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 18 May 2010

Sanctuary Cove week, Gordon Hui Q&A, Syd-Hobart exposure

Gearing up for Sanctuary Cove, with more exhibitors than last year and a program bursting at the seams, we are all eager to see friends, contacts and colleagues at this unique industry and consumer event.

Make sure to make yourselves known to the Sail-World, Powerboat-World and MarineBusiness-World team out in force from dawn Thursday to dusk Sunday. We are keen to know about your business AND to let you know about how we can assist you with your strategies - consumer and business communication.

This week, along with a plethora of new products and news from around the world, we have the first alert on Australia's major sailing event that stands aloft with the world's best: the Sydney to Hobart.

For the last five years, the largest sailing news network in the world, has run its Sydney to Hobart newsletter, from September for 20 issues. This year there will be 22 editions starting at the end of May 2010 and reaching 100,000 readers.

This newsletter series will go to all the newsletter readers on our Sailing racing and cruising sites around the world as well as to our Powerboat-world and MarineBusiness-World newsletter readers.

Sail-World has traditionally covered the Sydney to Hobart event in much more detail than any other media. There will be in 2010 around 220 articles, from at least a dozen writers - offering in depth and diverse coverage.

The first issue in this series will hit email boxes in the next 10 days. There are a whole range of marine industry promotional opportunities, at regional and world-wide levels.

If your products are of interest to boaters in these categories, please contact the reps in various regions as soon as possible to make the most of this unrivalled exposure.

Back to Sanctuary Cove - cross fingers for fair weather and swift trade.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

If you'd like to catch up with us there here are the best numbers: Bob Wonders 0411 723 444 Jeni Bone 0412 230 002 Rob Kothe 0418 441 359

