Sanctuary Cove Boat Show and lots more

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  20 May 2011

Sanctuary Cove Boat Show, innovative new design, Ron Holland and more

Hello to you all out there (aliens and other space creatures, too, if you're on line) and unless you've been hiding under a rock you'll be well aware where to find the Powerboat-World team (and the mob from Sail-World and Marine Business-World) over the nest few days.

If you're at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, you're right on the money; you'll see our marquee (you will not be able to miss it!) so come aboard and say g'day.

Displays at previous Sanctuary Cove International Boat Shows have been spectacular. - Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show   Mark Burgin

Sadly, I just learned this morning that the Presidential Suite in the Hyatt Regency has not been put aside in my name as my personal HQ.


Plenty of news happening and as usual we deliver it from all parts of the world straight to you, our beloved readers.

We recently enjoyed the company of the rather distinguished Ron Holland, the acknowledged master of superyacht design; Ron is in town for the boat show and we caught up with him when Commodore Rob Mundle played host last week at the Southport Yacht Club for the annual Marine Industry Luncheon.

Ron certainly had those in attendance on side when he lavished praise on the Queensland Gold Coast as a future superyacht destination.

While you're browsing our interest-packed site, take you hat off to Trevor Payne, a man who definitely thinks outside the square.

The Sea Ski on the trailer designed specifically for its unusual bottom by Trevor Payne himself. - Sea Ski  Bob Wonders

Trevor is the man behind the innovative (and I really do mean innovative) Sea Ski.

Some good news for the boating industry in New Zealand with all reports that sales are 'booming' following the recent Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show.

Sure hope that remains on an even keel for some time to come.

Now, believe me (how could you not?), there's plenty more here to delve through, but I have to sign off – I have a bunch of Boat Show end of day functions to attend!

Don't miss the Show, as those young men are wont to say when selling steak knives on TV, just be there, we'll appreciate your company (especially if it's your shout when the beers come around).

Bob Wonders

Is this a ‘new era' of hull design?
Bob Wonders,
When a catamaran is not quite a catamaran it becomes a Sea Ski. According to its designer, Trevor Payne, the Sea Ski has 'radically redefined the capabilities of small craft in sea conditions.'... [more]
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F1 H2O World Championship Tour - Portimao, Portugal proving popular
Philippe Stiernon,
F1H20 World Championship Tour competitors are likely to say that Algarve River in Portimao, Portugal is their favorite place to race year after year.... [more]
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Henri Lloyd Winter Sample Sale starts this Saturday 21st May
F. Burke,
The famous Henri Lloyd Winter Sample Sale is on again kicking off this Saturday 21st May 2011 at the Henri Lloyd showroom in Crows Nest, Sydney! Huge range of samples and discontinued lines from Henri Lloyd's marine, footwear and lifestyle collections. Discounts of up to 80% off original RRP!... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show open
Kate Duryea,
The 23rd Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show opens today with 384 exhibitors generating a multi-million dollar display. The four-day show, which runs to Sunday, May 22, has consolidated its position as an international event with exhibitors from China, Taiwan, South Africa, Singapore, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, South Korea and the United States.... [more]
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Ron Holland's praise for Queensland's Gold Coast
Bob Wonders,
World-famous superyacht designer believes industry making a comeback. According to Ron, the superyacht industry was severely battered during the global financial ‘meltdown', which he said had produced 'very testing times' for the world's ship builders.... [more]
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Hutchwilco Boat Show: Recession over - boat sales and attendance booms
Mike Rose,
Smuggler Marine co-owner Pauline Pringle echoed the thoughts of many when she declared, three-quarters of the way through this year's Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show in Auckland: 'The recession is over.' Pringle made the comment while accepting the GRP Fishing Boat Under 6 Metres Award at this year's Boating NZ/NZ Fishing News Boat of the Show Awards Evening.... [more]
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Outback Marine showcases new product onboard Argus E35
Market Focus,
Visitors to this year's Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show can inspect an innovative range of new release products from Outback Marine, installed and operational on the company's all-new Argus E35 cruising power catamaran located between A arm and B arm.... [more]
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Integrity Motor Yachts and All Boat Transport team up in show delivery
Peter Pembroke,
Marine industry veterans Brett Flanagan from Integrity Motor Yachts and Greg Mutton from All Boat Transport have delivered one of the first boats to arrive for the 2011 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show... [more]
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Tipplers given Gold Coast Council 'in principle' support
Jeni Bone,
'Exhausted jubilation' is the feeling following the lobby group's win at Gold Coast City Council yesterday, finally getting approval for a not-for-profit organisation to operate the Tipplers Tavern on South Stradbroke Island after councillors voted to halt its demolition.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show - Show time!
Kate Duryea,
Exhibitors from around the world are gearing up for this week's 23rd Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show which brings millions of dollars of business to the marine sector and the local economy.... [more]
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NSW Maritime investigates boating incident on the south coast
Neil Patchett,
NSW Maritime is investigating an offshore boating incident that occurred near Camel Rocks, south of Wallaga Lake, yesterday.... [more]
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Chaparral Boats franchise opportunities
Scott O'Hare,
Chaparral Australia is seeking expressions of interest from potential franchisees and state distributors to further develop its national retail network to sell and service this high-end US boating marque.... [more]
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UIM Class 1 Powerboat - Zabo Racing ups its stakes
Class One Powerboat,
Zabo Racing has upped the stakes in its bid to challenge for race wins and title honours this season swooping in to buy the ex-Fazza boat from Dubai's Victory Team. The purchase of the ‘super-hull' is a timely move by Zaborowski after seeing his Maritimo hull Relekta sidelined in race 1 in Abu Dhabi, after crashing out on lap four.... [more]
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Released Raylene returns home
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority,
Raylene, the rehabilitated green turtle released in March after treatment at Reef HQ Aquarium's Turtle Hospital safely returned to her home waters south of Home Hill. The large turtle, who weighs in at 150 kilograms, was treated for floating syndrome for seven months before being deemed fit to return to her natural environment.... [more]
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Powerboat P1 teams up with H1 Unlimited
Powerboat P1,
Powerboat P1 USA is all set to take to the water with the aid of the H1 Unlimited Air National Guard hydroplane series.... [more]
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New Riviera 61 Series II will make waves with 21 Water-skiers in tow
Stephen Milne,
To celebrate the world release of the new 61 Series II Enclosed Flybridge, Riviera hosted a pre-launch of the sparkling new vessel by towing 12 professional water-skiers the length of the Gold Coast's Broadwater this morning.... [more]
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