Genmar divided up, London underway, Aussie celebrate cracker summer
Back to work for most people, capping off a holiday break that could be characterised by a return to confidence in most sectors and market around the world, led by strong retail resurgence at Christmas time.
What optimism then for the boating industry, as a new decade inspires people to turn their thoughts to what really matters in life – family, friends and leisure time. And as Scott O'Hare from Aussie Boat Sales points out, “boating covers all three”.
Now it's up to dealers and brands to convert this enthusiasm to sales, positioning boating as the best way to unwind.
London International Boat Show seems to echo these sentiments, four days in to the event (8-17 January) and show organisers are already talking strong numbers and a return to consumer spending.
Talking shows, the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, with Barry Jenkins back at the helm, is counting down til its 22nd instalment, 19-23 May 2010. There are going to be many new facets to the event, including exhibitor bookings online, a brokerage component and world and Australian launches, so get your plans underway to attend.
As well as an overview of the summer from Aussie Boat Sales (and some compelling pics from their NYE party!), and news of the fate of Genmar as it's split two (or is that 3) ways, we have plenty of product news, awards, launches and commentary on industry issues this week, and updates daily.
Send your own info and opinions along as we'd be glad to hear them.
Jeni Bone, editor
Slouch hat from the Centaur a tribute and a clue Jeni Bone, A poignant sight, the solitary slouch hat on the ocean floor is not only a touching symbol of the lives lost in the Centaur sinking, but also sheds some light on conditions at 2000m below sea level.... [more] Onsend this story
Barramundi Marine takes on Yellowfin range Yellowfin, Yellowfin have welcomed Barramundi Marine on board as a new dealer of their offshore plate fishing boats.... [more] Onsend this story
Lewis Marine wins Quintrex National Dealer of the Year Quintrex, Lewis Marine has been awarded the Quintrex National Dealer of the Year Award, one of the highest accolades for a dealership to receive.... [more] Onsend this story
Innisfail Marine tops Stacer's dealers Stacer, Stacer has announced Innisfail Marine as the Queensland Dealer of the Year for 2009.... [more] Onsend this story
Melbourne Int'l Boat & Lifestyle Festival tickets go 'live online' Greg Shoemark, Online ticket sales for the Melbourne International Boat & Lifestyle Festival have gone live for 2010, for the first time ever in the Festival's history.... [more] Onsend this story
Genmar divided up between Platinum Equity and Irwin Jacobs Media Services, The US marine industry now has a private equity firm as its second-largest player. California-based Platinum Equity, has acquired main share of the company.... [more] Onsend this story
NMMA Canada inducts two legends Media Services, The National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada has inducted Ian Bruce and Marcel Dubois into Canada's Boating Hall of Fame.... [more] Onsend this story
Mouth like a sailor? Jeni Bone, The pirate story this week put me in a jovial mood and I sought some origins of the phrases we hear and use every day, many of them traceable to our maritime customs. Here are some familiar terms that jumped the gang plank from coracle, cruiser and clipper, to common life.... [more] Onsend this story
Aussie welcomes the New Year with piratical zeal! Jeni Bone, Proving that pirates really do party hearty, the team from Aussie Boat Sales and their clients, customers and marina berth owners ushered in 2010 with a “yo ho ho” and a few barrels of rum.... [more] Onsend this story
BIA Victoria appoints Clyde Batty as new General Manager Greg Shoemark, The Boating Industry Association of Victoria (BIA) has appointed experienced commercial and not-for-profit executive Clyde Batty as its new General Manager.... [more] Onsend this story
Northshore Yachts chooses Raymarine E Series Widescreen Liza Sticpewich, The first Southerly 49 built by UK-based Northshore Yachts, and on show at the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show, will feature a complete suite of navigational, communication and safety products from Raymarine. It will be one of the first sailing yachts to have the new E Series Widescreen HybridTouch, with ST60+ instruments and new HD High Definition digital radar.... [more] Onsend this story
Seatec 2010: where industry meets Jeni Bone, Italy's premier marine trade expo, Seatec 2010, the 8th year of the international exhibition for technology, subcontracting and design for boats, yachts and ships is due to take place at CarraraFiere from 10 to 12 February 2010.... [more] Onsend this story
Incredible Cakewalk nears completion Jeni Bone, At Derecktor Shipyards Conn. LLC (or Derecktor located in Connecticut), the 281ft ‘Cakewalk' superyacht is nearing completion, the largest luxury yacht built in the US since the 1930s, and at 2,950 tons possibly the biggest ever built in the States when measured by volume.... [more] Onsend this story
Contenders go Tweet Tweet! Regatta Management, The regatta management team is utilising the technology of Twitter to ensure the virtual spectators get the best view of the racing... [more] Onsend this story
NMMA continues to lobby the EPA over ethanol levels NMMA News, NMMA on Jan. 7, 2010 along with other engines manufacturers, oil companies, and fuel infrastructure groups called on the Obama Administration to complete testing on E15 prior to any decision on the fuel waiver and expressed concern over an EPA letter sent to Growth Energy on November 30, 2009... [more] Onsend this story
