Club Marine sponsors Export Awards, Freo boat show, Mustang reinvented

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 08 Feb 2011

Club Marine sponsors Export Awards, Freo boat show, Mustang reinvented

These days, consumer and dealer feedback via the internet has a lot to do with the development and progress of marine brands. It's never been so easy to communicate both with a brand and about it using social media and the 'blogosphere' and email and traditional means - walking up to the counter to complain for instance.

With this in mind, major and fledgling companies are revising their offerings and bringing out models that boast consumer-driven refinements. This week, we cover just a few of those, but stay tuned for a special feature on just how much consumers influence the various industries and how we can use this information to be more nimble players and present and promote what fits their appetite.

Also this week, information about the Club Marine Australian Marine Export Industry Awards, which are open for entries. AIMEX has revised the Award categories again this year with a new category 'Young Achiever' implemented to reward and encourage younger generations in the industry. Awards will be announced at the networking function on Thursday 28 July at Bayside Terrace, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney (the first evening of the Sydney International Boat Show). Visit to download the application form.

There are plenty of product releases, show updates and some heartening news from the Australian Insurance industry, which plans to standardise the definition of the term 'flood' following the tragic inundation on the east coast that now stretches from Cairns in the north to rural Victoria.

Keep in touch. We welcome your stories and views on ours.

