Abbott to suspend marine parks, Berth auction, Brisbane Boat Show

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Abbott to suspend marine parks, Berth auction, Brisbane Boat Show

What a plethora of stories for all tastes this week! From the boat show circuit, in Australia, as well as Cannes and Monaco, to some great initiatives locally: among them 'I Boat, I Fish & I Vote', which received plenty of attention yesterday on the Gold Coast as a backdrop to Tony Abbott committing to suspending Marine Park roll out in favour of objective scientific research, and the rebranded 'Disover Sailing Day' scheduled for Sunday 27 October with an expanded brief this year.
Try Sailing  .. ©


So first, the news all anglers - that's one in five Australians, folks - have been waiting for. The Coalition promises to suspend and review Labor's marine park legislation. 'We do not want to lock up our oceans,' said the man who would be PM, adding that the last thing the Coalition would do is declare a marine protected area without proper consultation.

'We won't make decisions that damage the lives and livelihoods of people without talking to people first,' he said, reminiscing about his own childhood spent happily fishing with his grandpa on the Gold Coast. Way to win, hook, line and sinker, the votes of the boating and fishing crowd at the Gold Coast Convention Centre for the Australian Fishing Trade Association's 2013 Fishing Tackle, Marine and Outdoor Trade Show!

I Fish I Boat I Vote  BIAA Nik Parker

We have all the details of the BIAA initiative, which has just done the rounds in NSW as part of the ToobigToIgnore roadshow, pointing out the importance of the two million small businesses in Australia, and the value of the boating industry as part of the small business community. Get onboard now by visiting www.fishboatvote.com.au and make sure you LIKE on Facebook/IfishIboatIvote

RNA Showgrounds  Marine Queensland

Don't forget the Brisbane Boat Show, back at the RNA Showgrounds, right around the time we will all head to the polls, 6-9 September. Plenty to see, celebrate and win! Imagine making this dandy Razar Cat yours in time for summer! Make mine pink!

RAZAR CAT - you could win at Brisbane Boat Show!  Marine Queensland


Marine Auctions is poised to conduct its latest online auction - this time highly sought-after marina berths in some of Australia's premium coastal locations - from Airlie and Mackay to Southport and Scarborough and many, many in between.

Horizon Shores on Queensland's Gold Coast - among the many marina berths up for auction.  .. ©

This is your chance to own (leasehold) a piece of vibrant and valuable marine community - the social hub of many towns and in demand as Baby Boomers retire and look for their lifestyle and leisure options on the water.

Also exclusive to us this week, a preview of the America's Cup action and the value of NZ's involvement in this world famous regatta to its economy and marine businesses - a staggering $350m to date, and that's before the Kiwis hold the 'Auld Mug' aloft (we hope) following the September Showdown series against the US.

There's plenty more to skim through or read in depth, all aimed at improving your business, inspiring you and advancing the marine industry.

Keep sending your own news and views.


