Barton Marine Signs New Distributor for Australasia

Barton Marine has partnered with DeckHardware Marine Solutions Australasia to distribute its extensive range of deck gear across the Australasia region.  Barton’s popular, durable and innovative blocks and traveller car systems and accessories alongside the wider range of deck equipment will be available for…

Call to Boating Industry – Support your BIA

BIAV President David Meehan has heaped praise on the boating industry for its coming together in these tough and challenging times. “Despite all of the current challenges, and what the industry has been through in 2020, BIAV membership is strong. We’ve…

Butchart Marina Services Steps Up Marina Sponsorship

The Marina Industries Association (MIA) is very pleased to announce that Butchart Marine Services has increased its support for the MIA by moving from bronze level to silver sponsorship.  Butchart Marine Services distribute Roodberg boat handling machinery, Brownell Boat Stands, Capria Dry Stacking machinery,…

Raymarine Helps Weather a Storm

Read Sailor Barry Stedman’s incredible account of how his Raymarine autopilot saved the day in challenging conditions while sailing from the Bahamas to South Carolina. I was sailing offshore from Great Sale Cay in the Bahamas to Beaufort, South Carolina. This…

The Boatworks Stage 3 now underway

Mayor cuts the ribbon on world-class superyacht yard Stage 3 is now live, boosting new business & capacity on the gold coast There’s no slowing down the expansion at The Boat Works. Since completion in February of the $100 million Superyacht…

Fibreglass Boat – Rotten Transom?

Fibreglass motor boats are some of the best designed and most desirable boats on our Australian waterways. They last practically forever and still look good when tinnies the same age look dull and tired. The downside is that many older fibreglass…

106-year-old barque Peking gets a new life

Nippon Paint Marine has completed the extensive re-coating of the four-masted, steel-hulled Peking, the 1911-built cargo ship which is coming to the end of a €32 million, three-year restoration project at Peters Werft GmbH, on the River Elbe, at Wewelsfleth, Germany. The 115.5m long, full-rigged…

Te Rapunga Reflects New Dawn for Traditional Boat Building

A significant wooden boat rebuild is underway at Denman Marine in Kettering, Tasmania, reviving the 32-foot double-ended ketch known as “Te Rapunga”, and shining a light on the incredible life and philosophy of German-born seafarer and “citizen of the world”, George Dibbern. Meaning “Longing…