A week of news, views and the Tsunami that never came
In the week that NSW came back to defeat the Maroons (too late, most would chorus) and on the same night, a tsunami was forecast for the east coast – thankfully, it manifest as a swell of not quite a metre – we bring you a selection of stories from around the country and around the world . . . starting with the newly formed AMIF.
Under the guidance of industry stalwart, Barry Jenkins, the new group will “better reflect the needs of its members” and confront the unique challenges that our industry faces at this time. While the BIA of NSW is notably absent, having resigned from AMIF just weeks before, it will proceed with the formation of its charter and as Barry describes: “A renewal of vows” at its forum during the Sydney International Boat Show.
There's some news from our friends at MIAA relating to the collection of data for the Australian Marinas Value Study, which aims to analyze trends and activity around marinas to better quantify their value, as well as plenty of new product launches in the lead up to SIBS.
For those attending the show this year, there is a delectable special offer from Coast, the award-winning restaurant on the lip of Cockle Bay with panoramic views over the marina and city. Specialising in modern Italian cuisine and with a warm, cosy ambience, Coast is offering a fantastic Boat Show special of a 5-course tasting menu for just $55.
See you next week at Sydney's 42nd annual boat show. Good luck to Domenic and his hard-working team.
Jeni Bone, Editor
AMIF leaves out its most populous member state: NSW Jeni Bone, Just one week prior to the 42nd Sydney International Boat Show, the BIA NSW appears to be on the outer with the newly re-formed AMIF.... [more] Onsend this story
‘New AMIF' sharpens its focus, without NSW Jeni Bone, A revitalised five-member Australian Marine Industries Federation (AMIF) says it will renew its commitment to giving the Australian marine industry a strong national voice when it meets in Sydney on 30 July but it will be doing that without BIA NSW.... [more] Onsend this story
Brisbane Boat Show lines up some Qld firsts Red PR, Visitors to the 2009 Brisbane Boat Show will be among the first in the state to experience two world-class vessels on display for the first time in Queensland at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, August 27-30.... [more] Onsend this story
Sea Tow network now on Sunshine Coast Harbourside Media, The Sea Tow network has now expanded to the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, providing support from Caloundra to Coolum.... [more] Onsend this story
Coast beckons during the Sydney Boat Show Jeni Bone, With commanding views over the marina, Coast restaurant may well be the best vantage point to observe this year's boat show, talk shop or escape from the crowds below. And with an exclusive Boat Show special of a 5-course tasting menu for just $55, it offers value as well as visual appeal.... [more] Onsend this story
AIMEX seminars a success AIMEX, The Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) has recently run 10 seminars throughout Australia for the marine industry to help companies manage through the global financial crisis, with feedback indicating they were well received.... [more] Onsend this story
Start of Australian Marinas Value Study MIAA, The collection of data to underpin the Australian Marinas Value Study has commenced. Launched at the recent Marinas 2009 conference and exhibition on the Gold Coast, the study will aggregate information provided by marinas to quantify the economic and employment value of Australian marinas.... [more] Onsend this story
Lowrance StructureScan – full panoramic imaging sonar Sandman PR, Lowrance has unveiled its next-generation sonar technology, the LSS-1 StructureScan sonar-imaging module. Due to be officially launched in Australia at this month's Sydney International Boat Show, the sonar-imaging module is the world's first to offer anglers a new dimension in underwater picture-like displays – side-to-side plus straight down, full panoramic viewing...... [more] Onsend this story
Fremantle Port welcomes $98m upgrade Jeni Bone, Fremantle Port is undergoing a multi-million dollar infrastructure upgrade program. Larger container ships will be able to berth at Fremantle Port's inner harbour as part of a multi-million dollar infrastructure program.... [more] Onsend this story
Multihull Solutions exclusive Sunreef Yachts importer Multihull Solutions, Multihull Solutions continues to go from strength to strength following its appointment as the exclusive importer and distributor for prestigious Sunreef Yachts in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.... [more] Onsend this story
BoatsOnSale.com.au – the Industry's Choice for Online Boat Sales Marine Qld, BoatsOnSale.com.au is quickly establishing itself as the marine industry's choice for online boat and marine accessories sales according to BIA NSW and Marine Queensland.... [more] Onsend this story
Great Barrier Reef Boat Sales scores Grand Rachael Hohnke, Great Barrier Reef Boat Sales is the newest distributor for Grand inflatable boats and tenders, cementing their position as the one of the most progressive boat brokerages on the Queensland Coast.... [more] Onsend this story
