|News for the Last 7 Days - Marine Business World
Yachties forbidden cargo 'deliberately hidden' claims NZ officials
By Peter de Graaf - Northern Advocate, ,
10:15 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
The hidden fruit was found when Ministry of Primary Industry staff and a special sniffer dog named Snoop checked boats heading to Opua and Whangarei. Biosecurity checks have been ramped up following the discovery of two Queensland fruit flies in Whangarei earlier this year. The finds sparked major detection and containment exercises costing more than $2 million. ...
Invitations to exhibit at Sydney Trailer Boat Show now open
By Domenic Genua, ,
2:56 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
The Sydney Trailer Boat Show will again run at Sydney Showground at Sydney Olympic Park, one of Australia’s leading and best known exhibition grounds. Having moved to this location from Rosehill in 2014, the venue has proved popular with the boating industry, and has laid the foundation for a long and beneficial future at the new site. ...
2015 Three Peaks Race has been cancelled
By Terry Travers, Tasmania ,
1:51 PM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
In a dismal day for adventure style racing The Australian Three Peaks Race committee of the Mersey Yacht Club inc. announced that the 2015 Three Peaks Race has been cancelled and the organisation will go into recess. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Dec 20 - Sea change options reduced
By Collinson FX, ,
11:21 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
December 20, 2014: The week dominated by the Fed closed strongly with equities surging towards record highs and wiping out previous losses. Christmas is upon us so expectations for any sea-change will be reduced. A good look at GDP growth in Europe and the US should confirm a fairly ordinary 2014, this week, while confidence may be reflected in the consumer with cheaper energy. ...
Boats.com announces three-year sponsorship agreement with YJA
By YJA, ,
3:47 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
Boats.com, the global online resource for boating enthusiasts to explore, discover and research, is delighted to announce an exciting three-year sponsorship deal with the Yachting Journalists’ Association (YJA) for its prestigious Yachtsman of the Year awards. ...
Thailand Elite partners with Phuket International Boat Show
By Phuket International Boat Show, ,
9:49 AM Sat 20 Dec 2014 GMT
Organisers of the Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX), held eighth to 11th January 2015 at Royal Phuket Marina, confirm a strategic partnership with Thailand Elite, the world’s first country membership programme, to showcase Phuket and Thailand's yachting lifestyle to Thailand Elite members and provide a marketing ...
Phuket International Boat Show 2015 preview
By Pimex: Phuket International Marine Exhibition, ,
10:38 AM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
Next big Phuket Event will be the 12th Phuket International Boat Show presented by Thailand Elite coming up in the New Year. With the show only a month away we are entering the home strait with very few spaces left in water and in the hall for exhibitor booking. ...
America's Cup: Full CAS report finds both ISAF and de Ridder at fault
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, ,
4:37 AM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
The Decision of the Court for Arbitration of Sport over the suspension of Dutch sailor Dirk de Ridder has been circulated.
The report, which was earlier reported in summary form as to the decision, confirms a 18month suspension on de Ridder, one of the Netherlands' top sailors ...
Boot 2015 in Düsseldorf - Experience Hansegroup in 360°
By Thorben Will, ,
3:29 AM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
Just like every year, the traditional boat show in Düsseldorf with 1650 exhibitors will be the highlight of the worldwide boat show season. More than 250,000 private and trade visitors are expected from over 60 countries – this makes the 'boot' the undisputed number one among water sports shows. HanseYachts AG from Greifswald is also on hand with a huge range of models and is premiering not one ...
Learn to make personal watercraft safety a priority this summer
By Mairata Neena, ,
2:19 AM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
Transport for NSW Maritime Management Centre today announced a community education program this summer to promote safe and responsible use of personal watercraft (PWC). ...
