Great Barrier Reef Intl Marine College, B&G WTP3, China Show 88% sold

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 07 Dec 2010

Great Barrier Reef Intl Marine College, B&G WTP3, China Show 88% full

I can hardly believe the full throttle lead up to the end of 2010! There is so much activity in the local and international marine scene – with launches, shows such as Sanctuary Cove and China (Shanghai) promoting and already reporting strong exhibitor interest, as well as loads of businesses opening and expanding their operations.

This week we cover the new international marine college opening in January in Cairns, Queensland. The Great Barrier Reef International Marine College will cater to qualifications at every level from high school entry to ship's Master, with high-tech facilities perfectly positioned on the waterfront at the Superyacht hub of Cairns. This exclusive story pre-empts the official opening, scheduled for 24 January with insider information from the manager, Kim Andersen.

Also this week, the report card is in on the Queensland Marine industry, indicating continued growth and opportunity for boating in the state. Then there's refit news from Auckland, Phuket boat show (PIMEX) plans, China (Shanghai) exhibitor information and plenty more from around the globe.

AND not to forget a wonderful offer of FREE FOOD from Easyfoods for crews, particularly those involved in offshore racing. Easyfoods is supplying gourmet prepared meals for the crews of the 2011 Rolex Sydney to Hobart, delivering convenience, nutrition and space saving onboard. To get your sample, call Nicholas Grogan on 0449 006 700 or email

That's not all for this week (just all I had time for), so keep visiting regularly and sending your own opinions and news.

