Sydney boat show like 'the old days', brand launches, Green ban threat
Too much to report just the day after the Sydney International Boat Show - some boats haven't even left the marina and the clean up is still underway. But from first observations from organisers and exhibitors, it was a beauty!
Numbers were up, just slightly, but enough to say 'boating is back'! There were winners at the AIMEX awards, launches, lots of colour and movement among the adventure-themed show entertainment which enthralled visitors (and made them spend, evidently!)
So Sydney was a hit. Please enjoy the various profiles and stories we will present over the next weeks, highlighting some strategies and plans for brands large and small.
There is plenty going on beyond Harbour City, with big boat shows on the horizon in Cannes and Monaco, Fort Lauderdale and more. Plus we have an exclusive interview with the old-salt himself, Rob Mundle, who speaks about his 10th book launching at Christmas, and his Commodoreship at Southport Yacht Club.
Have a great week, please pop in to read about the innovations and stories that emerged from Sydney.
Jeni Bone, editor
Sydney International Boat Show wrap: super success! Jeni Bone, Not only were crowd numbers up, by just 2% - but enough to make organisers and exhibitors smile - also raising the spirits of the industry right across the board, Monday's last burst of show sales, promising leads and trials booked right up til the end of the month.... [more] Share this story
Census of Marine Life identifies risks, threats and impact of man Jeni Bone, The Mediterranean Sea is in danger of losing its abundant mix of flora and fauna, ranked as the most threatened sea on Earth, according to a landmark scientific survey released yesterday.... [more] Share this story
South Australian Marinas set high environmental standard MIAA, Marinas across Australia and the Asia/Pacific region now have a new environmental standard. The first marinas in the region to achieve this new environmental benchmark are all South Australian marinas. They are Cape Jaffa Anchorage, Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia and The Marina Hindmarsh Island.... [more] Share this story
Commercial vessel standard ready for all-weather consultation NMSC, The National Marine Safety Committee (NMSC) this week released a draft standard for Watertight and Weathertight Integrity. The draft Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) will also be available for comment soon.... [more] Share this story
Doyle Sails Australia - this offer will self destruct in 48 hours... Guy Waddilove, Due to the massive amount of interest we received for our 'Perfect Sale' offer at the Sydney International Boatshow, Doyle Sails Australia would like to advise all customers that any quote discussed at the show will be sent out within the next few days. The 20% discount offer will be valid for 48 hours after receipt of the quote.... [more] Share this story
Double Olympic medallist to skipper Abu Dhabi's VOR campaign Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Two-time Olympic medallist, Ian Walker of Great Britain, has taken the helm as skipper for Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race title pursuit, as the emirate's newest sporting outfit readies for the 'Everest of Sailing'. Appointed by the team's backer, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA), Walker will lead an 11-strong crew in one of the world's toughest, most extreme sporting challeng... [more] Share this story
Greenline for Blue Seas: Sydney International Boat Show success! Jeni Bone, In Australia for the local launch of the Greenline 33, Tilen Jakopin, sales director and son and nephew of the co-designers, Jernej and Japec Jakopin, is satisfied with his brand's debut in Sydney and impressed with the Sydney boat show.... [more] Share this story
Abu Dhabi to enter team in Volvo 2011 Stuart Alexander, The Independent, A $25m tie-up between Britain and the Middle East is expected to be unveiled today as the oil rich emirate of Abu Dhabi adds international yacht racing to its Formula 1 sports portfolio.... [more] Share this story
Rob Mundle takes the helm as Commodore of Southport Yacht Club Jeni Bone, Prominent sailor, journalist and author, Rob Mundle, has been elected unopposed as Commodore of Southport Yacht Club, on the Gold Coast, adding to this marine legend's many and diverse duties.... [more] Share this story
Cowes Week - New UK Sunsail fleet announcement Sue Pelling/CWL, Sunsail has invested heavily in its yacht racing activities with the aim of making the sport accessible to everyone.... [more] Share this story
Jessica Watson at the Sydney Boat Show Sail-World.com, Jessica Watson has attracted big crowds to the Better Boating Stage at the Sydney International Boat Show, with an impressive presentation.... [more] Share this story
Cowes Week 2010 - New sports boat fleet makes splash Sue Pelling/CWL, Cowes Week - The introduction of the seven-strong Longtze fleet at Cowes Week this year has created a bit of a stir. This new 6.8m dinghy/keelboat is highly noticeable by its interesting retro 505-style lines particularly the rolled top deck. The square top, bright coloured 20.6sq m mainsail is also a big giveaway.... [more] Share this story
Topaz Sailing announces 'A Boat in A Box' Topaz Marine Media, US supplier Topaz Sailing announces it can ship boats virtually anywhere faster, easier, safer and more affordably with its' new custom designed packaging. Dubbed 'A Boat in a Box'TM the new environmentally friendly, custom packaging, allows the Topaz to be shipped anywhere in the continental United States through UPS Freight, without risk of damage.... [more] Share this story
Sydney International Boat Show tops attendance so far Jeni Bone, At 4pm Sunday, Sydney International Boat Show manager, Domenic Genua is ecstatic! Not only have the visitor figures outshone last year's event, feedback so far from exhibitors is that sales are flowing at every level.... [more] Share this story
