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Editorial, July 8, '09

Avast there! Come aboard and stow your gear as we take you through another week of news from the world of powerboats.

Actually, before we start talking powerboats, there's some good news for Sydney-based bargain hunters with a not-to-be-missed sale of Line 7 gear following that company's unfortunate foray into receivership. Hopefully, there'll be some light at the end of the tunnel for what has become an iconic marine name and I hope my old mate Ross Munro comes out of it OK at the other end.

Last weekend saw the penultimate round of the Offshore Superboat Championships staged off Townsville and although there's one round remaining (Redcliffe, Sept 12-13) ‘Maritimo' has already collared enough points to claim the '09 Class 1 crown.Plenty of shots of the offshore action from photographer Andrew Gricks, including a spectacular image of the field being sent on its way.

In the Middle East, there's been high-speed galore on the Formula 1 front and at home Yamaha engines have posted a fine result in the popular Barra Comp.

We take a close up look at first aid kits specially designed for the marine environment and take my word for it, you're asking for trouble if you don't have at least a basic kit on board.

And we can assure those who may have lost a small outboard engine overboard that all is not lost; a dunked outboard engine can be brought back to life and you do not need to have graduated as an outboard technician to save it.

In case you have been living a hermit-like life you'll know the 2009 Sydney International Boat Show is just around the proverbial corner (July 30-August 3). It may be my 1000th (2000th? 3000th?) boat show, but along with the rest of the crew I'm looking forward to another visit to Darling Harbour and the show's 21st outing there.

What we're all hoping for, of course, is for the show to send a message loud and clear. That message will be – Global financial crisis? Never heard of it!

See you all at Darling Harbour, but keep calling in to Powerboat-World for the latest ‘drum' on all things that matter to powerboaters.


