Great Keppel $600m overhaul, get onboard 2013 America's Cup media

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 05 Mar 2013

Great Keppel $600m overhaul, get onboard 2013 America's Cup media

What a week - so much news we're overflowing! There are several major stories set to break and a few features on the boil, so don't let today be the only day you look to for your news and information.

Day 1 - RYA Dinghy Show 2013  RYA

First up, plenty of event news from far and wide: SCIBS, Marine13, ASMEX, Pittwater Sail Expo, Brisbane Tinnie & Tackle Show, Hillarys, Singapore Yacht Show, Rosehill Trailer Boat Show and all the happenings and impressions from the recent RYA Dinghy Show in chilly London.

Sanctuary Cove  Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

We also cover exclusively news of the imminent decision on the application by GKI Resort (Tower Holdings) for $600m redevelopment plans on Great Keppel Island - an icon of Queensland tourism and a veritable boating paradise.

Great Keppel Island  .. ©

Once approved - according to Federal Tourism Minister, Martin Ferguson, as soon as two weeks from now - it would be the first new significant tourism infrastructure in Queensland for over 20 years.

GKI Marine Services Precinct  .. ©

Good news for the boating community - the marina and marine precinct is at the heart of the overhaul, including state-of-the-art facilities for an exciting array of businesses, boutiques, dining venues and marine services - all with sustainability at their core.

GKI Marina plan  .. ©

Now, for the real excitement: The 2013 America's Cup will be the biggest marine media event in many years and we will have the most detailed coverage of the event of any marine media. Sail-World's coverage of the 34th America's Cup series will be our biggest ever, both on and off the water in San Francisco and online with our 24x7 support team strategically located around the world.

13/08/2011 - Cascais (POR) - Americas's Cup World Series - ORACLE Racing - Racing Day 6 - ACWS Match Racing  OracleTeam USA©

We are aiming to top the 2012 record audience number of 2.2 million unique visitors that visited for their sailing news. There are 18+ America's Cup newsletters still to come, each one written by the top America's Cup journalists in the world - in all more than three million newsletters.

Emirates Team NZ CEO, Grant Dalton - Sail-World will speak to all the personalities, authorities and racing identities.  Richard Gladwell ©

Your brand, your product, your message can get onboard and reach our avid, affluent and highly active readers.

There are several key events in the lead up to the America's Cup, so get in touch and whatever your budget, we can accommodate and you can ride the rapture of sailing and the marine industry's most high profile event in 2013.

Finally, Navico is justifiably proud of its operational performance results for the fourth quarter and the year ending December 31, 2012. Revenue was up in the fourth quarter by 27% compared to the same period in 2011. Overall, the revenues for the year were up 15% and global market share rose by around 4 percentage points - all in a flat market.

Enough from me, enjoy this week's diverse offerings and please, keep in touch with your own news and views - always welcome!

