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18 Mar 2009                              To reply to this email click here

Editorial March 17, '09.

Welcome, to what for the Powerboat-World news desk has been a very busy week.

Plenty happening, no risk about that, as we preview the Tinnie and Tackle Show, the next round of the Rayglass New Zealand Offshore Powerboat championships and we visit Telwater, the home of Quintrex and take a look at nine new models.

A spectacular barrel roll sequence of a offshore powerboat, captured by a good friend of Powerboat-World, British photographer Ingrid Abery has been turned into a poster...have a squizz its pretty amazing.

Some good news on the ‘Grumpy Mongrel' crew which was thrown about somewhat when the boat did an unannounced flip off Geelong during the Offshore Superboat Championships. Seems the boys are destined for a full recovery, and even their 23 Bat Boat is fully repairable.

For those in the market for a boat, colleague Helena Heidenreich has discovered ways and means to hunt down a bargain.

Now, I can assure these next two boats do not actually qualify as ‘bargains', but I'd be a happy lad if I could afford either; the very first Outer Reef Motor Yacht from Fort Lauderdale and the first example of the fabulous Grand Banks EU41 Heritage have both arrived in Australia.

Bet they'll create plenty of interest as the boat show circuit swings into action.

All the news worth knowing, all here on Powerboat-World as usual.

At week's end I'll be hauling camera and notebook to Brisbane's RNA Showgrounds, affectionately known as ‘the Ekka' for the Tinnie and Tackle Show.

Stop by regularly and you'll be the first with the latest, news that is.

Bob Wonders

Spectacular Barrel-roll sequence in poster format from Ingrid Abery
Media Services,
Ceramica Panerei was raced by Mario Invernizzi and Giovanni Carpitella. Just seconds after setting a new round-the-Island speed record, averaging 88.5 mph, the boat caught the side of a wave and catapulted the men through the air in a barrel-roll. Having flipped reaching approximately thirty feet up the hull finally landed upright and continued on its course - All captured by Ingrid Abery!... [more]

More to JDs than a Boatshed
Jeni Bone,
With a lifetime of boating between them, the father and sons team at JDs Boatshed at Caringbah is quietly, but successfully expanding its offering and carving a niche for its impeccable customer service and support.... [more]

Australia's Online Boat Show Goes Mobile on Apple iPhone.

Browse review and compare brand new boats, outboards and jet skis at any place and at any time on your iPhone. BoatsPlus.com.au has built Australia's mobile boat show BoatsPlus.mobi. View photos, read specifications and find dealers directly on your iPhone.... [more]

Sturrocks Boatique - North Sails nautical fashion exclusive
Media Services,
The Sturrocks Boatique located in Mosman, Sydney is proud to announce the new season's collection of highly sought after Italian nautical fashion brand North Sails. March is the month that sees the famous Sturrocks's Military Road windows transform to bring this high street fashion brand to life and is the feature brand for the month.... [more]

Gleaming new Riviera is a stand-out at Tinny and Tackle Show
Denby Browning,
It's the biggest boat every displayed at the Brisbane Tinny and Tackle Show - yet it's surprisingly affordable. A fabulous alternative for the family and fishing. The Riviera 38 Open Flybridge is on display at Stand 670, just inside the main gates.... [more]

The ‘tinnies from Quinnie' keep on keeping on
Bob Wonders,
Nine new models show Quintrex will survive global downturn. Dealers Australia-wide have not yet received examples of all the new models, but deliveries are proceeding and most will have stock ready for display at the rapidly approaching major boat shows.... [more]

Thundercat racer ‘grounded'
Bob Wonders,
Fine and suspension for Thundercat racer after Gold Coast incident. The court was told that the Thundercat field was under a ‘Black Flag Alert', with all competing craft then restricted to a six knot speed.... [more]

Boat bargains are beginning to surface
Helena Heidenreich,
As you trawl through the various trader websites, you'll find there are some real bargains on offer in the boat market right now. Certain brands are offering generous cash back deals, while in the pre-owned market there is a good choice of boats available.... [more]

‘Grumpy Mongrel' crew on the mend
Bob Wonders,
Offshore racers headed for a full recovery from injuries. Peter is due to have pins removed from a broken right ankle next week, but is still somewhat immobile due to severe bruising to the left ankle. Jamie's damaged eye socket has responded well, while the small fractures in his back have been labelled as not serious and will heal in time.... [more]

NZ Offshore racers to clash on Wellington Harbour
Kate Gordon,
Intense battle forecast on challenging course. 'Wellington is one of the best races of the season for spectators,' Cary Gleeson, vice-president of the NZOPA and throttleman aboard ‘Doosan', currently holding second spot in Superboat Lite.... [more]

World first Grand Banks Heritage arrives in Australia
Denby Browning,
The first of the revolutionary new Grand Banks Heritage 41EU models has arrived in Melbourne. This model was designed from the keel up to include the state-of-the-art Cummins MerCruiser Zeus pod propulsion system.... [more]

Powerboat Handling and Marine Safety courses in Melbourne
Marine Safety Victoria,
The Royal Victorian Motor Yacht Club Inc. are running a selection of free Powerboat Handling and Marine Safety courses between 11 March and 15 July 2009... [more]

It's official – online media is now where it's at
Media Services,
In the US and Australia, internet media is overtaking all forms of traditional media for reader loyalty and time spent consuming.... [more]

KIBS incentives for exhibitors
Jeni Bone,
Thanks to the generous budget of the Gyeong-Gi Provincial Government, the Korea International Boat Show, 2-7 June 2009, is offering a range of incentives and benefits for foreign exhibitors interested in participating in the event.... [more]


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