CCTV Africa coverage


The show gets plenty coverage each year. This was a good piece, barring the fact that they spelt a few names incorrectly.

Nov 08, 2016 / No Comments

Good weather, good crowds and good business


The 16th Cape Town International Boat Show closed its doors yesterday with consensus from exhibitors that it was a success. ‘The leisure boating industry has been under stress for several years, there are a number of companies that have closed shop in the past 12 months, but exhibitors were upbeat about this year’s show,’ says

Oct 17, 2016 / No Comments

Just the ticket to get you out of a tight SPOT


SPOT trackers can be used by anyone who travels by land, sea and air to constantly monitor their position regardless of cell phone coverage – perfect for adventuring in Africa. Since its launch, SPOT’s satellite technology has provided peace of mind by helping initiate thousands of rescues world-wide and counting, and providing GPS tracking services

Oct 14, 2016 / No Comments

Lowrance SA with great show specials


Lowrance SA will have their full product range on display at their stand in the marquee (at the V&A Waterfront) – including the high-end HDS range, the latest Elite Ti units and the very affordable Hook series. Their highly skilled team will give demonstrations, explain the benefits and features of different models and answer any

Oct 13, 2016 / No Comments

Latest manufacturing techniques used on the New Gemini 860


The Gemini WR860 is a new design from the ground up and incorporates the latest manufacturing techniques – vacuum-infused moulding – coupled with an integral GRP composite internal structure that minimises unsupported panels and increases strength and reliability. But that’s what you’d expect from the company that supplies many of the world’s elite rescue, security

Oct 13, 2016 / No Comments

Specialised insurance for boaters


Before hitting the water it is only logical that you ensure you are a certified skipper, have your safety kit aboard and that you’re insured. Thanks to Club Marine Insurance they are more than qualified to assist you with that important aspect of boating. The last and biggest of the three annual boat shows takes

Oct 12, 2016 / No Comments

This is premier-class boating


This is premier-class boating Boating World is one of South Africa’s oldest and most experienced industry experts specialising in luxury motor-yachts, cruising boats, sport fishing boats, sailing boats and commercial boats above 30 foot. Here is an overview of the products that will be on display at the Boat Show this year. Fairline Targa 38

Oct 11, 2016 / No Comments

Long-tail boating


Native to Thailand, long-tail boating has become a popular form of boat power particularly in situations where conventional outboard motors are not feasible due to the depth of water or the abundance of water-borne vegetation. And Tim Deverson of longtailboating.com is bringing it to Southern Africa. Invariably cheaper than outboards, that incorporate sophisticated gearboxes, long-tail

Oct 11, 2016 / No Comments

Listen to Cape Talk and win big with the Boat Show


Once again the Cape Town International Boat Show is partnering with Cape Talk to bring you some fantastic prizes on the daily Rapid Fire segment of John Maytham’s popular drive-time show. John is world famous for his general knowledge and listeners go to ever-increasing lengths to stump him every day after the 17h30 news. During

Oct 10, 2016 / No Comments

Use what the professionals use


When choosing a boat a good starting point is to see what the professionals use, and 85% of the NSRI’s entire fleet is made up of Gemini Marine’s rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) manufactured right here in Cape Town. Now if that is not a ringing endorsement of Gemini’s ability to build world-class boats consider this:

Oct 08, 2016 / No Comments