Boats

Nearly two-thirds of local recreational boaters (59%) anti-foul their boats every year while another 31% do so at least once every two years.

One boat show exhibitor described the audit process as “bullshit” and “bureaucracy gone crazy”, pointing out that simply having a plate attached doesn't make a boat any more or less safe.

Less than a month after the MACIF trimaran was launched again, the boat is sailing faster and is flying higher, as if she was brand new.

The deal presents an opportunity for boat sellers to save money while gaining exposure for their vessel during the popular spring boat-buying season.

Need that nik nak for your yacht? Check out the show this weekend.

He was one of two associates at Peter Cole and Associates in the ‘seventies working on designs for Quarter, Half, Three quarter, One and Two ton level rating racing yachts under the International Offshore Rule.

Modifications included transforming part of the floats, and the structure accommodating the foil casings in particular, ready to host a new pair of foils.

The public appearance at SIBS will be the first since the Dusseldorf premier.

Windcraft this year will have more yachts on display than ever before. Six premieres will be in the line up including the Hanse 548 with its distinctive hard top bimini, plus the Italian Solaris 47 and the racy Dehler 42.

Multihull Central announce their biggest ever showcase of multihulls at this year’s Sydney International Boat Show.

It’s going to be an incredible five days at this years Sydney International Boat Show with the ANZ Beneteau dealers group presenting the most impressive display of Beneteau yachts ever-assembled in Australia.

Designed by Marc Lombard, the 410 benefits from all the latest advances in technology.

The parallel hybrid IPS is currently in early stage development, with the system being validated at the company’s test center in Gothenburg, and a test boat planned to enter sea trials in early 2020.

Ian Douglas, from Jeanneau’s Queensland sail dealer Mooloolaba Yacht Brokers, has just returned from France where he handed over a new Jeanneau 64 to her owners preparing for a Mediterranean cruise.

A dedicated team of Tasmanians has sourced and milled the finest Tasmanian celery top pine and the finished boat will be displayed and auctioned at Australian Wooden Boat Festival.