Boating & Aviation

Trade-A-Boat Issue 518

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in this issue

2 min.
on watch with tim van duyl

FEEDBACK We get a bit of feedback that, although now always glowing, is always enlightening. This last month a reader emailed us to suggest we need to tidy up the classified ads found in the back third of the magazine, particularly the images which are often misaligned or low-quality and to up our the quality of the paper we print on. I’m pleased to say both ideas were well received and although you won’t see a change of paper this issue, we are in talks to see what we can do about it. On the classified pages, we are moving forward with a new automated system that’s due to come online this month, and should lessen the likelihood of poor images making print. The automated system comes on the back of the…

1 min.
finding boost for coastcare groups

Community groups working to protect Victoria’s coastline will benefit from a $260,000 funding boost from the State Government. The 2019 Coastcare Community Grants Program has already funded 28 volunteer groups to help deliver small-scale projects involving revegetation, monitoring shoreline wildlife, and protecting cultural sites. This year’s grant recipients include community organisations in Bellarine, Bayside, St Kilda, East Gippsland, Mallacoota, Wilsons Promontory, North Geelong, Jan Juc, Torquay and Warrnambool. Established in 1995, Coastcare Victoria works with hundreds of community groups to look after Victoria’s coastal assets and to foster community awareness of coastal and marine management. Funding of up to $10,000 is available for one-year projects and up to $15,000 for projects over two years. The type of projects that attract funding include those that protect or rehabilitate coastal habitats, waterways and wetlands; establish or…

1 min.
autonomous vessel forum

Canberra will host the Australian Autonomous Vessel Forum this September, bringing together policy makers and industry experts for a series of presentations and discussions. The event will explore opportunities, challenges and priorities regarding the regulation of autonomous vessel design and technology. Key speakers include Captain Marko Rahikainen, chief advisor to the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency, who will speak on Finland’s goal of establishing the world’s first autonomous maritime transport system by 2025.…

1 min.
abrw early bird rewarded

In the lead up to this year’s Airlie Beach Race Week, organisers have drawn Steven Capell, owner of Eve, as the winner of the early entry prize. The lucky crew will have their pockets lined with food and drink vouchers from the Whitsunday Sailing Club, with a total value equivalent to the event entry fee. Event Chairman Adrian Bram is pleased with the number of entries so far, saying: “We are on track for another year of exciting racing in paradise coupled with a fantastic entertainment program and look forward to welcoming the competitors, volunteers and event followers to the Whitsundays.” Airlie Beach Race Week commences on August 8.…

1 min.
brisbane boat show returns august 23-25

Brisbane’s boating world will come together at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from Friday August 23 to Sunday 25. The comprehensive marine and lifestyle caters to a wide range of recreational activities, and this year will include: SeaDoo’s latest PWC offering; fishing gear and expertise from Tacklebusters; and a mammoth range of favourite brand from Northside Marine that includes Whittley, Surtees, Stabicraft, Malibu, Stacer and Sportsman Boats. There will be a whole host of experts on stage, including the likes of Steve Starling, Tim Simpson; Doug Burt and many more, who will be presenting Fishing Masterclasses that cover a range of subjects. Whether you’re looking for advice, a show-only deal or you’re just keen to ogle the latest releases, you’ll find what you’re after at the Brisbane Boat Show. For more information on…

1 min.
moreton bay review

Queensland’s Moreton Bay Marine Park zoning plan is set to be reviewed, with the current plan due to expire on September 1, 2019. A remake of the plan will introduce only minor administrative changes once the current plan lapses, after which a full review will commence later this year. Queensland BIA members have announced their intentions to request that a section of the plan preventing individual boats entering the marine park on more than 120 days per year should be revoked. Though this prohibition exists in the current plan, it has been under-publicised and has not been strongly enforced, historically. Recent publicity, however, has brought the requirement back to the fore. Once the remade plan has commenced, the Queensland government will seek input from the public as part of the review, which will inform a…