News from Boating scene

26 Aug 2009                              To reply to this email click here


Welcome aboard for the latest Powerboat-World newsetter.

By now, the sad, though expected news came through that the boating community had lost a ‘towering figure' with the passing of John Haines, A.M. We take a look back at a magnificent life and bring to you many of the tributes that flowed thick and fast from boating community leaders, rivals and powerboat racing competitors.

On the home front, we're headed up the motorway tomorrow for the 2009 Brisbane Boat Show, where more than 115 exhibitors are set to display the tricks of their trade.

A few changes to report on regarding the rapidly-approaching Redcliffe Superboat Grand Prix, final round of the 2009 Offshore Superboat Championships.

Migaloo the White Whale is back in the Whitsundays, no doubt boat watching, its the season after all.

Plenty of other news around the traps and if boating and boats qualifies as ‘your go', you've come to the right place.

Stop by regularly, we update all the news here as it happens.

Our sincere condolences are extended to the Haines family.

Bob Wonders

Horizon 98 Superyacht and others headed for September 19th Auction,
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

Changes announced for Redcliffe Offshore Grand Prix
Bob Wonders,
Final round of the 2009 Offshore Superboat Championships fine tuned. The previously advertised start time, 1100hrs, Sunday, September 13, has been set back one hour to 1200hrs.... [more]
Onsend this story

Migaloo White Whale sighted off Australian Coast
BW Media roundup,
He's here again! Migaloo, the white albino whale that has been appearing off our east coast since 1991, has appeared again! The now famous albino whale was sighted between Hardy Reef and Shute Harbour in the Whitsunday Islands on Tuesday, on his way to tropical waters.... [more]
Onsend this story

Queensland's Meridien Marinas to redevelop Sydney' Berrys Bay
Neil Patchett,
NSW Maritime Chief Executive Steve Dunn today announced Meridien Marinas Pty Ltd as the preferred proponent to redevelop the western area of Berrys Bay into a revitalised a maritime precinct.... [more]
Onsend this story

Legendary boat builder on brink of bankruptcy
Bob Wonders,
CEO of Fountain Powerboats, facing financial pressure. The flamboyant Reggie Fountain, a former three-time World champion for Mercury Marine, has previously struck financial hurdles operating his business, but has always survived.... [more]
Onsend this story

Dunbier's alloy trailer range expands
Sandman PR,
Dunbier Marine Products has added two new models to its popular range of ultra-strong aluminium multi-roller trailers. With models now available to suit boats up to 5.3m, 5.7m, 6.1m, 6.6m, 7.0m, 7.5m and 8.0m, the Australian-made trailers boast superior strength-to-weight ratios – for lighter, more economical towing on the road, with all the benefits of drive-on drive-off capability at the ramp.... [more]
Onsend this story

Tributes to John Sydney Haines, AM
Bob Wonders,
Industry leaders, colleagues and powerboat racing competitors were among the many who expressed their sadness and shock at the passing of the legendary John Haines.... [more]
Onsend this story

John Haines, A.M - Industry mourns the loss of a legend
Bob Wonders,
The man known far and wide as ‘Hainesy', John Sydney Haines, AM, has lost his battle with cancer and passed away over the weekend.... [more]
Onsend this story

New Industry body to replace Outboard Engine Distributors Association
A marine engine industry representative body was formed today to represent major industry players who are unequivocally committed to sustainable boating practices.... [more]
Onsend this story

Powerboat P1 pilot Hannes Bohinc enters Cowes-Torquay-Cowes race
Powerboat P1 media,
Powerboat P1 pilot Hannes Bohinc will aim to become only the fourth man in history to complete a hat-trick of wins in the coveted Cowes-Torquay-Cowes when his team lines up for one of the worlds most demanding endurance events on Saturday 29th August... [more]
Onsend this story

Symbol Yacht Passage Makers - Trawlers and Pilot House Motor Yachts
Brendan Maxwell,
Symbol Yachts second generation Classic 55 looks the goods in terms of quality V cost. It answers all the questions interms of size, accommodation, equipment, layout and quality, all at a pleasently surprising cost. If your looking for a Grand Banks but are struggling to justify the cost then the Symbol may well tick all the boxes.... [more]
Onsend this story

Invisible fish warn the reef is at risk
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies,
The smallest fishes on Australia's Great Barrier Reef are sending out a warning that profound change is taking place in the Reef's natural systems, probably as a result of human activity.... [more]
Onsend this story

Paul Burt gets behind new Gold Coast fishing competition
Australian Events,
A new Gold Coast family fishing competition has the active support and endorsement of local media identity, Channel Nine host and fishing expert, Paul Burt.... [more]
Onsend this story

Better Boating applications for NSW
NSW Government Media,
Public boating facilities are about to receive another boost following the latest round of funding applications under the State Government's Better Boating Program (BBP), Ports and Waterways Minister Joe Tripodi said today.... [more]
Onsend this story

Mariner Boating Holidays renews commitment to Variety Splash
Trevor Joyce,
Mariner Boating Holidays Renews its commitment to the Variety Splash and adds weight to its Profile in Melbourne. A goal has been set to raise $20,000 for Variety by selling tickets to the yachting community in a raffle with the first prize donated by Mariner Boating Holidays; a trip for two to the Croatia Yacht Rally in September 2010 including international airfares worth more than $15,000.... [more]
Onsend this story

Powerboat P1 - Seagull wants another title
Powerboat P1 media,
>43 Seagull Chaudron's throttleman Angelo Tedeschi admits he will leave no stone unturned in his quest to retain his status as World Champion at next months Sicilian Grand Prix of the Sea. Tedeschi's team are being chased by the all-Italian boat, 38 Baia Attolini.... [more]
Onsend this story

Australia's first full Genome project gets the green light
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies,
One of the corals that form the backbone of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is to become the first complex animal to have its genes fully explored in Australia. Plans to sequence the entire genome of Acropora millepora, a branching coral whose 'staghorn' shape and beautiful colours are familiar to millions of visitors to the GBR, marks a major milestone in Australian biotechnology.... [more]
Onsend this story

If you do not want to continue to read about Motor boats and boating on a regular basis a single
click here and you will not receive another Powerboat-World newsletter. 

If you are enjoying it we won't mind if you copy to your friends so they so they can subscribe too, right here 

Too much boating news? Not enough?

Change the frequency of newsletters, from a weekly summary to a  monthly newsletter or change from html (graphics and pictures) newsletters to text only newsletter, (best for slow connections, mobile phones and PDA's etc). Change from Powerboat-World Newsletters to Sail-World  Newsletters etc. Temporarily inactivate your subscription for a period, when you will be on holidays etc. or change to text for the same period. Or even (gasp..) unsubscribe.