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  • Gold Coast InternationalMarine Expo an outstanding success

     

    October 21 2014

    The Australian marine industry is singing the praises of the 4th annual Gold Coast International Marine Expo, reporting strong sales and even greater prospects in the lead-up to summer.   Expo Marketing & Event Manager Emma Milne says ...

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  • Clipper Motor Yachts new anchorage at GCCM

     

    October 21 2014

    Australia’s number one selling semi-displacement motor yacht brand, Clipper Motor Yachts, is excited to announce its new position as the anchor boat sales tenant within Gold Coast City Marina (GCCM). In line with the GCCM and Clipper’s ...

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  • Vic Liberal-National Government announces strong support of fishing

     

    October 21 2014

    The 2014/15 round of the Recreational Fishing Grants Program is now open and the government is encouraging any local angling clubs or community organisations that would like to improve fishing in their area to apply for funding. Through this ...

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  • Geelong could become Boating Capital of Victoria

     

    October 21 2014

    The City of Greater Geelong could become the boating capital of Victoria with the development of a new waterfront suburb, Nelson Cove, the Boating Industry Association (BIAV) said today. Steven Potts, CEO of the BIAV, said the proposed $4 billion ...

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  • AIMEX and Superyacht Australia link with SCIBS

     

    October 21 2014

    The Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Industry Conference is partnering with the Sanctuary Cove International Boat show for the fifth consecutive year with SCIBS recognizing the international exposure and attraction of industry players the ...

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  • Shipmate teams with Solarsuit to offer boaters protection

     

    October 21 2014

    There’s nothing better than being out enjoying the fresh air and sunshine but, while being out in the sun feels good, too much exposure to the sun’s UV light can do damage to our skin. And, while skin damage may not be apparent in the ...

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  • Vic farmers stake Festival of Sails sports boat entry

     

    October 18 2014

    Farmers and sailing in the same sentence might seem paradoxical. Country vet Peter Knight appreciates the misconception but assures there’s a healthy scene on Victoria’s outback lakes, particularly when the rains come. Knight’s ...

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  • Get set for serious fishing with F450 hornet

     

    October 18 2014

    Quintrex’s popular Hornet range continues to be the boat of choice for serious fisherman and the F450 is proving to be one sought-after fishing rig.   The new design of the F450 Hornet maximises fishablity – the slimline sports ...

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  • Riviera owners find paradise

     

    October 14 2014

    The turquoise waters of the large lagoon and 1192 hectares (2950 acres) of reef surrounding Lady Musgrave Island on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef was certainly a sight to behold for 40 Riviera owners and their friends as they dropped anchor in ...

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  • Superior on show – SUPs, pontoons and a working boat lift

     

    October 14 2014

    Visitors to this year’s Gold Coast International Marine Expo, 17 to 19 October, will be able to see how a 2.7 tonne hydraulic boat lift works to keep their boats high and dry, and buy one in time for summer! Major sponsor of the Expo for the ...

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  • Registration opens for Marine15

     

    October 14 2014

    Registration is now open for the Southern Hemisphere’s largest marine industry conference and trade exhibition.  Conference delegates are being offered a number of incentives for early and group bookings. Additionally a range of pre and ...

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  • Maritime safety regulator says don't bait big ships

     

    October 14 2014

    Transport Safety Victoria (TSV) has warned boaters to steer clear of big ships, after seven incidents involving recreational boats either drift fishing or anchored in or around shipping lanes in Port Phillip Bay since the start of the snapper fishing ...

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  • Celebrate New Years Eve from your own deck

     

    October 14 2014

    The brilliant new marina at Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron in St Kilda is offering you the opportunity to experience Melbourne’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks from the comfort of your own boat. With wonderfully unique views across the water ...

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  • M.Y. Marine Joins the Chaparral team

     

    October 10 2014

    Chaparral Australia has announced the appointment of M.Y. Marine in Dromana as their latest high profile dealer. Michael and Theo Rozakis have been in the marine industry for over 20 years and are considered to be the most experienced operators on ...

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  • Feel the serenity

     

    October 10 2014

    How’d you like to step straight out of your home, onto your boat from your own private jetty and cruise into the centre of the Melbourne for lunch or dinner. Or perhaps a pleasant cruise out onto Port Phillip Bay to Geelong, or Portsea is more ...

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  • JV Marine & BCF Giant Expo Sale

     

    October 10 2014

    JV Marine World and BCF (boating, camping & fishing) are joining forces once again to put on a giant 3 day EXPO Sale. JV Marine’s and BCF’s EXPO Sale has become an annual event on the marine industry calendar and continues to grow ...

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  • Futuristic and fun toys at Gold Coast Marine Expo

     

    October 10 2014

    A vast array of fun and exciting new products are set for first-release at the 2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo from 17-19 October – some for the first time in Queensland, some for the first time in Australia … and some for the ...

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  • International 14 Worlds 2015 - A family affair

     

    October 10 2014

    As the entry list for the 2015 International 14 World Championships grows, there are number of Australian skippers who are turning to their family members, encouraging them to race in the worlds, either for the first time or for a return tilt at ...

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  • Mercury’s best receive awards at global HQ

     

    October 06 2014

    The 2014 Mercury Marine Award winners for Australia and New Zealand have been announced during the 75th Anniversary tour of Mercury’s global headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Perth’s Aquasports Marine was named Mercury’s ...

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  • Discover Boating Week to kick off summer

     

    October 05 2014

    The BIA of NSW will this year launch Discover Boating Week on 18 to 26 October.  With a warm summer predicted and the heightened activity amongst the recreational marine industry, a big summer is expected for recreational boating. Discover ...

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