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SIBS ahoy! Finlease on chartering, Horizon star up for auction

Now counting the hours until SIBS, the BIA of NSW is confident that everything is on track – including the weather – for a successful show. Domenic Genua, the dynamic marketing and events manager and leader behind the show crew, assures us this morning that they're 60% complete in the convention centre and on-water. The skies are clear and (no jinxing) the forecast is for sunny, Sydney wintry days.

Along with all the previews and news from SIBS, this week we have great news from Azzura Marine who have been chosen to work on Trinity Yachts' latest project – a 57m luxury superyacht.

Our friends at Finlease reveal some of the ins and outs associated with chartering your boat. The Finlease team will be at its usual position on the marina, celebrating SIBS with the same cheer and hospitality, but this year with simple snags in a bun on offer for the company's traditional breakie.

Also this week, there's the latest from Marine Auctions & Valuations who will be auctioning the stunning 98 foot motor yacht that was the star of the 2008 Sanctuary Cove Boat Show, under instructions from Receivers. If you are keen to snap up a luxury Horizon Yacht for a fraction of its retail value, get along to the auction Saturday 19 September at 11am at the Rivergate Marina Complex in Brisbane.

The Bone family is headed south for Sydney en famille today, loaded ‘up to the gunwales' with camera, laptop, warm clothes, food, and all the hoo-ha that seems to go along with kids up on the roof racks, looking every bit like the Griswalds on Vacation.

If you see the Tetra team around the traps, say ‘hi' and tell us your observations of the show and the business. That's what we're here for!

Have a great show and keep up with all the happenings, innovations and impressions, right here online at each and every day at www.marinebusinessnews.com


Jeni Bone, editor



Sydney International Boat Show set to boost industry
Bob Wonders,
Twenty-first appearance at Darling Harbour for the Sydney International Boat Show. For its five days (July 30 – August 3 Darling Harbour could well lay claim to being the headquarters of Australia's recreational boating industry.... [more]
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Yachting NSW trims ship
Rob Kothe Sail-World.com,
Roger Hickman, the President, Yachting NSW has announced that the CEO's role in the largest State Yachting association is being made redundant... [more]
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RSVP now for 'Hour of Power' at SIBS
Jeni Bone,
With just two weeks to go til SIBS, this is your last chance to RSVP for the seminar that will not cost you a thing, but will reap business rewards many times over. Sandman Public Relations, in conjunction with the Boating Industry Association of NSW, is presenting the Hour of Power, featuring high-profile guest speaker, creative and branding genius, Rob Belgiovane executive creative director of a... [more]
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$7.8 million Superyacht headed for Auction
Powerboat-world.com,
The stunning 98 foot motor yacht that was the star of the 2008 Sanctuary Cove Boat Show is headed for auction. It was purchased in 2008 by Brisbane entrepreneur Daniel Tzvetkoff's DSB Cruises which is now in receivership.... [more]
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Sydney Yachts Unveils New 36CR-X
Azzura Marine,
Following extensive research and product development, Sydney Yachts is proud to announce the launch of its limited edition Sydney 36CR-X sport model. Contracted by a current and very happy Sydney Yacht 36CR owner, the new model will be unveiled at this year's Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.... [more]
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Aquapro overstocked clearance sale
Media Services,
Up to 50% off new Inflatables. Slat floors, air floors, RIB's, console boats all must clear. Once only sale. Call 02-9622-0222 for prices. Aquapro Clearance Sale. RFD are overstocked with new Aquapro inflatables and Family Boats Blacktown are clearing out all excess stock at up to 50% off retail prices, all are below wholesale price. We will ship Australia wide at discount freight rates.... [more]
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Razor Barbed wire found to deter pirates
Des Ryan, Sail-World.com,
Whoever said the best ideas were the simplest knew a thing or two. Solo circumnavigating sailor Joshua Slocum back in the 19th Century used tacks on the deck of his yacht Spray to deter marauding natives in the Beagle Channel in South America, and now Danish ships have discovered that simple barbed wire is an effective deterrent agains pirates.... [more]
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Navico takes measures to weather the GFC
Media Services,
Navico announced steps to ensure the financial stability of the company during the global recession, working with lenders to 'improve the company's financial strength and flexibility through an increase in equity and convertible debt by a total of US$198.9 million'.... [more]
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Finlease shares insight on Charter options
Jeni Bone,
The charter boat industry is 'alive and well', according to Mark O'Donoghue, Principal at Finlease. And thanks to low interest rates, a rise in consumer confidence, and the popularity of 'staycations' – holidaying in Australia, rather than overseas – there's never been a better time to consider investing in the charter business.... [more]
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JD's Boatshed – new Cobalt models coming
Bob Wonders,
Sydney marine distributor/dealership looking confidently to the future. JD's Boatshed operates from modern, purpose-built premises on Captain Cook Drive, at Caringbah, in Sydney's south and boasts a spacious showroom and efficient workshop.... [more]
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Seawind at Sydney Boat Show
Brent Vaughan,
Seawind Catamarans are looking forward to an exciting Sydney Boat Show with a brand new Seawind 1000XL and Seawind 1160 on display located in berths 57 & 58 of the marina at Darling Harbour (near Pyrmont Bridge).... [more]
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Environmental Excellence: d'Albora Marinas
d'Albora Marinas,
Enjoying the spring-like weather this week and the pristine waters of Middle Harbour, a visitor christened Sammy by staff at d'Albora Marinas, The Spit - testament to the clean, green status of d'Albora Marinas.... [more]
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Marine industry to lead Qld economic revival
Jeni Bone,
Queensland's Bligh government is investing in the marine industry as the long-term solution to restoring the Gold Coast's economy, according to the State Government's South East Queensland Regional Plan, due to be formally released today.... [more]
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Abu Dhabi Yacht Show 2nd annual event
Jeni Bone,
The Abu Dhabi Yacht Show (ADYS) will return from the 25-27 February 2010 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and Marina (ADNEC), with the addition of 'considerably more exhibition space and several changes in format for the second edition', according to organiser, Informa Yacht Group.&nlid=<:nlid:>&tbl=<:tableName:>&pwd=<:password:>'>more]
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SpliceRight at Sydney Boat Show
Melissa Yeomans,
DeckHardware in conjunction with SpliceRight will be displaying their new Australian product a Splicing Kit at the 2009 Sydney International Boatshow. The SpliceRight kit is based on tweezer type tools that can enter the core of the rope to be spliced, allowing for fast and easy terminations. The kit is aimed at those who do their own handy work with the modern styles of rope.... [more]
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Dunbier launches online trailer education resource
Sandman PR,
Dunbier Marine Products' new website – www.dunbier.com – has been developed as a one-stop trailer education resource. The user-friendly website is packed with information to make selecting the right trailer for a particular boat as simple as possible...... [more]
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Folding Bikes - Don't leave home without one...
Nancy Knudsen,
When the two of us embarked from Sydney on a sailing adventure which was eventually to take us round the world, we had spent so much on new equipment and preparation of the boat itself that we thought we couldn't afford folding bikes. This, if nothing else, showed how little we knew about cruising.... [more]
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Win a Laser sailing boat!! - value AUD$9,200 - NZ$11,495
Sail-World.com,
Have you entered this competion yet?? To celebrate the 2009-2010 season Performance Sailcraft Australasia, the ‘down under' Laser builder has teamed with Sail-World to launch an online competition. http://www.laser-sailing.net/sweepstakes_form.cfm?SSid=32!Enter_online_now!new to win a choice of a Laser 4.7, a Laser Radial or a Laser Standard sailing boat, built by Performance Sailcraft Australa... [more]
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Australia's Azzura Marine wins Trinity Superyacht contract
Azzura Marine Media,
Trinity Yachts, the United States' largest luxury superyacht builder, has sought the expertise of Australian custom yacht builders Azzura Marine to construct the interior of its brand new 57 metre luxury superyacht.... [more]
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IBEX 2009 technical seminar series offers 50 specialized sessions
IBEX,
IBEX will again offer unparalleled educational opportunities with its acclaimed seminar series, held October 12-14, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida.... [more]
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Luxury yachts blocked from export to North Korea
Media Services,
The Italian government has blocked the sale of two luxury yachts from Azimut-Benetti bound for North Korea because of suspicions they were destined for the sickly but no less authoritative, Kim Jong-Il, the leader of the impoverished country.... [more]
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DataDotdna – the most efficient way to deter thieves
Bob Wonders,
Clever technology now offering specific advantage to the marine industry. A DataDotdna marine kit is now available for individuals to easily apply to boats, trailers, outboard engines and general marine equipment.... [more]
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Maritimo Sydney expands sales team
Denby Browning,
Australia's premier luxury boat builder, Maritimo, has expanded its Sydney sales team with the appointment of seasoned executive David Stevens.... [more]
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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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AMIF leaves out its most populous member state: NSW
Jeni Bone,
Just one week prior to the 42nd Sydney International Boat Show, the BIA NSW appears to be on the outer with the newly re-formed AMIF.... [more]
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AIMEX seminars a success
AIMEX,
The Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) has recently run 10 seminars throughout Australia for the marine industry to help companies manage through the global financial crisis, with feedback indicating they were well received.... [more]
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Perfect all-in-one sailing gadget, the iPhone - Part 2
Mark Cherrington,
Apple's much-hyped iPhone has attracted much attention since the global release of the 3G in 2008, with tens of thousands of applications, and more coming. Buried among the many, some of which are rubbish, are others that are excellent and purpose-designed for sailors, as Mark Cherrington describes. This is Part 2 of a 3 Part Series.... [more]
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Perfect all-in-one sailing gadget, the iPhone? - Part 1
Mark Cherrington,
Apple's much-hyped iPhone has attracted much attention since the global release of the 3G in 2008, with tens of thousands of applications, and more coming. Buried among the many, some of which are rubbish, are others that are excellent and purpose-designed for sailors, as Mark Cherrington describes. This is Part 1 of a 3 Part Series.... [more]
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