Safety prop, news from Dubai, Aquapalooza hits South Australia
There can be no better antidote to doom and gloom, heat waves and trials of work that to push off in a boat. BIA NSW has even issued a press release to that effect, ennumerating the benefits, and for the purpose of the exercise, there are 10. Here are the first five, check out the story to see the other inspirational points.
1. Boating is great exercise.
2. Boating is a great way to bond with family and friends.
3. Boating is affordable.
4. Boating is relaxing.
5. Boating is convenient.
I am sure you could list many hundreds of reasons that boating is a lifestyle and the passtime of a lifetime.
It's also a livelihood, and this week, the range of stories covers everything from new releases, innovations, boat shows, plans for expansion and the next salvo in the battle of the Coral Sea.
Keep in touch with your own views and news.
Cheers to a great festive season and prosperity in business for 2010. And above all, good health to enjoy it all!
Jeni Bone, editor
10 ways boating can help tackle work/life balance BIA NSW, Endless meetings, tighter deadlines and longer hours are having a significant impact on Australians; many are now spending more time at work and struggle to balance their work and personal lives. Boating can counter most of the ills of modern life.... [more] Onsend this story
Garrett's marine environmental policy on the brink of disaster Dean Logan, National Spokesperson for the Boating and Fishing Council of Australia (BFCA) Dean Logan today pointed to the front page article in the Weekend Australian (Dec 5-6 Marine Park Battle of the Coral Sea ) on the Coral Sea as a defining moment for Peter Garrett's environmental leadership of Australia's marine environment.... [more] Onsend this story
Liverpool: New Boat Show for the UK Media Services, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston urged more than 130 leading figures from the UK's boating community to back the new Liverpool Boat Show at the combined press and public launch of the show on December 3.... [more] Onsend this story
National guidelines offer equivalent safety for commercial vessels NMSC, The National Marine Safety Committee (NMSC) has released for public comment a draft administrative protocol to be used by Marine Safety Agencies when reviewing equivalent solutions for the design, construction and operation of commercial vessels. The draft guidelines propose a new process for the national approval of generic equivalent solutions in relation to compliance with the National Standard... [more] Onsend this story
Coursemaster appoints French distributor Coursemaster Autopilots, Australian autopilot manufacturer Coursemaster Autopilots is pleased to announce the appointment of Globe Electronics SAS to distribute their range of leisure and commercial marine autopilots throughout France with immediate effect.... [more] Onsend this story
Aussie Safety Prop takes out 'New Inventors' top prize Jeni Bone, A Mackay Queensland inventor, whose day job is as a machinery operator, has come up with a propeller that aims to save lives and limbs. ‘It's a safety propeller, that will not sever your arms or legs and it's obviously safe for all the marine life as well,' said inventor, Colin Chamberlain.... [more] Onsend this story
BIA Victoria honors Rod Smith with life membership BIA VIC, BIA Victoria has honoured Rod Smith as its newest life member after a unanimous decision by the BIA board of directors.... [more] Onsend this story
New Buizen 52 takes luxury cruising to new dimensions Buizen Yachts, An exciting new model 52ft model is poised to be released by Buizen, the famous Australian yacht builder, completing the respected family company's plans to build a trilogy of world class, ocean-going cruising yachts comprising the ever popular and iconic 48, the all new 52 and the previously announced 60.... [more] Onsend this story
SeaRay Aquapalooza to light up the Marina Hindmarsh Island The Marina Hindmarsh Island, On Wednesday, December 30 The Marina Hindmarsh Island will be hosting South Australia's first Sea Ray Aquapalooza with the Flaming Sambucas' headlining the show.... [more] Onsend this story
Mustang ushers in the festive season Mustang Marine, Mustang Marine Queensland kicked off the festive season last weekend at The B.O.A.T Club on South Stradbroke Island, on Queensland's Gold Coast, with its annual Owners Christmas Event.... [more] Onsend this story
Dubai International Boat Show steady as she goes for 2010 Jeni Bone, DIBS 2010 Bookings well underway, with leading companies already committed including: AMELS, Burger Boats, Trinity Yachts and Westport who have confirmed their participation in the new dedicated Superyacht Pavilion.... [more] Onsend this story
Dubai marine industry buffered from local crisis Jeni Bone, Dubai's financial unrest has frozen the real estate market and stopped construction, also impacting on the local and international marine industry, but stalwarts have survived against the odds.... [more] Onsend this story
Marine Finance Industry Australia rolls out sales pilot MFIA, Marine Finance Industry Australia (MFIA) in collaboration with Marine Queensland (MQ) has released its sales training pilot to its dealer and broker network. The pilot program aimed at providing the sales sector with key tools to enhance the way they do business.... [more] Onsend this story
New Lagoons for 2010 Lucy Hogan, Presented by Lagoon - the new designed cruising catamaran..... Lagoon 400, 421 and 620. Contact VicSail for further details.... [more] Onsend this story
