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Welcome to another week of

In this issue, you will travel around the globe updating on all things marine. From Singapore and METS in Amsterdam, to WA, the Gold Coast and all around the country.

The NMSC is inviting opinions for several surveys, including Boating Usage and the draft National Standard for Administration of Marine Safety (NSAMS) for commercial vessel surveys. Have your say at

We profile Andrew Short Marine this week, as he shares his insight gained from 26 years in the business and explains his marketing methods that help his company weather the current slowdown. His initiatives have helped grow the business despite an erratic market and pressure of increased competition.

It's official! The Bureau of Meteorology has declared that this season, we can look forward to extremes, from sizzling sunshine to cold snaps. After a dismal summer last year, we can only hope that great boating weather, at least half of the time, means a buoyant season ahead.

Enjoy this week's stories and remember, we update daily, so check out for the latest news, features and opportunities.

Jeni Bone, Editor

Grand Banks Protects with Peelable
Jeni Bone,
US boat builder, Grand Banks Yachts has reported excellent results at its Singapore facility protecting its multi-million dollar builds with the Skudo range of peelable protective coatings.... [more]

From Strength to Strength: Andrew Short Marine
Jeni Bone,
In business for the past 26 years, but building on a foundation of his dad, Fred Short's boat building heritage as founder of Sea-Al, Andrew Short Marine brings a wealth of experience and unique perspective to the industry.... [more]

Seapower Australia Revitalised
Jeni Bone,
Strategically located in Fremantle, WA's thriving port, Seapower Australia has been servicing and selling MAN and Volvo Penta engines for 22 years and is now upgrading and adding new brands.... [more]

$40m Investment and 450 Jobs at Rozelle
Jeni Bone,
Ports and Waterways Minister Joe Tripodi said Sydney's largest boat repair facility is on track to lift its first vessel from the water in November.... [more]

Gold Coast Broadwater claims more boats
Jeni Bone,
Yet another victim of the shallows of the Gold Coast Broadwater has made the headlines.... [more]

Norths Sails secure top five at Hamilton Island
Zoe Hawkins,
Being amongst 14 grand prix boats charging off the startline was a great feeling for Norths' NZ Marketing Director, Andrew Wills. 'It was pretty scary too as the masts lean over to windward huge amounts when the canters luff on the line,' he says. North Sails secured the top five spots at the end of racing... [more]

Rozelle Bay Superyacht Marina to Grow
Nancy Knudsen,
Rozelle Bay Superyacht Marina, built for the 2000 Olympic Games, has received planning approval for redevelopment, securing its long term future as one of Australia's premier superyacht venues, Ports and Waterways Minister Joe Tripodi announced today.... [more]

Was it good for You ?
Saltwater Public Relations asked their clients how they faired at the recent Southampton Boat Show - Considering the current financial situation, our clients went into the Southampton Show with fairly realistic expectations - Nobody was surprised the gate was slightly lower than last year... [more]

IPART Reforms Enhance NSW Ports
Office of the Hon Joe Tripodi MP,
Operations at Port Botany will undergo major changes under the most ambitious ports reform agenda ever put forward in NSW.... [more]

Voice Your Opinion on Boating Usage
The National Marine Safety Committee is seeking your opinions for its National Boating Usage Study, hoping to reach the 4000 mark.... [more]

Have Your Say on Marine Safety
The National Marine Safety Committee (NMSC) has announced a November closing date for public comment on the draft National Standard for Administration of Marine Safety (NSAMS) for commercial vessel surveys.... [more]

Get Ready for a Summer of Extremes
Jeni Bone,
After the coldest winter in a decade, we can expect an erratic summer, filled with warmer than warm days and plenty of rain.... [more]

Speedboat's build by Cooksons described on video
Cookson Boats,
Speedboat, from the board of in-vogue Argentinean designer, Juan Kouyoumdjian, and built by Cookson Boats, is the latest of a an exclusive breed of 100ft long supermaxis. These are the fastest racing monohulls in the world, which generate their enormous stability from the use of canting keel technology. See these videos of her construction... [more]

Comment deadline for vessel survey standards
NMSC Media,
The National Marine Safety Committee (NMSC) has announced a November closing date for public comment on the draft National Standard for Administration of Marine Safety (NSAMS) for commercial vessel surveys.... [more]

Australian Products in demand in Europe
Kate Duryea,
Australia's marine industry is out in force at METS Amsterdam in November with close to 30 exporters showcasing the latest cutting-edge innovations.... [more]

Donzi Debuts Limited Edition “009” Models
Josh Stickles,
Donzi Marine has unveiled two ultra-high performance, commemorative “009” models, the Sarasota, Florida-based powerboat builder announced today. Available in 22-foot and 35-foot versions, the new 009s have been designed to commemorate Donzi's pioneering contributions to offshore racing in the 1960s, including the triumphs of its founder, racing legend Don Aronow. According to Donzi's vice presi... [more]

52m ketch Mondango launched
Ivor Wilkins, Alloy Yachts Media,
Alloy Yachts has launched its latest superyacht, the 52m (170ft) flybridge ketch, Mondango, built for an international businessman and his wife. Mondango is a Dubois Naval Architects design. The hull, which is finished in Majestic Blue, is similar to the recent Red Dragon, but the ketch configuration makes the yacht distinctive.... [more]

Salthouse Marine Welcomes Aussie Recruit
Salthouse Marine,
NZ's Salthouse Marine has a reputation for incredible seaworthiness, capitalising on its unique offering and capable team to quadruple turnover since 1999.... [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]

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