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Pantaenius Insurance - being seen in yellow, green and orange *Feature By John Curnow, , 6:55 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
So as to be clear, this is an unabashed and not-so-faint reference to the Tour de France, the US Masters and even the humble building site. It’s just that the notion of wearing something that is ‘hi-vis’ is entirely appropriate for the specialist marine insurer, Pantaenius. Since arriving in Australia a little over 18 months ago, they have had no trouble being see - all for the right reasons. ...

Sydney International Boat Show begins! By Jeni Bone, , 4:37 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The perfect Sydney day greeted visitors to the first day of this year's Sydney International Boat Show - chilly morning, clear blue sky, warming up to a 25C top and some gusty breezes over the marina. ...

Glide Free Foils - the dinghy foiling break thru is on the market *Feature By David Schmidt, , 6:32 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
In 2006, the sailing world was stunned with the speed and performance of the foiling Moth, and the genie forever escaped the bottle. Flash-forward just a few short years, and the Moth Worlds were being were contested on foils; jump-forward a bit further still, and the 34th America’s Cup was won using foils. ...

MUIR clarifies corporate structure By Isla McKechnie, , 2:50 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
The Tasmanian-headquartered company urges customers and suppliers to update records to new corporate entity name of Muir Engineering Group Pty Ltd, (MEGPL) from dormant name of Muir Engineering Pty Ltd (MEPL). Same reliable service remains under a different trading name. ...

Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 30, 2014 - KIWI drifts down By Collinson FX, , 1:33 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
July 30, 2014: The EUR dropped to 1.3410 and the GBP 1.6940 after the recent rally in the reserve currency. US Consumer Confidence jumped while Home Prices were subdued. The AUD traded around 0.9400 after local new home sales rose 1.2%. The KIWI drifted lower to 0.8510, the victim of the RBNZ war on the economic recovery ...

Sydney International Boat Show - Changed conditions on Sydney Harbour By Roads and Maritime Services, , 7:55 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Roads and Maritime Services Maritime Director Angus Mitchell said with extra ferry and commercial vessel movements around Darling Harbour and Glebe Island and boats being moved into the display area at Cockle Bay, there would be an increase in boating traffic. ...

Jeanneau adopts a winning strategy with its motor boat ranges By Valerie Toomey, , 4:59 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
The demand for motor boats, stoked by increasingly numerous and diverse leisure pursuits, continues to grow in all continents. Jeanneau is asserting its will to take a dominant position in all segments of this market. ...

Sales at St Kilda’s newest marina exceed expectations By Peter Davey, Melbourne , 3:46 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
oyal Melbourne Yacht Squadron’s new marina opened just last February, but already the demand for the 20 year leases has seen them snapped up, with only four remaining on offer. General Manager Rod Austin said he was delighted with the result. 'We set aside a number of pens across the 10 to 20 metre range to help fund the construction of our new 250 berth marina. ...

Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 29, 2014 - NZD remain target By Collinson FX, , 3:03 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
July 29, 2014: The AUD remains strong, trading around 0.9400, while the KIWI is weaker due to the RBNZ 'jawboning' and deteriorating economic data. The NZD trades 0.8540 but will remain a target for the carry trade with attractive interest rate differentials. ...

New Yanmar diesels pay for themselves By Sonia Appla, , 12:33 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Lighter engines, more power and massive fuel savings, can a re-power be any better than this? Indeed it can, when the cost benefit analysis shows that this dual Yanmar 6HYM-WET re-power will pay for itself in only five years. ...

Marine15 announces MarineX@Marine15 launch By Nik Parker, , 12:30 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The Organising Committee of Marine15 is pleased to announce the launch of MarineX@Marine15. This exciting marketing initiative highlights the scope of the Marine15 tradeshow to develop as the premier marine business to business (B to B) trade exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere. ...

Gold Coast Broadwater no closer to welcoming supermaxis *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 3:44 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The arrival of some of the world’s fastest and largest yachts at the end of this year’s Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race was another disappointment for those hoping to see the super maxis grace the Broadwater. ...

Sydney International Boat Show - all systems go! By BIA NSW, , 2:17 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Visitors to the 2014 Sydney International Boat Show, and there could be more than 60,000 of them, will be treated to a stunning array of new vessels being unveiled for the very first time on the world stage. ...

UK superyacht industry on the rise By British Marine Federation, , 2:02 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The British Marine Federation has released a report entitled ‘Economic Benefits of the UK Boating Industry’ to coincide with its annual conference, which was held in Liverpool as part of the International Festival for Business. ...

EOMAP modelling shows what's under our water By Jeni Bone, , 1:53 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
German and Australian scientists have launched state-of-the-art water quality monitoring tools that will enable anyone in the world to zoom in on what is stirring up under the surface of Australian waters. ...

Great Barrier Reef in a bad state, and getting worse By Media Services, , 1:45 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The Great Barrier Reef is in its worst state since it was World Heritage-listed more than two decades ago, and getting worse, scientists told a Senate inquiry last week. ...

National 4X4 Outdoors Show - Fun for the whole family By Erin Ponton, , 2:22 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
With rock climbing, zorb balls and native animals and reptiles, there truly is entertainment for the whole family at next month's National 4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo at the Melbourne Showgrounds, 22-24 August. ...

Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Organisers add extra sites By Emma Milne, , 2:13 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
High demand for exhibitor space at the GC Int'l Marine Expo has prompted organisers to expand the event site – an indication this year’s showcase of 'all things aquatic' will be the biggest and best yet. Event and Marketing Manager Emma Milne said more than 70% of available sites had already been allocated to a wide range of exhibitors for 'Australia’s only working boat show' from 17-19 October. ...

Queensland-built offshore models to be Brisbane Boat Show highlight By John Daffy, Brisbane , 1:14 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
A Queensland-dominated flotilla of very impressive, newly designed offshore models will be one of the highlights of this year’s Brisbane’s Boat Show. For most people attending the event to be hosted by Marine Queensland at the Brisbane Showgrounds, it will be their first opportunity to see these vessels. ...

Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2014 - Accommodation options! By Kristie Kaighin, Hamilton Island , 9:17 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The Quarterdeck – Now available after a last minute cancellation! This is a fantastic four bedroom villa that sleeps up to 12 people and includes two x buggies plus a private pool. ...

Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week - Sets new event record By Heidi Walton, , 4:39 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 has made history after breaking the record number of entries with more expected to come in this week. ...

Ollie Phillips joins the team at Clipper Ventures By Julia Wall-Clarke, , 10:28 AM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
Former England rugby sevens Captain and 2009 IRB Player of the Year, Ollie Phillips has joined the team at Clipper Ventures, the company that owns and operates the unique Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, as a partnerships and development ambassador. ...

Predictwind helps you pick the best time to depart By Richard Gladwell, , 9:09 AM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
The Departure Planning tool from PredictWind can save huge amounts of time planning and give you more hours sailing. It does this by looking at four different departure dates that are separated by 24 hours, and assessing the weather to pick the best day to leave for a particular journey ...

Sydney International Boat Show - Boatloads to see and do By Domenic Genua, , 2:31 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 Sydney International Boat Show opens next week with both the Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island and the Cockle Bay Marina at Darling Harbour filled to capacity. The show presents everything the water-loving Aussie could ever wish for. ...

National 4x4 Outdoors Show - FMX and more to highlight Action Arena By Erin Ponton, , 1:53 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
Motocross, live music performances, 4WDs and rock crawlers of the real and remote controlled variety will be highlights on the Action Arena at the 2014 National 4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo on August 22-24 at the Melbourne Showgrounds. ...

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