Sydney boat show 9 days, aquaculture in focus, Marinas 2011 review

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 19 Jul 2011

Sydney boat show 9 days, aquaculture in focus, Marinas 2011 review

Welcome to a wall-to-wall week of marine business news. Not long now til the 44th Sydney International Boat Show, and we are ecstatic to report, organisers are anticipating a high quality show, with more product launches than ever before.

During the show, the BIA's careers day presentation, Friday midday, aims to introduce some of the industry options and opportunities to High School students – now 318 in total. Speakers include a representative from TAFE NSW, Cathrine Van Venrooy from Marina Industries Association of Australia, Stephen Milne from Riviera, Chris Brown from Superyacht Crew Academy, industry stalwart, Ken Evans and Corrina McMillan from BIA NSW, hoping to shed some insight in to the full gamut of jobs and careers they may not have considered previously.

Along with news from this year's Monaco Yacht Show, this week's batch of stories features one of the dream boats on show there, a collaboration between French fashion designer, Thierry Mugler and Spire speedboats. It's a sign of health and confidence in the top end of the market when concept boats and megayachts are still selling well.

If you are keen for an old-time adventure story, you might like to get a copy of 'Marooned on Mogmog', the Swiss Family Robinson style tale of the Barries who washed up on a tiny island in Micronesia. It is a ripping yarn!

Thanks for your comments (several) noting that by definition 'marooned' means 'to intentionally abandon somebody on a deserted island with little hope of ready rescue or escape'. I am sure this is not what Andrew and Jennifer Barrie had in mind when they set out from WA to cruise the Pacific, and that their publisher just liked the alliteration.

Enjoy this week's wide-ranging stories and pop by for more each and every day.

Look forward to seeing you in Sydney. If you have your own release or news to announce, please let us know and we will be sure to visit your stand or display and interview you, complete with shooting video footage for our thorough coverage of this year's event.

