AIMEX Awards impress, boat show countdown, zero carbon future boat

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 22 Jun 2010

AIMEX Awards impress, boat show countdown, carbon zero boat

The recent trials of US solo sailor, Abby Sunderland, were certainly etched the deeper in the media and Abby's own disappointment as they followed so closely the achievement of Jessica Watson. Thankfully, Abby was rescued none the worse for wear and just as determined to experience her own world circumnavigation, following in the wake of her brother, Zac and other young adventurers. this week has a great story written by Pete Thomas who was onboard with her during the preparation of her yacht for the grand attempt. Make sure to check it out.

Also this week, amazing boats, world firsts and some advances in sustainable and 'greener' options for ships and leisure craft, including the phenomenal Black Magic zero carbon vessel from Sauter Carbon Offset Design in the UK - some insight into concepts to come.

AIMEX is tallying the votes now for entrants into the 2010 Australian Marine Industry Export Awards, to be announced Thursday 29 July at a cocktail event sponsored by Club Marine. We will bring you all the winners and why post-SIBS.

The countdown is on for Sydney International Boat Show, booked out and occupying record space inside and on the marina. The indefatiguable Domenic Genua from the BIA NSW has just landed back from an IFBSO conference of international boat show organisers and later in the week, will reveal the latest trends plus how SIBS stacks up on the world stage.

For her part, Jessica Watson will be at the Sydney International Boat Show this year, along with a stellar lineup of sailing and boating names. Watch this space for all the latest on the attractions and innovations for this year's event.

That's to look forward to later this week, so pop back regularly for all the relevant industry news and views.

