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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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New look SAILING Champions League

SAILING Champions League: Asia Pacific organisers are delighted to announce the 2021 season format and a raft of changes to simplify the competition and bring gender equity to the league.…

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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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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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Boating when you don’t have a boat

Boating without a boat in Australia has never been a problem for Aussies.  The practice of boating has been long associated with the outdoor loving nature of our culture.  Across…

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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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National Boating Week 25 Sep to 02 Oct

A ‘National Boating Week’ will be held from 25 September to 02 October and will be supported by a host of Boating Industry Association (BIA) activities. National boating week will…

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AMS takes on Rocna and Vulcan anchors

All Marine Spares (AMS), has recently proudly announced their appointment as official Distributor of Rocna and Vulcan Anchors for Asia-Pacific. The well-known Rocna design has been the preferred anchor within…

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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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In the big league

Antares 6, 7, 8, 9, and now the Antares 11. This new model marks a new milestone in the well-known line of weekenders by Beneteau which now exceeds 10 metres.…

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Intrastate Travel Opens up Australia Wide

At 3pm today Tasmania will join all other States and Territories by allowing intrastate travel and staying overnight which is a boon for recreational and commercial boating. Boating Industry Association…

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Back to Boating - Your state guide

Australia continues to gain ground in efforts to contain COVID-19 which is allowing Governments to ease restrictions on recreational boating around the country. The Boating Industry Association (BIA) has reminded…

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Recreational boating back in NSW

The Boating Industry Association (BIA) today welcomed the relaxation of restrictions on recreational boating in NSW following encouraging signs of containment of COVID-19.  Darren Vaux, BIA President, thanked the NSW…

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