Trade-A-Boat Issue 540

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on watch with tim van duyl

HATS OFF TO SCIBS With over 50,000 visitors, this year’s SCIBS was the best it has been in a long, long time. I believe the last time the show saw that many visitors was pre-GFC, around 2007. Th is years’ success comes off the back of last November’s Boating Festival, the free-toenter substitute for the cancelled May 2020 International Show. The Festival was a big hit too with tens of thousands of people making it in but only Queenslanders as the borders were still shut. Why is Sanctuary Cove so successful? Two things. Th ere is no denying the location is perfect for a boat show. The cove is large and with recent work, able to take super yachts up to ~30m, and the parking and amenities around the village are ideal for…

the sympathetic convict

The exploits of Australian convicts have long been the subject of history books, films, and television programs. Among the likes of famous convicts such as William Swallow, Mary Wade, Frank the Poet and John ‘Red’ Kelly (Ned Kelly’s father), convict Mary Bryant (née Broad) was one of the few given the moniker of pirate. Convicted of robbing a woman of her silk bonnet and other items, Mary was transported to Australia in 1787, arriving in 1788 onboard the Charlotte as part of the First Fleet. Mary’s crime typically carried a penalty of death, though her sentence was commuted to seven years. She married fellow convict William Bryant upon arrival and had another child, Emanuel (she had given birth to baby Charlotte on the voyage to Australia). In March 1791 Mary, her husband,…

boat works project signals industry confidence

Visit for the latest news updates The Boat Works has announced that it will bring stage four of its Coomera River development project forward. The marina has reached capacity with berths booking out months ahead. The Boat Works is set in 55 acres of waterfront property, 25 acres of which is dedicated to the Superyacht Yard. “We will commence work on Stage four ahead of schedule to be ready for the return of the superyacht fleet and motor yachts heading back south after winter cruising in The Whitsundays,” stated General Manager Shane Subichin of the marina’s development aims to meet growing demand for sheds. The $100 million, 25-acre Superyacht Yard is one of the few marinas with the capacity to house boats over 40 metres. Stage three of the development included the…

cxo300 powers its way to victory

Cox Powertrain has proudly announced its new diesel outboard, the CXO300, as the winner of the annual Boating Industry’s Top Products program. The 2021 program was open to any new products developed since January 2020. The CXO300 is suitable for recreational or commercial purposes and is a clean-burning diesel outboard option. Cox Powertrain Head of Sales Hugh Hudleston stated that the company is pleased to be recognised for its innovation after a difficult 2020. “Receiving acknowledgment for this award is hugely rewarding. 2020 was, by no means an easy year, and there were many milestones and challenges that we needed to overcome to get us to where we are today. It’s incredibly encouraging to hear that the success of the 300hp diesel outboard has been recognised as a 2021 Top Product…

new eco-friendly solar skin system for yachts

Sunreef Yachts Eco R&D has just revealed the industry’s first composite-integrated photovoltaic technology. Weighing at just 1.9kg/m², the system is now the lightest narine photovoltaic solution on the market. In addition to the integration technique giving the panels an extremely high resistance to shock and abrasion, the panels deliver a peak performance of 24 per cent. The solar skin system is in the process of being integrated on both the power and sail catamarans within Sunreef Yachts Eco range of luxury catamarans, giving them maximum solar power. Laying flush with all the curved composite structures on the yachts, including masts, hull sides and biminis, the design and system now delivers the industry’s top solar power efficiency.…

coral sea marina enters hall of fame

Coral Sea Marina in The Whitsundays has proudly announced its entry into the Club Marine Marina Industry Association Hall of Fame. The 250 wet-berth marina was purchased eight years ago by Paul Darrouzet, who has since invested significantly in its development. Darrouzet is proud of what the marina has achieved. “Eight years ago when I bought Abell Point Marina (now Coral Sea Marina Resort) my vision was to create the Monaco of the South Pacific. Through major investment in infrastructure and priding ourselves in outstanding service and impeccable facilities that vision has been realized. Having this recognized is a true honour.” The Hall of Fame honour is not the last of the marina’s potential victories. It has been named as a contender for the Best Australian Superyacht Marina award by the ACREW…