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18 Nov 2008                              To reply to this email click here

Editorial, November 18, 2008.

It's that time of the week, again, time for Powerboat-World and a catch up on all that's happening of interest to powerboaters.

First up, for all boating enthusiasts, Darling Harbour is well worth a visit this coming weekend for the inaugural ‘Clear the Decks Sale' organised by the Boating Industry Association of NSW.

More than 70 exhibitors displaying product in Halls 4 and 5 of the Darling Harbour Convention Centre, with larger vessels, new and used, on the Cockle Bay Marina.

Talking of old, one of the oldest Sydney ferries is on the market, the Baragoola is on auction at Grays online. When we last looked the top bid was $11,500, but you'll need at least a hundred times that to restore her...

On the Gold Coast we take a look at the first diesel-powered version of the innovative Southbeach Vacationer.

Looking for a Christmas gift or a good read? We reveal a quick review of the latest book from prolific US author Jeffrey Rodengen, ‘Commanding the Waterways, The Story of Sea Ray.' We wrote a story a few weeks ago after interviewing C.N.Ray the founder C.Ray get it - he wrote us a nice note.

Plenty of other news, including the opportunity to catch up with the bio-diesel powered trimaran Earthrace on its Australian tour, Azzura Marine's latest launching, bits and pieces from the race scene, including P1, Offshore and F1.

Where else would you gather such a ‘smorgasbord' of information?

Only on Powerboat-World.com – stick around and call in regularly.

Bob Wonders

198 foot ferry being auctioned on the Internet
Jeni Bone,
Looking to invest in a piece of Sydney nostalgia? The 1922 built Manly Ferry 'BARAGOOLA' is being auctioned online now. She is 198`(60 metres) in Length and 38 (12 metres)` wide and can accommodate up to 1000 people... [more]

Plenty of fish for Riviera Gold Coast tournament
Denby Browning,
The Riviera Light Tackle Masters game fishing tournament off the Gold Coast in January is shaping to be bigger and better than the successful 2008 event. Again, the Masters will run over three full days of fishing, beginning on Friday, January 16. A flotilla of more than 50 boats and 200 anglers, with many ladies and juniors, is expected to challenge for prizes valued at more than $60,000.... [more]

The rain in Spain falls mainly....
Bob Wonders,
The news from sunny, hold on, make that soggy Queensland. As I write this (10.30am Queensland time, Tuesday) it has been raining non-stop on the Gold Coast since Sunday afternoon.... [more]

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