Fountaine Pajot founder, AIMEX member media blitz, Sanctuary Cove news
This is a major week for news from all sectors of the international marine industry - boat shows, product launches, new personnel, promotions and even prizes to win.
Read the full interview with Sue Thomson, the new GM events and marketing at Sanctuary Cove and a face we will see more of in the lead up to SCIBS 2011. There's also the informative profile on Jean Francois Fountaine, head of FIN and co-founder of Fountaine Pajot, the world's largest producer of cruising catamarans.
There is a story on the launch of the 2001 Visit Indonesia Fremantle to Bali race, which organisers say will herald the the start of a new era of ‘big boat' ocean racing in Western Australia.
As well as a wrap up of METS, AIMEX announces its major initiative for 2011 - a media blitz for members bringing international journos downunder to immerse themselves in Aussie marine businesses. Australian-based marine media will be invovled as well, so we will cover the outcomes and impressions of AIMEX members come February.
(Just an aside, if I may: MarineBusiness-World.com and its sister-sites Powerboat-World.com and Sail-World.com are the behemoths in marine media globally - attracting many thousands and in some cases hundreds of thousands more readers than even the most well known in the US and UK.
We had more than 1.2 MILLION individual boaters visit our sites this year. Beyond its consumer audience, our event and news coverage goes to over 900 different media groups including more than 220 international boating websites.
Makes us proud that the largest marine media network in the world is AUSTRALIAN.)
Then there are a few quirky stories, including some interesting observations about women consumers, from the vantage point of 'stink-free' undies! Hope you are more intrigued than repulsed.
Have a great week! Keep in touch.
Jeni Bone, editor
Sue Thomson sailing in to Sanctuary Cove boat show and other events Jeni Bone, Sue Thomson, the recently appointed general manager events and marketing for Sanctuary Cove on Queensland's Gold Coast, is looking forward to many things about her new role.... [more] Share this story
The Name behind the Brand: Fountaine Pajot Jeni Bone, ean Francois Fountaine is the Fountaine in Fountaine Pajot – the world's largest cruising catamaran builder and responsible for setting industry standards for technological and design excellence since its establishment in France in 1976.... [more] Share this story
Marine technical clothing brand, Zhik wins state Export Award Zhik, Zhik is elated to announce that it has won the 'Excellence in Export' category at the Awards dinner extravaganza organised by the NSW chamber of commerce, held 26 November 2010 at the Sydney Town Hall.... [more] Share this story
AIMEX invites international media to Aussie marine businesses AIMEX, Realising the importance of international exposure and the current challenges for many businesses to exhibit at international shows the Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) has committed to funding a Media Mission to be held in February 2011 on behalf of its members.... [more] Share this story
Walcon marine completes Crown Marina, South Australia Walcon Marine Australia, Walcon Marine Australia Pty Ltd has completed construction of the Crown Marina in South Australia. The location at North Haven, just west of Glenelg in South Australia, provides a protected mooring for clients on the sometimes wind-driven south coast.... [more] Share this story
Gulf Craft Majesty 125 wins Yachting Award Gulf Craft Dubai, Gulf Craft, the region's largest and internationally renowned boat manufacturer, proudly add to their growing accolades by winning a coveted Arabian Gulf Yachting Award for its flagship Majesty 125 superyacht.... [more] Share this story
International yacht race from Fremantle to Bali officially launched Janine Pittaway, Fremantle, Western Australia is celebrating the start of a new era of ‘big boat' ocean racing in Western Australia with the official launch of the Visit Indonesia Fremantle to Bali 2011 event hosted by Fremantle Sailing Club.... [more] Share this story
Sabre 40 Sedan to arrive in 2011 Sandman PR, Emarine Australia will take delivery of the first Sabre 40 Sedan into Australia in 2011. This offshore-capable, downeast-style motor yacht boasts modern high-performance and a luxurious, handcrafted interior. The classic style is blended with Sabre Yachts' cutting-edge build methods, such as infusion hull construction and the application of ultra-modern technology like Zeus azipod drives and Skyho... [more] Share this story
Underwater NSW: Sydney wins award - win a copy! Jeni Bone, Jon Shaw, diver and cinematographer, is celebrating another win for his film 'Underwater NSW: Sydney', which has received Silver at the Australian Cinematographer Society NSW/ACT Awards last Saturday, 20 November 2010.... [more] Share this story
Rivergate Alley premieres at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show 2011 Rivergate, Rivergate Alley features the best of the marine services in Australia and will premiere at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in 2011.... [more] Share this story
Plans on schedule for the Saudi International Boat Show 2010 Media Services, Saudi International Boat Show 2010 will host the biggest marine and leisure supply companies and distributors, with more than 124 local, regional and international brands seeking to capitalise on the boom in the Kingdom's boating market estimated at around SAR 500 million, according to Alkhorayef Commercial Marine Division, one of the top Saudi companies participating in the event.... [more] Share this story
Garmin to launch echo series fishfinders Garmin, Garmin the global leader in satellite navigation has announced the echo series – a new line of standalone fishfinders that raise the standard in sonar performance and ease of use.... [more] Share this story
Now boaties can cruise with more channels and HD TV Oceantalk, Chances are when you leave the shore, you leave behind the quality of TV reception you enjoy on land. So if you want to enjoy a day on the water without missing your favourite sports program or soapie, Oceantalk has the solution.... [more] Share this story
Australian companies happy with METS results AIMEX, Australian companies once again impressed at this year's 2010 Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam - the world's largest trade exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international marine leisure industry.... [more] Share this story
