All Australia articles – Page 3

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    NMMA hosts ‘Cheers & Beers’ reception at Sydney show


    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”


    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’


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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. ...

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    Australia unveils major expansion plan for Two Rocks harbour in Perth


    Plans for new 580-berth facility put out to public consultation

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    Queensland dredging projects to help boost yacht sector


    Two multimillion-dollar dredging projects underway this year in Queensland, Australia will bring significant benefits to the local marine leisure sector. In Cairns, a A$127m scheme to dredge the Trinity Inlet will start shortly, while on the Gold Coast a A$10.3m initiative to deepen the Coomera River is ongoing.a River is ...

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    Australian marina changes name following resort purchase


    The name of one of Australia’s leading marinas has been rebranded as the Coral Sea Marina Resort. The name change follows the November 2018 acquisition of the Coral Sea Resort, which is adjacent to the marina, by owner Paul Darrouzet.

  • The 2019 Adelaide Boat Show connected exhibitors with quality visitors

    Adelaide Boat Show ends on high


    This year’s event attracted 7,698 visitors

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    BIA names new president


    Alan Blake, president of the Boating Industry Association (BIA) of Australia, is stepping down after six years in the role and another nine years as a BIA director. He is succeeded by Darren Vaux, a BIA director since 2005.

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    NauticStar appoints first Australian dealer


    US boatbuilder NauticStar Boats is focusing on “expanding its international footprint” and has named Marine Partners as its first authorised dealer in Australia.

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    Australian marina sector sees moderate revenue and job growth


    Survey provides key indicators on Australia’s marina sector

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    Bellingham completes first phase of Australian marina project


    One of the latest projects for Bellingham Marine in Australia involves the first phase completion of Trinity Point Marina on Lake Macquarie in New South Wales.

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    Maritimo reports multiple sales at Sanctuary Cove show


    Australian cruising yacht manufacturer Maritimo has reported strong sales at the recent Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) – a reflection of its growing status in the international market. The enhancement of its status includes the doubling of its manufacturing plant on Australia’s Gold Coast, a consistent new model launch ...


    Ferretti’s Australian representative opens Melbourne dealership


    In the past fortnight, two of Europe’s largest boatbuilders – Ferretti and Princess – have both appointed new representatives in Australia, while Ferretti’s importer in Australia and New Zealand – Ray White Marine, appointed in 2015 – has expanded by launching a new regional dealership in Melbourne.