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Mustang expands, Port Phillip ready for summer, Riv rallies in PNG

This week, along with boat show news that includes hearty optimism from the organisers of the Nautic show in France, PIMEX forecasting record attendance and exhibitor numbers and a round up from AIMEX on the Aussies' performance at METS, we have more good news: Mustang Marine is adding to its range, top and bottom.

CEO, Chris Heaton explains the market forces that compelled the brand to add to its smaller model range and the opportunities that knocked, leading them to buy the Warren Yachts moulds to advance their surge into the big end of 70ft+ custom orders.

To inspire you in the lead up to the Christmas break, Ian Reynolds' trip to PNG will whet your appetite for protected, azure waters, incredible dive sites and great fishing, as well as insight into a unique culture that relies on visits from 'dim dim' as white fellas are known.

There are plenty of innovative products, marketing and business news, so keep up with the latest and visit often.

Look forward to hearing your news.


Jeni Bone, editor



Mustang weighs in to the 50ft+ segment
Jeni Bone,
Mustang has released concept imagery and plans for its first foray into the “big boat market” – specifically the 50ft+ and 70ft+ segments.... [more]
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Staying cool in the heat of the race
Tracey Porter,
Musto Australasia is of the belief nothing beats self-service when it comes to prolonging the life of your wet weather gear. With this in mind Musto has put together a few handy tips to help preserve the life of your favourite marine apparel before you take to the open seas this season.... [more]
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PIMEX just 6 weeks away
PIMEX,
PIMEX 2010 kicks off 7 January for three days and already, the show is attracting interested exhibitors and visitors.... [more]
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Mustang Marine increases production space to accommodate new models
Mustang Marine,
Mustang Marine is going from strength to strength with the announcement it is increasing its production facilities by over 20% with factory space at the Gold Coast Marine Centre. This significant expansion reflects not only the growth in sales but also the ongoing commitment to the Mustang brand.... [more]
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Paris Nautic Show the mark of changing tide
Media Services,
The Nautic Boat Show, which claims to be one of the largest shows in the world, will begin in Paris 5-13 December amid impressions that optimism has returned and consumers are in the market to buy boats.... [more]
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Sturrocks helps support junior sailing at MHYC
Tracey Porter,
Marine retail brand Sturrocks is showing its commitment to the future of the Australian sailing community by teaming up with the Middle Harbour Yacht Club (MHYC) for a unique initiative.... [more]
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MTU Detroit Diesel Australia extends Kohler range
MTU Detroit Diesel Australia,
- MTU Detroit Diesel Australia appointed the sole distributor of the full range of Kohler onboard marine generators. - Comprehensive sales, support and service for commercial and pleasure craft applications through 21 company owned branches and 28 existing Kohler resellers.... [more]
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Marina Industries to address nationwide issues in Perth
MIAA,
The Directors of the Marina Industries Association of Australia (MIAA) will assemble in Perth on 3-4 December to consider a range of national issues as well as meet with WA government officials dealing with the marina industry.... [more]
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Foundation 36 - Specifically designed for match racing
Event Media,
The concept for the Foundation 36 yacht, used in this week's Australia Cup, was developed by the Western Australian Yachting Foundation now trading as Swan River Sailing in conjunction with the boat builder Peter Milner Yachts and the designer Brett Bakewell-White.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup - Biggest Prize Money in Sailing!
Rurrum,
The Monsoon Cup 2009 has confirmed its position as the premier match racing event this year by offering the biggest prize purse in all sailing events worldwide.... [more]
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The Start Line from Hanse takes off!
Jeni Bone,
Despite the GFC, Windcraft has launched a promotion of the Hanse 320 – the smallest of the Hanse range of German yachts.... [more]
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Port Phillip channel project: ahead of time and under budget
Jeni Bone,
A controversial project to deepen Melbourne's shipping channels has been completed ahead of schedule and $200 million under budget.... [more]
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NZ Yachts in receivership, but still servicing refits
Jeni Bone,
New Zealand Yachts has gone into receivership, but will continue to trade, according to receiver and manager Paul Sills, of Auckland law firm Hornabrook Macdonald.... [more]
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BIA WA leads new boatie convoy for safety
BIA WA,
On the 21 and 22 November the Boating Industry Association of Western Australia (BIAWA) along with a number of government agencies including FESA, Water Police and Marine Safety completed another Rottnest Safety Convoy, designed to show new boaties how to get to Rottnest Island Safely and provide them with vital safety information on flares, pfd's, hypothermia, beach anchoring, tenders and much mo... [more]
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Queensland Gov commits $2.5m to Cairns marine industry
Jeni Bone,
The Queensland state government has promised a $2.5 million funding injection to help grow the Cairns marine industry, part of a jobs plan for the region.... [more]
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Lewmar launches revolutionary EVO winch
Lewmar Press,
It's been almost 20-years since Lewmar introduced its last, industry leading, winch range. Its much-anticipated new winch, the EVO, was unveiled to the trade at METS (Marine Equipment Trade Show) 2009. Built on its safe, reliable and easy to service winch platform, EVO features new styling, easier installation, new sizes and new finishes, all backed by an impressive 7-year warranty.... [more]
