Mustang receivership, the real news, more from boating and boats

26 Oct 2007                              To reply to this email click here

Well, what a week that was! I guess there’s no need to point out that the major occurrence over the past few days has been the apparent demise, hopefully temporary, of the Mustang Marine Group.

Receivers in, suppliers and staff locked out, it was all looking pretty nasty. Fortunately one of the top insolvency firms Ferrier Hodgson has been called in and those involved can take some solace in the fact that the situation is in expert hands.

Last week, we mentioned a unique Sydney Try Boating Day organised by Stacer. Well, it’s still on, it’s extended to two days, but be aware, the date has changed.

The Gold Coast Boat Show opens today and Powerboat-World will be in the crowd somewhere and we’ll bring a full report on the event next week.

For Sydneysiders, get down to the d’Albora Marinas facility at Akuna Bay for the 11th Festival of Boats – it will be a top day’s outing, particularly with the brilliant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance theatre performing.

Some interesting comments on do’s and don’t with ethanol 10 for outboard engines, Fort Lauderdale is underway and we have lots of local industry news.

It’s all happening and it’s all here.

Whatever you need to know I the world of Boating and Boats, it’s as simple as visiting

Bob Wonders

Mustang Marine - is it the end of the road?
By Bob Wonders,
Receivers and staff locked out as landlord chains gates shut at Mustang Marine's Gold Coast headquarters. Negotiations between landlord and receivers at ' a delicate stage', but proceeding and some form of resolution expected, perhaps by the weekend.... [more]

The 11th annual Akuna Bay Boat Festival
By Bob Wonders,
While the Akuna Bay Boat Festival may well be boating oriented, there's little doubt that the headline act will be 'Descendance', the spectacular Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance theatre.... [more]

Gold Coast Boat Show opens today
By Bob Wonders,
An innovative local design for family boating enthusiasts, the Southbeach Vacationer, offering the performance and sea-keeping of a small cruiser with the space and versatility of a pop-up caravan, will be one of the stars at the Gold Coast Boat Show opening today.... [more]

Mercury Marine in fifth year of sponsorship
By Bob Wonders,
Team Mercury with the new generation Verado power to contest Australian Fishing Championships. Mercury Marine Product Director-Outboards, Ken Evans, believes Team Mercury will have... [more]

Quintrex expands its stern drive range.
By Bob Wonders,
Four new Quintrex cabin boats now benefit from stern drive engines. The popularity of the stern drive power in the bowrider models formed a natural step in leading to the introduction of stern drive engines aboard the cabin boat range.... [more]

Change of date for Stacer's Try Boating program
By Bob Wonders,
Two Sydney dealerships are involved, Andrew Short Marine on Sydney Harbour, Port Hacking, Georges River and Pittwater, and Huett Marine at Parsley Bay, Brooklyn..... [more]

Bunbury Waterfront concept community input needed!
By PR,
The latest plan for Bunbury's Waterfront was released for community input today. Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan said the community was encouraged to provide feedback on the Bunbury Waterfront concept plan at an open day at the Bunbury Power Boat Club on Sunday, November 18.... [more]

CruiseCraft in another Bass Strait crossing.
By Bob Wonders,
Brisbane-based boat builder CruiseCraft has appointed well-known Tasmanian marine industry personality, Hughie Lewis (Lewis Marine) as an authorised agent for the popular trailer boat range.... [more]

On certain full moons each year, it gets sexy
By Elizabeth Pennisi ScienceNOW Daily News,
Marine biologist James Guest of Newcastle University in the U.K. says the findings may aid coral reef conservation. 'Sexual reproduction is possibly the most important process in the recovery of degraded reefs,' he says, 'so understanding the mechanisms underlying reproductive timing is very important'... [more]

Sea Ray 290 Amberjack – Ultimate crossover athlete
By Searay,
What’s the difference between an open-water family cruiser and a big-game fishing machine? Not a thing, if you’re talking about the new Sea Ray 290 Amberjack.... [more]

Fort Lauderdale - the World’s Largest Boat Show
By Event Media,
A guide to billions of the best in the marine industry worldwide at six amazing sites. The Big Show is back. Fort Lauderdale is gearing up to welcome the 48th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. From October 25 - 29, 2007 the waterways will play host to the marine world’s best with more than $2 Billion worth of superyachts, boats, marine accessories, electronics, and more.... [more]

APTW to hit new heights in 2008
By Tina Orr,
The best Australian and international pro wakeboarders will take to our waters again this summer for the 2008 Air Nautiques Australian Pro Tour of Wakeboarding (APTW)... [more]

Boat Show sails in … with a big splash!
By Sam Watson,
Young and old, there will be something for everyone at the Melbourne Boat & Lifestyle Show over the February 1-3 weekend with about 80 exhibitors, giveaways and fun for all.... [more]

World Powerboat title is still up for grabs
By World Powerboat Championship Event Media,
The Class 1 fleet returns to competitive action this weekend, 25-27 October, and will line up on the aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean, as Porto Marina, hosts the Egyptian Grand Prix, Round 5 of the WPPA Class 1 World Powerboat Championship and the first round of the WPPA Class 1 Middle East Championship.... [more]

Cappellini wins Grand Prix of Shenzhen
By Philippe Stiernon,
Guido Cappellini won the Grand Prix of Shenzhen, the fourth round of the 2007 U.I.M. F1 World Championship for power boating. The venue is now affectionally known as the 'Monaco circuit' on the F1 world tour because of its small size (1.59 kilometres), had Cappellini lapping all but the podium finishers to capture his 55th career victory and his first victory of 2007.... [more]

Greener Hybrid Boats hit the market
By Cruising,
The Race is on. Every week a new company is quoted as having invented something new that is greener and more environmentally sound. This week it is Scout Boats, Inc., who have developed a fiberglass hybrid boat, the 145 Hybrid. The boat reportedly boasts an electric drive which can run all day if the battery is full, as well as an outboard motor as standby power.... [more]

Cappellini conquers Shenzhen in late afternoon
By Philippe Stiernon,
Nine time World Champion Guido Cappellini of the Tamoil Team put on a dazzling display of speed and nerve in the fading sunlight and will lead the field of 22 drivers from four different continents after setting a blistering 35.2 second lap at the fourth Round of the 2007 U.I.M. F1 World Championship for power boating at the Grand Prix of Shenzhen on the foot of the South China Sea.... [more]

What you need to know about e-10 ethanol fuel
By BoatUS News,
Last year recreational boaters in most parts of the USA were introduced to gasoline containing higher concentrations of ethanol, a corn-based additive that replaced a known carcinogen, MTBE. The new fuel, dubbed 'E-10' for its 10% ethanol... [more]

Leadership Award for Incat's Clifford
By Media Services,
Incat founder and Chairman Robert Clifford has been recognized for his personal and company’s significant contribution to the Tasmanian Export Industry.... [more]

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