Jetboats, Australian Marine Awards and more boating news

05 Oct 2007                              To reply to this email click here

Boating News this Week

AMIF CEO Sherry Donaldson responds to some of the criticisms of the Australian Marine Awards.

We have a look at the Jetsprinting scene.

Fort Lauderdale – we offer a preview of the forthcoming show and when you read this you’ll know why I termed it “the heavyweight champ” of boat shows.

This massive exhibition is presented across six superb locations, each one of which could easily be a boat show in its own right. And how about the vessel named Queen of the Show? Her name is ‘Kismet’ and this German-built beauty could be yours. Why not, she’s a snap at just US$130 million.

Meanwhile, the inaugural Gold Coast Boat Show and the ever increasingly popular Mandurah Boat Show are in count down mode.

We offer previews on the attractions on offer at the Gold Coast and way over there in the Golden West.

Bob Wonders, Powerboat-World Editor

AMIF responds to Australian Marine Award criticism
By AMIF Media,
Sherry Donaldson, the CEO of the Australian Marine Industry Federation, responds to criticism of the Australian Marine Awards.... [more]

Wild Action - Australian V8 Jetboat Championships
By Rob Kothe,
Round 8 of the Australian V8 Jetboat Championships and the Group A speedster Tunn-a-Guts came unstuck. Look at the pix. This incident could have turned really ugly, had it not been for the superb efforts of the safety crew.... [more]

Gold Coast Boat Show -a must for anglers
By Marine Queensland,
The Gold Coast Boat Show, scheduled for October 26, 27 and 28, is shaping up as an absolute must for all those who consider themselves ‘keen fishos.’... [more]

Mandurah Boat Show ready to break record
By Bob Wonders,
Mandurah Boat Show director Peter Woods confident of establishing new gate record. More than 600 boats on display at the 14th annual Boat Show.... [more]

Major coup for Maritimo
By Maritimo USA,
The Allied Richard Bertram Marine Group announces expansion of its product line to include Australia's award-winning luxury cruiser builder, Maritimo.... [more]

Fort Lauderdale, the 'heavyweight champ' of shows
By Bob Wonders,
The eyes of the boating industry worldwide will focus on Fort Lauderdale later this month for the 48th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, with a staggering US$2 billion worth of boats and associated equipment on display.... [more]

Marine training centre -Cairns step closer
By Queensland Govt media,
The establishment of a world-class international marine skills centre for Cairns is now a step closer thanks to support from the Queensland Government.... [more]

Noah's Ark Ready for the Flood Again
By Sail-World Cruising/Powerboat-World,
Since April this year, visitors have been able to visit Noah's Ark – well, not the original, but a one fifth version, and it wasn't built by Noah, but by Johan. He, with the doubtful support of his wife, built the Ark in just a year, and it is now even full of domestic animals.... [more]

Lewmar Flush Hatch gets the powerboater look
By PR,
Lewmar's popular Flush Hatch - originally designed for mounting in molded deck recesses on sailboats - has been expanded in 2007 to include a Round Flush Hatch for powerboaters... [more]

Roscioli Hotels Roma are no Damp Squids!
By Martin Allerton,
The inclement weather may have put paid to the second leg of the Powerboat P1 Portuguese Grand Prix of the Sea but nothing could dampen the celebrations of the newly crowned world champions in SuperSport and Evolution.... [more]

National Maritime Festival in Newcastle 7 October
By Event media,
The National Maritime and Mattara Festivals will come together for the first time on Newcastle Foreshore on Sunday, October 7. A range of events and activities will be conducted on shore and on the water, including the National Ski Racing Classic, free tours of the working port, Viking re-enactment and wine expo. Navy, Customs and Tall Ships will be open for inspection.... [more]

Seabrakes - a must have for offshore sailors?
By Rob Kothe,
When Captain John Abernathy grabbed a steel bucket and threw it overboard in a storm, he had no idea he was on his way to a great future invention for sailors. Such a good invention that Sail-World asks, ‘So, why the bloody hell don't you have one?’... [more]

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