Enter NOW to win a $1,000 PredictWind Professional subscription Richard Gladwell, Ten Sail-World readers will win a PredictWind Professional forecasting package for one year, valued at almost $1,000 per subscription. Enter NOW!! This Professional Package includes access to a unique set of tools allowing the user to predict weather conditions for use in club racing, major series or peace of mind while cruising... [more] Onsend this story
PIMEX 2010 : The Phuket Boat Show is Now Open: Day 1 Update Phuket International Marine Exhibition Media, PIMEX 2010 opened yesterday and is off to a great start as over 640 visitors came through the door on day one... [more] Onsend this story
Glowfast designs custom Luminous Rope Clutch Labels for Oyster Glowfast, Oyster has commissioned Glowfast to design a customised set of Luminous Rope Clutch Labels to be supplied as standard on all new build Oyster Yachts.... [more] Onsend this story
She has sunk! Three videos from Ady Gil - Earthrace collision with Wha Powerboat-World.com, The Carbon fibre 24 metre (78 foot) bio-diesel powered Ady Gil, formerly Earthrace, the round the world powerboat record holder tangled with the Shonan Mauru 2 has now sunk... [more] Onsend this story
A reminder for boaters to use caution when refueling NSW Government Media, After two boat fires in NSW this week, Ports and Waterways Minister Paul McLeay has issued a reminder to boaters to be extremely cautious about fire safety on vessels.... [more] Onsend this story
$4 million Dyna to star at Docklands boat show Greg Shoemark, A luxurious $4 million motor yacht will make its official Melbourne debut at this year's Melbourne International Boat & Lifestyle Festival.... [more] Onsend this story
Bradley replaced at insurer Club Marine Jeni Bone, Greg Fisher has replaced Mark Bradley as CEO of Club Marine, one of Australia's largest boat insurance providers. He also assumes the role of publisher of the group's bi-monthly magazine, Club Marine.... [more] Onsend this story
Proposed lifejacket rules - have your say Now! before January 8 NSW Government, NSW Ports and Waterways Minister Paul McLeay is urging the boating community to have their say on proposed changes to lifejacket rules with the deadline for submissions due to close this Friday (January 8).... [more] Onsend this story
Austal's latest warship is a high-tech jet ski Jeni Bone, A new war machine, developed in partnership between Austal Australia and the US General Dynamics, is poised to take on pirates, as well as any other global threat. And it's basically a high-tech jet ski.... [more] Onsend this story
Speed Dream: The quest for the fastest monohull on the planet Speed Dream Media, Record breaking project announced Details of groundbreaking new design aimed at breaking world monohull records... [more] Onsend this story
Win a Trip for two in the Croatia Yacht Rally in September 2010 Maggie Joyce, Win a Trip for two in the Croatia Yacht Rally in September 2010 worth $15,000. Mariner Boating Holidays and Yachting Victoria proudly announce their support for Variety Splash with a chance for you to win an all-inclusive trip for two on Mariner Boating Holidays 2010 Croatia Yacht Rally. Purchase tickets on line – follow the link - http://www.yachtingvictoria.com.au/event.asp?ID=29948&format=po... [more] Onsend this story
Melbourne International Boat and Lifestyle Festival focuses on fun Jeni Bone, The Melbourne International Boat and Lifestyle Festival, MIBLF for those in the know, will be held 5-7 February, and as Ashley Farr from the BIA VIC explains, emphasis is on the Festival facet of the event, aiming to attract as many families and a broader range of consumer as possible.... [more] Onsend this story
All systems GO for GoMarine Jeni Bone, On the Tweed-Gold Coast border, Joe Goddard at the newly opened GoMarine dealership is capitalising on the strong interest in boating in the region and holding Sea Trials from Kennedy Drive Boat Ramp on his Longboat 19 and 24, as well as the locally built Baysport 530 and 640 models.... [more] Onsend this story
Toronto International Boat Show uses seminars to entice Media Services, Organisers of the 52nd Annual Toronto International Boat Show aim to demonstrate that getting into boating is easy with seminars, experts, boating identities and displays.... [more] Onsend this story
London Boat Show aims to lure families Jeni Bone, The London International Boat Show kicks off this week, and organisers state that the combination of new boats, equipment and fashion due to be unveiled will contribute to the event's broad family appeal.... [more] Onsend this story
Bahrain Boat Show promises major exposure for exhibitors Jeni Bone, Marine group, Knotika Holding is promising a bigger and better 2nd Bahrain Boat Show International, which it will host at Amwaj Marinas 20-24 April 2010.... [more] Onsend this story
Skype - key communication tool for Marine Industry and Offshore Racing TetraMedia's IT Team, Two Swedish techno-nerds Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis spent the noughties revolutionizing music distribution and telephony in the 21st century.... [more] Onsend this story
Miami anticipates lucrative show Media Services, Boating = Big Business for Miami, as preparations are underway for the 69th annual Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail Miami, 11-15 February 2010.... [more] Onsend this story
AIMEX flies Australian flag in Dubai Jeni Bone, Australian marine manufacturers and service providers will again have strong representation at the Dubai International Boat Show, 9-13 March 2010, via their presence within the Australian Pavilion, organized by the Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX).... [more] Onsend this story
Manufacturers view China as (future) superyacht hub Jeni Bone, Sales of superyachts are likely to soar in China, as the country is forecast to overtake the rest of the world in millionaire numbers.... [more] Onsend this story
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