Safety in the spotlight, Simrad cashback, AIMEX takes up SYBA ops
This week, the news has been filled with ghastly tragedies on waterways in Australia and the US.
In the US, fourth of July celebrations bring people on to the water in droves. Add to that the festive spirit and family days out too often end in tragedy. The latest, the death of a 30-year old man who just days before had been celebrating his engagement. While boating with his fiance near the Statue of Liberty, his 17ft boat was hit by a larger boat, that was allegedly piloted by a drunk skipper.
Then on one of Queensland's busiest waterways, the Gold Coast Broadwater, a woman had her leg severed, also by a skipper under the influence. Boating accidents and fatalities are not great promotions for the marine lifestyle.
Around the world, marine safety authorities urge boaters to observe the rules and stay under the limit.
This is why the issues of safety are paramount to our industry. Western Australia is getting ready to welcome visiting speakers and delegates from overseas and around Australia to the national Marine Safety Conference in Perth, 22 to 24 August.
Among the 35 experts to speak at the conference are US Coast Guard's Boating Manager, Jeff Hoedt and ABC Television's ‘New Inventor of the Year 2009' for his new safety propeller design, Colin Chamberlain. The full program and information on how to attend can be found at www.nmsc.gov.au
Also this week, the announcement that two Australian marine organisations have joined forces, with AIMEX (Australian International Marine Export group), the peak body for Australian marine exporters, to take over the day to day operations of Super Yacht Base Australia (SYBA) the peak body for the Australian superyacht sector.
Monaco Yacht Show will be the first show of strength for this united Australian team, confident of waving the flag for Australia as a destination and its manufacturers.
We have a few stories coming to light later this week, including a very special, but as yet unrevealed event AND some new opportunities for advertisers. Please pop in again and enjoy all the latest global marine industry news and views.
Jeni Bone, editor
Western Australia welcomes major marine safety conference NMSC, Western Australia is getting ready to welcome visiting speakers and delegates from overseas and around Australia to the National Marine Safety Conference being held at the Burswood Entertainment Complex in Perth from 22 to 24 August.... [more] Share this story
New name for superyacht specialists Jeni Bone, Superyacht Onboard Hospitality Training has married up both aspects of Recruitment and Training and has rebranded under the name Australian Superyacht Crew Recruitment and Training.... [more] Share this story
The Grand Pavois International In-water Boat Show Association Grand Pavois, The Grand Pavois International In-water Boat Show will be held 15-20 September 2010 at the Port des Minimes in La Rochelle. 850 exhibitors are expected on 100,000m² of exhibition. 300 boats will be exhibited afloat over 700 presentations at the show.... [more] Share this story
Broadband Radar Cashback! Simrad, There's never been a better time to add a Broadband Radar to your Simrad package!... [more] Share this story
Big names get onboard for the ultimate outdoor lifestyle show Roadshow Adventures, Outdoor enthusiasts in Adelaide are being given even more reason to get excited about the upcoming SA Boat & Fishing Show and 4WD Adventure Show with most of the leading brands in the industry confirming they will be part of the Show.... [more] Share this story
Charges highlight drink driving dangers Media Services, A 37-year-old man was charged with drink-driving yesterday after a boating accident on the Gold Coast. A 43-year-old woman suffered extensive leg injuries when she fell off a jet ski and was hit by a cruiser on the Southport Broadwater on Sunday afternoon.... [more] Share this story
Boating Central - one year old and growing strong Jeni Bone, In just one year, Boating Central has acquired 800+ and rising people on its database and customers all over Australia, with more than 6000 products online offering convenience, quality and good value.... [more] Share this story
SKIPPER! Visibility's poor, can you plot us a course home from here? Coastguard Boating Education ., If you're an experienced skipper you'll appreciate the value of knowledge at sea, especially when situations change. On Coastguard Boating Education's Boatmaster course you'll develop skills for sail navigation by day or night, strengthen your knowledge on dealing with emergencies, boat handling, and the rules and regulations. This comprehensive 30 hour course is also very flexible,... [more] Share this story
Marine industry peak due in 2014 Media Services, In a recent research report, Analyst Tim Conder of Wells Fargo predicts a best-case scenario of peak cyclical marine industry retail demand is now in 2014/2015.... [more] Share this story
Archambault to a Tee Mark Rothfield, If you thought the Archambault A40rc was good when it won the 2009 Audi Australian IRC Championship, wait until you see the new 'turbo-charged' version that the French builder is now offering.... [more] Share this story
