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Yanmar re-powers harbour commuter ferries By Michael Blair, , 7:35 AM Mon 1 Sep 2014 GMT
Rarely does a single commercial vessel go through such a transformation as the 'Harbour Cat', operated by Fullers of Auckland. But to transform the 'Tiger Cat' ferry and then repeat the exact process on 'Harbour Cat' confirms that the Yanmar 6HY-WET repowers have been an unqualified success. ...

Andrew Scott joins Superior as General Manager *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 5:04 AM Mon 1 Sep 2014 GMT
Andrew Scott has joined Superior as General Manager - a significant milestone in the evolution of this globally significant company. ...

Fish find sanctuary in Cove's Marina By Jordi Fanning, , 4:14 AM Mon 1 Sep 2014 GMT
Sanctuary Cove Marina has become Southeast Queensland’s first ‘Fish Friendly’ Marina after being accredited by leading industry body, the Marina Industries Association (MIA). The Marina’s fish friendly status makes it one of only a handful to receive the recognition nationally and follows its re-accreditation as an International Clean Marina Level three by the MIA. ...

2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Fastest Jet Ski ever built By Emma Milne, , 3:13 AM Mon 1 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo - The most powerful Jet Ski on the planet will be officially unveiled to the Australian public at the 2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo from October 17-19. ...

Best Birthday Party ever at Southport Yacht Club! *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 1:47 AM Mon 1 Sep 2014 GMT
Southport Yacht Club on Queensland’s Gold Coast is now offering party packages for the junior set, with access to your own party room, grassy play area and specially built kids’ playground, which opened in June. ...

‘Hall of Fame’ status for Empire Marina *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 6:35 AM Sun 31 Aug 2014 GMT
Empire Marina Bobbin Head in Sydney has been inducted into the newly created Australian ‘Marina Hall of Fame’ by the Marina Industries Association (MIA) at a ceremony held at the marina last week. ...

Self-draining Optimist the SailQube, available at NB Sailsports By NB Sailsports, Somersby , 3:09 PM Sat 30 Aug 2014 GMT
SailQube, is the newest, fastest and coolest polyethylene dinghy, designed by Jo Richards! Project managed by product development manager Glen Truswell. The boat is multi-functional, it is an ideal practice boat for young sailors because of its indestructible and unsinkable material. ...

Supreme Boating Safety Award - Waikato Regional Council wins By Joanne Glassford, Auckland , 12:20 PM Sat 30 Aug 2014 GMT
Coastguard Boating Education hosted New Zealand’s first-ever Boating Safety Conference at the Voyager Maritime NZ Museum. The highlight of the conference was the Awards Dinner where the organisation and its stakeholders took great pleasure in celebrating and recognising achievement in the promotion of boating safety. This year’s Boating Safety Award was presented to the Waikato Regional Council ...

Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 29 2014 - NZD trading well By Collinson FX, , 12:10 PM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
August 29 2014: AUD, which traded 0.9340, while the KIWI pushes back towards 0.8400. The domestic focus today will be the NZ ANZ business confidence survey with many expecting a second quarter of decline. The NZD is still trading well against the EUR at 0.6330 and the GBP at 0.5025, both good buying at these levels. ...

PSP Southampton Boat Show 2014 - 2 for £24 ticket offer ends soon By PSP Southampton Boat Show, , 11:25 AM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
With hundreds of boats, brands and suppliers, food, bars and new attractions it really will be a 10 day boating spectacular. Make use of this special two for £24 offer. ...

Seawind 1160 LITE a massive success, regattas and more By Multihull Central, , 9:59 AM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
We are also pleased to hear that a Seawind 1000 recently won their division of the Hamilton Island Race Week with some tough competition. Finally, if you own a Seawind then the season of regattas and rallies are really about to get started, with the Seawind Moreton Bay and Pittwater regattas quickly approaching. ...

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do By Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, , 8:32 AM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
Each year, Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat show organizers strive to deliver new, exciting features to enrich the overall show experience and engage audiences. Here are the top 13 things to see and do at this year's show. ...

Boating bodies combine to launch First Safer Boating Week By NPBS Forum Media, , 7:56 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
October 17–24 has been declared Safer Boating Week this year, in what will become an annual focus on keeping boaties safe in the lead up to Labour Weekend – the traditional time to get boats and gear ready for summer. Members of the National Pleasure Boat Safety Forum, chaired by Maritime NZ, will run a range of activities in the week aimed at getting three simple messages through to boat owner ...

Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Eye on the big picture By Emma Milne, , 12:39 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Charismatic Queensland businessman Stefan Ackerie has promising plans to build a towering ‘icon of vision’ to mark his faith in the future of the Gold Coast’s dynamic marine industry. ...

European première for Belize 54 Daybridge at Cannes Yachting Festival By Riviera Australia, , 11:48 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The distinctive new Belize 54 Daybridge from the bespoke Belize Motoryacht Collection will make her European premiere at the 2014 Cannes Yachting Festival from September 9 to 14. This opulent new vessel from Riviera Australia will lead an impressive line-up of luxurious Australian designed cruisers from the award-winning manufacturer, including the 4400 Sport Yacht and 45 Open Flybridge. ...

NZ company’s exterior helm stations shown for the first time in Europe By Isla McKechnie, , 11:18 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
A New Zealand company which creates exterior helm stations, providing an unprece-dented level of control from the decks, will show their products for the first time at Mona-co. Specialist exterior helm station designer and installer, IMED, is bringing its watertight out-door control panels to the Monaco Yacht Show for the first time. ...

Multihull Solutions’ boats nominated for top award By Kate Elkington, , 9:45 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The Catana 59 and Fountaine Pajot’s SABA 50 have both been nominated for the prestigious 'Best Boat 2015' in the highly competitive SAIL Magazine awards. These nominations follow the recent success of Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts’ Summerland 40 Long Range power catamaran which was declared 'Boat of the Year' at the 2014 Moteur Boat Awards. ...

‘Fish Friendly’ accreditation for Sanctuary Cove Marina By Christine Roberts, , 4:42 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Queensland’s Sanctuary Cove Marina has been accredited ‘Fish Friendly’ status by the Marina Industries Association. Fish Friendly accreditation is an information campaign and accreditation system focusing on marina fish habits and developed by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) in collaboration with the Marina Industries Association (MIA) and the NSW Boating Industry Association (BIA). ...

Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 28 2014 - US takes a breather By Collinson FX, , 12:04 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
August 28 2014: The Interest rate differentials provide support for a static NZ economy while a politically unstable Australia offers no real impetus. The NZD is trading up against the EUR at 0.6315 and the GBP at 0.5020. JPY remains solid buying at 86.60. Central Bank commentary and Geo-Political issues will continue to dominate a quiet economic week. ...

Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 27 2014 - US economy pumping By Collinson FX, , 11:59 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
August 27 2014: US Economic data continued to support the growing confidence in the markets, with the S&P breaking above the '2000' for the first time. Durable Goods orders surged 22.6%, led by a boom in aircraft orders, while Consumer Confidence jumped the most seen in six years. ...

Book your spot on the RYA Active Marina Experience By Susie NationGrainger, , 11:46 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
If you’re interested in refreshing your boating skills and picking up some top tips from expert instructors, then sign up today for the RYA Active Marina Experience which is returning to the PSP Southampton Boat Show (12-21 September). ...

Vicsail Boat show Open Day at Rushcutters Bay By Vicsail, , 4:42 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Vicsail would like to extend an invitation to all monohull and multihull sailors to view the Oceanis 38, Oceanis 45, Oceanis 48, Sense 46 and First 35 this Saturday from 10.00 am until 3.00 pm. Location d'albora Marina, New Beach Road, Rushcutters Bay. ...

Chris Feibusch named new Ambassador for Sailors' Society By Eloise Jakeman, , 2:49 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
Drew Marine Signal & Safety is delighted to announce its Head of Global Marketing, Chris Feibusch, has been appointed as an Ambassador for the Sailors' Society. As an Ambassador, Chris will act as a key advocate for the Sailors' Society, promoting the charity’s cause amongst contacts within the maritime industry and sharing information about its work. ...

Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 26 2014 - Europe surges By Collinson FX, , 2:46 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
August 26 2014: The AUD battled to hold 0.9300 and remains at the whim of the big Dollar while the KIWI trades 0.8340. NZ Trade data will be released today and it is hard to see any improvements with the environment created by the only contractionary Central Bank in the OECD! ...

Commercial marine sector to be the focus of targeted new research By MaryAnne Edwards, , 1:15 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
The commercial marine sector will be the focus of targeted new research done through collaboration between RMIT University and the Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX). ...

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