Jeni Bone, editor

Cairns courts international students with marine training college
Jeni Bone,
Cairns, Queensland will soon be a leading hub for maritime training with the launch of the Great Barrier Reef International Maritime College (GBRIMC).... [more]
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MIAA intermediate Course dates and details
The Marina Industries Association of Australia (MIAA) is pleased to announce that the popular Intermediate Marina Management Course will be held 20-24 March 2011 at The Vibe Hotel, Milsons Point, Sydney.... [more]
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Brig inflatables join New World Honda Marine
Harbourside Media,
New World Honda Marine in Melbourne's south east has become the most recent dealer for Brig inflatable boats, the RIB that combines versatility with strength and good looks.... [more]
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Maritimo to unveil new series Motoryachts at Sanctuary Cove
Imprint Media,
Australia's premier luxury boat builder, Maritimo, will unveil its sleek new M48 and M60 Series II Motoryachts at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in May next year.... [more]
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Auckland appeals for Superyacht refit facilities
Orams Marine Services,
As the 40m superyacht Janice of Wyoming recently moved down the slipway following service, paint work and maintenance it heralded the final stage of completing the 600 tonne slipway upgrade at Orams Marine Services.... [more]
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JD's Boatshed expands to the Gold Coast
JD's Boatshed,
JD's Boatshed opens on the Gold Coast, bringing new vigour to the Runaway Bay Marina precinct.... [more]
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‘Sail with the Stars' for the Loyal Foundation
Sail With The Stars,
‘Sail with the Stars' for the Loyal Foundation - Chairman of the Loyal Foundation, Anthony Bell, has brought together some of Australia's most distinguished yachtsmen and some of the country's top sportspeople to compete on board the 100 foot supermaxi Investec Loyal in the 66th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race which starts on December 26 from Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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B&G launches powerful wave technology processor
Jamie Millar/Estelle Baldry,
B&G has launched its impressive new WTP3 Wave Technology Processor, providing competitive sailors the accuracy and performance they demand.... [more]
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The following program, Sydney GTS 43, is classified RGF
John Curnow,
It contains, strong adult themes, sexual references and occasional coarse language, too! Now the RGF stands for really good fun, which sums up the owner, just as much as it does the vessel itself. Additionally, another rating that the Sydney GTS 43 is bound to receive as well, is A+++ for keeping jobs in Australia.... [more]
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Food, food, food – sometimes it's all you ever think about....
John Curnow,
Keeping the crew busy preparing food when the weather is nice and then serving something really tasty and homely when it has all gone to God, are two fundamentals of offshore racing, indeed cruising too!... [more]
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'Classic' - The Revival of Classic Boating in New Zealand
Rob Tickner and Richard Gladwell,
Classic boats are treasured the world over, but this recently launched book concentrates on the classic boats of New Zealand, and in particular rejuvenation of the one of the great classic racing yacht fleets in the world. 'Classic: The Revival of Classic Boating in New Zealand' has received outstanding reviews since its launch last month.... [more]
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First boat donation for Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island
Barby MacGowan,
The non-profit organization Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island (OHPRI) has received its first boat donation since signing an agreement in November with Block Island Maritime Funding (BIMF). A Hinckley Little Harbor 44' power yacht, appraised at $750,000, was donated to the foundation by Newport resident David Brodsky.... [more]
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Sydney's Aquatic Events – Free safe boating guide
NSW Maritime,
Sydney's busy schedule of summer aquatic events gets underway this week with the Sail Sydney regatta over the four days of Monday 6 to Thursday 9 December. This coincides with the release of the latest safety guide to Sydney's major aquatic events for boat owners and spectators.... [more]
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Weather gods smile upon Seawind regatta
Imprint Media,
The weather gods smiled – in fact they beamed - upon a fleet of Seawind catamarans on Moreton Bay through the last weekend of November.... [more]
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The rains came...and stayed and stayed and, you guessed it, stayed
Bob Wonders,
Rainfall across Australia's eastern seaboard described as 'beyond extraordinary.' Marinas, marine dealerships and brokerages are virtually deserted as the rain tumbles down.... [more]
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Challenging 2010 for Australian marina sector - but a brighter outlook
Mark Cherrington,
Despite a challenging 2010, initiatives developed by the Marina Industries Association of Australia (MIAA) over the past few years are beginning to bear fruit, making it well placed for next year and beyond.... [more]
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New Model Release: The Traveller TF200
Haines Group,
The Haines Group has launched the next incarnation of the top selling Traveller range - the Traveller TF200.... [more]
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Raymarine's new T Series sets the standard
Mike Rose PR,
Raymarine's new T Series thermal imaging cameras are setting new standards of target identification for boat owners and skippers.... [more]
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Queensland's Marine Industry: 2010 Report card
Marine Qld,
The 2010 Queensland Marine Industry Annual Report has been completed providing an overall review of the performance of Queensland's marine industry.... [more]
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Phuket Boat Show positions as the 'Monaco of the East'
Informa Yacht Group,
Informa Yacht Group, organizers of the Phuket International Boat Show and the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau ('TECB') have announced plans for Asia's largest in-water boat show to be held from sixth to 9th January 2011 in Phuket at the Royal Phuket Marina.... [more]
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Maritime brothers in arms join forces to deliver a New Ocean
Creating Demand,
Marine industry legends Keith Hanson and Ian Reynolds have joined forces once again to deliver the first New Ocean Yachts 640 Sports Yacht to Darwin - the first of the new era in Australian boating.... [more]
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China (Shanghai) International Boat Show 2011
By December 2010, 88% space of the main venue Shanghai Exhibition Center has been sold for CIBS2011 exhibiting. A large number of exhibitors advanced their booth confirmation.... [more]
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International Superyacht Society praises 2010 winners
ISS has announced the comprehensive details regarding the 2010 Winners of its Design and Leadership Awards.... [more]
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Digital Yacht AISnet Base Station makes AIS data available on the web
100% Marine Limited,
UK company, Digital Yacht has developed a new shore-side AIS network receiver named AISnet. It's like a normal boat installed AIS receiver, but has been specifically designed for use on shore side installations where, when connected via its ethernet connection to the internet, will make AIS targets that it has received available to the wider internet connected world.... [more]
