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  • MY Mischief cruising Sydney Harbour
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    Green light for foreign SY charter in Australia

    2019-12-05T08:35:00Z

    New legislation was passed through the Australian Senate today that enables foreign superyachts to charter in Australian waters. The special recreational vessel legislation will allow superyachts use of a coastal trading temporary licence, allowing commercial charter activities.

  • AIMEX president Jeremy Spear
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    AIMEX elects new president

    2019-12-04T12:31:00Z

    The Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) appointed Jeremy Spear as its new president and Peter Dowdney as vice president at its annual AGM in Sydney last week. Both were existing board directors, with Spear formerly serving as vice president and Dowdney as a director.

  • Sanctuary Cove
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    Larger marina and new onshore developments to give boost to SCIBS 2020

    2019-11-28T15:09:00Z

    The 32nd edition of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS 2020), to be held May 21-24, will benefit from an expanded marina and various onshore upgrades which are all gearing up for next year’s event to match the success of SCIBS 2019. SCIBS is one of the two leading ...

  • Superyacht Australia CEO David Good
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    New Bill brings Australian foreign-flag charter licence a step closer

    2019-11-27T11:39:00Z

    Superyacht Australia will be hoping that it will be a case of third time lucky with regards to securing a licence deal that will enable foreign-flagged superyachts to perform charters while in Australia. Over recent years two previous attempts have not made it through the smallest of margins.

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    Gold Anchor scheme enters US market

    2019-11-19T13:32:00Z

    A new collaboration agreement signed between the Marina Industries Association of Australia (MIA) and the US west coast-based Marine Recreation Association (MRA) means that the internationally-recognised 5 Gold Anchors quality accreditation scheme has entered the US market. This transaction opens the door for the scheme to the world’s largest marina ...

  • Coral Sea Marina Resort_WQ
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    Over 100 superyachts expected to visit Australia in 2020

    2019-11-14T12:19:00Z

    Following the promotion of Australia and the South Pacific region at the Monaco and Ft Lauderdale shows, Superyacht Australia is anticipating that over 100 superyachts will visit the country next year. The America’s Cup races being held in Auckland, New Zealand in 2021 is a factor in this increase. 

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    Dynamic Products Australia divests China assets

    2019-11-06T15:12:00Z

    Dynamic Products Corp, an Australian company that designs, manufactures and distributes the complete range of Ron Marks waterskis, wakeboards and action watersports products, has divested its production facilities in China to a prominent local company – Ningbo Osia Industrial Co Ltd.

  • Cranchi Oz
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    Italian builder expands Down Under

    2019-11-01T06:30:00Z

    Italian boatbuilder Cranchi has appointed a new dealer and distributor for Australia. t|d Terence Dean, which is based in Melbourne’s Docklands at New Quay Marina West, has been involved in second-hand sales and brokerage for a number of years. However, this is understood to be their first dealership for an ...

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    TecnoRib expands in Oceania

    2019-10-11T08:00:00Z

    TecnoRib, the official licensee of the Pirelli brand of inflatable boats, has signed an agreement with Barbagallo Marine for the official distribution of its RIBs and jet tenders in Australia.

  • Horizon Global Owner Rendezvous 2019
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    Horizon holds 2nd annual Rendezvous Down Under

    2019-10-09T11:40:00Z

    Taiwan’s Horizon Yachts held its 2019 Global Horizon Yachts Owner Rendezvous in Australia’s Whitsunday Islands last month.

  • Coral Sea Marina Resort_WQ
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    First Queensland marina awarded Platinum accreditation

    2019-10-08T06:00:00Z

    Australia’s Coral Sea Marina Resort, formerly known as Abell Point Marina, is Queensland’s first facility to achieve Platinum accreditation. This accreditation, the highest possible, is awarded under the global Gold Anchors Award scheme managed by the Marina Industries Association (MIA), based in Australia, and TYHA (The Yacht Harbour Association) in ...

  • BSE Cairns Bessy
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    “World’s largest travel lift” given colourful official launch

    2019-08-23T09:38:00Z

    What is said to be the world’s largest marine travel lift, the 1,120-tonne capacity named ‘Bessy’, was officially launched into service earlier this month at the BSE Maritime Solutions-Cairns Slipway shipyard in Cairns, Australia. The launch combined a dramatic mix of lights, fireworks and music.

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    Australian start-up unveils electric hydrofoil PWC

    2019-08-19T14:57:00Z

    Electro.Aero, an Australian start-up based in Perth, has developed what it claims is the world’s first electric hydrofoil personal watercraft – the WaveFlyer.

  • Moonen Yachts The Netherlands
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    Moonen Yachts under Australian ownership

    2019-08-19T09:50:00Z

    Moonen Yachts, the Dutch superyacht builder that went bankrupt this summer , says Matthew and Louise Baxter of Australia are its new owners, replacing Mexican steel giant Altos Hornos de Mexico (AHMSA).

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    Enterprise Florida creating jobs through export growth

    2019-08-12T10:02:00Z

    With only 4% of US companies exporting goods, state organisations like Enterprise Florida play an important role in helping businesses move into foreign markets with the goal of stimulating job growth through export growth. So, it’s no surprise that nine of the 13 US exhibitors at the Sydney International Boat ...

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    Maritimo pursues ambitious global expansion plan

    2019-08-09T14:56:00Z

    An active new model launch programme, major facility investment, and increasing the global reach of its international dealer network are all facets of the ambitious expansion strategy for Maritimo, the Australian luxury yacht builder.

  • GCCM and Sunseeker
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    Sunseeker East Coast Australia expands Queensland presence

    2019-08-08T13:21:00Z

    One of the newest tenants at the Gold Coast City Marina Shipyard (GCCM) is Sunseeker East Coast Australia (SECA), the official dealer for the leading UK luxury yacht brand. The Sunseeker East Coast Australia dealership covers the key markets in Australia of Queensland and New South Wales plus ...

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    Sydney International Boat Show dubbed a “resounding success”

    2019-08-06T08:48:00Z

    With total attendance at just over 60,000 people, the Sydney International Boat Show (SIBS) was dubbed a “resounding success” by its organisers, the Boating Industry Association (BIA).

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    NMMA hosts ‘Cheers & Beers’ reception at Sydney show

    2019-08-05T15:42:00Z

    When trying to establish contacts and a foothold in a new, overseas market it’s not enough to just show up; it requires legwork and marketing, and in some cases, a little libation.

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    BIA president calls boating “the drug of choice”

    2019-08-05T13:30:00Z

    Australia’s Boating Industry Association (BIA) president Darren Vaux opened the 52nd edition of the Sydney International Boat Show (SIBS) last week by telling his members and exhibitors from around the world that the industry should adopt a universal promotional message: “Boating: The Drug of Choice.”