Sunbrella Fabrics supports US Olympic and Paralympic Sailors
By US Sailing, ,
1:57 AM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider today announced a major partnership with Sunbrella® fabrics, the leading producer of performance and marine canvas around the globe. Effective immediately, Sunbrella will be named as a Gold-level sponsor of the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, the nation's Olympic and Paralympic sailing team, and also as the presenting sponsor of ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Dec 19 - Oil resumes slippery slide
By Collinson FX, ,
12:14 AM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
December 19, 2014: Oil prices resumed downward momentum, testing new lows, pushing energy costs lower. NZ GDP numbers met expectations with the last quarter rising 1% to 3.2% annually. Modifications to the methodology of growth calculation cast a shadow over the numbers but the economy looks healthy compared to most. ...
2014 Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show sets a new benchmark
By Event Media, Pattaya ,
8:30 PM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
The 2014 Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show, held 27th to 30th November at South East Asia's largest marina, Ocean Marina, came to a close having set a series of new records. The largest exhibitor display (12,000 sqm) and the most exhibitors (104) ever, as well as the best quality line-up of boats in-the-water and 5,820 visitors to the Show made it the largest visitor turnout yet. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Dec 18 - Brent Oil boost for markets
By Collinson FX, ,
12:25 PM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
December 18, 2014: Oil(Brent) rebounded to $63 overnight pushing energy stocks higher and boosting equity markets. The NZD Currently trades 0.6207 and 0.4925 against the EUR and GBP, down slightly on yesterdays levels. The NZDAUD has been trading in a wide volatile range in the last 24 hours sitting 0.9440 this morning, down from a high of 0.9490. ...
St Thomas International Regatta - Major sponsor announced
By Carol Bareuther, ,
3:42 AM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
Organizers of the St. Thomas International Regatta are proud to announce that Cruzan Rum and Presidente beer, distributed by Glazer’s Premier Distributors, LLC, will provide major sponsorship in support for the 2015 regatta. ...
Speedboats race with the cloud
By Sharon Gaudin, ,
2:17 AM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
The founder of a powerboat racing business is looking to use the cloud to track the company boat's performance during offshore races and keep fans and racing officials updated with animated race visualizations. ...
New yard site for Yachting Developments
By Ellie Brade, ,
10:37 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
From 1 December 2014, Yachting Developments has relocated to a new, larger yard site, conveniently positioned next door to its former Hobsonville facility.
With teams across all disciplines, including new build, refit and restoration, engineering, design and upholstery, the new site offers increased space with a large office space to complement the modern 50m building shed. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Dec 17 - Oil continues to tank
By Collinson FX, ,
10:30 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
December 17, 2014: The AUDUSD held 0.8200 but is under extreme internal and external pressures. The KIWI booked gains and look set to test 0.7800 looking more attractive to investors than it's Trans-Tasman cousin. The NZD currently trades 0.6218 and 0.4922 against the EUR and GBP. ...
2015 Lakefest Aquatic Week - A week-long celebration of boating
By Melvyn (Mel) Steiner, Lake Macquarie ,
8:22 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
The Lakefest Aquatic Week on beautiful Lake Macquarie – just south of Newcastle – is set to become a reality with a number of events confirmed to occur during the February 20-27 week long celebration. ...
Seven tips to get more out of a marine survey
By D. Scott Croft, ,
5:04 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
In 2013, over 955,000 boats changed hands on the pre-owned boat market. That meant for a nearly a million boat buyers, hiring an accredited marine surveyor to inspect their potential dreamboat was often the first step after finding it. ...
Marine Auctions raises the bar with live internet bidding for auctions
By Praneel Lal, ,
1:48 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
Marine Auctions is proud to announce that they will be pioneering their 2015 auctions with live internet online bidding from around the world. This is a huge step for Marine Auctions who have cemented themselves at the forefront within the industry. ...
Yachtsman of the Year Awards in doubt after sponsor goes bust
By Barry Pickthall, ,
4:26 PM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
The defaulting entrepreneur has left a huge hole in the finances of the Yachting Journalists’s Association, organisers of the awards, and the annual lunch at Trinity House, where the winners are traditionally announced, may have to be cancelled this January unless a new sponsor can be found. ...