There's only one way to describe this week's Powerboat-World and that's ‘interest-packed.'
If it happened in the world of powerboats, we've got it covered, the good news and the bad.
Bad news for Maritimo's ace offshore driver Tom Barry-Cotter relegated to second place after ‘winning' the Italian Offshore GP.
Even worse news from the United States where three people were killed when their high-performance boat ran aground.
We put the lid on the fact and fiction related to the controversial ethanol fuel, E10.
Visitors to Melbourne have no doubt often used that city's popular tramway network – but you can also catch a tram powered by a Yanmar diesel! Right, it's a water-borne tram taking passengers cruising through the city on the Yarra River.
In NSW more than 1300 boaters were subjected to on-water safety tests by NSW Maritime officers over the long weekend in that state.
We have the latest news from the F1 H20 GP in China and a preview of next month's Wide Bay Australia Bundy Thunder.
Don't miss taking a look at the latest creation from the prestige US boat builder Cobalt.
Read on and stop by any day to catch all our updates.
First Class 1 victory snatched from Maritimo Nigel Quilter, Italian Grand Prix round 4 of the UIM-WPPA Class 1 World Powerboat Championship - A post-race long-lap time penalty cost Maritimo their maiden Class 1 victory... [more] Onsend this story
Marine Industry Positions - Experienced Fiberglass Laminators TetraMedia, Experienced Fiberglass Laminators, with an interest in Sailing preferred required by the Asia-Pacific manufacturers of the Laser dinghy, the top selling boat in the world. Must be experienced with Weight controlled Hand Laminating, competent with air and electrical hand tools.... [more] Onsend this story
Melbourne's Yamaha Powered Tram Bob Carter, Melbourne is one of the few cities in Australia that boasts an extensive tram network for public transportation. Apart from the function of moving residents around town, Melbourne also has a water borne tram that carries tourists and party groups up and down the iconic Yarra River.... [more] Onsend this story
Jonas Andersson wins in Liuzhou to lead F1 Championship! Steve Michael Reporting, U.I.M. F1 H2O World Championship Grand Prix of China. Swedish star Jonas Andersson of Team Azerbaijan powered his DAC from the second position off the start pontoon into first place on the opening lap and never looked back taking his second victory.... [more] Onsend this story
Mooloolaba Spit Future Plan released QLD Gov Minister Stephen Robertson, A new plan to create a sustainable and balanced future for one of Queensland's most iconic regions - Mooloolaba - has been revealed.... [more] Onsend this story
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] Onsend this story
Results for Operation 'Boat Safe' over the NSW October long weekend NSW Government Media, NSW Maritime Boating Safety Officers carried our more than 1300 on-water safety checks state-wide over the long weekend as part of operation ‘Boat Safe', Ports and Maritime Minister Joe Tripodi said today. Mr Tripodi said while the number of inspections was down due to poor weather conditions, more than one hundred penalties and formal warnings were handed out.... [more] Onsend this story
Cobalt 230 – ‘pure genius' Bob Wonders, Latest offering from a truly prestige boat builder. It's designated the Cobalt 230, 6.65-metres of unabashed luxury and performance, designed specifically, the company says, to make maximum use of every centimetre of space on board.... [more] Onsend this story
Murray River debris alert for skippers AAP Medianet, Recent rains have provided relief for parched lands but are causing safety concerns on waters in the Echuca/Moama area. NSW Maritime Regional Manager Scott Kidd said the rains had led to rising waters with debris being washed into river systems.... [more] Onsend this story
F1 Powerboat - Selio wins to open up Championship picture in China F1 Powerboat media, U.I.M. F1 H2O World Championship - Team China on the podium. Team Abu Dhabi driver was looking solid and setting the fast lap of the race doing a 45.37 second lap around the 1.63 kilometer (1 mile) six pin course before bad luck struck him on the 11th lap as his starter motor stuck.... [more] Onsend this story
Upgrades to Predictwind go live - many new features Richard Gladwell, Sail-World, A new version of Predictwind the popular online wind information application has gone live. Many new features have been incorporated in this version, which has a completely new look and feel. The user can now drive the application via a series on on screen options, that allow you to toggle between different features, feeds and views.... [more] Onsend this story
On-line Kayaking Safety tuition now available at Coastguard Education Coastguard Boating Education ., Coastguard Education now have available the first of a new series of online, interactive education modules.Small craft, inclusive of Kayak and powered water craft currently represent the fastest growing sector of the market with their users over represented in the drowning statistics.... [more] Onsend this story
