Qld LNP means marine investment, Raymarine Android app, Awards judges

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 27 Mar 2012
 
 

Qld LNP means marine investment, Raymarine Android app, Awards judges

Welcome to another busy week, with news from around the globe. Here at home, Queenslanders who love fishing and boating are looking forward to a 'Can Do' LNP government after new Premier, Campbell Newman's promises to free up some of the prime fishing locations in Moreton Bay and other 'green zones'. There will be investment in infrastructure and dredging on the Gold Coast Broadwater - all our Christmases have come at once!

Last week I met with the team from Riviera, still on cloud nine (is there a cloud 10?) from the recent purchase by Gold Coast business man, Rodney Longhurst. Hear from the man himself his reasons for buying the company and its assets, the appeal of the Riviera brand and where to now.

There is plenty of tech news this week, with launches and innovations being prepared for the upcoming Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. Among them, from Raymarine - its free wireless screen repeater app for Android OS devices which you can download from Google Play. Thanks to the wireless video streaming capability built into the latest version of Raymarine chart plotters, there is no need to install an expensive external router. Simply download the application, connect your device and you will be able to view charts, sonar, radar, and thermal night vision from anywhere on board, right in the palm of your hand!

AIMEX has announced its panel of judges for this year's Club Marine Australian marine industry awards - and while most are familiar faces, some are new to the process and will bring a fresh perspective.

There's more insight about the value of marinas to communities, not just those who own boats, and some excellent news from the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, the venue for three Laser World Championships this year about its popularity. According to CEO, Paul Hughes, as well as looking forward to $10 million in refurbishments, there are only three weekends that aren't booked out with sailing at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron and they are in demand with events looking to snap them up!

Stay tuned for more from Sanctuary Cove, following the media launch this Thursday, where organisers promise a swag of new intitiatives for exhibitors and visitors that will add up to one of the brightest shows in its 24 years.

Keep in touch with your news and feedback.


