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07 Aug 2009                              To reply to this email click here















Editorial, August 7, '09.

Home again after what could only be termed a full-on week at Sydney's Darling Harbour, hence the late newsletter.

Mother Nature played an important role, with Darling Harbour seemingly enjoying early spring weather throughout the 2009 Sydney International Boat Show.

The really good news was that I did not hear a single, negative comment from either an exhibitor or the many show visitors I spoke with.

As usual, an interest-packed edition with all sorts of news from the show, from exhibitors, offshore racing, water skiing, you know this is where you'll get the ‘good oil' on powerboat happenings.

Take a look at the piece on the Supercat Outboard offshore racer, ‘SUV Dodge Ram' – offshore racing is notoriously hard on engines and boats, yet this rig has allowed its crew to stand on the podium after every race in the Offshore Superboat Championships.

Colleague Jeni Bone covers some other boat building, this time a little less serious in the form of the popular Sydney show attraction, the Boat Building Competition.

All part of the service here at Powerboat-World.

We're already working on next week's edition and there's even more interesting reading headed your way, keep stopping by, hear!


Bob Wonders



Two serious weekend emergencies show vital importance of lifejackets
Ken McManus - Marine Rescue NSW,
Two separate marine emergencies on the weekend involved men overboard in extremely cold water and highlighted the critical need to wear lifejackets at sea.... [more]
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Boat Builders compete at Sydney International Boat Show
Jeni Bone,
Shipwrights had just 2 hours to create a water-tight craft to compete on the waters of Cockle Bay in the annual events at SIBS.... [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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Nasty encounter for World Champion Jay Price
Steve Michael Reporting,
Defending World Champion Jay Price of the Qatar Team has had many nicknames in his 35 years of racing boats. He can add a new nickname to his resume, 'Spiderman'.... [more]
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Two crews crowned Offshore Superboat Champions
Bob Wonders,
The ‘SUV Dodge Ram' crew, Mat Humphrey (owner/driver) and Simon Isherwood (throttleman) put their success down to ‘meticulous preparation.'... [more]
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Realise your boating ambitions with the right finance solution
Harbourside Media,
When considering your next boat purchase, evaluating finance options may not high on your list of priorities, but according to Finlease, it should be.... [more]
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Ski race controversy explained
Bob Wonders,
Why did the Americans undertake an extra lap; it cost them the world championship? Wayne Mawer had been involved in a neck and neck battle with American Todd Haig throughout the championships and from the outset it became apparent that one of these men would take the title.... [more]
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1st Superyacht Singapore Conference launched
Superyacht Singapore Media,
The Superyacht Singapore Association (SSA) has today launched its initial conference programme for the 1st Asia Superyacht Conference to be held in Singapore on October 13-14 2009. The conference, sponsored by MTU, features over 20 international speakers from 12 countries including Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, Australia, the USA and the UK.... [more]
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Boating industry ‘bathing in sunshine' thanks to Sydney Boat Show
Bob Wonders,
The 2009 Sydney International Boat Show has closed after one of the most successful exhibitions staged in its 21-year history at Darling Harbour. Needless to say, the Boating Industry Association of NSW, owner and organiser (on behalf of its members) of the Sydney International Boat Show, was absolutely delighted with the overall result.... [more]
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Outback Marine relocated to tackle challenging times
Market Focus,
Leading marine electrical systems supplier, Outback Marine, has countered the economic downturn head on, relocating to company-owned premises in Labrador.... [more]
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Maritimo success creates great interest
Class-1 media,
Maritimo's brilliant double-podium finish in last month's BMW Norwegian Grand Prix has sparked a wave of excitement and interest in Constanta-Mamaia, with the 2008/9 Australian Offshore Superboat Champions set to make their first appearance in the Romanian Grand Prix, 28-30 August.... [more]
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Clean Start in Sweden for Powerboat P1
Powerboat P1 media,
Powerboat P1 has announced that its racing boats and support fleet will be powered by environmentally friendly fuel at the Scandinavian Grand Prix of the Sea in Gothenburg, Sweden on August 7-9.... [more]
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Ken Evans – stepping back from ‘the black'
Bob Wonders,
The 'face' of Mercury Marine planning on semi-retirement. Evans, currently Director of Outboard Sales and Service, will close the door on his career in January and expects to be involved for only six weeks or so annually.... [more]