Designer - Jim Young: Powerboats Account for 80% of the Market Daniel Johnston, Powerboat pioneer and iconic local designer Jim Young describes the development of the powerboat market post WWII. Young is known as the forefather of modern New Zealand powerboat design. His hallmark Vindex and Formula series created the model for the deep vee powerboat as we know it. This article is part of a series based on Young's unpublished autobiography.... [more] Share this story
34th America's Cup announces partnership with Louis Vuitton Stephanie Martin, 34th America's Cup - The next major step in realizing its new vision, the America's Cup Event Authority introduced its first partner, Louis Vuitton. A continuation of its 30-year long association with the America's Cup, the fashion house will present the prize, the Louis Vuitton Cup, to the winner of the Challenger Series, as well as serve as Official Timing for the 34th America's Cup.... [more] Share this story
Gas concealing underpants indicate women are your market Jeni Bone, I apologise in advance for the nature of this story - but there are two vital messages concealed within. One is quite practical, and the other, well, it's a bonus! Suffice to say in the intro, an Australian company has invented underpants that kill the smell of any 'gas emissions'.... [more] Share this story
Melbourne International Boat & Lifestyle Festival BIA Vic, The Melbourne International Boat & Lifestyle Festival welcomes all boating people along to Docklands on February 4-6, 2011.... [more] Share this story
Bavaria steps towards more sportiness Bavaria, Germany. Bavaria steps towards more sportiness - Bavaria already has a large repertoire to present at next year's ´boot´ in Düsseldorf. Amongst the complete new product range for the sailing boats and a brand-new 43-foot motoryacht, the Giebelstadt-based shipyard will have an extraordinary highlight for all visitors – everything shown on an exclusive new show stand.... [more] Share this story
Monitoring small vessels isn't easy - Transponders will waste time? Anthony L. Kimery, Monitoring small vessels isn't easy - The US's Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) ability to track 'all small vessels - through transponders or other methods - may be of limited utility because of the large number of small vessels, the difficulty identifying threatening actions, the challenges associated with getting resources on scene in time to prevent an attack.... [more] Share this story
New Website and App from Vicsail Sydney Vicsail Sydney, On Vicsail Sydney's brand new website, you will be able to look through the Beneteau range with new ease - search for the newest models, download brochures, and watch helpful images and videos... [more] Share this story
NSW Maritime Medal winners announced Penny Robins, NSW Maritime Medal winners announced - Mr Dunn said the NSW Maritime Medal was designed to acknowledge those who made an outstanding and sustained contribution to the maritime community.... [more] Share this story
The new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 409 already a success Mainsheet Media, The new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 409 was launched at the Cannes Show in September and has already reached its first milestone with 100 orders confirmed worldwide, five of those in Australia.... [more] Share this story
Fischer Panda wins DAME Award 2010 Jens Langer, The German manufacturer of generating sets and propulsion systems has received the DAME Award, in the category of 'Machinery, propulsion, mechanical and electrical systems and fittings', for its latest generator, the Panda 45i.... [more] Share this story
Win an Opti for the Kids and One for Club - Closing TODAY !! ENTER NOW Sail-World.com & Powerboat-world.com, The winner of the OziOPti Sail-World competition will receive an OziOpti ‘Regatta Mark IV' GRP racing boat complete valued at AUD$3,950 (or NZ$5,135). AND They will ALSO win for their chosen sailing club an OziOpti ‘Tacker' Poly training boat valued at AUD$2,395 (or NZ$3,200). There will also be prizes of 10 x $100 ‘The Boatyard' vouchers.... [more] Share this story
The glorious cruisers of Moreton Bay Bob Wonders, Those fabulous halcyon days when boats were built of wood. Now in its second printing, 'Classic Moreton Bay Cruisers', sub-titled 'A collection of Australian wooden boats', this absolutely stunning publication is a credit to author Andrew Harper, photographer David Millar and historian Peter Ludlow.... [more] Share this story
Yachting NZ names top sports professional as new Chief Executive Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ and Sail-World, Yachting New Zealand has announced the appointment of David Abercrombie as the new Chief Executive. He has been involved in high performance sport for over 20 years as a Physiotherapist initially with the All Blacks, then with America's Cup yachting on two professional teams. He attended two Olympic regattas as Physiotherapist to the New Zealand Sailing Team in 2000 (Sydney) and 2004 (Athens).... [more] Share this story
Fountaine Pajot delivers two first cruising cats to TradeWinds company Hélène de Fontainieu, Fountaine Pajot - Two weeks prior to the Paris boat show, Fountaine Pajot is proud to deliver to Magnus Lewin - CEO of the TradeWinds group - our first 2 cruising catamarans.... [more] Share this story
Sasga: Barracuda reinvents a Spanish tradition Broad Reach Communications, Barracuda have reinterpreted the design and improved efficiency across a range of distinctive ‘Balearic-style' motorboats, traditionally referred to as Llaüts, when a similar design was first used as a rowing boat centuries ago by Menorcan fishermen.... [more] Share this story
FinScan launches IntelliCORE, distributed power and intelligence FinScan, Marine electronics manufacturer FinScan is seeking distributors in all regions for its exciting new product, IntelliCORE, launched at this year's METS.... [more] Share this story
Made to order 'Aquariva' by Gucci and Riva Gucci, Gucci and Riva in collaboration with Officina Italiana Design, the design company which created the original Aquariva in 2000, are proud to unveil the exclusive made to order 'Aquariva by Gucci,' a model customized by Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini. This initiative will be one of the activities marking Gucci's 90th anniversary year in 2011.... [more] Share this story
Superior Jetties wins Gold Coast Business Award AIMEX, Superior Jetties, an international manufacturer of marine berthing systems, was awarded the ‘2010 Gold Coast Business of the Year' at the weekend's annual gala presentation. The Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards are in their 15th year and have grown to be recognised as the region's most comprehensive and prestigious awards scheme.... [more] Share this story
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