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Doctor Charlie Teo's Ultimate Maritimo Experience  29-Oct-2014
If Australian boating industry icon Bill Barry-Cotter ever needs brain surgery he can rest a little easier as help is close at hand. Charismatic and leading edge neurosurgeon Doctor Charlie Teo says he will come to Bill’s aid in an instant if needed, after he, his family and a number of others, including chairman of Australia’s leading health brand Blackmore's Vitamins’, Marcus Blackmore, took part in Maritimo’s Ultimate Experience weekend on the Gold Coast last weekend.

sMRT Inflatable SOS Dan Buoy shortlisted for 2014 METS Dame Awards  27-Oct-2014
SOS Marine and Mobilarm subsidiary Marine Rescue Technologies (“MRT”) announce today that the sMRT Inflatable SOS Dan Buoy is one of the 45 products that have been nominated for final judging by the Design Award METS (DAME) 2014 jury. The products have been selected from a total of 116 entries from 23 nationalities from all over the world. The Dame Jury assess entries for overall design, build quality, functionality and use of materials. Other factors taken into account are: originality, ergonomics and price/quality ratio. The short listed products are divided over seven individual categories.

12ft Skiff Interdominion back on Sydney Harbour in January  27-Oct-2014
For the first time in 10 years, the action-packed12 foot skiffs will return to Sydney Harbour proper when the acclaimed Australian versus New Zealand 12ft skiff Interdominion Championship, conducted by the 12ft Skiff Association and hosted by the Australian18 Footers League at Double Bay, is held from 3-10 January, 2015.

Botany Bay Race more than a victory for Great Xpectations  27-Oct-2014
Rod Wills’ Great Xpectations went above and beyond this afternoon to beat Julian Farren-Price’s about Time for a win in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Botany Bay Race, the second of the Club’s Ocean Point Score Series – but today’s victory spilled over into something else for Wills.

14th Anniversary of RMYC Broken Bay Timber Boat Festival  27-Oct-2014
The Timber Boat Division at the Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay are sprucing up their wooden boats in readiness for their very popular annual Timber Boat Festival. This year the event will be held on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd November and attracts around 1,500 boat lovers each year.

All 4 Adventure Proudly Sponsored by Honda Marine  23-Oct-2014
Honda Marine is excited to announce the return of one of Australia’s premier adventure shows, All 4 Adventure. Season 6 kicks off with a bang this Sunday, October 26 at midday on Channel 10, so cancel whatever plans you have and get in front of the TV!

Stay Safe and Save Money at Abell Point Marina this summer  23-Oct-2014
With summer in the Whitsundays approaching, Abell Point Marina is your ultimate marina destination to keep your vessel safe and save money this summer season. Abell Point Marina is well known as a safe haven to shelter your vessel over the summer season. Rated to safe Australian Standards and having a great history of safe cyclone management, customers can be rest assured that your vessel will be looked after this summer and at a great price.

New Improved Swell Forecasting and more locations  22-Oct-2014
PredictWind have made significant improvements to the swell forecasting models and added new locations. Integrating the new 50km global wind forecast with ocean current data has created the most advanced swell modelling available online.

Christmas comes early for Sailors with disABILITIES  21-Oct-2014
Windcraft's MD Peter Hrones said he "Felt like Father Christmas" this week as he handed over the keys of a brand new Hanse 435 yacht to raffle winner John Scott and a cheque for $174,550.37 to David Pescud the founder of Sailors with disAbilities (SWD).

Fraser Regatta Rendezvous  21-Oct-2014
For its fifth-consecutive year, the Clipper Motor Yachts Fraser Island Regatta begun with a total flotilla of 14 semi-displacement and planing hull boats participating in the 9 day cruising experience along the Fraser Coast.

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