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Barry 2019-12-09

RIVIERA REPORT OUTSTANDING 2019

Riviera owner says ‘thank you’ to loyal yacht owners and staff as he reflects on the outstanding achievements of 2019.

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Barry 2019-12-09

MARITIMO SIGHTS SET ON THE FUTURE

Australian luxury motor yacht manufacturer Maritimo report they are the most advanced in their history with the brand’s global outreach strategy pushing strongly throughout Australasia and The Americas.

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Barry 2019-12-09

FAT CAT 4000

It took a series of prototypes and many months of testing before Roger Tweddell and Blair McLay were happy enough with their Fat Cat 4000 to put into full production.

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Barry 2019-12-09

PPB SUBSCRIPTION WINNER

Congratulations to Dale Murray, the winner of our Fat Cat Mouse tender and Torqueedo 1003 electric outboard.

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Barry 2019-12-09

ACR ResQLink PLB

ResQLink’s new ResQLink 400 and ResQLink View PLBs introduce user-friendly design innovations and add enhanced functionality.

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Barry 2019-12-09

MARCO BOATS OPEN NEW SHOWROOM

Morrinsville based Marco Boats have opened a new showroom with outboard franchises.

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Barry 2019-12-09

Furuno Snapper World Cup Expands

There will be more ways to win with the legendary Furuno Snapper World Cup expanding its reach with a new initiative launched for 2020.

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Barry 2019-12-09

$230,000 HUTCHWILCO NZ BOAT SHOW PRIZE

With a retail value of over $230,000, this Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize is a package that anyone who visits the, 2020 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show at the ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane, Auckland on May 14-17, will want to win.

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Barry 2019-12-02

JET SETTING HONDA OUTBOARDS

A little known fact about Honda Marine is that they also produce jet propulsion units, or Jet Outboards.

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Barry 2019-12-02

GLOBAL BOATING REVENUES HEAD FOR $NZ188BN IN 2019

A report by IBInews.com indicates that the world boating revenues are at an all time high.

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Barry 2019-12-02

RAYMARINE’S NEW DOCKSENSE ALERT

Raymarine’s new DockSense Alert, the latest addition to Raymarine’s breakthrough intelligent docking technology, is now available for an even wider range of vessels.

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Barry 2019-12-02

FOREIGN OWNED SUPERYACHTS TO CHARTER IN AUSTRALIA

The Australian Government has introduced the Special Recreational Vessels Bill 2019 that will allow foreign owned superyachts to charter in Australia.

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Barry 2019-12-02

ATL COMPOSITES & THE WHISKEY PROJECT

The highlight of the recent Pacific 2019 Expo at Sydney’s Darling Harbour, was the intriguingly named “The Whiskey Project”.

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Barry 2019-12-02

MARITIMO SIGHTS SET ON THE FUTURE

Australian luxury motor yacht manufacturer Maritimo say they are the most advanced in their history with the brand’s global outreach strategy pushing strongly throughout Australasia and The Americas.

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Barry 2019-12-02

VOLVO PENTA ELECTRIC DRIVER INTERFACE

Volvo Penta has developed a prototype of a new electric driver interface with new boating behaviours in mind.

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Barry 2019-12-02

FLIR SHOWCASES MARINE SENSOR SOLUTIONS

FLIR Systems displayed its latest thermal and assisted docking technologies for the marine market at METSTRADE recently.

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Barry 2019-11-25

NEW BOSTON WHALER CONQUESTS

Boston Whaler has released an all-new 325 Conquest, joining the 405 Conquest (pictured) to kick off a new chapter for the ruggedly sophisticated series.

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Barry 2019-11-25

ASIS AMPHIBIOUS BOATS APPOINT KIWI DEALER

UAE built amphibious boat builder, ASIS Boats has appointed Auckland based Gulfland Marine as their New Zealand distributor.

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Barry 2019-11-25

HORIZON YACHTS FD92

Horizon Yachts has expanded its acclaimed Fast Displacement Series of high-volume, high-performance motor yachts with the addition of a brand new FD92 model.

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Barry 2019-11-25

VETUS INTRODUCES NEW MODEL BOW PRO THRUSTERS8

Vetus is expanding its innovative Bow Pro thruster portfolio, its highly-regarded range combining the latest thruster motor technology.

