We've also outlined a brief preview of what will be on show at the show....would you believe more than 80 Australian and World releases?
It's not all good news, however, and sadly we have to report that Italy's Enrico Vidoli, better known as ‘Chicco', has passed away from injuries received in an F1 race on Lake Lugano. God speed, ‘Chicco'.
On the P1 Powerboat front, there's action galore – don't miss the up to date reports and colleague Jeni Bone informs us that an Australian company may just have discovered a way to harness the power of the tide.
In Wales, the brilliant Honda outboard engine has come to the fore again with victory in the Honda Formula series.
So look at the list below, news and views from all quarters.
Next week, get yourself to Sanctuary Cove hear?
If you see a handsome, and quite dashing young man who looks as though he could be a boating journalist, it won't be me!
On the other hand, if you see an old guy, who looks like he has been to every boat show staged at ‘the Cove', come over and say hello.
Better yet, come over and invite me to join you for a glass of something quite cold.
See you there- it only happens once a year.
Sanctuary Cove Boat Show attains its majority Bob Wonders, Twenty-one years of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show and plenty more to come. It seems almost ridiculous now to state that exhibitors in 1989 were delighted with the show's results in turning over an estimated $10 million.... [more] Onsend this story
Navico Broadband radar a must see at Sanctuary Cove Jeni Bone & Rob Kothe, Hailed as a 'paradigm shift' and the most revolutionary advance in radar since 1940, Navico's BR24 Broadband radar has lived up to the hype and expectations.... [more] Onsend this story
Riviera Receivers claim 'business as usual' Deloitte, From behind the wall of silence at the Coomera, Gold Coast precinct of Riviera, this epistle was sent to marine media this morning. No interviews will be forthcoming, the receivers advised, so management and Deloitte representatives can attend to the job at hand - salvaging a company.... [more] Onsend this story
Storming start for Team 26 in Powerboat P1 Championship Verity Keal, After seizing victory in the first race of the Maltese Grand Prix of the Sea last weekend Team 26 ended up third overall in the opening event of the Powerboat P1 Championship series.... [more] Onsend this story
Practical boating tips: Mediterranean mooring Rob Gibson, MED MOORING! This is the art of reversing into a space at high speed, while wrapping your anchor cable around the nearest superyacht... right? In this first excerpt from the RYA's 'Practical Boating Tips' series, Coastguard Education shows the easy way of handling this manoeuvre. See links at the bottom of the story for more on Coastguard Education's services and facilities and RYA publications.... [more] Onsend this story
Formula Cruisers adds Prowler 10.4 powercat to it's product range Troy Woods, In a market where many companies are falling by the wayside, Formula Cruisers, one of New Zealand's longest established boat building companies continues to expand. Their latest acquisition is the Prowler 10.4 power catamaran, previously built by Logan Classic Boats Ltd.... [more] Onsend this story
Enrico 'Chicco' Vidoli will be missed F1 Powerboat media, Powerboat racing has lost a truly dedicated driver as 53 year-old Enrico 'Chicco' Vidoli passed away due to an accident on the 9th of May on Lake Lugano doing what he truly loved best, competing and racing on the water... [more] Onsend this story
Riviera Syndication statement Denby Browning, Riviera Syndication has announced that it is not affected by the appointment of Receivers to luxury boat builder Riviera on Friday, May 8, 2009. Riviera Syndication continues to serve its client base of more than 60 families and maintains healthy revenues and cash flow.... [more] Onsend this story
Honda Formula 4-Stroke: Power of Dreams Germany takes 225hp win Abbie James, The Honda Formula 4-Stroke Grand Prix which has returned to Wales after a six year absence has once again marked a fantastic impression of the sport. In total four separate races made up the opening race day of the Grand Prix which provided onlookers with some fantastic race entertainment.... [more] Onsend this story
