marine Media,
Prominent Italian marine brokerage, Elite Marine, has been appointed to represent Australia's Maritimo. Headed by expatriate American Bruce Qvale, Elite Marine is based at Rapallo, not far from the Italian port of Genoa.... [more]

Community invited to comment on moorings proposal
By Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority,
The community are invited to have a say on proposed moorings at Fisherman’s Beach Bay on Great Keppel Island. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) Project Manager Phil Koloi said the community were being encouraged to submit feedback during the consultation process.... [more]

Field is hot on the Trask Brothers heels
By F1 Superboat media,
Telecast of the Toukley and Taree rounds will be shown on Speed Machine this Saturday 30th June at 11am on Channel 9, Fox Sports (Inside Speed) 4/7/07 7.00pm Full Noise 5/7/07 7.00pm check your local guide for details. The next round will be at Port Macquarie, on the weekend of July 21-22.... [more]

Earthrace back on track - repairs near completion
By Earthrace media,
Earthrace repairs are almost complete. 'Repairs to the hull damage which forced Earthrace to abandon her world record attempt to circumnavigate the globe, are almost complete ' reports Earthrace Chief Engineer Scott Fratcher.... [more]

Aussie Boat Sales and Western Bulldogs program
By Media services,
Aussie Boat Sales’ (Melbourne) Scott O’Hare said the three-day Pedigree Pups program was more than a children’s football clinic in that its aim was to encourage an active lifestyle.... [more]

P1 German Grand Prix summary and results
By Event media,
In a weekend overshadowed by the death of pilot and team owner Sergio Carpentieri, Roscioli Hotels Roma posted a dominant performance to claim the Powerboat P1 SuperSport class in the German Grand Prix of the Sea.... [more]

Fight to survive heats up for reef fish
By ARC Centre of Excellence,
Environmental differences experienced early in life not only have immediate consequences for survival of baby fish, but also profoundly influence their chances of success later in life.... [more]

Pasha Bulker back to Newcastle
By Rob Kothe,
Just over a day after she was pulled from Nobby's Beach at Newcastle, preparations are being made for the 40,000 tonne coal carrier Pasha Bulker to be towed into the Port of Newcastle.... [more]

Bye Bye Bulker
By Rob Kothe,
It's called the Pasha Bulker, the Pasha Bulka or even the Pasher Bulker, no matter what, last night the familiar red oxide coloured 40,000 tonne coal carrier has left Nobby’s Beach in Newcastle.... [more]

Acme wins Gold Coast 100 and Offshore Championship
By Garry Nash,
Acme racing brothers Steve and Andrew Searle have taken out this afternoon's Gold Coast 100 to seal the 2007 Australian Offshore Powerboat Class One Championship in front of their home crowd on the Gold Coast.... [more]

Fun for kids at Club Marine Melbourne Boat Show
By Samantha Bennett,
The show is packed with activities to keep children of all ages happy, including Flat Head Fred’s vibrant fishing show designed especially for the little tackers, the fun capers of Lulu and her gang, an animal nursery with lots of cute little animals, and even a rock climbing wall for the older kids.... [more]

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