Major coup for Aussie Boatbuilder, SCIBS, GC Cruise Terminal truths

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 08 May 2012

Major coup for Aussie Boatbuilder, SCIBS, GC Cruise Terminal truths

Breaking news - A major coup for an Australian Boat builder. Australasian Laser dinghy builder Performance Sailcraft has secured world rights to the Byte CII dinghy being built in plants around the world. We have the full story here now.

2010 Byte CII World Championship  Cesar Sans

This week, as well as the hype and hard work that precedes a major boat show like Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, we cover some pressing industry issues, including demystifying 2-stroke, thanks to information and insight from industry body OEDA, comments on the realities of building a Cruise Terminal on the Gold Coast and an exciting update on the lineup of stars, sailing and sporting, heading to Audi Hamilton Island Race Week August 17-25.

Dr Andrew Roland, spokesman for Recfishwest, has provided an opinion piece exclusively for and, countering some of the flimsy arguments for marine parks in the west - some of those put forward by Ian Keirnan whose headlining articles have appeared in national and state-wide newspapers and online.

He says, logically, that while Recfishwest will support the introduction of marine protected areas provided there is scientific evidence to demonstrate these will offer necessary protection, they do not like to see recreational fishing families locked out of areas where they pose no threats.

'These are complex instruments with fundamental differences whether applied for biodiversity conservation or fisheries management. When used for biodiversity conservation, they must be based on proper ecological research. In contrast, when applied as a fisheries management tool they must take a triple bottom line approach considerate of ecological, social and economic issues as well as existing fisheries management.'

Also on the horizon in two months time, the London Olympic Games., the largest marine news network in the world, will have its biggest Olympic media team ever on the water in Weymouth - six very experienced sailing journalist/photographers - Richard Gladwell, Bob Fisher, Mark Chisnell, David Schmidt, Rob Kothe and Spanish and French speaking Jeraldine Kennedy, along with some highly regarded photographic contributors will all be bringing their perspective to the Sail-World coverage.

By mid-2012 the monthly unique audience across's US, Canadian, UK, European, African, Asian, New Zealand and Australian sites will be bumping on 250,000 visitors and across the year there will likely be 2.5 million unique readers who are spending much more time on the Sail-World sites than audiences on other marine sites.

Sail-World's Olympic preview newsletters are already running and there will be 24 more in the series.

During the 2012 Olympic coverage will send out 140,000 dedicated newsletters each day - overall a record total 3.5 million event newsletters. These will be regionalised so advertisers will get best possible exposure in their own markets.

The Weymouth regatta and Sail-World's intensive coverage provide a perfect online 2012-2013 launching pad for marine industry organisations wanting to reach the largest marine audience in their target area. Then with the start of the 2012 boat show season in Australia and NZ, now is the time to get online.

For many marine industry companies the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is the launching pad for their 2012-2013 season. is the sponsor of the main pavilion at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show.

It's called, not surprisingly, the pavilion. If you were there last year you will have seen the 45 metre signs across the front of this 50 metre x 80 metre pavilion, which houses some 130 exhibitors.

We will have a large team at SCIBS reporting on the show in detail.

Get in touch with our ad team for more compelling reasons to advertise with us. Call Brendan Maxwell on Tel: 02 4977 2116.

Marine Business World Pavilion - Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show   Christina Huntingdon

There are some very meaty pieces coming later in the week - including how you can win hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of prizes (yes, we've added them up!) at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, which opens in just two weeks time!

If you're coming up to the Sunshine State, be prepared for all weather. Skies are blue at the moment, and the temperature is 25+, but the BOM predicts 'unsettled conditions' - which could mean anything!

Meantime, send us your news and views and we will do our best to cover them.

