Riviera exits administration, AMIF regroups, whale worth more alive

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 29 Jun 2010

Riviera exits administration, AMIF regroups, whales worth more alive

There is reason for exuberant celebration up Queensland's Coomera way this week, but knowing the team from Riviera, emerging from administration this week will be marked with quiet determination and a raft of plans for the rest of the year. CEO John Anderson reports rosy sales figures from around the world - equating to a rate of 2.3 new boats per week over the past year - and opportunities for new employees as a second production lines comes on. No wonder John looks ecstatic in the photo accompanying the story!

Next financial year, Riviera is anticipting an annualised production of over 100 new boats. These are projections to celebrate and our entire industry should share in a toast to Riviera's grit, tenacity and success.

Also this week, another chance to enter the OziOPti Sail-World competition to go in the running to win an OziOpti ‘Regatta Mark IV' GRP racing boat complete valued at AUD$3,950 (or NZ$5,135) AND another one for your chosen sailing club - an OziOpti ‘Tacker' Poly training boat valued at AUD$2,395 (or NZ$3,200). You could also win one of 10 $100 vouchers for ‘The Boatyard' online shop.

Just fill out the survey and you're in with a chance! Realise too that your company could be collecting vital business data, as well as contact details, with a similar promotion.

A new international report this week proves whale watching is a boom industry as tourists flock to see these massive mammals in their marine environments. The forecast growth in the industry and its lucrative bounty is ammunition for those opposed to whaling for food and "scientific research".

In Asia, plans are already underway and exhibitor information being circulated for PIMEX 2011, Thailand's only boat show, organised by the Informa Group, also responsible for Monaco and Abu Dhabi Yacht Shows. Then over in NZ, the Christchurch Boat Show will be held at the Christchurch Convention Centre, 16 to 18 July.

Melbourne Boat Show starts this week and Sydney is on the horizon. Read all about Domenic Genua's (BIA NSW) experience at the recent IFBSO conference in Chicago, testament to just how innovative the Sydney International Boat Show is in terms of its place on the world stage.

Have a great week!

