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Growing a winning formula

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Now in its 17 th year, the Cape Town International Boat Show will be building on a winning formula: keeping the event to one location at the V&A Waterfront Marina and increasing the on-land exhibitor space due to increased demand. ‘Last year was one of the most successful events, reflected in the number of large

Jun 19, 2017 / No Comments

CCTV Africa coverage

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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

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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

Long-tail boating

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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

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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

Connecting and Developing the Boating Industry in South Africa

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MARINE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA Connecting and Developing the Boating Industry in South Africa MIASA is an industry association linking companies across South Africa to represent and grow the boating and marine manufacturing industry. MIASA plays a vital role in liaising between industry, government and other stakeholders to promote the industry. It seeks to

Oct 06, 2016 / No Comments

Cape to Rio in a row boat for two

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Cape to Rio in a row boat for two When you put two of the world’s most extreme adventurers together there’s bound to be only one outcome: an event so epic that mere mortals quiver at the thought! Braam Malherbe and Peter van Kets will be departing Cape Town on 1 January 2017 to row

Oct 03, 2016 / No Comments

There’s job at sea, but you need to know your stuff!

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There’s jobs at sea but you need to know your stuff With a coastline in excess of 2 500kms, and some of the finest fishing on the planet, it makes sense that South Africans consider a career at sea. But it can be a dangerous place and it’s critical that you’re properly qualified to work

Sep 30, 2016 / No Comments

Enjoy the life of the rich and famous

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That’s right, a cruise aboard the 45-foot custom-built Peroni catamaran will have you appreciating what the finer things in life offer. The Peroni catamaran has two forward cabins, a huge galley area for preparing snacks, two large well ventilated toilets and a huge canopy covered cockpit for up to 36 guests. All modern electronics and

Sep 21, 2016 / No Comments

Make sure you’re trained before heading to sea

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Bartholomeu Dias called it the Cape of Storms for good reason. So if you are planning to spend time at sea it’s best to ensure that you are suitably qualified, and a great place to start is the Ocean Sailing Academy based in Langebaan. Established in 1979, Ocean Sailing Academy has grown into the largest

Sep 18, 2016 / No Comments