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Barry 2019-08-16

BENETEAU GRAN TURISMO 32

Designed to provide a perfect transition from a day boat to an express cruiser, the Gran Turismo 32 makes use of the Flyer 10 deck plan, while retaining the panache of the Gran Turismo line.

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Barry 2019-08-16

Auckland On Water Boat Show Turns 21

This year's Auckland On Water Boat Show, in October celebrates its 21st year, with the slightly later date bringing the show into line with the school holidays, as well as daylight savings time.

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Barry 2019-08-16

2020 TAIWAN SHOW

The 2020 Taiwan International Boat Show will be held at the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center, 12-15 March 2020.

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Barry 2019-08-16

South Island Series 2019 Wraps Up

In early August in the deep south Fiordland lake of Te Anau, the last race of the nine-round Boat Marathon series was completed in near zero temperatures.

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Barry 2019-08-16

PURECRAFT RELEASE NEW CC

The new Purekraft 600 Centre Console is to be launched at the upcoming Auckland On Water Boat Show.

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Barry 2019-08-16

NEW DISTRIBUTOR FOR RARITAN

Lusty and Blundell Ltd, is now distributing Raritan marine sanitation equipment, in New Zealand.

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Barry 2019-08-16

Raymarine IP Thermal Camera

Raymarine has created an affordable new stabilised IP thermal camera system that is perfectly suited for trailer boats.

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Barry 2019-08-16

NEW COAST GUARD RESCUE VESSEL

After two years of dedicated effort and community fundraising as well as generous contributions from major funders, Coastguard has welcomed its latest Rescue Boat ‘Trillian Trust Rescue’ to the Hauraki Gulf.

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Barry 2019-08-09

CZone Humminbird Integration

BEP Marine, manufacturers of BEP and CZone product for Power Products LLC, has announced the eagerly anticipated integration with Humminbird.

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Barry 2019-08-09

STABICRAFT 2250

Released at the 2019 Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show the 2250 range has its DNA in the distinctive 2750 Centrecab.

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Barry 2019-08-09

VOLVO PENTA D4 & D6

Volvo Penta unveiled its next-generation D4 & D6 propulsion packages to the public for the first time at last week’s Sydney International Boat Show (SIBS).

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Barry 2019-08-09

FAMILY BOATS TAKE ON QUINTREX

Auckland based Family Boats has been appointed the new New Zealand distributor for Quintrex Boats. Built-in Australia, Quintrex is Australasia's largest manufacturer of aluminium boats with an extensive range that covers over 100 models.

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Barry 2019-08-09

MARITIMO BEST EVER SIBS

The Sydney International Boat Show has been one of the most successful ever for Australia's luxury motoryacht manufacturer Maritimo.

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Barry 2019-08-09

2019 SIBS A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

The Sydney International Boat Show closed after five glorious sunny days at the International Convention Centre Sydney and the Show’s purpose-built marina on Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour.

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Barry 2019-08-09

Oceanmax Reveals Global Expansion Plans

Kiwi company, Oceanmax, leading innovator of underwater coatings, has announced the next phase of its planned global expansion.

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Barry 2019-08-09

BRP COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF TELWATER

BRP announced last week the completion of the acquisition of Telwater Pty Ltd, Australia's largest manufacturer of aluminum boats and trailers.

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Barry 2019-08-03

PRO FLOORS WINS AGAIN

Kiwi offshore racer, Wayne Valder picked up another victory in the US to extend his lead and title chase for the coverted US1.

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Barry 2019-08-03

MCLAY RAPTOR 741

The McLay 741 Raptor brings a whole new dimension to amphibious boats and has some very unique features that distance it from its competitors.

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Barry 2019-08-03

Aakron Introduce new 6.6m RIB

Aakron Xpress Marine, NZ distributors of Highfield RIBs, have announced they will be introducing the 6.6m Patrol model at the upcoming Auckland On-the-Water-Boat Show.

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Barry 2019-08-03

AUSTRALIAN MARKET A “SLEEPING GIANT” SAYS IBI

A recent news report from IBI magazines daily industry newsletter reported some interesting facts about the Australian market.

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Barry 2019-08-03

ACR RCL-95 LED searchlight

The new ACR Electronics RCL-85 and RCL-95 ultra-bright remote-controlled LED searchlights have been launched to offer a range of boaters an affordable and reliable solution to enhance visibility in all conditions.

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Barry 2019-08-03

Multihull Solutions stage world premiere of ILIAD 70 at SIBS

The highly anticipated new ILIAD 70 is currently on display at the Sydney International Boat Show which runs through till Monday.