Jeni Bone, editor

PIMEX seeks exhibitor interest
Informa Group,
The Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) takes place at the 80-berth yacht basin at the Royal Phuket Marina each January. PIMEX is a marine showcase that boasts a mixture of superb luxury yachts, charter boats and the latest marine equipment. Now in its eighth year, the international waterside boat show is the biggest 'on water boat show' in Asia. The next instalment is set to welcome visitors J... [more]
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Melbourne Boat Show, one day away!
The 50th anniversary Melbourne Boat Show is just one day away, and organisers are promising a fun-filled, activity-packed show that will appeal to the whole family.... [more]
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Barz Optics' record sales fuelled by show circuit
Jeni Bone,
The decision to hold two stands at the Sanctuary Cove boat show this year paid off for Kevin Barr from Barz Optics, who reports record sales of his unique eye protection range at the event and a couple of new retailers.... [more]
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Win an Opti for the Kids and One for the Club
Sail-World.com & Powerboat-world.com,
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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Whale watching tourism a solution for whales and fishers
Jeni Bone,
New research into the whale-watching industry shows the prehistoric mammals are worth many times more alive and well than served on a plate.... [more]
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Riviera Exits Administration
Stephen Milne,
Riviera has received written notification on Friday June 25, 2010 from the company's Deed Administrators that the Deed of Company Arrangement (DOCA) established in conjunction with Riviera's creditors on January 22 this year has now been completed and thus Riviera has now officially exited from Administration.... [more]
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Hyundai SeasAll marine engines - a new generation
Guy Nowell, MarineBusiness-World,
We met a number of ‘old friends' at the Korea International Boat Show at the beginning of this month - and one of them was Hyundai SeasAll. Not all Korean marine business is in ‘start-up' mode – Hyundai have of course been a big player for a long time.... [more]
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Qingdao Match Cup confirms World Match Racing Tour ambitions
For sailing to achieve real growth, the sport needs to appeal to a wider audience. Growth in markets like the UK, USA and France will only ever be marginal, as sailing fights to maintain its share of an increasingly crowded sports and leisure marketplace.... [more]
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AMIF looks forward to a new era of consensus
Jeni Bone,
The AMIF is alive and well, says its President since November, Gordon Howlett. 'We have been working and doing things, but without the staff to do it. Each state has been taking care of a different aspect.'... [more]
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AMIF welcomes Australia's new Prime Minister
Australian Marine Industries Federation President Gordon Howlett has welcomed Julia Gillard as Australia's new Prime Minister.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Cup 2010 Outrigger Championships images
Hamilton Island Cup 2010 Outrigger Championships images by Andra Francolini... [more]
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Hamilton Island Outrigger Canoeing - Images from Andrea Francolini
Hamilton Island Australia - Outrigger Canoeing - Images from Andrea Francolini... [more]
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New regulations to help UAE yacht industry
Derek Baldwin, Gulf News,
New UAE regulations to help the domestic yacht-building industry compete at a global level will help large manufacturers seek out new designs for release on to the world market that are safe, environmentally-friendly and in demand. The regulations will come into effect on July 1... [more]
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Xiamen yachts sales boom in first half of 2010
What's On Xiamen,
Xiamen's Wuyuan Bay International Yachts Exhibition & Trade Centre has sold 21 yachts in the first half of this year, with the total value exceeding 200 million yuan, according to the Centre. The Centre was officially launched at the opening ceremony of the 2009 Xiamen International Yachts Show.... [more]
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Clipper announces C Safe on-water assistance
Imprint Media,
Clipper Yachts Australia has announced a new support program for Clipper owners.... [more]
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Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition
Jeni Bone,
In a major coup for Victoria, Frontier Events, Premier Exhibitions Inc, Museum Victoria, with the support of the Victorian Government, are presenting Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition at Melbourne Museum until 17 October 2010.... [more]
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A thank you from Burke Marine
Colin Burgess,
We have had a fantastic response to the recent Bosun chair recall resulting in a large amount of items returned to our factory for intensive load testing and inspection. Your cooperation has been very much appreciated and we hope that any inconvenience was limited.... [more]
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Sydney Boat Show stands proud on the world's stage
Jeni Bone,
Domenic Genua, Marketing & Events Manager for BIA NSW and organizer of the Sydney International Boat Show, has just returned from the IFSBO conference in Chicago, where he heard opinions and shared experiences of the world's leading boat show organizers. Here he shares some of the trends, themes and insight into the means of weathering tough times.... [more]
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Discover Boating game 'Making Waves' for virtual marine experience
The non-profit national awareness program for the recreational boating industry, Discover Boating, launched today a new online game application, titled 'Making Waves', to put at-home water sports enthusiasts in the virtual captain's chair to experience all the fun of life on the water. Making Waves is available now at no cost on Facebook.... [more]
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Doyle Australia announces a major expansion in Sydney
Guy Waddilove,
