Please select your home edition
Edition
MBW newsletters (top)

Adventurers abound at the Sydney International Boat Show

by AAP Medianet 8 Jul 23:28 PDT 1-5 August 2019

The Sydney International Boat Show, 1 - 5 August at the International Convention Centre Sydney, presents an impressive line-up of speakers, each with their own tales of adventure and achievement, sure to inspire and entertain the thousands of visitors expected across the 5 days of the show.

First Aussie woman to row solo across the Atlantic - Michelle Lee

Michelle Lee is the only Australian woman to row solo non-stop across any ocean, successfully crossing the Atlantic earlier this year, a distance of 5000 kilometres. Her story of tenacity, strength, survival and sheer determination is inspiring, along with the design and cost challenges of developing her own boat, and the will power required to make it to the start, let alone the finish line. Michelle will be at the show, along with her boat Australian Maid, sharing her many stories of life solo at sea.

Marine Explorer - Dean Cropp

Marine explorer and cinematographer Dean Cropp recounts his many adventures travelling with his father, documentary producer Ben Cropp. Presenting "The Sharks were BIGGER in my day" Dean talks about growing-up on the road with his Dad, and learning to walk whilst living an unconventional boating life. Dean will also talk about "The little-known wonders of Sydney Harbour", and his time sailing Australia's most remote Coral Sea reefs and beyond. Treasure hunting and extraordinary wildlife are all part of Dean's life, including encounters with whales, fevers of manta rays, sharks, and trying to locate the shipwrecks his father failed to uncover.

Water Speed Record - Spirit of Australia II

Popular last year, The Spirit of Australia II returns as a major feature of the show, with Ken Warby's son David challenging for the Outright Unlimited World Water Speed Record. Ken himself recorded two world records with the original Spirit of Australia, and has now made small improvements in the hull design to ensure the new Spirit of Australia II will be a record breaker.

The vessel has close to 50% more power than the original boat, powered by a Rolls Royce Orpheus 803 ex-Italian Air Force jet engine, removed from a Fiat Gina G-91 jet fighter. It's as much a rocket as it is a boat. See it at the show and have a chat to Dave about his ongoing record-breaking plans.

Australian Circumnavigator - Lisa Blair

Within a month of completing and surviving her solo Antarctica voyage, Lisa Blair was already preparing her next adventure, to become the first woman to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around Australia. Hear Lisa present her positive, empowering story at the Sydney International Boat Show, telling of the highs and lows of sailing solo around Australia in 58 Days, including her almost sinking on the final run to the finish line. Lisa navigated around reefs, islands and shipping traffic, and could only take 20 minute naps throughout the circumnavigation, making this journey more challenging than the wide open space of the Southern Ocean.

With almost 5 million people enjoying our waterways each year in Australia, the Show includes plenty of other education thanks to the show's Partner in Safety Transport for NSW, and entertainment as well. The show is open each day from 10AM until 7PM.

Up to date details available at www.sydneyboatshow.com.au.

Related Articles

Chris Edmonston elected chairman of SFBPC
The council advises the U.S. Secretary of the Interior on fishing and boating Edmonston and the council will work on items such as improving access to recreational activities on America's waters, conserving fisheries and waterways, combating invasive species, and a wide array of other topics that impact boating and fishing. Posted today at 9:49 am
New powerboat registrations up 3.3% through May
New Powerboat Registration Report has been updated Preliminary data from the report shows new powerboat registrations were up 3.3 percent through May on a rolling 12-month year-over-year basis and up one percent on a rolling 3-month year-over-year (R3M YOY) basis. Posted on 18 Jul
Worry less about your boat with BoatConnect
Simrad announces real-time vessel monitoring Announcing the latest in remote, real-time vessel monitoring - Simrad BoatConnect™ provides boat owners with the ultimate peace of mind at an unparalleled value, keeping users informed of their boat's location, battery level, trip history and more. Posted on 17 Jul
IBEX announces Exhibit Hall Pavilions
Centralized exhibits to maximize time spent at the show This year's pavilions include the Marina & Yard on the first floor of the Tampa Convention Center; and on the third floor the Compliance, Standards, and Education; Composites; and the National Marine Electronics Association Connected Boat Experience. Posted on 17 Jul
MJM adds MarineMax to Dealer Network
For the Florida Gulf Coast north to the Panhandle to Indian River County Bob Johnstone, Founder and CEO of MJM Yachts announced today that MarineMax has been appointed the MJM Yachts dealer for the Florida Gulf Coast, north to the Panhandle, and Florida Mid-Atlantic Coast, from Palm Beach to Indian River County. Posted on 16 Jul
New England Ropes names Tideline Marketing as rep
Tideline Marketing to represent New England Ropes on East Coast New England Ropes is proud to announce that Tideline Marketing will now represent New England Ropes Pleasure Marine products throughout the east coast region. Posted on 16 Jul
Fight against pollution with Ocean Vacuums
Seabin Project celebrates a new installation Seabin Project, the Aussie innovation that's tackling marine plastic pollution and educating the next generation of ocean savers, installed a new Seabin in the Pier 39 Marina Thursday, July 11th. Posted on 15 Jul
An evolution update on the Eagle Class 53
Clysar has been replaced with ORATEX® aviation fabric After a fantastic Caribbean winter sailing season, the Eagle Class 53 came back home to the Fast Forward Composites yard in Bristol, Rhode Island for some evolution. Posted on 13 Jul
C-Map releases NC Precision Contour HD Chart
Find North Carolina fishing areas faster with 1ft contours C-MAP®, a leader in digital marine cartography and cloud-based mapping, announced today the release of a new chart card in its series of digital fishing map cards, Precision Contour HD - North Carolina. Posted on 12 Jul
West Marine launches Boat Commissioning Tool
New tool streamlines the commissioning process for boats and boaters West Marine is proud to announce the launch of its online tool created specifically for boaters, the Boat Commissioning Essentials. This tool is unique in the industry and designed to streamline the process of launching a new or used boat. Posted on 12 Jul
MBW newsletters (top)