IBEX Awards, Census of Marine Life launched, big names for SIBEX
Just some of the creatures discovered in the Coral Sea over the past 10 years. ..
This week we have a stack of interesting stories – the 'Census of Marine Life' which is a 10 year study that has dug up thousands of new species the Coral Sea and beyond, MYS in review, some of the winners and highlights of IBEX, an update from China's SIBEX show, preview of Annapolis later this week, and plans for Dubai International Boat Show in March 2011.
There's also a very helpful study from the US Recreational Boating & Fishing Federation shedding some light on consumer habits and attitudes buying boats – just in time for the southern hemisphere summer season.
Take a look at the start of the incredible journey of the remarkable 101' solar powered PlanetSolar boat, known as ‘Turanor', which is expected to take 160 days on its journey around the globe to highlight the potential of renewable energy sources, particularly as viable options for the yachting and shipping industries.
If you're off to Mandurah in the West for this year's show, we wish clear skies and good sales your way.
All in all, a massive week of reading, and more original and informative stories every day.
Watch this space for coverage of the Australian experience at IBEX last week, along with reports from other international shows.
Mandurah Boat Show: Paying tribute to Malcolm Douglas Club Marine Mandurah Boat Show, While the show must go on, we know that this year's Club Marine Mandurah Boat Show will be missing something important. Our good friend Malcolm Douglas passed away on 23rd September in an accident at his Crocodile Park in Broome. He leaves behind a legacy that will not be easily forgotten.... [more] Share this story
Bayliner awarded for excellence Bayliner, For the third consecutive year, Bayliner has been recognized by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) sponsored Marine Industry CSI Award Program in three product categories: deck boats, sterndrive bowrider boats, and sterndrive cuddy and express boats.... [more] Share this story
SIBEX heralds 2010 show with big brands Grand Pavois, China will soon welcome the world's boating brands and buyers, at the fourth annual SIBEX show, held in Shenzhen China, 4-7 November 2010.... [more] Share this story
Lost and found: Census of Marine Life turns up hundreds of species Jeni Bone, A species that had previously been deemed extinct, was discovered on an underwater peak in the Coral Sea, along with hundreds of new species, in a $669m decade-long global marine survey, 'Census of Marine Life', conducted by scientists across the area between Australia and New Caledonia.... [more] Share this story
Silicon Fire AG takes significant stake in Cresta Motor Yachts Cresta Motor Yachts, Iconic Australian Luxury Motor Yacht brand, Cresta Motor Yachts Limited, is pleased to announce that Swiss based company ‘Silicon Fire AG' has taken a significant and strategic stake in the Company.... [more] Share this story
Dubai International Boat Show welcomes Trinity and Westport Media Services, Dubai International Boat Show has announced that Trinity Yachts and Westport have already renewed their support at the 19th edition of the Middle East's biggest and most anticipated yachting event, 1 – 5 March 2011.... [more] Share this story
Belcher and Page London Challenge 2012 - Sunsail joins as sponsor Alex Blake, Belcher and Page London Challenge 2012 - Sunsail, the largest operator of recreational yacht charters, watersports clubs, flotilla holidays and corporate yachting events in the world, joins as Australia's sailing and holiday season kicks into high gear, with Sunsail's bases in the Whitsundays, Thailand and Tahiti popular regional choices.... [more] Share this story
Outteridge, Rogers, Bourke add glam to SB3 Australia Rod Jones, With a World Championship in Australia in December 2012, three new boats en-route plus a few recent private imports, the Australian SB3 fleet numbers should hit 35 by Christmas. For now, Hobart has taken the mantle as the stronghold of SB3 sailing. However new boats en-route to Queensland and NSW will bolster the claims of the mainland.... [more] Share this story
World class inflatables now on show in Sydney Harbourside Media, Leading inflatable boat distributor Sirocco Marine at last has a presence in the Sydney market with the opening of a brand new dealership in Taren Point.... [more] Share this story
