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 20 Apr 2010

Chinese to Sanctuary Cove, Korea potential, PredictWind ash analysis

The countdown is on to one of the region's premier events, Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. This week, Barry Jenkins, show supremo, talks about interest from China in Australian businesses and provides an overview of the China Boat Show.

We also bring you exciting product news from All Marine Spares, launching the little Craftsman diesel engine at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show, 20-23 May.

There's an update on NSW Marine Parks, a new auto-inflating PFD from Mercury and the latest, largest launch ever from NZ builder McMullen & Wing and Aquos Yachts - known as Big Fish. At 45m, she is a sight to behold on Auckland Harbour before being delivered to new her owner in Hong Kong.

Lots to read, including PredictWind's analysis of the volcanic ash as it swirls over Europe.

Don't forget to send us your news, views and upcoming events.

Jeni Bone, editor

China bodes well for Sanctuary Cove Boat Show
Jeni Bone,
Fresh from his trip to the China (Shanghai) International Boat Show, Barry Jenkins is positive about the region's interest in Australia and its potential for Australian brands and businesses.... [more]
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All Marine Spares welcomes Craftsman engines
Jeni Bone,
Leigh Francis from All Marine Spares is excited! Just in time for Sanctuary Cove, All Marine Spares has brought on a 'smart, beautifully finished engine that does stuff the bigger companies can't do'.... [more]
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Internet Images 101 for Events, Sponsors and Event Photographers
Brendan Maxwell - TetraMedia,
Sailing is one of those sports which is much more followed on the Internet, than in magazines, newspapers or on television. It is therefore vital that marine events and marine industry professionals pay careful attention to the needs of Internet consumers.... [more]
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Steward training onboard Bali Hai, Gold Coast
Superyacht Onboard Hospitality Training,
Donna Morris, Principal Trainer at Superyacht Onboard Hospitality Training announces the unique opportunity for Stewards and Stewardess to train ONBOARD a motor yacht.... [more]
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Solitary Islands Marine Park zoning update
The Office of Minister Sartor,
Minister for Climate Change and the Environment, Frank Sartor and Minister for Primary Industries, Steve Whan have announced the next stage of the Solitary Islands Marine Park Zoning Plan review, stating that they have taken onboard community feedback concerning Marine Parks and any threats to recreational and commercial fishing.... [more]
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Korean delegation outlines opportunities for Australian business
Jeni Bone,
Last week, delegates from three South Korean Provinces visited Sydney and the Gold Coast to present details of marine tourism and waterfront projects planned for their regions, spelling a myriad of opportunities for Australian businesses looking to make inroads into Korea.... [more]
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New Ethanol fuel treatment video
Homeport Marine,
Bob Izumi, Canada's most successful tournament angler, fishing author, seminar speaker, conservationist, outdoor television and radio personality is the host of a new CRC Industries video highlighting the benefits of the company's PHASEGUARD4® Ethanol Fuel Treatment.... [more]
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Joystick control for shaft-drive boats - the Twin Disc game changer
Denby Browning,
Twin Disc has unveiled its new Express Joystick System (EJS), describing it as the smoothest, most cost-effective slow-speed manoeuvring system for leisure and commercial boats.... [more]
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Riviera's R Electronics launches new technology at Sanctuary Cove 2010
Stephen Milne,
In an Australian first, Riviera's R Electronics, the exclusive distributor of HRO water makers and Lumitec LED lighting, will showcase the exciting new Seafari Versatile water maker and latest range from Lumitec at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in May.... [more]
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Kongsberg Maritime Tech LLC officially opens in St. Petersburg
Salt Water PR,
The office of the new wholly owned Kongsberg Maritime Company, Kongsberg Maritime Tech LLC was officially opened in St. Petersburg, Russia on 23rd March 2010. The new Kongsberg Maritime Company has been established to further strengthen Kongsberg Maritime Simulation & Training's technology and the 15-strong team will have a special focus on advanced simulation technologies, development and hydrody... [more]
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America's Cup wind system predicts ash cloud to remain until weekend
Richard Gladwell,
An analysis undertaken by Sail-World using the the wind prediction software PredictWind in conjunction with the Expedition Lite package shows that the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud will probably remain stalled until the weekend.... [more]
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Auto-inflating PFD for greater safety
Mercury has released an all-new Auto-inflating Personal Floatation Device (PFD) to provide an additional level of safety to boat lovers.... [more]
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Aquos Yachts and McMullen & Wing launch 45m Big Fish
McMullen & Wing/Aquos Yachts,
The last day of March was an historic day for two companies – one well-established, one new – with the launch of 45m Big Fish at McMullen & Wing, and the signing of a second yacht, 50m Star Fish with Aquos Yachts.... [more]
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Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron - Regatta City
Suellen Hurling,
The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron is living up to it's 'Regatta City' name by hosting five Queensland Championships and an Australian Championship in the space of one month – with more major regattas just around the corner.... [more]
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Strong interest in new RS100 - book in for a test sail
Performance Sailcraft (Australasia),
It certainly appears this new single handed dinghy, developed through an interactive online process, has what it takes to be successful Down Under. Please give us your feedback and book in for a test sail!... [more]
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Ownaship to offer Maritimo A60E
