15 May 2020

While restrictions across the country have been eased slightly in most states, let's not get too complacent. There's still a long way to go, but at least now most of us can get out and, importantly, we can go boating, albeit with some restrictions, but still that's better than the alternative.

Don't want to keep on about this Covid-19 thing, but just wanted to give a quick shout out to our frontline medical and emergency people who have, and are, doing a fantastic job. Well done guys and many thanks for all your work and for putting yourselves out there.

Now back to boating and in this edition, as always, a full round up of marine news from around the country, so, sit back, browse through and enjoy the read

Cheers, see you out on the water

John Zammit


Have your say on improving boating infrastructure

May 15, 2020

Boaters and boating facilities managers in Victoria are being encouraged to have their say on improving boating infrastructure management in regional Victoria as part of a consultation launched earlier this...


Across the Pacific on a Riviera 68 Sports Motor Yacht

May 15, 2020

Inspired by the majesty of their new Riviera 68 Sports Motor Yacht, Living the Life, Regan and Sandra Fleming last year took their 11-year-old son out of the classroom and...


October start for rescheduled Sydney Gold Coast race

May 14, 2020

The 2020 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, a major lead-up event prior to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, has been rescheduled to start in October. Previously scheduled to...


New Galeon models make a splash down under

May 14, 2020

Alexander Marine Australia have announced the arrival into Australia of a selection of award-winning models from Galeon Motor Yachts: the Galeon 500 FLY, Galeon 510 Skydeck and Galeon 640 FLY....


Princess Yachts appoints exclusive NSW Dealer

May 14, 2020

Princess Yachts Australia has announced the expansion of the brand into New South Wales joining forces with two familiar faces from the Sydney boating community, Sean O’Doherty and David Jensen...


Marina training Chairman predicts lasting change

May 13, 2020

The Chairman of the Global Marina Institute (GMI) Tony Browne CMM predicts a lasting impact on marina training as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. “The necessary embrace of online...


Super Dinghy blends tradition with cutting edge

May 12, 2020

An indisputable “glamour project”, a 12-foot (3.66-metre) tender, designed by Andy Dovell is currently under construction at the Mona Vale premises of wooden boat specialist, Col Bailey, director at Col...


Industry reminded to get on board with float-free EPIRBs

May 12, 2020

Fourteen commercial fishermen and divers lost their lives after their vessels capsized in Australian waters between 2015-2017.  None of these commercial vessels had a means of automatically alerting search and...


Propspeed Partners with MJM Yachts

May 11, 2020

Auckland, New Zealand – Propspeed, leading innovator of underwater coatings, has announced that it has partnered with MJM Yachts. Under the terms of the agreement, Propspeed will be the standard foul-release...


63 Containers recovered from the ocean floor

May 11, 2020

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) led operation to recover containers lost from the YM Efficiency off the NSW coast is complete. On Friday afternoon (8 May) the vessel MV...


Boating restrictions eased – BIAV Update

May 11, 2020

“The Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has advised that outdoor activities involving groups under 10 people can take place from midnight Tuesday 12 May. This means that with social distancing in...


Horizon FD102 Hits the Water

May 08, 2020

The latest Horizon FD102 superyacht has launched and will soon be delivered to her American owners. Christened To-Kalon, after the owners’ previous vessel, the FD102 is the couple’s first build...


Vessel repowered for the serious job of retirement

May 08, 2020

When it came to the serious business of retirement after a lifetime of hard work on the water, Lynn and Peter Mouchemore decided to repower their impressive expedition vessel MV...


Aussie boatbuilder demonstrates design & build capabilities

May 07, 2020

A small-but-mighty Australian boat builder is further demonstrating their workboat design & build capabilities with the delivery of another vessel to operate in the Port of Gladstone. Over the past...


Maritimo’s customisation division a hit with fishers

May 07, 2020

Leading luxury motor yacht manufacturer Maritimo’s specialist custom division, Maritimo One, has produced yet another specifically designed vessel for a game fishing enthusiast New Zealand based owner. The S51 sedan motor...


Innovative strategies to maintain boater loyalty

May 07, 2020

During the COVID-19 crisis Australian club and commercial marinas and boatyards have had to think quickly to deal with the sudden drop in demand for boating and related services. Innovation...

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