• The Kimberley region of Western Australia

    Western Australia and Northern Territories vie for superyacht work


    The success of superyachts cruising to the Kimberley area of northwest Australia is seeing an inter-state challenge develop between Western Australia (WA) and the Northern Territories (NT) to win the support and related opportunities of these visiting yachts.

  • Gold Coast City Marina, home of the Australian Superyacht Rendezvous

    Australia's largest-ever display of superyachts lined up for third Rendezvous


    The 3rd Australian Superyacht Rendezvous (ASR), held from May 17-18 at Gold Coast City Marina Shipyard (GCCM), will this year include the largest display of superyachts ever seen in the country.

  • Whitehaven's Harbour Classic 40 and the 6100 Coupe

    Whitehaven Motor Yachts unveils new models


    Australia’s Whitehaven Motor Yachts used the Empire Lounge at Sydney Seaplane Terminal in Rose Bay recently to officially launch two new vessels – the Harbour Classic 40 and the 6100 Coupe – as well as an exclusive superyacht-inspired interior design package, Euro Edition.

  • Cobalt Boats of Australia

    Cobalt and Bennington Australia open new Gold Coast headquarters


    Cobalt Boats of Australia and Bennington Boats of Australia have opened new national headquarters at Gold Coast-based shipyard The Boat Works. Both companies are now showcasing their latest models in a purpose-built, 350sq ft showroom and marina facility.

  • News

    Australian builder gets new home outside Melbourne


    Australian boatbuilder Whittley Marine and its retail division Whittley Victoria Sales have a new home in a purpose-built manufacturing and retail facility located just north of Melbourne.

  • News

    Flagstaff Marine acquires Australian brokerage


    Australia’s Flagstaff Marine (formerly Visail Sydney) has acquired The Yacht Brokerage (TYBQ) in Queensland for an undisclosed sum. TYB was formed over four years ago and has since grown into one of Australia’s leading brokerage houses.

  • John Lance, owner and director of Marine Trade Supplies

    New mega chandlery on Australian Gold Coast opens for business


    A new mega chandlery has opened on Australia’s Gold Coast as part of The Boat Works’ A$100m investment into expanding the Gold Coast Marine Precinct in Coomera.

  • BIA president Alan Blake

    BIA rejects plans for 25% tax on new and used boats in New South Wales


    The plan put forward by the New South Wales Labour Party to impose a 25% tax on new boats and second-hand recreational boats has been rejected by the Boating Industry Association (BIA), which was surprised by the announcement.

  • Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2014

    SCIBS 2019 nears sell-out


    The organisers of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) have announced a surge in exhibitor bookings for this year’s event, with spaces expected to sell out well before the show opens in May.

  • Savage 655C

    Telwater issues recall on Savage models


    Queensland, Australia-based Telwater has issued a recall on its Savage 645C, 655C and 655C hardtop models built between February 2012 and October 2016.