Reduce plastic for ocean's sake, Industry takes lead role in SCIBS

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 15 May 2012

Reduce plastic for ocean's sake, Industry takes lead role in SCIBS

There are now 315 exhibitors, more than 50 of them brand new to the show, as well as exhibitors from around the country and the world. If the sun keeps up, organisers anticipate reaching and perhaps exceeding 40,000 visitors.

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show - one week to go  Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

Most importantly, industry and stakeholders were given the opportunity to address all the issues and attributes associated with Sanctuary Cove Boat Show, when Mulpha Australia invited two groups composed of industry, exhibitors, government, tenants and residents to share their views in this unprecedented forum.

The result? Many more industry proponents are anxious to get onboard and express their opinions so some more meetings will be arranged, AND it was decided that a committee formed from some of the industry's most dynamic and driven should be formed immediately post-boat show to build on the show's assets and direct it into the future. Pavilion .

MarineBusiness-World has Booth 192 in, you guessed it - the pavilion. Look forward to seeing you there. As it's budget time for most of us, it's an important time to look at where the money goes. You have to reach the the best possible audience and these days that means online. Just think how many of us will have our smart phones on at the Show, using it not just for calls but for Internet access. To drive your dollar further make sure you read our article on Advertising Budgets.

We also feature several important stories this week, including a look at the current state and all the terrible stats on the plastic sullying our seas. Ian Thomson, founder of Ocean Crusaders spares no details when he describes the damage caused by the TRILLION plastic bags we use every year.

Plastic in the sea  

His message is: 'Say 'no' to plastic bags'. Not too hard, is it?

There are at least 70 world and Australian launches at SCIBS next week - yachts, nav equipment, fun stuff and yes, some amazing gadgetry. We have featured many of them here, loads more to come and would love to receive YOUR news and profile YOUR products. Get in touch, come and say 'hello' at the show and share your story.

Meantime, exciting gear here this week - you'll just have to read it all for yourselves.

See you soon!

