SCIBS looming large, ASMEX international flavour, Burke's 'propaganda'

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 15 May 2013

SCIBS looming large, ASMEX international flavour, Burke's 'propaganda'

One week until the Gold Coast lights up with everything marine, starting with the Out of the Blue event at Marina Mirage, then the start of this year's ASMEX conference dealing with the current issues and opportunities for exporters and the superyacht industry and attracting international delegates in strong numbers, and then Thursday 23 May, the gates open for the 25th anniversary edition of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.

Now, I AM biased, living as I have done for the past decade on the GC, but many thousands will agree with me that SCIBS is certainly one of the most perfectly situated boat shows in the world.

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show  Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

This week, the 300+ exhibitors are starting their bump in and looking forward to an exceptional event, with an array of initiatives and activities in place to attract potential buyers from all over the region.

There will be more info later in the week on this premier event - standby. Pavilion .

The crew from Marinebusiness-World and Sail-World will be in our regular booth in the bright blue pavilion with our branding on it. We will also be jetting around capturing the stories and the personalities at the show, so if you have a special request, VIP or product on display, get in early and let us know. We would be thrilled to pop in and hear about it.

The 2013 Riviera Festival of Boating  Riviera .

Next week is also the four-day celebration known as the Riviera Festival of Boating – when Riviera's Coomera complex welcomes thousands of its owners and extended family for a behind the scenes glimpse of production, hands-on workshops, training sessions and seminars for all members of the family.

It's an exceptional program this year, with 76 educational and social activities for owners and aspiring powerboat owners, capped off by the gala dinner on the Saturday night, so if you are keen to find out more, check out

Oceans - protected, future of fishing . . .?  .. ©

Now, for the pretty film from Tony Burke's office. If you haven't seen it, perhaps watch it first and make up your own mind about its veracity and the high end production values, particularly in light of today's budget announcements.

Plenty of other stuff to inspire and excite, so take your time and peruse at your leisure.