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Barry 2019-11-25

HAURAKI GULF FISHING HOT SPOTS

Expert fisherman Bruce Duncan has identified 150 fishing hot spots in the Hauraki Gulf in his new informative and very detailed book, Hauraki Gulf Fishing Hot Spots.

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Barry 2019-11-25

OCEAN ALEXANDER RELEASE 84R

The Ocean Alexander 84R breaks with tradition to create a spacious, family-friendly motor yacht.

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Barry 2019-11-25

VETUS FAST BATTERY RECHARGING WITH D-LINE ENGINES

Vetus is expanding its selection of engine equipment with a second alternator option for 24 volt D-Line engines, plus new durable water strainers and ultra-quiet waterlocks.

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Barry 2019-11-25

QUICK NAUTICAL NETWORK

Quick Spa has introduced the QNN – Quick Nautical Network – a pioneering project which allows the integration of Quick systems with navigation systems.

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Barry 2019-11-18

GRADY WHITE MARLIN 300 WA

Marine Imports, NZ agent for Grady White have just delivered a new Marlin 300 Walk Around to a happy Pauanui Waterways owner.

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Barry 2019-11-18

NEW CHRIS CRAFT LAUNCH 31 GT

Chris Craft have introducing the newest addition to the Launch GT family, the Launch 31 GT.

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Barry 2019-11-18

TFABS 2019 PROVES POPULAR

TFABS 2019, the second staging of the show proved another success.

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Barry 2019-11-18

LUMISHORE LUX LIGHTING

Lumishore announced recently the world’s first marine-grade, fully colour-tunable, DC smart lighting.

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Barry 2019-11-18

TECNORIB ARRIVES IN OCEANIA

TecnoRib, the official licensee of PIRELLI brand inflatable boats, has signing of an agreement Australia with Barbagallo Marine.

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Barry 2019-11-18

RIBCO PARTNERS WITH WILD OATS XI

Ribco has been appointed the official chase boat partner for the Wild Oats XI Team.

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Barry 2019-11-18

PROFILE BOATS EXPORTS BUSY

Napier alloy boat builder, Profile Boats recently shipped off a Profile 940HW to a Queensland client.

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Barry 2019-11-18

SOUTHERN BOATS PARTNERS WITH TECTRAX

Tectrax Ltd and Dunedin based alloy boat builders Southern Boats, expand their reach through a new partnership that will deliver an amphibious boat.

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Barry 2019-11-11

MARITIMO XCAT SUCCESS

Maritimo's international Racing Technologies Division is on a high with its new R30 XCAT performing strongly in Shanghai recently.

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Barry 2019-11-11

THE ULTIMATE SUPERYACHT TOY

An Italian company, iSpace2o, is developing a craft that is claimed to be able to attain planing speeds on the surface of the sea and to combine this with operating underwater.

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Barry 2019-11-11

CHAPARRAL EXPANDS THEIR RANGE

Chaparral have just introduced their latest for the 2020 model year with 3 exciting new boats now available for order in Entry level, Crossover and Surf categories.

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Barry 2019-11-11

Propspeed Foulfree Coating

Propspeed, leading innovator of underwater coatings, has announced the introduction of Foulfree, a revolutionary foul-release coating designed specifically for transducers.

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Barry 2019-11-11

COASTGUARD READY FOR COMING SEASON

With better-than-expected weather over the long Labour Weekend, boaties were out in force with Coastguard volunteers taking to the water and to the air to help keep them safe.

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Barry 2019-11-11

HERLEY DIESEL/ELECTRIC HYBRID POWERCAT

Herley Boats has started the construction of its first Diesel Electric Hybrid Boat changing the future of boating.

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Barry 2019-11-11

EMIRATES TEAM New Zealand GO MERCURY

Mercury Marine has been chosen as the official outboard supplier of Emirates Team New Zealand.

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Barry 2019-11-11

NEW AFFORDABLE HASWING TROLLING MOTOR

The new Haswing Cayman Bow Mount electric trolling motor is now available in New Zealand.

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Barry 2019-11-05

SPINLOCK PRIZE WINNER

Congratulations to Darrel Heath, our winner of the family pack of four Spinlock inflatable lifejackets.

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Barry 2019-11-05

RANGER TUGS RELEASE NEW R-25

Ranger Tugs launches the all new R-25 at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show this week.

