Marinas 2011 details, Rosehill review, Aussie success in Middle East

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 08 Mar 2011

Marinas 2011 brochure, Rosehill review, Aussie success in Middle East

There's a week's worth of reading on MarineBusiness-World today.

As well as covering the local scene, with a report back from the Rosehill Trailerboat Show, the launch of the Australian Sustainable Seafood Guide, and an assortment of products new to the market here and in NZ, we bring you news from other regions inlcuding a wrap up of Miami International Boat Show by Bob Wonders, covering the brands and products awarded for Innovation and Australian presence at the show, and a preview of Abu Dhabi Yacht Show - now considered one of the most significant on the global calendar with a sole focus on superyachts.

At this year's Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, superyachts will also be on the agenda, in the form of the The Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Industry Conference (ASMEX), a two-day event 17 and 18 May, bringing together key industry stakeholders, boat builders, service providers and marine industry manufacturers.
Speakers and conference details will be announced in the next weeks.

A detailed brochure of the Marinas 2011 conference has just been released and is available for download on the MIAA website

There's plenty more news flowing in, so check back regularly.

Have a great week and keep sending your own news and views.

Jeni Bone, editor

Marinas 2011 brochure now available
The Marinas 2011 full conference brochure has just been released. The six page brochure provides an outline of the keynote speakers, summarizes two day conference program, the exhibition and trade show, the field trip and the partners program.... [more]
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Abu Dhabi anticipates super show at Yas Marina
Informa Yacht Group,
Some of the global superyacht industry's most important players have signed up for the third edition of the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show (ADYS) – the region's only exhibition exclusively dedicated to the superyacht industry – and are predicting exciting new sales opportunities, concept launches and regional premieres for the event... [more]
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Four Strokes of Luck - motorbike-powered boat across the Caribbean
Jeni Bone,
This story will appeal to those among us with a craving for adventure travel and who aspire to the aptitude and resilience of both Bear Grylls and McGyver. A film about four young people who travel between Panama and Columbia, across the Caribbean in a motorbike-powered boat.... [more]
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Australian presence at the Miami International Boat Show
Bob Wonders,
Maritimo and Riviera all smiles after Miami effort. Spectacular is the only word to describe the Yacht and Brokerage Show; it's probably a kilometre or more long and there was no shortage of boats in the $10 million-plus range on display.... [more]
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Twelve products, eleven companies honoured for innovation
Bob Wonders,
Chaparral bow rider named top boat at Innovation Awards. Judges were impressed with the spacious cabin area and cockpit design, one saying 'This boat shakes up the bow rider category by providing a truly liveable space below.'... [more]
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New website tracks coastal, ocean investments and successes by state
In the US, the The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) has launched a new interactive web page that shows the scope of coastal program investments and successes in NOAA's 34 partner states and territories.... [more]
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Australian Marine Conservation Society pushes Sustainable Seafood site
Jeni Bone,
The Australian Marine Conservation Society has launched Australia's Sustainable Seafood Online Guide, hoping to inspire consumers to 'to make sustainable seafood choices', as well as debunking commonly held misconceptions about seafood and commercial fishing's impact on the environment.... [more]
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Digital Yacht AISnet Base Station makes AIS data available on the web
100% Marine Limited,
Digital Yacht has developed a new shore-side AIS network receiver named AISnet.... [more]
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Design student goes back to the future with the flying EkranoYacht
Jeni Bone,
Just 23 years old, design student Jaron Dickson has submitted his design in the student category of the Australian Design Award 2011, the James Dyson Award. Dubbed the 'EkranoYacht', the 36.5m craft would be capable of speeds up to 400km/h and flying four metres above the water... [more]
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Multihull Solutions: premium difference in choice and service
Tracey Johnstone,
Multihull Solutions' approach to customer service and cruising catamaran product packaging breaks new ground and sets the business ahead in the tough Australian yacht brokerage market.... [more]
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Peters & May - Hong Kong office operational
Peters & May,
The growth of Asia's logistics sector led United Kingdom-based Peters & May, a global marine logistics provider, to open a regional office in Hong Kong last October. Angus Bruce Jones, Managing Director, said the move was a strategic decision based on the growth of boat builders, dealers and individual boat owners moving craft with Peters & May to Asia over the last three years.... [more]
