From 12v DC watermakers, illegal shark fishing, tall ships racing, new underwater lights and new trim tab systems; you certainly can’t say we don’t provide variety here at Shipmate News. And that’s just a small part of what’s making marine news from around Australia.
Talk about how time flies, we haven’t even got to the end of this year and already Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show has opened exhibitor applications, as has the Melbourne Boat Show.
And, if you’re into yacht racing, we’ve got the rundown on the inaugural Pittwater to Southport Yacht Race starting on 02 January and details regarding Australia’s biggest celebration of sailing, the Festival of Sails, which will introduce a new Tall Ships series to the 2017 event, with three spectacular tall ships to join in the Melbourne-Geelong Passage Race which marks the official start of the festival.
But that’s only the tip of the iceberg, a couple of interesting articles about illegal fishing, details regarding Australian exporters who are presently exhibiting at METS, the world’s largest marine trade show in Amsterdam, a run down on how Maritimo went in the Offshore Racing World Championships, and a report from Steber about how busy they are with new boat builds and refits, is just a taste of what we have in this edition.
And what have we been up to other than gathering news? I’m glad you asked. We’ve just completed the Victorian print edition of Shipmate Marine Directory – The free recreational boaters essential guide and we’ll be starting the distribution early next month. We’re now turning our attention to the second annual South East Queensland print edition of Shipmate, due to come out next May. If you’re a marine business interested in a free listing, visit the website at www.shipmate.com.au and submit your details. And if you’re interested in advertising, just give us a call and we’ll send you out our Media Kit.
That’s it from me again till next time, so sit back, browse through and enjoy the read.
Cheers, see you out on the water