Boating News from the Asia Pacific

05 Dec 2007                              To reply to this email click here

Boating News from Australia and the World

Mustang Marine 4600 Sportscruiser  Mustang Marine
Who is the new owner of Mustang Marine. As you will read here, receivers Ferrier Hodgson have chosen the preferred bidder and contracts are being signed and last night we were advised there will be an announcement today.

Needless to say, it will be featured right here on Powerboat-World.

Meanwhile, join us for a tour of the modern production facility and headquarters of Regal Marine Industries, in Orlando, Florida and while on the USA I think you’ll be surprised at the situation there in regards to boating licences.

Trust a Aussie to make a splash. David Trask cartwheels his F1 racer.- you can watch it now.

Pershing Performance - Good story, good pix from OCEAN Magazine

And we warn of a 'sinister plot' (perhaps) as a dive group seeks to lock anglers out of various sectors of Moreton Bay.

Powerboat-World is in Thailand for the Phuket International Boat Show. - PIMEX this week. Lots of news & pixs over the weekend.

Bob Wonders Powerboat-World Editor

Spectacular crash for David Trask
Trask Racing,
Australian Formula 1 powerboat racer David Trask was fortunate to escape unscathed in what has been rated as the biggest accident yet seen on the 2007 UIM F1 World Championship tour.... [more]

Regal Marine Industries' Orlando HQ
Bob Wonders,
Regal Marine Industries’ Orlando headquarters rates as one of the industry’s finest boat building facilities. Following my recent trip to Florida for the Regal Marine International Dealer Conference covered in last week’s Powerboat-World, we were taken north to Orlando for a tour of the company’s HQ on Jetport Drive, almost alongside the city’s ultra modern international airport.... [more]

Pershing Performers
Anthony Twibill OCEAN Magazine,
Step aboard the stunning silver Pershing 115 superyacht, or for that matter the equally alluring Pershing 90 and you are entering a very special realm of style, luxury, and exotic design afloat. You are also about to experience the fastest leather lounges and luxurious Italian furnishings ever to blast their way across the Mediterranean at speeds of up to 55 knots.... [more]

Mustang Marine - a deal has been done!
Bob Wonders,
Senior Ferrier Hodgson partner, Peter Gothard, believes the end result has been a very good deal for all concerned, with an announcement finalising the sale next week.... [more]

Missing Vessel Reward!!
Tony Kutlucan National Manager - Leisure Finance,
Capital Finance would like to alert the marine industry of a missing vessel that we are trying to recover. As we have in the past we are again offering a reward for information that leads to the actual recovery of the vessel.... [more]

Lowrance’s new sonar optimiser technology
Lowrance Media Releae,
Lowrance has raised the bar in fish-finding technology with its next-generation sonar ‘optimiser’. Based on the high-speed Lowrance Ethernet network, the new Broadband Sounder-1 delivers peerless echo clarity and the highest underwater definition ever achieved – in both freshwater and saltwater, from shallow water through to extreme sea depths... [more]

Now for a Flying Yacht
Is it a bird? Is is a plane? No it's a yacht – well sort of..... Appearing recently in the International Yacht Show, it’s the Focus 21 from France and it can not only sail the seven seas, it can fly over them as well.... [more]

Spirit of Norway wins, Victory 77 grabs title,
Spirit of Norway’s Bjorn Gjelsten and Steve Curtis took their third win of the season in today’s drama-filled Mina Seyahi Grand Prix, but it was Arif Saif Al Zafeen and Jean Marc-Sanchez, who, despite receiving a penalty long-lap for a jump start, grabbed the glory and the headlines, bringing Victory 77 home in fourth place to clinch the 2007 WPPA Class 1 World Powerboat Championship.... [more]

Round Britain Offshore Power Boat Race launched
Motor Boat and Yachting,
The 2008 Round Britain Race was launched moments ago at the Earls Court Boat Show. The announcement was made by Lord Beaverbrook, son of keen powerboat racer Sir Max Beaverbrook who was also instrumental in setting up the first ever London Boat Show at Olympia, on the main stage.... [more]

Six out of six for Spirit of Norway
f1 class media,
Spirit of Norway’s Bjorn Gjelsten and Steve Curtis made it six wins out of six after setting the fastest time in today’s Edox Pole Position, posting 3m 05.06s around the 4.4Nm circuit, on their first run of the qualifying session.... [more]

Dive group seeking exclusive use in sectors of bay
Bob Wonders,
The Moreton Bay Access Alliance (MBAA) has condemned a submission from the Underwater Research Group (URG) which seeks to impose a lock out of all other parties from many areas of Moreton Bay. A spokesman for the MBAA, Bruce Alvey, described the URG as “a small, unrepresentative group within the dive sector.”... [more]

Cappellini wins GP at Qatar
Steve Michael,
Italian Guido Cappellini took his Tamoil sponsored boat to it’s second win of the season and it’s second in four races in Doha and now leads the 2007 U.I.M. F1 World Championship for power boating by 15 points with two races left to run on the season after taking victory at today’s 4th Grand Prix of Qatar on the cornice in downtown Doha.... [more]

mouldCAM's technology judged truly world class
Jane Mussared,
The moulds for Nahema, a 35m catamaran, have been built by a Brisbane company, mouldCAM. mouldCAM is helping realise the vision of a French customer, who requires Nahema to have luxury inclusions and to 'go like the wind'.... [more]

Boating licences in the USA? It’s a non-event
Bob Wonders,
Alabama, the first state in the USA to demand boating licences remains the only state to do so. Thirty-nine US states offer boating education in public schools with statistics revealing that 'hundreds of thousands' of students have benefited since 1994.... [more]

Gold Coast boaters urged to speak out on dredging
Media Services,
Boaties from the Gold Coast and Southern Moreton Bay are being encouraged to go online and have their say about future dredging requirements of local waterways.... [more]

AIMEX elects new board for 2008
AIMEX Press Release,
The Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) elected a new Board at the annual general meeting on November 23. Ronstan managing director Alistair Murray was elected President while Sean Griffin (GME) remains Vice-President and Stephen Vincent (Austral Propeller) retains his role as Treasurer.... [more]

Piracy: Romance, Fact and Fiction /Sail-World Cruising,
The existence of piracy against yachts is a much maligned subject across the world. How to get intelligent information before engaging in a long sailing journey is a difficult task. It is made difficult by a number of factors:... [more]

PIMEX 2007 - the biggest boat show in Asia
Image Asia,
With only three weeks to this fifth year of the PIMEX Show in Phuket, the Exhibition Hall is now virtually sold out. A few spaces are left in the in water display but with 35 yachts already confirmed, they are expected to be filled. Over seventy exhibitors and over one hundred brands make PIMEX the biggest Boat Show in Asia.... [more]

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