MarineBusiness-World.com
 
 
News Home FishingBoating Photo Gallery Australian Cruising Sail-World Australia
Sail-World.com : Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show charts the rise of Sailing
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show charts the rise of Sailing


'Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2010'    Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show    Click Here to view large photo

The 2014 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS), May 22 to 25 2014, will be the place to see the newest sailing vessels, both performance and cruising yachts, mono and multihulls, for those who dream of feeling the wind in their hair and exploring boundless blue horizons.

Sailing is enjoying a boost in popularity, thanks in part to ‘the Jessica Watson effect’, the success of Australia’s sailors at the London Olympic Games in 2012 and the protracted, thrilling America’s Cup series which brought the multihulled wonders to the world’s attention.

But there’s more to it than media and international events, according to Lee Randall, Principal at Spirit Marine in Manly, Queensland, exhibiting at the 2014 SCIBS in May.

'There’s a return in consumer confidence and the emergence of a smarter buying population,' he points out. Spirit Marine is Beneteau dealer for Queensland and Nautitech importer for Australia.

'There are other social factors at play too,' he continues. 'Diesel is not getting any cheaper, people are conscious of the costs. They are busier than ever before and looking for a more relaxing experience, a quiet connection to the ocean, which is where sailing fits the bill perfectly.'

The stunning Catana 42 is one of many exceptional sailing craft from Multihull Solutions -  Multihull Solutions_©   Click Here to view large photo

At Multihull Solutions, Mark Elkington says he has seen a rise in interest in sailing catamarans among the retiree cruiser market, looking to spend many months enjoying Pacific and world cruising, attracted by the low running costs, safety, stability and comfort that a multihull offers at sea.

'The main growth area in the worldwide sailing market is sailing catamarans,' says Elkington. 'The reason we feel the multihull sailing market is experiencing this growth is due to the change in buyers’ requirements. These new buyers want stability, safety and comfort and their budgets are also well suited to the higher price of multihulls.

'These buyers don’t want performance sailing at 35° and the compact living of your usual mono. They want the space, the shoal draft, beachability, and 360° view from the interior living spaces, as is now the norm for modern and market-leading designs.'

And where once rigging, spars and equipment, sailing terminology and gadgetry were complicated and costly, the next generation of sailing yachts have been designed to simplify the entire experience and dealers offer sailing lessons and guidance for new owners.

'It’s our objective as dealers to demystify sailing,' says Randall. 'We spend a lot of time instructing people on how to use their new boats and Beneteau as a brand has evolved design wise to be more ergonomic, easier to use and more user-friendly, for people crossing over from powerboats or entering the boating market for the first time.
'The main market for sailing these days are families and couples planning extended cruising.

'For the majority who buy new boats, the focus will be coastal cruising and they will move up to longer trips, depending on work commitments. While our market is across the board, sailing will always be popular with professional people, retirees and those coming close to retirement.'

Spirit Marine will be exhibiting the Sense 46 model at the 2014 SCIBS.

'This is a transitional yacht that doesn’t intimidate people. It’s a good entry level boat that suits all kinds of people, across all demographics,' says Randall.

Randall advises those interested in finding out more about the options in sailing yachts to attend SCIBS, 'find somebody they’re comfortable with, and who will explain the product to them, not just sell it to them'.

Paul Taylor, broker at Ensign Ship Brokers which represents Bavaria and Nauticat, says sailing is enjoying a resurgence as a 'cool sport', thanks to the high profile of the America’s Cup in San Francisco last year, which elevated the sport to Formula 1 status to the broader public.

'There are a lot of young people getting in to sailing all over Australia,' he says. 'It’s competitive and social. There’s the camaraderie, it’s open to everybody at all skill levels and you don’t have to have lots of money. Kids are moving from Moths and Lasers and progressing through with a love of sailing.'

He says Baby Boomers are also realising their long-held cruising ambitions. 'Over the past few years, the market has been quite flat, making prices more competitive and giving people access to newer, larger vessels. This is attracting new people to sailing who may never have considered it before.'