Bob Wonders



Win $5000 worth of Marina Berthing at any d'Albora location!
Natasha Jacobs,
Don't miss out on your chance to win $5000 worth of berthing at any of our seven d'Albora Marinas located on prime waterways throughout Sydney, Port Stephens and Melbourne. Akuna Bay, Sydney, Cabarita Point, Sydney, The Spit, Mosman, Sydney, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, Pier 35, Melbourne, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney and Victoria Harbour Docklands, Melbourne... [more]
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Riviera focus firmly set on the future
Cassandra Meyers,
Riviera, has made considerable progress since the voluntary appointment of Receivers on May 8, 2009. Since the appointment of Receivers and Administrators, the company has received strong support and encouragement from its global owner and dealer base along with hundreds of suppliers, many of whom have publicly stated their desire to see Riviera succeed and continue to grow.... [more]
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How to resuscitate a dunked outboard
Bob Wonders,
When your outboard engine goes for a swim, don't despair, 'CPR' is easily performed. Our friends at BRP, manufacturers and distributors of the legendary Evinrude outboard engines, have even published a manual showing the right way to bring a dunked outboard back to life.... [more]
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Line 7 One Day Liquidation Sale - this Friday!!!
Media Services,
With the boating icon Line 7 in receivership, there is a one day Liquidation sale this Friday. 10th July - 10am to 6pm Unit 2/3 Mentmore Avenue Rosebery, NSW (near Epsom road) Line 7 Liquidation Sale and everything price to clear... [more]
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USA Ethanol argument heats up
Blackwattle Studios,
As the deadline in the USA for federal comment on the introduction of E15 - the putting of 15% ethanol into marine fuel - approaches, the lobbying heats up. BoatUS, the boat-owners association of the United States, is asking all boaters to speak out before the 20th June deadline.... [more]
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Qatar's Jay Price 'Taking It All The Way To The Top'!
F1 media,
U.I.M. F1 H2O World Champion Jay Price of the Qatar Team has a favorite slogan 'Taking it all the way to the top'. When Jay has a spare moment he entertains himself with a 30 foot (nine meter) Scarab offshore boat as well as his rare Prowler automobile that he purchased from a famous singer rapper. But now it seems this Hughes 300C helicopter has his latest attention.... [more]
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Choosing a first aid kit for the boat
Bob Wonders,
Being prepared is having a good first aid kit on board. No one is suggesting a first aid kit that would suit a skilled surgeon, but a basic kit should really be regarded as a 'must have' on board.... [more]
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Yamaha F100 helps win Barra Comp
Bob Carter,
Anglers don't come more passionate about their sport than Melbourne's Dave Silva. Dave works in the marine industry for Navico Australia, manufacturer of leading marine electronics brand Lowrance, and spends every possible opportunity fishing.... [more]
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Townsville Round Australian Offshore Superboat Championships
Bob Wonders,
One round to go, but 'Maritimo' enjoys an unassailable lead in the Offshore Superboat Championshps. The Townsville round also featured a return to racing by Maritimo Offshore team owner Bill Barry-Cotter, who teamed up with Luke Durman aboard ‘Simrad'.... [more]
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SNAV OSG storm to overall Italian Grand Prix of the Sea Championship
Powerboat P1,
SNAV OSG stormed to the overall Powerboat P1 Italian Grand Prix of the Sea Championship in San Benedetto del Tronto. Cangiano, the 2006 World Champion, said: 'It couldn't have gone any better. It was just such a fantastic weekend's racing. We have worked very hard to get back in the greatest reward.'... [more]
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Princess Motor Yacht Sales moves in to Mayfair
Media Services,
Princess Motor Yacht Sales, the UK distributor of Princess Yachts, is bucking the trend for cinching in of belts and has moved in to bespoke new premises in London's Mayfair.... [more]
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Warren Yachts 'shelved' till better times
Jeni Bone,
Tough times call for tough measures and Warren Yachts has pared back its staff to 35 and focused its efforts on refits and leasing its sheds in response to cancellations and a dearth of new orders.... [more]
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'China becomes the new destination for superyachts': WealthBulletin
Tara Loader Wilkinson, WealthBulletin.com,
'While there is not much of a culture for cruising, our clients there are looking for luxury toys for entertaining. There is no real yachting infrastructure there yet, but we expect this to change over the next few years.'... [more]
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SNAV OSG recover from freak spinout to win Evolution Class Sprint Race
Sam Feasey,
SNAV OSG recovered from a freak first-lap spin-out to score a sensational victory in Saturday's Evolution Class Sprint Race at the Italian Grand Prix of the Sea.... [more]
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Riviera forges ahead with new models and more
Riviera Boats,
Riviera has made considerable progress in the eight weeks since the voluntary appointment of Receivers on May 8, 2009, including announcing new models and an ambitious new push to expand its global dealer network.... [more]
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BIA Victoria and Marine Safety Victoria strengthen ties
BIA VIC,
BIA Victoria and Marine Safety Victoria (MSV) have strengthened their mutual commitment to safe and enjoyable boating in Victoria.... [more]
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Does it come in pink? New PFD for the ladies
Greg Shoemark,
Water safety and smart fashion have been brought together in a new ladies' personal flotation device being launched at the 2009 BIA Melbourne Boat Show this weekend.... [more]
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BIA VIC launches Finance service
BIA VIC,
BIA Victoria has launched BIA Victoria Finance at the Melbourne Boat Show, making it easier than ever for show patrons to buy that dream boat.... [more]
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Whittley wins Victorian Industry Achiever award
Greg Shoemark,
Whittley Marine Group has won the Victorian marine industry's highest accolade at the 2009 Victorian Marine Industry Awards.... [more]
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Bright and brilliant, Sun Marine delivers the detailing
Jeni Bone,
The Sun Marine range was developed from experience gathered from over 25 years in the industry, created by Omikron, a company synonymous with the auto industry whose products are revered by people passionate about their precious possessions.... [more]
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Powerboat P1 - Baia Attolini claim Powerpole, Audrien Ciantar's dream
Powerboat P1 media,
Title-chasing 38 Baia Attolini picked the opportune moment to claim their first PowerPole of the 2009 season the SuperSport class. Audrien Ciantar has sounded a warning to her male rivals in the Powerboat P1 World Championship - she is ready to challenge for the title this year.... [more]
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Italian Grand Prix of the Sea - Italian Power Pole double
Sam Feasey,
San Benedetto's home town hero Marco Pennesi powered to pole position at the Italian Grand Prix of the Sea on Friday evening. Baia Attolini ensured an Italian double celebration with the fastest qualifying time in the open-canopy SuperSport Class.... [more]
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Royal Rendezvous on Sydney Harbour in 2011
Jeni Bone,
Cunard Line has announced its newest ocean liner, Queen Elizabeth, will make maiden visits to three Australian cities in 2011 as part of her inaugural world voyage, which will feature a spectacular Royal Rendezvous in Sydney with her big sister Queen Mary 2.... [more]
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Government reforms to get sailors on the water quicker
Craig Heydon,
New reforms aimed at streamlining commercial boating licence requirements have been announced by Ports and Waterways Minister Joe Tripodi and will have a major impact on individuals with Yachting Australia qualifications finding work in New South Wales.... [more]
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Yacht and Boat Korea 2009 in Korean Ship building capital
Kate Duryea,
The third Yacht and Boat Korea event in the leading shipbuilding province of Gyeongsangnam in South Korea is expected to attract 150 companies from 20 countries from 29 October to 1 November 2009.... [more]
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Yanmar Re-Power – Going quicker on less fuel
Bob Carter,
When pro fisherman Paul Sullivan decided to move up from his trusty aluminium trailer boat to a genuine sea going commercial fishing boat, he factored in an engine re-power from the outset. Operating out of Fisherman's Wharf on Sydney Harbour, Paul Sullivan describes himself as a commercial fish trapper.... [more]
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Man fined after Abalone black market activity uncovered in WA
WA Dept Fisheries,
Another man has received a big fine for his involvement in illegal abalone sales, after black market activity was uncovered by covert Department of Fisheries Western Australia surveillance last year.... [more]
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Sealine unveils new design philosophy in the F46

Sealine has unveiled plans for its new F-Series flagship, the F46, which will be launched in September. This top of the range F-Series flybridge motor yacht will lead the design philosophy for future F-series models.... [more]
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Cigarette Smash Poker has goal for San Benedetto del Tronto racing
Powerboat P1 media,
Cigarette Smash Poker crew member Matteo Nicolini has outlined his team's ambitions for the weekend of racing that lay ahead in San Benedetto del Tronto. Cigarette Smash Poker currently sit 28 points behind the British Silverline team after an inconsistent start to the 2009 season.... [more]
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Sunreef Yachts launches a new motor yacht brand – Blue Reef Yachts
Sunreef Yachts,
Both companies have noticed that the demand for boats that are technically reliable, aesthetically elegant and destined to navigate in comfort without a large crew is still unsatisfied. This is the reason why they have decided to join forces and form a partnership launching a new range of yachts an offer geared towards owners wanting to explore the Mediterranean... [more]
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All happening at Aussie Boat Sales
Jeni Bone,
Down in Melbourne at Aussie Boat Sales, it seems to be a case of 'what recession?', with consistent sales that have more than met monthly targets, as well as plenty of interest in new models, investment in new ventures and new premises at the brand new Queenscliff Harbour.... [more]
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Superior Jetties positive about show results so far
Superior Jetties,
Superior Jetties, Australia's leading manufacturer of commercial and residential berthing systems, has secured a number of sales from the recent show season.... [more]
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