Multipanel takes home two Awards Multipanel, Multipanel has continued on its winning way by taking out two prestigious BIA awards at a recent ceremony held at Crown, Melbourne. Simply honored to be nominated in three separate categories, the team at MultiPanel was blown away when announced as the winners of not one but two awards: Marine Exporter of the Year and Marine Manufacturer for marine related product.... [more] Share this story
SYBA and AIMEX sign landmark agreement AIMEX, Two key marine industry organizations have signalled a positive move forward for the Australian marine industry by signing a landmark agreement to work closer together.... [more] Share this story
Telwater buys competitor Ally Craft Jeni Bone, Telwater has acquired the Ally Craft brand, including trademarks and equipment. According to correspondence sent to dealers from general manager, Tim Atkins, Telwater 'has no plans to produce Ally Craft boats in the immediate future'.... [more] Share this story
Sydney City Marine - On time and on budget Jody O'Brien, Commercial operators in the boating industry are acutely aware of the impact of having their vessels out of the water for repair or maintenance work. The team at Sydney City Marine is well aware of this too, and their attention to timing and budget is earning them a growing fleet of very satisfied customers.... [more] Share this story
Free berthing offer at Sydney City Marine Jody O'Brien, There is free berthing on offer for boats of all sizes at Sydney City Marine from now until the end of September when you purchase and install any new electrical systems with Sydney City Marine Electrical. Whether it takes two hours, two days or two weeks, while your boat is at Sydney City Marine having a new electrical system installed, the berthing is free.... [more] Share this story
Clipper expands to Victorian with Jacksons Marine Imprint Media, Renowned Melbourne marine dealership Jacksons Marine, based in Sandringham has joined the network of Clipper Motor Yachts agents in Australia.... [more] Share this story
Seawind Whitsunday Rally results in smiles all round Seawind Catamarans, Seawind Whitsunday Rally 2010. Wrapping up a solid week of cruising last Friday night was the salt encrusted sailors from the Seawind Whitsunday Rally 2010. 19 boats carrying over 80 people cruised in unison amongst the Whitsunday Islands over the 6 day event designed exclusively for members of the Seawind Cruising Club that conducts events all over the globe.... [more] Share this story
Melbourne to Vanuatu - Signed. Sealed. Delivered. It's Theirs! John Curnow, Now there are literally hundreds of people to thank when you have a project as significant as the Humanitarian Aid project attached to the 2010 Melbourne to Vanuatu yacht race. So let's start by thanking anyone who came anywhere near Robyn Brooke's ‘baby'. Thank you, everyone.... [more] Share this story
Spinlock launches the Zero Daniel Johnston, Spinlock UK have just released the new ZERO floatation vest. The new standard in floatation vests has already had a positive reception in Europe with many dealers pre-selling the new model prior to the release date. Targeted at the sports boat market the ZERO offers all the benefits of a deck vest with the fit and performance of much bulkier jackets.... [more] Share this story
Sailing to the Shifts - Is new technology the way forward? Daniel Johnston, If you race dinghies you know that you need to react to even the smallest wind shifts, and the micro compass gives you all the data you need by incorporating a compass, tactical scale and race timer. A micro compass gives you a massive racing advantage over competitors using glass ball compasses. It is also lighter, easier to read, more reliable and infinitely more precise.... [more] Share this story
Mallory Marine announces new bellows program All Marine Spares, Mallory Marine officially announced the completion of a two year R&D project centered around the development of all new tooling and proprietary rubber compounds to improve the performance and durability of their existing replacement bellows for Mercruiser, OMC, and Volvo Penta applications.... [more] Share this story
Sea mullet's age-old beach fishery still going strong DEEDI, Along the coast, from the Queensland/NSW state border and up to Fraser Island, sea mullet are currently travelling hundreds of kilometres on a breeding migration.... [more] Share this story
Ray White Marine Auctions to launch 18 July Jeni Bone, The first Ray White Marine Auction is scheduled for 18 July at 11am at Marina Oceanus (Marina Mirage), and following strong local response, organisers are confident of a great start to this revolutionary concept in boat sales.... [more] Share this story
Seattle skimmers just the order for mopping up Gulf spill Media Services, The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has created a critical need for boats that can aid the cleanup. It's brought a rush of new orders to Kvichak Marine Industries, building 30-foot skimmers that can operate in 15 feet of water or less.... [more] Share this story
BP sued for endangered animal deaths Jeni Bone, Animal welfare groups will sue BP for the impact of its 'controlled burning' around the oil spill, which is killing endangered sea turtles. The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), Centre for Biological Diversity, Turtle Island Restoration Network and Animal Legal Defence Fund have petitioned the US court to stop such 'controlled burns' on the Gulf of Mexico spill.... [more] Share this story
IBEX Awards open for entries NMMA, The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced today entries are being accepted for the 2010 International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) Innovation Awards, one of the marine industry's most prestigious honors. The Awards presentation takes place during the show's annual Industry Awards Breakfast on Tuesday, September 28 from 7.30-9.30 am.... [more] Share this story
IBEX on track for a three productive, industry days IBEX, IBEX 2010 will be held this year September 28 to 30, which according to organisers, will be 'three of the most productive days of the year', complete with technical seminars and hands-on workshops, plus the newest OEM and aftermarket products.... [more] Share this story
Get outdoors with Honda! Sandman PR, Retail customers who purchase a Honda four-stroke EFI outboard from 1 July through to 31 August 2010 will receive their choice of an outdoor adventure package valued at up to $900, along with a bonus offer of $350 free fuel. This exclusive Honda offer is aimed at complementing the personal interests of Honda Marine customers – from mountain biking to hiking, and everything in between... [more] Share this story
Another win for the Beneteau First 35 - RORC IRC National Championship Florian Coroller, Another win for the Beneteau First 35 in the 2010 RORC IRC National Championship. Chris and Hannah Neve's Beneteau First 35, No Chance, has had a cracking championship and blew the opposition away. Eight legs in three days have seen victory and title for 'No Chance' in their class.... [more] Share this story
Big BRIG to launch at Sydney Boat Show Harbourside Media, Boating enthusiasts will be watching the Sydney International Boat Show in 2010 with the worldwide launch of the new Eagle 780, the largest Brig inflatable boat ever built. Brig has been two years developing the Eagle 780 and the company isn't taking this global launch lightly, flying in four heavyweights from Europe especially for the occasion.... [more] Share this story
Save Our Seas Australia campaigner Ian Thomson to tour yacht clubs Media Services, Having smashed the record for the fastest solo circumnavigation of Australia by 26 days, Ian Thomson, skipper of Save Our Seas Ocean Racing, is embarking on a tour of Australian Yacht Clubs from September to December. After his local regattas at Meridien Marinas Abel Point Race Week and Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Ian will head off on a tour to promote his no plastic bag campaign.... [more] Share this story
PIMEX seeks exhibitor interest Informa Group, The Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) takes place at the 80-berth yacht basin at the Royal Phuket Marina each January. PIMEX is a marine showcase that boasts a mixture of superb luxury yachts, charter boats and the latest marine equipment. Now in its eighth year, the international waterside boat show is the biggest 'on water boat show' in Asia. The next instalment is set to welcome visitors J... [more] Share this story
Barz Optics' record sales fuelled by show circuit Jeni Bone, The decision to hold two stands at the Sanctuary Cove boat show this year paid off for Kevin Barr from Barz Optics, who reports record sales of his unique eye protection range at the event and a couple of new retailers.... [more] Share this story
Whale watching tourism a solution for whales and fishers Jeni Bone, New research into the whale-watching industry shows the prehistoric mammals are worth many times more alive and well than served on a plate.... [more] Share this story
Riviera Exits Administration Stephen Milne, Riviera has received written notification on Friday June 25, 2010 from the company's Deed Administrators that the Deed of Company Arrangement (DOCA) established in conjunction with Riviera's creditors on January 22 this year has now been completed and thus Riviera has now officially exited from Administration.... [more] Share this story
AMIF looks forward to a new era of consensus Jeni Bone, The AMIF is alive and well, says its President since November, Gordon Howlett. 'We have been working and doing things, but without the staff to do it. Each state has been taking care of a different aspect.'... [more] Share this story
Xiamen yachts sales boom in first half of 2010 What's On Xiamen, Xiamen's Wuyuan Bay International Yachts Exhibition & Trade Centre has sold 21 yachts in the first half of this year, with the total value exceeding 200 million yuan, according to the Centre. The Centre was officially launched at the opening ceremony of the 2009 Xiamen International Yachts Show.... [more] Share this story
Clipper announces C Safe on-water assistance Imprint Media, Clipper Yachts Australia has announced a new support program for Clipper owners.... [more] Share this story
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