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Barry 2019-08-03

PRINCESS YACHTS RELEASE NEW FLAGSHIP

Following the recent announcement of Princess Yacht’s revolutionary R35 performance sports yacht, Princess now reveals the all-new Y85.

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Barry 2019-08-03

ECO-RESPONSIBILITY AT THE BOAT WORKS

The Boat Works has doubled in size to 54 acres (218,530-square-metres), and is on track to welcome the first superyachts to the new purpose-built facility by summer 2019.

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Barry 2019-07-26

NIMBUS C9

The Nimbus C9 (C standing for commuter) is the third in the new 9m Nimbus series following the W9 (Weekender)and T9 (Tender) models.

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Barry 2019-07-26

OCEAN ALEXANDER 45 DIVERGENCE AT SIBS

Alexander Marine Australia will host the much-anticipated Australian launch of their 45 Divergence at the 2019 Sydney International Boat Show, next week (1 to 5 August).

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Barry 2019-07-26

The Black Swan

With over 23,000 horsepower, The Black Swan includes a swimming pool that funnels toward the stern and seems to disappear into the ocean.

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Barry 2019-07-26

MOTORGUIDE TOUR PRO

MotorGuide has added two revolutionary and industry-leading trolling motors to its line-up - the Tour and the Tour Pro.

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Barry 2019-07-26

Pole Position for new Maritimo XCat

The recent XCats Stresa GP on Lake Maggiore, Italy saw positive results for the Australian teams, although outright victory eluded all three.

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Barry 2019-07-26

BRISBANE BOAT SHOW RETURNS TO THE BCEC

The Brisbane Boat Show returns to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from the 23rd until the 25th of August 2019.

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Barry 2019-07-26

WORLD PREMIERE OF THE BRIG EAGLE 670

Sirocco Marine will host the global launch of the new BRIG Eagle 670, part of what will be the largest display by any exhibitor at this year's Sydney International Boat Show, 1 to 5 August.

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Barry 2019-07-26

POWERCAT NEEDS INVESTOR

Catamarans International Ltd are looking for investors to complete a new 20m LRC (Long Range Cruiser) catamaran.

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Barry 2019-07-19

Stewart Mathiesen passes away

Stewart Mathiesen, the former owner of Tenob Wholesale Marine, passed away on 14 July after a short illness.

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Barry 2019-07-19

Maritimo X50

The Maritimo X50 sport yacht had its world premiere at the recent 2019 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, and now it's heading for Sydney.

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Barry 2019-07-19

Quick gyro leads Gineico line-up at SIBS 2019

Marine accessory specialist, Gineico will return to the Sydney International Boat Show, 1 to 5 August 2019 at Darling Harbour with the revolutionary Quick MC2 X-Series anti-roll gyro stabilizer.

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Barry 2019-07-19

EVINRUDE'S UNDERRATED iSTEER and iTRIM SYSTEMS

Evinrude's iSteer and iTrim are underrated systems that are available on all G2 outboards.

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Barry 2019-07-19

Lowrance Launches Ghost Trolling Motor

Lowrance has announced the next step in their delivery of the ultimate fishing system to the serious angler - the new Lowrance Ghost freshwater trolling motor.

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Barry 2019-07-19

GLOMEX CAMBOAT

With the ever-present danger of boat theft, maybe it's time you considered investing in a Glomex CamBoat security camera.

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Barry 2019-07-19

Extreme boats expands to Europe

Whakatane based alloy boat builder Extreme Boats is in the process of appointing new dealers across Europe to sell its export range manufactured in New Zealand.

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Barry 2019-07-19

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITORS AT THE 2019 SIBS

The Sydney International Boat Show has this year attracted boat builders and manufacturers from around the world, ready to display and share the latest in boat and accessory design.

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Barry 2019-07-12

INVERCARGILL TO HOST SOUTHLAND BOAT SHOW

The 2019 Southland Boat Show is being held on Aug 10-11 in Invercargill, with some of the country’s leading trailer boat brands attending.

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Barry 2019-07-12

Oceanvolt Servoprop

Oceanvolt is an electric sail drive with a hydro generator that is suitable you sailing boats or displacement powerboats.

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Barry 2019-07-12

Is This the World’s Most Elegant Superyacht?

With over 23,000 horsepower, The Black Swan includes a swimming pool that funnels toward the stern and seems to disappear into the ocean.

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Barry 2019-07-12

COOL CARS & COFFEE AT THE BOAT WORKS

While the new northern development of The Boat Works is progressing at full steam, the original southern yard is enjoying some renos of its own.