Jeni Bone, editor

John Bertrand leads sporting legends to Audi Hamilton Island Race Week
Rob Mundle,
John Bertrand, the man who steered Australia II to its historic victory in the America's Cup in 1983, will lead a crew that includes other Australian sporting legends at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week in August – but Bertrand will be the only one who knows how to sail.... [more]
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Cruise ships just part of a marine-led plan for Gold Coast
Jeni Bone,
While the local media headlines are filled with the debate about the benefits and pitfalls of a cruise terminal and investment in marine infrastructure on the Gold Coast, the city's new Mayor, Tom Tate is standing by his commitment to build a $30 million cruise ship terminal at The Spit by 2014 – despite Premier Campbell Newman saying the state coffers are empty for such a project.... [more]
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Laser manufacturer acquires Byte CII single-handed dinghy
Byte Class Association,
The long time Asia-Pacific Laser manufacturer Performance Sailcraft Australasia (PSA) has, after receiving permission from ISAF, acquired the Copyright and worldwide building and marketing rights to the single handed Byte and Byte CII dinghy from its designer and builder, Canadian Ian Bruce.... [more]
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Advertising packages for Weymouth 2012 & Boat Show Season
Brendan Maxwell,
We live in a ‘now' world, sailors want NOW news! Forget about an audience waiting two months for print news, many of them can't wait two hours!!... [more]
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Hamilton Island Race Week 2012 Accommodation options
Kristie Kaighin,
Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week 2012?... [more]
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Lots of life left for 2 strokes: OEDA
Australian boat owners shouldn't hesitate to buy a 2-stroke engine if it suits their needs, according to the Outboard Engine Distributors Association (OEDA).... [more]
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Water Police Vessel, Brett T Handran on show at Sanctuary Cove
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,
The Queensland Water Police vessel, the PV Brett T Handran will again be on display at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, 24-27 May.... [more]
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Million Meter Row on show at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
An ordinary Aussie surf lifesaver from Brisbane is set to embark on a gruelling three-month marathon row across the Atlantic Ocean - facing sharks, storms, 30ft waves and shipping - to raise $500k in funds seriously ill children and their families - and you can see him in action at the 2012 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.... [more]
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New GME products on display at Sanctuary Cove 2012
Matthew Heap,
With their new range of small boat AIS solutions, Australia's GME has certainly raised the bar when it comes to performance, ease of installation and affordability with their soon to be released Automatic Identification Systems. Debuting at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, the GME product line consists of a Class B transceiver, Receiver and Antenna Splitter.... [more]
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Deckhardware to exhibit new brands at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show
DeckHardware will be on Stand 18 at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2012, showing the newest brands to the DeckHardware range, Drainman, Houdini, Sanol and TBS for the first time in Australia.... [more]
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Transport options for 2012 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,
This year, visitors to Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show will be able to park and ride from Warner Bros. Movie World, with a FREE Park 'n' Ride service just a short 10 minute luxury coach ride to the show.... [more]
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: 8 May 2012 - US stays calm in turmoil
Collinson FX,
Collinson FX market Commentary: 8 May 2012 - European elections dominated markets in Europe and the US. The Greek elections saw them turn away from the major political parties who imposed austerity. The US markets digested these events with little response. The Aussie regained some recent losses after some positive economic data coming in to today's budget release. KIWI managed to regain 0.7950... [more]
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Australian Hovercraft promises silent travel over reefs and high seas
Jeni Bone,
Wing in ground effect, or WIG as it's known in the realm of hovercrafts, is something Michael Fane from Australian Hovercraft is proficient in and something he says is the future of transport.... [more]
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Wolverine Worldwide buys Performance & Lifestyle Group brands
Jeni Bone,
US footwear giants, Wolverine Worldwide, owners of Sebago, have announced effective 1 May one of their largest acquisitions to date: Wolverine Worldwide has purchased Collective Brands' Performance and Lifestyle Group (PLG) consisting of Sperry Top-Sider, Saucony, Stride Rite and Keds... [more]
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Is your vessel Ocean Safe Certified?
Ian Thomson,
As boaters, the ocean is our playground, and for some, it is our office. Every day we go out on the water we make an impact on our ocean, yet so many people are unaware of that very impact. So here are some alarming stats for you:... [more]
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Flying Hovercraft sails into the market
Jeni Bone,
Not for the faint-hearted, this latest incarnation of the hovercraft glides over land and water yet also soars in the air up to 70 mph with the aid of integrated wings - and it can be yours for just US$190,000.... [more]
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Sailors are online – is your marine business advertising?
Rob Kothe and the Team,
We live in a ‘now' world, sailors want NOW news! Forget about an audience waiting two months for print news, many of them can't wait two hours!!... [more]
Share this story Pavilion underway at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show
Jeni Bone,
Construction of the main pavilion at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is now well underway, just 19 days out from the start of the show, 24-27 May.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Race Week 2012 - Accommodation options
