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04 Nov 2009                                       To respond to this email CLICK HERE

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Will all marine print magazines go free online??

We are one week closer to Christmas and Santa is now in the stores.

My Christmas wish list would include time off to enjoy the weather and the waterways around this neck of the woods, as well as a great family boat (being practical) like the Rushcutter 31, a delightful day boat designed by Andy Dovell.

Failing that, a charter around The Whitsundays would do . . . better get my order in.

To business, and this week we bring you product launches, award-winning innovations from IBEX, some tips from Marine Qld for preparing boats for the summer (and storm) season, and indications from sales figures at shows here and abroad that the market is definitely turning around and brighter days are on the way.

We are interest to to note that New Zealand's D&B Publishing is now offering its marine mags in a free, online format, acknowledging they have to go digital to compete. Be interesting to see what the other print magazines do now..

We are also pleased to announce that Sail-World, Powerboat-World and MarineBusiness-World are now providing a Twitter feed, super fast delivery of relevant news and information that beats any old media to the punch. Read our story below for more information.

In November we expect to climb through 175,000 unique readers across our TetraMedia Marine Group publications as our online audience continues to grow.

If you need more information on cost effective online marketing campaigns, email us at Or call Phil Arane on 0407 076 585

Have a great week and keep in touch!

Jeni Bone

WA oil spill most devastating ever
Jeni Bone,
Marine life, and the state's reputation for ecology, seafood and responsible oil industry are all under threat from the catastrophic oil spill off the Western Australian coast – now into its ninth week – according to marine experts and environmental groups.... [more]
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IBEX down on attendance, up on representation
Jeni Bone,
IBEX is over for another year and as the organiser had predicted, attendance figures were down an estimated 31 percent compared to 2008, attributed to “the challenging economic environment”.... [more]
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A few minutes ago this message went out via the ether - SailWorld News Newsflash: BOR 90 has dismasted off San Diego Immediate Sailing News just became even more so as, the largest online marine network has just begun its Twitter service... [more]
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NZ Marine Magazines now available free online
Brendan Maxwell,
As the Internet continues to impact on the leisure magazine market, New Zealand's D&B Publishing Ltd, publishers of Pacific MotorYacht and Propeller magazines are now offering their bi-monthly marine publications in a full digital format, free, online.... [more]
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Yamaha celebrates record boat show season sales
Yamaha Motor Australia,
Yamaha Motor Australia is pleased to announce record sales after the completion of the 2009 boatshow circuit. The result is not only pleasing for Yamaha but a great sign for the entire industry as more confident consumers return to the market for a new motor or craft to get them on the water this summer.... [more]
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Savage new model adds bite to the range
The newest model addition to Savage, the 495 Piranha, is living up to its name as the small boat with big bite.... [more]
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BIA NSW ramps up 'Boat for Life' campaign for summer
Jeni Bone,
Building on its 'Boat for Life' campaign spearheaded by sportsman and fisho, Andrew 'ET' Ettingshausen and accomplished sailor, Pete Goss, BIA NSW is promoting the site and all the tips and advice for boaties it contains.... [more]
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Austal prepares to launch 102m trimaran
Austal is preparing to launch its new 102 metre trimaran vehicle/passenger ferry platform at the company's Western Australian shipyard.... [more]
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NMSC confirms leisure craft standards seminars
The National Marine Safety Committee (NMSC) has finalised venues for the continuing series of consultative workshops on the new draft standard for Leisure Craft. Venues are now confirmed for Fremantle and Mandurah in Western Australia; Mannum and Adelaide in South Australia; Dareton (near Mildura) and Sydney in NSW; Hobart in Tasmania; and Melbourne, Victoria.... [more]
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Prepare your boat for the summer storm season
Marine Qld,
Marine Queensland is reminding boaties to stay safe and prepare their boats ahead of the summer storm and cyclone season.... [more]
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Quintrex is equipping families for 'a summer of fun!'
Quintrex wants people to get their families out on the water for a 'summer of fun' with Quintrex's Freedom Cruiser models from the Bowrider range.... [more]
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Longboats make a long-awaited return
Jeni Bone,
Seasoned marine industry professional, Captain Joe Goddard says that despite the lull in the market, the time is right for competitively priced boat brands to fill a niche, and he is adding Longboats to his offering at his recently opened dealership, GoMarine servicing the Tweed and Gold Coast.... [more]
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New Guide to berthing at Melbourne Docklands
Shoemark & King,
A new Boating Guide for Waterfront City Marina at Melbourne Docklands has been released in time for the 2009-10 summer boating season.... [more]
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New location for Events Clothing in Auckland
