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Stars emerge for Sydney International Boat Show *Feature By Bob Wonders, , 1:09 AM Tue 8 Apr 2014 GMT
The 2014 Sydney International Boat Show will be very different from the exhibition thousands of boating enthusiasts have enjoyed for the past 25 years. ...

Kaohsiung to welcome the world for 1st Taiwan International Boat Show *Feature By TAITRA, , 12:36 AM Thu 3 Apr 2014 GMT
Organized by Bureau of Foreign Trade, MOEA and Kaohsiung City Government, implemented by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and supported by Taiwan Yacht Industry Association (TYIA), the first 'Taiwan International Boat Show' will be held from Thursday, May 8 until Sunday, May 11, 2014, at the newly inaugurated Kaohsiung Exhibition Center. ...

Coastal infrastructure and species loss - Climate Change consequences *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 2:33 AM Tue 1 Apr 2014 GMT
The loss of native species, significant damage to coastal infrastructure and a profoundly altered Great Barrier Reef due to climate change are our likely fate, according to the latest UN report on climate change. ...

rescueME PLB1 – safety assured in one compact, light package *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 12:57 AM Tue 1 Apr 2014 GMT
Positioned as the 'smallest personal locator beacon on the market', rescueME PLB1 could be the must-have piece of kit for all adventurers, on land and sea. ...

All Marine Spares hits the boat show trail in a trailer *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 12:13 PM Mon 31 Mar 2014 GMT
All Marine Spares will be setting the trend at this year's Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show with a first for the event, a branded trailer displaying new products and promoting the company's unique trade-only distribution. ...

Panga Longboats ideal for leisure *Feature By Jeni Bone, editor, , 2:01 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
There's a new name for a traditional tinnie, Panga Longboats Australia have taken the longboat concept and improved the design, handling and styling to relaunch on the Australian market. ...

Zodiac backs pre-owned market with free listings *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 8:03 PM Thu 20 Feb 2014 GMT
An initiative which is possibly a global first, Zodiac Marine Australia is inviting owners to list for sale their pre-loved Zodiac boats - whatever their model or value. ...

New Wilsecure system holds your gear in place - ashore and afloat *Feature By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ , 6:45 PM Tue 18 Feb 2014 GMT
Do you get frustrated and annoyed when your dive bottles, chilly bins, water tanks get thrown around while you’re out on your boat? If you do then there's a new solution, for this annoying and potentially dangerous situation. Wilsecure Track and Bracket Systems is an innovative product which has a wide and varied range of uses in the marine environment. ...

Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island open for exhibitions! *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 2:31 AM Tue 18 Feb 2014 GMT
The finishing touches are being made to Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island (SCEC@GI), the interim facility which will house the $100 million per annum Sydney exhibition industry for the next three years while the new world-class ICC Exhibition is constructed at Darling Harbour. ...

Navionics charts course with customers in 2014 *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 12:48 AM Tue 18 Feb 2014 GMT
Marking its 30th anniversary in 2014, Navionics hosted a press conference last week in Miami, at which Navionics founder Giuseppe Carnevali shared the company's outlook on the new generation of charts made by boaters, for boaters. ...

Earth Wind Map - beautiful, delicate and - oh so revealing *Feature By Sail-World Cruising round-up, , 6:12 PM Sun 16 Feb 2014 GMT
The Earth Wind Map is an amazing project to visualize global weather conditions carried out by software engineer Cameron Beccario, resulting in a beautifully mesmerising depiction of the earth's winds. Weather data is produced by the Global Forecast System (GFS), operated by the US National Weather Service. Forecasts are produced four times daily. ...

Queensland’s Gold Coast aims to become 'World cruising destination' *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 10:30 PM Fri 14 Feb 2014 GMT
The Gold Coast cruise ship terminal is one step closer after the Queensland Government revealed more about the $5 billion plan for Queensland's biggest development on the Spit and Wavebreak Island. ...

Flamingo Bay – administrators appointed – BUY IT NOW! *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 3:49 AM Tue 28 Jan 2014 GMT
If you ever had the urge to own a piece of maritime history, travel the length and breadth of the world, above and below the water, create documentaries, or any number of other adventures, now is your chance to snap up the one and only RV Flamingo Bay. ...

Nabuka - reborn Tassie trawler seeks new owner *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 5:04 AM Thu 23 Jan 2014 GMT
A labour of love rather than a money making project is how owner Barney Steven describes his unique 36-foot Tassie Cray Fishing Boat, NABUKA of Launceston. ...

Industry calls on government assistance for NZ industry *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 12:38 PM Mon 20 Jan 2014 GMT
The New Zealand Marine Industry Association says the Government needs to assist yacht builders by lowering interest rates, to keep the industry afloat. ...

Wider 42 the great socialiser *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 12:21 PM Mon 6 Jan 2014 GMT
Just what any social cruiser would want over summer - a 42ft cruiser than extends to nearly double its size! ...

Is it WoM or some other virus with Pantaenius Insurance? *Feature By John Curnow, , 6:06 AM Mon 6 Jan 2014 GMT
Honestly, what does one really mean by that? Well, quite simply, is it Word of Mouth or its Digital Age cousin, viral marketing, that has seen Pantaenius not only grow, but also begin to make a significant impact in Asia Pacific waters? No doubt, the all-risk policy, agreed fixed value, new for old replacement and wear and tear clauses have had a major play in the whole equation. ...

METS vital for B2B *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 5:30 AM Tue 24 Dec 2013 GMT
Off the back of another successful METS show, All Marine Spares has forged new relationships and cemented established ones to take it in to 2014. ...

New study shows plastic pollution much worse than accepted *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 10:45 PM Sun 22 Dec 2013 GMT
Plastic pollution is likely to be much worse than officially recognised, posing a threat to Australian species and ecology, according to the latest study published in journal PLOS ONE. ...

Reeling in the benefits of fishing *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 7:32 AM Sat 21 Dec 2013 GMT
Curtin University researchers are aiming to prove what anglers have long suspected – that recreational fishing has clear, measurable benefits for the health and wellbeing for those who participate. ...

Is it WoM or some other virus with Pantaenius Insurance? *Feature By John Curnow, , 7:51 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
Honestly, what does one really mean by that? Well, quite simply, is it Word of Mouth or its Digital Age cousin, viral marketing, that has seen Pantaenius not only grow, but also begin to make a significant impact in Asia Pacific waters? No doubt, the all-risk policy, agreed fixed value, new for old replacement and wear and tear clauses have had a major play in the whole equation. ...

No Lifejacket? THAT'S NOT ON with Shane Jacobson *Feature By Jeni Bone, 3:23 AM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
If you haven’t already had a chuckle at NSW Maritime’s quirky approach to encouraging PFD and life jacket usage, it can be seen in all its glory on YouTube ...

Darling Harbour redevelopment begins *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 2:34 AM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
Site preparation work for the multi-billion dollar Darling Harbour redevelopment is underway following the finalisation of financing arrangements for the project ...

Float your boat - chartering is the new wave in boating *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 10:37 PM Mon 16 Dec 2013 GMT
Chartering boats and luxury yachts is enjoying a rise in popularity, as travellers realise the joys of holidays afloat, with none of the perceived bugbears, or want to dip a toe in before committing to ownership. ...

Environment Minister states stance on Marine Parks and Reef *Feature By Jeni Bone, 5:01 AM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
This morning, Minister for the Environment, the Honorable Greg Hunt, presented the Coalition’s commitment to recreational fishing, in a paper to the Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation and Australian Fishing Trade Association Parliamentary Breakfast. ...

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