2016 Powerboat GP RYA British Championship revving up for blast off
, , 7:17 AM Tue GMT
The 2016 Powerboat GP RYA British Championship kicks off with the Lowestoft Grand Prix over the Bank Holiday weekend (01-02 May). Some 50 competitors, spanning seven different powerboat classes, will battle it out at Oulton Broad for the honour of the first points in the 2016 championship.
Virginia powerboaters and PWC drivers need boating safety education
, , 4:06 PM Mon GMT
This course completion certificate or card must be kept within a boater’s possession when boating along with picture identification. Passing the course could earn a discount on a boat’s or PWC’s insurance policy.
2016 Nautique Wake Open - Harley Clifford and Meagan Ethell in action
, , 2:42 AM Mon GMT
2016 Nautique Wake Open - Harley Clifford (AUS) took home the top spot and overall win in the Men’s Pro Finals at the 2016 Nautique Wake Open presented by Rockstar Energy at Orlando Watersports Complex. He put on an impressive performance while riding behind the award-winning Super Air Nautique G23, including pulling one of the biggest tricks of the day with a double half-cab roll.
2016 Nautique Wake Open - Pro Men/Women battle for a spot in finals
, , 12:45 AM Sun GMT
2016 Nautique Wake Open - The star-studded field of professional athletes hit the water during today’s competition for Pro Men Quarterfinals and Pro Women Semifinals, while Amateur divisions competed for supremacy in their division Finals.
Amateur competition kicks off day two of 2016 Nautique Wake Open
, , 2:32 AM Sat GMT
The second day of the Nautique Wake Open kicked off with amateur divisions beginning their elimination qualifiers, along with the Pro Wakeskate Semifinals. Temperatures in the low 80’s and sunny-blue skies provided optimal weather for riders of all ages and skill levels who were on hand to compete behind the award-winning Super Air Nautique G23 at the second stop of the Nautique Wake Series
Riders hit the water for opening day of 2016 Nautique Wake Open
, , 1:32 AM Fri GMT
Today, the Nautique Wake Open presented by Rockstar Energy hosted the first of four days scheduled for this weekend’s event at the world-famous Orlando Watersports Complex (OWC). This weekend the sport’s brightest stars are set to kick off the opening round of the Wakeboarding World Series (WBWS) and second stop of the Nautique Wake Series, the only series that puts riders first.
2016 Newport International Boat Show - NFNP Award submissions now open
, , 4:18 AM Wed GMT
Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, are accepting applications for the 2016 Newport For New Products (NFNP) Awards.
Four myths from the BoatUS Foundation about boat fire extinguishers
, , 3:15 PM Tue GMT
Every spring, the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water receives questions from boaters about fire extinguishers.
Yamaha Motor Australia launches full range of VMAX SHO engines
, , 10:37 AM Tue GMT
In addition to the VMAX SHO’s proven tournament credentials these outboards are also extremely versatile offering a reliable, high performance alternative for a huge range of Australian sports, social ski and race boats.
Super Boat proud to announce sponsor lineup for 2016
, , 2:41 AM Tue GMT
Super Boat International (SBI) is proud to announce EDOX Watches, the revolutionary and innovative watchmaker since 1884, as the 'Official Timing Partner' of Super Boat International. Also, GEICO, providing affordable insurance since 1936, returns in 2016 as an official sponsor, who continues to proudly support SBI.
Parade of 8000 boats in Amsterdam
, , 6:08 AM Sun GMT
Every five years the parade of ships 'Sail Amsterdam' takes place. In August thousands of vessels, from small sailboats to large replicas of caravels, arrive together at the IJ bay north of the city and then pass to the capital of the Netherlands. In 2015 involving 8,000 vessels!
Victory Team puts finishing touches to perfect racing at XCAT Series
, , 3:17 PM Sat GMT
Dubai 33 got the better of Spirit of France (Francois Pinelli and Saul Bubacco) in their first round run before defeating Six (Tomaso Polli and Matteo Nicolini) in the second round and then Team Australia (Brett Luhrmann and Pal Virik Nilsen) in the semi-final.
Perfect long lap strategy by Victory Team at 2016 XCAT World Series
, , 4:02 PM Fri GMT
The battle for third spot was eventually where all the action was with Swecat, Gold Coast Australia (Tom Barry-Cotter and Ross Willaton) and Dubai 33 (Salem Al Adidi and Eisa Al Ali) all battling it out for the final podium spot.
UIM XCAT World Series – Victory Team start Dubai GP in pole position
, , 10:34 AM Fri GMT
In the new-format race for Emaar Pole Position, the duo claimed the fastest times in all three qualifying sessions to book their top spot.
XCAT World Series– Gold Coast.Australia gives a real run for the money
, , 3:44 PM Thu GMT
Recording the third fastest time of the afternoon (2:37.306) were the Altman Marine pair of Jay Price and Sean Torrente, who were particularly pleased with their showing considering this was the first time trying out the newly introduced XCAT Mercury ROS 400 engines.
New Mercury Active Trim – Revolutionises trimming your boat
, , 10:08 AM Thu GMT
Mercury Marine’s new Active Trim system is now available for boat lovers. The new technology has already gained fans around the world for the way it automatically and effortlessly trims an engine or engines.
BoatUS Staff speak up about eight boat spring commissioning goof-ups
, , 2:55 PM Wed GMT
From the crewmembers of the nation’s largest boater advocacy, safety and services group, BoatUS. And like most boaters, they aren’t perfect. They make mistakes and learn from them too.
UIM XCAT World Series – Pressure on for Victory Team duo in Dubai
, , 10:16 AM Wed GMT
The pressure will be on when Arif Al Zaffain and Nadir bin Hendi return to racing in Dubai this weekend. The Victory Team duo already lead the Series going into the second round of the UIM XCAT World Series at Dubai International Marine Club from April 15-16, but there are always a few extra nerves making their presence felt when they’re in front of a home crowd.
UIM XCAT World Powerboating Series heads for South Korea
, , 1:05 PM Tue GMT
That was announced at a press conference in Dubai today attended by HE Saif Al Ketbi (President of the World Professional Powerboating Association), Essa Kharbash (WPPA board member), Sid Bensalah (Secretary General of the WPPA) and members of the preparatory committee for the Korean event.
Alfredo to return to Dubai for second round of UIM XCAT World Series
, , 9:58 AM Tue GMT
The Italian topped the podium last time the Series stopped in Dubai – at the end of 2015 – and will be hoping for a similar result when racing gets underway at Dubai International Marine Club.
Brunswick Corporation appoints new president of the Boat Group
, , 4:37 PM Mon GMT
Huw Bower now will be responsible for the 14 brands which comprise the Brunswick Boat Group. These include Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Brunswick Commercial and Government Products, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris, Lowe, Lund, Meridian, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray and Uttern. Bower will be based at Brunswick's corporate headquarters in Lake Forest.
2016 Asian Marine and Boating Awards - Overall report
, Shanghai , 7:32 PM Sun GMT
The Asian Marine and Boating Awards Ceremony 2016 was held at the venue of the China (Shanghai) International Boat Show on the first evening of the show.
Predictwind's Offshore App supports Redport Optimiser - get a deal now
, , 3:16 AM Sun GMT
Predictwind's Offshore App now supports the RedPort Optimizer. For the next seven days Predictwind have negotiated a 20% discount on the Optimizer and XGate for all PredictWind customers.
Naiad Design and Auora Yachts exhibit at China International Boat Show
, , 5:09 PM Fri GMT
Naiad Design and Auora Yachts are at the China International Boat Show on the Trade New Zealand Stand on J31. There are several vessels on display including a Naiad 11.3 Patrol vessel. Based in Dalian, China, Aurora Yachts are one of eight builders licenced around the world to build Naiad Designs.
Victory Team lived up to their reputation at XCAT Powerboating Series
, , 3:53 PM Fri GMT
It was not a race without drama, however, as Team Australia (Brett Luhrmann and Paul Virik Nilsen) and Abu Dhabi Team five (Rashed Al Tayer and Faleh Al Mansoori) collided at the first turn and the Australians flipped their boat.
Victory Team duo out-pace competitors at UIM XCAT World Series
, , 2:12 PM Thu GMT
Looking at the podium it was interesting to note that two of the three places were occupied by boats with two-stroke engines.
Tayer and Mansoori master Pole Position format at XCAT World Series
, , 11:56 AM Thu GMT
The duo left it to their last lap in the first qualifying session to avoid finishing as one of the bottom five teams who were knocked out of contention, with the top nine progressing to session two.
Nordhavn returns to Gold Coast Marine Expo to exhibit a boat model
Gold Coast Marine Expo
, , 9:31 AM Thu GMT
Major international motor yacht marque Nordhavn has joined the growing list of big boating brands to reserve on-water berths at the biggest-ever GCIME in May.
The China (Shanghai) International Boat Show is On the Move
CIBS / Sinexpo
, Shanghai, China , 4:15 AM Thu GMT
Like many aquatic organisms, as it grows CIBS has to find a new, larger home. While the show and exhibitors have been well served over the past few years at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Centre, it has once again outgrown its current accommodations.
XCAT World Series– Team Australia couldn’t have asked for better debut
, , 2:23 PM Wed GMT
Brett Luhrmann and Pal Virik Nilsen completed a fastest lap of 2:53.022 to finish ahead of defending Series champions Victory Team