Jeni Bone, editor

Great Keppel Island revitalisation will be a boon for marine industry
Jeni Bone,
Described as the first new significant tourism infrastructure in Queensland for over 20 years, the Great Keppel Island Revitalisation Plan is poised for federal government approval of the $600m overhaul of the iconic North Queensland destination.... [more]
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THE Marine Media opportunity for 2013
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
The 2013 America's Cup, the biggest marine media event in many years. This year,, the world's largest sailing news network will have the most detailed coverage of any media.... [more]
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2013 Sail Townsville regatta headlines north-Queensland celebrations
ProExposure Australia,
From August 2013, the premier destination to be in Australia will be North Queensland and the ‘Sail Townsville' festival.... [more]
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Navico reports record profitability and increased market share in 2012
Navico, the world leader in recreational marine electronics, selling under the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands, announced today its operational performance results for the fourth quarter and the year ending December 31, 2012.... [more]
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2013 Club Marine Industry Export & Superyacht Awards - closing soon
With the closing date for the 2013 Club Marine Australian Marine Industry Export and Superyacht Awards applications a mere month away, the Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) is beginning to receive applications and based on the level of interest received AIMEX anticipates a strong calibre of applications for 2013.... [more]
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Qingdao International Marina Venue for Marina Training
Marina Industries Association,
The Qingdao International Marina in Shandong Province China was the venue for an intensive three day marina training course that concluded 3 March.... [more]
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SCIBS 2013: the must-attend boat show for industry
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,
The 2013 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show will cement its status as the marine industry's must-attend Queensland event by offering its strongest consumer and commercial mix in 25 years.... [more]
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That's a wrap! - superyacht shrink wrapping comes to Thailand
Yacht Solutions Ltd,
In Bangkok, Yacht Solutions has just finished erecting and shrink wrapping scaffolding over s/y Douce France - a 42m metre catamaran. This is the first time a superyacht has been fully enclosed in shrink wrap, in Thailand, and this new service enables Yacht Solutions to create a climate-controlled environment to facilitate large yacht painting and refitting projects.... [more]
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Dynamic new Fountaine Pajot Australasian website launched
Kate Elkington,
Fountaine Pajot has a dynamic new website for its Australian and New Zealand markets.... [more]
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Rosehill Gardens in nautical mode for 10th Rosehill Trailer Boat Show
Domenic Genua,
It is widely known as the home of the Golden Slipper, the world's richest race for two-year-old thoroughbreds, but come the weekend of March 16-17, the famous racecourse plays host to the boating industry.... [more]
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Jungle perch on the comeback trail
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry,
Researchers at the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry's (DAFF) Bribie Island Research Centre have bred the first ever, captive jungle perch fingerlings.... [more]
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Dreamboat to make waves at 2013 Sanctuary Cove Boat Show
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,
Australasia's reigning king of superyachts is sure to make waves and lure plenty of interest when it ties up at the 2013 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) in May.... [more]
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New models on display at Hillarys and Pittwater Boat Shows
Kate Elkington,
Multihull Solutions will be showcasing two new models on opposite sides of the country in March.... [more]
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RYA Dinghy Show - RS Design a Sail yields new dinghy for Blythe Berry
Susie NationGrainger,
Ten year old Blythe Berry of Emsworth is now the proud owner of a new RS Tera dinghy after being named winner of a nationwide sail design competition at the RYA Dinghy Show 2013.... [more]
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RYA Dinghy Show - Glanfield and Patience launch Rio 2016 campaign
Lindsey Bell,
Two-time Olympic silver medal-winning sailor Joe Glanfield is set to make his competitive comeback, having been announced today as the man who will partner 2012 silver medallist Luke Patience in the quest for gold at Rio 2016.... [more]
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Maritimo Race Team skills now available to the public
With extensive international contacts and skills and expertise built up over decades of high performance off-shore powerboat racing the Maritimo Race Shop Performance Centre is opening up its doors to the public for the first time.... [more]
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Singapore Yacht Show goes ‘green' with eco-friendly products on show
Singapore Yacht Show,
The Singapore Yacht Show has attracted a wide range of high-end exhibitors that cater to the needs of every type of yacht owner and for any type of yacht. One growing trend that has been identified by many of the exhibitors is the desire of yacht owners to be increasingly environmentally friendly.... [more]
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New Generation of Multibeam Sonars from WASSP
Multibeam sonar manufacturer WASSP Ltd has announced details of the company's latest range of multibeam sonar's, now for all commercial applications.... [more]
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'Discover Sailing' Case Study: Albury Wodonga Yacht Club
Michelle Kearney, YA/Sail-World Cruising,
It was a significant challenge, which they met by committing to new ideas and new sailing programs. Albury Wodonga Yacht Club, based at Lake Hume, had been through a number of years of sustained record low lake levels, which saw a dwindling membership and poor numbers of regular sailors.... [more]
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RYA Dinghy Show 2013- Alexandra Palace Images from Day 1
The Team,
The RYA Dinghy Show is currently underway at Alexandra Palace in North London, England. It was built in 1873 as a public centre of recreation, education and entertainment and as North London's counterpart to the Crystal Palace in South London... [more]
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RYA Dinghy Show opening + Video
Emma Slater,
London 2012 sailors Annie Lush and Kate Macgregor and British Sailing Team sailors Dylan Fletcher and Nick Thompson took to the stage this morning (Saturday 02 March) to officially open the RYA Dinghy Show 2013.... [more]
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State Coalition govt announces boating spend for 2013
BIA Vic,
The Boating Industry Association of Victoria today applauded the Victorian Coalition Governments announced recreational boat ramp spending under the 2013 round of the Boating Safety and Facilities Program.... [more]
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More education needed for some blue water boaters
Roads and Maritime Services,
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Acting General Manager Boating Operations Scott Kidd today announced the largest number of fines issued to boaters during RMS' recent Operation Blue Water were for insufficient safety equipment such as flares.... [more]
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GME Launches NEW GX600A VHF Bonus Pack
GME have joined forces with the iconic Australian sunglass company Barz Optics and will be offering a fantastic bonus offer over the 2013 Easter period.... [more]
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 1, 2013 - Boost for currency
Collinson FX,
Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 1, 2013 - The AUD regained 1.0280 after New Home Sales improved 4.2% but slipped back to 1.0230 overnight with risk assessment weakening. The KIWI traded 0.8265 after some positive Business Confidence boosted the KIWI back over 0.8300 during yesterdays trade.... [more]
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Pittwater Sail Expo - Farr 400 to make first boat show appearance
Farr 400 Class,
Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo is being held over the weekend of 16th and 17th March 2013. Although its appearance and performance has been noted around Sydney Harbour since debuting with an outright win at Audi Hamilton Island Race week last August, the Farr 400 will make its first boat show appearance in Australasia... [more]
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New China builder launches Grand Prix race boat
Hakes Marine,
The first of the new production HH42 high performance grand prix racing yachts built by Hakes Marine, a division of Hudson Yacht and Marine Co. Ltd, and designed by Judel Vrolijk was launched today in Xiamen, China. Oystercatcher XXX, represents the second racing yacht for owner Richard Matthews that has been built by Paul Hakes.... [more]
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Boat launching facility at Patterson River officially opened
James Martin,
The state's busiest recreational boat launching facility at Patterson River was officially opened today by Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith and Member for Carrum Donna Bauer following a $430,000 Victorian Coalition Government upgrade.... [more]
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Vendée Globe 2012-13: EC6 rigging once again passes the ultimate test
Josh Impey,
EC6 bundled continuous carbon rigging has performed flawlessly for the third time during the iconic Vendée Globe round the world race. Five of the top eight Open 60s which completed the 2012-13 Vendée Globe circumnavigation, including unofficial finisher Bernard Stamm, sported EC6 bundled carbon continuous side rigging from Composite Rigging and all five completed the marathon race without rigg... [more]
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Boat Shows are the vital 'meeting place' to savour latest and greatest
Jeni Bone,
Boat Shows remain relevant, even in a climate of competing commitments and new means of marketing. Nowhere else can visitors and industry alike enjoy the 'gathering of traders' so crucial to presenting innovation, passing on experience and reinforcing the boating lifestyle.... [more]
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Exceptional sales performance for Integrity NSW
Creating Demand,
Performance Boating, Integrity Motor Yachts New South Wales Dealer, has achieved outstanding sales results for the brand since starting in August 2012. Ron Jacobs, Lee Condell and Adam Workman from Performance Boating, have just delivered their third boat in just over 7 months, with a fourth sale for a 330 Sedan soon to be announced, contributing over $1 million in retail sales.... [more]
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