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Barry 2019-07-12

TWO NEW CUSTOM ELITES COMMISSIONED

Elite Marine Design have announced they have signed up two new builds, sportfisher and a mid pilothouse.

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Barry 2019-07-12

GALEON YACHTS TO HOST SYDNEY PREVIEW DAY

Following a successful 2019 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, Alexander Marine Australia is gearing up for its next campaign.

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Barry 2019-07-12

BENETEAU SWIFT TRAWLER 41

Designed to replace the previous Swift Trawler 44, the new Swift Trawler 41 has been placed appropriately in the 40 foot passagemaker category, but the concept has been given a fresh look.

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Barry 2019-07-12

ADVENTURERS ABOUND AT SIBS 2019

The Sydney International Boat Show, (1 - 5 August) presents an impressive line-up of speakers, each with their own tales of adventure and achievement.

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Barry 2019-07-05

MERCURY MARINE UPS THE ANTE - 450HP V8

Mercury Racing's new 450R comes to market with the best power-to-weight and torque-to-weight ratios of any outboard engine of 400hp or more.

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Barry 2019-07-05

SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW RETURNS TO ICC SYDNEY

The Sydney International Boat Show returns to the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney and Cockle Bay in Darling Harbour from the 1st until the 5th of August 2019.

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Barry 2019-07-05

SIMRAD ANNOUNCE THE NEW AIS/VHF

Simrad Yachting has announced the new Simrad RS40-B, the first VHF marine radio with AIS transmit and receive capability.

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Barry 2019-07-05

RIVIERA TO RELEASE 545 SUV AT SIBS

Sydney International Boat Show (Aug 1-5) will see the release of Riviera's new 545 SUV that replaces the 525 SUV as a versatile yacht combining indoor/outdoor lifestyle features at a size that's just right for cruising couples and young families.

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Barry 2019-07-05

Furuno CH500/CH600 Searchlight Sonars

Furuno's tradition of ingenuity and innovation continues in their latest Searchlight Sonars, the CH500 and CH600 - offering high-definition targeting on a 12.1" XGA (1024x768) Display.

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Barry 2019-07-05

NORDHAVN RELEASE NEW 41

Nordhavn has announced its newest passage making, the Nordhavn 41, which the company says is destined to become their next legendary vessel.

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Barry 2019-07-05

QUINTREX 420 RENEGADE

The Quintrex 420 Renegade is a favourite among keen fisherman and has earned the name of a real no-fuss fishing vessel.

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Barry 2019-07-05

Multihull Solutions launches New Zealand's first Out-of-Water Boat Show

Following the overwhelming success of Multihull Solution's Out-of-Water Boat Show on the Gold Coast, the company will replicate the facility at its New Zealand Sales Centre in late 2019.

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Barry 2019-06-21

Sealegs 8.5m Alloy Cabin

Released at the Auckland On Water Boat Show in 2018, the latest Sealegs 8.5m Alloy Cabin is a reinterpretation of the original and according to Barry Thompson is a much-improved boat.

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Barry 2019-06-21

Updated NaviLED 360 PRO lamps.

The ultra-reliable and efficient NaviLED 360 series has been updated with a new lower profile design.

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Barry 2019-06-21

AOWBS TO BE MORE INTERACTIVE

When this year’s Auckland On Water Boat Show opens on 3 October, visitors can expect to experience a large number of sea trials.

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Barry 2019-06-21

EVINRUDE LAUNCHES NEW 3-CYL E-TEC G2 MODELS

Evinrude has announced the expansion of the Evinrude E-TEC G2 product line to include 115 H.O., 140HP and 150HP models.

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Barry 2019-06-21

AUCKLAND DROPS DAILY ANCHORAGE FEE

Auckland Council has dropped a proposed daily anchoring fee which would have seen superyachts and other foreign-flagged vessels of over 40m billed for each time they anchored within Auckland’s navigable waters.

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Barry 2019-06-21

SPORTS MARINE TO DISTRIBUTE PRINCESS YACHTS

Christchurch-based boat dealership Sports Marine Limited has secured the exclusive distribution of Princess Yachts for the first time into the New Zealand market.

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Barry 2019-06-21

Fusion RA670 Marine Stereo

Fusion continues to build on the innovation and successes of the award-winning Apollo Series. The new Apollo RA670 will deliver powerful technology to a wider market in a new premium form factor.

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Barry 2019-06-21

COX CXO300 GETTING CLOSER

Diesel outboard manufacturer Cox Powertrain has announced that production of its much-anticipated CXO300 will commence in October.

