Mandurah hits heights, Powerplay cats roar, Expo party planned

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 16 Oct 2012

Mandurah hits heights, Powerplay cats roar, Expo party planned

Hot, cold, hot, cold - this can't be spring? Snowing not so far south, soaring temps in the west, icy breezes on Queensland's Gold Coast, who says Global Warming is a myth? Feels like the End of Days, actually.

Thankfully, there are plenty more days ahead of us, as we ease in to summer. Once we reach October it might as well be Christmas!

If you're in Sydney and planning your end of year corporate do, or a sytlish getaway for your family or special someone, consider Masteka 2 - 122ft of sheer luxury and ideal for accommodating up to 12 guests for a charter, or 60 people for a private function. Check her out, even if just for an inspiring diversion this Tuesday afternoon.

Masteka 2  .. ©

News from WA's largest show, Club Marine Mandurah Boat Show is all good - crowds of 18,000 visitors, 2,000 up on last year and more than 180 exhibitors with great stories of sales and lead success. Then there's the inaugural Rivergate International Boat Show which was held the first weekend in October to much praise and positive response.

Next up, Gold Coast International Marine Expo, November 2-4 on Queensland's Gold Coast, which is has upped the entertainment and the attractions for visitors with a rocking party planned for the second night, 'The Club Marine Shipyard Party', open to industry and the public.

The Gold Coast International Marine Expo features a 2.5 kilometre display circuit with over 200 leading marine brands  Gold Coast Marine Expo

There will be heaps to do, see and experience at this hands-on show in a bustling working marina at Coomera - the ideal venue to promote the boating lifestyle in all its forms. Best of all, entry is by gold coin donation and various local and marine charities will benefit.

Powerplay  Swan Super Lines

Also this week, a look at some of the most sophisticated, semi-custom cats to hit our shores, stable, fuel-efficient and superbly spacious Powerplay catamarans from the pen of acclaimed designer, James Dewing and available through Swan Super Lines.

The power cat is certainly rising in popularity with all market - families, couples, retirees looking to explore far horizons and former sailors who are looking for performance as much as comfort.

Lots more too, including superyachts, super gadgets and a luxury charter boat to make you swoon. You'll be planning your 2013 travel adventures with this week's fare.

Alila Purnama - The Full Moon will ferry you around Indonesia in superlative style.  .. ©

Happy dreaming, or if you're lucky, Bon Voyage!