Jeni Bone, editor

Sail-World's 2010 Sydney Hobart newsletters 22 issues 100,000 readers
Tim Patience,
For the last five years, the largest sailing news network in the world has been running a very popular Sydney to Hobart newsletter usually starting in September of October of around 20 issues. This year there will be 22 editions starting at the end of May going to 100,000 readers.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show Opens Thursday
Kate Duryea,
The 2010 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show starts this Thursday with a fantastic line up of marine products valued at millions of dollars.... [more]
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Gordon Hui, Sunseeker Asia, reveals the keys to success in the region
Jeni Bone,
A recent award winner at the 2010 Asia Boating Awards and Sunseeker dealer of the year for 2009, Gordon Hui is a dynamic force in the yachting scene, not only in Hong Kong, but across the region.... [more]
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Stephanie Rice teams up with Jaguar and Fairline
Sunshine Jaguar/Fairline Yachts,
The Gold Coast's Sunshine Jaguar and Fairline Yachts have partnered for the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show this week, hosting various media events starring Jaguar ambassador, Stephanie Rice at the Fairline Pavilion.... [more]
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Austal trimaran wins Endeavour Award
Austal's next generation 102 metre, high-speed trimaran ferry has won the prestigious Manufacturer's Monthly Industrial Product of the Year Award at the 2010 Endeavour Awards held in Sydney.... [more]
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Rudd delays Mako Legislation
National Spokesperson for the Boating and Fishing Council of Australia (BFCA) Dean Logan today noted that there was a growing resentment within the recreational fishing and boating sectors toward the Federal Fisheries Minister Tony Burke, given a broken promise to treat the Mako Shark amendment legislation as a priority.... [more]
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Melbourne Boat Show space selling out fast
The 50th Annual Melbourne Boat Show is almost completely booked out by major exhibitors who have returned in force this year as the boat market recovers.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - Henri Lloyd keeps going to extremes
Extreme Sailing Series Europe,
Henri Lloyd has announced its continuing commitment to the Extreme Sailing Series for 2010 as Official Technical Clothing Partner. The marine and leisurewear company is widely regarded as one of the market leaders in technical sailing and lifestyle apparel, having pioneered the development of fabrics, garment design and product development for over 45 years.... [more]
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IRC 2011 - Composite Standing Rigging
At a recent meeting of the IRC Technical Committee, the subject of the rating cost of composite standing rigging was discussed.... [more]
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Jessica Watson's voyage provides some sailing sponsorship insights
David Fuller,
On Saturday, Australian teenager Jessica Watson sailed into Sydney Harbour to complete an amazing journey. The 16 year old has spent 7 months sailing around the world, on her own, without stopping. The voyage will have a huge impact on the way sailing is regarded and also has big implications for the sponsorship of sailing activities. Jessica's story is not about sailing, not really.... [more]
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Gulf Craft honoured by Ajman Chamber of Commerce,
Gulf Craft, the Middle East's largest and internationally renowned boat manufacturer has been honoured by the Ajman Chamber of Commerce for its contribution to the economic development of Ajman. The award was presented to Gulf Craft by His Highness Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman and Chairman of the Ajman Executive Council in recognition of Gulf Crafts status as the most p... [more]
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Spike Doriean Family Appeal - Update- Going well but more needed!!
Barby McGowan,
The international sailing world was stunned on Tuesday April 6 2010 by the news of the sudden death of Peter ‘Spike' Doriean, 38, one of Australia's best known professional sailors and one of the nicest guys any of us have had the privilege of knowing. Spike is survived by his wife Nicki and two young children, Jemima aged 5 and Fox aged 3. It is for his young family that we are appealing for you... [more]
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Family Boats ‘demo day' to introduce new models
Bob Wonders,
Parramatta River to play host to latest models from the Haines Group. Prospective boat buyers will be among the first to see new models from the Haines Queensland plant, the TS 185 and the TB 172, the latest release in the popular bowrider design.... [more]
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Boating industry improves OH & S and Environmental management
Responding to Industry demand and ahead of significant changes to national law, the BIA have developed a three-day intensive training course for boating industry managers, supervisors and principle contractors.... [more]
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Yamaha celebrates 50 successful years
Yamaha Motor,
In 2010 Yamaha celebrates 50 years since the birth of the first Yamaha outboard motor. It's a proud past that has seen great innovation and tremendous success. Today Yamaha Motor has established itself as the world's leading outboard motor brand.... [more]
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Superyacht Training receives full accreditation
Australia's leading crew training school Superyacht Onboard Hospitality Training (SOHT) has been awarded Professional Yachtsmen's Association (PYA) full course accreditation for its five-day Professional Yacht Hospitality Interior Crew course.... [more]
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Americas Cup Hall of Fame inducts this year's exceptional batch
Pro Media Newport,
The America's Cup Hall of Fame, located in Bristol Rhode Island, is pleased to announce the selection of Simon Daubney, Warwick Fleury, Murray Jones, Dean Phipps, Mike Drummond, and Halsey Herreshoff for induction on 18 September 2010.... [more]
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MIAA announces themes and invites submissions of papers
Under the banner of 'New Horizons' the key themes for Marinas 2011 International Conference and Exhibition have been announced.... [more]
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6th Annual Asia Boating Awards - winners
Blu Inc Media,
The sixth edition of the Asia Boating Awards, held last weekend to coincide with the Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show, showcased Hong Kong's growing importance as a leisure marine centre, as well as recognising excellence in the boating brands of the region.... [more]
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Nanoshield FoulOff officially launched at Hutchwilco BoatShow
Edmund Lim,
NanoShield FoulOff, the anti-foul remover used by the multiple race winning Alfa Romeo is now available to DIY users. It removes the need of wet sanding and grinding of spent coatings on marine craft. There is significant improvement of worker health and safety. It also eliminates toxic chemicals leeching into the water ways. Non-toxic, non-flammable FoulOff locks spent coatings into clumps.... [more]
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US Thermal imaging company FLIR Systems buys Raymarine,
US Thermal imaging company FLIR Systems announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with the Administrator of Raymarine plc to acquire all of the outstanding shares of its wholly owned subsidiary, Raymarine Holdings Limited. The transaction value of approximately $180 million includes repayment of all of Raymarine's indebtedness and approximately $24 million in proceeds to... [more]
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Barnacles and growth could be a thing of the past
Tony Clark,