Those wanting the benefits of a luxurious new Maritimo A60E without the hassles and costs of sole ownership can now enjoy the best of both worlds, thanks to Ownaship.... [more]
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US Sailing announces new Protest and Redress Hearing rules
US Sailing and Sail-World,
'These new prescriptions establish practices that are good for the sport, racing sailors, event organizers and race officials,' said US Sailing President Gary Jobson. 'Many event organizers, from local to the highest level, have been following these practices for years. For those events that may not presently follow these practices, US SAILING is confident that they will be able to do so... [more]
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Quiksilver Thailand Surf Competition 2010 - Opportunities available
Paul Poole (South East Asia) Co., Ltd,
Set against the stunning backdrop of Kata Beach, Phuket, the Quiksilver Thailand Surf Competition offers a fantastic opportunity for companies to showcase their brand at Thailand's premier surfing event that will 'awaken the spirit of surfing that lives in everyone'. A number of commercial sponsorship and partnership packages are now available!... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove Show draws international attention
The 2010 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show has drawn increased international attention with buoyant exhibitor numbers and keen interest from delegations... [more]
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Princess Yachts International partners with China Haidian in Hong Kong
Princess Yachts International,
China Haidian Holdings Limited officially announce yesterday (15 April) its new partnership with Princess Yachts International plc through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Chart Victory Limited, who are appointed the sole distributor for Princess Yachts in Hong Kong.... [more]
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Hey there, Big Boy!
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
This is just what you need to lighten up on a Friday morning! Full marks to Hydrocoat for presenting a fairly turgid subject in a highly entertaining way.... [more]
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Boat Asia 2010 - New yachting masterpieces unveiled
PR Communications,
Asia made its third triumphant return to Marina at Keppel Bay this afternoon with exciting new lifestyle concepts and a stellar line-up of yachting masterpieces, many of which were making their Asian debut.... [more]
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Brunswick shares boosted by retail recovery
Media Services,
Signs of potential retail recovery sent shares of Lake Forest-based Brunswick Corp. up by 8 percent Wednesday to close at US$17.78 on the New York Stock Exchange... [more]
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Marine safety conference program now on the Web
The preliminary program for the national Marine Safety Conference 2010 program is now posted on the Web at [more]
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Algae biofuel – fuel for the future
Media Services,
Researchers from the University of Southampton have been selected by the Carbon Trust to join a ‘UK dream team' of top scientists to find world beating formula for algae biofuel.... [more]
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Bavaria Cruiser 45 set for Asia Pacific launch at Sanctuary Cove 2010
Jamie Millar,
The new Bavaria Cruiser 45 is set for her Australian and Asia Pacific boat show debut at the forthcoming Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, May 20-23. Designed by Farr Yacht Design and BMW Designworks USA (a subsidiary of the BMW Group), the new model will set the benchmark in modern, mid-sized production cruisers.... [more]
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Princess Yachts - powering ahead in Australia and New Zealand
Bob Wonders,
Princess Yachts, widely recognised as one of the world leaders in luxury motor yachts and sport yachts, has confirmed a firm commitment to the Australian and New Zealand markets... [more]
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Safe boating partnership - NSW Maritime and Sail Port Stephens
Sail Port Stephens Media,
NSW Maritime, the state's boating safety regulator, has signed on as partner in safety with Sail Port Stephens 2010 on the Mid-North Coast this week.... [more]
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Online advertising continues to grow - world-wide
Media Services,
ZenithOptimedia in the US has released 2009 figures for global media spend. The internet grew its share of global ad spending to 12.6% last year from 10.5% in 2008, surpassing magazines' slice of the pie for the first time, and will keep growing in share - to 13.9% in 2010, 15.4% next year and 17.1% in 2012.... [more]
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Online advertising- fastest and cheapest way to reach marine audiences
Brendan Maxwell - TetraMedia,
Around the world more sailors, boaters and marine industry readers obtain their news information online than in all the yachting and marine industry magazines combined. Event organisers and Clubs, brokers, agents, manufacturers, and suppliers should look at allocating significant promotional and advertising budgets to on-line marine media.... [more]
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Failure to dredge the Gold Coast could cost lives
Jeni Bone,
While most of the media coverage and debate in State Parliament and Council chambers focus on the financial cost of dredging on the Gold Coast waterways, marine services and businesses are more concerned about loss of revenue and potential loss of life if the bar crossings are not relieved of sand soon.... [more]
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Australian companies positive about China International Boat Show
A number of Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) members exhibited at the recent China International Boat Show (CIBS) 8-11 April, several with their local distributor. Given the GFC and the slow down worldwide it was refreshing to feel the buzz of activity at this show.... [more]
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China (Shanghai) International Boat Show 2010 exceeds RMB300m sales
CIBS Media,
The 4-day China (Shanghai) International Boat Show 2010 closed on Sunday in the Shanghai Exhibition Centre. More than 400 brands took part in the show with 252 boats displayed plus 126 boat models. The trade value broke the record of RMB300m.... [more]
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