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Trade-A-Boat

Issue 538
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Established in 1977, it serves thousands of committed readers from all walks of life who have a passion for boating. Complementing its marine market place strengths are quality news articles, product reviews and the latest boat tests.

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Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Adventures Group Holdings Pty Ltd
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2 min.
watch on

WANT MY JOB? YOU CAN HAVE IT — SORT OF We are on the hunt for an Editor at Large, Marine, to take the helm of the good ship Trade-a-Boat. I’ll still be here, but less hands-on with the content selection and main features. We need someone else to do that so I can step deeper into a role I have been juggling for the last couple of years — content direction for all of Emprise’s titles. The role will require someone to lead the content planning, take ownership of the major features such as reviews etc., and to represent the masthead within the industry at shows, new-release events, and the like. Breaking down the above, the ideal candidate will have publishing experience and be known and active in the marine industry.…

2 min.
seadogs of yore

Upon hearing the name Herman Melville, it’s unlikely his seafaring years will be the first of his elbow-length list of achievements that will leap to mind. Despite making his indelible mark in the world of literature as an author, Melville in fact spent a considerable amount of time at sea — and this time was drawn upon extensively to pen some of his most well-known and impactful novels. Born in 1819 in New York City, Melville was the son of an affluent merchant family. After a couple of stints as a clerk and schoolteacher, he started working aboard ships as a ‘greenhand.’ The first of these was a merchant ship bound for Liverpool from New York, and his experiences on this voyage would much later underpin his fourth novel Redburn: His…

2 min.
tickets released for 32nd edition of sanctuary cove international boat show

Tickets are now on sale for the 2021 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS), to be held on May 20–23 at Sanctuary Cove on Queensland’s Gold Coast. After the 2020 SCIBS had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 precautions, this year’s triumphant return promises to be better than ever as a welcome celebration of the best of boating as we head towards a reopened world. With a vast range of boats and accessories, from the smallest trailer boats to high-end superyachts and all the latest gear and gadgets, the southern hemisphere’s premier marine event is sure to excite. Thousands of products from industry-leading brands will be on display in a vibrant Marine Village. Alongside the 300-plus exhibitors will be an exciting program of events including live music, delicious food, vibrant bars, and street…

2 min.
sustainability is key for recovery of cruises

Sustainability is an aspiration within the cruise industry but there are challenges in implementing it, argues Grant Holmes, Inchcape Shipping Services Global Sector Head for the Cruise Industry. With over 16 years’ experience in the cruise industry in roles such as Director of Operations at First Choice Cruises and Festival Cruises Director of global shore excursions, destination services, tour operations and on-board revenue, Grant Holmes has seen firsthand many of the challenges facing the cruise industry as it seeks to become more sustainable. He argues that the cruise industry has exploded in recent years and in some ways has become a victim of its own success. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus on marketing the same established destinations to guests became too much in some instances, leading to over-tourism. Overcrowding is…

1 min.
c-map launches new chart range, introducing global shaded relief

Norwegian digital marine cartographers and cloud-based mapping leaders C-Map have launched a re-designed, simplified charting portfolio for Lowrance®, Simrad® and B&G® chartplotter with the introduction of C-Map Discover & Reveal. Replacing the MAX-N+ range, C-Map say their new Reveal charts display the very best of C-Map. It boasts stunning seafloor and inland shaded relief along with all the core features of C-Map Discover, including full-featured Vector Charts. “This is a really important evolution for C-MAP,” explains Max Cecchini, EVP C-MAP. “We have heard our customers telling us that C-MAP’s range was too complicated and we’ve adapted — with a simple, two-tier product range which brings the strongest data to all products, including the ‘Entry Level+’ Discover.” “With Reveal, boaters get extra features, including shaded relief, previously only available in our local products in…

1 min.
riviera celebrates a 15 year milestone

Australia’s largest luxury motor yacht builder, Riviera, is celebrating 15 years of collaboration with Volvo Penta. The innovative Volvo Penta Inboard Performance System (IPS) has brought Riviera’s yachts extended cruising range, higher cruise speed, lower fuel consumption, lower noise levels, the Dynamic Positioning System maintaining a yacht’s location at idle, and the convenience of joystick docking that has made boating so much easier — particularly manoeuvring in close quarters. “Volvo Penta is proud of its continued partnership with Riviera and we congratulate the company on the milestone they have achieved with the IPS system,” said Martin Skoglund, head of Volvo Penta Oceania. “With 2200 units now being enjoyed by Riviera yacht owners around the world, this represents a significant portion of the 30,000 Volvo Penta IPS systems we have delivered globally since…