Winning Streak on the line for two drivers in Liuzhou F1 media, Just one day away from the start of the 10th Grand Prix of China in Liuzhou. Defending race and World Champion Jay Price of the Qatar Team rolls into town having won the last two races he's started by capturing victory at the second event at the Grand Prix of Finland back in June and the first event at the August event at the Grand Prix of Russia in St. Petersburg.... [more] Onsend this story
Corals could starve in high CO2 ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, As human activity pumps more and more carbon into the atmosphere, a new threat has emerged to the world's coral reefs – starvation.... [more] Onsend this story
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] Onsend this story
UIM WPPA Class 1 Worlds: Victory 1 crowned European Champions Class 1 News, Victory 1's Mohammad Al Mehairi, in his debut season in Class 1, and Jean-Marc Sanchez were crowned European Champions after finishing second in Race 2 of the Italian Grand Prix, round 4 of the UIM-WPPA Class 1 World Powerboat Championship... [more] Onsend this story
OceanObs'09 adopts Conference Statement Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, More than 600 participants from 36 nations attended the OceanObs'09 conference. The conference statement drafted as a result of the week's discussions is available for comment through 4 October, 2009.... [more] Onsend this story
Marine Rescue NSW – Now accepting new members Marine Rescue NSW, Marine Rescue NSW is now accepting new members. As a Marine Rescue NSW volunteer you'll be joining over 2,000 trained professionals who share your commitment to helping the community in a marine environment.... [more] Onsend this story
Team Abu Dhabi drivers begin friendly competition off water F1 media, The Grand Prix of China in the lovely city of Liuzhou which is hosting the seventh and eighth races of the 2009 U.I.M. F1 H2O World Championship,... [more] Onsend this story
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] Onsend this story
UIM WPPA Class 1 Italian Grand Prix - Fazza takes pole win Class 1 News, Fazza stormed to their second successive pole in today's Edox Pole Position, with the World and European Championship leaders coming from behind in a nail-biting qualifying session. Australian team Maritimo, claiming their first ever pole position podium, had to settle for second place on the starting grid with the top three completed by Victory 1... [more] Onsend this story
Reef named in honour of local legend GBRMPA, A passionate reef charter boat operator and diving legend has been recognised with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) announcing a reef named in his honour... [more] Onsend this story
Italian Grand Prix first Ptactice Race: Maritimo chases Fazza Class 1 media, The return of Class 1 powerboat racing to Italian waters saw the current World Championship leaders Fazza set the pace in today's official practice session for this weekend's Italian Grand Prix... [more] Onsend this story
Suspected Marine Algal Bloom: Central Coast Beaches and surrounds NSW DPI, Hunter Regional Algal Co-ordinating Committee today advised all residents in the Central Coast, Hawkesbury and Broken Bay areas that marine algal blooms have been detected off NSW Central Coast Beaches.... [more] Onsend this story
Angelo Tedeschi reflects on his hat-trick of World Championship titles Powerboat P1 media, Powerboat P1. Angelo Tedeschi reflected on his hat-trick of World Championship titles and duly labelled the most recent triumph as the toughest of the lot.... [more] Onsend this story
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] Onsend this story
NSW Maritime Medals recognise service to boating community NSW Government Media, Six marine rescue volunteers are among eleven people to receive this year's NSW Maritime Medals in recognition of their contribution to the State's boating community, Ports and Waterways Minister Joe Tripodi said today. Mr Tripodi today presented the 2009-10 Maritime Medals aboard the Tall Ship James Craig at a function that also marked the launch of the new boating season.... [more] Onsend this story
Ocean adventurer joins Boat for Life safety campaign NSW Minister Joe Tripodi, Pete Goss has signed up to become a Safety Ambassador for the boating safety education campaign, Boat for Life. 'Pete Goss is a former British Royal Marine who was awarded the MBE by Queen Elizabeth II and the Legion d'Honneur by the French President.' Mr Tripodi said the Spirit of Mystery voyage was the latest in Mr Goss's long record of seafaring adventures, including six transatlantic and... [more] Onsend this story
Wooden Boat Festival amid summer fun at the Docklands Di Pearson, Fans of wooden boats will be able to get their fill at the Melbourne Wooden Boat Festival which will come to the Docklands precinct on Victoria Harbour in Melbourne, Victoria, from 19-21 February 2010.... [more] Onsend this story
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