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New cruising hydrogenerator produces power at just 2kts of speed By Tristan Campbell, , 8:27 AM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
The newest hydrogenerators from Watt & Sea are lighter, have better hydrodynamics, and are more resistant to corrosion. The Cruising 300 and 600 Models are now available in New Zealand from Kiwi Yachting. Like their predecessors, a propeller on a retractable stern leg sits on the yachts transom, turning water movement into power, with as little as 2 knots boat speed. ...
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Operation Blue Water - 92 per cent compliance rate By Roads and Maritime Services, , 7:51 AM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
During Operation Blue Water, held from 5 to 13 April, 884 vessels, 763 recreational vessels and 61 commercial vessels, were randomly checked by Roads and Maritime Services Boating Safety Officers (BSO). ...
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Call for Victorian boating infrastructure feedback By BIAV, , 6:09 AM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
BIAV President Paul Benjamin today called for recreational boater and marine industry feedback on ideas for improving Victoria’s recreational boating infrastructure and priority boating infrastructure projects. ...
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$600m boost for GC Cruise Ship Terminal By Media Services, , 5:47 AM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
ASF Consortium, the front-runner to build the Gold Coast cruise-ship terminal, has offered to help supplement the Queensland Government’s shortfall, with a pledge of $600 million in infrastructure costs if it gets the go ahead for the $5 billion Broadwater project. ...
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Maritimo starts race season with confidence By Promedia, , 4:03 AM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
Australian luxury cruiser manufacturer Maritimo’s Offshore Racing Team is heading into the first national Superboat Championship races for the year full of confidence. ...
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Hands off shark control gear – fines apply By Fisheries Queensland, , 3:58 AM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
Fisheries Queensland is reminding people to keep their hands off shark control equipment or cop penalties up to $55,000. ...
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Running on Pure Adrenalin By Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, , 12:10 AM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
Ladies who lunch will be treated to the height of luxury and sophistication, hosted onboard the award-winning and covetable Pure Adrenalin superyacht for the Women on Water luncheon, Saturday 24 May, during the 2014 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. ...
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Singapore Yacht Show – it’s a wrap. By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong , 12:49 AM Mon 21 Apr 2014 GMT
The fourth Singapore Yacht Show closed its doors, shut its gates and pulled in the passerelle on the evening of Sunday 13th April amid a cacophony of boat horns and a well-deserved round of substantially more than three cheers. Invited guests headed for the Boater’s Bar to start the post mortems, and Event Director Phil Blake scored a fistful of brownie points as he announced, 'the party’s on us!' ...
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P1 reveals record racing season in the US and UK By P1 AquaX, , 4:40 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
P1 has revealed a record race season this year for its SuperStock powerboats and AquaX personal watercraft series in both in the USA and UK. A 70-race international calendar will get underway at Daytona Beach on the weekend of April 26/27 and the 6-event USA season will include Jacksonville for the first time, with another high-profile venue to be announced later this month. ...
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Singapore Yacht Show sets new high for boating industry in Asia By SYS Media, Singapore , 4:45 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
Around 14,000 public and trade visitors from all over Asia attended the event, which featured a total of 96 watercraft, from jet skis and tenders to luxury motorboats and elegant super yachts, covering a total area some 50% bigger than last year's show. ...
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Pontoon Boats are a hit with families and entertainers By Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, , 10:20 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The ideal option for exploring river reaches, the Gold Coast canals, lakes, bays and inland waters, pontoon boats are enjoying a rise in popularity, thanks to their affordable, stable and social natures. ...
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Dangerous surf conditions to affect the entire NSW coast this weekend By Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit, , 7:36 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Roads and Maritime Services has issued an alert after a Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) warning about dangerous surf conditions forecast to affect the entire NSW coast this weekend. ...
