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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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Volvo hits 30,000 IPS installations

Volvo Penta Inboard Performance System (IPS) units deliver a unique user experience with up to 30% reduced fuel consumption and 30% less CO2 emissions compared to traditional inboard shafts. The…

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Gold Coast marine business diversifies

Since establishing the business in 2017, Yachtsmen International (YI) has diversified and expanded from two experienced boat brokers to a multi-disciplinary team of 12. From their Gold Coast headquarters at…

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BIA welcome maritime infrastructure spend

Boating Industry Association President Darren Vaux today welcomed the NSW Government announcement of $205 million in maritime infrastructure works over the next three years. Minister for Transport Andrew Constance made…

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The all new princess X80

The Princess X95 established the new ‘Superfly’ X Class, now Princess Yachts release her sister ship – the X80. Launching in 2021 Following in the wake of the successful X95…

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Karen Te Maipi appointed Club Marine CEO

Karen Te Maipi, former Head of Brand and Direct for Club Marine, Australia’s largest provider of recreational boat insurance, has been appointed company CEO. Karen accepted the position following the…

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New MIA CEO Suzanne Davies takes the helm

Marina Industries Association (MIA) CEO Colin Bransgrove is concluding his 13 year tenure with the MIA. From Thursday 1 October Suzanne Davies will take over as MIA CEO heralding in…

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Riviera on recruitment drive for apprentices

Australia’s largest luxury motor yacht builder Riviera is embarking on a recruitment drive to meet demand and fill key specialist trades ahead of the company’s 2021 intake of new apprentices.…

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Horizon Yachts Launches FD92

A new model has joined Horizon Yachts’ rapidly expanding Fast Displacement (FD) Series of high-volume, high-performance motoryachts. Recently launched, the brand new FD92 is the Series’ first ever tri-deck design,…

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Keel laid for first RAN offshore patrol vessel

The Morrison Government’s National Shipbuilding Program has reached another milestone with the keel laying for the first Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) under construction in WA. Minister for Defence, Senator the…

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Early successes for electric hybrid boat

Buoyed by early successes, Steber International’s first foray into electric hybrid boats has now entered the stage three development phase. The electric hybrid is a collaborative effort between Steber’s, Ampcontrol…

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Cape50 Motoryacht a new breed of tradition

The all new Cape50 Motoryacht, conceived, designed and built in Australia to meet real boating conditions by Steve Campbell’s Composites Constructions, features; • Modern Euro styling over a traditional theme…

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Marine advisory service enhances web presence

Global Marine Business Advisors (GMBA) a group of senior marine industry professionals launched a worldwide advisory service for the leisure marine industry earlier this year and this week took the opportunity…

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Verdict in for marina online learning

In April the Marina Industries Association (MIA) announced a commitment to fast track online learning initiatives in-light of Covid-19. Since then MIA has conducted many online regional meetings and webinars…

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Marina research quantifies Covid-19 impacts

The Marina Industries Association (MIA) has just released a report indicating an AU$48m reduction in Australian marina revenues over the three-month period March – May 2020. The data also indicates…

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