Jeni Bone, editor

Powerplay Catamarans propel next generation of cruising
Jeni Bone,
According to broker, Ian Swan, the future of luxury boating in Australia is power cats, and specifically, the new generation of Powerplay Catamarans, which are fuel efficient, bigger volume, stable, ready for endurance or sprint speeds.... [more]
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Families hit Mandurah for boating and fishing fun
Premiere Productions,
Getting a high five from a man wearing a jet pack and hovering several metres over the water was just one of the highlights of this years Club Marine Mandurah Boat Show.... [more]
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Positives aplenty from Rivergate International Boat Show
Narelle Jensen,
The inaugural Rivergate International Boat Show has bumped out and wrapped up and there's been plenty of positive feedback from Exhibitors and patrons alike.... [more]
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Club Marine Shipyard Party will rock the Expo
Gold Coast International Marine Expo,
As the sun sets onday two of the Gold Coast International Marine Expo, the heart of the Gold CoastCity Marina will be pumping to the beat of a live band as the Club MarineShipyard Party gets underway.... [more]
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New Gold Anchor Accreditation for marinas
Marina Industry Association,
The Marina Industry Association (MIA) has announced an extension to its well established Gold Anchor International Rating Scheme that provides customer service accreditation for marinas.... [more]
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Yacht & Boat Korea 2013 – exhibitor applications invited
Yacht & Boat Korea,
From Monday 29 October, organisers of Yacht & Boat Korea will be opening exhibitor applications for next year's event, 2 to 5 May 2013, in Gyeongnam Province, which is home to a number of recreational boat builders and some of the largest ship building companies in the world.... [more]
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ICBC to provide financial support for Ferretti buyers
Ferretti Group,
Italian yacht maker Ferretti and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) have reached an agreement to provide financial support to potential yacht buyers. In a release, the company said that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the lender, allowing potential customers to make use of ICBC's guarantee to make purchases.... [more]
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Oceanic launches new ski, race and wake boat trailer series
Sandman PR,
Oceanic Trailers has launched its new Ski, Race and Wake (SRW) Series of custom-built boat trailers.... [more]
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High court challenge: AMA declares 'gaol before marine zones'
Dean Logan,
The Australian Marine Alliance (AMA) Chief Executive Dean Logan today indicated that there were alarming developments in the Australian fishing industry with fishermen now saying very clearly that they will not adhere to, or respect, the Tony Burke led boundaries established to create the largest marine reserve network in the world.... [more]
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: October 16, 2012 - Markets open strong
Collinson FX,
Collinson FX market Commentary: October 16, 2012 - The markets opened the week stronger putting a week of losses behind and looking at strong economic data and corporate earnings. Chinese CPI slowed as did the PPI which lowered input costs and eased monetary pressures. Exports from China doubled beating expectations and weakening recent trade data.... [more]
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Simrad AP80 named 'Best Autopilot' at NMEA Product Awards
Andrew Golden,
Simrad Yachting, a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems, announced today that its professional-grade autopilot system, the AP80, was named 'Best Autopilot' in this year's National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Product Awards, as voted by NMEA members.... [more]
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New Palmer Johnson Super Sport range world's 'most desirable'
Media Services,
Launched at the Monaco Yacht Show in September, the new Palmer Johnson Super Sport range in 42, 48, 72ft models has been heralded by its maker as 'the most desirable superyacht in the world'.... [more]
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Best in Show Awards presented by Sail America
Rachel LaMarre,
Sail America presented 2012 United States Sailboat Show 'Best in Show' awards to a standing room only crowd at the Sail America Members Meeting on Friday, October 5th. Over one hundred and fifty industry professionals were in attendance when Sail America presented the awards to six separate exhibiting companies; Jeanneau boats won 'Best in Show' overall.... [more]
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Federal politicians Discover Sailing at Canberra YC + Video
Craig Heydon,
A group of federal politicians recently enjoyed a taste of Yachting Australia's new Discover Sailing program, hitting the water at Canberra Yacht Club. Sailing was a part of the annual Politician Sports Festival with a group heading out with London 2012 Olympic Games silver medallist Olivia Price.... [more]
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Amphibious Aythya is a boat and a car!
Jeni Bone,
OK James Bond aspirants, take a look at the latest design out of the Janne Leppänen studio - the Aythya amphibious concept vehicle - ideal for quick escapes, beating the commuter traffic or just showing off.... [more]
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Prestige 620 nominated for European Powerboat of the Year award 2013
Mainsheet Media,
The stunning new Prestige 620 has been nominated for the prestigious European Powerboat of the Year award for 2013. Presented at the Düsseldorf Boat Show in January 2013, the awards are judged by a panel of journalists from major marine magazines from Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, Austria, Norway and Finland.... [more]
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HyDrive's electrohydraulic power steering suits hi-performance craft
Jane Arakawa,