Jeni Bone, editor

Countdown til SCIBS 2013
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,
With just over a week to go til the ribbon is ceremoniously cut by Mayor Tom Tate for the opening of its 25th edition, organisers of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) promise a spectacular event this year to celebrate a quarter of a century since the show's inception.... [more]
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Marine Auctions - rise in enquiry indicates positive sentiment
Jeni Bone,
Marine Auctions will be hosting its next on-site auction at Runaway Bay marina on Queensland's Gold Coast, Sunday 26 May, coinciding with the 2013 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. And preliminary enquiries indicate, consumer sentiment is looking up.... [more]
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Boswell: What's the price of marine parks propaganda?
Senator Ron Boswell,
Queensland Senator Ron Boswell has called on Environment Minister Tony Burke to detail the costs of a Labor Government 'propaganda film' about its looming marine parks.... [more]
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Chaparral rolling out new models at SCIBS
Dani Limback,
Chaparral Boats have an impressive line up earmarked for the upcoming Sanctuary Cove Boat Show including two stunning Queensland debuts.... [more]
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Fishers' handling tips protect aquatic animals
Fisheries Queensland,
Commercial fishers are sharing their knowledge on safe handling of aquatic animals to reduce injury to animals and fishers through an educational YouTube video series.... [more]
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ASMEX attracts strong international contingent
In a bid to strengthen business to business relationships on an international scale, organisers of the Australian Marine Export and Superyacht conference (ASMEX) have ensured a strong list of international delegates will be present.... [more]
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New Appointment to Global Marina institute Board
Colin Bransgrove,
The Global Marina Institute (GMI) Board met in Sydney recently linked to the Marine13 International Conference and Exhibition. GMI Chairman Mick Bettesworth welcomed new Board member Stefan Borzecki.... [more]
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Simulators go live at BIA Melbourne Show
Greg Shoemark,
The 2013 BIA Melbourne Boat Show will have the ultimate interactive treat in the form of true-to-life simulators for both big ship navigation and small boat handling.... [more]
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Joystick option brings boating ease to a whole new level
With some of the weather conditions that are experienced around Port Lincoln boaties often need all the help they can get in maneuvering their vessels in that part of the world and Maritimo 56 Motor Yacht owner Roy Wells is one step ahead of all his counterparts.... [more]
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Alloy Yachts & Yachting Development win big at World Superyacht Awards
NZ Marine,
New Zealand marine companies have again taken out prestigious international awards with Auckland superyacht builders Alloy Yachts and Yachting Developments winning major trophies at the 2013 World Superyacht Awards at the Boat International Media Group-run ceremony in Instanbul, 4 May.... [more]
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: May 14, 2013 - AUD breaks the ice
Collinson FX,
Collinson FX Market Commentary: May 14, 2013 - Rumours swirled in the US, that the massive Bond Buying program the Fed has blessed the markets with, may be coming to an end. The AUD has well and truely breached parity, trading 0.9950 and the KIWI slipped to 0.8240 despite House Sales rising 25% tempered by a flattening in prices.... [more]
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Sailing Handicap Calculator - A distinct advantage on the water
Lachlan Ritchie,
Former Etchells world champion, Bruce Ritchie wishes there was such a thing as a sailing handicap calculator app when he competed on the international scene in the early 80s. This Sydney sailing veteran of 65 years may have proved himself on the water over the decades but working out handicap race result times both mid race and post-race had always proved an elusive task, until now.... [more]
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World Yacht Racing Forum heads to Gothenburg
Bernard Schopfer,
The World Yacht Racing Forum (WYRF) will return to Gothenburg, Sweden on the 10-11 December 2013. This year's event includes a number of new, exciting features and a world class speaker line-up. The WYRF will address the major challenges in the yacht racing world and will gather the key players from yacht racing event organisers, teams, sponsors, agencies and sailors to help shape the future of th... [more]
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Alpari World Match Racing Tour Series to partner with IMG Worldwide
Alpari World Match Racing Tour,
IMG Media, a division of IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company, has signed a long-term partnership with the Alpari World Match Racing Tour to increase global viewing of the leading professional sailing series.... [more]
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: May13, 2013 - ANZACs take a bath
Collinson FX,
Collinson FX Market Commentary: May 13, 2013 - The EUR slipped below the psychological 1.3000 and the GBP floundered to 1.5350. Commodities took a bath as a result of the surge in the USD and perhaps a reflection of softening demand. Consequently the associated currencies suffered with the AUD breaking parity and the KIWI under 0.8300.... [more]
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Simpler, more effective protections for marine mammals in Queensland
Qld government,
The Newman Government has announced new legislation for whale watching and the protection of Queensland's marine mammals.... [more]
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Sunseeker to launch new Manhattan 53 at Sanctuary Cove
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,
Sunseeker has chosen the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (May 23-26) for the Australian launch of the Manhattan 53.... [more]
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International 2.4 Metre Open World Championships - Sponsors announced
Karenza Morton,