Gobius Tank Level Indicators, measure from the outside of the tank! Tina Ernfridsson, Gobius is a popular choice for today's discerning boat owner. Why, because Gobius is the only level indicator that measures from the Outside of the tank incorporating plastic, stainless steel, aluminium, steel and fiber glass tanks.... [more] Onsend this story
Horses give way to boats at Rosehill for the 2010 Trailer Boat Show Bob Wonders, Organisers maintain low exhibitor rates and free entry. Furthermore, Domenic Genua, the association's marketing and event manager, has stressed that the show's marketing budget will not be cut.... [more] Onsend this story
Cunningham's Marine appointed as a dealer for ArrowCat Marine ArrowCat Marine Media, ArrowCat Marine is proud to announce that Cunningham's Marine of Redcliffe Queensland is the newest dealer to join the ArrowCat dealer family in Australia.... [more] Onsend this story
New Year's Eve concert at Marsden Cove marina plus fireworks display Sail-World.com, Marsden Cove is putting on a free New Year's Eve concert in the marina with a great fireworks display. Live bands including renowned Soul / Blues guitarist Billy TK Junior will be performing on a floating stage. It will be a great place to safely moor and enjoy the music.... [more] Onsend this story
Bavaria Sport Yachts – German craftsmanship to the fore Bob Wonders, Bavaria Motor Yachts introduces three new models and they're already winning hearts and minds in Europe. With such a stylish array of sportboats on hand, it probably comes as no surprise that the company called on a subsidiary of the BMW Group, Designworks USA, to help craft its newest range.... [more] Onsend this story
NSW Maritime ‘Targeting Tinnies for safety' campaigns begins NSW Government Media, Small runabouts will be the target of safety checks across the State's waterways this weekend as NSW Maritime rolls out the first in a series of ‘Targeting Tinnies' safety campaigns, Ports and Waterways Minister Paul McLeay announced today.... [more] Onsend this story
25% off The Dark Blue Whos Who Book of Yacht Racing until 5th Dec . ., Do you have a customer, partner or VIP that would benefit from receiving a copy of the Who's Who of Yacht Racing? With 25% off the price of the DARK BLUE BOOK until the 5th of December, this book of key contacts is a great gift. The Dark Blue Book is the first ever ‘Who's Who of yachting' book to emerge on the scene, listing the contact details of some of yacht racing's most influential people in... [more] Onsend this story
Ramp gets green light at Bank Street for paddlers NSW Government Media, Ports and Waterways Minister Paul McLeay today announced construction will begin within six months on a $500,000 passive boat ramp facility for dragon boat paddlers, kayakers and canoeists at Bank Street, Blackwattle Bay.... [more] Onsend this story
2010 International Moth Worlds has a new title sponsor Bridgid Murphy, The Sportlifestyle company Puma continues their love of extreme sailing and signed on to be the title sponsor of the International Moth Worlds 2010.... [more] Onsend this story
One week to go to the World Yacht Racing Forum MaxComm Communication, Impressive turnout of over 400 delegates expected at next week's second World Yacht Racing Forum in Monaco, Yacht Racing Design & Technology Symposium and the 1st International Superyacht Coatings Conference.... [more] Onsend this story
Professionalism is the key to Ensign Ship Brokers Bob Wonders, Headquartered on the Gold Coast and with offices in Sydney and Gladstone, Ensign Ship Brokers is an industry leader. The company even has specific divisions that deal with the mining industry, handling such craft as industrial barges, and a houseboat division specialising in these unique vessels.... [more] Onsend this story
Webster's Twinfisher Appoints Adelaide Dealer Pacific Marine Bob Carter, The proliferation of the Webster's Twinfisher brand in Australia continues with the appointment of Pacific Marine as the authorised dealer in Adelaide. Pacific Marine is universally accepted as the strongest and most popular dealer in South Australia. Dealership principal Tim Hearse and dealership manager Paul Lamb rate the Webster's Twinfisher brand as one which fits a unique niche in the market.... [more] Onsend this story
The First 35 has arrived into Sydney Beneteau Vicsail, The First 35 has landed in Sydney! Vicsail Sydney are pleased to announce that the First 35 has arrived and is now at River Quays being put together, this is the First one into Australian and for more information or a test sail please contact Beneteau- Vicsail Sydney Tell: 02 9327 2088 Email firstname.lastname@example.org... [more] Onsend this story
US EPA delays decision on Ethanol Waiver Petition NMMA Media, In a clear acknowledgement of widespread concerns about E15 on the environment, engines and consumers, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will delay a final decision on Growth Energy's waiver petition to allow ethanol blends up to E15 until more testing data is available... [more] Onsend this story
J Class calendar for 2010 - a great Christmas present Titch Blachford, Capture some of the original 1930s J Class magic, along with fleet news and photography in the brand new desktop J Class calendar for 2010. Taking a month each, the three original yachts, Shamrock V, Velsheda and Endeavour are all featured, along with the replica new builds currently on the water, Ranger and Hanuman. There are further photographs and information on J Class yachts currently in bui... [more] Onsend this story
Salthouse Marine – moves closer to the water salthouse marine, As the year comes to a close, Salthouse Marine is undertaking the mammoth task of moving factory. Their new facility on the Concourse in Auckland places them at the water's edge... [more] Onsend this story
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