Notable SCIBS launches, countdown to Sydney, Marinas 2009 wrap up
The sunshine has returned, thankfully, and while our calendars are relatively free of activity for a week or two, there is plenty of news out there. Firstly, the next few weeks will see MarineBusinessNews bringing you the best of SCIBS - new products, launches and some of the enterprising people that make our industry great.
This week, Relegen's baseLINE voyage management system, which is the civilian version of the company's naval software, and from the high-tech to the sublime, Relegen's latest restoration project, the Pacific Pearl, also on display at SCIBS to showcase the company's skills in refurb and restoration.
Also this week, some insight into the skills and temperament required to work onboard superyachts and cruise ships, as told by Crewbook director, Kate Crulci, whose own experiences over a decade in the business helped her formulate her company's approach to recruitment and attract clientele from all over the world.
There's loads more on our site and each day until next newsletter, we will be adding stories - news as it arises and features as fast as I can type them! In fact, the stats are in and we have brought you more than 1000 original stories this month, not to mention for advertisers, the big jump in readers to our websites with almost 144,000 unique visitors, and 305,500 visitors to Sail-World.com, Powerboat-World.com and MarineBusinessNews.com in May.
Amazing, compared to our print competitors and certainly their websites.
Keep in touch! Keep feeding through your news and opinions, good and bad, which I am grateful for!
Jeni Bone, Editor
AIMEX/AMIF Brisbane seminar for marine businesses AIMEX, AIMEX and AMIF will be holding a seminar in Brisbane on Tuesday 16 June aimed at equipping businesses to manage during the economic downturn. This will be the last seminar that is held in Queensland and available free to members of the marine industry.... [more] Onsend this story
TetraMedia Marine Internet sites growing rapidly Brendan Maxwell, Sail-World.com, Powerboat-World.com and Marine Business News.com experienced a big jump in audience last month with almost 144,000 unique visitors, and 305,500 visitors to the websites. Along the way we set a number of records.... [more] Onsend this story
Relegen: high tech skills breathe new life into classics Jeni Bone, Defence technology specialist, Relegen Dockyards, unveiled two initiatives at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, including baseLINE Voyage Management software, currently used by the Royal Australian Navy, and the company's launch of its Classic Vessel Restoration Service.... [more] Onsend this story
Musto - Performance Anywhere as Technical clothing experts expands Media Services, Techincal Clothing experts Musto are expanding their range 'down under'. At the same time they will be launching a new logo on the 6th June at the Musto Mooloolaba Winter Etchells Nationals.... [more] Onsend this story
Hamilton Island Race Week adds Sport Boats Rob Mundle, As Audi Hamilton Island Race Week continues to expand under the guidance of supermaxi owner Bob Oatley and his family, the consensus is that the regatta should continue to extend its appeal to the widest possible spectrum of sailboats.... [more] Onsend this story
UK boat builders feel the stress Media Services, In the UK, coinciding with a report in The Daily Mail that stated the Lloyds Banking Group is to sell off stakes in more than 60 businesses, including Sunseeker, Princess Yachts announced it would lay off 300 workers... [more] Onsend this story
NMSC Safety Summit wrap up NMSC, Chairman of the ISO Committee on Small Craft Nik Parker confirmed to delegates at the Summit Down Under on the Gold Coast last week that the International Council of Marine Industry Associations is sponsoring a program to develop globally recognised technical standards for boats.... [more] Onsend this story
Countdown to SIBS 2009 Jeni Bone, The BIA NSW is beginning the countdown to this year's major event, the Sydney International Boat Show, which despite the economic downturn, is forecast to be bigger, better and more appealing than ever before with a swag of new attractions and some old favourites.... [more] Onsend this story
Gold Coast Spit development one step closer Jeni Bone, The Gold Coast's $2.5 billion superyacht terminal and marine precinct on The Spit is one step closer, a project that will capitalise on the potential of the area's most scenic waterway and attract international events and investment.... [more] Onsend this story
OriginOil teams up with Desmet Ballestra in algae to fuel technology Jeni Bone, In the US, the developer of a breakthrough technology to transform algae into a true competitor to petroleum, OriginOil Inc has announced a partnership with Desmet Ballestra, an international pioneer in oil and fats technologies.... [more] Onsend this story
Ulysses cruise into d'Albora Marinas Nelson Bay d'Albora Marinas, Last weekend, the d'Albora Marina at Nelson Bay was inundated with the sound of engines of an entirely different variety as the Ulysses Club for over 50s motorcyclists celebrated a significant anniversary, enjoying the ambience, entertainment and ample facilities.... [more] Onsend this story
Knotika announces second Emirates Boat Show International Knotika Holding, Knotika Holding, the multimedia and multi-faceted marine lifestyle company based in Dubai, is inviting exhibitors for the 2nd Emirates Boat Show International, 24-28 November in Abu Dhabi.... [more] Onsend this story
BIA updates Victorian Marine Industry Awards BIA VIC, The Boating Industry Association of Victoria (BIA) has updated the categories and criteria for this year's Victorian Marine Industry Awards to recognise Victoria's brightest and best.... [more] Onsend this story