Sailing delivers all the serenity and adventure people of all walks of life are seeking, says Taylor. 'We are girt by sea after all! There are so many good cruising grounds and facilities in Australia. From a live-aboard perspective, it’s an economical way to live, whether that’s at a marina or moorings. It’s a great lifestyle, you meet lots of interesting people, and you can see the country from the sea. The Grey Nomads often do the coast by yacht and then inland by camper.'

Taylor says up north, miners are flocking to sailing for both recreation and accommodation. 'We have found they are buying yachts and spending their swing – their week off – on their boat. It’s a lifestyle choice.'

At SCIBS 2014, Ensign will have a strong showing of around seven yachts on water, including a good selection of Bavaria yachts, sail and power, and the Nauticat 40, a performance sailing cat ideal for bluewater cruising.

Peter Hrones, Team Windcraft Managing Director says the sailing market that is proving the most vital and expanding is the couples segment. 'Couples whose children have or are nearing end of schooling. They are keen to give more time to their own activities while still relatively young and healthy, and their children can join them. Also younger families keen to enjoy an activity which brings them all together,' he says.

Hrones, whose company represents Dehler, Hanse and Moody brands, says the reasons for taking up sailing are varied, but include simply 'playing in local waterways, and then they get the ‘bug’ of sailing and plan longer cruises'.

'Likewise, they may find their competitive spirits kindled and take up competing in local club races and regattas. For some they are fulfilling long held dreams to sail the world.'

He says cost and environmental concerns are prime concerns. 'Sailing is about the journey as well as the destination. Getting there is interesting, challenging and fun. Sailing provides an endless learning curve and sense of achievement. It only takes one person to drive a power boat, whereas all passengers can if they wish participate in sailing a yacht. A yacht is very versatile and can keep all members of the party happy.'

Like all sailors, Hrones says the sheer joy of sailing has to felt to be understood. 'It arises from the fundamental pleasure of simply catching a bit of wind in a cloth to propel your craft across the water. You are at one with nature, the elements are what is important. In this modern age of gadgets, screens, noise and business, it is pure pleasure to come back to basics and focus on one activity.'

Thankfully, in a more practical sense, he says 'modern boats are easier and more comfortable to sail which makes them even more appealing'.


SailTime is a membership-based alternative to yacht syndication. Since 2009 when the Australian division launched with a single boat and single location, Pittwater, the company now has 14 boats at six locations on the east coast, from Hobart to Moreton Bay.

SailTime Australia founder, Graham Raspass says sailing is viewed as a pastime the entire family can enjoy together. 'While the kids are still young enough to spend time with their parents, sailing allows you to travel, spend time as a family unit and create memories. Perhaps one of the parents has sailed in their youth and they’re reliving the joys of their youth. Most people say they are looking to sailing for a healthier, outdoor lifestyle and the opportunity to entertain family and friends.

'With memberships starting from $635 per month, we offer a low cost, flexible means of getting in to yachting.'
SailTime membership covers member access to all the boats at all the bases – whether that’s Port Stephens, Moreton Bay, Lake Macquarie, Pittwater, Sydney Harbour or Hobart.

'We also have a sailing school attached to the business, offering training for both beginners and experienced sailors,' says Raspass.

'We provide the whole solution, recommending a boat that suits in terms of size, then getting you up and running. We like to think of it as ‘try before you buy’. We have families who move on to owner-members and we manage their boat in our fleet.'

The SailTime fleet has recently been bolstered by the addition of two new Lagoon 400 catamarans, due to client demand.
At SCIBS 2014, SailTime will have the Jeanneau 379 on display and will be outlining their program in terms of sailing membership and learn-to-sail opportunities.

Proudly sponsored by Club Marine, the 2014 SCIBS will run from Thursday, May 22 to Sunday, May 25.

