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Power-Boat World Editorial

Needless to say it has been a busy week for the team, spending most of it at Darling Harbour and the 41st Sydney International Boat Show.

Despite what many are calling ‘the economic downturn', the show performed very well indeed, with attendance only marginally down and at time of writing still one day to run.

We take a look at the pick of the powerboats at the show, report on an innovative plan to boost Mustang sales and honour the best of the best exhibits at Darling Harbour.

Hard news, of course, has been lacking this week primarily with all concentrating on the Sydney exhibition.

As you know, though, if it's news and if it's inclined towards powerboats, this is where you'll find it, on


Bob Wonders

High praise for Sydney show exhibitors
Bob Wonders,
Displays were judged and honoured by a specially convened panel that closely examined exhibitors for staff and staff presentation, signage, product displayed, innovation, visual appeal, lighting, visitor access and information available.... [more]

Best powerboat(s) at the Sydney show?
Bob Wonders,
Was one powerboat worthy of being rated Powerboat of the Show at SIBS? We take a close-up look.... [more]

Mustang Marine's innovative ‘teasers'
Bob Wonders,
The Gold Coast-based manufacturer has introduced a range of value-added products and services for all who purchased a boat at or as a result of the show, including free fuel, free marina berths, free servicing, detailing and insurance.... [more]

Boats and fishing join Melbourne Leisurefest
AAP MediaNet,
Boats, fishing gear and marine accessories will be included for the first time in this year's Melbourne Leisurefest, which runs from 2 to 5 October at Sandown Racecourse.... [more]

Boat Ownership: The Varied Ways to get Afloat
Jeni Bone,
Putting aside the price of fuel, interest rate rises, mortgage pressure and a CPI that's creeping ever upwards, owning a boat is a dream for most Australians. Now there are more options than ever before to suit consumers' budgets, lifestyles, interests and importantly, busy schedules.... [more]

Riviera tests Solar Challenge boats
Jeni Bone,
A boating demonstration in the middle Darling Harbour during the Sydney International Boat Show showed off the capacity and potential of the prototypes of Riviera Solar Boats.... [more]

Ghost Ship Kazz II inquest
Rob Kothe,
A coronial inquest into the disappearance of three West Australian sailors in mysterious circumstances on the Great Barrier Reef in northern Queensland, begins in Townsville in far north Queensland today.... [more]

North Sails brings you North Covers
Susan Veal,
Rob is a sail maker by trade and began his apprenticeship with a local sailmaker in the northern beaches of Sydney when he was 16 years old. 35 years later, Rob is still working as a qualified sail maker and craftsman.... [more]

Fishing licence fees increase - benefits continue
Dept Primary Industries VIC,
Victorian Recreational fishing licence fees will increase by around 10 per cent from 1 August 2008. It is important to remember that all additional revenue received from the price increase will be directed to the dedicated Trust Account to fund projects that improve recreational fishing in Victoria.... [more]

Many Countries ‘Unable to Save Reefs'
Centre of Excellence Coral Reef Studies,
An international team of scientists has found coral reef conservation in key regions of the world faces serious risk of failure under climate change.... [more]

Scott Gillman may race again - but when? media,
Four time World Champion Scott Gillman has been an given immediate clearance to return to racing. The question now is, when?... [more]

Can Mike Lloyd save Cowes-Torquay-Cowes?
Martin Allerton,
Mike Lloyd, mastermind behind the 2008 Round Britain Race, has stepped in at short notice to take the helm of the Cowes-Torquay-Cowes... [more]

Glorious sunshine - Sydney International Boat Show
Al Constable,
Another glorious winter's day in Sydney for Day 3 of the Sydney International Boat Show. Strolling through the sunshine, one can only be impressed by the capacity display of boats and yachts in the Cockle Bay Marina. Crowds are flocking to the marina, which is very busy.... [more]

Class 1 World Powerboat Championship 2008
The Class 1 World Powerboat Championship is an exhilarating spectacle....
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