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  • Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong well advanced

     

    August 24 2015

    Located an hour from Melbourne’s CBD, Geelong is recognized as Victoria’s largest regional city. The region’s natural beauty, state-of-the-art infrastructure and the newly renovated and rejuvenated waterfront precinct makes Geelong ...

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  • Horizon introduces new Fast Displacement Motor Yacht

     

    August 24 2015

    Horizon Yachts has announced the Horizon FD85 fast displacement motor yacht has been added as a new model to the company’s luxury yacht line-up.  Developed by renowned yacht designer Cor D. Rover and Horizon’s in-house naval ...

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  • Riviera reveals the latest new crossover 575 SUV

     

    August 24 2015

    Riviera has announced a versatile addition to its popular crossover collection of sporty and adventurous luxury motor yachts, one that further enhances the marque’s international appeal. The new Riviera 575 SUV will be available with either ...

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  • Sunseeker celebrates delivery of 100 luxury yachts over 100'

     

    August 24 2015

    Sunseeker International will hold an exclusive celebration at Cannes Yachting Festival to recognise a huge acheivement – the delivery of its 100th luxury performance yacht in the 100ft+ “superyacht” category. Owners and special ...

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  • Survey finds drop in snapper numbers

     

    August 20 2015

    Annual surveys by fisheries scientists have suggested snapper spawning success in Port Phillip Bay (Vic) last summer was down on previous years. Fisheries Victoria Executive Director, Travis Dowling, said this was nothing to be alarmed about ...

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  • Waterscape entices at Sydney International Boat Show

     

    August 19 2015

    Lighting up the Cockle Bay Marina, Waterscape by Superior was an alluring beacon for visitors to the 2015 Sydney International Boat Show. Waterscape, which has already received a swag of awards, was on show with a stunning 6x6m LED-lit Waterscape ...

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  • Record circulation for Club Marine Magazine

     

    August 19 2015

    Club Marine, Australia’s market leader in recreational boat insurance, has delightedly announced Club Marine Magazine’s circulation has increased to 92,904 subscribers following the recent Audited Media Association of Australia (AMAA) ...

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  • Chasing the world’s best fishing with Verado

     

    August 19 2015

    Passionate anglers go where the fish are. For most that means moving the boat – for Josh Bruynzeel it meant moving his life. “While I’ve fished since I was five I used to live down south in Mandurah (W.A.) but six years ago I ...

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  • The Melbourne Regatta & Blessing of the Fleet

     

    August 19 2015

    Melbourne, voted the most liveable city in the world on a number of occasions in recent years, is one of the few cities that can pin point the time, date and the people whom foundedthe city. The Melbourne Regatta was first held on August ...

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  • Welcome aboard Harry

     

    August 14 2015

    Long time Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) Exhibition Manager, Harry Davis, has joined Shipmate and will be based in South East Queensland. Harry Davis was involved with the organisation of SCIBS from day one and after 27 years ...

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  • Practical (and some legal) tips to buying a boat

     

    August 14 2015

    By Marcel Vaarzon-Morel, Principal at Vaarzon – Morel Solicitors It's the ONLY thing,' said the Water Rat solemnly, as he leant forward for his stroke. `Believe me, my young friend, there is NOTHING--absolute nothing--half so much ...

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  • Steber success at Sydney Boat Show

     

    August 13 2015

    Taree boat builder, Steber International has had another successful foray to the Sydney International Boat Show culminating in the announcement of four new boat orders. The new vessels, a 34ftr, two 38s and a 52, are for a mix of commercial and ...

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  • Festival of Sails open with first entry from local Australian champion

     

    August 13 2015

    Torquay sailors Brenton and Jen Carnell wasted no time registering for the Festival of Sails 2016 when online entry for the annual Australia Day regatta opened this morning, Monday August 10, 2015. Their current Sydney 38 national champion, Phoenix, ...

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  • Midnight abalone bust nabs poachers

     

    August 13 2015

    Two men will be charged on summons after they were allegedly caught taking abalone in excess of the catch limit during the closed season at Portsea (Vic) on Friday August 7.   Fisheries Victoria Director of Education and Enforcement Ian Parks ...

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  • Mandurah gets most modern rescue boat in WA

     

    August 13 2015

    With Mandurah widely regarded as the boating capital of Western Australia, it’s fitting it’s also home to the State’s best rescue vessel. The Mandurah Volunteer Marine Rescue Group is the proud new owner of a Noosa Cat 3500 ...

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  • New Optimist Nations Cup announced at ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne

     

    August 13 2015

    The Optimist Class is a junior sailing phenomenon worldwide. With more than 150,000 competitors in 110 countries and highly organised class associations with the networking and publicity nous to match, it’s no wonder international regatta ...

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  • Quintrex releases new Trident 610 Hardtop

     

    August 13 2015

    Quintrex’s newest release into the plate market is the much anticipated 610 Trident Hard Top.   After demand from customers and dealers Quintrex has expanded their ultimate offshore fishing range which now includes 6 models.   The ...

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  • Ocean Alexander 70E to be built in US

     

    August 12 2015

    Ocean Alexander Australia and New Zealand have announced the design and construction of a new motor yacht model, the 70E, to be built in Florida. The 70E is the first model of the new Evolution Series of yachts by the deluxe brand. Designed by ...

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  • Win big at 4 x 4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo

     

    August 12 2015

    JV Marine is giving away a tinnie and outboard motor valued at $2,360 to one show-goer. In addition to the latest products, exciting guests and special exhibits, this year’s National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo is pleased ...

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  • Emergency Beacon registration going mobile

     

    August 12 2015

    The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is giving beacon owners more choice, with an improved online beacon registration system from 15 September 2015. The registration system on the AMSA website will be mobile-optimised, handy for ...

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