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Spirit of Qatar Team pulls out of Class 1 World Powerboat Championship
Class 1 media,
Spirit of Qatar Team in the 2009 Class 1 World Powerboat Championship, confirming HE Sheikh Hassan Bin Jabor Al-Thani's decision to withdraw the team with immediate effect.... [more]
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Global curbs on overfishing are beginning to work
CSIRO,
Scientists have joined forces in a groundbreaking assessment of the status of marine fisheries and ecosystems. The study shows that steps taken to curb overfishing are beginning to succeed in five of the 10 large marine ecosystems they examined. The paper, which appears in the 31 July issue of the journal Science, provides new hope for rebuilding troubled fisheries.... [more]
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Super Servant 3 to 'sink' in Brisbane River
Barby MacGowan,
A bright orange ship will deliberately 'sink' off Fisherman's Island, Brisbane, on Wednesday August 5th at 8.00am and commence unload / loading operations at Berth 7, Port Drive, Fishermans Island, Brisbane. For Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT), which owns and operates the 139-metre Super Servant 3, it will be business as usual, however... [more]
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Maritime online alert service launched
Marine Business News,
The bar continues to rise, as innovative new online services are being provided to improve boating safety. One of the leaders in this area is NSW Australia. NSW Ports and Waterways Minister Joe Tripodi today launched a first in Maritime safety – an on-line alert system to help boat owners and rock fishermen prepare and plan a day out on or near the water.... [more]
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Sold the Yacht, kept the Sub
Sunday Times/Sail-World Cruising,
Tom Perkins, American venture capitalist and owner of the world's biggest sailing yacht the Maltese Falcon, has sold the yacht, but kept the submarine that it carried on board... [more]
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Boat Builders compete at Sydney International Boat Show
Jeni Bone,
Shipwrights had just 2 hours to create a water-tight craft to compete on the waters of Cockle Bay in the annual events at SIBS.... [more]
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Last Day of 2009 Sydney International Boat Show
Bob Wonders,
Exciting line-up of guests at the Sydney International Boat Show. The weather has been great and the weekend crowds have been great. enjoying the multitude of attractions and new releases scheduled to make the show an absolute must on your agenda, and today is the last chance to go.... [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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907 nautical miles in 24 hours - a new record is set
Blackwattle Studios,
If you think you've had a good day when you cover 200 miles, it's hard to get your head around the numbers. French skipper Pascal Bidegorry and his Banque Populaire V trimaran on Saturday covered 880 nautical miles in 24 hours, to set a new record...then they set another and another... [more]
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Internet 101 - Hits are not people - understanding basic web stats
Rob Kothe,
While the internet is now 20 years old, confusion still abounds about the basic recording of visits to websites. When you are being told about the wonderful traffic a website receives, check to see if the claimant has been impressed by the hits, the page views or the unique visitors.... [more]
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AIMEX Exporter Awards - the results are in!
AIMEX,
The inaugural 2009 Australian Marine Industry Export Awards run by the Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) was showcased in outstanding fashion on Sydney's Darling Harbour last night, with a record number of 26 award entrants... [more]
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NSW World Class Homebush Bay Maritime Precinct
Media Services,
NSW Premier Nathan Rees today announced the next step in developing one of the largest maritime industry precincts ever to be built in NSW.... [more]
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Club Marine Mandurah Boat Show - new look!
Media Services,
The spotlight might be on Sydney this weekend, but over in the West, preparations are afoot for this year's Club Marine Mandurah Boat Show, October 9-11 2009 at Mandurah Ocean Marina.... [more]
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2009 Modern Boating Boat of the Year winners announced
Media Services,
The BIA Breakfast was the venue for the recognition of this year's Boat of the Year, chosen by Modern Boating magazine.... [more]
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Hannes Bohinc to return to SNAV OSG
Powerboat P1 media,
Hannes Bohinc will return to the Powerboat P1 fold when he teams up again with Giancarlo Cangiano in the 10 SNAV OSG boat in Gothenburg next month.... [more]
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Humans 'damaging the oceans' - evidence mounts
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies,
Mounting evidence that human activity is changing the world's oceans in profound and damaging ways is outlined in a new scientific discussion paper released today.... [more]
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