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Sanctuary Cove bookings online, Jess sets sail, designer job at Tetra

This week we take you around the world in 80 or so stories.

A seasick but none the worse for wear Jessica Watson has arrived in Sydney, planning a massive media event and farewell tomorrow before she embarks on her 23,0000 nautical mile, 8 month odyssey. Her blog will chart her adventures, challenges and ponderings as she attempts to be the youngest ever.

Also this week, plenty of boat shows ahead, with Aussies making an impression in Monaco, heading to IBEX in Miami and hoping for more attention in Fort Lauderdale at the world's largest boat show's 50th anniversary event.
For next year's event, Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is accepting exhibitor bookings online. In time for summer, we present a close look at the safety stats and what we can do about ensuring time on the water is fun, not fatal.

There's an opportunity closer to home as well – your home if you have the know-how. As the TetraMedia Marine group embarks on a new phase of its international expansion, it now has another job vacancy. We are looking for a part-time graphic artist, able to work from home, flexible times. You would be involved in production of animated gifs, some Flash advertising banners and general web graphics. This is an entry level position requiring working knowledge Photoshop, Flash, Microsoft Office. The successful candidate may have come from print industry background and be keen to make transition to the online world.

If that would suit anybody you know, get in touch with our publisher, Rob Kothe

Have a great week and stay in touch!