Jeni Bone, editor

Melbourne Boat Show boasts broad appeal
This year's Melbourne Boat Show, 1-5 July, will offer a variety of attractions and entertainment for people of all ages and interests - among them Recreational Boat Operator Training and fishing shows just for kids.... [more]
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BSE Maritime Solutions Brisbane handles Sydney icon refit
BSE Maritime Solutions,
Proudly Maroon, BSE Maritime Solutions has celebrated another win over the Blues, docking the iconic Sydney Ferry, MV Freshwater in Brisbane last night. BSE was the successful party in a highly competitive tender process and bringing the refit project to Queensland.... [more]
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Nanotechnology leads the greener way
NanoLand Global,
As the super yacht industry moves in a more ecologically focused direction – as demonstrated by the revolutionary Callender Designs super green superyacht concept ‘Soliloquy' - nanotechnology has a vital role to play in achieving these goals.... [more]
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Simrad Yachting launches BR24PC software development kit
Simrad introduces PC-based FMCW radar technology for the commercial, marine, military and surveillance markets.... [more]
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Helm: Special dining offer during Sydney boat show
Jeni Bone,
The sublimely located upper deck of one of Cockle Bay's best venues has recently undergone an extensive transformation, re-emerging as the sleek and stylish new bar and restaurant: ‘Helm Bistro & Bar' - offering readers a 'show special' incentive to dine during the Sydney International Boat Show.... [more]
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Wally enlist YPI and YCO to further sales of the WHY
Jeni Bone,
It created a worldwide buzz when its full size maquette was revealed in Monaco last September. Wally WHY - originally a project with fashion house, Hermes - is now back on track and drumming up sales and charter interest.... [more]
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EcoEmissions aims to reduce diesel damage
Media Services,
EcoEmissions Solutions, Inc has announced that it has completed the definitive agreement to acquire EcoEmissions Systems, Inc, “Cleaning up the Environment one diesel engine at a time”.... [more]
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Aussie bass are off the hook
Australian bass are off limits in Queensland waters from June 1 to midnight, 31 August 2010, to allow them time to breed and replenish their numbers.... [more]
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US sailing industry identifies allure for youth
Media Services,
Sailing proponents from around the US gathered in Annapolis last week to take stock of their industry and gain some insight in surviving trying times.... [more]
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ONE15 Luxury Yachting, adds new boats to its Singapore charter fleet
One15 Luxury Yachting,
'Adamo' and 'Galene' are fully licensed for charters for up to 14 passengers + 2 crew and are priced and levels which are considered very reasonable for the Singapore market. Samantha Sng, Sales Manager for ONE15 Luxury Yachting comments: 'We are extremely pleased with the quality of the Integrity and with which such beautiful yachts in our line-up, we can satisfy the needs of corporate customers... [more]
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4th China (Shenzhen) International Boat Show (SIBEX) 2010
Guy Nowell, MarineBusiness-World,
China (Shenzhen) International Boat Show (SIBEX), organized by YUBO Exhibition Group, started in 2007 with both on-land and on-water displays. The show features boats, yachts, relevant fittings, waterfront luxury properties and lifestyle products. SIBEX also tries to boost China's marine life culture through a serious of marine lectures and experiencing activities during the show.... [more]
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Bamboo onboard
Jeni Bone,
Bamboo is the fastest growing timber plant on earth, with many applications as a wood substitute. Bamboo has been used in China for thousands of years to make all kinds of everyday products, including textiles, building materials, and home wares. There are over 1,000 documented uses for bamboo, and now, boat owners are able to get their hands on a range of practical, beautiful linen and towels tha... [more]
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Black Magic pioneers zero carbon by design
Sauter Design,
Sauter Carbon Offset Design introduces Black Magic, a zero carbon vessel that points to the way future tankers can reduce their GHG emissions by 6 billion tons over the next 20 years.... [more]
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Victoria's BIA Boat Club is 'an auto club for boats'
Victorian boaters will soon enjoy the benefits of 'an auto club for boats' when the Boating Industry Association of Victoria launches its new BIA Boat Club.... [more]
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Australian Marine Export Awards entries impress
The Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) has been facilitating the process of the 2010 Australian Marine Industry Export Awards since February. Applications closed on Friday 14 May and reached 21 which was a fine effort given the challenging times encountered in 2009.... [more]
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Navimo recalls XM Far Eastern built liferafts
Navimo will replace the XM liferafts with European manufactured products free of charge. The problem is confined to a limited batch of XM liferafts manufactured in the Far East carrying part numbers 53871 to 53876. This batch of rafts was manufactured from early 2006 onwards and were probably sold after June 2006.... [more]
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New Boating facilities on Lake Illawarra, NSW
Paul McLeay MP, Minister for Ports and Waterways,
Lake Illawarra, NSW has new and improved boating and disabled access to the waterway. 'This new gangway and pontoon means elderly or disabled people can enjoy the beautiful lake too,' Mr McLeay said.... [more]
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New whale pingers installed on shark nets
Qld Government,
New acoustic alarms or pingers which help alert whales to the location of shark nets will be installed on the Gold Coast this week.... [more]
