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  03 May 2011

Offshore Superboat Championships Newcastle win to Maritimo
Offshore Superboat Championships,
Offshore Superboat Championships team Maritimo Offshore battled the wild ocean to take first place at the first round of the Championships at Newcastle, with Jaeger Group retireing after two laps followed by Mustang on lap 11, It was a battle to finish the race on the shorted storm course.... [more]
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Marine Action Group: Tipplers is worth saving
Jeni Bone,
The Marine Action Group, led by Keith Douglas, will be taking their message to the media and public on Tuesday 3 May at Tipplers Resort, at the northern end of South Stradbroke Island, where they will host a press conference announcing the engineer's report which proves the Tavern there is structurally sound – contradicting Council opinion... [more]
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Musto ventures into e-tailing
Tracey Porter,
Australian-based marine, equestrian and lifestyle apparel brand Musto has launched a fully integrated e-commerce offering as it continues to innovate, this time taking to the online sphere to take its designs directly to consumers.... [more]
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Vicem concentrates on Antalya and signs with Fraser Yachts
Poerio Sand People,
The Turkish shipyard Vicem Yachts, leader in the construction of completely custom hand crafted down-east style lobster boats and innovative and prestigious open and megayachts, continues its march towards excellence concentrating all production in their Antalya facilities on the Turkish south-east Mediterranean coast.... [more]
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Angler stalked by a croc
Conor Byrne,
Every territorian has a right to fish at his favourite spot, but one fisherman is happy never to go back to his.... [more]
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Offshore Superboats racing in Newcastle - images,
Heavy swell offshore, but smooth waters in Newcastle Harbour today.'s John Curnow was on the seawall to bring you these images.... [more]
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Long life assured for Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
Jeni Bone,
Despite rumours in the media, from esteemed mastheads that should know better than to publish industry gossip, and from quarters of the industry who should also be above the 'scuttlebutt' as it was described, the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is alive and well and fully supported by its owners, Mulpha Developments.... [more]
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Fishing closures at Fish Rock and Green Island revoked
NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, today announced a revocation of the recreational fishing closures introduced at Fish Rock and Green Island in January this year, as promised in the lead up to the NSW election.... [more]
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Navico launches Broadband 3G Radar
Sandman PR,
Following the award-winning success of the BR24 Broadband Radar™, Navico has launched its all-new Broadband 3G™ Radar.... [more]
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Super Boat teams ready for season opener
SuperBoat International,
While Super Boats raced the Space Coast many years ago, it was just eight months ago (August 2010) that teams converged on Cocoa Beach and raced after a 20-year hiatus.... [more]
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Raptor sizzles on the water
Bob Carter,
Hang on for the thrill a minute, ride of your life. Streaker Boats has unleashed the Raptor, a pocket rocket jet machine that will pin your ears back when you floor the throttle.... [more]
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Port Macquarie Boaters keep clear of Ironman competitors
Penny Robins,
Boaters are advised that a safety exclusion zone will apply to a section of the Hastings River for an Ironman swimming event this Sunday... [more]
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Minister congratulates boating community on record safe season
Lance Northey,
NSW Ports Minister Duncan Gay today congratulated the state's boating community after the safest boating season on record.... [more]
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Will the streak for Team Abu Dhabi continue this season?
F1 H2O,
Every competitor who is getting ready for the UIM F1 H2O World Championship's second race of the 2011 campaign is hoping that they can change the tide of success that Team Abu Dhabi has celebrated the last two years going into the 13th Annual Grand Prix of Portugal the weekend of the 21st and 22nd of May.... [more]
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Jeppesen Marine releases new bathymetric charts for Australia
Bob Wonders,
New bathy charts will appeal to mariners, sailors and anglers. Depth contours provided by these high-definition bathy charts make them an ideal aid for both cruising and fishing; the sailing fraternity will be able to use these charts to predict eddies in currents to improve all-round performance.... [more]
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Super Class victory and a race record to Hellrazor crew
Bob Wonders,
Seventeen classes contest the Mildura 100 with 'Hellrazor' crowned King of the Murray. In winning, ‘Hellrazor' also established a new race record, the time of 31 minutes, 27 seconds beating the former top time by three seconds.... [more]
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Yanmar powers Steber for Marine Rescue NSW
Bob Carter,
Two of the most formidable entities in commercial boating have combined once again to deliver the latest vessel for Marine Rescue NSW.... [more]
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Planning well advanced for Sydney International Boat Show
Bob Wonders,
The 2011 Sydney International Boat Show could well emerge as one of the greatest in ther show's 44-year history. As usual, Australia's largest recreational boating extravaganza will make its home at its now traditional venue, Darling Harbour, which has played host to the show for the past 22-years.... [more]
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Ted Danson acts for Oceans with his book 'Oceana'
Jeni Bone,
Ted Danson, the actor who played bar-tender and former athlete, Sam Malone in 'Cheers', is now performing another role, one that he is just as passionate about and which has inspired him to write a book - 'Oceana', compiling 25 years of environmental activism into its pages.... [more]
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Greenline Ocean Class 70 and full five model Greenline range
North South Yachting,
North South Yachting (NSY) is proud to announce Greenline Ocean Class 70, marking a new era in green, efficient extended world cruising.... [more]
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4th Korea International Boat Show aims to fuel marine industry
Media Services,
The fourth edition of the Korea International Boat Show 2011, June 8 to 12 at Jeonggok Port in Hwaseong City and Tando Port in Ansan City, organised by KINTEX and KOTRA, aims to establish a booming marine leisure industry on the west coast.... [more]
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