Sydney boat show talent, survey says things looking up, Bye Bye Barry

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 13 Jul 2010
 


Sydney boat show talent, survey says things looking up, Bye Bye Barry

The Sydney International Boat Show is literally around the corner, with the BIA NSW incorporating a host of activities, attractions and appearances to ensure the event appeals to industry and consumers alike. The industry breakfast, a traditional show opener, will feature teen sailor Jessica Watson. So get your tickets early to secure your spot at this great industry gathering.

Over the next three weeks, we will profile the many launches, special guests and entertainment that will be on show making SIBS the country's premier boating event.

Adelaide is gearing up for the 2010 show this week, and the call is out for shows around the world, from Newport (Sept 16 - 19) and Fort Lauderdale (Oct 28 - Nov 1) in the US, to the superyacht shows of Cannes and Monaco.

Also this week, news of Yachting NSW's radical restructuring, with an amalgamation of offices with Yachting Australia, as well as a look at the boats up for auction at Ray White Marine's first event, to be held this Sunday at Marina Oceanus, Marina Mirage on Queensland's Gold Coast. It's an industry first, with the involvement of a major Real Estate company and boats have been brought in from around the country for the occasion.

The Internet and particularly facilities like Skype's Voice over Internet and Screen share screen means the marine industry and consumers can buy from anywhere.

This week our Sail-World USA Editor David Schmidt shows us how a Peruvian sailing champion Juan Mauri is busy carving out a world-wide chandlery business from Texas, using all the online tools available. Yes that is more competition for Asia-Pacific chandleries but it shows local business what THEY can be doing on the world stage too.

We have positive news from Melbourne, strong sales and excellent leads, as well as an official report from the British Marine Federation that would indicate that a recovery is underway. The bi-annual survey of BMF members shows that confidence amongst businesses has increased since the last survey was published in November 2009 and turnover is now showing a positive net balance for the first time in 18 months.

From Sanctuary Cove, words and images to mark the end of an era - Barry Jenkins, known around the globe as the 'showman' of boat shows, in particular, the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show he headed up for 22 years has left our shores to meditate on a mountain for a while, before settling in China. No doubt we will all still see Barry around the traps, but his absence will be felt keenly. Thanks to Sanctuary Cove for hosting Barry's swell do last Thursday.

There's plenty of news from around the region, updated daily, so visit regularly.

Have a great week!