Powerful Simrad NSO Offshore navigation system Sandman PR, From sailing to cruising to fishing, Simrad's new large display NSO Offshore navigation system leverages the complete line-up of Simrad performance modules for best-in-class performance. Based on the Simrad NSE platform – and available with sleek and stylish 25.4cm (10'), 38.1cm (15') and 48.3cm (19') displays – the new NSO Offshore system offers unique integration and control capabilities.... [more] Share this story
Planet Solar aims to show potential of renewable energy Jeni Bone, The solar-powered yacht Planet Solar has set out on its 31,000 mile (50,000km) trip around the globe. Traveling at its estimated average speed of 7.5 knots per hour, it aims to travel around the world in about 160 days.... [more] Share this story
Annapolis puts the finishing touches on preparing for Twin Shows Media Services, As doors open Thursday for the four-day US Sailboat Show in Annapolis, organizers hope that the city can recover from the storms that battered the city last week and the entire industry can emerge from the economic gloom that hit the industry in the past few years.... [more] Share this story
J Craft launches R pack and attracts US buyer at MYS Media Services, Swedish designer and manufacturer, J Craft had reason to celebrate on the first day of the Monaco Yacht Show, with the sale of one of its fully kitted out Torpedos, complete with new R Pack, which offers increased performance and a host of luxurious extras.... [more] Share this story
Marine innovation honoured in IBEX 2010 Awards NMMA, Thirteen marine manufacturers have been recognised for innovative achievement by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) at the 2010 International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) Innovation Awards in Louisville Kentucky.... [more] Share this story
IBEX: new venue, large crowds and positive ambience Media Services, This year's IBEX has been deemed a success, according to exhibitors, visitors and organisers. The trade-only show was held at a new venue this year, Louisville, Kentucky, and attracted larger crowds than last year.... [more] Share this story
Sydney Harbour attracts most fishers - but can they eat their catch? Media Services, A Department of Primary Industries report shows Sydney Harbour has the most recreational fishers per square kilometre of any NSW waterway. This has prompted authorities to express concern about the consumption of poisoned fish caught west of the Harbour Bridge.... [more] Share this story
Club Marine Mandurah Boat Show will dazzle with $100m in vessels Premiere Productions, All eyes will be focused on Mandurah Ocean Marina as an 84-foot Sunseeker arrives to take its place at this year's Club Marine Mandurah Boat Show.... [more] Share this story
Recreational Boating & Fishing Fed study offers consumer insight Media Services, The US Recreational Boating & Fishing Federation (RBFF) released new research this week that it said will help the boating industry better understand consumer attitudes toward boat purchases.... [more] Share this story
Fishers get ready: the marine reserve system is coming Senator Ron Boswell, LNP Queensland Senator Ron Boswell stated today that the new government will proceed with its plan for a vast network of marine reserves around the coast of the country, to the detriment of industry and recreational fishers.... [more] Share this story
Protector debuts the Jet Jihan Hill, Oakland, Calif. – Protector USA announced today, the release of its new leading-edge 20' Protector - the Jet. An adventurous new design, the Jet combines the unparalleled quality, performance, stability and speed features of a Protector with the fun, power and safety attributes of Yamaha's top line FX Cruiser SHO.... [more] Share this story
Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service gets donation from CYCA SOLAS Trusts Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service gets donation from CYCA SOLAS Trusts - A pledge of $17,752 was made to Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service with the first instalment, a cheque for $10,025 was presented recently to purchase a new EAM Aviation T4S Sam series Life Raft for the Service's existing BK117 Helicopter and ten floatation collars.... [more] Share this story
Berth Finder launched In Australia Josh Deacon, Leisure Boat Sales have released the latest edition to there website, Berth Finder will become an online resource for boat owners looking to find a marina berth, mooring or boat storage location that is for sale or lease in Australia.... [more] Share this story