Crewbook the shortcut for top crew Jeni Bone, An enquiring mind and interest in politics drew Kate Crulci to uni, but one fateful three month holiday break spent working aboard a cruise ship changed her career path forever, and she says, for the better. Now director of Crewbook Yacht Crew Recruitment, Kate is using her experience from all facets of the industry to place crew on yachts around the world, deckhand to Captain.... [more] Onsend this story
R Electronics buoyant Denby Browning, Gold Coast-based marine electronics business R Electronics has announced that it is not affected by the appointment of Receivers at iconic boat-builder Riviera, says Managing Director Errol Cain.... [more] Onsend this story
Team Adrenalin 'Glowfast' in the Tybee 500 Brita Fowler, Glowfast Marine recently sponsored Team Adrenalin in the Tybee 500. Here's what Todd Riccardi, Helm of Team Adrenalin had to say about Glowfast Luminous Draft Stripes. 'Last August, I bought a new spinnaker. I knew a black sail would look great on my boat and I went to a great effort to obtain this color. A few months later, once all our plans were finalized to sail the Tybee, I realized the... [more] Onsend this story
Formula Cruisers appoint Middle East distributor Formula Cruisers Sales, New Zealand based Formula Cruisers, builders of luxury sports fish motor yachts and fly bridge cruisers are pleased to announce the appointment of a dealer principal in the Middle East. Gulf Divers LLC is based in Oman and will be responsible for sales and service of all Formula models (ICON 54, 54C, 54SF, 58, 62, 68, 75 and PROWLER 10.4 power cat) in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) States.... [more] Onsend this story
Gold Anchor to set the standard for marinas Jeni Bone, Among the initiatives launched at the Marinas 2009 conference on the Gold Coast this week was the Gold Anchor Rating Scheme for Marinas, a concept that will be rolled out internationally over the next few years.... [more] Onsend this story
Riviera Syndication's record sales at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show Denby Browning, Riviera Syndication CEO John Russell has described the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show as 'our best boat show ever'.... [more] Onsend this story
d'Albora steals the scene on soaps Jeni Bone, Over the past six months, some familiar TV faces have been adding some drama, scandal and (fake) homicide to the smooth operations at d'Albora Marinas Akuna Bay and in Melbourne, Pier 35.... [more] Onsend this story
d'Albora Marinas Victoria Harbour recognised for excellence Jeni Bone, The 2009 Marina of the Year winners have been decided, and d'Albora Marinas at Victoria Harbour was recognized for its consistent high quality as an Award of Excellence Finalist in the under 85 berths category.... [more] Onsend this story
Marinas 2009 – winners and new ratings system Jeni Bone, As the biennial Marinas conference wrapped up in considerably nicer weather than the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show just days before, the 340 delegates were inspired, challenged and replete with initiatives that will have global impact.... [more] Onsend this story
Yacht & Boat Korea seeks international exhibitors Jeni Bone, There is another boat show in South Korea, this one known as Yacht & Boat Korea, scheduled for October/November and around since 2007, hoping to attract more than 200,000 people to experience the south eastern coastal region known as 'Namhaean'.... [more] Onsend this story
Cannes Boat Show refocuses on innovation and excellence Cannes Boat Show, The 2009 Cannes Boat Show, 9-14 September, is positioning its event as 'the exceptional showcase for yachting', emphasizing that in restrictive financial conditions, boat builders strive harder to create innovation and advances to meet new challenges and changing times.... [more] Onsend this story
Azzura Marine to Build New PY-125 & PY-115 Azzura Marine Media, Azzura Marine, Australia's premier boat builder has been appointed build partner to the new range of Performance Yachts, including the PY-115 and the flagship PY-125.... [more] Onsend this story
MINNOWS to make waves in the industry Jeni Bone, A new faction of the marine industry was launched pre-boat show, with the aim of lobbying for issues of concern to its members, raising funds for a suitable industry charity and dressing up for socializing and a pre-dawn champagne (or two)!... [more] Onsend this story
Registration opens for Melbourne Club Marine Sail Boat Show Di Pearson, Melbourne Club Marine Sail Boat Show is set to make a spectacular return to Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) on the weekend of 14-15 November 2009.... [more] Onsend this story
Riviera to manufacture new range in Taiwan Riviera Boats, What a difference a year makes! In May last year, the then Riviera CEO Wes Moxey stated that the company was 'not considering and would never consider manufacturing offshore'. A few days ago at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show, Australia's largest luxury boat builder, Riviera, now in receivership, announced a completely new range of massive boats which are to be built by a specialist yard in Taiwan under... [more] Onsend this story
Dubai Marine Yacht Club creates new membership levels Jeni Bone, Building on its recent success in winning the 'Best new Asian Marina/Yacht Club' award during the Shanghai Boat Show in late April, Dubai Marina Yacht Club (DMYC) is responding to the needs of its private and commercial clients in today's new economic climate by lowering its membership rates for boats under 12m (39ft) and assisting commercial clients by offering two berths per membership.... [more] Onsend this story
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