HyDrive Engineering of South Australia announces the release of the new compact Series II Electro Hydraulic 12VDC Power Steering to suit any brand or horsepower of outboard motor on high performance craft including jet boats, ski boats and pursuit vessels.... [more]
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Eco Boat Show on Pittwater, Sunday November 18
Dick Clarke,
A group of boating enthusiasts and small businesses who have a swag of innovations to make boating more sustainable will be putting their technologies and products on display at Australia's first ever Eco Boat Show, at Pittwater's Bayview Anchorage, on Sunday 18 November. Many have not previously been available in Australia.... [more]
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Is it a stick? Is it a tree? No it's Supercat! (Pt. I)
John Curnow,
Just like most of the Ssang Yong's out there, you won't have to venture too far to find someone who believes a few of the Lagoon catamarans have been whacked once or twice by the Ugly Stick. Rather, for some they may even feel that they have indeed had a brush in with the whole tree.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Summer Specials plus Accommodation options for the SB3
Kristie Kaighin,
Specialising in luxury Hamilton Island Accommodation, we offer a full range of stunning privately owned, self-contained apartments, villas and houses... You will be sure to find something that is the perfect fit for you!... [more]
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Alila Purnama – 'Full Moon' – rising for luxury cruising
Rain Agency,
In December 2012, Alila Hotels and Resorts will christen its own luxury wooden Phinisi sailing boat, the Alila Purnama, destined for voyages of discovery and relaxation throughout the picturesque waters of the islands of Indonesia.... [more]
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Goldsmiths partner with RYA to support aspiring Paralympic sailors
Susie Nation-Grainger,
The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths are partnering with the RYA in order to provide vital funding to support aspiring Paralympic sailors. The Golden Dream Fund will assist developing sailors in the Paralympic classes who are aiming for the 2016 Rio Games and beyond, with key areas including boat purchase, boat equipment, events, accessible accommodation, travel and the support of volunteers.... [more]
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Rio 2016: Olympic Event decisons should not be made in a vacuum
Rory Ramsden,
ISAF have published the submissions to the 2012 Conference in four weeks. If it was a question of counting the number in support of the RS:X and windsurfing for 2016, the result of the vote to change the Mid-Year decision would be a foregone conclusion But it's not that simple. There is a lot of work to be done to ensure that Council takes the chance to reinstate the RS:X for both men and women... [more]
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CYCA Youth Sailing Academy announces GME sponsorship renewal
Jennifer Crooks,
Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Youth Sailing Academy announced that GME Electronics has renewed their sponsorship of the GME Elliott 6.0m, one of the CYCA's Youth Sailing Academy training vessels, for a further three years. With over 50 years' experience in the marine and electronic business, GME is regarded as the premium market leader of quality innovative electronic products.... [more]
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ISAF Presidential Candidate David Kellett nails his colours to mast
Following is a note sent by ISAF Presidential candidate, David Kellett (AUS) to all national sailing authorities who is one of three standing for election to lead the sport of sailing, when the incumbent President, Goran Petersson (SWE) retires at the end of his eight year term. It sets out Kellett's view of the issues facing the sport and his approach to them.... [more]
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North Sails Australia's New Melbourne Service Loft Now Open!
Dave O'Connor,
North Sails Australia's new Melbourne Service Loft is now open! Located at Unit 23, 354 Reserve Road Cheltenham, the new loft is central to both Sandringham and Royal Brighton Yacht Club and is fully set up to service all our clients. The team in Melbourne include Noel Drennan and Aaron Cole who have been working together for past year and are there to help you.... [more]
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Henri Lloyd Summer Sample Sale kicks off October 19th
Henri Lloyd,
The famous Henri Lloyd Summer Sample Sale is on again kicking off this Friday 19th October 2012 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 for men and women. Discounts of up to 80% off original RRP!... [more]
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Seawind Group Holdings released out of Voluntary Administration
Brent Vaughan,
The holding company of Seawind Catamarans and Corsair Marine, Seawind Group Holdings Pty Ltd, was released out of Voluntary Administration on October 9th 2012 by the Administrators, BRI Ferrier. As a result, the company is pleased to be back to business and fully operational.... [more]
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Public, industry comment invited on $390m Gold Coast marine plan
Jeni Bone,
A proposed $390 million international marine precinct at Coomera on Queensland's Gold Coast will now go through rigorous community scrutiny, after five years on the drawing board, as the State Government opens the project to public consultation.... [more]
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Sailing clubs open their doors and set their sails for all Victorians
Lauren Garnet,
Local Victorian communities will be given the opportunity to experience the exciting sport of sailing and yacht club life first hand as part of Discover Sailing Day on Sunday November 11, 2012 and all activities are free.... [more]
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If adventure and far horizons beckon, make Flamingo Bay yours!
Jeni Bone,
The Flamingo Bay Adventure Ship would make a great explorer vessel, a whale watching tourism boat, hospitality for events or ‘trip of a lifetime' getaway craft for the discerning buyer. The good news is, her owner is serious about selling, dropping the price by 50% to $2.2m, which is a steal when you consider building her today would be a $20m project.... [more]
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