Jeni Bone, editor

Insurance Industry agrees to standardise definition of 'flood'
Jeni Bone,
Australia's insurance industry has agreed to establish a standard definition for flood insurance, according to the federal Assistant Treasurer Bill Shorten, commenting on the torrent of insurance claims that have followed the recent crises in Queensland, NSW and Victoria.... [more]
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Controversial cruise ship terminal to proceed at White Bay
Media Services,
The NSW state government has approved a new cruise ship terminal at White Bay with working planned to begin within weeks. Critics of the project say categorically the rush to begin is aimed to be a vote-puller, slipped in neatly before the state election next month.... [more]
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Port Hinchinbrook's boats destroyed
Jeni Bone,
Boat owners and a legion of helpers are scouring jagged piles of debris at Port Hinchinbrook, many only to find heartbreak with most of the 70 boats destroyed or seriously damaged.... [more]
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Maritimo releases new interior options for C47 Sports Cabriolet
Imprint Media,
Australia's premier boat builder, Maritimo, has released new interior layouts for its revolutionary C47 Sports Cabriolet, including a three-cabin option.... [more]
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New model release – Signature 502RF (Runabout Fisher)
Martin Beeson,
The Haines Group has announced the launch of the all new Signature 502RF.... [more]
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ISS names Board of Directors
The ISS (International Superyacht Society) has announced its 2011-2013 Board of Directors and Past Presidents Council. ISS elections are held annually by peer selection.... [more]
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Dates announced for American Superyacht Forum
Yacht Report Group/ISS,
Hosted by The Yacht Report Group, and organised by Superyacht Events, the American Superyacht Forum is the largest conference in the world that is focused solely on the American Superyacht Industry.... [more]
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New trailerboat buyer's guide launched
Jeff Webster,
Boating journalist, Jeff Webster, has released a new publication called Trailerboat Buyer's Guide. This 148 page, full colour, square back magazine is a comprehensive guide and directory to purchasing a new power trailerboat – be it a small alloy tinnie, a weekend cruiser, or an offshore sportfisher. The new magazine is available now from leading newsagents and online at [more]
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Cork Clipper Partnership reveals strong economic impact
Zoe Williamson,
Cork Clipper Partnership has today revealed the strong economic impact of their participation in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race.... [more]
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Tacktick Micro Compass becomes legal for Cadet class
Sarah Johnson,
Tacktick's Micro Compass will be used by the International Cadet Class Association after they voted to accept the use of electronic compasses in their class rules.... [more]
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Arrests over hidden abalone haul
Department of Primary Industries VIC,
Two Melbourne men will be charged on summons after allegedly being caught at Altona on the weekend with an illegal haul of abalone in a hidden compartment of a portable icebox.... [more]
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Marine businesses call for urgent fishery dispensations
Marine Qld,
The Queensland Seafood Industry Association and Marine Queensland today called on Fisheries Minister Tim Mulherin for dispensations for water based businesses with the impending fisheries closure for Snapper, Pearl Perch and Teraglin.... [more]
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AIMEX launches Club Marine Australian Marine Industry Export Awards
Following on from the success of the 2009 & 2010 Australian Marine Industry Export Awards AIMEX is proud to announce they will again be hosting and managing the 2011 Club Marine Australian Marine Industry Export Awards. In 2010 the awards were a great success with 21 applications and over 200 marine industry professionals and media in attendance at the awards presentation evening.... [more]
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Fremantle Boat Show ahead
Between 18-21 February, the Fremantle Boat Show will welcome the very best on-water and on-land displays in the heart of Fremantle's famous maritime precinct.... [more]
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The New Burke Marine PFD Range
Colin Burgess,
The new Burke Marine PFD Range equals sophistication, safety and comfort without the hefty price tag. The new Australian standards (AS4758.1) for PFDs have come into effect and Burke Marine, celebrating 40 years in marine industry, have decided to embrace the changes by releasing a whole new range of smarter and sharper level 100 to 50 PFDs.... [more]
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New Additions to GME's Antenna Range
GME, Australia's premier communications company, has increased the flexibility of their already large marine antenna range. In 2010, GME introduced the very popular detachable antenna range with the release of the versatile ABL012 and ABL013 antenna bases, a double swivel base (ABL012) and single swivel base (ABL013) both with 5 meters of antenna cable attached.... [more]
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Sabre 46 Salon Express set for launch
Sandman PR,
The first Sabre 46 Salon Express is scheduled for completion in March 2011, with the vessel expected to debut in Australia before the end of the year. The fifth model in Sabre's range to make use of pod-drive propulsion systems, the new 46 Salon Express will also benefit from more internal space, greater performance, easy manoeuvrability...... [more]
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Queensland tourism to suffer a double blow - floods now cyclone
Jeni Bone,
The Queensland Tourism Industry Council's chief executive, Daniel Gschwind, says the total damage to the industry from the floods and now the cyclone, may approach $1 billion.... [more]
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Miami braces for celebration of all things boating, 17-21 Feb
The 70th annual Miami Boat Show runs Feb 17-21 at the Miami Beach Convention Center and Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center. Running concurrently is the 26th annual Strictly Sail Miami show at Miamarina at Bayside, which like the main show is produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association.... [more]
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New Mustang sports cruisers revealed
Imprint Media,
Under the guidance of industry legend, Bill Barry-Cotter, the famed Mustang sports cruiser brand is back and in production on Queensland's Gold Coast.... [more]
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River and Harbour Bar Crossing - learn how to do it properly!
Richard Gladwell,
News through tonight that NZ Police are considering taking a prosecution against two fishing boats who crossed the Grey River bar in treacherous conditions and ignoring warning signals. Miraculously they survived, but did you know that there are more fatal boating accidents on harbour/river bars than anywhere else? Extreme care and planning must be taken before deciding whether or not to cross... [more]
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SYBA welcomes new members and growth in 2011
Jeni Bone,
The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show has become a corporate member of SYBA (Superyacht Base Australia), with Barry Jenkins joining the board of SYBA.... [more]
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Marina Berths still proving investment potential
Jeni Bone,
In tempestuous economic seas, marina berths have proven their worth as a popular investment option with boaties and those less inclined to boat but are astute investors.... [more]
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2011 China (Qingdao) International Boat Show to be held in May
China Daily Qingdao Bureau,
The ninth Qingdao Boat Show will be held at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing center from May 27th to 29th, stated sources within the Qingdao Sub-council of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, the organizer of the event.... [more]
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