16 November 2020

Welcome to the November mid-month edition of Shipmate News and reports from around Australia confirm that we're in the midst of a boating boom.

Pre-owned boats are hitting the market and selling quickly and achieving good prices, New boat sales are reportedly going well, marine trades are busy and most of the feedback indicates that the industry is bouncing back, no doubt fuelled by people unable to travel and looking for holidays or a family lifestyle relatively close to home.

In this edition we've got another good mix of marine news from around the country including new model releases, interesting new products, industry achievements and more. So sit back, browse through and enjoy the read.

Cheers, see you out on the water

John Zammit  


Regal unveils all-new outboard powered Flagship

November 13, 2020

Regal has once again raised the bar to new heights – The Regal 42 FXO celebrated its world premiere at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. According to Regal, “this...


Maritimo S55 unveiled and Coming in 2021

November 13, 2020

Leading Australian luxury motor yacht manufacturer Maritimo has unveiled an exciting addition to its internationally acclaimed S-Series sedan motor yacht range, with the announcement of the stunning new S55 sedan...


Exclusive bareboat vessel coming to Whitsundays

November 13, 2020

In March 2021, the only Leopard 50 available for charter in Australia will be added to the Whitsunday Rent a Yacht (WRAY) fleet.  The Leopard 50 is a next-generation catamaran...


Bay fishers urged to do the right thing

November 12, 2020

The spring sun and snapper season are seeing large numbers of fishers flocking to Port Phillip to enjoy Victoria’s most popular fishery. Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) Acting CEO Paul Shea...


Whitsunday rendezvous as Princess owners head north

November 11, 2020

A fleet of Princess Motor Yachts made the journey north from the Gold Coast to tropical waters in late September. The destination was Hayman Island, a jewel in the azure...


Virtual trout conference bringing fishers together

November 11, 2020

The much-loved Talk Wild Trout conference is back again this year, using an online platform to bring more international speakers than ever before. Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) CEO Travis Dowling...


City of Gold Coast set to welcome Marinas21 delegates

November 10, 2020

The Marina Industries Association (MIA) has announced that the Welcome Reception for its Marinas21 International Conference & Trade Exhibition will be generously supported by the City of Gold Coast, which...


 Seawind Regatta sails rain, hail or shine

November 10, 2020

On October 30 and 31st, Multihull Central hosted the 21st Seawind owners regatta on Pittwater, just north of Sydney Harbour. This year’s regatta came together in the last minute just...


Celebrating 75 years of women’s participation  

November 10, 2020

Seventy-five years ago come December, two daring women took part in the second running of the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, paving the way for other women to contest the 628...


Boating Syndication offers COVID escape

November 08, 2020

One of the by-products of the global Covid-19 pandemic has been the challenge to re-think recreation and family time. We’re unable to travel overseas, so the options for new adventures...


New marine light bar range from Narva

November 07, 2020

Narva, an Australian owned leader in the development, manufacture and supply of automotive lighting and electrical components for the automotive, marine and transport industries. has released a range of fully...


Riviera celebrates 5400 Sport Yacht No. 100

November 07, 2020

Australia’s largest luxury motor yacht builder Riviera has achieved a further milestone with its popular Sport Yacht Platinum Edition collection following the delivery of number 100 of the 5400 Sport...


Sunseeker announces Predator 74 & 74 Sport Yacht XPS limited editions

November 06, 2020

Sunseeker International has revealed its Predator 74 and 74 Sport Yacht will now be available as an XPS limited edition. Both yachts will feature dramatic new styling and numerous luxurious...


Seakeeper 1 sales soar in Australia

November 05, 2020

Since its launch in Australia earlier this year, sales for the latest release from the world’s leading gyro stabiliser brand, the Seakeeper 1, have eclipsed all expectations.  Boaties are gaining...

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