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Securely moored to the quay, or cast adrift?
by John Curnow
With boating, you have to cast the lines off in order to go and get into it. With boating, you have to cast the lines off in order to go and get into it. However, when it comes to your insurer, you kind of expect that they’re going to be as bound to you as the standing rigging is to the mast, the ring frames to the hull, or the engine mounts to the runners, and the propellers to the shafts, skegs and cutlass bearings. Whom would you rather be insured with?
Posted on 15 Mar
Aquila 44 – Lots to love
by John Curnow
As a craft, she is quite impressive. Even from the moment you approach her on the quay. As a craft, she is quite impressive. Even from the moment you approach her on the quay. There is something about the Aquila 44, her own je ne sais quoi, if you like. Proportionally she is just right, everything is in the correct place, and with a modern flair, yet one that is not going to date overnight. I think her presence is in her stance, which is kind of funny, given she is a cat.
Posted on 7 Jul 2016
Seabin- Saving the world, one marina at a time
by David Schmidt, Sail-World Cruising Editor
Now and then you hear of an idea that’s so jaw-droppingly simple and yet so effective that it makes you shake your head Every now and then you hear of an idea that’s so jaw-droppingly simple and yet so effective that it makes you shake your head and wonder, ‘why not me’? Such is the case with the Seabin project, an automated marina rubbish bin that was designed to help remove plastic and other unsightly debris from the water.
Posted on 8 Jan 2016
Eco-warriors Sea-Bin crowd sharing critical stage with nine days to go
by Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski
The automated marina cleaning SeaBin project has raised 86% of their target with 9 days left. The automated marina cleaning SeaBin project has raised $198,020 of $230,000.00 with nine days left on their Indiegogo crowdfunding platform, but they need more help now.
Posted on 29 Dec 2015
Don’t be a Tosser – Not your usual environmental article!!
by Ian Thomson
The word ‘Tosser’ in the Oxford English dictionary means – ‘a person or thing that throws something’. The word ‘Tosser’ in the Oxford English dictionary means – ‘a person or thing that throws something’. There is no need for me to tell you the other meaning that is commonly used around the world. However in this article it will refer to both at the same time as someone who tosses trash into the ocean, truly is a tosser.
Posted on 3 Dec 2015
Pay attention, YOU can make a difference to the marine environment!!
by Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team
THIS is a life exam subject and when you reach the Pearly Gates, your results today will count towards your destination OK, Sit up and pay attention, THIS is a life exam subject and when you reach the Pearly Gates, your results today will count towards your final destination
Posted on 16 Nov 2015
Flash and Crack is not a new pop band
by John Curnow
To anyone who has been on an airliner hit by lightning, the flash and crack of the strike are vivid memories. To anyone who has been on an airliner hit by lightning, the flash and crack of the strike are vivid memories. It certainly gets your attention and when you land, all the technicians definitely run to the aircraft and give it a very close inspection. So now that we have heightened your senses, let us all remind ourselves that a lightning strike is not always fatal,
Posted on 15 Nov 2015
Scheduled server maintenance - 23 September GMT+2 11pm onwards
by sail-world.com
Scheduled server maintenance - 23rd September GMT + 2 11pm onwards Scheduled server maintenance - sites will be unavailable for some hours between 11pm and 7am GMT + 2
Posted on 23 Aug 2015
Pantaenius Insurance – How good does it get?
by John Curnow
Insurance may not be the buzzword. There is not unobtanium for keels, spinach enhanced sails or vibranium fuel cells Insurance may not be the buzzword. There is not unobtanium for keels, spinach enhanced sails or hulls of cut diamond and vibranium fuel cells powering arc reactors to rave on about. No. It is numbers, facts, risk and documentation. Boring? No. Quite the contrary if you happen to have put your boat up on a reef or Hughie blows it off its mooring, smashes her through everything in sight...