Jeni Bone, editor

AIMEX leads Aussie group to IBEX
Australian marine companies will have a presence at IBEX in Miami from October 12-14 despite the current economic downturn and the fact export sales to the US are still well down on previous years.... [more]
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Ocean blooms following dust storms
Jeni Bone,
While the dust storms along the east coast proved a nuisance to city folk and a crisis for the bush, Sydney harbour and other waterways have been stimualted to bloom.... [more]
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Graphic Artist – online media – Marine Industry
As the TetraMedia Marine group embarks on a new phase of its international expansion, it now has another Job Vacancy. A Part time position for graphic artist, work from home, flexible times. Mostly in production of animated gif,some Flash advertising banners and some general web graphics.... [more]
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Australiawide Boat Sales opens in Sydney
Jeni Bone,
Queensland's largest boat brokerage, Australiawide Boat Sales has opened a new office in Sydney. Based in North Sydney, the brokerage operates online to enable greater coverage of Sydney's waterways: the harbour, north to Pittwater and south to Port Hacking.... [more]
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Superyacht group success in Monaco
Jeni Bone,
Back from Monaco, the first outing for its new logo, new team and new approach to promoting Australia abroad, SYBA representatives and a strong Australian contingent of around 40 people enjoyed a much higher profile this year than in previous years and are planning to build on their success at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale boat show.... [more]
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Abu Dhabi Yacht Show anticipates record event
Jeni Bone,
Following hectic promotion at the Monaco Yacht Show, the 2nd annual Abu Dhabi Yacht Show has has spurred a flurry of international enquiries from major industry names looking to sign up for the event, to run from 25-27 February next year... [more]
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Honda helps bushfire victim
Sandman PR,
Honda, Stacer and Victorian dealer New World Honda Marine recently teamed up with insurance provider Club Marine to replace a family's boat which was destroyed earlier this year in the Black Saturday bushfires.... [more]
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Governor of Victoria officially opens new Sandringham Yacht Club
Di Pearson,
The stunning brand new Sandringham Yacht Club situated in Melbourne, Australia, has officially opened its doors in an all-day and evening extravaganza attended by an overwhelming 3,000 plus members and their guests on the weekend.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove Show to introduce online exhibition bookings
Kate D Media,
Planning is already underway for the 22nd Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show staged May 20 to 23 2010 with the expected release of the Exhibitor Application online late October.... [more]
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Safety first in time for summer boating season
Jeni Bone,
Summer is just around the bend and as our thoughts turn to holidays and time on the water, recreational boating incident figures are a timely reminder of the hazards and precautions that should be top of mind.... [more]
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Boating accident in India prompts safety review
Jeni Bone,
Eclipsed by news of the tsunami and earth quakes in the Asia-Pacific region, last week's tragic boat accident in India that has taken 44 lives so far has been the catalyst for the country's government and tourism authorities to look closely at safety measures in the main boating centres.... [more]
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Reward offered for return of XSR superboat model
XSMG World,
A replica model of the XSR superboat has been stolen after being on display at the 19th Monaco Yacht Show.... [more]
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Bavaria Flies The Flag With New Corporate Design
Bavaria Yachts Australia,
Bavaria Yachts has officially launched a new corporate design this week at the Interboot boat show in Friedrichshafen. Bavaria Yachts stands at the dawn of a new era in yacht design and production. With the recent launch of the electrifying Cruiser 55, designed by Farr Yacht Design and BMW DesignworksUSA (a subsidiary of the BMW Group), Bavaria Yachts are marking this exciting future with a ne... [more]
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The ORCV – we're not just PC, we're good Corporate Citizen's too!
John Curnow,
OK. Just where am I going with this lot then is that for sure the ORCV is Politically Correct, which is exactly the way it should be. However, the main point is that for the 2006 M2V, the racers got together and sent a container ahead of them to Vanuatu.... [more]
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Genoa Boat Show begins
Jeni Bone,
With the rather unusual tagline: 'The Town. The SEAty', the Genoa International Boat Show begins today, including major innovations, record exhibitor numbers and forecasts of successful sales.... [more]
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FLIR's revolutionary First Mate hand-held maritime thermal imager
Rushton Gregory Communications,
FLIR Systems announced the launch of its new First Mate line of hand-held maritime thermal night vision cameras. The perfect nighttime navigation aid for use on any recreational powerboat or sailboat, the First Mate is also a valuable tool for finding people in the water, providing higher image resolution than other hand-held thermal cameras at a fraction of the cost.... [more]
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Marina Industries Association of Australia appoints new Chairman
Marina Industries Association of Australia,
The Marina Industries Association of Australia (MIAA) has announced the appointment of a new chairman of the peak industry's Board of Directors — Andrew Chapman, CEO of The Marina Hindmarsh Island in South Australia... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait -Charity donations leaderboard-heading towards $18k!!
Event media,
Last year the Heaven Can Wait 24 hour race raised nearly $13,000 for charity and this year the Heaven Can Wait Yacht Club is on track to beat that record with funds now past $12,800, up more than $4k in last 24 hours and on track to reach $18k before the race finishes on Sunday. In a Heaven Can Wait first, a virtual web based sponsorship race is increasing donations collected for the Cancer Cou... [more]
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Navico's BR24 wins prestigious EDN Innovation Award
Sandman PR,
Celebrating Australian and New Zealand innovation, the prestigious award acknowledges the effort of Navico's engineering department in its pursuit to develop the world's most technologically-advanced marine electronics... [more]
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Sea Shepherd's Steve Irwin departs Brisbane to take on whaling
Jeni Bone,
The Sea Shepherd marine conservation ship, Steve Irwin is poised to depart from the Port of Brisbane, heading south to Sydney and then on to other Australian ports to promote its venture and raise awareness of its mission.... [more]
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JV Marine adds Four Winns range
Zed PR,
Already established as the largest powerboat outlet in the Southern Hemisphere, Victorian retailer JV Marine World is showing plenty of confidence in the future, adding the Four Winns brand to its offering.... [more]
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Cobalt 230 – brand new for 2009
Harbourside Media,
The latest innovation from Cobalt, 'pure genius' is the best description of the 230. Designed specifically to make the very best use of every inch of room – from bow to stern – this has been achieved without imposing on the renowned finish, quality, stability, ride, handling and quality Cobalt stakes its reputation on.... [more]
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Sir Richard Branson's new lady - Necker Belle
Molly Cangemi,
Sir Richard Branson has a new lady in his life, Necker Belle, a magnificent 32 metre (105 foot) catamaran, the latest addition to the Virgin Limited Edition collection.... [more]
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UK superyachts buck trend with 15% growth
Jeni Bone,
Superyacht UK says its members have bucked the trend of decline to post a substantial year on year growth rate of 15.3% in turnover to June 1, 2009, reaching a total of £410m.... [more]
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Maritimo appoints new sales manager for Qld
Imprint Media,
Australia's premier luxury boat builder, Maritimo, has appointed Ormonde Britton as the company's sales manager in Queensland.... [more]
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