2000km in a TINNIE!!, Warning on Grey Imports, Demo day,

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  27 May 2010
 
 


Editorial

Well, that was the week, that was.

As I'm sure you can all imagine, the Powerboat-World team was flat out like the proverbial lizard drinking with the 22nd staging of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.

However, we've all survived and now we're looking forward to the Sydney International Boat Show (July 29-August 2).

For Sydneysiders, don't forget the Family Boats demonstration day on the Parramatta River come Sunday, with the opportunity to try hands on with the latest Traveller models from the Haines Group.

A warning today about Outboard Engine 'grey imports'.

Meanwhile, read on, all the news here for you to digest; to catch up with what's going on in the United States following that nasty economic fall from grace, don't miss my interview with Brunswick chairman and CEO Dustan ‘Dusty' McCoy.

Plenty of news, too, from the Sanctuary Cove show with major exhibitors such as Riviera, Maritimo and prominent brokerage Ensign Ship Brokers all reporting a positive outlook.

On the offshore racing front, we can report that the Australian Offshore Superboat Championships is to utilise a two-race format for its next two meetings in Mackay and Townsville, while in the UK the championships are headed for another round.

Finally, on a sad note for those of us in the boating industry, we bid a fond farewell (as general manager) to the Sanctuary Cove's likeable and highly efficient Barry Jenkins.

As the show's guiding hand and in his roles with the boating industry association at both State and Federal levels, Barry Jenkins made a valuable contribution.

We wish him well, very well, in fact.

Read on and stick with us for all the powerboat news that matters.


Bob Wonders



2,000km in an open boat for leukaemia research
Imprint Media,
Gold Coast boating enthusiast John Fels is on a quest – an epic ocean voyage of more than 2,000 kilometres in a four-metre open boat to raise funds for leukaemia research.... [more]
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Family Boats ‘demo day' to introduce new models
Bob Wonders,
Parramatta River to play host to latest models from the Haines Group. Prospective boat buyers will be among the first to see new models from the Haines Queensland plant, the TS 185 and the TB 172, the latest release in the popular bowrider design.... [more]
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Buyers beware - 'grey” imports say Outboard Motors distributors
OEDA,
Australia's boat owners are being warned of the potential safety and financial risks attached to “grey” (or parallel) imports. The Outboard Engine Distributors Association (OEDA) has expressed concern about the increasing number of outboard engines that are being imported into Australia outside the outboard manufacturer's authorised dealer networks – leaving buyers exposed.... [more]
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Major boost for underwater safety in Queensland
Australian Underwater Federation,
The Australian Underwater Federation (AUF) is responsible for 'Bringing sport, conservation and awareness to the underwater world'... [more]
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RYA Powerboat Circuit Nationals - Round two racers prepare for battle
Emma Slater / RYA,
This weekend (29-30 May) sees the RYA Powerboat Circuit Racers head to Carr Mill, in St Helens as the Lancashire Powerboat Racing Club hosts round two of the RYA National Championship.... [more]
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Mustang Marine administrators offer 3c in the dollar
Media Services,
Unsecured creditors of Mustang Marine have voted to accept as little as 3c in the dollar for the millions they are owed by the failed boat manufacturer, now in administration, but at least one creditor called for liquidation of the group.... [more]
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Australian Offshore Superboat Championships -Two race format
Bob Wonders,
Reliable equipment the key to success in new format for offshore races. Bill Barry-Cotter, owner of the powerful two-boat Maritimo team, has described the two race format as 'wonderful.'... [more]
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Search for Missing sailor continues - Found him!!
www.sail-world.com,
Police resumed the search this morning for a sailor who has vanished on a solo trip between Port Stephens and Newcastle. A giant air and sea search yesterday failed to find any trace of the sailor and despite hundreds of moorings being checked at Port Stephens and Lake Macquarie and a search along the Hunter River, there remained no sign of the man last night.... [more]
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Riviera surpasses expectations at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show
Riviera,
It was a triumphant return to the 22nd Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show for Riviera, Australia's most awarded pleasure boat builder, with 19 new boats sold over the four day event, including the sale of nine new 43 Open Flybridges.... [more]
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Research improves understanding of threats to Antarctic wildlife
Office of The Hon Peter Garrett MP,
Environment Protection Minister, Peter Garrett, launched the book ‘Health of Antarctic Wildlife: A challenge for Science and Policy' at Taronga Park Zoo in Sydney on May 20th. Edited by Australian Antarctic Division scientists Dr Martin Riddle and Dr Knowles Kerry, the book represents over a decade of work by 28 contributors, and provides a broad assessment of disease and other threats to the heal... [more]
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Family Boats ‘demo day' to introduce new models
Bob Wonders,
Parramatta River to play host to latest models from the Haines Group. Prospective boat buyers will be among the first to see new models from the Haines Queensland plant, the TS 185 and the TB 172, the latest release in the popular bowrider design.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove Show - latest results news- attendances
Kate Duryea,
The 22nd Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show continued to draw accolades in the 48 hours after the event's closure. Attendances were up on 2009 but the Friday rainfall did depress overall figures.... [more]
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The real McCoy – ‘Dusty' lays it on the line
Bob Wonders,
Brunswick Corporation's CEO in fourth Australian visit. I was privileged to catch up with ‘Dusty', as he prefers to be known, when John Temple, director and general manager, Brunswick Asia-Pacific, hosted a cocktail party for a select group of dealers during the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.... [more]
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Rye family gets suspended jail sentences for abalone theft
Vic Department of Primary Industries,
Three members of a Rye family were convicted in the Frankston Magistrate's Court last week (May 20) for taking and trafficking abalone.... [more]
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UKFFORC Powerboat Championship Second Round Roundup
RYA,
Round 2 of the UK Formula Future Offshore Race Club National series took place on the weekend of 15th-16th May 2010... [more]
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Barry Jenkins swaps Sanctuary Cove for 'blue horizons' in Asia
Jeni Bone,
It's official! Barry Jenkins has stepped down from his role as General Manager of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, replaced by Christopher Murray who worked alongside the industry dynamo this year for one week before the event, but has experienced plenty of shows over his career.... [more]
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Win an Opti for the Kids and One for the Club
Sail-World.com & Powerboat-world.com,
Sail-World.com is proud to announce that in conjunction with Steven Bond's OziOpti - you can now Win an Opti for the Kids and One for the Club!!... [more]
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Exhibitors confirm significant sales at 2010 Sanctuary Cove Show
Kate Duryea,
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show exhibitors confirmed strong sales at the close of the four-day event this afternoon.... [more]
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Yachting to meet power boating in a dramatic new Regatta concept