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Barry 2019-06-14

ILIAD 50

If there was one boat that really stood out at the recent SCIBS 2019, it had to be the Iliad 50. One of a new line of power catamarans, the Iliad heralds a revolutionary new chapter in multihull industry.

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Barry 2019-06-14

TRISTRAM’S 8TH ANNUAL MARINE EXPO A GREAT SUCCESS

For the 8th year running, hundreds of current & future Tristram Owners from NZs North and South Islands visited Tristram Marine’s annual on-site Marine Expo.

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Barry 2019-06-14

Yamaha Command Link integration

Yamaha Command Link and Command Link Plus can now integrate seamlessly with Raymarine’s Axiom multifunction displays (MFDs).

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Barry 2019-06-14

Horizon FD77 At SCIBS

The brand-new Horizon FD77 Skyline motor yacht debuted at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS), alongside two ever-popular Horizon E75, a fully refurbished E73 motor yachts and the new RP110 - the largest Horizon yacht to hit Australian shores.

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Barry 2019-06-14

RIVIERA PLATINUM SERIES

Riviera launched its new Platinum Edition Sport Yachts at last week's SCIBS 2019. The Platinum Edition 4800, 5400 and 6000 Sport Yachts are superb examples of pure elegance and exceptional luxury.

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Barry 2019-06-14

QUINTREX RELEASE THE FISHABOUT PRO

Quintrex has announced the release of the Quintrex Fishabout Pro. The Fishabout Pro is offered in three sizes, the 430, 450 and 470 each has a max capacity of 5 people and horse power ratings of 60hp, 60hp and 75hp respectively.

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Barry 2019-06-14

ELECTRIC PWC FROM NIKOLA

The Nikola Motor Company has previously brought us battery-electric cargo trucks and off-road vehicles has announced that another e-vehicle will be joining its lineup – the WAV personal watercraft.

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Barry 2019-06-14

Bob Salthouse 1936-2019

Robert James Salthouse (Bob) slipped anchor and passed away peacefully on Thursday 6 June, aged 83.

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Barry 2019-06-07

Chris Craft Launch 27

Stunning, striking, superb, gorgeous, exquisite; words that come to mind when describing this work of art from one of the world's most established boat builders.

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Barry 2019-06-07

FLEET-HYDROL

With the ambition of taking Australian-made ingenuity to the world, Stella Marine has purchased the IP and patents on the Fleet-Hydrol range of hydraulic swim platform supports.

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Barry 2019-06-07

Riverbreeze – Beauty in Art

Is this one of the most beautiful looking boats in the world?

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Barry 2019-06-07

BIG SEASON FOR MARITIMO RACING

Australia's Maritimo Racing is preparing for a mass of events in the upcoming months across two different championship series that the team compete within both here and internationally.

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Barry 2019-06-07

Yamaha Most Trusted Marine Engine Brand for Third Year Running

Yamaha has been awarded the Most Trusted Marine Engine Brand for the third year running by Readers Digest.

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Barry 2019-06-07

RIVIERA ANNOUNCES NEW 64 SPORTS MOTOR YACHT

Riviera broke the mould with the release of its 68 and 72 Sports Motor Yacht models in 2017 and ’18 respectively, and it is set to do so again with another graceful addition to this growing Collection.

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Barry 2019-06-07

JUTSON MULTI-FUNCTION CATAMARAN

A bespoke powercat for British Columbia’s world famous Nimmo Bay Resort, this Scott Jutson designed 11.2m x 4.0m boat represents years of synthesis to find the ideal multi mission platform for the resort.

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Barry 2019-06-07

VOLVO PENTA INTRODUCES NEXT GENERATION D4 & D6

With over 100,000 units produced, the Volvo Penta D4 and D6 marine propulsion packages get a comprehensive helm-to-prop update, delivering more power and reliability, while operating costs are cut by a third.

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Barry 2019-05-31

NIMBUS COMMUTER 9 ARRIVES IN NZ

The Nimbus C9 part of the new Nimbus 9-series had its first public showing in New Zealand and the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show and attracted a lot of attention.

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Barry 2019-05-31

PRO FLOORS WINS US OPENER

Earlier this month Kiwi superboat, Profloors led the Cocoa Beach race right from the start and finished strongly in the first place.

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Barry 2019-05-31

WhisperPower Lithium Ion Battery

With the introduction of the Ion Power Basic, a safe Lithium Ion battery formulated with Lithium, Iron and Phosphate cells (LiFePO4), a new era has begun, according to WhisperPower.

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Barry 2019-05-31

RIVIERA PLATINUM SERIES

Riviera launched its new Platinum Edition Sport Yachts at last week's SCIBS 2019. Three superb examples of pure elegance and exceptional luxury.

