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Whitsundays Bareboat Flotillas launched

In an Australian bareboat industry first, Sunsail Whitsundays will commence professionally led bareboat flotilla sailing adventures exploring the outer Great Barrier Reef and Queensland coast as far north as Magnetic…

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Riviera appoints new dealer in California

Australia’s premium luxury motor yacht builder, Riviera, continues to grow in the Americas with the appointment of Sun Country Marine as representative in southern California. Sun Country Marine has three…

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Leading boat builder farewells co-founder

Telwater’s co-founder, Bruce Shepherd, has passed away at 75 years old last month. Bruce spent 30 years as the Co-Owner of Telwater, the manufacturer Australia’s leading aluminium boat brands: Quintrex,…

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Escape with ET marks 20 year milestone

For two decades, Escape with ET, an Australian fishing show hosted by Andrew Ettingshausen, has been broadcast on national television. Andrew Ettingshausen (ET) is at the pinnacle of filming the 20th…

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Whittley appoints new Northern QLD dealer

Leading Australian trailer boat builder, Whittley Marine, has expanded its dealer network and reach in Queensland with the announcement of new dealer; Cavs Marine, to accommodate the growing North Queensland boating community. The…

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Powerplay catamarans lure with luxury

Australian cruising boaters will soon have the choice of the superb, Australian-designed Powerplay brand of luxury power catamarans, now distributed exclusively by Hurricane Boats Australia based at Sanctuary Cove. Established…

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Unique program to raise marine industry skills

Supported by the Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business, East Coast Apprenticeships, with the help and encouragement of key industry proponents, plans to deliver the ‘Launch into Work’ pre-employment…

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Marine impetus spawns mega chandlery

With new branding, more than 5,000 products and a massive new store with plenty of room for continued growth, Marine Trade Supplies is the largest of its kind in Australia,…

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MSQ's War on Wrecks gathers pace

In an article published by Maritime Safety Queensland in ‘Maritime Matters’ MSQ report that 271 unseaworthy vessels currently lie in an advanced state of decay in Queensland’s bays, rivers and creeks.  …

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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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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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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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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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Maritimo's third appointment in Americas

Leading Australian luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Maritimo, has continued to expand its reach in the Americas with yet another appointment of a major marine brokerage business as a dealer partner,…

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Australian Family’s Favourite Bowrider

The Quintrex Freestyler is officially Australia’s favourite bowrider. Since March of 2017, boaters across the country have been enthralled with the new innovative Apex hull design. Engineered for family fun,…

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Riviera continues to grow in Asia 

Australia’s premium luxury motor yacht builder, Riviera, is continuing to grow in the Asian region with the appointment of China Pacific Marine as representatives in Hong Kong and Macau. The…

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Club Marine moves into The Boat Works

Club Marine is the latest high-profile tenant to take up residency at The Boat Works, in Coomera on the Gold Coast. The custom-built Queensland Office for the insurer and publisher is…

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