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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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    US manufacturers hope to win over ‘Down Under’

    2019-08-02T08:43:00Z

    The 52nd edition of the Sydney International Boat Show (SIBS) opened on Thursday with the first-ever USA Pavilion – a block of 15 equipment, component and boat manufacturers exhibiting in a single location as part of the National Marine Manufactures’ Association (NMMA) Export Development Program.

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    The Boat Works doubles in size

    2019-08-01T11:00:00Z

    The Boat Works, Australia’s largest shipyard and marina facility, has doubled in size to 54 acres (218,530sq m) and is on track to welcome the first superyachts to its new purpose-built facility by summer 2019.

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    SIBS preview: Sydney show not just about selling boats

    2019-07-30T15:11:00Z

    Some 60,000 people are expected to visit the Sydney International Boat Show (SIBS) from August 1-5, but with only about 14,000 new boats registered each year in Australia, not a lot of those people are buying boats. But that’s OK, according to Domenic Genua, general manager for marketing and events ...

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    USA Pavilion to debut at Sydney show

    2019-07-30T10:37:00Z

    The debut of the USA Pavilion at the Sydney International Boat Show (SIBS) is a sellout, with 13 exhibitors, companies and industry stakeholders, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), which organised the trade mission.

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    Australian mother charged with buying “getaway yacht” for son to evade cocaine charges

    2019-07-30T09:39:00Z

    Four years after millionaire Markis Turner jumped bail to escape charges of importing 71kg of cocaine into Australia and two years after his arrest on those charges, the man’s mother has been charged with the purchase and provisioning of a getaway yacht that allowed her son to flee authorities, leading ...

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    Sydney International Boat Show set for busy time

    2019-07-25T11:49:00Z

    With just one week to go before the 52nd Sydney International Boat Show (SIBS) opens, the build-up to this – the biggest southern hemisphere marine leisure event – suggests it will be a busy five-day gathering. The IFBSO event, organised by the Boating Industry Association (BIA) and running from August ...

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    Obituary: Ron Allatt

    2019-07-23T13:11:00Z

    Ron Allatt, co-founder of Australian deck hardware manufacturer Ronstan, passed away peacefully last week with his wife Jan at his side. He was 89.

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    2019 Brisbane Boat Show approaches

    2019-07-16T08:50:00Z

    The 2019 Brisbane Boat Show is returning to the Brisbane Convention Exhibition Centre this year from August 23-25. The three-day event is one of the largest recreational boat shows in Queensland, Australia, covering more than 20,000sq m of floor space across four halls at the South Bank venue. ...