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Farewell Shorty

An emotional day yesterday as the many friends, marine industry colleagues and family of Andrew ‘Shorty' Short were in Sydney for his farewell.
Andrew Short   Andrew Short Marine
Perfect sailing conditions yesterday and the Harbour City was the ideal backdrop for the solemn but celebratory occasion.

The turnout spoke volumes. My colleague, Bob Wonders was there and describes the career, achievements and tributes for this highly regarded marine industry businessman and much loved sailor and family man.

The Nowra facility of Azzura Marine has entered voluntary liquidation, succumbing to the pressure of the GFC, but there are plenty of newcomers, launches and innovation to report, plus a preliminary review of the 1st Asian Superyacht seminar last week in Singapore.

Jessica Watson departed Sydney in a flurry of media, setting sail to chase an elusive record . . . although pundits wonder where precisely it will be recorded, since the World Speed Sailing Record Council has discontinued the category of 'youngest' for any sailing feat. Check out Nancy Knudsen's take on the technicalities and challenges that lie ahead for the 16-year old.

As usual a veritable plethora of stories this week from all parts of the world.

Enjoy all the news this week. Please send me any leads you have and your own news.


Jeni Bone MarineBusiness-World.com



An Evolution in sails
Jeni Bone,
Four renowned sailmaking lofts in Australia and New Zealand have joined forces to form the global Evolution Sails group, now covering Singapore, Canada, the US, New Zealand and Australia.... [more]
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Sydney City Marine mega-lift appeals to superyachts
Jeni Bone,
Sydney City Marine is in the throes of welcoming what will be the largest lift on the east coast – the 800 tonne lift that has been especially designed to carry superyachts and massive charter vessels.... [more]
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CYCA turns on a ‘sailor's farewell'
Bob Wonders,
Hundreds pack the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia as it honours two of its esteemed members. With the club burgee at half-mast, members, friends, guests and ‘mates' turned up in numbers to honour the lost sailors, both of whom tragically died when ‘Shorty's' 24.0-metre maxi crashed into Flinders Islet, off Port Kembla, two weeks ago.... [more]
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Memorable service honours the late Andrew Short
Bob Wonders,
Huge turnout honours yachtsman, businessman Andrew Short. ‘Shorty', as he was known far and wide, tragically died, together with friend and crew mate Sally ‘Sal' Gordon, when his 45.0-metre maxi yacht ran aground on rocks off Port Kembla two weeks ago.... [more]
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Azzura Marine Nowra impacted by economic downturn
Azzura Marine Media,
Amidst the global economic downturn and its impact on the luxury yacht building industry, Australian yacht builder Azzura Marine, has undertaken a detailed review of its operations.... [more]
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Product Recall - Burke Marine Deluxe & Standard Bosun Chairs recalled
Burke Marine,
Burke Marine is conducting a voluntary product recall of their Deluxe and Standard Bosun Chairs that were purchased nationally after July 2007 that do not display either a production batch number or inspection label.... [more]
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Gold Coast Marine Centre welcomes new team
Imprint Media,
The Gold Coast Marine Centre at Coomera has announced two new appointments to its team. Tim Sayer has been appointed as General Manager and Grant McMahon has taken up the role of Yard Manager.... [more]
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Gold Coast marine companies supported for METS 2009
AIMEX,
The Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) has been working with the Gold Coast City Council in a drive to encourage Gold Coast marine industry exporters to have a presence at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS), the world's largest marine equipment and services trade show to be held in Amsterdam 17-19 November 2009.... [more]
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Australian marine companies in demand at IBEX
AIMEX,
Australian marine companies recently returned from exhibiting at IBEX in Miami and whilst there were some good successes in both contacts and sales from the show the general view is the current economic downturn is still having a strong effect on this economy. Exhibitor numbers appeared to be significantly down on 2008.... [more]
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Club Marine Mandurah Boat Show celebrates success
Premiere Events,
With its fresh layout and design, the 2009 Club Marine Mandurah Boat Show - held 9-11 October 2009 - was a big hit with boat enthusiasts and land lovers alike! Despite the threat of inclement weather late in the weekend, over 18,500 people attended this year's show with most dealers reporting huge interest, good sales figures and strong prospective buyer introductions.... [more]
