Hot Boats, hotter ski racers and even hotter temps!

02 Dec 2008                              To reply to this email click here

Hot Boats, hotter ski racers and even hotter temps

If you're into hot boats (and hot ski racers!) have we got an issue for you this week!

It's all here, the E.C.Griffith Cup, the fabulous Bundy Thunder from the rum capital, the great race, the Hawkesbury River Bridge to Bridge, all here on Powerboat-World.

What's more, we show you how that fabled ‘other half' lives; just take a look at the astonishing charter vessel Princess Mariana, yours for a two week cruise (with 10 or your mates) for a measly $2.6 million.

And Dean Leigh-Smith, of Gold Coast City Marina fame, gives us a first rate look at the latest Hampton Motor Yacht released recently at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

This one is even more expensive than the Princess Mariana, but at least after shelling out some $3 million-plus you do get to keep it.

This is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg on Powerboat-World this week.

Offshore racing, Formula 1 racing, Middle East offshore Grand Prix about to hit us, glamour boats everywhere.

Plenty more to come, too.

As those people on radios are wont to say, stay tuned. is exactly where you'll keep up with all the news that matters.

Bob Wonders

Kiwis claim the E.C.Griffith Cup
Bob Wonders,
Not content with the Rugby League World Cup, New Zealand's powerful team of Annihilator boats, 1, 2 and 3, have taken the legendary E.C.Griffith Cup back across the ditch.... [more]

Victorian boat, NSW skiers win Bridge to Bridge
Bob Wonders,
Former Men's World Water Ski Race champion, Paul Robertson, has ignored the fact that's he's ‘pushing 40' and teamed with Peter Proctor to win the Feros Hotels Group Bridge to Bridge behind the Victorian boat ‘Hellrazor.'... [more]

Hampton Motor Yachts – a genuine class act
Dean Leigh-Smith,
Dean Leigh-Smith returned last week from the renowned Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and while there he was able to evaluate one of the company's latest creations, the Hampton Endurance 650.... [more]

Postponed: Peninsula AquaFest 2009
Peninsula Partnerships,
Peninsula AquaFest is committed to remaining a free, access all event;however the tough economic environment has meant some of our sponsors have deferred their commitment until the 2009/2010 financial year.... [more]

Class 1 : Victory vs Victory for the World Title!
Class1 News,
The Victory Team will be looking to wrap up their eighth World Championship in the Mina Seyahi Grand Prix in Dubai, the penultimate race of the season on Saturday, 6 December, by bringing both their boats home ahead of their Qatari rivals, who still pose a mathematical but improbable outside threat to their title.... [more]

Industry leaders laud Riviera as "prestige brand"
Denby Browning,
“Riviera is without doubt one of Australia's few truly prestige brands,” according to the CEO of Queensland Leaders, James Paulsen.... [more]

Maritimo on track for Dubai
Bob Wonders,
Scheduled for December 6 and December 13, the two Class I events comprise rounds of the World and Middle East Class 1 championships.... [more]

Bundy Thunder sets Wide Bay alight
Bob Wonders,
More than 5000 spectators were on hand to catch the action at Sandy Hook, Bundaberg, where more than 70 of powerboat racing's top competitors lined up for the hard-fought competition.... [more]

Silverline Buzzi Bullet stars in London
Powerboat P1 media,
The 47 Silverline Buzzi Bullet boat that finished fourth in this year's SuperSport class is one of the key attractions at this weekend's Sail, Power & Watersports show in Earls Court.... [more]

Need for Reef Managers to be vigilant
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority,
Predicted warmer sea temperatures will have reef managers keeping a close watch on corals. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) Climate Change Group Director Dr Paul Marshall said climate change was causing rising summer sea temperatures and leading to more frequent coral bleaching.... [more]

Coastal Patrol applauds Minister's Announcement
Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol,
The Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol, Australia's oldest volunteer marine rescue organisation, applauds today's announcement from the Minister for Ports and Waterways, Joe Tripodi, that the government will establish a new, single volunteer marine rescue organisation in NSW.... [more]