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Marine Auctions - last one for 2010
Bob Wonders,
More than 30 boats scheduled to go under the hammer at Runaway Bay. Recent auctions held at the Runaway Bay Marina have attracted excellent attendance resulting in good sales results.... [more]
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Caveat Emptor: Latin phrase anyone importing a boat should understand
Bob Wonders,
Grey imports a problem, not only for the industry, but for those looking to grab a bargain. Quite often, these boats have been sourced from bankrupt dealers or brokerages, or perhaps from US dealers overstocked on some models.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - Michel Kleinjans orders Kiwi40FC with BT Boats
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race Preparations underway as Belgian sailor Michel Kleinjans today confirmed that he has ordered a Kiwi40FC with BTBoats in New Zealand. Kleinjans has secured the second Farr designed Class40 production boat to be built at Cookson Boats, Auckland, ensuring that he has a highly competitive platform for his hectic, forthcoming offshore campaign... [more]
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MIAA looks to its 'biggest and best' conference yet
Mark Cherrington,
Following two successful conferences on Australia's Gold Coast in 2007 and 2009, the Marine Industries Association of Australia (MIAA) is looking to significantly expand next year's Marinas 2011 international conference and trade show, to be held in Melbourne in June.... [more]
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Yachting NSW and Nautilus Marine launch new Yachties Insurance Program
Bob Carter,
Yachting NSW (YNSW) and Nautilus Marine have combined forces to provide a quality yacht insurance policy that benefits sailing clubs and individual members throughout NSW.... [more]
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YNSW and Nautilus Marine announce launch of Insurance Package
Louise Bashford,
• Sailing Clubs and their Members to be the primary beneficiaries • Revenue from policies flow back to the policy holders Club and Yachting NSW • Offers access to market leading insurance product, through special negotiated rate and coverage • YNSW delivering tangible benefits to clubs and members.....a Step in the Right Direction... [more]
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Win a Ride on one of the Rolex Sydney Hobart favourites
Jennifer Crooks,
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has today launched its iconic eBay auction that provides an exclusive opportunity to bid for places onboard one of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race favourites.... [more]
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2011 J Class Calendar Now Available
Titch Blachford,
The 2011 J Class Desk Calendar captures all of the the J Class magic and elegance with twelve new images, one for each month. All current projects are featured – the three original yachts, Shamrock V, Velsheda and Endeavour, along with the replica new builds currently on the water, Ranger, Hanuman and Lionheart. There are also photographs and information on Rainbow and Yankee.... [more]
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DeckHardware introduces PROtect Tapes
Phil Yeomans,
DeckHardware is pleased to announce we will be distributing the PROtect Tapes range of products throughout Australia. PROtect Tapes is one of many brands we looked at whilst at the Marine Equipment Trade Show 2010 in Amsterdam. It was fantastic to catch up with our Suppliers attending METS; Blue Performance, Liros Rope, Forespar and Schaefer Marine.... [more]
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Yacht Racing Design and Technology Symposium partners North Sails
Bernard Schopfer,
The Yacht Racing Design & Technology Symposium is pleased to announce a new partnership with North Sails, which joins the second edition of the Symposium as Gold Partner.... [more]
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Hyundai SeasAll expands presence in Scandinavia
Hyundai SeasAll,
The Korean marine diesel engine company Hyundai SeasAll announced today that they have appointed Diesel Power Sweden to represent the brand in Sweden. The Gothenburg based company has been active in the diesel engine business since the early 1990s and also represents John Deere, Solé and Mitsubishi... [more]
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Hyundai SeasAll appoints Benelux distributor
Hyundai SeasAll,
De Maas B.V. located in Rotterdam, have been appointed as the Benelux distributor for marine diesel engines manufactured by Hyundai SeasAll. De Maas has been established as a marine engine specialist in the Netherlands since 1922 and will celebrate it's 90th year in 2012.... [more]
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Simrad - Second generation broadband sounder
Sandman PR,
Simrad has launched its next-generation BSM-2 Broadband Sounder™ module, delivering the most detailed mid-water definition and penetrating the deepest waters on the planet.... [more]
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Asia Pacific Dealer Conference - Outstanding achievement in sales
Stephen Milne,
Riviera, Australia's most awarded pleasure boat builder has recognised outstanding achievement in sales and service at the annual Asia Pacific Dealer Conference held this month on the Gold Coast. Premium Nautical was named Riviera Asia Pacific Dealer of the Year. This award recognises overall excellence in dealership operations and performance.... [more]
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Sail Sydney - Gill Australia come on board as Official supplier
Daniel Williams,
As part of the ongoing partnership between Gill Australia and Yachting New South Wales, Gill has signed on as the official clothing supplier for Sail Sydney.... [more]
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Francolini Photo prints as presents - Don't run out of time!
Andrea Francolini,
The big shopping frenzy has already started and everyone is scrambling to get their shopping done. Don't get left behind if you want a print. The labs are already feeling the work load increase and the postal service will certainly not get any faster in the coming weeks.... [more]
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Glowfast's Brita Fowler appointed to AIMEX Board
Glowfast media,
Glowfast International Business Development Manager, Brita Fowler has been appointed to the Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) Board of Directors.... [more]
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The Name behind the Brand: Fountaine Pajot
Jeni Bone,
ean Francois Fountaine is the Fountaine in Fountaine Pajot – the world's largest cruising catamaran builder and responsible for setting industry standards for technological and design excellence since its establishment in France in 1976.... [more]
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Rivergate Alley premieres at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show 2011
Rivergate Alley features the best of the marine services in Australia and will premiere at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in 2011.... [more]
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Garmin to launch echo series fishfinders
Garmin the global leader in satellite navigation has announced the echo series – a new line of standalone fishfinders that raise the standard in sonar performance and ease of use.... [more]
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Now boaties can cruise with more channels and HD TV
Chances are when you leave the shore, you leave behind the quality of TV reception you enjoy on land. So if you want to enjoy a day on the water without missing your favourite sports program or soapie, Oceantalk has the solution.... [more]
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