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FLIBS-Editors Choice Awards: MCY86 is the best motor yacht of the year
By Sarah Henry, Melbourne ,
9:02 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
When it was presented at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the Monte Carlo Yachts 86 was one of the contenders for the Editors’ Choice Awards, winning in the 80-89 feet Best Motor Yacht category. ...
New exhibition takes kids on a Voyage to the Deep
By Jude Timms, ,
3:57 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
This summer children are invited to release their inner aquanaut and explore the mysteries of the deep in an exciting new adventure land opening at the National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour – Voyage to the Deep: Underwater Adventures. ...
PredictWind launches new Offshore Application for Mac and PC
By Mike Scullin, ,
9:20 PM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
The new application from PredictWind for Mac and PC is revolutionary for accessing weather data when offshore. Accessing GRIB files, Weather Routing, GMDSS forecasts and Satellite Imagery is now a simple task with the unique and user friendly interface. ...
Thieves wreck Marine Rescue volunteers’ fundraising drive
By Ken McManus, ,
8:18 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Marine Rescue Middle Harbour Unit Commander Peter Nott said thieves had stolen the motor from a 3.9m aluminium runabout that is the centrepiece of the unit’s annual raffle, damaging the boat in the process. The raffle prize is a Quintrex 390 Explorer runabout fitted with a 9.9hp Mercury 4-stroke outboard on a registered Quintrex trailer, worth almost $9,000. ...
Results in from ‘Operation Go Easy on the Alcohol’
By Transport Roads and Maritime Services, ,
3:55 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
More than 1211 vessel safety checks and 127 random breath tests were carried out during Operation Go Easy on the Alcohol with one person charged with operating a vessel with a low range prescribed concentration of alcohol (PCA) and 30 fines for lifejacket breaches. ...
Kamila Czartolomna presented with brand new powerboat
By RYA, ,
10:49 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
It was a very happy birthday for Perton driving ace Kamila Czartolomna as she was presented with the brand new powerboat for South Staffordshire Sailing Club that she won by claiming the national Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship title on Sunday (23 November). ...
Tips on boating with dogs
By BoatUS, ,
10:13 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
Some dogs were born for the water, others less so. The key to boating with dogs, says Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), is taking it slow and making safety number one. ...
2014 Oceania Marine Technician Grand Prix
By Yamaha Outboard, ,
9:29 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
Yamaha's 2014 Oceania Marine Technician Grand Prix has been run and won. The Yamaha technician GP is a training and skills contest where the best technicians from all over Australia and New Zealand come to compete. Competitors are put through a series of challenges to test their knowledge and skill in a simulated workshop environment. ...
2014 Barrie Beehag Ski Race - Line honours to Hellrazor
By Julie Golledge, ,
6:07 AM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Barrie Beehag Ski Race - Hellrazor has taken out line honours in the 2014 Barrie Beehag ski race, with skiers Jason Walmsley and Peter Procter skiing in a time of 21:45.01. This win gives the Hellrazor boat crew of Mark Cranny and Damien Matthews their eighth outright Barrie Beehag win. ...
Auction to be held at Runaway Bay Marina
By Marine Auctions, ,
6:19 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
An auction is set to be held at Runaway Bay Marina, Gold Coast, on Saturday 22nd November. Telephone bidding is available by contacting, Jo on 0407 213 557, or email, firstname.lastname@example.org. ...
Garmin introduces new xHD2 Open-Array Radar Series
By Garmin International Inc.
11:34 AM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, has announced its next generation of open-array digital radars – the GMR™ 424, 624/626 and 1224/1226 xHD2. Continuing to set the standard for open-array radars, the xHD2 series offers brand new features and capabilities that provide better precision, targeting and performance while transmitting power at four, six and 12 kilowatts respectively. ...
New transducer line from Garmin boasts scanning sonar
By Garmin International Inc., ,
11:22 AM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
Garmin Ltd has announced a new line of scanning transducers designed to accommodate any calibre of mariner, from the casual cruiser to the professional angler. Supporting both the newest lines of Garmin echoMAP and GPSMAP chartplotters and multifunction displays (MFD), this full array of thru-hull and transom-mounted transducers are a valuable addition to any vessel. ...
Partnership to encourage lifejacket use
By Nathan Ross, ,
4:33 AM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
The Maritime Management Centre and Sailability NSW have announced a partnership to promote lifejacket awareness. The Centre has presented Sailability NSW with 50 new generation lifejackets so their volunteers can act as ambassadors by wearing them and role modelling behaviour to further encourage everyone on the water to wear lifejackets. ...
Arvor reveals new diesel range
By Arvor Boats Australia, ,
10:56 PM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
Boat building should be both creative and technical and Arvor has always sought to push back its boundaries. This is what inspired its creators in the first place. And this is what leads us to the future. This summer Arvor Boats are delighted to announce the launch of two new models to the hugely popular and ever growing Arvor range – the 690 D and 730 D. ...
