A couple of days late with Shipmate News this time due to public holidays in Vic on Friday (Grand Final Eve) and Qld on Monday (Labour Day).
Nevertheless, plenty to tell you as always and we kick off with another bit of sage advice from resident shipwright turned marine solicitor, Marcel Vaarzon–Morel. This time Marcel talks us through dealing with Boat Brokers and what you need to be aware of in the process of selling or buying a boat through a broker.
And on the Gold Coast, two-time Olympic Medallist and six time 470 World Champion, Mathew Belcher is to commence mentoring Junior Sailors and further north, up in the Whitsundays, Abell Point Marina have raised the bar again in terms of customer service, by introducing a ‘welcome vessel’ to guide first timers into their marina berth.
In Victoria and Queensland, timely safety warnings from Maritime Safety in each of those states. In Victoria, the warmer waters of spring signal the start of the ‘Crimson Tide’ (snapper season) and a warning about being prepared to head out safely and the things to check to ensure you get home again. And from Queensland, a reminder that waterborne events always have risks for competitors and spectators, so MSQ have long-established Aquatic Event Authority application procedures to ensure that those risks are minimised. See the full details below.
We’ve always got news of new and improved boats and it's no different in this edition with details of a new 37m flagship from Custom Line, part of the Italian Ferretti Group, a new luxury sports boat from Aston Martin (yep, the automotive legend) and closer to home, (Australia, that is), Robolo’s flagship Centre Console the R300 has undergone a massive facelift. In the meantime, Clipper Motor Yachts have released an expanded Hudson Bay Range.
But that’s still not all in this edition, plenty more, including a call from the Boating Industry Association of Victoria, urging the government to appoint the Victorian Ports Corporation Melbourne to oversee and coordinate all planning, funding, construction and maintenance of marine infrastructure in Victoria and coming up this weekend, details of a group of up and coming marine industry professionals who will be showcasing their skills and training at a demonstration of marine and automotive trimming at the 2016WorldSkills Australia National Competition in Melbourne from 06 to 09 October.
Still lots more and I’ll let you browse through the rest, but in closing, just another quick reminder that we are currently preparing the 2017 Vic print edition of Shipmate Marine Directory – the conduit between the marine industry and recreational boaters. If you’re a marine business and have a free listing, please visit www.shipmate.com.au and check your details. If you need anything changed let us know ASAP as we’ll be downloading all details next week.
Well that’s it from me again for another couple of weeks, so sit back, browse through and enjoy the read.
Cheers, see you out on the water