Greens bans will impact on fishing with expanded marine parks Media Services, The Greens have vowed to turn a third of Australia's territorial waters into a marine park where fishing would be banned.... [more] Share this story
Liberal says vote for Labor spells end of fishing and marine industry Office of Senator Ron Boswell, A vote for Labor is a vote for the Greens and a vote for the end of commercial and recreational fishing in Australia, Liberal Senator Ron Boswell warned today... [more] Share this story
2010 Monsoon Cup expected to generate 30% return on investment Santhia Panjanadan, Bernam.com, The annual Monsoon Cup match racing regatta held in Terengganu, the second largest international sports event in Malaysia, is set to chalk up a 30 per cent increase on its returns on investment for event, media and brand value this year compared with MYR539 million achieved last year.... [more] Share this story
Sydney International Boat Show images Sail-World.com, More images from the Sydney International Boat Show, underway at Darling Harbour.... [more] Share this story
Jo Royle: the Plastiki experience at Sydney International Boat Show Jeni Bone, Tucked in a plastic pod, onboard a leaky boat called Plastiki with a crew of men for four months, Skipper Jo Royle has many stories to tell. But her main message is that we need to beat waste and change our attitudes to the use of one-life plastic.... [more] Share this story
BRIG world launch unleashes the Eagle 780 Jeni Bone, One of the stars of the Sydney International Boat Shows - both for performance and presence - was without a doubt the new Brig Eagle 780, making its global debut downunder, complete with founder and MD Slava Rodionov from the Ukraine.... [more] Share this story
Sydney International Boat Show - sun brings the quality crowds Jeni Bone, Day three of the Sydney boat show and the crowd numbers are up, so are sales and expectations, says event organiser, Domenic Genua.... [more] Share this story
NSW Maritime - Provisional World record puts spotlight on safety Natalie Laharnar, The boating industry today (30 July 2010) helped NSW Maritime set a provisional world record of 415 lifejackets inflated at once in the one location as part of the Sydney International Boat Show, putting the spotlight on safety.... [more] Share this story
Sydney International Boat Show images Sail-World.com, The Sydney International Boat Show is well and truly underway.... [more] Share this story
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
Aust Marinas Guide launches Berths For Sale section Fiona Harper, With over 300 marinas, safe harbours, dry stack and mooring facilities, the Aust Marinas Guide has launched a Berths For Sale section to celebrate its second birthday. Designed to allow boat owners to find berths and berth owners to find boat owners, the Berths and Moorings For Sale or Lease uses an interactive mapping system, allowing users to zoom into the berth location.... [more] Share this story
Marine Queensland welcomes Coalition policy on marine protected areas Marine Qld, Peak State recreational marine industry body, Marine Queensland has welcomed the Coalition Policy announcement on marine protected areas.... [more] Share this story
Sydney International Boat Show - boats, buoys and buzz Jeni Bone, Australia's largest boat show has begun, with a new layout, larger space, polished exhibits and a buzz like the boom times.... [more] Share this story
Harken Australia extend sponsorship of CYCA Youth Sailing Academy Jennifer Crooks, Harken Australia have extended their sponsorship of the CYCA Youth Sailing Academy for a further two years. Harken Australia's sponsorship ensures the YSA fleet of 10 Elliott 6.0m boats have identical deckware so no boat has an advantage over the other.... [more] Share this story
Cowes Week - history of the event Cowes Week, Cowes Week is one of the UK's longest running and most successful sporting events and is a key highlight of the British sporting summer. It has been held in early August every year since 1826, except during the two world wars.... [more] Share this story
Windcraft -Twelve new yachts, Fjord 40 Motorboat at Sydney Boat Show Team Windcraft, At the Sydney International Boat Show starting today, the Team Windcraft in-water display features twelve new yachts and the Fjord 40 Motorboat.... [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
Yacht and Boat Korea open for exhibitor bookings D Media, The third Yacht and Boat Korea in the leading shipbuilding province of Gyeongsangnam in South Korea has drawn exhibitors from Asia, Europe and the Pacific for the October 14 to 17 event.... [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
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
Coalition releases Marine Protected Areas policy LNP, In an official Election Policy document, the Coalition says it 'supports a balanced approach to marine conservation', outlining exactly what it will stand for if it is elected 21 August.... [more] Share this story
Coaltion pledges to support boating and fishing communities Coalition joint press release, A Coalition government will take immediate action to ensure that future Marine Protected Areas balance environmental preservation with economic growth and strong coastal communities.... [more] Share this story
Recreational fishing and boating sectors applaud Coalition policy BFCA, The Boating and Fishing Council of Australia (BFCA) today welcomed the announcement by the Coalition to completely re-visit what is unanimously viewed as a structurally flawed and poorly handled policy under the Ministerial leadership of Labor, namely the Marine Bio-Regional Planning Process.... [more] Share this story
Emarine Australia awarded for its ‘dedication and success' Sandman PR, Emarine Australia's dedication to and success with Back Cove Yachts throughout Australasia has been recognised with an achievement award from the US manufacturer. Contributing significantly to the marque's export business, Emarine will also soon take delivery of the latest Downeast-styled motor yacht, the brand new Back Cove 30. Visit Emarine at this week's Sydney International Boat Show.... [more] Share this story
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