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Salthouse Boatbuilders launches Newport's latest IRC racer
Zoe Hawkins,
One of the most promising IRC contenders to be launched in the last twelve months has been shipped from Salthouse Boatbuilders in Auckland, New Zealand, and will arrive at Newport, Rhode Island, in time for the Block Island Race.... [more]
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Boating changes for Sydney Harbour swim event
Penny Robbins,
NSW Maritime advises boaters that parts of Sydney Harbour will be inaccessible for the duration of a swimming event on Sunday, 13 March.... [more]
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More than 10,000 turn out for Rosehill Trailerboat Show
Bob Wonders,
Third successive trailerboat show to top 10,000 visitors. Ski boats, family boats, specialist fishing boats, even tug boats, were among the major displays, together with an array of personal watercraft and outboard engines ranging from portables to heavyweight horsepower.... [more]
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Interest in Australian products remains high in Middle East
Despite visitor numbers seeing less than previous years the Australian companies exhibiting at the Dubai International Boat Show last week were pleased with their results.... [more]
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Coastguard Boating Education: ICC now available to NZ Citizens
Coastguard Boating Education,
The International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft (known as an ICC) is now available to New Zealand citizens (before March 1st 2011 ICCs were only available to UK citizens or residents). ICCs are awarded following a short practical and knowledge assessment through an RYA Training Centre.... [more]
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Philippine Superyacht Association announces its launch in Subic
Philippine Superyacht Association,
The Philippine Superyacht Association held its Official Launch last weekend at the Lighthouse Resort Subic Bay. The function was in conjunction with the Subic Boracay Race and was well supported with guests from around the Philippines and the region enjoying the camaraderie and business networking within the boating and maritime community.... [more]
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SunWare solar panels for motoryachts and sailboats
A range of solar panels so thin and flexible they can mould to the curve of a cabin top and so strong they can safely be walked on is now available in New Zealand.... [more]
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NZ Boat Builders unite following Christchurch quake
Ian Cook, President NZ Marine Industry Assoc,
The New Zealand marine industry is deeply grateful for the generosity, sympathy and support they have received from around the world since the Christchurch earthquake of 22 February 2011, and stand united in their efforts to support their colleagues and friends in the region. The earthquake was confined to Christchurch and Lyttelton, and many businesses there are already back up and running.... [more]
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Five global launches for Gulf Craft at Dubai Boat Show 2011
Mansell Agency,
Gulf Craft, the region's largest and internationally renowned boat manufacturer unveiled a new model from each of its three distinct brands; Majesty, Oryx and SilverCraft at this year's Dubai International Boat Show. The new models include the Majesty 70, Oryx 42 Open and SilverCraft 38CC fishing boat.... [more]
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Extreme 530 Sports fisher the gate prize at Hutchwilco 2011
Mike Rose PR,
A new Extreme 530 Sports fisher that is so new it will be first launched just days before the show is to form the heart of the gate prize for the 2011 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show at the ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland, 12-15 May.... [more]
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Vietnam PWA Grand Slam day 8 on hold
Vivienne Masters,
Vietnam PWA Grand Slam - A promising start to competition's eighth day had the race crew scrambling to set the slalom course, and seize the afternoon's thermal wind. While the slalom fleets patiently waited for the required minimum of 7 knots to fill the race course, it became apparent that the wind wasn't following its usually clockwork cycle.... [more]
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Forceracing: Coaching and Racing in March + Video
Andrew Brown,
Forceracing's Andrew Brown reports their activities on the coaching and racing scene: It has been a while since the last update; this summer is going great guns with yachting going ballistic in New Zealand! January and February have been busy times with the 470s.... [more]
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Christchurch Earthquake: A sailor's view of the damage and aftermath
Sail-World correspondent,
One of the New Zealand sailing fraternity is working on at Christchurch and reports on the scene: 'I haven't made any contact with any of the Clubs around the region, but the re is severe damage all around the waterfronts. Christchurch and Mt Pleasant club site look bad, no word from the Harbour and I haven't been over to Lyttelton and south yet, where reports are of serious damage. Not enough... [more]
