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  21 May 2010

Welcome Aboard

Welcome aboard, to the 22nd Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, which is precisely where this editorial comes from.

Bob Wonders - say hi to me at Sanctuary Cove today!! ©
So far, with one day (of the four scheduled) over, the mood among exhibitors is high; in fact, there's an air of confidence more pronounced than I've seen in recent years.

Of course, this day last year did not happen!

You may recall the opening day of the 2009 show was cancelled when heavy rain and gale force winds struck the Queensland Gold Coast forcing organisers to declare the day a total washout.

Boat show management say the exhibitor list for 2010 is the third highest in the show's 22-years, so that surely gives some insight in an improving industry.

Another noticeable feature of the 2010 show is the large number of international visitors, with Kiwis, Americans, various representatives from across South East Asia and many from Europe looking over the impressive displays.

I was fortunate to catch up with Thom Dammrich, president of the United States National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and of ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations).

Thom was making his first visit to the land down under and was suitable impressed with the standard of the displays and the number of Australian-built boats on show.

Later, fellow editors Rob Kothe (Sail-World) and Jeni Bone (MarineBusiness-World) joined me for an afternoon tea break with Thom and he gave us some interesting viewpoints of both the industry in the US as he sees it and the future of boat shows.

As you read this Jeni and I will be at the show's industry breakfast (on Friday morning) and the guest speaker is, you guessed it, Thom Dammrich, so stay with us and we'll bring you the highlights of his sure to be enthralling talk.'re not here just to see what I've been up to at ‘the cove', there's all the other news to keep powerboat fans right up to date.

Don't forget our tremendous competition – the only place you'll get a chance to win $300,000 worth of berthing. IT FINISHES ON SUNDAY so enter NOW!!!

For those looking to buy a boat, the opportunities are endless; Sanctuary Cove, Adrian Seiffert's Saturday Marine Auction at Runaway Bay and across the water, on the Sovereign Island, my old mate Grant Torrens, that means Grant Torrens International Yacht Brokers, is staging his annual show featuring some of the best brokerage boats available in the world! Next weekend Family Boating in Sydney has a demo day too

So, people, grab the chequebook and get mobile!

We can also bring you up date on Bill Barry-Cotter's initial plans for Mustang, reveal that things are looking good in New Zealand following a boat show there and I can report on an interesting Marine Industry Luncheon staged at the Southport Yacht Club.

Gee, it's all go here this week.

I can also reveal the exciting US Super Boat International organisation is returning to one of its earlier circuits at Florida's Cocoa Beach, an area known as ‘The Space Coast' because of its proximity to NASA and the launch pad of the space shuttles.

Read on, and don't tell me you don't get value for money right here (hang on, it's free, what more do you want?).

