White Bay heralds marine boon, Aussies in Dubai, Savage makes a comeback

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News and innovations from all over the marine world

We are well and truly global this issue, with news of a new dealer for Riviera located in the perfectly positioned Slovenia, Austal from WA celebrating an order of inshore patrol craft for the armed forces of Malta, new models and concepts from the US military and UK manufacturers, as well as AIMEX leading an Aussie force to this year's Dubai International Boat Show.

Later this week, we'll have an exclusive interview with Barry Jenkins who has just returned from India and the Mumbai International Boat Show, as part of a larger feature on the potential and realities of expanding the marine industry in India.

There's plenty of bad news in the papers, so for a bit of a tonic and certainly some inspiration, we feature a positive piece on the manufacturer and dealership in Mildura, Baldwin Boats. They admit to being taken by surprise at a recent boating boom in the area and attribute their rise in sales to consistent marketing, investment in quality products and, most importantly, customer service that has their customers coming back in droves (and recommending them to their friends).

Don't forget that as we update MarineBusinessNews each day, you will find breaking news, in-depth articles and new products as they emerge (not weeks later as is often the case).

Hope to hear from you.

Jeni Bone, Editor

Telwater revives the Savage brand
Australia's iconic and oldest aluminium boat brand, Savage, has a new lease on life after moving to Telwater's innovative state of the art facility in Coomera.... [more]

White Bay Development could be a boon for marine industry
Jeni Bone,
While media reports painted a picture of 'chaotic scenes' at Sydney's White Bay last week when 2000 passengers attempted to disembark from the Dawn Princess, many proponents assure us that plans are in the pipeline for sophisticated marine infrastructure which will prove of benefit to the broader maritime industry.... [more]

Andrew Short Marine's Sea Ray Rendezvous 2009
Media Services,
With all the stories of doom and gloom- its good to get some good news. Last weekend saw a flotilla of some of the world's finest marine craft assemble in the serene surroundings of Middle Harbour's Sugarloaf Bay. It was a perfect setting for the 27 assembled SeaRay luxury craft ranging in size from 24 feet up to the magnificent SeaRay 60 Sundancer.... [more]

Conran collaborates on Sealine T60 Aura
Jeni Bone,
UK-based luxury boat builder Sealine has just unveiled its revamped 18-metre flybridge motoryacht, called the T60 Aura, with a crisp, modern redesign in cooperation with London's infinitely hip and chic, Studio Conran.... [more]

Australian built Evolution expands East Coast dealer network
Sandman PR,
Australian built Evolution Boats has added three new dealers to its national network – Russell Cairns Marine & 4X4 (Warrnambool, VIC), Bay & Basin Marine (St Georges Basin, NSW) and Motor Marine (Townsville, QLD). Committed to excellence, safety, stability and quality, Evolution Boats enjoys the highest reputation for its unique design, unparalleled performance and matchless construction.... [more]

A top secret known as Stiletto
Jeni Bone,
The US Military is undertaking tests on the high-speed Stiletto Boat which it plans to use to catch drug smugglers.... [more]

Stimulus package - Significant Boost for New Charter Boat Ownership
Jamie Millar,
The Treasurer recently announced a business tax break applying to small and general business as part of the stimulus package. ...We can see no reason why this tax break should not apply to the purchase of new yachts for hire in the charter industry. A new boat will consequently generate an added tax advantage for your business in the first year of ownership – good for you, good for the economy... [more]

Baldwin Boats celebrates a bumper summer
Jeni Bone,
Based in Mildura Victoria, on the might Murray River, Baldwin Boats has just experienced its best summer ever, thanks to consistent emphasis on marketing, a broad product range and dedicated customer service.... [more]

Montenegro to lure the Med superyacht market
Jeni Bone,
Fans of the Med are looking forward to a new place to park their superyachts. Porto Montenegro plans to offer the world's yacht owners exactly what they need most – ultra generous berths.... [more]

Win a Line 7 Emirates Team NZ crew polo or a Line 7 jacket or pants
Enter online now to win a choice of a Line 7 Emirates Team NZ crew polo, a Line 7 Force Jacket ,or Line 7 Force Vest, a Line 7 Gulf Jacket or Line 7 Gulf pants, or a Line 7 GP Microfleece. http://www.one.sail-world.com/sweepstakes_form.cfm?SSid=31!Enter_here_NOW!new!... [more]

Oceantalk appointed as Aust & SE Asian distributor for Nexus Marine
PR Works UK,
With businesses in all markets facing unprecedented times as the world economy is in the throes of a nose dive, it is heartening to report a good news story from the Swedish-based company Nexus Marine AB, a global player in the manufacture and distribution of marine navigation products for the yacht racing fraternity.... [more]

Austal to produce Patrol Craft Fleet for Maltese Armed Forces
Austal has secured its first European defence contract with an order for four 21.2 metre inshore patrol craft - including training and spares support - with the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM... [more]

Riviera expands European reach to Slovenia
Denby Browning,
Australia's largest luxury boat builder, Riviera, has announced the appointment of ASboats to represent the company in the European Republic of Slovenia.... [more]

Miami suffers attendance decline
Media Services,
A 26 percent decline in attendance at this year's Miami International Boat Show is testament to the recession in the US and global markets, observers say.... [more]

Bird-free boating with Gullsweep
Sandman PR,
The innovative Gullsweep® bird scarer is a cost-effective and convenient means of ridding your boat of sea birds and their messy deposits. Available throughout Australia from vessel protection specialist Marine Solutions, the unobtrusive and effective Gullsweep® acts as a deterrent which makes gulls uncomfortable enough to select another roosting site.... [more]

Interest in Australian-made fuels increased AIMEX presence in Dubai
Australian marine manufacturers and service providers will again have strong representation at the Dubai International Boat Show, 3-7 March, via their presence within the Australian Pavilion, organized by the Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX).... [more]

MV Fantasea Ammari adds glamour to SEQld waters
Media Services,
Charter ship MV Fantasea Ammari will cruise the Brisbane Gold Coast route, taking in the delights of Moreton Bay and surrounds, and aiming squarely at the corporate market.... [more]

AMIF invites independent review of Awards
BIA and Marine Queensland members have received invitations to attend a workshop in either Sydney or Melbourne to participate in the review process of the Australian Marine Awards.... [more]

Ferretti suffers financial woes
Media Services,
Bloomberg financial commentators report that Ferretti yachts has missed an interest payment on 1.08 billion euros ($1.4 billion) of senior loans from the Royal Bank of Scotland used to finance its buyout in 2007. At the end of last month Ferretti did not make a 1.4 million euro payment.... [more]


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