BIA Victoria welcomes new apprentices to industry BIA VIC, The Boating Industry Association (BIA) of Victoria welcomed two new graduates to the trade at the recent IC Frith Victorian Marine Industry Awards Breakfast.... [more] Onsend this story
“Sinking Ship” to Call on Brisbane Aurora Global Logistics, A bright orange ship will deliberately “sink” off Fisherman's Island, Brisbane, on Friday, August 7. For Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT), which owns and operates the 139-metre Super Servant 3, it will be business as usual, as the DYT ship has been specially designed to submerge itself and allow recreational boats and private luxury yachts of up to 65 metres in length (some larger) to float on and o... [more] Onsend this story
Perfect all-in-one sailing gadget, the iPhone - Part 2 Mark Cherrington, Apple's much-hyped iPhone has attracted much attention since the global release of the 3G in 2008, with tens of thousands of applications, and more coming. Buried among the many, some of which are rubbish, are others that are excellent and purpose-designed for sailors, as Mark Cherrington describes. This is Part 2 of a 3 Part Series.... [more] Onsend this story
Riviera Syndication unveils million-dollar plus superyacht experience Denby Browning, Australia's premier boating lifestyle operator, Riviera Syndication, has moved into the superyacht category, announcing ownership opportunities in a new Riviera 78 Motor Yacht on Australia's east coast.... [more] Onsend this story
Streaker Scoops 2009 Industry Awards Bob Carter, For the second consecutive year, Leon and Paul Savage's Streaker Boats has been awarded the Retailer of the Year 2009 by the Boating Industry Association of Victoria (BIA) at the annual Victorian Marine Industry Awards. However, the Streaker team went one better than their 2008 accomplishment, with the company also being presented with the top award for Marine Manufacturer of Vessels.... [more] Onsend this story
Perfect all-in-one sailing gadget, the iPhone? - Part 1 Mark Cherrington, Apple's much-hyped iPhone has attracted much attention since the global release of the 3G in 2008, with tens of thousands of applications, and more coming. Buried among the many, some of which are rubbish, are others that are excellent and purpose-designed for sailors, as Mark Cherrington describes. This is Part 1 of a 3 Part Series.... [more] Onsend this story
Tsunami marine warning for Aust east coast Media Services, Last night (during the State of Origin, no less), the east coast of Australia was put on tsunami alert following a powerful undersea earthquake off the coast of New Zealand that was registered as a 7.8 magnitude by the US Geological Survey.... [more] Onsend this story
Aquapro overstocked clearance sale Media Services, Up to 50% off new Inflatables. Slat floors, air floors, RIB's, console boats all must clear. Once only sale. Call 02-9622-0222 for prices. Aquapro Clearance Sale. RFD are overstocked with new Aquapro inflatables and Family Boats Blacktown are clearing out all excess stock at up to 50% off retail prices, all are below wholesale price. We will ship Australia wide at discount freight rates.... [more] Onsend this story
Top End dealer scores top Honda award Sandman PR, Darwin's BH Marine has been crowned Honda Marine's National Dealer of the Year for 2008/09. Also recognised for exceptional performance in 2008/09, Honda Marine's State Dealer of the Year award winners are: VIC - New World Honda Marine; SA - Sports Marine; NSW - Webbe Marine; TAS - Maynes Marine; QLD - Leisure Marine; WA - Dinghy World...... [more] Onsend this story
New Bavaria Cruiser 32 – European Yacht of the Year Nominee Jamie Millar, Bavaria Yachts new Cruiser 32, one of the most remarkable and promising new yachts in her category, has been nominated for European Yacht of the Year 2009/10.... [more] Onsend this story
Yamaha Wins Top Display Award at Melbourne Show Bob Carter, Judges at the Melbourne Boat Show presented Yamaha with the prestigious 'Best Stand Overall' award at the 2009 show. And to deliver even more punch to the awards, Yamaha dealer Geelong Boating Centre received the award for the best 'Open Display'.... [more] Onsend this story
Win $5000 worth of Marina Berthing at any d'Albora location! Natasha Jacobs, Don't miss out on your chance to win $5000 worth of berthing at any of our seven d'Albora Marinas located on prime waterways throughout Sydney, Port Stephens and Melbourne. Akuna Bay, Sydney, Cabarita Point, Sydney, The Spit, Mosman, Sydney, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, Pier 35, Melbourne, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney and Victoria Harbour Docklands, Melbourne... [more] Onsend this story
Haines Hunter launches new ‘Profish Series' Sandman PR, Haines Hunter officially unveiled its new Profish Series at the 2009 Melbourne Boat Show last week. Designed specifically for anglers, this impressive series of fibreglass fishing boats comprises seven models ranging 4.7m to 6.7m. While the Profish Series offers all the benefits synonymous with the Haines Hunter brand, these new models are very competitively priced.... [more] Onsend this story
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