Our ski racers, after a disappointing opening round in the 16th World Water Ski Race championships have started to show the form we know they're capable of; Queenslander (and 1 Formula I Men in the Aussie team) Wayne Mawer followed up his second placing in round one with a blistering win in round two.
And glamour girl Lauryn Eagle, perhaps ‘slow out of the blocks' in round one when she finished sixth, has comer back with a vengeance to claim silver in Formula 1 Women,
Of course, the team at Powerboat-World is now preparing for next week's Sydney International Boat Show and we can now give you the full details of where and when you can listen to some amazing stories from some quite amazing people in the Better Boating Lounge at the show.
This week also I wind up my piece on Boat Theft and give an introduction to the fabulous technology called DataDotdna, just the ticket to frustrate those who might fancy your boat (or some if its equipment) without paying for it.
Speaking of boat shows, we'll no sooner bid farewell to the Sydney International than we'll be faced with the Brisbane Boat Show (August 27-30).
Ah well, tough work, but someone has to do it, it may as well be me.
Welcome aboard, enjoy the read and stick close regularly while we endeavour (hey, good name for a ship, that) to keep you up to date on maritime matters.
$7.8 million Superyacht headed for Auction Powerboat-world.com, The stunning 98 foot motor yacht that was the star of the 2008 Sanctuary Cove Boat Show is headed for auction. It was purchased in 2008 by Brisbane entrepreneur Daniel Tzvetkoff's DSB Cruises which is now in receivership.... [more] Onsend this story
DataDotdna – the most efficient way to deter thieves Bob Wonders, Clever technology now offering specific advantage to the marine industry. A DataDotdna marine kit is now available for individuals to easily apply to boats, trailers, outboard engines and general marine equipment.... [more] Onsend this story
Boat theft – another side to the GFC – Part II Bob Wonders, Not a lot can be done to deter professional thieves, but we can offer some solid advice. Unfortunately for boat owners, all insurers we spoke with agreed on one vital point; if a thief is a professional, determined and perhaps has a buyer in waiting, it's extremely difficult to protect your boat and/or equipment.... [more] Onsend this story
Boats burning on Pittwater Powerboat-World, Five large motor cruisers were ablaze this afternoon on Sydney's Pittwater A boat caught fire at Newport Anchorage Marina on Beaconsfield Road, Newport, at 2.30pm and that blaze spread to two boats in the next marina pens.... [more] Onsend this story
Boating adventurers to star at Sydney Boat Show Bob Wonders, Exciting line-up of guests at the Sydney International Boat Show. Over the last week or two we have ‘waxed lyrical' at the multitude of attractions and new releases scheduled to make the show an absolute must on your agenda, and today we can reveal the exciting line-up of guest speakers scheduled to appear on stage in the Better Boating Lounge.... [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
Australians ski racers lift their game in Belgium Bob Wonders, Wayne Mawer, Australia's 1 Formula 1 Men competitor, threw aside his second placing in round one to score a heart-stopping victory over American Todd Haig with Sydney ace Chris Stout coming home third.... [more] Onsend this story
Powerboat P1 World Championship returns to Italy Powerboat P1 media, Powerboat P1 can today announce that it will be returning to Italy for the 2009 World Championship season finale in Sicily on September 11-13. heading back to the Mediterranean's largest island after a five-year absence.... [more] Onsend this story
Marine Rescue NSW tops 2000 registrations Ken McManus, On Tuesday 21July 2009, the 2,000th Expression of Interest was registered on the website of Marine Rescue NSW, the new, single, unified volunteer marine rescue organisation in NSW. By the end of the day the total had reached 2,014.... [more] Onsend this story
Maritimo scores second and third at Norwegian GP Bob Wonders, Outstanding results achieved despite handling issues and lack of testing. It was brilliant driving by Barry-Cotter that saw ‘Maritimo 11' make a ‘flying start' to the race; the team's 1 boat was on the second row in seventh place after qualifying, but the young driver saw his opportunity to slip inside one of the islands dotting the course and claimed third place by the end of the first lap.... [more] Onsend this story
Chaparral ready to fly in Australia with Aussie Boat Sales Media Services, Chaparral have released an exciting new range of boats featuring the SSi wide tech family bowriders, new Sunesta deck boats, the radical Xtreme wakeboarding series and introducing the flag ship 400 Premiere sports yacht.... [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
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
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
“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
Victory 1 takes pole at BMW Norwegian Grand Prix Class-1 media, Victory 1's Mohhamed Al Mehairi and Jean-Marc Sanchez will start from pole position in this afternoon's BMW Norwegian Grand Prix, after setting the fastest time, 3mins 21.04secs, on their second lap in this morning's official practice.... [more] Onsend this story
Two boats break Arendal speed record in Class 1 Edox Speed Run Class-1 media, The organisers of the BMW Norwegian Grand Prix saw the record speeds they were hoping for today, reintroducing the 'flying kilometre' with the Class 1 Edox Speed Run, with two boats breaking the 'Arendal' speed record. The first official practice of the BMW Norwegian Grand Prix exploded into life when home favourite Welmax set a time well ahead of anything Fazza 3 and Qatar 96 could produce.... [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
Pygmy blue whale off SA directly linked to Indonesian waters Minister for the Environment, Heritage & the Arts, An endangered pygmy blue whale has shown that we still have much to learn about the world's cetaceans and reinforced the importance of Australia's non-lethal whale research.... [more] Onsend this story
Trial F225C Sports Model from Yamaha blasts into Australia Bob Carter, The very first of Yamaha's new sports model outboard, the F225C is up and running hard with a Gold Coast ski race team. Yamaha's F225C is a new release from Yamaha and targets the sports and performance boat market.... [more] Onsend this story
Study links swings in North Atlantic Oscillation to climate warming WHOI, Using a 218-year-long temperature record from a Bermuda brain coral, researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have created the first marine-based reconstruction showing the long-term behavior of one of the most important drivers of climate fluctuations in the North Atlantic... [more] Onsend this story
UIM, WPPA and IOTA usher in new era of increased cooperation Class-1 media, A meeting last week in Stresa, Lake Maggiore, of the Presidents of marine motorsports' most influential bodies, the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM), the World Professional Powerboating Association, (WPPA) and the International Offshore Team Association, (IOTA), has signalled a new era of increased cooperation between the sports.... [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
Saving the Ironclad Cerberus Ted Browne, in the 1870's HMVS Cerberus was the pride of the New Navy of the colony of Victoria & perhaps the most powerful warship in the Southern Hemisphere. Today the owner & artists of Pivotal Galleries are joining with sailors & historians to try to save this unique piece of Australian & maritime heritage. Save the Cerberus will run from 7-18 October 2009 & feature over a dozen new original art works.... [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
Into boats? Then set your course for Darling Harbour Bob Wonders, Sydney International Boat Show, 2009, on track for a bumper edition. For show visitors, and there could be anywhere from 70-80,000 of them, the show will reveal a smorgasbord of nautical delights, from boats to engines, marine electronics to fishing tackle, scuba gear to the latest water ski equipment, you name it, it'll be there at Darling Harbour.... [more] Onsend this story
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