AFLOAT Daily News

Significant Rise in Australian Marina Employment  31-May-2016
The recently released Club Marine 2015 Health of the Australian Marina Industry Survey indicates that Australia’s 346 marinas have experienced significant growth in the number of people working at marinas. Based on independent research conducted by the Recreational Marine Research Centre at Michigan State University it has been demonstrated that Australian marinas provide employment for just over 23,000 people per annum. This is a significant increase from just over 19,000 that were found to work at marinas two years earlier.

Europe’s most seaworthy inflatable now available at The Boutique Boat Company  30-May-2016
The Boutique Boat Company would like to announce they will now be distributing “Europe’s most seaworthy rigid inflatables”, Nuova Jolly.

Competitors reach halfway mark in CYCA Land Rover Winter Series  30-May-2016
It was warm but brittle on Sydney Harbour for Race 5 of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Land Rover Winter Series on Sunday, but finally enough breeze on the race track to allow the fleet to sail the full course, so competitors came ashore happy after a couple of weeks of incredibly light winds and shortened courses.

Club Marine TV – the new home for all things boating  25-May-2016
Australia's largest provider of pleasure craft insurance, Club Marine, is announcing an exciting new digital channel Club Marine TV.

Australian Superyacht & Marine Export Industry Conference  25-May-2016
Life Cell Marine Safety has been awarded the Most Innovative Marine Industry Exporter Award for 2016. The accolade was presented as part of the Australian Superyacht & Marine Export Industry Conference in Sanctuary Cove over May 17th-18th.

Cumberland Charter Yachts earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence  25-May-2016
Cumberland Charter Yachts, today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodation, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

New Hanse 675 – Hanse’s Largest Luxury Yacht Ready to hit the Water  24-May-2016
The first Hanse 675 is ready to sail into the Australian and New Zealand markets with the Windcraft Group at the helm. This 21 metre (67 foot) high-tech, luxury yacht with an impressive 32 metre carbon mast is already breaking records as the largest yacht ever built by Hanse Yachts and Germany’s largest yacht build in series production.

“Grin and Wear It” for Boating Safety  19-May-2016
Transport for NSW is urging the boating public to “grin and wear it” this Friday 20th May, as part of International Wear Your Lifejacket To Work Day.

Maserati takes the checkered flag at MC38 Autumn Regatta  16-May-2016
At the end of another tricky warm day on Sydney Harbour, Neville Crichton’s Maserati took the checkered flag at the boat’s first regatta back with the MC38 one design class, narrowly beating the polished teamwork of Leslie Green’s Ginger on a countback.

Sydney City Marine prepares for Sanctuary Cove Boat Show  13-May-2016
The Director and key personnel from Sydney City Marine, a state-of-the-art shipyard close to the Sydney CBD, will head to Queensland’s Gold Coast next week for the annual Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Conference (ASMEX), followed by exhibiting at the 28th Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, 19 to 22 May.

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