AIMEX calendar, Cruise industry report, shows show promise of recovery
Boat shows are the order of the week this issue - from the main events to the small regional gatherings, which each year expand and attract more interest from exhibitors, the public and sponsors.
Along with covering the plans for 2010 of the Australian International Marine Export group, AIMEX - taking Aussie brands and companies to Dubai, Amsterdam, Kentucky and Shanghai - we feature a review of PIMEX, Phuket's resident boat show that after six years is establishing itself as a major Asian fixture.
In Melbourne, the Melbourne International Boating and Lifestyle Festival will take over Docklands in February with an array of family-friendly events, activities and entertainment, all aiming to bring the crowds to the boats. Then there's a novel approach to wooing the crowds at US boat shows - a waterskiing squirrel called Twiggy that apparently is quite a crowd pleaser wherever he shows up.
There's ample info on new products, a host of competitions offering really useful prizes and commentary from people in the know that will impact on your business.
Keep your news and opinions flowing and have a great week!
Jeni Bone, editor
AIMEX 2010 and beyond Jeni Bone, The peak body for Australian marine exporters, AIMEX, is planning to fly the Australian flag and its distinctive logo at international events, taking its 100 members, their brands and products to a wealth of new markets.... [more] Onsend this story
New Zealand MIA forms new northern group NZ Marine, New Zealand's Marine Industry Association (MIA) has welcomed the formation of a new marine industry group – MIA Northern Group – to represent the interests of the sector in Opua, Whangarei and Marsden Cove.... [more] Onsend this story
North South Yachting Sells 400th New Yacht Jamie Millar, North South Yachting, Australian importer of Bavaria Yachts, has today sold their 400th new yacht. The new order, a Bavaria Cruiser 32, will be delivered to new owners in Adelaide. The 400th yacht has come on a wave of very strong sales through the end of 2009. NSY has sold 22 new yachts in the last six months and recorded one of the strongest December sales results in their history. Alongsi... [more] Onsend this story
Exercise Transglobe endorses Raymarine products Liza Sticpewich, Six months after the departure of the three 20-metre (67-feet) yachts participating in the British Services Exercise Transglobe 2009-2010 expedition, they are now halfway round the world, heading for Auckland, New Zealand. After 16,000 nautical miles, the Navy, Army, and Air Force crews report 100 per cent reliability from the Raymarine equipment fitted on board.... [more] Onsend this story
Lowrance HDS dominates Barra Tour Sandman PR, Using the revolutionary Lowrance HDS (High-Definition System) to maximum advantage, Lowrance Pro Team members filled three of the top 10 places in the 2009 ABT Barra Tour, which concluded late last year. All three anglers agreed the advanced technology of Lowrance HDS gave them the winning edge in the tour.... [more] Onsend this story
Powerboat P1 strengthens presence in North America Sam Feasey, London-based Powerboat P1 Management Ltd. announced today that it plans to export its successful powerboat racing series to the United States with the formation of a North American subsidiary, Powerboat P1 USA. Powerboat P1 has successfully spent the last two years raising its awareness in the US market and communicating the unique opportunities it has to offer.... [more] Onsend this story
Sweet sailing on the brand new Hunter 39 US Yachts, Hunter Marine, the premier sailboat manufacturer in the US, is launching a brand new model over the Australian summer.... [more] Onsend this story
Phuket Show boasts glimmer of recovery Jeni Bone, Optimism and anticipation for growth in 2010 were hallmarks of the Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX), 7-10 January.... [more] Onsend this story
New Marketing Manager for Multihull Solutions Multihull Solutions, Due to the strong growth and continued success of Multihull Solutions, the company has appointed Kim McKee as its Marketing Consultant.... [more] Onsend this story
Fun activities at Docklands Melbourne Int'l Boat & Lifestyle Festival Greg Shoemark, Fishing, kayaking, water ski demonstrations, live music and dance lessons are just some of the activities on offer at next month's Melbourne International Boat & Lifestyle Festival.... [more] Onsend this story
Maritimo stalwarts cast off Imprint Media, After 24 years of service, Kendal Barry-Cotter - brother to boat building icon, Bill - has announced his retirement from luxury boat builder Maritimo.... [more] Onsend this story
Internet 101 - Hits are not people - understanding basic web stats Sail-World.com & Powerboat-world.com, While the internet is now 20 years old, confusion still abounds about the basic recording of visits to websites. When you are being told about the wonderful traffic a website receives, check to see if the claimant has been impressed by the hits, the page views or the unique visitors.... [more] Onsend this story
US cruise industry under fire Media Services, A US report has been released criticising the North American cruise ship industry and calling for stringent regulations to reduce the environmental impact of the ever increasing number of vessels in their ranks.... [more] Onsend this story
Twiggy adds some on-water pizzazz to US boat shows Jeni Bone, On a lighter note, the star of the US boat show circuit thrills kids and adults alike and makes headlines the nation over for its aquatic antics . . . It's Twiggy, the waterskiing squirrel.... [more] Onsend this story
Seawind 1250 world debut at Docklands Shoemark & King, Seawind Catamarans will launch its new Seawind 1250 flagship at the Melbourne International Boat & Lifestyle Festival next month.... [more] Onsend this story
Maritimo gears up for impressive 11-boat display at Sanctuary Cove Imprint Media, The new Maritimo 47 Sports Cabriolet with Volvo Penta IPS drives will headline the company's impressive 11-boat on water display at Australia's Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in May.... [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
Bavaria Cruiser 45 set for launch at Dusseldorf Boat Show Jamie Millar, The new Bavaria Cruiser 45 is set for its world debut at the forthcoming Dusseldorf Boat Show on January 23. Designed by Farr Yacht Design and BMW Designworks USA (a subsidiary of the BMW Group), the new Cruiser 45 will set a new benchmark in mid-size production cruisers.... [more] Onsend this story
Riviera rewards employee excellence Stephen Milne, Leading by example and taking a proactive and positive attitude has earned Cassandra Meyers and Bruno Kishtoo Riviera's esteemed award – the Star Performer and WHS&E Star Performer of the Year award for 2009. The awards have been running for more than 10 years and recognise outstanding employment contribution each quarter with the overall winners announced at the end of the year.... [more] Onsend this story
MY Marine joins Whittley dealer network Shoemark & King, Whittley Marine has appointed MY Marine as a Whittley Sea Legend and Clearwater dealer to serve Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.... [more] Onsend this story
World First - Campion Marine To Manufacture Its Boats With
Envirez® Andy Adams, Campion Marine Inc., Canada's largest fiberglass boat builder, is proud to announce that it will become the first boat builder in the world to manufacture all of its boats with Envirez®, a renewably sourced bio-derived resin from Ashland Performance Materials. Envirez resin is the first resin that uses a substantial amount of soybean oil and corn derived ethanol in its formulation.... [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
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
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
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