Jeni Bone, editor

Industry input forges new future for Sanctuary Cove Boat Show
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,
To raise the standard even higher in the lead up to the 25th edition of the boat show, Mulpha Australia brought together marine industry proponents, manufacturers, exhibitors, representatives from government, sponsors and tenants to discuss how the event can best serve its stakeholders into the future.... [more]
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Plastic Oceans (Plastic in our playground!) Part 1 - Plastic bags
Ian Thomson,
The ocean is our playground. We sail on it, we swim in it, we fish from it and without it we don't have 60-80% of the world's oxygen........So why do we abuse it? The reason we abuse it is because most of us don't even realise we are. Covering 70% of the planet, our oceans seem to cope with everything we throw at it, right? Well think again.... [more]
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Advertising Budgets – the crowds have moved on line – have you??
Brendan Maxwell and Phil Arane,
It's that time of year... it's been a tough few years but good marketers are taking business in these times of change.... one of the biggest changes is just how potential buyers research their purchase options and that is mostly these days on the Internet.... [more]
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Thousands of dollars in prizes to win at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show!
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,
For just the price of entry, visitors to this year's Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show can go in the running for a swag of sensational prizes such as holidays, onboard experiences, and thousands of dollars in timepieces, jewellery and boating accessories.... [more]
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World's most innovative on show at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,
The 24th Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, 24-27 May 2012, has been supercharged with a host of new products from all over the world on show in Australia for the first time, non-stop entertainment, demonstrations and attractions to deliver outstanding value for visitors.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - Keeping sponsor commitment
Oliver Dewar,
In the Global Ocean Race, there are just a few days remaining until the start of the final leg and the double-handed Class40 teams are now within sight of completing the circumnavigation following eight months of racing and four stopovers in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. At 10:30 local time (14:30 GMT) on Saturday 19 May, the four remaining Class40s from the original fleet of six boats... [more]
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ASMEX confirms senior financial expert as speaker
The ASMEX organisers have announced that Darryl Conroy, Financial Analyst of Suncorp has confirmed his attendance to speak at the Conference regarding Australia's economic situation and his predictions for the future.... [more]
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Superyacht sector supported by Tourism Australia
Superyacht Australia has over the past two years developed a strong relationship with Tourism Australia and is excited by the new Tourism Australia campaign targeted at high net worth tourists.... [more]
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Survey shows fishing still close to the hearts of Queenslanders
Fisheries Queensland,
The state's largest ever recreational fishing survey reveals that approximately 700,000 Queenslanders go recreational fishing, crabbing or prawning.... [more]
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RFD Launches Crewsaver PFDs in Australia at SCIBS
The Crewsaver brand of jackets and PFDs is widely acknowledged as a world leading brand in terms of style and performance. RFD has recently been appointed the Australian distributor for Crewsaver and will be displaying the Crewfit 190N and Crewfit 290N models at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.... [more]
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New Marine Rescue NSW Volunteer Education Scholarship announced
Ken McManus,
National Volunteer Week 2012 has been marked by the State's official volunteer marine rescue service by announcing the establishment of the Marine Rescue NSW Volunteer Education Scholarship. Stacey Tannos said a number of scholarships - worth a total of $10,000 - would be awarded to help the service's members to undertake professional development to assist them in their volunteering roles.... [more]
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Boating Boom gives Mackay a new reputation
Marine Queensland,
Mining has given Mackay a solid reputation as the gateway to the resources boom but it is also quickly becoming a capital for something else – boats.... [more]
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JetSurf for maximum fun!
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,
Jetting in from Dubai for the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, the JetSurf is a High Tech motorized surfboard designed and manufactured by MotoGP and Formula1 engineers.... [more]
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The Multisport 270 from Aquaglide is a fun machine!
Launching at this year's Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, 24-27 May, this inflatable sailboat readily converts to windsurfer, kayak and a towable fun toy that can be pulled by a PWC or small powerboat.... [more]
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Revolutionary mast has 3D woven carbon mast track
Soazig Guého/Sail-World Cruising,
Safran, high tech international group and leading equipment provider in the Aerospace, Defense and Security fields, is also a great sponsor of racing yachts where they are able to test new technology. Their latest experimental mast with a 3D woven carbon mast track will make their eponymous yacht sturdier yet faster. We can't wait for this to trickle down to the world of the cruising sailor.... [more]
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50th entry for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is a family affair
Rob Mundle,
It will be a family affair – husband, wife and their two children – aboard the yacht that has just become the 50th entry for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2012.... [more]
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Prince Charles urges sustainable fishing at World Fisheries Congress
Media Services,
Prince Charles addressed the World Fisheries Congress in Edinburgh on the future of sustainable fishing, addressing the international body in his role as the founder of The Prince's International Sustainability Unit.... [more]
