8 million newsletters ahead, Online auction buzz, Expo boosts boating

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 26 Oct 2011

8 million newsletters ahead, Online auction buzz, Expo boosts boating

This is a great time of year to get out on the water around Australia and NZ as its warms up for a southern hemisphere summer. And despite the Bureau's warnings of a La Nina episode like last year, with massive rains forecast for the east coast of Oz, manufacturers and dealers are optimistic (one of the best business tools in this game) of a good start to the season.

Announcing the boating season on Queensland's Gold Coast, is the inaugural Gold Coast Marine Expo, 4-6 November, hosted by the ideal venue - the Coomera marine precinct, which is home to the Gold Coast City Marina, Riviera, Maritimo, Telwater and many more. Free and with plenty of attractions just ideal for families, the event hopes to lure the crowds with an assorted program of activities, hands on experiences and behind the scenes views of the art and business of boat manufacturing.

It will be a great boost to boating for the coming season, and organisers are hopeful of sales and leads to start off 2012. Event organisers are becoming more and more creative in appealing to visitors and creating showcases for exhibitors. In coming weeks we will bring you some of the novel and natural-fit programs that the major boat shows like Fort Lauderdale and others are implementing to keep numbers stable and exhibitors happy.

We will also have results of the Survey conducted at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show and weeks thereafter, shedding some light on buying behaviour, feedback, peeves and preferences and what visitors are looking for from modern events. Watch this space!

Marine Auctions will start their online auctions soon, Monday 14 November - all the extraordinary boats you have come to expect, but now available to a national and worldwide audience. We will follow up after the 10 day duration with a report on the inaugural auction and results.

For those of us who like our news fresh and first-hand, the Sail-World team is planning detailed coverage of all of the action and competition of the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race starts, starting next week in Alicante Spain. Then, the Olympic newsletter series will start with Perth 2011 from 3 December. Between the two series there will be over eight million newsletters to our world-wide audience!

The TetraMedia advantage is that we are a global news network operating 24/7, so whether it's racing, boat shows or breaking news, there is always someone on deck to bring it to our readers – all 2 million (and rising) of you.

This week, we have a huge array of product stories and news, as well as plenty of opportunity for your comments and news. Keep sending your thoughts and opinions.

Til next time, pleasant boating!

