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Cup records for Sail-world.com, Queens Wharf reports, future forecast

Did you follow the action and controversy of the 33rd America's Cup, held in the scenic wonderland of Valencia, Spain? Thanks to the dedication of the Sail-world.com team, in particular Richard Gladwell, record numbers of readers availed themselves of the up to the minute action, observations and interviews of this international event, which boasts the oldest trophy in international sport, predating the Modern Olympics by 45 years.

Big news is that the event is “coming home” to the US. The San Francisco-based Golden Gate Yacht Club is home to Larry Ellison's BMW Oracle team, which won the Cup by sailing its trimaran to its second consecutive victory over two-time defending champion Alinghi of Switzerland on Sunday. Club Nautico di Roma is the challenger of record for the 34th America's Cup.

In this week's batch of marine business news, we cover local uniform and sailing gear distributor, Forbes Clothing who can make anything to fit any deadline and budget, as well as the debate surrounding development of Auckland's Queens Wharf precinct, industry forecasts from Brunswick Corp and a clarification from Salthouse Boatbuilders in NZ concerning the receivership of a similarly named company, and their own prosperity.

Another busy week and more news on the horizon once the dust settles on the Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail Miami. Please visit regularly.


Jeni Bone, editor



Queens Wharf cruise and ‘party central' future
Media Services,
The much-debated cruise ship terminal at Auckland's Queens Wharf is the subject of two reports, each championing the opposite view point in terms of budget and size of such a project.... [more]
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Forbes Clothing caters to marine and beyond
Jeni Bone,
From rash tops and harnesses to corporate attire and heavy duty workwear, Forbes Clothing, based in Geelong, Victoria, is able to design or source the top quality item to suit your needs and budget.... [more]
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Record traffic for Sail-World.com
Brendan Maxwell - TetraMedia,
The largest sailing news network in the world, TetraMedia's Sail-World.com has just had is biggest traffic week in its decade long history.... [more]
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First Twin Yanmar ZT350 Drives fitted to Aussie Boat
Bob Carter,
The first pair of Yanmar's new ZT350 diesel sterndrives have been installed to an Australian built boat, the luxury Sea Quest 3600 Sports Bridge. According to John Young of Sea Quest the new model Yanmar ZT350 and Sea Quest 3600 are an ideal match. 'At Sea Quest we strive to deliver the most modern and intelligent technology in the engine room for our Sea Quest customers,' John said.... [more]
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Salthouse Boatbuilders prospering: clarification
Salthouse Boatbuilders Ltd,
Salthouse Boatbuilders Ltd, based in Greenhithe Auckland, have a long and established business history dating back 53 years. With the latest news that Salthouse Marine Ltd have gone into receivership, it is important to clarify the fact that these two companies are in no way affiliated or financially connected to each other.... [more]
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Enter the e-MarineWorld.com.au online competition now
Media Services,
Melbourne base online Chandlery e-MarineWorld.com.au is providing a wide range of marine industry products for online buyer.... [more]
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Whitianga Festival of Speed: We're going boat racing – you're invited
Sail-World,
New Zealands biggest boat racing event is continuing to gather momentum.. The Whitianga Festival of Speed will take place again on April 10 & 11, 2010 at Whitianga on New Zealand's Coromandel Peninsula.... [more]
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Fountaine Pajot catamarans first choice for America's Cup
Multihull Solutions,
Fountaine Pajot catamarans have again been chosen as official vessels for the America's Cup, proving their reputation for speed, comfort, offshore performance and minimal wake.... [more]
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Brunswick forecasts better times ahead
Media Services,
The worst is over for Brunswick Corp and the recreational marine industry. That was the message delivered to a group of financial analysts during a meeting at the Miami International Boat Show and broadcast over the Internet.... [more]
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New system allows commercial fishers to monitor impact
Media Services,
Commercial fishers in Queensland can now monitor their carbon emissions thanks to a new computer system.... [more]
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Inaugural Extreme Sailing Series Asia exceeds expectations
OC Events,
Six Extreme 40 catamarans, three countries, 24 sailors: all on a whistle-stop tour of Asia. The inaugural Extreme Sailing Series Asia finished on Friday 5 February with the 2009 European Champions Oman Sail Masirah being presented the new Series trophy by royalty in the Sultanate of Oman.... [more]
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Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy short listed for award
Cailah Leask,
The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) has been shortlisted for a prestigious 2010 Sport Industry Award.... [more]
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Kiwiprops - an innovative new propeller for sailing yachts
Kiwiprop media,
The Kiwiprop™ is a unique cost effective feathering propeller that eliminates gears, aligns the blades with the streamlines, not the shaft; minimises corrosion potential from the lightweight composite blades and offers users easy variable pitch adjustment... [more]
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Navico in strong position heading into 2010
Sandman PR,
Global marine electronics giant Navico is in a strong position heading into 2010, due in large part to considerable sales in key markets last year.... [more]
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Dutch clipper ship Stad Amsterdam exclusion zone for Sydney harbour
Neil Patchett,
“I'd remind boaters they must keep more than 200 metres ahead of the ship and more than 30 metres from the side and the stern, and keep a proper lookout for other traffic,” Mr McLeay said... [more]