Kate Gordon,
Leading supplier of superyacht uniform, marine and corporate clothing, Events Clothing has a new home in Auckland, New Zealand. Events Clothing has moved into new premises in the suburb of St Lukes, a short ten minute drive from the city's marine hub at Viaduct Harbour, says director Owen Rutter.... [more]
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Fairline Boats unveils plans for new models for 2010
Saltwater PR,
Luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Fairline Boats has unveiled plans to introduce several new models with the upcoming world launch of the Targa 58 Gran Turismo, a Targa 44 Open and the Squadron 41 during 2010.... [more]
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PSA Laser Coaching Clinics
Performance Sailcraft Australasia (PSA),
Are you interested in receiving coaching to improve your skills? The Laser dinghy is the world's most popular adult and youth racing class largely due to its affordability and for being simply rigged making it easy to get out on the water yet, to be fast, requires specific skills unique to Laser sailing. PSA is offering you the opportunity to fast track your learning process.... [more]
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Marlink launches Access Controller at Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show
Saltwater PR,
Marlink, the world's largest maritime satellite communications provider is launching the Access Controller at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show. The Access Controller's user friendly interface clearly displays which data services are being used, how much data has been sent and received, as well as how long the system has been online.... [more]
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Tow in style with Dunbier's new alloy wheels
Sandman PR,
Dunbier Marine Products has released a new range of stylish alloy wheels, available as an upgrade for all Dunbier boat trailers.... [more]
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Brunswick predicts 2010 revival
Media Services,
Reported in the Wall St Journal, Brunswick Corp. (BC) says its third-quarter loss narrowed from a year ago and anticipates increasing production of recreational boats and engines early next year to resupply its dealers.... [more]
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Dockwise Yacht Transport - Record load bound for Bahamas
Barby MacGowan,
On November 3, when the 556-foot Super Servant 4, one of Dockwise Yacht Transport's (DYT) fleet of four semi-submersible ships, leaves Newport, R.I., it will be packed stem to stern with a record load of 50 recreational cruising and racing boats, worth upward of $41 million... [more]
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Fort Lauderdale starts with a bright forecast
Jeni Bone,
The worst of the US recession may have passed, according to sales and sentiment at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, 28 October to 2 November, at six venues.... [more]
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Honda Marine announces all-new online sales training program
Honda Marine,
Honda Marine has announced an all-new online sales training program that provides comprehensive sales educational modules for Honda Marine dealerships. Honda Marine University was produced in conjunction with Irvine, California-based Pacific Technology Solutions (PTS).... [more]
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Malaysian marinas in troubled waters
New Straits Times,
The plan was ambitious - build public marinas in several locations across Malaysia to encourage marine recreational and sporting activities, and attract international yachting communities to Malaysian shores. But seven years and more than MYR263 million later, only five of the ten proposed public marinas are operational.... [more]
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Celebrate the coming of summer with Try Sailing Day
Bob Wonders,
Yacht and skiff clubs across NSW support the annual Try Sailing Day. An initiative of the association's sub-group, the Sailing Industry Association (SIA), the annual event allows those who may otherwise never have had the opportunity to try their hand under sail.... [more]
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Musto wins exclusive rights to CYCA clothing merchandise
Musto Australasia has been awarded the exclusive rights to provide clothing merchandise and staff uniforms to the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. Additionally, Musto joins the family of CYCA Youth Sailing Academy sponsors through their sponsorship of an Elliot 6.0m training yacht and the Musto International Youth Match Racing regatta.... [more]
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Dutch teen chooses school over circumnavigation - for now
Jeni Bone,
The 14-year-old Dutch sailor who hopes to pip Jessica Watson to become the youngest sailor to circumnavigate the world solo says she will wait until the school year ends, next May (around about the time Jessica anticipates returning home), before starting her attempt.... [more]
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Cairns rising in popularity with superyachts
Superyacht Group – Great Barrier Reef's (SYGGBR) recent visit to the annual Monaco Yacht Show has confirmed Cairns is developing a reputation throughout the world as a world-class destination with a world-class Marina and a comprehensive range of refit and repair facilities and services.... [more]
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Liquidator optimistic about the future of Azzura Marine Nowra
Jeni Bone,
A liquidator for Azzura Marine Nowra, a wholly owned subsidiary of Azzura Marine, says he has already received a 'number of enquiries' about purchasing the company's assets after it went into voluntary liquidation on October 15th. Azzura Marine Nowra was one of three boatbuilding ventures in Australia owned by Azzura Marine.... [more]
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