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Santa arriving via Jet Pack across the water

On Saturday, December 15, Southport Yacht Club will celebrate the festivities of Christmas with the annual Carols on the Broadwater event. This is SYC’s second Christmas Carols event, following from…

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2019 Sanctuary Cove boat show launched

On the back of a 30th year celebration edition that saw more than 45,000 visitors, 300 exhibitors and collective sales worth hundreds of millions of dollars, marine companies can now…

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Global growth potential in new Steber relationship

Leading Australian fibreglass boat manufacturer, Steber International has joined with global defence service supplier, Austability in a partnership that could further boost regional employment opportunities. In opening Austability’s regional office…

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Next Generation Raymarine VHF Radios launched

FLIR has excitedly to announced the launch of its next-generation Raymarine VHF radios. The compact Ray53, full-sized Ray63 and the multifunction Ray73 with AIS are all full-function VHF marine radios with…

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Coral Sea Resort joins Abell Point Marina

Paul Darrouzet, owner of the multi award-winning Airlie Beach marina precinct, Abell Point Marina, last week exchanged unconditional sale and purchase contracts for the acquisition of the iconic Coral Sea…

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Zulu victorious at Lizard Island

The 32nd annual Iron Jack Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic, 13 to 20 October, was won by champion game fishing boat, ZULU, a 54ft custom-built Assegai, considered one of the most…

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Australian marine co's on display

Over 25 Australian marine companies shared a strong presence recently at METSTRADE, the world’s largest B2B trade exhibition of marine equipment. Held annually in  Amsterdam, the Aussies provided a showcase…

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The Toy Shop launches 'Cruise Along Tours'

The team at Sydney based, Marine Riley (‘The Toy Shop’), have just released their latest ‘Cruise Along Tour’ dates and destinations for 2019. These ever-popular tours to amazing destinations allow…

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TP52s warming up to tango on Corio Bay

Not one but two new Australian-owned TP52s will make for a thrilling battle in the Rating Series at the 2019 Festival of Sails conducted annually on the Australia Day long…

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2018 Mercury Technician of the Year

In a nail-biting final, David Voorden has beaten the best from Australia and New Zealand to earn the title of Mercury Marine’s 2018 Technician of the Year. David, from Leisure…

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Ramp Rage campaign gets results

The Boating Industry Association of Victoria (BIAV) has been the driving force of a ‘Ramp Rage’ campaign to get Victorian Government and the State Opposition to commit to spending the…

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Revamp for 2019 Swan 54

Nautor’s Swan, builders of luxury high performance yachts have announced a revamp of their Swan 54. According to Nautors’s Swan, “even the best things in the world can be improved,…

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Patriot Games strikes deep in Arnhem Land

After racing the challenging Dingy Derby, Patriot Games set out to Arnhem land with a couple of Stacer 349 Territory Strikers for an overland tinnie tour. Patriot Games follows the…

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Seakeeper adds to Big Boys Toys Expo

The Big Boys Toys Expo, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 November on the Gold Coast, was the ideal launch pad for the brilliant combo of the head-turning Haines Signature 788…

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New appointments at Wyndham Harbour

Wyndham Harbour, Melbourne’s only marina lifestyle precinct situated on the western shores of Port Phillip and featuring a state of the art marina coupled with luxury apartments and a restaurant…

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Australia shines at global shows

Following a successful Monaco Yacht Show, the Australian marine industry has strengthened their engagement further with industry in America, during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Aligning themselves with Superyacht…

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Bavaria's bold new era

Ensign Ship Brokers at The Boat Works, Coomera (Gold Coast) has welcomed two new model Bavaria sailing yachts ahead of commissioning for clients, with delivery in time for summer sailing…

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Marinas19 keynote speakers announced

The Marinas19 International Conference and Trade Exhibition 27-28 May 2019 is taking shape with keynote speakers secured and associated activities locked in. Marina Industries Association (MIA) Chairman Andrew Chapman said…

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Belize 66 Premieres at Fort Lauderdale

Australia’s premium luxury motor yacht builder, Riviera, has announced that it was proud to conduct the World Premiere of the extraordinary new Belize 66 at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat…

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Rock Lobster Season opens Friday

Keen recreational fishers are checking their dive gear and rigging their hoop nets ahead of season opening for rock lobster this Friday, 16 November. Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) CEO Travis…

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