Jeni Bone, editor



Abbott: Coalition will suspend Marine Park process
Media Services,
To the rousing applause and cheers of visitors to the Australian Fishing Trade Association's 2013 Fishing Tackle, Marine and Outdoor Trade Show, Coalition Leader The Hon Tony Abbott said he had heard the pleas of rec fishers and will suspend the Marine Park process and initiate an independent scientific review should the Coalition come to power 7 September.... [more]
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New boat brands and models to headline Brisbane Boat Show
Marine Queensland,
A flotilla of new boating brand names and boat models, many of the manufactured locally in Queensland, as well as new personal and recreational watercraft, will be major drawcards for this year's Brisbane Boat Show.... [more]
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Industry and boaters urged to get onboard 'Fish, Boat, Vote'
Jeni Bone,
The BIAA recently took part in the ToobigToIgnore roadshow, traveling NSW with the largest billboard in the southern hemisphere, conducting sessions to point out the importance of the two million small businesses in Australia, and the value of the boating industry as part of the small business community.... [more]
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'Discover Sailing' aims to broaden the scope to Clubs and crew
Jeni Bone,
This year's Try Sailing Day will be rebranded as 'Discover Sailing Day', to be held throughout NSW, Sunday 27 October.... [more]
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New Zealand's $350 million role in the 2013 America's Cup
Sail-World,
For the 2013 America's Cup, New Zealand has already benefited from well in excess of NZ $350 million dollars coming into the economy. Peter Busfield, executive director of the NZ Marine Industry Association (NZ Marine), says: 'There is no doubt that the America's Cup and all that the regatta represents, sporting-wise and commercially, has played a significant role in highlighting and developin... [more]
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Transport for NSW welcomes Surf Life Saving lifejacket policy
NSW Transport,
Transport for NSW has welcomed a Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) initiative to improve the safety of its members when operating inflatable rescue boats (IRB).... [more]
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Chaparral Australia wins third International Dealer of the Year award
Dani Limback,
Chaparral Australia has taken out the coveted International Dealer of the Year award at the 49th annual dealer conference and awards ceremony for the third year in a row.... [more]
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Treasure trove to be won at Brisbane Boat Show
Marine Queensland,
A treasure trove of prizes, including three boats, can be won by people attending this year's Brisbane Boat Show which starts on Friday, September 6 at the newly redeveloped RNA Showgrounds, Bowen Hills, Brisbane and which now incorporates the Royal International Convention Centre.... [more]
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Friends of NZ Marine programme gains momentum
Kate Gordon-Smith,
The Friends of NZ Marine programme launched earlier this year by New Zealand Marine Industry Association (NZ Marine) to harness the collective global goodwill for New Zealand's marine sector has steadily gained momentum with a number of industry luminaries such as award-winning designers Ed Dubois and Ron Holland among those endorsing the networking programme.... [more]
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6th Xiamen Boat Show ready to roll
What's On Xiamen,
The boat show will carry forward its water-land characteristic with 30,000 square meters of onshore exhibition area, and 20,000 square meters of water show area this year.... [more]
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Abbott answers Aussie anglers call – he won't lock us out!
ARFF,
Addressing the Australian Fishing Trade Association's 2013 Fishing Tackle, Marine and Outdoor Trade Show, Coalition Leader The Hon Tony Abbott said he had listened to Australia's rec fishers and will suspend the Marine Park process and initiate an independent scientific review.... [more]
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Burke Marine search for dynamic sales person
Fran Burke,
Dry, durable and comfortable has long been the catch phrase of iconic Australian marine clothing company Burke Marine, but now they are looking to add in dynamic. The search is on for a dynamic sales person to join the dedicated team at Burke in their Sydney office.... [more]
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Bar Crusher's 535 series gets a boost
Sandman PR,
Bar Crusher's popular 535 hull series has been upgraded to incorporate the company's innovative Quickflow™ water ballast technology.... [more]
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Maritimo planning big US and European show circuit
Promedia,
Australian luxury cruiser manufacturer Maritimo is gearing up for a full program of boat show displays in Europe and the USA in coming months and is confident of increased sales in a rising market.... [more]
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'Destination New Zealand' cruising guide launched
NZ Marine,
The New Zealand Marine Industry Association (NZ Marine) has published a brand-new information guide and directory for visiting superyachts and smaller cruising craft unlike anything else available in the world.... [more]
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 24, 2013 - Back to the Future