Tickets are now available online from Ticketmaster.com.au

For more information, visit www.sanctuarycoveboatshow.com


by Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.marinebusiness-world.com/index.cfm?nid=118852

11:20 AM Thu 30 Jan 2014GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2014 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

Related News Stories:

21 Jan 2014  New faces join 'old hands' on Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show t
21 Dec 2013  Tickets now on sale for 2014 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
10 Dec 2013  Sanctuary Cove attracts a new generation of exhibitors
18 Nov 2013  New SCIBS website one-stop shop for exhibitors
10 Nov 2013  Executive changes at Sanctuary Cove
05 Nov 2013  Exhibitors off the blocks and booking for SCIBS 2014
22 Oct 2013  Innovations, incentives and new fee structures for SCIBS 2014
16 Oct 2013  Club Marine onboard for Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2014




Marine Business News

November 27, 2014: The NZD has been impacted by weaker commodities (mainly dairy) but not to the extent of its ANZAC partner. The KIWI trades back towards 0.7900 while the cross has spiked north. China remains crucial to commodity demand and all signs point to a slowing in demand. ... [more]  

When it was presented at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the Monte Carlo Yachts 86 was one of the contenders for the Editors’ Choice Awards, winning in the 80-89 feet Best Motor Yacht category. ... [more]  

This summer children are invited to release their inner aquanaut and explore the mysteries of the deep in an exciting new adventure land opening at the National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour – Voyage to the Deep: Underwater Adventures. ... [more]  

Victorian freshwater anglers are reminded new catch limits will apply to Murray cod fishing this season, which opens on 1 December 2014. ... [more]  

Oceanair has launched two new producst at METS, the worlds largest international boatshow, held in The Netherlands. Oceanair’s innovative SKYSOL Mini pleated blind has been designed specifically for portlights with cost and quality in mind. The second new product released is SKYSOL Precision, a cost-effective, compact pleated blind for yacht windows ... [more]  

The new application from PredictWind for Mac and PC is revolutionary for accessing weather data when offshore. Accessing GRIB files, Weather Routing, GMDSS forecasts and Satellite Imagery is now a simple task with the unique and user friendly interface. ... [more]  

November 26, 2014: The AUD has dropped back to four year lows, falling below 0.8600, a more than 50% retracement from technical highs. The AUD is under siege and the KIWI has been infected, now testing 0.7800, on the downside. ... [more]  

November 25, 2014: The single currency bounced to 1.2430 while the GBP jumped to 1.5700. These are likely dead-cat bounces as the EUR drifts towards 1.2000! Commodity currencies gave up some of last weeks gains, with the KIWI falling back to 0.7850, while the AUD was the big loser. The AUDUSD fell to 0.8615 impaired by the reality of the Chinese interest rate cut. ... [more]  

Chairman and founder of the Clipper Race, Sir Robin Knox Johnston said: 'The Clipper Race is very pleased to welcome Hyde Sails back on board as Official Sails Supplier for our fourth consecutive race partnership. Hyde Sails evolved with us when we introduced the new Clipper 70 fleet in the last race and we were very pleased with how well the new sail wardrobes stood up to almost a year' ... [more]  

For over fourteen years now Matthew Willett has been selling new and used powerboats to hundreds of happy customers. His love of boats and the ocean goes back to his childhood with his skills honed from serving for ten years in the Royal Australian Navy. ... [more]  

Marine Rescue Middle Harbour Unit Commander Peter Nott said thieves had stolen the motor from a 3.9m aluminium runabout that is the centrepiece of the unit’s annual raffle, damaging the boat in the process. The raffle prize is a Quintrex 390 Explorer runabout fitted with a 9.9hp Mercury 4-stroke outboard on a registered Quintrex trailer, worth almost $9,000. ... [more]  

HanseYachts AG ended the first quarter of the new fiscal year (1 July 2014 – 30 September 2014) with another significant increase and is continuing on its growth course. A positive EBITDA is expected for the current fiscal year 2013/2014. ... [more]  

Yamaha's 2014 Oceania Marine Technician Grand Prix has been run and won. The Yamaha technician GP is a training and skills contest where the best technicians from all over Australia and New Zealand come to compete. Competitors are put through a series of challenges to test their knowledge and skill in a simulated workshop environment. ... [more]  