The Auckland to Denerau Fiji Yacht race was an opportune time to reveal plans for another major regatta to be held in March 2011. Marsden Cove near the entrance to Whangarei Harbour will be the venue for a totally new boat racing extravaganza. The event will include yacht and offshore power boat races all rolled into one big marine festival.... [more]
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Raymarine previews glass bridge monitors at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show
Raymarine,
Combining the latest advanced technology in an ultra-stylish, edge-to-edge black glass screen, Raymarine's new glass bridge systems are aimed at meeting the highly demanding operational and interior design requirements for vessels over 40 feet.... [more]
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Change and consolidation for Navico: CEO Leif Ottosson explains
Jeni Bone,
The stand occupied by Navico at Sanctuary Cove is different this year. Same central location in Pavilion A, same size, some of the same faces, but the brands have been reduced to three – SIMRAD, Lowrance and B&G – and the focus is sharper. The mood though, is as buoyant as ever.... [more]
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Funding boost to improve the resilience of the Great Barrier Reef
Office of The Hon Peter Garrett MP,
Townsville's Reef HQ Aquarium is set to benefit from a $4 million funding injection. Reef HQ Aquarium has been the National Education Centre for the Great Barrier Reef for over 20 years and we want to see it continue this vital role for many years to come' said Environment Protection Minister Peter Garrett.... [more]
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Family Boats ‘demo day' to introduce new models
Bob Wonders,
Parramatta River to play host to latest models from the Haines Group. Prospective boat buyers will be among the first to see new models from the Haines Queensland plant, the TS 185 and the TB 172, the latest release in the popular bowrider design.... [more]
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WHOI Study calculates volume and depth of the World's Oceans
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,
How deep is the ocean? Thanks to new work headed by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), they are closing in on the other half of that age-old query. They're also tackling an even more intriguing—if less romantic—question: What is the volume of the Earth's oceans?... [more]
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The Deepwater Explorer oil spill in the Gulf
BoatUS,
The Deepwater Explorer oil spill in the Gulf has many Americans concerned. To help see first-hand what the ongoing spill means to recreational boaters and anglers, we recently sent the BoatUS Foundation's Chris Edmonston to the 'front lines' in Louisiana to investigate.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show images
Sail-World.com,
The 2010 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show opened this morning - a great day to enjoy the many exhibits on display.... [more]
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Safe boating on show at Sanctuary Cove
NSW Maritime,
Boating regulations in NSW are the focus of NSW Maritime's stand at the 2010 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, NSW Maritime North Coast Regional Manager James Green said.... [more]
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Good start for 2010 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
Kate Duryea,
Bright sunshine and a gentle breeze for the first morning of the 2010 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show which opened this morning. Visitors can view boats and marine displays from 424 exhibitors. It is the third highest exhibitor tally in the Show's 22-year history. The four-day event, from today through to Sunday, May 23, is staged at Sanctuary Cove in the northern area of Queensland's... [more]
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Enter NOW to win a 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!! COMPETITION CLOSES SOON!! There are ten annual subscriptions of the just released new version of PredictWind's Professional Forecast Package top be won in Sail-World's competition.... [more]
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PWA Ulsan World Cup, Korea Day 5 - Costly mistakes and upsets
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
2010 PWA Ulsan World Cup, Korea – Day 5 report. Shocking mistakes and premature starts, all contributed towards a day of upsets, and realignment on the results sheet. The women's fleet sailed in a split heat format today to enable the top eight to rise to the top and battle it out in an all action final. Eight women managed to qualify, but only five actually sailed it!... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove Boat Show - Veteran Sailor shares his experience
Stephen Milne,
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show will this year have a special guest of honour, the event will be held from May 20-23. Veteran blue water sailor and Melbourne businessman, Ian Reynolds will be at the Riviera display with his 56 Enclosed Flybridge, Investigator V, the vessel he used to circumnavigate Australia.... [more]
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Marine Industry Luncheon another success for Southport Yacht Club
Bob Wonders,
Earlier this week I attended the third annual Marine Industry Luncheon at the Southport Yacht Club, here on the Queensland Gold Coast, and was privileged to hear one of the best guest speakers I've experienced for some time.... [more]
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Fausto Ferraccioli awarded Polar Medal for dedication to science
BAS Press Office,
Dr Fausto Ferraccioli, Geophysicist at British Antarctic Survey, has been presented with a Polar Medal by HRH Prince Philip for his continued dedication to science in the Polar Regions.... [more]
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Maritimo reveals its plans for Mustang
Bob Wonders,
Following on from the announcement that luxury boat builder Maritimo has purchased the assets of Mustang Marine, the company has revealed its plans for the brand.... [more]
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