Jeni Bone, Editor

Sydney International Boat Show opens in nine days
Domenic Genua,
Australia's largest boat show will open its doors on the 28th July at the Sydney Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour, Sydney.... [more]
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Aquaculture – salvation for food security
Jeni Bone,
A recent Time Magazine article by Bryan Walsh entitled 'The End of The Line' shines a heavy duty floodlight on rapidly declining wild seafood stocks. And while wild stocks cannot be counted on for to satisfy the world's appetite for fish, barramundi farmed in the US, Asia and soon the rest of the world, may prove a species of seafood saviour.... [more]
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Feedback on Marinas 2011: High quality event
The international marina conference and exhibition, held in Melbourne 20 to 22 June, has been rated very positively by delegates and exhibitors.... [more]
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Monaco Yacht Show buoyed by 'cautious optimism' this year
The clock is ticking, the countdown has begun and in just six months time the Principality of Monaco will once again welcome the superyacht cognoscenti to the greatest superyacht show the world has ever known, the 21st Monaco Yacht Show, 21 to 24 September 2011.... [more]
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In your futuristic dreams
Jeni Bone,
Long known for its offshore speedboats, Spire has allowed avant guarde designer, Thierry Mugler – whose penchant for spikes, flamboyant padding and elongated line on the catwalk made him a favourite with celebs like Madonna and supermodels the likes of Naomi,Linda and Elle – to create yet another incarnation of his ethos of 'dreamlike works of art'.... [more]
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Mogmog - one family's epic adventure by Jennifer Barrie
Jeni Bone,
Perth family, the Barries made headlines around the world last year when their beloved 'Windrider' was shipwrecked on a tiny Micronesian island, Mogmog. Now we can share the highs and low (many, many of both!) and vicariously experience the Swiss Family Robinson-style adventure in Jennifer Barrie's new book, 'Marrooned on Mogmog: a remote island, a shipwrecked Aussie family, a clash of cultures'.... [more]
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GST-free sales of new recreational boats: ATO new law
Due to changes in GST legislation, from 1 July 2011 you can sell a new recreational boat GST-free if the boat is exported from Australia within a specified 12-month period.... [more]
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Versatile day racer with a difference - Alia 65 Harbour Racer
David Sampson,
A new versatile lightweight carbon mini maxi designed for short-handed afternoon racing, competitive regatta entry and comfortable overnight cruising is set to revolutionise the traditional day racer concept.... [more]
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Windcraft displays its range at Middle Harbour Boat Show
Team Windcraft,
On the weekend of 23rd & 24th July, Team Windcraft Sydney are participating in the Middle Harbour Boat Show at Smith's Boatshed and Ferguson's Marina, The Spit.... [more]
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Win a $14,000 holiday and boat NOW!! Boat Show needs your feedback,
Most boaters and fishers have been to many boat shows, finding it a rewarding, informative and fun experience. The Marine industry needs that to be the case. Boat Show organisers spend the entire year working to deliver a better experience for showgoers and exhibitors alike. To make sure they are putting their emphasis on the things that will have you coming back they need to understand the... [more]
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NSW Maritime to launch $1.8m rubbish cleaning boat
Jeni Bone,
A new $1.8m purpose-built, 16m flatbed boat is to be launched by NSW Maritime, to locate and improve trapping and removal of the floating litter and debris for disposal to relevant waste processing services. A competition to name the vessel will encourage school children to get onboard the clean up the harbour message, and the winning entry will win a harbour cruise for their school class.... [more]
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New GME products on display at Sydney Boat Show 2011
Matthew Heap,
GME, Australia's premier communications company will have plenty of new products on display at this year's Sydney International Boat Show, products include the GME G-Series, this series includes a Chartplotter, Fishfinder and Combo unit, the G-Com handheld VHF radio and the GD9600 marine stereo system.... [more]
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Revamped watermakers full of friendly features
Lusty & Blundell,
The new revamped Village Marine Stowaway G2 Series watermakers feature a series of clever innovations likely to appeal to New Zealand boat owners.... [more]
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Sydney Boat Show - so much more than a showing of boats!
Lee Mylchreest,
The Sydney International Boat Show is certainly the place to buy or drool over new yachts, see all the latest technology at work, or solve that knotty problem on your own boat. But it's also the place to find all the latest sailing books, take a free 'on-the-hour' tour of Sydney Harbour with your entrance ticket, or relax and listen to the sailing stars at the Better Boating Lounge.... [more]
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Beneteau Oceanis 50 arrives on the Gold Coast
Amanda Drover,
Ensign Ship Brokers has just received the Oceanis 50 from France and are making the boat ready for delivery to Airlie Beach in August.... [more]
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Animated Knots by Grog - Part 2
Jeraldine Kennedy,
The website and now iPhone app that leads the way is Animated Knots by Grog. You can click through to those animated knots on our website, as well finding links to the iPhone apps. Here is part two of our interview with Grog himself.... [more]
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Multiple honours for Catalina Yachts
Bob Wonders,
US builder's award-wining models set for Sydney Boat Show. Industry identity Norman Ambrose is confident the display will clearly drive home to visitors the quality and value for money offered by the Catalina range.... [more]
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Woody launches 17M Riverside Pilot Vessel
Bob Carter,
'Awesome!' That's the single word judgement that client Riverside Pilotage P/L delivered to Stephen Plummer of Woody Marine Fabrications (WMF), after initial sea trials were concluded on the new 17m pilot boat.... [more]
