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  • Largest Super Yacht built in Australia

     

    August 15 2014

    A Singapore-based family has formed Echo Yachts, to be based in Western Australia’s Henderson Marine Precinct to undertake the building of the family’s yachts, including the largest ever super yacht built in Australia. The Company has ...

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  • 3 distress beacons in 4 hours, 13 rescued

     

    August 14 2014

    The Australian Maritime Safety Authority responded to three separate emergency beacon activations in one day on 12 August, resulting in the rescue of 13 people. Just after 3pm AEST AMSA detected an emergency beacon registered to a five metre ...

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  • Riviera aglow at the Sydney show

     

    August 14 2014

    The latest models from Australia’s favourite and most awarded luxury boat builder were a shining example of meticulous design, attractive styling, sleek lines, innovation and technological advancements at the 2014 Sydney International Boat ...

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  • High speed and high tech sailing

     

    August 14 2014

    One of the world’s fastest sailboats for its size and type will be scorching across the waters off Hamilton Island during next week’s Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. The AC45 class catamaran is one of the most technologically advanced ...

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  • Shogun back in the game

     

    August 14 2014

    The overhauled TP52 Shogun is the first official entry for the 2015 Festival of Sails, owner Rob Hanna showing support for his yacht club and adding some grand prix weight to Victoria’s premier sailing regatta to be staged January ...

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  • Berths available at Australian Club Marina of the Year

     

    August 13 2014

    Australian Club Marina of the Year, Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) has just completed a marina extension and currently has a limited number of 10m and 15m marina berths available for rent. A 356 berth floating marina and a full suite of marine ...

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  • Entries open for Festival of Sails

     

    August 13 2014

    The Royal Geelong Yacht Club will be accepting entries for the 172nd running of the Festival of Sails regatta from Monday 11 August 2014. An extended 2015 Festival of Sails regatta begins when the multihulls start rolling in from around the ...

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  • MayDay for Imlay Repeater Station - Mallacoota

     

    August 13 2014

    Coast Guard Victoria will establish a VHF Marine Distress & Monitoring service for the East Coast of Victoria from Point Hicks to Gabo Island in addition to the Flotilla operations at Mallacoota. Mallacoota will become a very popular boating ...

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  • Aurora to ship Riviera’s World Premiere

     

    August 13 2014

    Aurora to ship Riviera’s World Premiere   Appointed as Riviera’s preferred international yacht logistics company, Aurora Global Logistics is proud to be shipping Riviera’s latest models, the 565 SUV and also the 6000 Sport ...

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  • Celebrate International Lighthouse Weekend

     

    August 13 2014

    Celebrate International Lighthouse Weekend 16 - 17 August 2014 Did you know that more than 350 lighthouses populate Australia’s coastlines? The Australian Maritime Safety Authority maintains more than 300 of these operational lighthouses, ...

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  • Planning starts for 2015 Show

     

    August 13 2014

    With only a week having passed since the closing of the 2014 Sydney International Boat Show, organisers of the event have commenced planning for the 2015 edition. With the show held on dual locations for the first time, organiser, the Boating ...

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  • The future is almost here

     

    August 13 2014

    Pershing, a Ferretti Group brand and one of the leading manufacturers of high-performance open motor yachts between 15m and 35m is about to launch its new 70-footer, which will make its international debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival, (09 to 14t ...

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  • Summer hot spot gears up for i14 Worlds

     

    August 10 2014

    Victoria’s Royal Geelong Yacht Club (RGYC) and the City of Greater Geelong are gearing up to welcome the large fleet of competitors and partners, that are expected for the 2015 International 14 World Championship, being held from the 3rd to the ...

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  • Strong sales for Maritimo

     

    August 10 2014

    Luxury cruiser manufacturer Maritimo has had a successful Sydney International Boat Show with both the M50 and M58 cruising motor yachts attracting the majority of interest from prospective buyers. Maritimo sales and marketing manager, Greg ...

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  • Congestion a thing of the past at Portland

     

    August 08 2014

    Where there are lots of tuna, there are lots of fisherman. Congestion at Portland Harbour’s boat ramp had become a serious problem.  The harbour was unable to handle the sheer quantity of boaters seeking access to the bay.  The ...

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  • Don't try this at home

     

    August 08 2014

    Do NOT try this at home! That’s right – this guy has set himself on fire and jumped from a 25m tower. His plan is to land in a pool of just 3 metres of water … and survive. A bit extreme? Perhaps … but it should be noted ...

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  • The big boats are back

     

    August 07 2014

    Coffs Harbour is set to host round four of the 2014 Offshore Superboat Championships (OSC) for a second consecutive year. This high profile, high-octane sporting event will hit the mid north coast on the 30th and 31st of August as the second round ...

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  • Maritimo Island cruise

     

    August 07 2014

    The Ramada Couran Cove Island Resort continues to be a favourite ‘anchorage’ for Gold Coast boaters with no fewer than 17 Maritimo and Mustang owners set to tie up for a cruise in company weekend on August 22, 23 and 24. Ormonde ...

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  • Two trophies any yacht can win at this year’s regatta

     

    August 06 2014

    As the fleet size for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week climbs towards the impressive mark of 180, it has been confirmed that this year there will again be two trophies on offer that any competing crew can win. These stylish trophies will go to the ...

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  • New model launch by Lightwave Catamarans

     

    August 06 2014

    Lightwave Yachts reputation for builders of exceptional catamarans will be showcased at an official launching event of the new model Lightwave 45 Maestro, at Raby Bay Harbour pontoon on Saturday 9 August at 11.30am. By making some innovative ...

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