New look Mandurah, Evolution adds to range, SE Asian market upturn
Welcome to another week and another retinue of snippets, features and launches from around the marine world.
This week you can take some comfort in the indications that the luxury boating sector is returning to form, with a trickle down effect predicted to follow by year's end.
Close to home, Evolution is celebrating the launch of its latest 600 Extreme Gamefisher - purpose built for the keen bluewater angler out for the large haul. Australia's 3rd largest on-water show, Mandurah, is coming up, with plenty of enhancements to draw the crowds and a strong contingent of exhibitors, as well as national releases to boast of.
There's an update on Yacht & Boat Korea, announcing 100+ exhibitors and huge investment in the event scheduled for Oct 29 - Nov 1, and also in Asia, China's renewed ambition to focus on the marine sector as a major revenue stream in the next decade.
If you're looking for the latest global news for our industry - all the business opportunities, innovations and opinions - stop by regularly.
Looking forward to your news too, so keep in touch.
Jeni Bone, editor
Asian boat market celebrates record deliveries Jeni Bone, World leader in provision of marine logistics, Peters & May Ltd recently arranged what is believed to be the single largest shipment of luxury UK built motor yachts on Maersk Line's Rotterdam to Far East route, suggesting a new optimism in the region.... [more] Onsend this story
Melbourne Dealer Expands to Huge New Site Connexion PR Bob Carter, At a time when some in the marine industry are either consolidating or down sizing their business, Melbourne Yamaha dealer Andrew Shirt at Central Marine has taken the opportunity to expand the dealership.... [more] Onsend this story
Mandurah revamped and ready for action Jeni Bone, Australia's 3rd largest on-water boat show is held in Mandurah, Western Australia each October. The 2008 show alone saw 250 exhibitors promoting WA's boating, fishing and outdoor lifestyle... [more] Onsend this story
Finalists announced for 2009 Australian Yachting Awards Craig Heydon, Yachting Australia is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2009 Australian Yachting Awards with the winners to be announced at a gala event at Sandringham Yacht Club on Friday, 16 October, 2009.... [more] Onsend this story
Maritimo expands service facilities in Sydney Imprint Media, Australia's premier luxury boat builder, Maritimo, has approved National Marine Services to provide maintenance and warranty services for owners in Sydney.... [more] Onsend this story
Garrett says 60% of people want more Green Zones Media Services, Environment Minister Peter Garrett met with conservation groups last week to discuss the Commonwealth's review of marine protection zones.... [more] Onsend this story
Evolution Boats launches 600 Extreme Gamefisher Greg Shoemark, Evolution Boats has added a new Gamefisher model to its highly successful 600 Extreme range, complete with a moulded-in side door for landing the really big fish.... [more] Onsend this story
Korea secures 100 exhibitors for Yacht & Boat Kate Duryea, Close to 100 exhibitors from Asia and Europe are confirmed for Yacht and Boat Korea 2009 to be staged October 29 to November 1 this year.... [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
Line 7 creditors likely to be shortchanged Media Services, Receivers for Line 7, KordaMentha have spoken of the debt owed to creditors and stated that it is unlikely that unsecured creditors will receive any payment.... [more] Onsend this story
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Jeppesen Marine and Raymarine Reunite Liza Sticpewich, Raymarine, Inc., a world leader in marine electronics, and navigation expert Jeppesen Marine today announced that C-MAP by Jeppesen cartography will come standard on the new Raymarine E-Series Widescreen with HybridTouch multifunction display.... [more] Onsend this story
China sets its sights on the sea Media Services, Currently only accounting for 10% of its GDP, the marine economy is to become one of China's top priorities, and it has earmarked eight coastal regions to spearhead a concerted growth effort that seeks to balance development and ecological protection.... [more] Onsend this story
Boat International Media acquires ShowBoats International magazine Boat International Media, In a deal announced September 4, Boat International Media CEO Tony Harris confirmed the acquisition of the monthly magazine ShowBoats International and associated publications, events and websites from CurtCo Media LLC.... [more] Onsend this story
Wynnum Logs Up 50 Consecutive Brisbane Boat Shows Connexion PR Bob Carter, The recent 2009 Brisbane Boat Show saw Wynnum Marine achieve a notable milestone - that of exhibiting at 50 consecutive Brisbane Boat Shows... [more] Onsend this story
Quantum Sails aims for bigger market share Tom Pierce, Last month well known Australian sailing industry professional Carl Crafoord joined forces with Quantum Sail Design Group to deliver an expanded Quantum Sails presence in Australia and Asia. Now he explains the Quantum Difference.... [more] Onsend this story
Variety Splash to sail new course in 2010 Sandman PR, Modelled on the successful road-based fundraising event the Variety Bash, the three-day Variety Splash will follow a new course in 2010 – Docklands to Sandringham; Sandringham to Geelong; Geelong to Docklands – to cater for growing participation in the popular event.... [more] Onsend this story
Royal Phuket Marina appoints new Sales Director Royal Phuket Marina, British sales & marketing specialist Lyndon Phillips has been appointed Sales Director of Royal Phuket Marina, Thailand's premier world-class luxury marina.... [more] Onsend this story
Raymarine previews its 'touch of genius' Liza Sticpewich, Touch screen or keypad operation? C-MAP by Jeppesen or Navionics cartography? Now users have a choice of charting software and the flexibility in operating their new multi-function display, thanks to the ingenuity of Raymarine's new E Series Widescreen which is being previewed in Australia this month.... [more] Onsend this story
Legendary yacht Sayonara visits Australian National Maritime Museum Australian National Maritime Museum Media, Melbourne-based Sayonara, one of Australia's most graceful historic yachts, will be moored on display at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, from 7 to 18 September.... [more] Onsend this story
New Aegean leads Maritimo display in Mandurah
A sparkling new A50 Aegean Enclosed Flybridge will be the centrepiece of a $5 million Maritimo display at the Mandurah Boat Show starting October 9.... [more] Onsend this story
World-class superyacht facility for Hobsonville NZ Marine NZ, Over a decade of vision, planning and lobbying has come to fruition with the announcement that there will be a world-class marine industry hub built at Hobsonville, New Zealand.... [more] Onsend this story
Haines Hunter: Working cleaner and leaner Jeni Bone, Not content to merely occupy some of the most technologically-advanced and enviro-friendly premises in Victoria, possibly Australia, iconic Australian boatbuilder Haines Hunter is putting its 30 staff through training in the 'Lean Operational Excellence' program, aiming to enhance all facets of its operations from the ground up.... [more] Onsend this story
Online more potent than TV Media Services, Two studies by US companies, Comscore www.comscore.com and Dunnhumby www.dunnhumby.com/us show online advertising is as effective as TV advertising in building retail sales.... [more] Onsend this story
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