Posted on 29 May 2015
Sail-World.com - Contributors Guidelines
by Richard Gladwell
Guidelines for sailors writing articles for publication on Sail-World.com Whether its information about yachts, catamarans or dinghies, or tales of your adventures on the water, there is always a story waiting to be told. Sail-World is happy to receive your articles - be it profiles of people and boats, techniques, safety or seamanship. Read on for the guidelines for submitting an article, including commercial articles - if the information is of value to our readers
Posted on 5 Jan 2015
Dutch boy on a mission to rid the world's oceans of floating plastic
by Vibeke Venema
Boyan Slat is a 20-year-old on a mission - to rid the planet's oceans of floating plastic. Boyan Slat is a 20-year-old on a mission - to rid the planet's oceans of floating plastic. He has dedicated his teenage years to finding a way of collecting it. But can the system really work - and is there any point when so much new plastic waste is still flowing into the sea every day?
Posted on 18 Oct 2014
Superior set for METS and enters Waterscape in DAME Awards
by Superior
Superior will be attending this year’s METS trade show and entering Waterscape in the prestigious DAME Awards. Superior will be attending this year’s METS trade show in Amsterdam, 18 to 20 November, and entering the company’s new Waterscape product in the prestigious DAME Awards.
Posted on 9 Oct 2014
Have trailer, will travel
by Jeni Bone
All Marine Spares were out in force at the Upper Hawkesbury Power Boat Club Spectacular with their eye-catching trailer. All Marine Spares were out in force at last weekend’s Upper Hawkesbury Power Boat Club Spectacular, which drew local and interstate participants and enthusiastic crowds numbering in the several thousand.
Posted on 30 Sep 2014
Bass Strait 40 - Sensational Cheese, Superb Wine and Stunning Boats
by John Curnow
The Bass Strait Motor Yacht, Aranui, from Corsair Boats was launched on Monday. These are some life’s great pleasures and ones you really do want to share. After all, if something has been finely crafted, it’s almost one’s duty to indulge others in the pleasures you’re partaking. Now ever since Aranui's significant keel was first laid down, this 40 footer has been a talking point and it was not long before Corsair Boats were on to building another Bass Straight Motor Yacht
Posted on 24 Sep 2014
BRIG Navigator 700 – big boat for your buck
by Sirocco Marine
Making its debut at the Gold Coast International Marine Expo the BRIG Navigator 700 is 7m of versatility and durability. Making its debut at the Gold Coast International Marine Expo, the BRIG Navigator 700 is 7-metres of versatility and durability, with room for 11 people in comfort – 12 in the twin engine version.
Posted on 23 Sep 2014
Marine15- Submit your 'Best Profit Idea' and win!
by Marine15
Win an Electronic Device of Your Choice to the Value of $750 for Your Best Profit Idea. Win an Electronic Device of Your Choice to the Value of $750 for Your Best Profit Idea.
Posted on 23 Sep 2014
Iconic dealership celebrates 50 years
by Jeni Bone
John Crawford Marine has come a long way since its namesake set up a boatyard on Wynnum Esplanade in 1964. John Crawford never dreamed a love of messing about on boats would lead to the creation of an empire. The Queensland boating identity has come a long way since his obsession for all things marine led him to set up a boatyard on the Wynnum Esplanade in 1964.
Posted on 23 Sep 2014
Brisbane to host new boat show at Manly on Moreton Bay
by Jeni Bone
In the wake of the 54th Brisbane Boat Show, the team at Marine Queensland is already hard at work planning a new event. In the wake of the 54th Brisbane Boat Show, the team at Marine Queensland is already hard at work planning and creating an effective sales environment for exhibitors at its new event, which will merge the Tinnie & Tackle show with an on-water experience.
Posted on 16 Sep 2014
Superior prepares for Monaco Yacht Show debut
by Superior
Superior will be attending the 24th edition of the Monaco Yacht Show, 24-17 September, launching its Waterscape project. Superior will be attending the 24th edition of the world’s largest on-water show devoted to superyachts, in the idyllically situated deep-water port of Port Hercule, Monaco, 24 to 27 September.
Posted on 15 Sep 2014
Brisbane Boat Show begins
by Jeni Bone
The 54th annual Brisbane Boat Show began yesterday with 110 exhibitors over a massive area at RNA Showgrounds. The 54th annual Brisbane Boat Show began yesterday, Friday 12 September, under sunny skies and high-20s temperatures, with 110 exhibitors over a massive area at RNA Showgrounds - a combination which is sure to lure visitors in their droves over the weekend.
Posted on 13 Sep 2014
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