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Barry 2019-05-31

2018 US Boat Sales Highest in a Decade

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) reports that new powerboat sales for 2018 increased 4% over the previous year to 276,000 units, the highest level in 11 years.

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Barry 2019-05-31

SCIBS 2019 DECLARED BEST EVER

Marine industry veterans have declared the 2019 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) the best in the event's 31-year-history.

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Barry 2019-05-31

STEBER SCORES MAJOR MARINE EXPORT AWARD

Steber International's strong export performance has been acknowledged with an important award win at the annual Australian Superyacht Marine Export Conference.

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Barry 2019-05-31

BOAT SHOW'S GRAND PRIZE GOES SOUTH

Eden Waddington, a 32-year-old from Christchurch who was visiting the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show for the first time, is now the proud owner of the show's Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize.

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Barry 2019-05-24

FOCUS POWER 33

At Yesterday Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) saw the global debut of the Steyr Motors powered Focus Power 33 presented by Swan Super Lines.

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Barry 2019-05-24

CLIPPER DEBUT TWO NEW HUDSON BAYS AT SCIBS 2019

Clipper Motor Yachts will be revealing, not one but two never seen before Hudson Bay semi-displacement yachts at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show (SCIBS) 2019 this weekend.

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Barry 2019-05-24

RAYMARINE ELEMENT SONAR GPS

The Raymarine Element Sonar GPS enables 'precision fishing' techniques by providing positional awareness, which shows how deep, or how far left or right a target is in relation to the vessel.

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Barry 2019-05-24

STEJCRAFT PARTNERS WITH AUSSIE BOAT SALES IN VICTORIA!

Aussie Boat Sales and Stejcraft have teamed up in Victoria ready for a Melbourne Boat Show debut in mid-June.

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Barry 2019-05-24

HAMILTONJET SECURE MULTI-YEAR PROJECT WITH TAIWANESE COAST GUARD

HamiltonJet has recently signed a multi-year, multi-boat project to supply jets to the Taiwan Coast Guard for new coastal patrol vessels.

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Barry 2019-05-24

COASTGUARD RECOGNISED AT NZ SEARCH AND RESCUE AWARDS

Coastguard's courageous and dedicated volunteers have received recognition at the New Zealand Search and Rescue Awards.

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Barry 2019-05-24

Paul Adam - Hall of Fame 2019 Inductee

Industry stalwart Paul Adams, the man widely recognised as the father of the rigid pontoon trailer boat market has been awarded the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show 2019 Hall of Fame award.

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Barry 2019-05-24

HUTCHWILCO NZ BOAT SHOW WINNERS

The 2019 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show finished on a high with an increase on show patron numbers and positive reports from exhibitors. Show Organiser David Gibbs said he was very pleased with the show and was encouraged to hear that exhibitors did good business.

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Barry 2019-05-17

HamiltonJet 470 Sportsman

After two years of researching, designing and building the all new 470 Sportsman HamiltonJet NZ has finally delivered a jet boat that departs from its traditional ‘river-only’ application and looks set to challenge the ski and lake market as well. Article by Colin McCall

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Barry 2019-05-17

HUTCHWILCO NZ SHOW HAS A POSITIVE START

The opening day of the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show saw a steady flow of visitors most of the day and from reports quite a number of boat sales were made. Thanks to everyone who came and stopped by our stand in Hall 2 and entered our $8000 subscription prize. Also appreciated the feedback about the magazine and what you like or don’t like to read.

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Barry 2019-05-17

KIWI MARKET IN POSITIVE MOOD

"The New Zealand marine market at present is very steady, following three good years of growth and generally the industry is in an excellent position", says Peter Busfield, Executive Director of NZ Marine.

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Barry 2019-05-17

COUNTING DOWN DAYS TO SCIBS 2019

An action-packed program of world and national launches, ground-breaking marine technology and non-stop entertainment is set to draw more than 45,000 people to the 31st Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) next week.

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Barry 2019-05-17

STELLA WATERMAKER GENERATION 3

Australian watermaker manufacturers, Stella Systems have released their new Gen 3 watermaker, which will be on display at next week’s SCIBS.

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Barry 2019-05-17

Horizon Yachts’s Bold Display at SCIBS 2019

Horizon Yachts is preparing to make a bold statement at the signature yacht show for the Australian market.

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Barry 2019-05-17

AMPHIBIOUS MCLAY DEBUTS AT SHOW

McLay Boats have taken the amphibious boat concept to a whole new level with the release of their 741 Raptor which has made its debut at Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show, which started yesterday and runs through till Sunday evening.

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