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The Gateway sets sail at Burnett Heads

In a show of strong support, councillors at Bundaberg Regional Council have unanimously approved a major stage of The Gateway project, an integrated marina and resort development, set to transform…

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Hybrid boat displays unlimited potential

While hybrid cars are now commonplace on our roads, development of hybrid boats has been lagging behind – until now. A collaborative partnership between Ampcontrol, University of Newcastle and Steber…

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2020 - An unprecedented year for Maritimo

Australia’s leading luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Maritimo, closes 2020 with its one of its strongest ever forward order books and heightened interest in its range internationally. From beginning the year…

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New Horizon FD87 Skyline has Launched

Another Horizon FD Series yacht has launched and will soon be delivered to her American owners. Configured with an enclosed skylounge, the FD87 Skyline is the 20th FD Series yacht…

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ZF's marine technology showcased in Australia

Numerous new Australian vessels have recently hit the waterways fitted with ZF’s range of Marine Propulsion Systems, featuring a wide selection of leading technology available for pleasure crafts and yachts,…

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Marinas21 Study Tour Announced

The Marina Industries Association (MIA) has announced details of the Marinas21 Study Tour which will be held on Wednesday 26 May immediately following the Marinas21 Conference and International Trade Exhibition…

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Regional win for Aussie innovation award

Hervey Bay-based boat builder BtB Marine has been striving to improve environmental sustainability through innovation for many years, and last week at the 2020 Australian Marine Industry Awards, that passion…

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Partnership reaps rewards for boaties

Two of the Gold Coast’s most sophisticated superyacht destinations, that have invested a combined $120+million in superyacht marine infrastructure, have joined forces to offer an array of benefits for boat…

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Sunseeker to launch 5 new models together

Sunseeker International has announced it will be launching an incredible five brand new models in January 2021 – a feat never before seen in the company’s history. Sunseeker’s ‘famous five’…

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Better Boating Fund established in Vic

The legislation to create the Better Boating Fund, which will re-invest every dollar of Victorian boating registration and licensing fees back into recreational boating, has passed in the Victorian Legislative…

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Sealegs wins Gold

The highly innovative and distinctive Sealegs E4 electric amphibious boat was awarded the Gold Best Design Award at the recent annual Designers Institute of New Zealand awards ceremony. The judges…

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Boating Syndication offers COVID escape

One of the by-products of the global Covid-19 pandemic has been the challenge to re-think recreation and family time. We’re unable to travel overseas, so the options for new adventures…

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Qld LNP select GCCM for $20m Investment

Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard (GCCM) will receive $20 million from a Deb Frecklington LNP Queensland Government for its Stage II development which will see the lifting capacity of…

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Club Marine exits NZ market

As Australasia’s largest provider of pleasure craft insurance, Club Marine, has announced it will be exiting the New Zealand market. The exit follows the withdrawal of a number of Allianz…

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Revolutionary electric powered small ships

Three new, evolutionary small ships, the brainchild of Derek Ellard and Annette Hollis from Go Sail Cargo, have been announced. Designed and destined to be built in Australia, these relatively…

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