Power Play: Rodney Longhurst

From pandemic lockdowns to a global surge in sales, no-one could have predicted the last three years. Ocean caught up with Riviera Chairman Rodney Longhurst to find out how one of Australia’s best-known boating exports is navigating new waters, both at home and abroad.

New entrants

Australia, Germany and Sweden complete the entries for the Youth and Women’s America’s Cup 2024.

Labour of love

With her sporty, classic profile, the Franklin 29 – brought to life by students at The Wooden Boat Centre in Tasmania – was a genuine showstopper at the 2023 Australian Wooden Boat Festival.

Safety first

An Australian airline pilot has brought his safety and compliance expertise to the marine industry with the creation of Tracket – a safety and maintenance management app for recreational vessel owners.