Jeni Bone, editor



LNP promises a 'fishing friendly' Queensland government
Jeni Bone,
Speaking from the Brisbane Tinnie & Tackle Show on Friday ahead of his historic win in the Queensland state election on Saturday, freshly minted Qld Premier, Campbell Newman promised a Liberal National Party government would move towards allowing recreational anglers back into marine park green zones where fishing is currently off-limits, including some part of Moreton Bay.... [more]
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Research dispels marina stereotypes
MIAA,
Myths as to the exclusivity of marinas are exposed in recently released research conducted by the Recreational Marine Research Center at Michigan State University for the Marinas Industries Association of Australia.... [more]
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New RayViewer app now available on Android
Liza Sticpewich,
Raymarine's free wireless screen repeater app originally launched on iOS (Apple) devices has now been launched for Android OS devices and is free to download from Google Play. You can transform your Android based device into a remote viewer.... [more]
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God must sail a Laser says Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron CEO
Sail-World.com,
On the final day of the Laser Masters Worlds 2012, Sail-World.com spoke to Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron's CEO Paul Hughes.... [more]
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Future looks bright for 'sleeping giant', Riviera under new ownership
Jeni Bone,
After 33 months in receivership, Australia's flagship boat builder, Riviera is now looking forward to broader horizons and clear cruising with all the creative, marketing and business freedom that working capital brings. Jeni Bone has this exclusive report.... [more]
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Judges announced 2012 Club Marine Australian Marine Industry Awards
AIMEX,
The Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) has announced the judging panel for the 2012 Club Marine Australian Marine Industry Awards.... [more]
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CYCA expands marina and car parking facilities
CYCA,
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, home of Australia's blue water classic - the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, has completed stage one of its masterplan to redevelop parts of its marina and other land based facilities.... [more]
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Sailing for Gold
Australian Sports Commission,
The Australian Government has announced a further $640,000 for targeted sports in the lead-up to the London Games. Yachting Australia is one of the leading sports receiving extra funding, with $310 000 now allocated to the Australian Sailing Team through the project.... [more]
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McConaghy boats. The fastest and now the deepest.
Blue Robinson,
McConaghy boats are renowned for building the some of the fastest yachts afloat. Now McConaghy construction skills have been used by film maker/explorer James Cameron - who has just entered the history books and became the first person to make a solo dive to the ocean's deepest point.... [more]
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Yachting Australia National Safety Committee has new chairman
Craig Heydon,
Yachting Australia is pleased to announce that Chris Oxenbould AO has accepted an appointment as chair of the National Safety Committee.... [more]
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New Palm Beach 45 features FinScan IntelliCORE Smart Power
Carlo Khamu,
Marine electronics manufacturer FinScan, announced today the inclusion of the IntelliCORE Smart Power system as a standard feature on the new Palm Beach Motor Yachts 45, to be launched at the 2012 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.... [more]
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Superior Jetties and Sunstream Boat Lifts announce partnership
Sandman PR,
Superior Jetties and Sunstream Boat Lifts have announced a strategic partnership to distribute and market Sunstream boat and personal watercraft lifts in Queensland, Australia.... [more]
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Rosehill Trailer Boat Show shines in the gloom
Bob Wonders,
Despite less than ideal weather conditions, with rain falling most of the Saturday and threatening overcast Sunday, boating enthusiasts turned out in force for the ninth staging of the Rosehill Trailer Boat Show.... [more]
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Martin Beeson fronts new marketing venture, FPI
FPI Marketing,
Taking a leap of faith from his most recent role as National Marketing Manager at The Haines Group, Martin Beeson is now heading up marketing agency, FPI, looking to work with marine businesses on their branding, promotion and marketing.... [more]
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Navico to exhibit at Sanctuary Cove with custom-built stand
Jeni Bone,
Navico will be attending this year's Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show with a brand new stand, custom built and installed specifically to showcase its range of cutting edge products.... [more]
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Maritimo: Serious buyers emerging, looking to spec up their vessels
Promedia,
Hot on the heels of a strong sales start to 2012 with more than $10 million worth of boats contracted Maritimo Gold Coast dealer Ormonde Britton says there has been ‘a distinct shift in thinking' displayed by prospective boat purchasers.... [more]
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Asia Pacific Superyacht Conference - one month away
Asia Pacific Superyacht Conference,
There is now just one month to go until the Asia Pacific Superyacht Conference. It is now in its fourth year and takes place the 25-26 April at the ONEĀ°15 Marina Club, Sentosa Cove, Singapore. This years' conference has an impressive line-up of superyacht industry professionals presenting over the two days; there are panel debates and streamed sessions from which to choose subjects of most relevan... [more]
