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Trade-A-Boat Issue 519

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.

Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Adventures Group Holdings Pty Ltd
Frequency:
Monthly
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in this issue

3 min.
on watch with tim van duyl

I sat staring at the computer monitor for what felt like hours trying to convince myself I should head our SIBS recap (page 20) with ‘Subued Sydney’ but ultimately chose not to. Though the show was not a resounding success in terms of sales and numbers, there were some positives. It is hard to balance the need to be positive and support our industry while still reporting on the realities that this years’ SIBS was probably one of the least successful in numbers. Likely a sign of the current economic climate, I hope we see some growth but worry there we may have more quiet times ahead. EXCEEDING SAILS TARGETS It is not often we feature a sailboat, let alone have one as our cover boat but this month's main feature came with…

1 min.
seadogs of yore

Seldom does one make a difference in the world without shaking things up a bit, nobody knew that better than Lady Jane Franklin. When her husband, Arctic explorer John Franklin, was named governor of Van Diemen’s Land in 1836, they set sail from London to Tassie and she quickly set about attracting criticism from the conservative pundits of the time. Shaking off preconceptions of how a governor’s wife should behave, she indulged her spirit of adventure by becoming the first woman to climb Mount Wellington, trekking over mainland Australia and sailing to New Zealand. The grit she demonstrated in these areas, however, was nothing compared to her determined passion for social reform. She advocated humane treatment of convicts and was a champion of women’s education. She never waned despite the attacks that the chauvinistic…

3 min.
outdoorx marks the spot

Picture the perfect place to experience the full spectrum of outdoor recreation: start with sparkling ocean waters trimmed by long sandy beaches, follow sheltered inland waterways through a lush undulating hinterland, indulge in world-class dining and cultural experiences just a stone’s throw away. Starting to sound familiar? Queensland’s Gold Coast is such a place, and nobody knows how to show it off quite like the crew at Sanctuary Cove. Many will be familiar with the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS), where high-society-types gather once a year to ponder the latest luxury yacht innovation alongside weekend trailerboat enthusiasts seeking to power-up with a new outboard. Having perfected the formula for their industry-leading event, the team from Mulpha – those responsible for SCIBS – have expanded their vision to create a platform…

1 min.
a change of pace for gc waterways

The trial speed limit changes under the Gold Coast’s Speed Limits and Behaviour Management Strategy 2018-2020 have concluded in the south branch of the Coomera River. The trial speed limit dictated that boats measuring eight metres or longer would not exceed six knots, while smaller boats and PWCs observed a general limit of 40 knots. After analysing data from the trial and engaging with key stakeholders, the Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) have announced a permanent six knot speed limit for vehicles 6.5 metres and over, with vehicles under 6.5 metres now restricted to 30 knots. These new limits apply to the southern branch of the Coomera River, between Sanctuary Cove and the entrance to the Broadwater near Paradise Point. There is also a six knot speed limit for any vehicle in the…

1 min.
waterways we ride initiative launched

The latest safety initiative from the Boating Industry Association and Transport for NSW targets personal watercraft (PWC) users to encourage responsible behaviour on both inland and open waters. The ‘Waterways We Ride’ campaign is highlighted in a series of videos featuring professional rider Jack Ellison as well as his daughter, professional rider Dom Ellison. In the two long- and two short-form videos, Jack and Dom discuss their passion for the sport, emphasising the importance of safety on the water. Topics covered include behaviour on open and inland waters, safe riding distances and buddying up when heading out.…

1 min.
auckland waterfront works on track

As the 2021 America’s Cup approaches, host city Auckland are transforming their waterfront precinct into a destination worthy of the international event. Though the Viaduct Harbour is already a thriving tourist area, expansion and redevelopment is underway courtesy of the NZ government and Auckland City Council. The work primarily focusses on the Wynyard Quarter and the area locally referred to as ‘the tank farm’. Infrastructure upgrades for the 36th America’s Cup have already been in the works for more than 12 months, and are said to be ahead of schedule, with a number of visible changes having taken place. Buildings for team bases on Wynyard Warf will be complete in 2020, while the public spaces – including Wynyard Point – have been designed to be more inclusive, to provide spectators with good views over…