The world’s largest sailing media group, Sail-World.com, held its first continental group meeting at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) this week. METS is the world’s largest B2B Marine show and this year it had a record 1358 exhibitors and more than 21,000 Marine industry representatives. ... [more]  

2015 Chicago Boat, RV and Strictly Sail Show - US Sailing and the National Marine Manufacture Association have partnered to enable one-design dinghy classes to promote their class associations and one-design sailing in general at the Chicago Boat, RV and Strictly Sail Show. ... [more]  

BUKH Diesel UK Ltd has been acquired by UK based design engineering firm, Supacat Group, which has signed a new distribution agreement with BUKH A/S Denmark, creating a new sales and customer support service for the UK and Ireland marine engine market. ... [more]  

Zhik’s ZK Seaboots have been developed for extreme weather protection in the most demanding sailing conditions, using a combination of neoprene, rubber and merino to provide unparalleled warmth, flexibility and total protection. Whether you are driving a RIB, on a delivery trip or extending your boating season into the winter months, these Zhik Seaboots will keep your feet warm and dry. ... [more]  

The Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) confirmed its status as the world-leading B2B event of its kind this week in Amsterdam RAI. A record number of 21,086 visitors were welcomed by a record number of 1358 exhibitors. Crucially, early results of the post-show surveys prove that visitors and exhibitors alike were pleased with the results of the three-day event. ... [more]  

November 21, 2014: Commodities fought a rear guard action and the associated currencies attempted to stem the losses, with the AUDUSD pushing back to 0.8620, while the NZD moved up to 0.7860. ... [more]  

EMC Computer Systems Spain, the Spanish arm of the EMC Corporation, has signed a sponsorship agreement with the Fundació Navegació Oceànica Barcelona (FNOB), the company organising the Barcelona World Race, to become the technological provider for the double-handed, non-stop, round the world regatta. EMC will meet the data storage and backup needs of the Barcelona World Race. ... [more]  

On Monday 17 November, an impressive line-up of speakers at 13th International Sailing Summit shared ideas and best practice from around the world, demonstrating how the sailing industry can change to increase and retain participation, through innovation, technology and cultural changes. British Cycling has seen its membership grow by 567% since 2005. ... [more]  

An auction is set to be held at Runaway Bay Marina, Gold Coast, on Saturday 22nd November. Telephone bidding is available by contacting, Jo on 0407 213 557, or email, jo@marineauctions.com.au. ... [more]  

The 2015 London Boat Show has today (Thursday 20 November) agreed to a title sponsorship deal with Forex trading company, CWM FX. The 2015 Show will become known as the CWM FX London Boat Show. CWM FX offers quality, user-friendly and professional trading platforms and features, giving users the power to customise their trading experience to fit personal needs for any trade, anywhere, any time. ... [more]  

Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, has announced its next generation of open-array digital radars – the GMR™ 424, 624/626 and 1224/1226 xHD2. Continuing to set the standard for open-array radars, the xHD2 series offers brand new features and capabilities that provide better precision, targeting and performance while transmitting power at four, six and 12 kilowatts respectively. ... [more]  

Garmin Ltd has announced a new line of scanning transducers designed to accommodate any calibre of mariner, from the casual cruiser to the professional angler. Supporting both the newest lines of Garmin echoMAP and GPSMAP chartplotters and multifunction displays (MFD), this full array of thru-hull and transom-mounted transducers are a valuable addition to any vessel. ... [more]  

November 20, 2014: The KIWI also staggered as Dairy prices were hit by the prospect of increased competition arising from China Free Trade Agreements. The NZD fell to 0.7860 and may face some short term pressures mellowed by interest rate differentials. ... [more]  

The Maritime Management Centre and Sailability NSW have announced a partnership to promote lifejacket awareness. The Centre has presented Sailability NSW with 50 new generation lifejackets so their volunteers can act as ambassadors by wearing them and role modelling behaviour to further encourage everyone on the water to wear lifejackets. ... [more]  