Jeni Bone, editor



Yachting NSW restructures towards new national model
Jeni Bone,
Yachting NSW has issued a statement to the state's affiliated member clubs with a message from the president, Geoff Davidson, that signals a total restructuring of the organisation – to be amalgamated into Yachting Australia offices – but also heralds a new national system to be revealed in the next 12 months.... [more]
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Mauri Pro Sailing - The multi lingual online chandlery
David Schmidt,
Sourcing the right gear for your team and your boat can be tricky business. Proper experience can dictate the difference between an excellent choice and a poor finish on a racecourse or a lackluster cruising experience. Therefore, choosing the right chandlery quickly becomes as important as the equipment itself.... [more]
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YOTI and Windcraft celebrate partnership
Tim Vine,
Over 90 loyal YOTI and Windcraft clients and friends braved a cold and wet July night to celebrate the Office Launch and the new joint venture between the companies on The Spit at Mosman.... [more]
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Barry Jenkins: the showman departs the local marine scene
Jeni Bone,
The final curtain has not fallen on the Sanctuary Cove stalwart – 22 boat shows under his belt – and all rounder in the Australian marine industry, but last night, some of Barry Jenkins' closest colleagues and friends joined him for a toast and a tinkle on the ivories, before he departs for Asia and new marine horizons.... [more]
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PC-based FMCW radar for diverse applications
Sandman PR,
Simrad has launched its BR24PC Software Development Kit (SDK) for military, commercial, surveillance and marine applications. The new BR24PC SDK gives OEM developers the ability to integrate the award-winning Simrad Broadband Radar with a range of on-land and marine applications, and to receive and manipulate Broadband Radar data on a PC Windows platform, without the need of a Simrad display.... [more]
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Adelaide Boat Show begins Thursday
BIA SA,
Thousands of boating enthusiasts will converge at the Adelaide Convention Centre to experience the newest and greatest in marine equipment from Thursday 15 July until Sunday 18 July for the 2010 Adelaide Boat Show.... [more]
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Ray White Marine Auctions begin Sunday at Marina Oceanus, Gold Coast
Jeni Bone,
Ray White Marine Auctions – a joint venture between Ray White Surfers Paradise and the owners of Marina Oceanus at Marina Mirage – are counting down ‘til the first of their regular auctions, starting this Sunday at the iconic waterfront venue.... [more]
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Get your tickets to the Sydney Boat Show breakfast
BIA NSW,
The traditional boat show opener, the industry breakfast, will this year be held Friday 30 July 7.15am for a 7.30am start, until 9.30am, featuring special guest, Jessica Watson.... [more]
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Jessica Watson to appear at 2010 Sydney International Boat Show
BIA NSW,
Australian teenager and inspiration to many, 17-year-old sailor, Jessica Watson is officially confirmed to be a special guest speaker at this year's Sydney International Boat Show.... [more]
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Ullman Sails - Sam Haines and Mark Rimington joining forces
Ullman Sails,
Prominent sailmaker Mark Rimington has joined Sam Haines' fast-growing Ullman Sails team in Melbourne, Australia.... [more]
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Riviera welcomes new dealer in Turkey
Stephen Milne,
Riviera, Australia's most awarded pleasure boat builder continues to expand its dealer network with the appointment of IVI Yacht in Istanbul, Turkey. IVI Yacht is operated and managed by a team of professionals whose expertise in the yachting industry is second to none.... [more]
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Newport International Boat Show - 40th Anniversary
Carol Dietz,
Newport International boat show is celebrating its 40th Anniversary, the show is one of the four largest in-water boat shows in the country and features both power and sail boats displayed over 13 acres along America's Cup Avenue, September 16-19, 2010.... [more]
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British marine industry shows signs of recovery
Media Services,
The marine industry is making a slow, but steady recovery from the recession, according to the latest trends survey from the British Marine Federation.... [more]
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Study shows happiness is only remotely aligned to prosperity
Jeni Bone,
When it comes to happiness, we all know boaties are among the highest rating. But the latest international survey shows that we are all comparing ourselves with the Joneses, as well as the Wongs and the Kumars.... [more]
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Fishing fines aren't fun
DEEDI,
Fishing should be about fun not about fines so to avoid getting caught out recreational fishers need to know and adhere to Queensland's fishing regulations.... [more]
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51st annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show gears up
Pierson Grant Public Relations,
Hundreds of thousands of boating enthusiasts and marine industry professionals worldwide will come together October 28 through November 1, 2010 in Fort Lauderdale for the 51st annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the largest in-water boat show in the world.... [more]
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Elan's Impression 444 - Refined elegance
Gael Moldan,
Elan's new cruising model, the Impression 444 is a robust fast cruising yacht design that speaks refined elegance . The new model offers the pleasures of deluxe cruising and entertaining for family and friends whether it be day sailing, extended cruising - coastal or offshore - in true comfort and quality assurance.... [more]
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Pegiva Boats partner with FinScan on Safe engine starting technology
FinScan Marketing,
Marine biometrics manufacturer, FinScan, announced today an OEM partnership with Pegiva boats, a specialist boutique boat building company based on the Gold Coast in Australia.... [more]
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Melbourne Boat Show barometer of better times ahead
BIA VIC,
The 50th Annual BIA Melbourne Boat Show sold up a storm, with a major boost in attendance and strong sales of everything from charts to half million dollar cruisers.... [more]