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Win an Opti for the Kids and One for the Club &,
The winner of the OziOPti Sail-World competition will receive an OziOpti ‘Regatta Mark IV' GRP racing boat complete valued at AUD$3,950 (or NZ$5,135). AND They will ALSO win for their chosen sailing club an OziOpti ‘Tacker' Poly training boat valued at AUD$2,395 (or NZ$3,200). There will also be prizes of 10 x $100 ‘The Boatyard' vouchers.... [more]
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US Yachts to market Silverton
Bob Wonders,
Former Olympic yachtsman enters the world of powerboats. While it may no be a household name in Australia, Silverton does boast quite a pedigree; it was established 41-years ago by John and Warren Luhrs as the Silverton Marine Corporation.... [more]
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Yacht Solutions launches super-luxury yacht venture in Thailand
Gareth Twist, Yacht Solutions,
RUEA YACHTS – Asia's leading luxury yacht company, Yacht Solutions, has unveiled a high-end superyacht division - Ruea Yachts - which will design and construct exclusive vessels to satisfy escalating demand among affluent individuals in Asia and across the world.... [more]
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Lagoon Catamarans Australia,
The new website for Lagoon Catamarans Australia is now officially live! Our Lagoon Australia headquarters is based at d'Albora Marina, Rushcutters Bay Sydney with our agent network continuing to expand around Australia with current representatives in the Whitsunday's, Western Australia and Pittwater.... [more]
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Smooth sailing – and all smiles – with Simrad
Sandman PR,
Teenage solo sailor Jessica Watson relied on a full suite of Simrad marine electronics during her successful circumnavigation of the world. As the youngest person to sail solo and unassisted around the world, Jessica said the Simrad equipment allowed her to overcome the 'challenge of minimising risk', which was an important ingredient in her success.... [more]
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Dusky flathead and Bream are Mallacoota favourites
Department of Primary Industries,
Mallacoota Inlet's reputation as a productive recreational fishery, based largely on dusky flathead and bream, has been confirmed in a study funded by recreational fishing licence fees and Fisheries Victoria.... [more]
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Christmas fishing foray proves very costly
Department of Primary Industries,
A Noble Park man has been convicted and fined $4000 for using a large, home made net to try to illegally catch fish at Bonbeach last Christmas Day.... [more]
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Strong support for Marine Rescue Levy from those who know
Ken McManus,
It's often not until a boater needs some help that they realize how important the Marine Rescue volunteers are. Here's what some who have been on the receiving end have to say about the proposed levy.... [more]
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Sydney International Boat Show 2010 - Beneteau 58 showcased
The Vicsail Team,
Each year the Sydney International Boat show grows in stature on the world boating calendar of events. This year is no exception with high expectations of exceeding last year's attendance numbers of almost 72,000 people.... [more]
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Details of New Zealand National Ocean Water Sports Centre announced
Richard Gladwell,,
Takapuna beach was today confirmed as the venue for the National Ocean Water Sports Centre (NOWSC) by the Minister of Sport and Recreation the Hon. Murray McCully and North Shore City Mayor, Andrew Williams. Speaking at the nearby Takapuna Boating Club, the Minister confirmed that the $8million facility would cater for Sailing, Triathlon and Ocean Kayaking. The area is also used for a myriad of... [more]
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Aquariva by Marc Newson: a piece of art, with nautical pedigree
Jeni Bone,
If you have a spare US$1.5m, perhaps you would collect a piece of art in the form of a Marc Newson designed Riva – the new model Aquariva?... [more]
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Peter Garrett launches anti-whaling salvo against Japanese
Media Services,
The International Whaling Commission has been urged to vote down the 'compromise' proposals, with the Australian Federal Environment Protection Minister (and former rock star!) Peter Garrett, taking to YouTube in an aggressive anti-whaling salvo.... [more]
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CRS Yachts welcomes new Squadron 50
CRS Yachts,
Australasia's largest Fairline dealer CRS Yachts is pleased to announce the release of the new Squadron 50 Flybridge Motor Yacht which is now available for purchase under an incentive based forward order program. Buyers can secure their new Squadron 50 now with a 2011 delivery.... [more]
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Project 116 - a revolution in powerboat design
Danish Yachts,
The new 38m superyacht from Danish Yachts known as ‘Project 116' designed by Espen Oeino is set to pioneer a new era in powerboat design.... [more]
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RMD reveals superboat in Monaco
Rupert Rainsford Mann Design has revealed a spectacular new concept, the RMD Aero 55 Luxury Superboat, in Monaco at the renowned supercar show, Top Marques.... [more]
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Superyacht Onboard Hospitality Training on the Gold Coast
Donna Morris - SOHT,
The week after the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show, Superyacht Onboard Hospitality Training held a 5-day Stewardess training course onboard the classic motor yacht Bali Hai II at the Marina Oceanus on the Gold Coast.... [more]
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Abby Sunderland on board rescue vessel
Sail-World and AMSA Media,
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has confirmed the safe rescue of Abby Sunderland from her Open 40 yacht, Wild Eyes. It is presumed that the yacht has been abandoned in the Southern Ocean, as there is no mention of her in the media release. It is clear that the Australian rescue authority wishes to get the teenage sailor onto terra firma with as little disruption to commercial shipping... [more]
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