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Charlotte Harbor GP - 77 Lucas third on the podium, first in the press By Barbara Biers, , 2:47 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The biggest and fastest boats on the water lived up to the hype Sunday at the inaugural Charlotte Harbor Super Boat Grand Prix. Nigel Hook, Captain of the #77 Lucas Oil SilverHook said 'Of course we love to win, but we wouldn't be racing without Lucas Oil and parts.com, so to dominate the media, especially against the GEICO juggernaut, was a monumental indicator for the launching our 2014 season. ...
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VRFish challenges NSW recreational fishing tuna proposals By Dallas D'Silva, , 2:20 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
VRFish, the peak recreational fishing body representing Victorian fishers shares concerns held by our NSW counterparts that proposed regulation changes for recreational southern bluefin tuna (SBT) fishing in NSW are ill conceived. ...
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A 3-day event profiles Taiwan’s 1st International Boat Show By TAITRA, , 2:34 AM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
A glowing welcome is underway to welcome the arrival of Taiwan’s first-ever international boat show coming May 8 to 11 to the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center. ...
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Glacier Bay returns to Australia, re-launching at SCIBS By Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, , 1:52 AM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
For James Neilsen from Fishing & Leisure Boats, Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show represents a milestone in the expansion of his business. ...
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New Enertia ECO props- Big benefits for bigger boats By Jonathan Revitt, , 1:43 AM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
Specifically developed by Mercury to maximise fuel economy at cruising speeds, the new Enertia ECO propellers have shown in testing to cut fuel use by 10%. ...
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Spotlight on world's waste in the search for missing aircraft By Media Services, , 1:11 AM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
The search for debris from missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has not turned up any evidence of a crash, but it has trained the world’s gaze on thousands of pieces of junk floating on the ocean’s surface. ...
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Be safe on the water over the long weekends By Ken McManus, , 11:49 AM Sun 13 Apr 2014 GMT
Easter and Anzac day long weekends - Commissioner Stacey Tannos said volunteers would be on duty at MRNSW units along the coastline and inland on the Alpine Lakes and Murray River at Moama over the dual long weekends. 'This will be a great chance for boaters to get out on the water before putting their boat into hibernation for the winter lay-off,' he said. ...
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Singapore Yacht Show 2014. Boats to make your eyes pop. By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Singapore , 7:46 AM Sat 12 Apr 2014 GMT
There really are an awful lot of boats at the Singapore Yacht Show. From super duper superketch Vertigo at 67m and the astonishing Exuma (65m) all the way to a Chris Craft Silver Bullet at a mere 6.15m, there’s pretty much something for everyone here. If your bank manager is going to buck at a loan to buy Cloud 9 for a few tens of million of dollars, then try chartering Exuma, in Asia ...
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Arvor Sportsfish - Where fishing begins. By Collins Marine, , 3:29 AM Sat 12 Apr 2014 GMT
Arvor has launched its latest addition to the brand, the SPORTSFISH range. ...
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Keeping it clean: How microscopic barriers could rescue the Reef By GE Reports, , 3:13 AM Sat 12 Apr 2014 GMT
An innovation from GE is purifying water all over the world! Next stop, the Great Barrier Reef. ...
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Marine15 first keynote speaker announced By Marine15, , 2:49 AM Sat 12 Apr 2014 GMT
The Committee for Marine15 International Conference and Trade Exhibition has announced the first keynote speaker for the event 3-5 May 2015. ...
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Powerboat GP confirms 2014 season calendar By RYA, , 8:31 PM Fri 11 Apr 2014 GMT
Powerboat GP have now confirmed their 2014 season calendar including the return of the historic ‘Chasewater’ venue. New teams, new faces and new boats are all ready and eager to join the hugely successful Powerboat GP series as the competition heats up with everyone aiming to be crowned with the prestigious RYA British Championship titles. ...
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Power to the people at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show By Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, , 7:32 PM Fri 11 Apr 2014 GMT
Making up the majority of boats on the water and on-land displays, the powerboat segment is always a drawcard with visitors at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. ...
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