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Frank Bethwaite, the father of High Performance Sailing, dies at 92
Richard Gladwell,
The highly regarded designer, meteorologist and sailing scientist, Frank Bethwaite died in Sydney, Australia, this morning. Capable of intensely complex analysis Bethwaite was without peer in the science of high performance sailing. He coupled a very intense analysis approach with the ability to think laterally, and this created the genius that was Frank Bethwaite.... [more]
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Safran innovating once again with new revolutionary mast
Soazig Guého,
Safran is innovating once again; a new ballast system, a new titanium keel, and now a new mast with a 3D woven carbon mast track, which is something completely new in the world of ocean racing. Safran is bringing together expertise from within the Group and from outside. The weight savings and improvements in terms of performance and reliability are 'huge'. We find out more.... [more]
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Henri Lloyds Womens Collection 2012
Colin Burgess,
Henri Lloyd was one of the first technical clothing manufacturers to design and produce a women's technical waterproof sailing jacket, that was in 1986 and the jacket was called – The Voyager. The jacket was constructed from Bri-Nylon and incorporated the Henri Lloyd characteristics of taped seams, storm flap zip and a foldaway hood... [more]
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Roger Hill's VooDoo worldwide launch at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show
Jenny Donohoe,
Based in New Zealand, Roger Hill Yacht Design's VooDoo 17 m power cat marks a first for the company with its trail blazing design, and launches worldwide at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, May 24-27, 2012.... [more]
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Stormy Lifejackets releases new inflatable life ring, Stormy LifeSaver
Stormy Lifejackets,
Iconic Australian PFD (Personal Flotation Device) manufacturer, Stormy Lifejackets; have released a new inflatable life ring named the Stormy LifeSaver. The product is a natural progression for Stormy who were pioneers in this product field in 2007 when they developed and launched the Stormy Rescue Grenade.... [more]
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Lough to Lagan Flotilla - Belfast Harbour Marina hosts yacht gathering
Neil O'Hagan,
The largest flotilla of yachts ever assembled in Belfast Lough took place on Sunday, 6th May to help officially open Belfast Harbour's new marina. Over 60 boats sailed up the Lough into the new facility at Abercorn Basin in the heart of Titanic Quarter.... [more]
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The Atlantic Cup announces final field and plans for Friday race start
Jeff Pomeroy,
The Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing, the first carbon-neutral sailing race in the United States, readies for start of three-city, 15-boat international competition. Premier sailing event features largest Class 40 Field ever in the U.S., including top teams from USA, FRA, GER and GRB in Charleston, S.C. (May 11) to New York Harbor (May 14 – 19) to Newport, R.I. (May 25 – 27) Event... [more]
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Sail for Gold exhibition - 1948 Olympic medallist meets Ben Ainslie
Emma Slater,
RYA ‘Our Sporting Life - Sail for Gold' Olympic and Paralympic sailing exhibition was held at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, in Falmouth until 24 June 2012. Truly inspiring generations; David Bond, aged 90, Great Britain's last surviving Olympic Gold medallist from the London 1948 Games and Ben Ainslie; Britain's most successful Olympic sailor are pictured together at the exhibition.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove preview on Seven's 'Creek to Coast'
Jeni Bone,
Channel Seven's 'Creek to Coast' will feauture all the innovations and new releases in the line-up at this year's Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, 24-27 May, on Queensland's Gold Coast, screening Saturday 12 May at 5pm in Queensland and nationally on SevenTwo, Sunday morning.... [more]
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Key International Buyers registered for ASMEX
AIMEX/Superyacht Australia,
A focus of ASMEX (the Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Conference) is to attract key international delegates who are interested in doing business with Australian companies. AIMEX as the organisers of ASMEX have delivered on this promise.... [more]
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New Nexus RaceBOX tactical race software for recreational sailor
Tristan Campbell,
The new RaceBOX gives the competitive advantage of Nexus race software in an affordable, compact and robust package. Interfacing with Nexus instruments via the Nexus Network, the RaceBOX provides sailors with a plethora of analytical information to existing Nexus instruments. A micro-processor facilitates processing abilities that were only previously only available with a stand-alone computer.... [more]
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Southern Spars rigged yachts dominate the 2012 Superyacht Awards
Josh Impey,
Southern Spars' rigged yachts once again dominated the 2012 World Superyacht Awards, with S.Y Vertigo taking top spot as she was crowned the 2012 sailing superyacht of the year and best sailing yacht 40m+ size range. Southern Spars' rigged Vertigo, is an astounding 67.2m and is equipped with the latest technology in both racing and cruising performance. She has a full Southern Spars rig and r... [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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Collinson FX Market Commentary: 9 May 2012 - Euro politics crystallise
Collinson FX,
Collinson FX market Commentary: 9 May 2012 - The economic repercussions of the political upheaval in Europe started to crystallise and manifest in the markets. The EUR held 1.3000 overnight. The GBP continued to hold steady above 1.6150. In the US, markets were hoping for a decoupling from Europe. The Budget was released in Australia projecting a surplus most would not put a lot of stock in this... [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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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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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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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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