2013 International 2.4 Metre Open World Championships are being hosted by The Poole Yacht Club this September. Dorset companies, Powerboat Training UK and Mar-Key Group, are today unveiled as the first event sponsors.... [more]
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America's Cup: Artemis Racing seek a cessation in media speculation,
Artemis Racing has requested a cessation on speculation in the media on the causes of the fatality on April 9, 2013: They have issued a statement: Out of respect for Bart's memory and his family, we ask that the broader sailing community and others reserve judgment until all the facts are known, and not persist in unnecessary rumor.... [more]
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Kirby files to cancel Laser Trademark and Sunburst Logo for Boats,
Bruce Kirby Inc. today filed the below petition to cancel US trademark registrations directed to both the word LASER and the Sunburst logo for boats. According to US Trademark Office records, these US registrations are owned by Karaya (Jersey) Limited based in St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands.... [more]
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Riviera Festival of Boating - New educational events announced
Stephen Milne,
The upcoming Riviera Festival of Boating will have seven new educational events. An exciting new workshop designed to make skippering a small boat child's play is expected to be hugely entertaining and educational for pint sized captains... [more]
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World Yacht Racing Forum - New features for 2013
James Gradwell,
The sixth edition of the World Yacht Racing Forum will be held on 10th and 11th December 2013 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Delegate and media feedback tells us that last year's event was the best to date and for 2013 we have even more new features to ensure you maximise your time at the event!... [more]
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North Sails Australia aids urgent sail repair for Greenpeace
North Sails,
An urgent sail repair for the Greenpeace yacht Rainbow Warrior was aided by North Sails Sydney Service Manager Nick Beaudoin when he was called into action last week.... [more]
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Greenpeace plastic recycling ads confront with reality
Following Coke's scandalous court victory against recycling this week, Greenpeace has launched a crowd-funded graphic advertising campaign in Fairfax papers showing what Coke's bullying means for the environment.... [more]
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Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show opens today
Sail-World Asia,
This year the yachts come in all shapes and sizes, and one of the larger yachts at the show is the 85ft Mulligan from the Royal Denship shipyard being shown by Northrop & Johnson who also have several other luxury yachts on their books for visitors to view.... [more]
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Exhibitors get in early for Gold Coast International Marine Expo
Stephen Milne,
Exhibitors are getting in early to secure their place at the third annual Gold Coast International Marine Expo to be held from November one to three at the Gold Coast Marine Precinct in Coomera.... [more]
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New vinyl boat wrapping service could save NZ boat owners thousands
Helen Horrocks,
Boat Coat a company offering vinyl boat wrapping services has just been launched in New Zealand.... [more]
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Oman Sail Sailor of the Year - World class jury to decide winners
Oman Sail,
Ben Ainslie one of the most successful Olympic yachtsman of all time, has been named as a member of the world class jury that will decide the winners of Oman's prestigious new Sailor of the Year Awards.... [more]
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Vicsail Yacht Brokerage Selection - Price reductions for May 2013
Vicsail Yacht Brokerage Selection - Price reductions for May 2013... [more]
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Plan underway for Yorkey's Knob upgrade
Minister for Transport Main Roads, Scott Emerson,
Boaties will have another reason to enjoy the beautiful waterways of Cairns with planning now underway for the Yorkey's Knob boat ramp upgrade.... [more]
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Hope Island Marina sells 23 berths in one week
Sheree De Bono,
Australia's first group buying campaign for marina berths has yielded an unprecedented result, anchoring 23 sales in the first week.... [more]
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US Laser trademarks up for grabs?
Improper Course,
The following opinion piece has been provided by Improper Course, a blog which is a collection of the sailing education and adventures of two sailors on opposite ends of the experience and success spectrum. It ranges from the Laser Master Worlds to the local Laser sailing as well as a couple of other dinghies and the occasional keelboat.... [more]
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Laser Lawsuit - Challenge to Laser trademark ownership
Marine Business-World,
Another new development in the widening legal dispute between Bruce Kirby, the designer of the world´s best known sailing boat, the Laser dinghy and one of the Laser builders LaserPerformance (LPE) the builder and supplier of Lasers into UK, Europe and North America, because of non-payment of design royalties.... [more]
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Hamilton Island - Social media initiative
Sophie Baker,
Hamilton Island has secured a lineup of the country's top talent to be ambassadors for its social media initiative the Ultimate Instameet: Return2Paradise.... [more]
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4x4 & Outdoors Show and Fishing & Boating Expo filling up fast!
Exhibitions and Trade Fairs,
There is still over three months to go until the gates open for the 2013 National 4x4 & Outdoors Show and Fishing & Boating Expo in Melbourne, but space is filling up quickly with exhibitors keen to secure their spot.... [more]
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Auckland On Water Boat Show looking ship-shape
NZ Marine,
The 26 to 29 September running of the 2013 Auckland On Water Boat Show is looking like being another beauty with a large percentage of the exhibitors already confirmed by show organisers NZ Marine Industry Association.... [more]
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