Naiad change Builders in Australia John Cowan, Naiad Design Ltd announce a very exciting business partnership with Yamba Welding & Engineering Pty Ltd who have been appointed as the exclusive licensed builder of Naiad rigid inflatable boats throughout New South Wales, Queensland and Northern Territory. The move comes after the recent changes at Woody Marine which saw that company close, and brings to an end their seven year relationship with... [more] Share this story
Lowrance's X-factor Navico Australia, Lowrance's X-factor - The Lowrance X-Series offers anglers several performance options for a variety of fishing and boating conditions. Equipped with a rugged, low-profile 200kHz Skimmer® transducer, the X-4 delivers a wide, effective fish-detection area of up to 60° with high-sensitivity settings to depths of over 180m.... [more] Share this story
Turanor Planet Solar on her way Dima Ivanov, The 31m solar powered, carbon fibre wavepiercer catamaran 'Turanor Planet Solar', designed by New Zealand's Auckland-based LOMOcean Design, departed Monaco this Monday on the first leg of a world tour intended to highlight sustainable energy.... [more] Share this story
Simrad 2nd Generation Broadband Sounder Module Rushton Gregory Communications, Simrad Yachting, a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems, announced today its next-generation sonar system, the Simrad BSM-2 Broadband Sounder™ module.... [more] Share this story
Iran brings 'flying boats' onboard its military arsenal Media Services, In an official release to world media, Iran has announced its elite Revolutionary Guards will be equipped with squadrons of 'flying boats' as the country seeks to boost its military capability in the face of 'international threats'.... [more] Share this story
Newport Int'l Boat Show - Best New Powerboat in Show won by Australian Sam Crichton, Newport International Boat Show 2010 - Australian designed and built, the Palm Beach 50, which made its debut in the USA motor boat market two weeks ago has been awarded Best New Power Boat in Show. Along with this award the Palm Beach 50 also won the Powerboat 30' and Over category.... [more] Share this story
NSW Maritime switches on Eucumbene Alpine web camera Neil Patchett, NSW Maritime will today switch on the 16th web camera on NSW waterways, allowing boaters to view live boating conditions at Lake Eucumbene.... [more] Share this story
BoatUS urges Boaters to speak up on Ethanol - EPA decision imminent BoatUS, In a matter of days, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to announce its decision on whether to approve the addition of up to 50% more ethanol in the nation's gasoline supply, from the current 10% (E10) concentration to a potential 15% (E15).... [more] Share this story
Henri Lloyd launches summer collection at Hamilton Island Race Week Fran Burke, At Audi Hamilton Island Race Week fashion and high performance sailing came together in a glitterati event for the launch of Henri Lloyd's Spring Summer 2010 Lifestyle and Marine collection.... [more] Share this story
Club Marine Mandurah Boat Show Premiere Events, Organisers of the Club Marine Mandurah Boat Show have announced this year's Show is almost at capacity following the confirmation of the 200th exhibitor.... [more] Share this story
Fort Lauderdale approaches with optimism and record exhibitors Show Management, 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] Share this story
BIA VIC Women's Networking Lunch BIA Vic, Thursday 18 November will be one for the girls, with the BIA Vic hosting a superb luncheon event to celebrate Women in Marine Business, with special guest speaker Sail-World Cruising editor, Nancy Knudsen.... [more] Share this story
Helly Hansen 2010-2011 sailing range Jess Mulquiney, Australia/ New Zealand, Summer 2010/11 — Sailing is an adrenaline rush that lives on long after the boat has docked. Make the most of the experience in Helly Hansen performance sailing apparel and sportswear. The world's most experienced outdoor apparel brand is pleased to announce that the acclaimed Hydropower sailing range will be landing on Australian & New Zealand shores this summer.... [more] Share this story
Sealegs now goes even further with All Wheel Drive Harbourside Media, The amazing amphibious inflatable craft called Sealegs from New Zealand has gained quite a following from rescue services, commercial and recreational users, even the Mumbai police department. Now Sealegs promises to conquer even more challenging terrain with the added agility of All Wheel Drive (AWD).... [more] Share this story
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