Kristie Kaighin,
Book your accommodation for Hamilton island Race Week now. All the best properties book out early, so make sure you book soon to secure your preferred option.... [more]
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Recfishwest remains focused on management strategies & science
A healthy marine environment is something we all desire, especially the many Australians who enjoy fishing recreationally.... [more]
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Austal opens Marine Support Base in Henderson, Western Australia
To meet the growing demand for its marine services and facilities Austal has officially announced the opening of its Marine Support Base in Henderson, Western Australia.... [more]
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Haines Group confirms ties with Greg Haines, despite move to Maritimo
The Haines Group,
The Haines Group confirms the ongoing association with Greg Haines despite his new appointment as marketing manager at Maritimo.... [more]
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Sperry Top-Sider: boating, lifestyle, performance and Olympics
Jeni Bone,
Sperry Top-Sider, the leading global nautical performance and lifestyle brand, has become naming rights sponsor of the US Sailing Team, newly named US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider.... [more]
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: 4 May 2012 - KIWI plunges, AUD soft
Collinson FX,
Collinson FX market Commentary: 4 May 2012 - Markets fell overnight with the the ECB keeping rates unchanged at 1%. In the US negative sentiment shifted from Europe. The KIWI plunged to test the key 0.8000 level. The AUD showed continuing signs of weakness, 1.0250, with all the political fallout and the all important budget coming in the next few days.... [more]
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Ensign to carry the Rhea flag in Australia
Tracey Goodwin,
French boat builder Rhea Marine, considered one of the leaders in the high end French motorised pleasure boat industry, has chosen Ensign Ship Brokers as their exclusive importer for Australia. Rhea Marine, located near La Rochelle on the Atlantic coast of France, could be labelled a 'boutique' boat builder... [more]
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ISAF Mid-Year Meetings: Decisions made in Events Committee
Sail-World's sources report that a couple of key decision have been made at the ISAF Events Committee Meeting in Stresa, Italy. The Events Committee met to consider, amongst other business, which of the classes should go forward as a recommendation to the ISAF Council for the two new Olympic Events, the Mixed Multihull and the Womens Skiff. Both would come into the 2016 Olympics... [more]
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O'pen Bic have-a-go Day in Melbourne
Bevan McKavanagh,
If you're in Melbourne this coming weekend, or the weekend of May 20th and you want a chance to check out the world's fasting growing junior sailing class then come along to an O'pen Bic have-a-go Day, hosted by Safety Beach Sailing Club and Sandringham Yacht Club.... [more]
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Wanted - Coaching Director for HK Sailing Federation
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
The Hong Kong Sailing Federation (HKSF) is looking to fill the position of Coaching Director. This is a new appointment in the national authority's organisation – looking at the skill set required, it's going to be a huge challenge for someone, but something that will simultaneously generate a very high level of reward.... [more]
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SB20 new sales and marketing structure announced
Katie Ashworth,
The global sales and marketing of the hugely successful sportsboat (formerly known as the Laser SB3) is to be carried out by a new organisation, Sportsboat World, Tony Castro announced today. The boat which will now be known as the SB20 has over 650 boats sailing in 20 countries worldwide, and it achieved ISAF recognition in 2007.... [more]
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Southern Spars rigged Soto 30 is coming!
Southern Spars,
The mast is one of the most important components of the Soto 30, and is being manufactured by Southern Spars. This spar package design has been optimized from the onset with input from the designer, boat builder and sail makers – this translates into a high performance spar package that is engineered and manufactured for seamless, optimal interface with the boat and the sail package.... [more]
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Nominations open to join Recreational Fishing Grants Working Group
Peter Sellars,
The Coalition Government wants to hear from anyone who is a keen angler and wants to play a role in building great recreational fishing opportunities in Victoria. Agriculture and Food Security Minister Peter Walsh said nominations were now open to join the Recreational Fishing Grants Working Group, which provides grass roots advice to the Government... [more]
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New Maritimo CEO set to drive expansion
A passion for Australian manufacturing and a core belief in the skills and talents of the Australian workforce are what drives the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of luxury cruiser manufacturer Maritimo, Garth Corbitt.... [more]
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Critical discussions at ISAF Mid-Year Meeting
The eyes of the sailing world are focusing on Stresa, Italy for the ISAF Mid-Year Meeting which is set to take place there from 3-6 May 2012. Following the Equipment Committee meeting on 28 April in Southampton, Great Britain, the Audit, Events and Executive Committees will gather along with the ISAF Council.... [more]
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Australian Marine Export & Superyacht Awards applications closing soon
The closing date for applications for the 2012 Club Marine Australian Marine Industry Export and Superyacht Awards is now upon us. Applications are due by close of business Friday 4th May 2012.... [more]
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Jeanneau largest marina presence at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,
Iconic French marque, Jeanneau will be the most prominent presence on the marina at this year's Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, with both power and sail on show and HQ management visiting the show in support.... [more]
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