Princess Mariana – royalty afloat
Bob Wonders,
Princess Mariana, one of the world's elite megayachts is yours for a snip at $2.6 million.....for two weeks!... [more]

New SOP for effective NSW Offshore Vessel Tracking
Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol Media,
On 1 December 2008, the State Rescue Board of New South Wales will introduce new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Offshore Vessel Tracking and Offshore Tracking Sheets (OTS) to be used by all NSW Volunteer Marine Rescue Organisations (VMROs).... [more]

Study to identify location and storage of vessels
NSW Government Media,
The State's boating regulator, NSW Maritime, will undertake a comprehensive boat ownership and storage study, Ports and Waterways Minister Joe Tripodi has announced.... [more]

Win a Mariner Boating trip to Croatia Yacht Rally
Sandman PR,
Mariner Boating Holidays has put up for grabs a trip for two to the Croatia Yacht Rally as part of its support of the 2009 Variety Splash.... [more]

Port of Airlie: Poised for marine boom
Jeni Bone,
Airlie is poised to profit from a multi-million dollar project that will put it on the map as a holiday destination, part of the collaboration of a highly respected environmentalist, an equally acclaimed architect and an award-winning developer with vision and commitment.... [more]

PIMEX 2008 - no room at the inn!
PIMEX Event Media,
Luxury motor yachts afloat in 2008 include Sunseeker; Gulf Craft, Chris Craft, Formula, Princess, Riviera, Pershing, Maritimo, Crownline, Cranchi, Sunnav, Horizon, Posillipo, Rodman, Tiara, Mustang, Bondway, X2K, Sea Ray, Seatboat, and Silkline International.... [more]

Simpson Marine Sea Ray Singapore Promotion
Simpson Marine,
A wide selection of Sea Ray sports boat and cruiser models will grace ONE 15 Marina Club over the weekend 13-14 December 2008 to highlight the available range of popular Sea Ray models in the region, and present some exciting year-end promotions.... [more]

Solar Sub seeks funding 'Project Goldfish'
Jeff St.John Greentech Media,
Swiss energy company BKW FMB Energy wants 10 million Swiss francs to build 'Project Goldfish', a tourist submarine and the floating solar power system that would charge it.... [more]

2008 Zapcat Champions announced following appeal
Nikki Drummond,
The Zapcat National Championship finished with rounds 13 & 14 of the championship at Watergate Bay, Newquay on the 19th & 20th September. It was an event full of mixed emotions for the 2007 National Champions Pegasus Vortex racing, with pilot Mick Pritchard breaking his back during the event, and replacement pilot Neil Fraser and co-pilot Baz Minns pulling it out of the bag to hold on to the 2008... [more]

Sydney Ferry may head to Brisbane -auctioned today
Jeni Bone,
The 198 foot ferry Baragoola, current sitting at the Waverton Coal Loader on Sydney Harbour is being auctioned at Grays online in an auction that closes at 17:00 AEST today. Currently the highest bidder is from Clontarf, on the southern Redcliffe Peninsula in Brisbane and has offered $ 24,509... [more]

E.C.Griffith speed boat action this weekend
Bob Wonders,
Hydroplanes, displacement classes and drag boats clash on an action-packed weekend. The Victorian Speed Boat Club (VSBC) and the Victorian Drag Boat Club (VDBC) clash head on next weekend (November 29-30) when each stages a major event, the 95th running of the legendary E.C.Griffith Cup and the season opener for the '09 drag boat season.... [more]

Bridge to Bridge proves a tough event
Bob Wonders,
Nearly 170 boats and crews o hand for the famous Bridge to Bridge Water Ski classic.... [more]

Honda's Dr H takes engine ‘check-ups' to new level
Sandman PR,
Honda Australia's extensive national marine dealer network has taken delivery of an innovative electronic diagnostic tool which enables immediate analysis of engine health.... [more]

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