Summer is well and truly on the way, with temps of high 20s up here on the Gold Coast. Let's hope we have the right mix of rain and sunshine to please the farmers (and gardeners) and to support a great boating season.
This week, we look at Azzura Yachts strategy for the Monaco Yacht Show. For five years the company has attended Monaco and Ft Lauderdale Shows - the must-do events for the superyacht fraternity - but this year it will be part of an Aussie contingent under the Superyacht Base Australia banner.
Azzura's aim is to attract clients to design and build their luxury vessels Downunder, namely at Azzura's new Newcastle facility.
We also have a profile on WA builder, Chivers Marine and how investing in Multicam CNC technology has improved its efficiency, safety and quality, and the next installment of our feature on how to GROW BOATING in the broader community – this week with comments from Greg Haines and insight from the US initiative, its framework and 2007 results.
There are stories from NZ, Phuket and Beijing to complement the articles on local issues and news.
Have a great week and enjoy your MarineBusinessNews. Feedback always welcome.
Jeni Bone, Editor
Azzura Yachts Markets in Monaco Jeni Bone, Azzura Yachts is joining a band of around 20-25 Australian companies under the Superyacht Base Australia banner to exhibit at the 2008 Monaco Yacht Show, 24-27 September, and market Australia as a competitive location for superyacht design and construction.... [more]
Gore Eyes Qld Marinas Jeni Bone, Craig Gore's marina group, International Marina Development and Management, is in discussions with owners about buying Mariner's Cove and the Bowen Marina.... [more]
Sealegs Premiers at Ft Lauderdale Sealegs NZ, A range of highly innovative amphibious boats are about to be unveiled for the first time in the United States at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.... [more]
Growing Boating: Part 3 Jeni Bone, Encouraging boating to non-boaters should be a priority for the marine industry.... [more]
Santa Cruz Yachts SC37 wins prestigious award Media Services, The first ever SC37 was unveiled at the Newport International Boat Show, USA winning the prestigious 'Best New Sailboat' award. Judged by leading industry experts, the SC37 was tested under a strict criterion of innovation, value and aesthetic appeal against boats launched in the US market since April 2008.... [more]
Chapman Marine Planning Comeback Media Services, Calls to Chapman Marine were not returned these past weeks, pending confirmation of murmurs in the industry that the business had closed in the days following SIBS.... [more]
Movement at Asia Marine Asia Marine, Staff changes and rearrangements have been underway at Asia Marine, Phuket and Bangkok.... [more]
Investment in CNC is the Way Forward Jeni Bone, WA boat builder, Chivers Marine has adopted cutting edge technology in the form of CNC routing machines to keep up with international competition and take its brand into the next phase of growth.... [more]
Keeping Watch Over Sydney Ports Office of the Hon Joe Tripodi MP, Sydney Ports Corporation is trialling state-of-the-art technology to keep track of shipping movements on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
Superyacht Shows-Monaco sold out, Abu Dhabi coming BW Media Roundup, When the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS), devoted exclusively to superyachts, opens next week, it will take on a distinct Arabian flavour with the Abu Dhabi as headline sponsor. MYS annually attracts a private clientele of the world's super rich from over 40 countries, under the patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco. If you're anywhere close to Monaco, don't miss it.... [more]
Time to plan for Beijing Boat & Marina Show Jeni Bone, The ticker tape is barely settled on the streets of Beijing and planning is well and truly underway for the Beijing International Boat & Marina Development Show, November 20 - 22.... [more]
Cannes Comes to a Close Agathe Deschars - agence olivia payerne, With steadily increasing figures (numbers of exhibitors, boats on display, and surface area), this year's event has confirmed the show's status as Europe's no. 1 in-water boat show.... [more]
Award-winning Evolution Boats continues to evolve Sandman PR, Award-winning fibreglass boat manufacturer Evolution Boats has launched two impressive new models – just in time for summer. The Evolution 500 Sportsfisher and Evolution 500 Santa Fe ensure low-fuss, low-cost boating that can be enjoyed by anglers and families alike... [more]
1.2 million newsletters for Rolex Sydney Hobart Sail-World.com, The 2008 Rolex Sydney to Hobart race is little more than three months away. The Sail-World.com website will be providing more intensive coverage than ever before with 1.2 million (1,200,000) dedicated online newsletters going to its audience world-wide. Our first Sail-World Rolex Sydney to Hobart newsletter will be dispatched on November 1st. 2008... [more]
Team Mercury Wins Celebrity Challenge Brunswick Media, Team Mercury member Darren ‘Dizzy' Borg teamed up with V8 Supercar driver James Courtney to thrash the competition in a special celebrity fishing contest organised by Australian Fishing Championships (AFC).... [more]
Free trailers for Christmas from Whittley Whittley Marine Industries, Whittley Marine Group is offering the ultimate Christmas gift for 2008 – a free trailer with every Whittley Cruiser or Sea Legend delivered before 31 December.... [more]
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]
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