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Seawind poised for Sydney presentation of Corsair C37 Catamaran
Seawind Catamarans,
Australia's most successful cruising catamaran builder, Seawind, will be at the Sydney International Boat Show in July/August, with the Sydney release of the new C37 trimaran.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Race Week accommodation - special rates available
Kristie Kaighin,
Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week? As there is only five weeks until Race Week, we have reduced rates and are happy to negotiate a rate. Call 1300 653 997. We have several options to choose from. Ranging from 1 bedroom apartments through to luxury homes. View all options on or call us on 1300 653 997 to negotiate a rate.... [more]
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New RFD Coastal Life Raft meets standards
Connexion PR,
RFD Australia has announced the launch of the new Coastal Liferaft, a product which has been specifically designed to meet the stringent ISO 9650-1 standard for inflatable liferafts. The new model is also fully tested, certified and approved to meet the new NMSC Coastal specifications.... [more]
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IBEX offers three pre-conference training sessions
Organisers of IBEX are encouraging delegates to arrive one day earlier so as to access any of the three pre-conference training sessions, aimed at 'refining boat building techniques'.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race–Hill Dickinson is Official Legal Partner
Zoe Williamson,
Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race - International law firm, Hill Dickinson, has become the Official Legal Partner of the race. With their specialist sector knowledge and maritime experience, the award-winning practice will deliver legal advice and support for the eighth edition of the race.... [more]
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Action plan to shake up marine industry apathy
Marine Queensland,
A nationally coordinated 'battle plan' is the only way to get Federal and State Government action to ignite the beleaguered marine industry was the message to more than 100 delegates at the first ever National Marine Industry Emergency Revival Summit.... [more]
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New Guidelines for Superyachts in Sydney
NSW Maritime,
New guidelines are now available to assist the masters of superyachts when navigating into and around Sydney Harbour. 'These guidelines provide local information on such things as bridges, speed limit zones and what marine radio channel and other communication services are available in the port' NSW Maritime Chief Executive Steve Dunn said.... [more]
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Sail-World on Facebook
Sail-World,, the world's international sailing network has today launched its Facebook site, on Facebook you can find it by searching for Sail-World. Jeraldine Kennedy, Sail-World UK and European Editor explained 'Sail-World's Facebook wall will have key selections from the nine Sail-World sites world-wide posted as well as providing the opportunity for Fans to get to know the Editors.... [more]
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Sydney Boat Show student event highlights careers in boating
Jeni Bone,
Organisers of the Sydney International Boat Show are planning to welcome more than 246 students to a career forum during the event, featuring a panel of industry proponents who will showcase some of the incredible opportunities and options available in the broader marine industry.... [more]
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The Grand Pavois: the real fans' show
Grand Pavois,
The Grand Pavois, international in-water boat show, will be held from 14 to 19 September 2011 at the Port des Minimes in La Rochelle, positioning itself as 'the real fans' show'.... [more]
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Gold Coast Marine Expo filling up fast for November event
Jeni Bone,
The inaugural Gold Coast Marine Expo is filling its exhibition space fast, as brands and companies commit to this new summer show, to be held 4-6 November at the Gold Coast City Marina, Riviera and Telwater at Coomera on Queensland's Gold Coast.... [more]
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Ghost II debut for Sydney International Boat Show
Jeni Bone,
Ghost II, the splendid 120ft Warren superyacht bound for luxury charters in Sydney and beyond has booked a berth at SIBS this year.... [more]
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JW Marine beefs up presence for Sydney 'the selling' Boat Show
Jeni Bone,
JW Marine is planning its biggest Sydney International Boat Show presence ever, with the full range of its power Beneteau line on water and several other show-stoppers, including the Pershing 64.... [more]
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Former Sydney Ferry MV Lady Wakehurst reborn for Solomon Islands
Peter Pembroke,
Guy Bailey and the team from Baileys Marine White Bay 6 recently housed the former Sydney Ferry MV Lady Wakehurst as she was refitted as a hospital ship en route to the Solomon Islands.... [more]
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Port of Airlie Beach open
Jamie Martin,
The Hon Minister for Tourism, Manufacturing and Small Business, Jan Jarratt along with Whitsunday Mayor Mike Brunker and Meridien Managing Director, Mr Russell McCart today officially opened Airlie Beach's first full tidal beach, Boathaven Beach. 'This exciting project adds to the spectacular beauty of Airlie Beach by diversifying our product offerings and enhancing visitor experiences'.... [more]
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Pursuit Boats set for Australian debut in Sydney
Sandman PR,
Pursuit Boats will make its Australian debut at the 2011 Sydney International Boat Show later this month.... [more]
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New plan gives commercial fisheries a reel boost
Queensland's commercial fishing industry and Fisheries Queensland have finalised a plan to help build the profitability of the state's reef line and Spanish mackerel fisheries.... [more]
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The world's finest boats come to Middle Harbour
Harbourside Media,
There'll be nothing middle-of-the-road about the boats on display at the Middle Harbour Boat Show. Over the weekend of July 23-24th, some of the finest boats in the world from 15 – 75 feet, both power and sail, will be on display in our own back yard.... [more]
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