A boat bag is a floating plastic liner, designed to sit under a power or sail boat either on a swing mooring or in a marina berth. The bag works to stop the tidal flow so organisms are unable to come into contact with the boat. The aim of the bag is to minimise growth and keep the boat's hull and underwater propellers clean. New designs make boatbags easy to get in and out in a range of spots... [more]
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Sail-World Boat Test: Flying the fabulous Weta
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World's Richard Gladwell test drives the Weta trimaran off Takapuna Beach: Over the past 30 or so years there have been several seminal boats and designs. Bruce Kirby did it with the Laser, Hoyle Schwietzer with the Winsurfer, Hobie Alter with the Hobie 16, and Frank Bethwaite did it with the 29er. And now, Roger and Chris Kitchen and the team at Wetamarine have done it with the Weta.... [more]
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Laser Dealership in Queensland now Factory backed
Tom Wills,
Performance Sail Craft Australasia, (PSA) the Asia Pacific Laser dinghy manufacturer is a major force on the Laser scene world-wide. PSA has now extended its Australian service operation and is building a new Service Centre in Brisbane.... [more]
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SpeedDream - World champion sailor to skipper SpeedDream
World champion sailor Cam Lewis, multiple circumnavigator, world champion dingy sailor and America's Cup veteran joins SpeedDream team as skipper.... [more]
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Marine Auctions - 22nd May Auction of boats
Marine Auctions,
Marine Auctions will be holding what we believe is the biggest Auction of Boats ever held in Australia. On Saturday 22nd May at the Runaway Bay Marina, on the Gold Coast, Marine Auctions will offer over 60 Boats.... [more]
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Transport Council approves latest amendment to Shipping Code
The Australian Transport Council (ATC) has approved Amendment List 8 to the existing Uniform Shipping Laws (USL) Code, making way for the national application of legislation for four new commercial vessel safety standards in Australia.... [more]
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New Zealand marine industry sets key dates
NZ Marine,
The Marine Industry Association has set new dates for two of its key boat shows and announced that the 2011 New Zealand Marine Industry Conference will be held in Queenstown next March.... [more]
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Andrew Short Marine at full throttle
Bob Wonders,
Andrew may be gone, but Andrew Short Marine is racing towards a bright future with 'Captain Kylie'. There seems absolutely no doubt that Kylie Short has taken a very firm grip on the company's reins and intends to run the company ‘as Andrew would have it.'... [more]
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Jessica Watson to appear at Sydney International Boat Show
Bob Wonders,
Headline acts at every turn with the Sydney International Boat Show. Sponsored by NSW Maritime and scheduled for five action-packed days, July 29 – August 2, space bookings are going ‘gangbusters' with the association forced to open Hall 6 following a complete sell out of floor space in the primary (and cavernous!) Halls 1 through 5.... [more]
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Marine Rescue NSW – Support your Marine Rescue Volunteers
Ken McManus,
Marine Rescue NSW wants you to show your support. In a move that supports the more than 2500 dedicated volunteers of Marine Rescue NSW during National Volunteer Week, the NSW Government has announced a plan to secure the long term financial future of the organisation.... [more]
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OriginOil Announces Its First Customer - in Australia
OriginOil, the developer of a breakthrough technology to transform algae, the most promising source of renewable oil, into a true competitor to petroleum, today announced that industry leader MBD Energy Limited has become the company's first algae-producing customer. Anglo American, one of the world's largest mining companies, is a cornerstone investor in MBD Energy.... [more]
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AIMEX takes large Aussie contingent to Korea
Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) has once again organised the Australian pavilion at the Korea International Boat Show to be held for the third year running at the Jeongok Marina, Hwaseong City in South Western Gyeonggi province.... [more]
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Exporters sacrificed for a surplus
Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) is working with the Australian Institute of Export (AIEX) in their lobbying efforts to get more funding for the EMDG scheme.... [more]
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Ray White enters the marine sector with Marina Oceanus
Media Hunt,
In one of the most significant developments in the Australian marine industry, renowned real estate company the Ray White Group has announced its foray into the bustling sector with the establishment of Ray White Marine.... [more]
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How to win 34 kayaks and a trip to Tonga at Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show
Mike Rose,
Visitors to this year's Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show in Auckland on May 13-16 will have the chance to win a huge selection of prizes including a $1000 kayak package every hour, a $7600 trip for two to Tonga and rides in one of the world's fastest jet boats! A $1000 Viking kayak package will be drawn every hour from 12 noon until the show closes on each of the four days... [more]
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Clipper announces C Safe on-water assistance
Imprint Media,
Brett Thurley, Managing Director of Clipper Yachts Australia, said the service would be provided by the renowned Sea Tow organisation, offering 24-hour on-water services including towing, emergency fuel, engine battery jump start and replacement, diving to untangle propellers and soft ungrounding.... [more]
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Marlink launches new ‘@SEAdirect' entry-level VSAT service
Saltwater PR,
Marlink's introduction of the new @SEAdirect service confirms the company's commitment to offering the most comprehensive product portfolio on the market, with a solution to meet any customer requirement.... [more]
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Raymarine's new products make Australian debut at SCIBS
Liza Sticpewich,
Also making its Australian debut at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show will be the Raymarine HD Digital Radome. Radar target detection has undergone massive changes in the last year, thanks to the introduction of High Definition Digital technology. Now the superior benefits of these new systems are available to even more boaters, with the launch of Raymarine's new HD Digital Radomes.... [more]
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Marine Auctions - 22nd May Auction of boats
Marine Auctions,
Marine Auctions will be holding what we believe is the biggest Auction of Boats ever held in Australia. On Saturday 22nd May at the Runaway Bay Marina, on the Gold Coast, Marine Auctions will offer over 60 Boats.... [more]
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Selling boats in Hong Kong is a case of trust, not chance
Jeni Bone,
Boat shows in Hong Kong are all about appearance. 'You have to be there,' explains James Rayner from Simpson Marine. 'You're expected to put on a show, regardless of who turns up, or how many people attend. It's a case of waving the corporate flag.'... [more]
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Mainland Chinese seek Hong Kong lifestyle - yachting!
Jeni Bone,
Mainland Chinese with cash are shelling out for “the next big things” after real estate, fine clothes and the trappings of affluence – yachts and private jets. And they are flocking to Hong Kong dealers, attracted by the reputation for good service, quality brands and the Hong Kong lifestyle.... [more]
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