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Superyachts raise $55,000 for Christchurch Earthquake Appeal
Ellie Brade,
On the 22nd of February at 12.51pm, a shallow earthquake of 6.3 magnitude, rocked Christchurch, New Zealand, leaving the city devastated. With the need to help the many affected by the disaster apparent, the superyacht community in New Zealand rallied. On Thursday night in Auckland a fundraiser, organized by YachtAid Global and Superyacht Support Ltd saw around $55,000 raised for the cause.... [more]
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Prestige 60 launches in China
Guy Nowell,,
Prestige Yachts, a key member of the well-known Jeanneau family, yesterday launched their flagship flybridge 60-footer in Asia. In town (Da Mei Sha, Shenzhen) were Jean-Paul Chapeleau, Jeanneau CEO; Jean-Francois de Premorel, Prestige Director of Product Development; and Vittorio Garroni, Designer/Architect.... [more]
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Perth 2011 on track to set new records
Richard Palfreyman,
Perth 2011 - The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has so far received 661 entries from 72 nations for the 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Perth this year.... [more]
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America's powerful National Marine Manufacturers Association
Bob Wonders,
The NMMA is only 33-years 'young', but it plays a major role in recreational boating. Prior to its formation, various industry bodies across the nation staged boat shows, but there was little in the way of a concerted front to promote the boating lifestyle as is done today.... [more]
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Miami leads the boating industry out of the gloom
Bob Wonders,
Confidence reigns supreme after the most successful Miami show in four years. The five-day exhibition, staged at the Miami Beach Convention Centre, the Sea Isle Marina and Miamarina at Bayside, both in Miami, attracted 104,165 visitors, a massive 14% increase over the 2010 edition.... [more]
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Australian superyacht conference attracts international interest
The 2011 Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Conference (ASMEX) is attracting considerable interest from International companies wanting to learn more about the Australian Superyacht Sector.... [more]
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New Zealand Marine Industry trains to retain
Jeni Bone,
The New Zealand marine industry is investing in training, raising loyalty and professional standards to combat a national skills shortage and attract, train and retain the best and brightest for the ranks of the future.... [more]
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BIAV launches '50 Point Safety Check Program'
As the peak body representing the recreational boating and fishing industry in Victoria, Boating Industry Association of Victoria (BIAV) is proud to announce the launch of its fantastic new initiative, the 50 Point Safety Check program. This aims to create a standard of safety check complemented in other states.... [more]
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Gottifredi Maffioli – world leader in rope technology now Down Under
Brendan Maxwell,
Carl Watson, a veteran of 15 Sydney Hobart races and many other International and National regattas, is the CEO of a new company on the Australian waterfront ,Projects Marine and the former M.D. at Harken Australia, is one of the leading experts in Australia in hardware selection, winch specification, installation and servicing,... [more]
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Christchurch Earthquake: Donation details - Official Fund
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World has spoken to one of the assessors on the still shaking ground at Christchurch. He advises that the damage in Christchurch is far, far more serious and extensive than the previous earthquake in September, and the situation is ongoing. The New Zealand Government has this morning established an official disaster fund for assistance of the people of Christchurch. Here's how we can help... [more]
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Special Olympics Australia Sailability Team need help for World Games
Alex McNeilly,
Eight very excited and lucky Aussie sailability athletes will represent Australia at the upcoming June 2011 Special Olympics World Games, Athens, Greece. We need to raise $80,000 AUS dollars to get them to the games to sail and achieve their PERSONAL BEST. Please help them and make a tax deductible donation on our website. All donations can be made to team Australia at [more]
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DEEDI: Current abundance of well-priced seafood on market
Consumers can take advantage of good savings on seafood following bountiful catches of fresh king and tiger prawns being made in Moreton Bay.... [more]
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Nautilus Marine releases free mobile apps for boaters
Connexion PR,
Nautilus Marine has applied the latest technology communication to the Nautilus brand with the launch of a suite of free mobile applications. Available for the wider boating community, not just Nautilus Marine policy holders, the new mobile applications are downloaded from iTunes and the Android market.... [more]
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