Totally Tidal Energy Jeni Bone, An Australian company has managed to harness the power of the waves, generating record amounts of power and opening up avenues of clean, green energy that are attracting interest from around the world.... [more] Onsend this story
Stalker and Evinrude E-TEC combine to take out Mildura 09 Amie Hine, Evinrude E-TEC have come away on top at the 2009 Mildura Ski Race, grabbing first place and breaking existing records across both SMOC expert and social classes.... [more] Onsend this story
Powerboat P1 confirms 2009 Italian race venue Angharad Gibbs, The Powerboat P1 World Championship can today confirm that it has reached an agreement with the Federazione Italiana Motonautica (FIM) and the Italian Powerboat Series (IPS) to stage a joint event in San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy on 3, 4, 5 July 2009.... [more] Onsend this story
Prizes to be won at Inaugural Moreton Bay Classic fishing tournament Michelle McKenna, This August Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club is offering you the chance to win a berth worth $132,000, a Suzuki car, a CruiseCraft boat and heaps of cash and other prizes. The Moreton Bay Classic has been designed for all family members with fishing only part of the occasion.... [more] Onsend this story
Ciantar triumphs at Malta Grand Prix of the Sea Sam Feasey, Maltese hero Aaron Ciantar was the toast of Valletta on Sunday night after the 43 Seagull Chaudron hull triumphed in Sunday's second round Endurance Race to earn the new Ukranian Spirit Team its first Grand Prix of the Sea trophy... [more] Onsend this story
Surprise victories at Powerboat P1 opening round in Malta Angharad Gibbs, Today's opening round of the Powerboat P1 World Championship in Malta resulted in a nail biting finish as SuperSport and Evolution class teams raced together in an awesome spectacle of power along Valetta's historic coastline.... [more] Onsend this story
Aaron and Audrien Ciantar claim top spots in Powerboat P1 PowerPole Powerboat P1, Malta's celebrations continued with local favourites Aaron and Audrien Ciantar rocketing home to claim top spots during a scintillating afternoon's PowerPole qualifying round in the sunkissed Valletta Grand Harbour.... [more] Onsend this story
Powerboat P1 2008 awards announced Powerboat P1 media, Malta's very own SuperSport world champion Aaron Ciantar and Hull manufacturer Chaudron scooped the top prizes at the Powerboat P1 World Championship awards ceremony. Picking up the shimmering trophy, a grinning Charlie Ciantar was delighted with 2008's unprecedented run of results.... [more] Onsend this story
Marine Safety Victoria's Winter Seminar Series Marine Safety Victoria, Marine Safety Victoria's Winter Seminar Series - Weather Wise: Weather Systems and Forecasting. The first topic, 'Weather Wise: weather systems and forecasting,' is designed to improve boaters' understanding of how to predict and interpret weather systems, with David Morrison from the Bureau of Meteorology as guest speaker.... [more] Onsend this story
NSW DPI appealing for help in tracking down elusive pest fish NSW DPI, Native fish populations could be at risk, with an exotic fish species on the loose in a number of rivers in northern New South Wales. NSW DPI has a slippery job on its hands, and is asking fishers and swimmers in the area around Murwillumbah and Uki to keep a lookout for the fish, known as the Pearl Cichlid or Pearl Eartheater, a native of South America.... [more] Onsend this story
New Antarctic seabed sonar images reveal clues to sea-level rise British Antarctic Survey media, Motorway-sized troughs and channels carved into Antarctica's continental shelves by glaciers thousands of years ago could help scientists to predict future sea-level rise according to a report in the journal Geology this month (May).... [more] Onsend this story
Sailfish owners again unite at Port Stephens Fishing competition Bob Carter, Team Sailfish once again descended on Port Stephens for the annual Port Stephens Trailer Boat Fishing Competition. Competing under the banner of Team Sailfish, the seven Sailfish vessels and associated anglers gathered to fish the sparkling offshore waters of the NSW north coast, albeit it under grey skies.... [more] Onsend this story
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