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Absolute Fractionals bring luxury motor yacht ownership within reach
Absolute Fractionals,
Hassle free luxury Motor Yacht ownership has arrived in Phuket. For a fraction of the cost, and without the hassle of full ownership, you can experience Phuket's extensive marine lifestyle with family and friends aboard your own Motor Yacht.... [more]
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Hyundai SeasAll appoints new distributors
Hyundai SeasAll,
Mazuria, based in Galiny, Poland, and Kuwait Development and Trading based in Shuwaikh, Kuwait, have been appointed as distributors for marine diesel engines manufactured by Hyundai SeasAll.... [more]
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Arctic Steel water strainers fitted to new 24m Fast Ferry Catamaran
Marine OEM Supply,
‘Riverside Avalon' is the latest vessel to be built by Marine Engineering Consultants. The 24 metre Fast Ferry Catamaran was built in a record time of just 7 months. She was designed by Incat Crowther for Gladstone Ferry Company (Riverside Marine) to ferry workers from Gladstone Marina to the LNG plant on Curtis Island.... [more]
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Lee Marine (Phuket) appointed new agents for Cantiere delle Marche
Lee Marine,
Asia/Pacific, in this regard, is ideal for such boats, six of which have been sold in Europe and South America. They could, for example, travel from Hong Kong to Sydney, to more isolated places like the Maldives and Seychelles in the Indian Ocean, or cruise within Asia in countries like Indonesia, Malaysia and Japan without having to dock for maintenance or provisions.... [more]
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Docklands luxury cruiser blaze sign of poor resources
Media Services,
The $4m cruiser that sank after an inferno on a Docklands marina had been delivered to its new owners just yesterday.... [more]
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Gold Coast's Hope Harbour in receivership
Media Services,
Hope Harbour, the Gold Coast marina acquired by Craig Gore in 2008 for $38 million, has been placed into receivership by financier Morgan Stanley.... [more]
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Lowrance and Simrad introduce new StructureScan HD
Estelle Baldry,
Navico has announced the launch of its next-generation sonar imaging system, the LSS-2 StructureScanĀ® HD.... [more]
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PredictWind launch new wind forecast App for iPhone and Android
Zoe Hawkins,
PredictWind have launched a new wind forecast application for iPhone and Android that offers accurate and detailed wind forecasts, enabling convenient planning for anyone on the water in any location around the world. The marine wind forecast tool is the most advanced available on an App and allows users to set up and receive forecasts for specific locations and check the latest wind observations... [more]
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Hamilton Island Race Week 2012 Accommodation options
Kristie Kaighin,
Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week 2012? All the best properties book out early, so make sure you book soon to secure your preferred option.... [more]
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Pittwater Sail Expo 2012
Vicsail,
The 2012 Pittwater Sail Expo is set to take place 24-25 March at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. Vicsail Pittwater would like to invite you and your family to a fun filled day at the Expo. VicSail Pittwater will be featuring Beneteau and Lagoon. We look forward to seeing you there!... [more]
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2016 Equipment Evaluations - RS900s 3 days in and looking good
Martin Wadhams,
Three days into the trials and we are very happy with the feedback on the RS900 so far. Teams from nine nations have now sailed the boat, and another four teams should sail today.... [more]
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America's Cup Chairman to head AC World Series Development
Stephanie Martin,
The chairman of America's Cup marketing arm is switching roles to become its head of world series development, allowing him to focus efforts exclusively on finding new America's Cup World Series venues and generating increased broadcast revenues from the burgeoning growth of America's Cup competitive sailing.... [more]
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Hainan Rendez-Vous announces sponsors for 2012 show
Sherry Ding,
Organisers of the Hainan Rendez-Vous today announced the names of the major sponsors for their upcoming 2012 edition in Sanya. The sponsors are: Chopard; Pernod Ricard; Mandarin Oriental, Sanya; UBS; and BMW.... [more]
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Fresh experiences, fresh approach – Rivergate International Boat Show!
Rivergate International Boat Show,
The Rivergate International Boat Show, on the Brisbane River, (right beside the Gateway Bridge) will feature boat displays, marine and associated industry exhibitors, on-site demonstrations, waterside seafood festival, International market place, fashion, ‘River Rhapsody' (ladies river cruise) and much more!... [more]
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Marine Qld hosts 'Planning for Success' workshops
Marine Queensland,
Marine Queensland is hosting a series of workshops to support small business. Participants who complete the full workshop and mentoring program may be eligible to receive a nationally accredited qualification.... [more]
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Unbeatable OptiMax – save up to $2,000*
Jonathan Revitt,
The truth is simple – Mercury Marine's OptiMax outboards excel when it comes to acceleration, top speed and fuel economy. So when you have all that, PLUS an unbeatable sales offer, now is the time to buy!... [more]
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Chaparral to launch new H2O range at Sanctuary Cove
Chaparral Australia,
Chaparral Australia has confirmed that the hot new entry level range of 18 and 19 foot Sports and ski/fish bowriders dubbed 'H20' will be released at the upcoming Sanctuary Cove Boat Show.... [more]
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