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Enjoy an evening on board the replica of Cook's Endeavour
Shirani Aththas,
Enjoy an evening on board the replica of Cook's Endeavour - Step back in time for an 18th century tall ship adventure with the National Maritime Museum's Family Endeavour Adventure from 6 pm to 8 pm on Saturday 7 November.... [more]
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Singapore success for SYBA
Jeni Bone,
The 1st Asian Superyacht Conference was held last week, 13-15 October in Singapore, with the response from around the world being that the event was an excellent showcase of the region and likely to become an annual event.... [more]
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Andrew Short Marine set to expand
Andrew Short Marine,
The family and business associates of Andrew Short Marine have confirmed the company will continue to trade and in fact, has plans to expand.... [more]
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Maritimo rides wave of enthusiasm with Mandurah Show success
Denby Browning,
West Australian Maritimo Dealer Martin Box Marine is celebrating after the Mandurah Boat Show at the weekend. A new Aegean 50 Enclosed that was ordered for display sold during the show.... [more]
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MultiPanel launches into Hong Kong
AIMEX,
MultiPanel is extremely pleased to announce Todd Barr will be heading up MultiPanel Asia. A long time supporter and seller of high quality imported products to the Hong Kong region Todd is the prefect match to launch MultiPanel into this new and exciting market.... [more]
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iREV: a new way of getting around
Jeni Bone,
Motor boating, or barge partying, may take a whole new shape with the international launch of the donut boat. The circular boat, officially known as an Interactive Recreational Vessel (iREV), can seat up to 10 people and is powered by a small electric outboard motor.... [more]
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Auctions anticipate run on boats for Christmas
Jeni Bone,
Despite a fairly 'soft market', the sales team at Marine Auctions is confident the next auction, scheduled for 5 December, will attract a buying crowd, with great prices on a very broad range, from trailerable boats to a massive catamaran.... [more]
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Streaker Celebrates 10 Year Milestone
Bob Carter,
Prominent Melbourne marine retailer, Streaker Boats, is celebrating a ten year anniversary. It was in 1999 that the company relocated from a tiny retail shop in an industrial part of Bayswater to their current modern undercover, main road show room.... [more]
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Fort Lauderdale sparkles with hint of brighter times
Jeni Bone,
The 50th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is being heralded as 'a turning point' in the US boating market, with high hopes for consumer demand.... [more]
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New venue and dates for Emirates Boat Show International, Abu Dhabi
Jeni Bone,
The 2nd Emirates Boat Show International (EBSI) 2009 has a new venue and new dates, this year hosted by Knotika Holding at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), 8-12 December 2009.... [more]
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PredictWind.com is Forecasting High Wind's for Rolex Middle Sea Race
Nathan May,
PredictWind has generated a detailed Marine Forecast for the 2009 Rolex Middle Sea Race. With strong winds hitting the Northern and Western Coasts of Sicily it should make for some very interesting sailing.... [more]
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Yas Marina Abu Dhabi welcomes first vessel
Jeni Bone,
The Royal Yacht, MY Rabdan is the first vessel to drop anchor at Yas Marina in the heart of the Yas Marina Circuit which will host the inaugural Formula 1™ Eithad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, October 30 to November 1, 2009.... [more]
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IBEX winners announced
Jeni Bone,
The IBEX Innovation Award winners for 2009 were announced last week, honoring advancements in boat building materials, battery technology, systems monitoring and other product categories.... [more]
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Clipper: the name behind the brand
Denby Browning,
The name “clipper” conjures images of tall sailing ships of the 19th century streaming through the oceans of the world, racing from the far East to Europe with precious cargoes of tea and spices. The legendary Cutty Sark is perhaps the most famous of these ocean going vessels.... [more]
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Clipper launches the first of its new models DownUnder
Imprint Media,
With 25 years of heritage to build on, Clipper Motor Yachts has launched the first of its new Heritage 36 models in Australia.... [more]
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Vale Andrew Short
Lisa Ratcliff,
Andrew Short, 10 January 1961 – 10 October 2009 Andrew Short was born in Williamstown, Melbourne, on 10 January 1961, the third of four sons to Fred and Joan Short.... [more]
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