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Barry 2019-11-05

YOUR TROPICAL PARADISE ANYWHERE

Looking for a super yacht that is totally ‘off the planet’ then look no further than this offering from Yacht Island Design.

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Barry 2019-11-05

EVINRUDE SHATTERS BAREFOOT RECORD

Evinrude has set multiple single-boat water skiing Guinness World records .

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Barry 2019-11-05

NZ HUTCHWILCO 2020 SHOW TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON

Tickets to the 2020 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show will be available on line from December 1.

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Barry 2019-11-05

FIRST X-BOW EXPEDITION CRUISE VESSEL

The first ULSTEIN X-BOW polar cruise vessel, ‘Greg Mortimer’ has just set off for her first Antarctica expedition.

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Barry 2019-11-05

Fusion now with Apple AirPlay 2 Compatibility

Fusion has announced the addition of Apple AirPlay 2 functionality to the Apollo Series marine audio entertainment systems.

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Barry 2019-11-05

Simrad HALO20+, HALO20.

Simrad Yachting announced last week the launch of HALO20+ and HALO20 radars.

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Barry 2019-11-04

HARDTOPS ON A ROLL

It seems that the alloy hardtop business is pumping if this image from McLay Boats is any indication.

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Barry 2019-11-04

NEW 17.2m ELITE CLASSIC SEDAN

With popularity gaining for the classic style of sports cruiser Bill Upfold has responded with this 17.2m (57’) Sedan with traditional lines inspired from the Down East Main lobster boats.

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Barry 2019-10-29

INTEGREL POWER GENERATION

Integrel is the future of power generation afloat, completely replacing your stand alone generator by using “spare” capacity from your existing inboard engine.

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Barry 2019-10-29

NAIAD 7.5 HARDTOP

Naiad is probably best known for their hard-working Coastguard, and commercial boats recently launched a new 7.3m for the recreational market.

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Barry 2019-10-29

Strong sales at the new look AOWBS

The 21st edition of the Auckland On Water Boat Show shows positive results with the New Zealand marine industry feeling buoyant.

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Barry 2019-10-29

Outboard Market to Reach US$ 17 Billion by 2025

The Outboard Engines Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $10 billion to over $17 billion by 2025.

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Barry 2019-10-29

180th Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta

Entries are now open for the 180th edition of the Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta to be held Monday 27 January 2020.

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Barry 2019-10-29

Iguana heads for Great Barrier Reef

Iguana 31 amphibious exploration vessel headed for Pelorus Island Retreat and Orpheus Island Lodge on Great Barrier Reef.

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Barry 2019-10-29

Grand Banks revenue hits 10-year high

Seven new orders have boosted the Group’s order book to S$52.8m in the first quarter.

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Barry 2019-10-29

MULTIHULL SOLUTIONS SHOWCASE

Multihull Solutions is expecting a strong turnout to its stand at the 2019 Mandurah Boat Showcase in Western Australia on 16 – 17 November.

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Barry 2019-10-21

TAURANGA SHOW DOUBLES IN SIZE

This is year two for TFABS, (NOV 1-3) and once again, Tauranga will have it’s own indoor fishing and boat show along with everything related to having fun on, in and under the water.

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Barry 2019-10-21

Quick Touch Lighting

For many years Quick has been manufacturing marine and R.V. lighting of the highest quality, with Quick Ted, their latest model.

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Barry 2019-10-21

NU-D RATED SHACKLE

The NU-D Rated Towing Shackle stemmed from Chris Bransgrove’s frustrations at dealing with ‘difficult to remove’ shackles.

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Barry 2019-10-21

PWC OR POWERBOAT – YOUR CHOICE

The Sealver Wave Boat range transforms your regular jet ski into a powerboat.

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Barry 2019-10-21

Valder Wins US1

After a competitive season that covered six races across the U.S. East Coast, Kiwi Wayne Valder has come away with the coveted 2019 US1 title.

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Barry 2019-10-21

WORLD LARGEST 3D BOAT

Using the world’s largest 3D printer, the University of Maine has produced the largest boat ever built by additive manufacturing.

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Barry 2019-10-21

LOWRANCE GHOST WINS INDUSTRY AWARDS

Lowrance Ghost trolling motor has won Gold at The Best Design Awards, by The Designers Institute of New Zealand.