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Marine Industry Opportunity with Burke Marine
Media Services,
Burke Marine has now been employing a team of people for nearly 40 years and are proud to say that many staff have been with them for literally decades. Priding themselves on good working marine and sailing knowledge, Burke are looking for a new person to join the force and contribute the next stage of knowledge and service to the company.... [more]
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Gold Coast Waterways Authority revived
Media Services,
Queensland's marine industry and the State Government are days away from striking a deal that will revive the concept of the Gold Coast Waterway Authority with a focus to managing the Gold Coast Broadwater.... [more]
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Guest speaker list continues to expand for SIBS
Bob Wonders,
Surely you know by now that SIBS means the Sydney International Boat Show, largest recreational boating exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere and the show that many industry leaders have dubbed 'The Must Do show.'... [more]
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Bavaria Cruiser 45 nominated for European Yacht of the Year 2010-2011
Jamie Millar,
Bavaria Cruiser 45 has been nominated for European Yacht of the Year 2010/11. The Cruiser 45 will be tested by the international judging panel following the HISWA boat show in Amsterdam in September and the prestigious award will be presented for the eighth time in January 2011 at the Dusseldorf Boat Show, Germany.... [more]
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Riviera apprentices graduate as skilled tradesmen
Stephen Milne,
It was a proud moment for Riviera's newest recruits who graduated from their four year apprenticeship program with the company this month. Lachlan Dumesny, Boyd Ellis, Hollan Camery and Alex Warsing began their careers in the marine industry as school based apprentices in 2005 and through hard-work and dedication they have now gained nationally recognised qualifications as skilled tradesmen.... [more]
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New PFDs for Australian Boaters
NMSC,
Personal flotation devices made to the new Australian Standard AS 4758 can now be sold and worn around the country.... [more]
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Xiamen International Boat Show 2010 calls for exhibitors
Media Services,
Jointly hosted by the China Association of National Shipbuilding Industry and Xiamen Municipal Government, the China (Xiamen) International Boat Show 2010 is going to kick off at Xiamen Wuyuan Bay Yacht Dock, 29 October to 1 November 2010.... [more]
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Sabre Yachts set to celebrate 40 years of excellence
Sandman PR,
Sabre Yachts' 40th Anniversary Rendezvous will take place this weekend – 9-11 July, 2010 – in Boothbay Harbour, Maine (USA). Celebrating the marque's awarded history, event organisers expect over 230 people representing 75 boats to attend the event. Emarine Australia's Jed Elderkin, who represents the Sabre brand throughout Australasia, has made the journey from Sydney to attend the celebration.... [more]
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Barz Optics signs up with Yamaha Travelling Fishing Show
Jeni Bone,
Barz Optics the Gold Coast based polarised sunglass company have just signed a sponsorship agreement with the Yamaha Australian Travelling Fishing Show.... [more]
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WWF call to lock up 30% waters would kill fishing industry
Senator Ron Boswell,
'The World Wildlife Fund's call to close 30% of Australia's waters to fishing, oil and gas, would be the end of Australia's fishing industry,' said LNP Senator Ron Boswell.... [more]
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Walcon Marine floats Sydney's soccer pitch
ClearLine Communications,
Walcon Marine's experience in creating floating structures of all types has gone one stage further with the creation of a floating football pitch in Australia for the Sydney International FIFA Fan Fest, which reaches its climax this week with the final of the World Cup.... [more]
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Ady Gil skipper anti-whaler Pete Bethune, gets suspended sentence
Eathrace,
Environmentalist and anti-whaling campaigner, Pete Bethune, gets suspended sentence. 'All I wanted was justice for the loss of my boat, the Ady Gil, and the attempted murder of my crew.' The trial in Japan of environmentalist and anti-whaling campaigner, Pete Bethune, 45, reached its conclusion today... [more]
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Team Honda Marine – get onboard!
Sandman PR,
Honda Australia has launched the marine industry's first customer loyalty program, Team Honda Marine (THM). Promoting environmentally-friendly fishing and boating, THM brings together like-minded anglers from all over the country via its interactive website and encourages their active participation through fishing photo competitions, member blogs, special offers and much more.... [more]
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Waikato Boat, Fishing & Leisure Show: Building up the boating business
Waikato Boat, Fishing & Leisure Show Media,
The Waikato Boat, Fishing & Leisure Show is the only marine exhibition in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty area. To be held on the 15-17 of October 2010, the event is on track for another successful year. Emerging out of an economic strain, the 2010 event is set to be paramount in paving the year ahead for the marine industry.... [more]
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Sydney International Boat Show – the facts and figures
Bob Wonders,
Southern Hemisphere's number one boat exhibition is a monumental undertaking. For five interest-filled days (July 29-August 2), Darling Harbour will present as the Australian boating industry's ‘shop window' as millions of dollars worth of boats and assorted marine equipment goes on display.... [more]
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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]
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Broadband Radar Cashback!
Simrad,
There's never been a better time to add a Broadband Radar to your Simrad package!... [more]
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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]
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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]
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