Tributes to John Haines

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Vale John Haines Snr, AMEC splits from OEDA, Crownline reprieve

The marine industry has been saddened by the passing of legend to all and friend to so many, John Haines Snr. My colleague, Bob Wonders reflects on the life of a man who contributed so much, as well as the thoughts and tributes from those who knew him in all facets of his very productive life.

Vale John Haines.

In other news, a breakaway organisation has been formed by former members of OEDA, forming a new body known as The Australian Marine Engine Council Inc (AMEC). The division and resulting new group was a consequence “of the growing discontent with some of the Outboard Engine Distributors Association (OEDA) members' inability to commit to sustainable boating practices”.

AMEC's foundation member companies involve distributors and factory representatives of iconic brands including BRP Evinrude®, Honda, Suzuki, Volvo Penta, Yanmar, Skeeter, Torqeedo and EFFA.

As if that were not enough for one week, we have plenty in the way of global and local launches, boat shows and opportunities.

Please stay in touch and enjoy our features and news items each and every day.

Jeni Bone, editor

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Bob Wonders,
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Bob Wonders,
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New body to replace OEDA
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Quantum Sails to expand presence in Australia and Asia
Quantum Sails Design Group Media,
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Crownline Boats salvaged and operational
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Coral Sea Marine Park update
Marine Qld,
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Free marketing exposure for Marine Training Centres
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Better Boating applications for NSW
NSW Government Media,
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Environment first - Honda resigns from OEDA
Sandman PR,
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Garmin hints at offer for Raymarine - in cash
Media Services,
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Toronto In-Water Boat Show cancelled
Media Services,
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Vendee Globe: Paprec-Virbac is being built in New Zealand
Vendee Globe Media,
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High-tech Sydney Rigging packages customised and online
Tracey Johnstone,
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Kiwi apprentices win again in Sydney
Mike Rose PR,
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Final nominations called for NSW Maritime Medal
Kate Sullivan,
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Win a Laser sailing boat!! - value AUD$9,200 - NZ$11,495

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Register for free seminar on R&D at Brisbane Boat Show
Marine Qld,
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Southport Boat Show destined to be a winner!
Australian Events,
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Crow's Nest: Heavenly home or holiday hideaway
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