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Barry 2019-10-21

LOMOCEAN 59 CENTRE CONSOLE

The Lomocean 59 Centre Console sport fisher concept was borne out of making good use of the decommissioned ‘stern module’ removed from the Formula 60 ‘No Xcuse’.

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Barry 2019-10-21

GRANOCEAN APPOINTS LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR

Sydney based Q7 Marine has been appointed a sole distributor for the Granoncean W-Series Power Cats in Australia and New Zealand.

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Barry 2019-10-13

PROFILE BOATS TO BE BUILT IN USA

Profile Boats have announced that they have signed an agreement with Excel Boats USA to license the manufacture and sale of Profile Boats in the USA.

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Barry 2019-10-14

FASTMOUNT RELEASES NEW SOLUTION FOR HEAVYWEIGHT PANELS

Continuing their trend of working closely with customers to drive innovation, Fastmount, leader in hidden panel mounting systems, has released their new LP-SMX.

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Barry 2019-10-13

LUXURY LIMOUSINE FROM KIT CARLIER DESIGN

Muscular lines, indulgent interiors and supreme design technology have come together to create Apparition, the latest luxury limousine from New Zealand-based studio, Kit Carlier Design.

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Barry 2019-10-14

K2-1050  An Elegant Solution

K2-1050 fuses high-performance sports functionality with superior styling to evoke a luxury escape.

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Barry 2019-10-14

SEQUOR TRAILERS UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP

Auckland based Sequor Trailers founded 18 months ago to provide high quality trailers has seen growth beyond initial plans, resulting in change of ownership structure to bring in Mr Charles Winstone, former CEO of Lancer Inflatables.

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Barry 2019-10-14

HYUNDAI SEASALL G7

Hyundai Marine New Zealand are set to launch a new Hyundai SeasAll G7 engine into their current range of diesel inboard marine engines.

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Barry 2019-10-14

SUNREEF YACHTS TO BUILD 49M CAT

Luxury catamaran designer and manufacturer Sunreef Yachts is to build a fully custom 49m twin-hulled superyacht.

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Barry 2019-10-13

YANMAR REVEALS X47 FLAGSHIP

Yanmar has revealed further details about its innovative new brand flagship, the X47 Express Cruiser.

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Barry 2019-10-07

AOWBS ATTRACTS PLENTY OF BUYERS

The annual Auckland On Water Boat Show (AOWBS) finished yesterday after four days that saw serious sales made, despite the varied weather.

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Barry 2019-10-07

SEALEGS RELEASE NEW MODEL

Sealegs International had the world debut of their latest amphibious RIB at the just finished Auckland On Water Boat Show, in Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour.

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Barry 2019-10-07

WHITE POINTER 970 CUSTOM CRUISER

The AOWBS attracted some of the countries best alloy boats, amongst them White Pointer’s latest 970 Custom Cruiser.

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Barry 2019-10-07

130 SUPERYACHTS AND COUNTING FOR AMERICA’S CUP

The combined popularity of the Prada Cup America’s Cup Challenger Series and the America’s Cup, plus the additional drawcard of related superyacht regattas is now expected to see over 130 superyachts visiting New Zealand next year and in 2021.

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Barry 2019-10-07

LUXURY TENDER FROM JPRIBS

Released at the AOWBS last week, the K Series is JP Custom Tenders' specialist superyacht line of bespoke tenders.

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Barry 2019-10-07

Raritan Elegance Toilets

The Marine Elegance from Raritan Engineering is one of the most adaptable and easily installed marine toilets on the market today.

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Barry 2019-10-07

ATL COMPOSITES LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

ATL Composites has released its new local website showcasing the West System epoxy products now live online, with an array of improved functions for B2B and direct customers.

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Barry 2019-10-07

FUSION WINS NMEA PRODUCT OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

Fusion’s Apollo RA770 has been awarded the Product of Excellence Award at the 2019 National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Conference in the US.

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Barry 2019-09-30

MARITIMO NEW ZEALAND SALES TEAM STRENGTHENS

Australian luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Maritimo, is building on its already strong presence in New Zealand by expanding its dealer partner network.