Bob Wonders

WHOI Study calculates volume and depth of the World's Oceans
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,
How deep is the ocean? Thanks to new work headed by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), they are closing in on the other half of that age-old query. They're also tackling an even more intriguing—if less romantic—question: What is the volume of the Earth's oceans?... [more]
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The Deepwater Explorer oil spill in the Gulf
The Deepwater Explorer oil spill in the Gulf has many Americans concerned. To help see first-hand what the ongoing spill means to recreational boaters and anglers, we recently sent the BoatUS Foundation's Chris Edmonston to the 'front lines' in Louisiana to investigate.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show images,
The 2010 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show opened this morning - a great day to enjoy the many exhibits on display.... [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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Good start for 2010 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
Kate Duryea,
Bright sunshine and a gentle breeze for the first morning of the 2010 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show which opened this morning. Visitors can view boats and marine displays from 424 exhibitors. It is the third highest exhibitor tally in the Show's 22-year history. The four-day event, from today through to Sunday, May 23, is staged at Sanctuary Cove in the northern area of Queensland's... [more]
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Enter NOW to win a 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!! COMPETITION CLOSES SOON!! There are ten annual subscriptions of the just released new version of PredictWind's Professional Forecast Package top be won in Sail-World's competition.... [more]
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PWA Ulsan World Cup, Korea Day 5 - Costly mistakes and upsets
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
2010 PWA Ulsan World Cup, Korea – Day 5 report. Shocking mistakes and premature starts, all contributed towards a day of upsets, and realignment on the results sheet. The women's fleet sailed in a split heat format today to enable the top eight to rise to the top and battle it out in an all action final. Eight women managed to qualify, but only five actually sailed it!... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove Boat Show - Veteran Sailor shares his experience
Stephen Milne,
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show will this year have a special guest of honour, the event will be held from May 20-23. Veteran blue water sailor and Melbourne businessman, Ian Reynolds will be at the Riviera display with his 56 Enclosed Flybridge, Investigator V, the vessel he used to circumnavigate Australia.... [more]
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Marine Industry Luncheon another success for Southport Yacht Club
Bob Wonders,
Earlier this week I attended the third annual Marine Industry Luncheon at the Southport Yacht Club, here on the Queensland Gold Coast, and was privileged to hear one of the best guest speakers I've experienced for some time.... [more]
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Fausto Ferraccioli awarded Polar Medal for dedication to science
BAS Press Office,
Dr Fausto Ferraccioli, Geophysicist at British Antarctic Survey, has been presented with a Polar Medal by HRH Prince Philip for his continued dedication to science in the Polar Regions.... [more]
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Maritimo reveals its plans for Mustang
Bob Wonders,
Following on from the announcement that luxury boat builder Maritimo has purchased the assets of Mustang Marine, the company has revealed its plans for the brand.... [more]
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Exhibitors happy as Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show show delivers strong sales
Mike Rose,
Exhibitors at this year's Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show are celebrating increased levels of both sales and inquiries. With visitor numbers appearing to be about the same as for the 2009 show, exhibitors reported more sales, more genuine inquiries and more certainty than at last year's show. Long time major exhibitor and boat show Hall of Famer, Roger Arkell said sales were up 20% over 200... [more]
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Hot Cocoa, hot boats
Bob Wonders,
Florida's Space Coast to welcome back the Super Boats. The Cocoa Beach event added to the 2010 race schedule make a total of nine National Series point races culminating in the final event, the legendary World Championships at Key West.... [more]
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Australian bass and estuary perch off the menu for three months
Industry and Investment NSW,
Industry and Investment NSW has warned anglers a three-month ban on taking Australian bass and estuary perch from all rivers and estuaries in NSW will commence on June 1. The zero bag limit is designed to protect these important recreational species while they spawn.... [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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Victoria's West Coast recreational fishers share their views
Vic Department of Primary Industries,
Despite the chilly weather, recreational anglers gathered at the first two Regional Roundtable Forums for 2010 at Warrnambool and Torquay to share their views on recreational fishing and fisheries management in Victoria.... [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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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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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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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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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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Think green, save anti-fouling, The new-design Boat Bag
Kate McCallum,
'I haven't anti-fouled my boat in years,' says Martin Ross. Yet Ross, an experienced year-round yachtsman, is like most boat owners and wants to keep his boat clean. 'For me, keeping the hull clean is paramount. I was having to antifoul, then pay for a diver every few weeks to scrub the hull.' That all changed, he says, when he started mooring his boat in a boat bag..... [more]
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Haines Hunter buzzing in lead up to Melbourne Boat Show
Sandman PR,
Haines Hunter is buzzing in the lead-up to July's Melbourne Boat Show where it will release several new models, including the re-launch of the popular SeaWasp and the unveiling the new 560 Classic. The Melbourne Boat Show will also mark the Australian debut of Haines Hunter's much-anticipated Limited Series...... [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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Shelley Jory-Leigh back in action,
A little over a month ago, Britain's leading female power boat racer, Shelley Jory-Leigh, saw her dream shattered before the season even started as race promoters pulled out leaving the Powerboat P1 teams without a championship to compete in.... [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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Can you imagine what a Gold Coast 16 metre berth will cost in 2030?
The Powerboat-World Team,
PAY ATTENTION NOW!! You are absolutely crazy if you don't enter the ‘Win a Lifetime of Free Berthing competition here today. The Prize is valued at over AUD$300,000 and it only runs to the end of Sanctuary Cove Boat Show in three days time!!.... [more]
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