Thunder & Lightning, Brisbane Boat Show, APEC Restrictions,

30 Aug 2007

Brisbane International Boat Show

This week Powerboat-World, in company with thousands of the good people of Brisbane, is in the State Capital for the Brisbane International Boat Show.It marks the 47th staging of the popular event and Powerboat-World will deliver a full wrap up of the show next week.

Marine Queensland, organiser of the event, could not have a better man to officially open the show than Graeme Avers, first Australian and the only none-American or non-European to hold the coveted title of president of ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations).

Talking of heading north, next week we are Redcliffe bound for the opening round of the Offshore Superboat Championships.

As our brief review this week states, it’s a case of “thunder and lightning” coming to the seaside suburb as the fastest boats in the nation do battle.

Don’t miss this one.

By Bob Wonders

47th Brisbane International Boat Show opens
By Bob Wonders,
Graeme Avers, president of the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) officially declares open the 47th Brisbane International Boat Show.... [more]

American Beauty
By Colin Patterson,
Emarine are the new Australian agents for the American built Back Cove Yachts. These elegant powerboats have classic lines reminiscent of the Maine lobster boat tradition, yet are constructed using state of the art materials and cutting edge technology. Powerboat-World spoke to Emarine’s Jed Elderkin about the range of American beauties which are set to transform the local power boating scene.... [more]

NSW Marine Parks Authority to host seminars
By Stuart Cohen,
Jervis Bay Marine Park Manager Leigh Harris said today that it was important for everyone who provided visitors with information about the marine park to have the right information.... [more]

$10 million for Central Queensland water lovers
By Darren Roberts,
A $10 million dollar State Government boating infrastructure boost will support Central Queensland’s buoyant love affair with the water. Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Paul Lucas, said a water focussed strategy over the next two years will deliver new and upgraded boat ramps, pontoons and the continuation of long-term dredging strategies.... [more]

APEC Restrictions -Sydney Harbour
By NSW Maritime,
The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Week 2007 will take place in Sydney from Sunday 2 September 2007 to Sunday 9 September 2007. There are major restrictions on Harbour use.... [more]

Whitworths - Brisbane Boat Show Sale!
By Whitworths Marine & Leisure,
15% off all stock in our Wooloongabba,Breakfast Creek, Southport and Mooloolaba stores only. Friday 31st August & Saturday 1st September 2007 only!... [more]

Thunder and Lightning comes to Redcliffe
By Bob Wonders,
Australia's fastest boats to battle for supremacy as the newly-formed Offshore Superboat Championships roars into its opening round in the waters off the Brisbane suburb of Redcliffe.... [more]

More WA Government funding for boating facilities
By WA P&I Department,
More than $1.15 million has been allocated to improve recreational boating facilities throughout Western Australia.Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan said the latest round of Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme (RBFS) grants would support 18 projects... [more]

RFD Wins Record EPIRB Supply Contract
By Connexion Media Services,
RFD (Australia) has won a key contract for the supply of 520 Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB), an order believed to be Australia’s largest single contract for EPIRB’s.... [more]

Lucas Oils-Outerlimits wins P1 British GP
By Martin Allerton,
Lucas Oil-Outerlimits, driven by Joe Sgro and Mike Fiore, secured its maiden Grand Prix victory in the British Grand Prix of the Sea, winning today's second leg to complete a weekend double.... [more]

Extremeboat complete double P1 victory at Cowes
By Martin Allerton,
In a fiercely fought SuperSport class encounter, Sun Lik Beer, the Anglo-Chinese boat of Martin Lai and Andreas Halkiopoulos moved through the field, overtaking on lap 4 to take second place and put pressure on Extremeboat.... [more]

Redcliffe Jetty to remain iconic fishing location
By Karla Steen,
Queensland's Environment Minister Lindy Nelson-Carr said despite scaremongering by certain groups, the Redcliffe Jetty would not be closed to recreational fishing and was not mentioned as a place of interest in the consultation.... [more]

The Battle of The Solent
By Martin Allerton,
An impressive SuperSport victory by Buzzi Bullet III in the previous World Championship round in Germany has moved the British title contenders piloted by Drew Langdon and Jan Falkowski, into second place in the overall standings.... [more]

Moreton Bay Marine Park zoning
By Karla Steen,
The EPA is still only in stage 1 of the Review process which is collecting information and data to feed into the development of a draft zoning plan for Moreton Bay Marine Park.... [more]

2007 Brisbane International Boat Show
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