Doyle Sails Sydney is to undergo a significant transformation with the announcement of a strategic partnership with Doyle Sails New Zealand and the re-opening of its Rushcutters Bay loft. The partnership will see Doyle's presence in Sydney grow considerably enabling the company to give better service to its customers and direct access to Doyle's patented Stratis laminated sails.... [more]
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Doyle Sails announces a major expansion in Sydney - loft re-opens
Doyle Sails Media,
Doyle Sails Sydney is to undergo a significant transformation with the announcement of a strategic partnership with Doyle Sails New Zealand and the re-opening of its Rushcutters Bay loft. The partnership will see Doyle's presence in Sydney grow considerably enabling the company to give better service to its customers and to give direct access to Doyle's patented Stratis laminated sails... [more]
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Yamaha unveils its new V6 outboard engines
Bob Wonders,
New Yamaha V6 engines are purpose designed for offshore use. Yamaha invited key media representatives from across Australia and New Zealand for the launch of the new engines, and virtually took over the Sea World Resort at Main Beach for the two-day extravaganza.... [more]
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Truplug - better option than a softwood plug
Melissa Yeomans,
Forespar Win's the SAIL Magazine Innovation Award for the TruPlug. Thanks to Forespar's new TruPlug, a product produced by TruPlug a division Artelier Studios LLC, sailors have a better option for plugging a leak than a softwood plug.... [more]
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Tim Sewell joins ISAF as Head of Marketing and Events
Tim Sewell has joined the Secretariat of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) in a new role as Head of Marketing and Events.... [more]
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All-in-one HDMI screens from Lantic
ClearLine Communications UK,
Lantic Entertainment Systems will be introducing all-in-one HDMI screens at this year's Monaco Yacht Show in September.... [more]
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Fairline Squadron 65 due for delivery in WA
Saltwater PR,
Authorised Fairline dealer, Fairline Western Australia is taking delivery of a four cabin, four en-suite Squadron 65 flybridge motor yacht in September 2010 for customer delivery in the region.... [more]
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The magnificent 7 from Nanni Diesel
Nanni Diesel,
New from Nanni Diesel is a potent little single cylinder that will have many recreational yachties buzzing with interest. It's the Nanni N1.7, a single cylinder diesel engine which is compact in dimensions but it delivers a worthwhile 7 hp, perfect for smaller yachts and day boats.... [more]
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Sons of Sindbad – Alan Villiers focuses on the maritime Middle East
Australian National Maritime Museum,
The beauty and traditions of sailing the Arabian Sea in the 1930s are beautifully captured in an exhibition of photographs by Alan Villiers opening at the Australian National Maritime Museum on 24 June. Villiers (1903-1982) decided to travel to Arabia in 1938 to record what he believed were the last days of merchant sailing.... [more]
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Entry fees cut for 2010 Heaven Can Wait 24 Hour Yacht Race
HCW Media,
Organisers of the 2010 Heaven Can Wait charity yacht race have slashed entry fees by up to $100 while establishing incentives for skippers, crews and supporters to raise more funds for the event's nominated charities. The Heaven Can Wait 24 Hour Yacht Race and the associated One Lap Dash will be held on Lake Macquarie, near Newcastle, NSW, on October 2-3 (NSW Labour Day long weekend).... [more]
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Ron Stone honoured with ICOMIA membership
Ron Stone, former NMMA director of government affairs, was given honorary membership in the International Council of Marine Industry Associations for his contributions to the marine business.... [more]
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A new course - Whitsunday Rent A Yacht goes for gold
Toni Lucke,
Whitsunday Rent A Yacht (WRAY) – the longest-operating, Australian-owned skipper-yourself charter company in the Whitsundays – has taken a new course with the launch of its first-ever package designed especially for the luxury bare boat charter market.... [more]
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New Luxury European Superyacht arrives from Australia
Media Services,
There is a new arrival in Europe. Having waited for her to travel halfway around the world from her birthplace in Australia the anticipation of her owner is tangible. Singularity is no ordinary cargo and she is no ordinary yacht. At 24.5 metres (80-feet) with a maximum beam of 5.33m (17.49-feet), the Lutra 80 Singularity is a slender thoroughbred, conceived with performance and luxury in mind.... [more]
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Lantic Entertainment Systems appoints distributors in USA and NZ
ClearLine Communications,
Lantic Entertainment Systems has further advanced its international expansion programme by appointing distributors in the USA and New Zealand. This follows on from the establishment last month of brand representatives in the UAE and Spain.... [more]
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Alewijnse to fit full electrics in new Oceanco 85.5m megayacht
ClearLine Communications,
Alewijnse Marine Systems has been awarded the contract for the supply and installation of the complete electrical outfitting on board a stunning and innovative new 85.5m (280ft) motoryacht. The vessel has been styled by Igor Lobanov and is currently in build at Oceanco's facility at Alblasserdam, the Netherlands.... [more]
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Isuzu Ute drives on to Australia's boat show circuit
Marine Qld,
In a first for the Australian Boat Show Circuit, Isuzu Ute has signed on with the Boating Industry Associations of Australia and Marine Queensland for a multi-show sponsorship deal for the 2010 Boat Show Season.... [more]
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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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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 MarineBusiness-World.com readers a 'show special' incentive to dine during the Sydney International Boat Show.... [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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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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