The tinnie (tinny) is the most popular boat across Australia with
upwards of 16,000 being built across Australia every year plus one would
imagine that up to one million Tinnys are scattered around Australia, this
is the largest boat market Australia wide. The value these domain names to
an industry or business in the tinnie market is enormous in terms of
possible sales of tinnys or tinny parts and accessories.
A variant of "tinny"/"tinnie" is also commonly used as slang for a
runabout, or a small open aluminium boat commonly used for fishing,
recreation or water sports coaching. Most items referred to in this region
as "tinnies" are actually made out of aluminium.
Different Tinnie Boats Available
Tinnies come in all shapes, sizes, styles, features, engines, speed &
colours and also known as a Runabout; A runabout is any small motorboat
holding between four and eight people, well suited to moving about on the
water. Runabouts can be used for racing, for pleasure activities like
fishing and water skiing, or as a ship's tender for larger vessels. Some
common runabout boats are bow rider, centre console, cuddy and walkaround.
Australians either buying a new or second hand tinny or researching
accessories will generally input the word tinny into their favourite
For instance: Google tracks about
135,000 inputs per month
for the word
This type of market potential can help your company expand and develop.
If you wish to purchase these domain names:
Google Monthly Statistics Table:
Old tinny — many migrants settled in "tinnies"
Meaning taken from Wikipedia
The slang or colloquial term tinnie or tinny has a variety of meanings,
generally derived from some association with the metal tin, or aluminium
foil which has a loose allusion to tin.
Another variant of "tinny"/"tinnie" is as a slang term for a can of beer,
commonly used in Australia, New Zealand and some parts of the UK.
Beer is the world's oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic beverage and
the third most popular drink overall after water and tea. It is produced
by the brewing and fermentation of starches, mainly derived from cereal
grains—most commonly malted barley, although wheat, maize (corn), and rice
are widely used. Most beer is flavoured with hops, which add bitterness
and act as a natural preservative, though other flavourings such as herbs
or fruit may occasionally be included.
Beer forms part of the culture of beer-drinking nations and is associated
with social traditions such as beer festivals, as well as a rich pub
culture involving activities like pub crawling and pub games such as bar
Many beers are sold in cans, though there is considerable variation in the
proportion between different countries. In Sweden in 2001, 63.9% of beer
was sold in cans. People either drink from the can or pour the beer into a
glass. Cans protect the beer from light (thereby preventing "skunked"
beer) and have a seal less prone to leaking over time than bottles. Cans
were initially viewed as a technological breakthrough for maintaining the
quality of a beer, then became commonly associated with less expensive,
mass-produced beers, even though the quality of storage in cans is much
THE HISTORY OF THE CAN
This feature originally appeared in the December 12th 1985 issue of
the trade magazine OFF LICENCE NEWS
IN DECEMBER 1935, a small Welsh brewery started to sell its beer in a new
type of container. Many were sceptical about this new form of packaging,
claiming that it was a novelty and would never be an alternative to the
But this month the British beer can is 50 years old.
The origins of the beer can can be traced back to 1909, when a brewery in
the USA approached American Can Co to see if it could supply cans for the
packaging of beer. It could not, its attempts to produce a can were
In 1931, anticipating the end of Prohibition, American Can again began to
experiment with canned beer. Most cans at that time only needed to
withstand a pressure of 2535 lb per square inch, but beer needed a
container that would withstand in excess of 80 Ib per square inch,
otherwise there would be a major problem with cans bursting along the
After two years of research, American Can had overcome the problems of
pressure and had developed a coating for the inside of the can to stop the
beer reacting with the tinplate. The company now had to sell the idea to
This was not easy, the big breweries did not want to risk their
reputations on such a radical innovation.
One of the smaller breweries that American Can approached was the
Gottfried Krueger Brewery of Newark, New Jersey.
After 13 years of Prohibition and the death in 1926 of Gottfried Krueger,
the brewery’s founder, the family business was not in good shape.
As the can company would install the canning equipment for free and the
brewery would only pay for it if the venture was a success, Krueger had
nothing to lose.
A test run of 2,000 cans was produced in 1933 and these were sampled by
regular Krueger drinkers. The results were positive, 91 per cent of them
liked the can. It was not until Jan 24, 1935, that the first beer cans
went on sale to the general public when Krueger’s Finest Beer went on sale
in Richmond, Virginia.
By the end of 1935, no less than 37 US breweries were producing canned
In Britain, Metal Box Co had seen the developments across the Atlantic and
began looking for a British brewery that would be willing to package its
beer in cans. Unfortunately, many of the breweries did not believe that
canned beer was a viable proposition.
And so it was left to the small, independent Felinfoel Brewery Co of
Llanelli, Wales, to become the first brewery outside of the USA to sell
its beer in a can. The cans, supplied by Metal Box, were “conetops,” which
looked similar to a can of metal polish and were sealed with a crown cork,
the same as a glass bottle. Two sizes were produced, 10oz for the domestic
market and 12oz for export.
Felinfoel’s Pale Ale went on sale in December 1936, and by March of the
following year the experiment was deemed a success.
By October 1937, some 23 breweries were producing over 40 different brands
of canned beer! Then, in 1939, the advance of the beer can was brought to
an abrupt halt by the outbreak of the war. With, it seems, one exception,
all canning for the domestic market was stopped and the only cans filled
were for the troops.
More than 60 countries around the world now produce canned beer in every
conceivable shape and size, from 135ml through to 5 litres.
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