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It's all happening on Powerboat-World this week.

Disturbing news from boat building giant Riviera as CEO Wes Moxey steps down and 121 staff lose their jobs.

Sadly, other companies are rumoured to be ‘doing it tough', but the boating industry is resilient and fortunately many industry leaders are confident of coming out stronger when the economy picks up, as it will.

On the bright side, organisers of the F1 Superboat Series are pressing ahead with plans for the Gold Coast to host the Grand Final in November and promising sales figures continue to emerge from the recent Sydney International Boat Show.

That astonishing trimaran, Earthrace, continues to make news and a timely reminder – next Wednesday (Aug 27) heralds the opening of the Brisbane International Boat Show at the Brisbane Exhibition Centre.

Needless to say, Powerboat-World will be there and if it's powerboat related you'll read it all right here.

For all the news that matters, stay with – this is where you'll find it.

Bob Wonders

F1 Superboats aiming for Gold Coast final
Bob Wonders,
Additional safety demands cause organisers to cancel round five of the F1 Superboat series.... [more]

WOW joins forces with Tetra Media
What's On Water,
Australia's newest marine website What's On Water (WOW) has joined forces with Tetra Media (,, to create the world's most comprehensive online boating resource.... [more]

Riviera Lays Off 121
Jeni Bone,
Citing the deterioration in global economies, Riviera has made 121 redundancies among contract and employed staff across the company's entire operation.... [more]

Green machine Earthrace arrives Southampton
Will Carson,
The fastest and greenest powerboat in the world will be making waves when it sails into Southampton... [more]

New fishing cards help kids get the picture
Fisheries Victoria,
Fisheries Victoria has released a great free product designed specifically for budding young anglers. The cards feature bright and colourful cartoon depictions of the eight species which have been purposely drawn for this product.... [more]

Important Safety Warning from Seago
BW Media,
We have become aware that some Seago 150 and 175 Newton Lifejackets including Junior Lifejackets may have a defect which could result in serious injury.... [more]

BoatU.S. reveals most popular boats
BoatU. S. News,
Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatU.S.), the world's largest organization of recreational boat owners, announced today the 20 most popular brands of boats owned by its 650,000 members. Leading the list are 1 Sea Ray, 2 Bayliner, 3 Wellcraft, 4 Catalina and 5 Grady-White.... [more]

Gold Coast Water Police cancel Round 5 of F1
Australian F1 Superboats Media,
Due to on-going issues with Gold Coast Water Police regarding their spectator safety concerns we regret that due to a limited time frame and a longer than expected solution to these concerns, it is in the future best interests of the Series and those concerned to cancel the August round and work towards a positive result for the Grand Final in November.... [more]

Key Appointments at Riviera
Riviera Boats,
Australia's largest luxury boat builder has today announced two key appointments, including the handing over of the reigns to John Anderson from Wes Moxey, who is retiring.... [more]

Wes Moxey Steps Down from post as Riviera CEO
Jeni Bone,
Wes Moxey, CEO at Riviera, has handed the baton to John Anderson, deciding the time is right – following the launch of his 'big dream', the Riviera 70 at SIBS two weeks ago and off the back of extremely successful shows which have amassed $73m in revenue.... [more]

Innovation Award: 12volt Mould Killing 'DryBoat'
Blackwattle Studios,
Humidity is one of the greatest enemies on any boat, causing mould in the lockers and glitches in the electronics - especially when you leave the boat unattended for a while. There are solutions - handy hardware-store moisture absorbers, but they only last a certain time and have to be replaced. Then there's the large,expensive, power eating version - but a USA company has just won an innov... [more]

Blackwattle - Cruising Life for Sale
Des Ryan,
She is ready for serious ocean cruising, but her owners aren't. Sail-World's Cruising Editor Nancy Knudsen and her Skipper husband Ted Nobbs have reluctantly decided to sell Blackwattle, the Peterson 46 which has safely and comfortably borne them around the world during the last five years.... [more]

Grow Boating in turmoil
Bob Wonders,
CEO, Chairman and Board members depart Grow Boating, the marine industry's marketing and promotional organisation.... [more]

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