Arvor reveals new diesel range by Arvor Boats Australia
Boat building should be both creative and technical and Arvor has always sought to push back its boundaries. This is what inspired its creators in the first place. And this is what leads us to the future. This summer Arvor Boats are delighted to announce the launch of two new models to the hugely popular and ever growing Arvor range – the 690 D and 730 D. ... [more]  

Carla Demaria, President of Monte Carlo Yachts, Board member of Italian Yachting Federation (UCINA) and the Board of Bénéteau Group and General Manager of Bénéteau Brand, has given a fascinating keynote speech at the opening ceremony of METS 2014. ... [more]  

Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2015? It is always good to book early to secure the best properties. We are also offering early bird discounts for bookings between now and February 2015. ... [more]  

November 19, 2014: The GDT dairy auction overnight showed prices falling 3.1% from two weeks ago, this pushed the NZD down from overnight highs nearing 0.7950. The NZD pushed lower on all crosses after the auction to trade 0.6312 and 0.5050 against the EUR and GBP. ... [more]  

Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, has announced a new line of echoMAP combination chartplotters that integrates scanning sonar capabilities without the need of an additional sounder black box. Along with a user-friendly interface and built-in cartography, the new echoMAP series proves to be a valuable tool for boaters and anglers of all types. ... [more]  

Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, has announced the GSD 25, a premium sonar module that offers traditional sonar, 1kW CHIRP, CHIRP DownVü and CHIRP SideVü scanning sonar for a versatile, all-in-one black box. The GSD 25 is the ultimate solution for the boater or angler that requires both scanning capabilities and traditional sonar. ... [more]  

Profit improvement and strong cash flow for Dometic Group in Q3
METS 2014 - Jefa Steering wins DAME award
Furrion to launch Europe distribution center
Riviera’s 565 SUV acknowledged in the Americas as best of the best
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - Huge success for Maritimo
Superior adds to Sales Force
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Nov 18 - Japan in recession, Kiwi +ve
METS 2014 - Exposure Marine wins DAME Design Award
Marina training a success in Dubai
NSW inspires trans-Tasman safety push
New team member at OneSails GBR East Loft
Dubai Maritime City Authority registers 574 marine vessels in 2014
Ferretti Group opens its first flagship showroom in Shanghai
Gulf Craft to invest $100 million in developing luxury yacht facility
Yamaha announces the end of V4 Saltwater Series 115C and 130B
Yachting Australia looking for Sport Services Coordinator
Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show - Exhibitor applications are now open
Visit Doyle Sails New Zealand at METS 2014
GC Marine Expo - Winner Mark is Rib-Ready thanks to Sirocco score
Traditional canoe culture and a new look at Endeavour
Review of boat driver licensing in NSW   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Nov 15 - The beaches beckon   
Singapore yacht associations to merge   
Festival of Sails: RGYC announces Rex Gorell Land Rover major sponsor   
Moth Worlds 2015: Sliced bread, sheep stations, awe and reverence *Feature   
Spirit Yachts Asia announce new Hong Kong Office   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Nov 14 - US Equities unchallenged   
Australian marine technology to be showcased at next week's METS 2014   
Call for increased efforts to realise single ASEAN Shipping Market   
Pantaenius Insurance - 'Know boats, me.' *Feature   
METS 2014 - Carla Demaria prepares to strike the tone   
METS 2014 - Halyard to launch innovative thermal insulation product   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: November 13 - Bulls beware   
SSCBC - The once little club with a big heart   
Yanmar Joystick Control makes boating easier   
Book your meeting with Superior at METS   
Australian Marine Alliance (AMA) savages NSW Fisheries minister   
Malaysia becoming preferred destination for yachting tourism   
Indonesian Govt eases yacht permits to boost ‘marine tourism’   
Gamma Yachts delivers Gamma 20 to opera singer Andrea Bocelli   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
  





Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS MBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT