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  • First Landing Helicopter Dock farewells Melbourne

     

    October 29 2014

    NUSHIP Canberra, the first of two Landing Helicopter Docks (LHDs) being built for the Australian Defence Force, departed BAE Systems Dockyard, Williamstown (Vic) earlier today following recent acceptance by Defence Material Organisation. The ...

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  • Starlo chooses MotorGuide Xi5

     

    October 28 2014

    Renowned fishing writer and TV presenter Steve ‘Starlo’ Starling isn’t someone who changes his sponsors at the drop of a hat – so when he does, it’s worth paying attention. Starlo recently fitted one of the new ...

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  • sMRT Inflatable SOS Dan Buoy selected for 2014 Dame Awards

     

    October 28 2014

    SOS  Marine  and  Mobilarm  subsidiary  Marine  Rescue  Technologies  (MRT)  announced today that the sMRT Inflatable SOS Dan Buoy is one of the 45 products that have been nominated for final judging by ...

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  • Profile Boats pick Mercury

     

    October 28 2014

    Demand for Profile Boats has almost doubled over the past year and their biggest seller – the standout 635H – is powered by the brilliant Mercury 150hp FourStroke outboard. “The 150hp Merc and the Profile 635H work so well ...

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  • Riviera congratulates three award-winning apprentices

     

    October 24 2014

    Australian boating icon Riviera is proud to announce three of its school-based apprentice students have received awards recognising them as finalists in Queensland’s School-based Apprenticeship and Traineeship (SATs) Awards. Riviera and ...

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  • Fraser Regatta Rendezvous

     

    October 23 2014

    For its fifth-consecutive year, the Clipper Motor Yachts Fraser Island Regatta began with a total flotilla of 14 semi-displacement and planing hull boats participating in the 9 day cruising experience along the Fraser Coast. The impressive ...

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  • World’s first portable powered Desalination System

     

    October 22 2014

    Rainman Desalination, an Australian designer and manufacturer of portable desalination systems has launched its range of fully portable, high flow water makers at METS 2014. Ron Schroeder, Director of Rainman Desalination, said “We are ...

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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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