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Riviera's R Marine Perth Hosts Variety Splash
Stephen Milne,
Western Australia's sick and disadvantaged children will benefit from R Marine Perth's inaugural 2010 Variety Splash. R Marine Perth recently teamed up with Variety WA to host the fundraising cruise, which will be held from March 11-16.... [more]
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Riviera rallies to Papua New Guinea
Riviera Group,
The elder statesman of long range cruising and loyal Riviera owner, Ian Reynolds has returned from another incredible voyage, a month-long sojourn aboard ‘Investigator V' in Papua New Guinea.... [more]
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Puma Ocean Racing wins European Sponsorship Award
PUMA Ocean Racing Media,
Puma announce they have received the European Sponsorship Award for the best International Sponsor campaign for their effort during the Volvo Ocean Race. Puma was short-listed for two categories; business to consumer and international.... [more]
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Future of Superyachts Conference in Spain 2010
Quaynote,
5th Annual Future of Superyachts Conference is taking place on the 21st and 22nd June 2010 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.... [more]
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Affordable Class-D DSC Quality
Steven Cooke,
Icom Australia has just released a new entry-level marine VHF transceiver into the Australian market. The new transceiver, the IC-M411, completes Icom's range of marine communication products, with the company now having a marine product to suit the budget of any boating enthusiast.... [more]
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Beneteau First 35 wins Yacht of the Year Award
Lucy Hogan,
Beneteau Sydney is pleased to report that the new Beneteau First 35 has won the ‘Yacht of the Year' award from Voile Magazine. A panel of Voile Magazine journalists, a group of specialists in sailing, and a selection of Voile magazine readers noted that the main reason that the First 35 won the award was the fact that the boat achieved its primary design brief...... [more]
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Australian success at METS - the buzz is still there!
AIMEX,
Australia's marine industry was out in force at the 2009 Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) 17 – 19 November, the world's largest marine equipment show attracting visitors from more than 100 countries. A large contingent of Australian marine exporters exhibited in the Australian Pavilion with AIMEX, showcasing the latest Australian products and services.... [more]
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Victorian boating infrastructure improvements firmly on the agenda
Yachting Victoria Media and PR,
An improvement to Victoria's boating infrastructure was firmly on the agenda at the third biannual VECCI Victoria Summit held at Parliament House on Tuesday November 17... [more]
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Legislation changes aim to protect GBR and cut red tape
Office of the Minister for the Environment,
Environment Minister, Peter Garrett has announced that legislative changes that come into effect today 'will strengthen the long-term protection of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park while cutting red tape'.... [more]
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Green Zone fishers declared free today
Office of Senator Ron Boswell,
The Nationals' Senator Ron Boswell and Liberals Senator Ian Macdonald said that they were delighted that the long awaited amendment that sees criminal convictions for green zone fishermen regarded as ‘spent' is finally to be proclaimed today.... [more]
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The outboard debate: a matter of timing?
Jeni Bone,
There's friction again in the outboard industry, with comments from a representative of newly formed group AMEC sparking media and industry concern that “sensitive figures” could cause consumer confusion and harm outboard sales over summer.... [more]
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McNally new appointment for MerCruiser New Zealand
Mercury Marine,
Mark McNally has been appointed as MerCruiser's new Sales and Application Manager for New Zealand.... [more]
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National organisations team up for new power boat standard
NMSC,
The National Marine Safety Committee (NMSC), under successful arrangements with Standards Australia, has produced and published a new edition of the Australian Standard for the safety aspects of power boats.... [more]
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Garrett loses the confidence of Australian fishers and boaters
Dean Logan,
The Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett on Tuesday night lost in the Senate with a tied vote over a motion to disallow the declaration of the Coral Sea as a Conservation Zone. The vote was tied 31/31 with Independent Senator Nick Xenophon agreeing to a last minute Government deal as the ALP gagged debate.... [more]
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Improved boating infrastructure firmly on the agenda
Shoemark & King,
An improvement to Victoria's boating infrastructure was firmly on the agenda at the third biannual VECCI Victoria Summit held at Parliament House on Tuesday November 17.... [more]
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High tech engine range keeps Yamaha ahead of the competition
Yamaha Motors Australia,
Lighter, Faster, Stronger: These are the three words that are generating red hot excitement in the marine industry following the release of a new generation of Yamaha outboards. Dubbed “Game Changers” in the US market, these engines have been built using innovative new material and processes bringing a fresh approach to the design of this next generation of outboards. The game has been changed for... [more]
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Future of Superyachts Conference in Spain 2010
Quaynote,
5th Annual Future of Superyachts Conference is taking place on the 21st and 22nd June 2010 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.... [more]
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Muir exports winch equipment to the Middle East
Muir Engineering,
Muir Engineering Pty Ltd has exported the first of its new range of winch equipment to the Middle East – the largest components the company designs and manufactures.... [more]
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