|News for the Last 7 Days - Power Boat World
New cruising hydrogenerator power packs generates at 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. ...
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). ...
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. ...
$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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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!' ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...