Don't come knockin' on my door this week, at least not the door to Powerboat-World's Gold Coast, Queensland facility.
Reason being, of course, we're some 900 kilometres south, at the 2010 Sydney International Boat Show.
So far, the weather has not been totally on side, with scattered showers for the opening day (Thursday), but improving conditions are on the way.
In addition to a brief show preview, we can reveal the winners of the prestigious Export Awards announced by the Australian International Marine Export Group and we also report on forthcoming life jacket reforms.
In other news, Honda Marine has named its Dealer of the Year and things are looking good for the approaching Waikato Boat, Leisure and Fishing Show in New Zealand.
Port Macquarie, on the NSW North Coast has played host to the Formula powerboats and we have some excellent action shots from master lensman Theo Spykers.
Interesting to note that a rare species of coral has been discovered in the Pacific Ocean that has oceanographers quite excited.
Plenty more to keep you occupied and I assure you plenty more to come when we return to the Gold Coast and prepare a comprehensive report on the Sydney International Boat Show and the current state of the industry.
Enjoy the read and make stopping by a regular habit, it's the way to ensure you are up to date with the news of the powerboat-world.
Sydney International Boat Show - Its here! Bob Wonders, Boats, marine engines, electronics, fishing tackle, nautical clothing, general boating accessories, it is all there for the outdoors enthusiasts over the five action-packed days that comprise the Sydney International Boat Show.... [more] Share this story
AIMEX Exporter Awards announced AIMEX, The 2010 Australian Marine Industry Export Awards run by the Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) was showcased in outstanding fashion in Sydney's Darling Harbour on Thursday night, from a field of 21 excellent award applicants.... [more] Share this story
NSW Lifejacket reforms to start in November 2010 NSW Maritime, New lifejacket rules to improve boating safety and reduce deaths from drowning will come into effect from 1 November 2010 in NSW.... [more] Share this story
Waikato Boat, Leisure & Fishing show 2010 is just around the corner! Christopher Cliffe, Do you want to sell your quality marine and/or leisure products & services to a very large and vibrant Waikato market? The next eagerly anticipated Waikato Boat, Leisure & Fishing show 2010; a joint venture between the Marine Industry Association (MIA) and Mystery Creek Events Centre is just around the corner!.... [more] Share this story
Honda Marine's National Dealer of the Year - Melbourne New World Honda Sandman PR, Melbourne's New World Honda Marine has been awarded Honda Marine's National Dealer of the Year for 2009/10.... [more] Share this story
Super rare Elkhorn Coral found in the Pacific ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, An Australian scientist has discovered what could be the world's rarest coral in the remote North Pacific Ocean. The Pacific elkhorn coral has regular divergent blade-like branches that radiate out from single or multiple large central stalks.... [more] Share this story
Algae to Oil - OriginOil gains from Australian Coal fired research OriginOil, Algae-to-oil technology is one step closer with Australian company, MBD - USA's OriginOil's first customer - purchasing equipment for its James Cook University facilities.... [more] Share this story
Hauenstein and Gillman voted into F1 'Lap Of Honor' Class of 2010 Philippe Stiernon, UIM F1 H2O World Championship for powerboating has it's second 'Lap of Honor' recipients for 2010. Fred Hauenstein, a tireless ambassador and true builder of the sport for almost 50 years, along with four time World Champion Scott Gillman, winner of 23 races in just 89 starts, have been elected into the UIM F1 H2O Hall Of Fame... [more] Share this story
New noxious fish list now in force in WA Dept Fisheries WA, A new expanded list of noxious fish species is now in force in Western Australia. The announcement of the new list has identified that some hobbyists are holding species, not previously declared as being brought into WA.... [more] Share this story
Drama in the Mono Class at Port Macquarie Bob Wonders, Strong crowd support welcomes Formula powerboats. It was close racing, despite various mechanical problems which plagued the field, but there was one moment of drama in the Mono Classes that could have resulted in tragedy.... [more] Share this story
Researchers fine-tuning trout cod revival plans Department of Primary Industries - Fisheries, Researchers are now investigating the success of a stocking program that will develop a recreational fishery for trout cod in Victoria. Three years ago an annual stocking program for trout cod began at Lake Kerferd, Beechworth and more recently at Lake Sambell in northeast Victoria.... [more] Share this story
SIBS – nearly there Bob Wonders, Boats, marine engines, electronics, fishing tackle, nautical clothing, general boating accessories, it will all be there for the outdoors enthusiasts over the five action-packed days that comprise the Sydney International Boat Show.... [more] Share this story
East Keilor man benched with $1500 Fine Lyall Grey, An East Keilor man was convicted and fined $1,500 in the Geelong Magistrates' Court yesterday after pleading guilty to two fisheries charges stemming from an Indented Heads incident in May this year.... [more] Share this story
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] Share this story
NZ superyacht industry returning to form Jeni Bone, According to industry figures, the New Zealand superyacht industry is in good health and returning to strength following the malaise over the past two years, thanks to the impact of the global financial crisis.... [more] Share this story
Sydney International Boat Show sensational speaker lineup BIA NSW, The 2010 Sydney International Boat Show (29 July – 2 August) has in recent years brought together an interesting line-up of guest speakers that have had show visitors absolutely enthralled. However, this year show organisers the Boating Industry Association of NSW (BIA) have outdone previous efforts.... [more] Share this story
New Ocean Yachts to shine at Sydney Boat Show Creating Demand, Keith Hanson and the team from New Ocean Yachts Australia are excited to announce the arrival of the first boat in their New Ocean Yachts range, debuting at the Sydney International Boat Show later this week.... [more] Share this story
Anglo American Boat Club: Virgin GB Row 2010 Matthew Dickens, Anglo American Boat Club: Virgin GB Row 2010 - Four female rowers have become the first women ever to row around the coast of Britain... [more] Share this story
Darwin Boat Show - new dates but same great show Jeni Bone, Despite some murmurs, fuelled by refunds to exhibitors of the oversubscribed show, there is nothing to fear, says BIA NT's Byron Hazell. 'The show is going ahead and there are no issues or problems at all. We're just sold out!'... [more] Share this story
Internet Images Rules 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] Share this story
U.I.M. President vows to unify Class 1 Class 1, Raffaele Chiulli, President of the Union Internationale Motonautique (U.I.M.), the world governing body of marine motorsport, has vowed to spare no effort in unifying Class 1.... [more] Share this story
UIM F1 - 8th Grand Prix of Russia - New And Old 'Hero's' make a mark Phillipe Stiernon, UIM F1 - eighth Grand Prix of Russia - The recently completed eighth Grand Prix of Russia in St. Petersburg witnessed by the tens of thousands of fans along the Neva River saw five of the worlds most talented drivers battle for the final three podium positions in a titanic struggle during the season's only night event.... [more] Share this story
New noxious fish list now in force Department of Fisheries, A new expanded list of noxious fish species is now in force and the Department of Fisheries has been working with ornamental fish-keepers to address concerns, but reinforce the vital need to protect the State's aquatic environment. The announcement of the new list has identified that some hobbyists are holding species, not previously declared as being brought into WA.... [more] Share this story
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