Garmin introduces new scanning sonar black box
By Garmin International Inc., ,
11:12 AM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, has announced the GSD 25, a premium sonar module that offers traditional sonar, 1kW CHIRP, CHIRP DownVü and CHIRP SideVü scanning sonar for a versatile, all-in-one black box. The GSD 25 is the ultimate solution for the boater or angler that requires both scanning capabilities and traditional sonar. ...
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - Huge success for Maritimo
By Maritimo, ,
3:05 PM Tue 18 Nov 2014 GMT
Australian luxury cruiser manufacturer Maritimo has recorded one of its most successful Fort Lauderdale International Boat Shows ever with multiple sales of its M58 and M50 cruising motoryachts. Maritimo Sales and Marketing Manager Greg Haines said the atmosphere and positivity at the recent show was the best it had been in many years. ...
Ferretti Group opens its first flagship showroom in Shanghai
By Ferretti Group, ,
4:53 PM Mon 17 Nov 2014 GMT
Ferretti Group has announced the opening of its first Flagship Showroom in Shanghai, located in the prestigious Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Pudong. The new Showroom sits on the bank of Huangpu River, in a beautiful location inside Mandarin Oriental Hotel. ...
Yamaha announces the end of V4 Saltwater Series 115C and 130B
By Yamaha Motor Australia, ,
4:07 PM Mon 17 Nov 2014 GMT
Yamaha Motor Australia announces the end of the legendary V4 Saltwater Series 115C and 130B outboard motors in Australia. These trusted outboards have been powering Australian boaters for almost three decades and are well recognised for their performance and have an enviable reputation for reliability and durability forged in one of the harshest saltwater markets in the world. ...
GC Marine Expo - Winner Mark is Rib-Ready thanks to Sirocco score
By Emma Milne, ,
8:03 AM Mon 17 Nov 2014 GMT
Mark Hoult admits that winning a Sirocco tender at this year’s Gold Coast International Marine Expo could not have come at a better time. 'I’m just about to put my 22-foot Steber cruiser on the water for this summer after a year of getting it ready … and I was definitely in the market for a tender,' he said. ...
Review of boat driver licensing in NSW
By Patchett Neil, ,
4:24 AM Mon 17 Nov 2014 GMT
The Maritime Management Centre of Transport for NSW is carrying out a review of boat driver licensing in NSW and is seeking your comments. Please also circulate this to your network. The review considers when a licence is required, the classification and duration of licences, the process for obtaining a licence and licence fees ...
Singapore yacht associations to merge
By Don Hoyt Gorman, Superyacht News, ,
4:00 AM Sun 16 Nov 2014 GMT
Singapore’s two industry yachting and marine associations have agreed to merge and relaunch in time for the Singapore Yacht Show in April 2015, the directors have confirmed. The Singapore Boating Industry Association, which was incorporated in February 2011 as the lead association for Singapore’s recreational boating industry, and the Superyacht Singapore Association, which was formed in 2007 ...
SBI Key West World Championships - Multiple champions crowned
By Super Boat International, ,
7:06 PM Fri 14 Nov 2014 GMT
The 34th Super Boat International (SBI) Key West World Championships produced some of the most exciting racing seen in nearly a decade with the widest range of conditions and excitement. Miss GEICO won the Superboat Unlimited battle and took first overall during some high-flying action on this past Sunday. ...
Changed boating conditions for power boat races on Lake Albert
By Transport Roads and Maritime Services, ,
3:15 AM Fri 14 Nov 2014 GMT
Boaters are reminded to keep clear of Lake Albert at Wagga Wagga this weekend for the safe staging of power boat races. Roads and Maritime Services has granted an exclusive use aquatic licence to Australian Formula Powerboat Grand to host the event between 7am and 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. ...
2014 Ted Hurley Memorial Classic to kick off on the Murray
By Sally Wright, Murray River ,
9:54 AM Thu 13 Nov 2014 GMT
If you love water skiing, this is an event you cannot miss! The brand new Ted Hurley Memorial Classic, a joint initiative of Mildura Ski Club and Ski Racing Victoria is set to kick off in Wentworth on Saturday, 29 November 2014. The race, in honour of Australian water skiing champion and legend Ted Hurley, will take place in two rivers – starting in the Darling River at Wentworth passing though th ...
Yanmar Joystick Control makes boating easier
By Sonia Appla, ,
4:35 AM Thu 13 Nov 2014 GMT
Brisbane surgeon Micheal Mastry is a recreational boater who appreciates the very finest in life. Not only does he own a stunning 43’ Nor-Tech Monte Carlo, but the twin Yanmar 8LV powered sports boat is the first in Australia to be fitted with the new Yanmar Joystick Control System. ...
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