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Websters Twinfisher offer new hull choices
Kelly Schofield,
The highly acclaimed range of Websters Twinfisher aluminium catamarans has become even more appealing. All Websters Twinfisher models from 4.3m to 5.2m can be now supplied in either the traditional pressed clinker configuration, or the more contemporary flat sided hull.... [more]
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How many carp is a tinny worth?
Sarah McGregor - NSW DPI,
Catch a carp at the third annual Namoi Carp Muster and go into the draw to win over $4,000 in prizes including a 10ft tinny and motor, kayak, fishing gear, fuel vouchers and much, much more! The weekend is also a fun way for the community to learn more about the impact of carp on native fish and how planting trees, removing willows and re-snagging the water could benefit native fish.... [more]
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Enter NOW to win a $1,000 PredictWind Professional subscription
Richard Gladwell,
Ten Sail-World readers will win a PredictWind Professional forecasting package for one year, valued at almost $1,000 per subscription. Enter NOW!! This Professional Package includes access to a unique set of tools allowing the user to predict weather conditions for use in club racing, major series or peace of mind while cruising... [more]
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Fairline appoints Florida dealership
Fairline Boats Limited,
UK luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Fairline Boats announced the appointment of Total Marine of Florida Inc to represent the brand in Florida. The company will trade as Fairline Fort Lauderdale and undertake sales and service activities of the previous dealer, Fairline Florida.... [more]
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NMMA calls for clarification from President Obama
NMMA,
In response to President Obama's speech last week in New Hampshire which associated purchasing a boat with irresponsible spending, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the recreational boating industry's largest trade group, has called on President Obama to clarify his remarks.... [more]
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New Zealand's Salthouse Marine Limited in receivership
Jeni Bone,
New Zealand motor yacht building company Salthouse Marine Limited is in receivership. Receiver John Price of HPL Partners was called in last Thursday by a private investor.... [more]
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Al McGlashan collects his Evolution Strikezone 600
AAP Medianet,
Aussie fishing personality Al McGlashan has jumped on board with Evolution Boats, taking ownership of his very own Evolution Strikezone 600.... [more]
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Surpassing success-Beneteau replaces the 40.7 with an absolute winner
John Curnow,
When two, virtually identical Beneteau First 40s took first and second overall in the last Rolex Sydney Hobart, it raised more than a few eyebrows. Two True from South Australia and Wicked, from Victoria, completed the 628 nautical mile classic in 3 days, 23 hours and some change. On corrected time, these two relatively new boats were a full two hours ahead of the next craft. Read on to see why it... [more]
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Romance your Valentine at Docklands, Melbourne
AAP/Greg Shoemark,
Not only can boaties luxuriate aboard their own boat, but there are still berths available for the Valentine's Day weekend for just $35 a night... [more]
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Undersea exploration with Branson's the Necker Nymph
Virgin Limited Edition,
Virgin Limited Edition enters the underwater world, welcoming Necker Nymph, a DeepFlight three-person aero submarine. Likened to an underwater aircraft, this open cockpit winged sub is the first of its kind to hit the market - would Sir Richard Branson want it any other way?... [more]
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The end of an era: Decommissioning the North American Loran-C
US Federal Register,
The Long Range Aids to Navigation (Loran-C) system was a valuable position and navigation system when it was established in 1957, but it is about to go into history, made redundant by the GPS system. The US Government, as part of an Obama economy package, has determined that it is not even needed as a back-up.... [more]
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Formula Cruisers aquire Eureka Game Boats
Troy Woods,
New Zealand based Formula Cruisers continue to expand their operation with the recent acquisition of Australian game boat builder Eureka Game Boats. Eureka were responsible for the design and manufacture of the Eureka 42, a purpose designed game boat, which will be rebranded as the ICON 42, and will be a welcome addition to Formula Cruisers current ICON range from 54 to 75 ft.... [more]
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America's Cup – Over it? But watching it!
Brendan Maxwell,
Last night in the Asia-Pacific, early morning in the America's and daytime in Europe and Africa, was the scheduled start for the 2010 America's Cup. Once upon a time, this was the stuff of sailing magazines, but not any more. The web went into meltdown, with the official America's Cup site amongst those that fell over.... [more]
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Riviera expands its United States, West Coast dealer network
Stephen Milne,
Riviera and Emerald Pacific Yachts have joined forces to service the entire US West Coast from Alaska in the north to more than 2,500 nautical miles south to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico.... [more]
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Marina Industry Assoc of Australia looks ahead for 2010
Jeni Bone,
The Marina Industries Association of Australia (MIAA) is preparing for its first Board Meeting of 2010, to be hosted by the BIA NSW offices in Crows Nest Sydney, 25 February. Executive Officer, Colin Bransgrove is looking forward to a raft of initiatives and programs that will be implemented over the year, benefiting members and the boating community... [more]
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China Maritime ignites Hong Kong
Jeni Bone,
Following its previous highly successful stagings in 2006 and 2008, China Maritime returns to Hong Kong for a third time from 16 – 18 March 2010.... [more]
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