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Another week, another mix of interesting business pieces in our industry.

This week we roam the world, from NZ, where Sensation Yachts is facing demands by creditors, and the Wynyard Quarter development in Auckland is causing some concerns among the marine fraternity, to Ft Lauderdale and the launch of Leigh-Smith Cruiser's latest acquisition – the Chinese-made Endurance 650 ordered from Hampton Yachts.

There's an update on IBEX from the perspective of AIMEX, and a profile on the potential and progress of the latest addition to Sydney Harbour, Sydney City Marine's world class facility located adjacent to Sydney's Anzac Bridge at Rozelle Bay.

Also this issue, the next installment of How to Grow Boating. If you have any suggestions or ideas as to how to inspire the broader community to get into the marine lifestyle, just email me.

It's not quite the wisdom of Rupert Murdoch, but it has overtones of the world's most savvy media magnate: Kevin Rudd addressed media moguls on the Gold Coast yesterday and confessed that he is the only newspaper reader in his home. And his family is not unique.

As the appetite for 24-hour news increases, people are relying on the Internet for news and information, resulting in dramatic declines in newspaper circulations and the market share of other “traditional media”.

Of course, we at TetraMedia will bang that drum, because our readership and subscribers are growing exponentially and our advertisers are benefiting.

Please keep in touch with any news or feature ideas you'd like to see in

Jeni Bone, Editor

World-Class Facility Takes Shape in Sydney
Jeni Bone,
After years of detailed research and planning, construction is now well under way for Sydney City Marine's world class facility located adjacent to Sydney's Anzac Bridge at Rozelle Bay in Sydney Harbour.... [more]

Rudd says Online is the Medium of Choice
Jeni Bone,
Yesterday the PM, Kevin Rudd, addressed Australian media bosses and told them online is the news and information medium of the future.... [more]

Sensation Yachts Faces Creditors
Jeni Bone,
The highly awarded NZ superyacht builder, Sensation Yachts is facing a multi-million dollar demand for money from a list of international creditors.... [more]

Recycling EPIRBs is the way to go
Media Services,
Emergency service resources are being wasted and tax payers money spent to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to follow up false alarms from incorrectly disposed Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs... [more]

Exhibition of The Boys from Cockatoo by Bill Nix
Australian National Maritime Museum,
Sydney artist Bill Nix clearly has fond memories of an earlier career when he worked in the shipbuilding yard on Sydney's Cockatoo Island. His new exhibition at the Australian National Maritime Museum, from 17 September – 2 November 2008 titled The Boys from Cockatoo, recalls the people with whom he worked on the island from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s.... [more]

Aussie marine exporters chase US market at IBEX
Kate Duryea,
Australia's marine industry will showcase innovation and cutting edge technology through participation at IBEX 2008 from October 6-8.... [more]

Incat Crowther Commissioned for 37.5m Cat
Jeni Bone,
Sydney company, Incat Crowther has been commissioned to develop a new high speed catamaran motor yacht for an international businessman. The vessel will be capable of cruising at 25 knots and will have long range capabilities in excess of 3500nm.... [more]

Wynyard Quarter in Contention
Jeni Bone,
Following a report which declares the local industry booming, NZ boat builders fear their billion dollar contribution to the economy could be jeopardised by Wynyard Quarter and its plan for apartment development.... [more]

Endurance to launch at Ft Lauderdale
Jeni Bone,
Leigh-Smith Cruiser Sales will welcome the new, China-made Endurance 650, ordered from Hampton Yachts and due for arrival on the Gold Coast in time for the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2009.... [more]

Blue on Blue – venue for Magnetic Island Race Week
Media services,
Positioned in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Australia's most popular cruising location, Magnetic Island is an ideal base for exploring the waters of Tropical North Queensland... [more]

Telwater Sheds 100
Jeni Bone,
Telwater, manufacturer of the well-known Quintrex and Stacer brands, has laid off 100 staff, a consequence of a slower economy, high fuel and food costs and hesitant consumers.... [more]

Olympic Sailing and the media
Rob Kothe,
Sailing secures the least television ratings interest of any Olympic sport according to the IOC and the Medal Race was implemented in an attempt to make the sport more media friendly. Did it deliver in Qingdao?... [more]

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