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06 May 2009                              To reply to this email click here

Editorial May 6th 2009

Welcome aboard, here is the the latest news on boating and boats from across the Asia Pacific region.

For boating enthusiasts, the forthcoming Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (May 21-24) is a wonderful show .

Goes without saying that this is one of the premiere events on the boating calendar and it's almost hard to believe we'll be attending the 21st staging of the show.

Now is a good time to take advantage of the lower air fares on offer around the Asia Pacific and spend a few days ‘swanning around' the Cove. There are more new product launches here than anywhere across the year

On the competition front, it has been action all round – Tasman ‘Cure Kids' has claimed the NZ Rayglass Offshore title, ‘Simrad' has taken out round five of the Offshore Superboat Championships off Newcastle, ‘Anarchy' has dominated the Bridge to Bridge powerboat race with outright and Superclass victories.

All the results, accompanied by some great action images are right here.

Needless to say, boating enthusiasts are always keeping a weather eye on fuel prices – up and down like the proverbial yo yo, we know.

On the horizon, however, there's a chance that marine algae, often cursed by boaters, could become an ongoing source for fuel!

I probably don't need to point out that anchoring correctly often proves a problem for the inexperienced and sometimes experienced skipper – take a look at an NZ-designed and built ‘pick' that can make boating that much easier.

On that making life easier subject, we can report on a major breakthrough in marine radar, some say the biggest and best to emerge since World War II.

I know I don't have to point this out to our loyal readers, but here is where it's all at.

If it floats, if it is powered, if it is of interest it's right here. Enjoy your visit and come back soon.

And to the mothers of the world, a Happy Mothers Day to all from the Powerboat-World team

Bob Wonders

New radar technology brings sweeping change

Emitting less radiation than a mobile phone, a new radar system which is about to be released in Australia is destined to revolutionise the country's $7.8 billion recreational marine industry.... [more]

Six Near new luxury Sunseekers auctioned - Prices here
Media Services,
Under instructions from Ian Hall and Paul Kirk of PricewaterhouseCoopers last Saturday 2nd May 2009 at the Rivergate Marina Complex, in Brisbane, Australia six Sunseekers were auctioned.... [more]

Sunseeker auction results – more to come!
Jeni Bone,
It was a busy day last Saturday 2 May, with five of the six demonstrator Sunseekers up for auction at Brisbane's Rivergate complex going home with ecstatic new owners.... [more]

New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup attracts sailing finest
Barby MacGowan,
Similar to the America's Cup of yesteryear, the Invitational Cup will be a friendly competition among nations. Though she will be impressed by some prominent names entered in the New York Yacht Club's inaugural Invitational Cup, you can be sure Marie Klok Crump can hold her own in a room full of sailing standouts... [more]

Yamaha's New Generation 25hp Four Strokes
Bob Carter,
Never one to rest on its laurels, Yamaha has raised the bar with the release of two new 25hp four stroke models, the F25D and the FT25F. Both engines are sleek and stylish, being easily distinguished by the new graphics and the Yamaha tuning fork emblem mounted on the sleek cowling.... [more]

Thai winners dominate the classes at TOG 2009
TOTG Event Media,
The last day at the 2009 Top of the Gulf International Regatta (TOG Regatta) did not disappoint. With light winds at the start filling in later on, two races were finished for all IRC classes except the cruisers who completed one today.... [more]


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