Jeni Bone, editor

Fort Lauderdale celebrates 53 years of all things boating
Media Services,
The world's largest in-the-water boat show, the 52nd Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), will run 27 October to 31 October and is a magnet for superyacht owners, buyers and charterers, with an impressive variety of yachts for sale and charter as well as a stunning display of brand new yachts from the world's top shipyards.... [more]
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Sail-World set for huge coverage of Volvo Ocean Race and Olympics
Brendan Maxwell,
The 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race starts in just over a week on 5th November in Alicante Spain. The Sail-World team is planning detailed coverage, as it will be with the Olympic newsletter series starting with Perth 2011. Between the two series there will be over eight million newsletters to our world-wide audience.... [more]
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Barz Optics demonstrates Floater aquatic prowess
Jeni Bone,
Gone are the days of losing your sunnies to the bottom of the ocean. Floating like no other, Barz has put their new Floater to the test in the surf and haven't been disappointed.... [more]
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All Marine Spares - IBEX and METS valuable for trade insight
Jeni Bone,
Just back from IBEX trade show, Leigh Francis from All Marine Spares is already packing for this year's METS in Amsterdam, anticipating numerous productive meetings with brands and exhibitors, as well as hopeful of picking up some new products.... [more]
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Piracy - raising the cost and complexity of maritime insurance
Media Services,
It's no coincidence that Harvard Business School selected piracy as 2010's best business model. Though rather tongue in cheek, the label recognises the 'revenue' and 'ROI' that this modern day seafaring looting gleans for its proponents.... [more]
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Kaenon Polarized new, hand-painted sunglass styles
Kaenon Polarized, the Newport Beach-based Lifestyle and Luxury Performance sunglass brand, announces the launch of its 2011 Anniversary Collection, in celebration of reaching its 10 year milestone as a company. The Anniversary Collection is available in November, online and through Kaenon's authorized dealer network.... [more]
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Online boat auctions the way forward
Jeni Bone,
Marine Auctions has added an online auction component to its sales arsenal, launching the innovation from 14 November as an additional medium for clients selling their boats and those interested in buying from afar.... [more]
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Ultimate Fishing Boating and Navigation iPhone app launched
iApps Pty Ltd,
Fish Boat Nav features a fish almanac that can be accessed from multiple areas within the app, including species, types of bait, bag limits, size requirements and other regulations specific to the area you are fishing in. Available exclusively for the iPhone, Fish Boat Nav is the ultimate Fishing, Boating and Navigation app that is ready for download on the iTunes app store now.... [more]
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Cargo vessel MV Island Trader can resume operations
Neil Patchett,
NSW Maritime today gave the owners of the MV Island Trader permission to return their vessel to service. The 485 tonne MV Island Trader can now resume operations which involves carrying cargo and essential supplies from Port Macquarie to Lord Howe Island.... [more]
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Kudos for New Zealand yacht builders with international awards
NZ Marine Export Group Inc,
Kiwi yacht builders and marine industry suppliers feature among the finalists of two significant international design awards with the winners being announced later this month.... [more]
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The Hanse 385 - worldwide success
Deb Jeffreys,
The Hanse 385 designed by Judel/Vrolijk is proving to be a huge success. The concept of a fast, yet spacious cruiser with striking good looks has been well received all over the globe.... [more]
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McConaghy's MC38 on the water - a cause for further excitement
John Curnow,
Around 10 months ago, we had some serious cause for excitement when the MC38 from McConaghy went from drawings to moulds. At the time, we thought that the boat would do to one design keelboat racing what the Mach 2 had done to foiling Moths.... [more]
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Downeast tradition is a winner Down Under
Sandman PR,
Styled in the timeless ‘Downeast' tradition, the brand new Back Cove 34 is due to arrive in Australia early 2012.... [more]
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Puma's Volvo 70 - 'il mostro' - for sale!
Marine Business-World.com,
PUMA's il mostro is being auctioned off to the highest bidder. The auction started on September 30 and concluding on October 30, we will accept bids for one of the fastest VOR boats in the world. Puma's il mostro is the perfect platform for a racing owner wishing to compete in offshore racing both under handicap and as a course record breaker. Auction ends October 30th 2011... [more]
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New Mercury 150 FourStroke wins Innovation Award at IBEX
Jonathan Revitt,
Fresh from its international release, Mercury Marine's outstanding new 150 hp FourStroke outboard has received its first prize - a prestigious Innovation Award at the International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) in the U.S.... [more]
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Fisheries vessel monitor the site of fatal shark attack
WA Department of Fisheries,
The WA Department of Fisheries officers are continuing to monitor baited hooks they have set in Little Armstrong Bay, on the northern side of Rottnest Island, near the site of yesterday's fatal shark attack.... [more]
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WA rejects calls for expanded marine reserves
Media Services,
The WA government has rejected calls by conservationists for more of Western Australia's oceans to be ‘locked up' by proposed Federal Government marine sanctuaries.... [more]
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Rena Oil Spill - Despite the Official Line, the same questions remain
Richard Gladwell,
Eighteen days ago the Liberian registered MV Rena, struck the Astrolabe Reef off Tauranga. From the outset questions were asked, when little appeared to be done in the initial period of fine weather that ran for a four day period. Now that oil is being successfully retrieved the lights have dimmed on this issue a little but the questions remain.... [more]
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Incredible opportunity to land exceptional Cumberland 44
Kim McKee,
Multihull Solutions has just announced one of the most exciting brokerage listings of the year with a superb 2007 Cumberland 44 power catamaran in ‘as new' condition and comprehensively outfitted. The Cumberland 44, Valelevu is arguably one of the finest pre-owned Cumberland 44's currently for sale. All offers are now being invited to purchase the catamaran at well below her original value.... [more]
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Greenpeace launches a new Rainbow Warrior
Alessandra Suardi,
At a ceremony in Berne-Motzen, Germany, Greenpeace launched the third version of its protest vessel the Rainbow Warrior. The construction of the Rainbow Warrior was paid for by over 100,000 individual donations. Donors were able to sponsor specific parts of the vessel and items of equipment.... [more]
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Sir Richard Branson devours Auckland's marine innovations
Jo Mackie,
Sir Richard Branson tested one of Auckland's innovative products with a trip on a Sealegs amphibious marine craft on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour on Friday 21 October.... [more]
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Haines Group expands into caravans with Seachange
Martin Beeson,
The Haines Group has branched out into caravans, with the Seachange 640 Elite.... [more]
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Telwater cleans up its act with SITA partnership
Ebany Draper,
Telwater, the largest aluminium boat manufacturing company in Australia has embarked on an ambitious recycling program, joining forces with SITA Australia to reduce waste and leave a positive impact on the environment.... [more]
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Palm Beach 55 tops the awards again at Newport International Boat Show
Palm Beach Motor Yachts,
The Australian designed and built Palm Beach 55 motor yacht has, for the second consecutive year, been awarded the prestigious ‘Best Powerboat' trophy for its category at the Newport International Boat Show in the USA.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup - Revive Isotonic returns as official beverage
Monsoon Cup Media,
Monsoon Cup - Permanis Sdn Bhd, one of the largest beverage manufacturers in Malaysia, has returned as the Official Isotonic sponsor. Revive Isotonic will be the official isotonic drink for the Monsoon Cup, the final leg of the ISAF World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) circuit, which will be held at the five-star Ri-Yaz Heritage Marina Resort and Spa from 22-27 November.... [more]
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Australian companies enjoy success at IBEX 2011
Australia had a strong contingent at the recent International Boatbuilders' Exhibition (IBEX) held from 17-19 October 2011 at Kentucky Exposition Center. Despite a distinct lack of foot traffic at IBEX Australian companies still agreed it was a success.... [more]
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Boat Show Survey winner: Geoffrey Folliott wins $14,000 in prizes
Jeni Bone,
A Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show veteran, and seasoned sailor, who has done more than his fair share of boating all over the world, professionally and for fun, has taken out the prize package for completing this year's Boat Show Survey - the first of its kind in Australia.... [more]
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New TPT plotter in operation for Southern Spars
Josh Impey,
A brand-new thin ply technology (TPT) plotter is now operational at Southern Spars' Auckland-based Custom Projects facility, adding another component in the company's drive for higher performing, lighter and stiffer spars.... [more]
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Hutchwilco makes energetic return to Australian market
Hutchwilco has been the leading brand of quality lifejackets in Australasia for over 50 years. Founded in 1894, the New Zealand company was one of the first in the world to manufacture lifejackets, initially from canvas and cork, and still manufactures in Auckland, New Zealand using the latest buoyancy technology. This month, Hutchwilco has announced a new distribution arrangement in Australia,... [more]
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TetraMedia's report card: Video and Feature stories increasing
Brendan Maxwell,
While conditions continue to toughen for traditional print media, the world's largest online marine news group reports ongoing growth.... [more]
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