Collinson FX,
Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 24, 2013 - Back to the future! A surprisingly bad number in US New Home Sales has injected the equity markets with confidence. Risk currencies tread water with the AUD 0.9020 and the KIWI battling 0.7800. The next week will look at growth in the US and the important Case-Shiller Home Price Index.... [more]
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Doyle Sails New Zealand merges with Beacon Marine
Ellie Brade,
Doyle Sails New Zealand has merged with Westhaven-based Beacon Marine, effective as of 1 September 2013. The Beacon Westhaven office – on the corner of Westhaven Drive and Curran St – will now serve as a central waterside base for Doyle's one-stop-shop of marine offerings, including sails, service, rigging, upholstery and covers.... [more]
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America's Cup: 1974 My name is Bond.. Alan Bond - New video
Sail-World,
Maritime Productions presents another from its video library of America's Cup. As Bob Fisher describes below, the 1974 America's Cup saw the entrance of Alan Bond, and the team who were to win the America's cup nine years later. Alan Bond, his strategist Warren Jones, designer Ben Lexcen, and skipper Jim Hardy all descended on Newport, bringing a new attitude to the America's Cup.... [more]
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Mission performance sign up to Clipper Round the World Yacht Race
Julia Wall-Clarke,
Clipper Ventures' Official Learning and Development Partner, Mission Performance Limited, today announced its yacht entry and first time sponsorship in the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race, departing London, September 1st. The yacht will debut as one of the newly- designed Clipper 70 fleet and will be called Mission Performance.... [more]
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China Coast Regatta 2013 - St. Regis back on board
RHKYC,
'Sailing is a sport enjoyed by a new generation of luxury travellers staying at St. Regis Hotels & Resorts around the world, and we are delighted to offer our discerning guests insider access to some of the world's fastest boats and the world's best sailors here at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club and, at the same time, in San Francisco at the 34th America's Cup.'... [more]
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New courtesy moorings for boaters in Sydney harbour
Medianet Operations,
Eight new sea-grass friendly courtesy moorings will be installed in Manly West and Quarantine Bay in Sydney Harbour to help protect local marine vegetation.... [more]
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Study: Marine Parks can have positive impacts on fish and fishers
Media Services,
Marine protected areas (MPAs) can rapidly increase fish stocks without disadvantaging fishers according to research based on a South African MPA.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - No stopping Nessie
Laura McKee,
At the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, a born and bred Scottish skipper who has steered the same boat for 15 years proving that a boat's age is no barrier.... [more]
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Nemo's home under threat from bleaching and rising temperatures
Media Services,
Sea anemones, home to the clown fish, the charismatic star of 'Finding Nemo', and as many as 27 other species, are facing the same worldwide threat as coral reefs – bleaching and loss due to rising water temperatures.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Holy Cow, the whales are back !
Laura McKee,
The competition looming for tomorrow's traditional Prix d' Elegance at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is almost as serious as the on-water tussle for prestigious regatta silverware. The crew of Holy Cow and Carabella V are staging an all-out face off, both going for the title of Best Fun Themed Yacht and Crew.... [more]
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Advanced Marina Management Scholarship winner announced
MIA,
The Marina Industries Association (MIA) is pleased to announce the winner of the keenly contested Bellingham Marine Australia Advanced Marina Management (AMM) Scholarship is James Thompson, Marina Manager at Sydney Boathouse.... [more]
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B&G expand Zeus Sailing Navigational line with Touchscreen MF Displays
Sail-World,
Latest dedicated sailing system sets standards for ease of use with Touch Sensible™ technology. Offering exciting new functionality and enhanced usability for sailors, the Zeus Touch is available in a choice of 7', 8' and 12' touchscreen displays.... [more]
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Growth ideas and business strategies at the Int'l Sailing Summit
Sail America,
The 12th International Sailing Summit (ISS) closed today with excitement and positive feedback. The ISS was organized by Sail America and is the networking event for the sailing industry.... [more]
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Premier Composite Technologies - Two exciting new 40 footers for 2014
Victoria Low,
Two exciting new 40 footers for 2014 from Premier Composite Technologies. Premier Composite Technologies (PCT) is preparing to build two new 40 foot race boat in series, the first of which will be available for the 2014 early season. This is the latest addition model in the Carkeek Race series which consists of the C 45 and C 60.... [more]
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