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Barry 2019-09-30

TRISTRAM MARINE’S NEW WORLD-CLASS SERVICE CENTRE OPEN

Positioned adjacent to Tristram Marine’s existing Production Plant, the brand new Service Centre quadruples the size of Tristram’s new boat rigging, after-sales service, repowering, grooming & detailing facilities.

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Barry 2019-09-30

Palm Beach 50 GT - SERIOUS FUN

Palm Beach changes lanes with a pair of new 50GTs—Capt. Bill Pike drove both to see how these two new hotties compare.

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Barry 2019-09-30

NEW ZEALAND RESCUE RECOGNISED AT INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

A dramatic rescue off the Port Waikato bar has earned New Zealand search and rescue agencies international recognition.

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Barry 2019-09-30

ACR SM-3 Automatic Buoy Marker Light

New compact and durable crew-overboard LED strobe is approved for use worldwide for a range of commercial and leisure applications.

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Barry 2019-09-30

ECHO YACHTS’S UNVEILS NEW RANGE OF ACTIVE-FOILING TRIMARANS

Australian superyacht builder Echo Yachts and multihull design specialists One2Three Naval Architects have teamed up again to launch a new range of Active-foiling Trimaran Sports Motoryachts, comprising 28m, 30m, 38m and 40m models.

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Barry 2019-09-30

GALEON 680 FLY SCOOPS PRESTIGIOUS DESIGN AWARD

The Galeon 680 FLY took out the 2019 World Yachts Trophy for exterior design in the 64-80 feet category during the Cannes Yachting Festival, 8 to 13 September.

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Barry 2019-09-30

VESPER MARINE ANNOUNCES CORTEX

Vesper Marine, has announced a revolution in marine VHF with the release of Cortex, the world’s first radio with wireless touchscreen handsets, built-in Class B SOTDMA smartAIS transponder and remote vessel monitoring.

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Barry 2019-09-23

Hella EuroLed 75

Hella’s EuroLed 75 offers the latest in style, functionality, performance, high energy efficiency and long-lasting illumination.

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Barry 2019-09-23

FABIO BUZZI TRAGICALLY KILLED

Powerboating world mourns loss of racing legend Fabio Buzzi, 76, after he was killed last week attempting to break the Monte Carlo to Venice speed record.

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Barry 2019-09-23

LEXUS PREMIERES NEW LUXURY YACHT

In Lexus’ continuing commitment to deliver innovative and amazing experiences to its customers, Lexus has released its first luxury yacht, the Lexus LY 650.

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Barry 2019-09-23

EVINRUDE 115 ETEC LAUNCHED

The all new Evinrude 115 ETEC was official launched last week in Auckland by Marine Distributors Ltd, the New Zealand distributors for Evinrude outboards.

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Barry 2019-09-23

Sea Ray SLX 350

Looking for a huge day boat, then look no further than the all new Sea Ray SLX 350. A premium level day boat if you have a lot of friends.

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Barry 2019-09-23

MARITIMO SET FOR ITS LARGEST AOWBS DISPLAY

Maritimo, is preparing for its largest Auckland On Water Boat Show exhibit, with a range of new vessels for the annual event.

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Barry 2019-09-23

CARBON FIBRE COWLING FOR CXO300

The British marine specialist Cox Powertrain’s high-performance diesel outboard has now been topped with stylish contemporary-styled carbon fibre cowling.

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Barry 2019-09-23

TWIN DISC OPEN GOLD COAST BASE

The state-of-the-art, custom-designed and built new Gold Coast facility for Twin Disc Pacific has officially opened.

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Barry 2019-09-23

NEW EXPLORER FROM EVOLUTION MOTOR YACHTS

In the wake of significant interest of the GCX40 explorer yacht designed by Misha Merzliakov Yacht Design (MMYD), a new joint venture has been announced bringing together leading figures in the industry.

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Barry 2019-09-13

2019 CLUB MARINE PERTH INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

The Club Marine Perth International Boat Show is the major boating event in Western Australia, and will be held from Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd September 2019.

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Barry 2019-09-13

LOOMES 14M SPORT FISHING POWERCAT

Lomocean Design has released renderings of a new 14m high speed sport fish cat.

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Barry 2019-09-13

FAMILY RIB

Brig’s all new Eagle 6.7 will be having its New Zealand release at the forthcoming AOWBS (Oct3-6).

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