Product & industry review

Tacktick launch wireless solar-powered cruising instrument packTacktick launch wireless solar-powered cruising instrument pack

Wireless electronics experts Tacktick are launching a new, easy-to-install system comprising of speed, depth, and wind instruments that are available now through all Coursemaster Autopilot dealers in Australia.
The low-cost T038 system is ideal for all cruising yachts up to 35 feet and includes a wireless wind transmitter, individual speed, depth and wind displays, and a combined triducer and hull transmitter for wireless data transfer.
Whether replacing existing instruments or a new-build installation, the wireless data transfer ensures all the instruments are simple to install and may be self-installed in a matter of hours saving considerable costs.
No wires down the mast or through the deck, three screws for the wind transducer, and 12volt power is only required for the displays and hull transmitter.
The T038 displays have large 38mm readouts, backlighting for night sailing and are completely waterproof to 10m ensuring no condensation.
Tacktick – (02) 9417 7097; www.coursemaster.com

Bluewater Marina Trinity Beach

Ninety-nine year leases and low purchase prices are expected to boost investor interest in the final berths just released ‘For Sale’ at Far North Queensland’s newest marina, the Bluewater Marina at Trinity Beach just 20 minutes from Cairns Domestic and International Airports.
Berths are priced from a comparatively low $119,000 and offer direct deepwater access to the Coral Sea and the Great Barrier Reef.
The marina is cyclone rated and berths are protected by 24-hour security cameras and an on-site Marina Manager. Bluewater Marina was was deliberately set back from the ocean to offer an unprecedented level of cyclone protection. An adjacent boat ramp and large trailer car park offer convenient access and use, all day every day.
The Marina is also located adjacent to the planned retail and dining precinct so boat owners can ultimately enjoy extensive lifestyle facilities, just a short walk from their moored vessels.
Bluewater Marina – 1300 889 979; www.brookfieldresidential.com.au

David Edwards of YNSW and Lyndon Turner CEO of Nautilus Marine Insurance.YNSW & Nautilus Marine launch new yachties insurance program

Yachting NSW (YNSW) and Nautilus Marine have combined forces to provide a quality yacht insurance policy that benefits sailing clubs and individual members throughout NSW.
Not only is the Nautilus Marine backed YNSW insurance policy specifically written to provide unique and comprehensive benefits to yacht owners, but there are flow on benefits to the broader sailing fraternity.
Under the new YNSW yacht insurance scheme participating members who sign up to have their yacht insured with YNSW-Nautilus Marine will have part of the premium paid back to YNSW. YNSW will then on forward a share of this to the sailing club, as nominated by the policy holder.
YNSW has approximately 125 clubs with over 20,000 individual members within its umbrella organisation.
As a new supporter of YNSW, the Nautilus Marine brand will also be seen in various YNSW publications and at various YNSW sailing events.
Nautilus Marine Insurance – 1300 780 533; www.nautilusinsurance.com.au

Women look great behind Barz

Barz Optics have expanded their women’s range of affordable polarised sunnies, just in time for summer. Women can now have a choice of practical yet stylish sunnies that are all polarised.
All polycarbonate polarised bi-focal sunnies come in +1.5, +2.0 and +2.5 magnification. This means no more squinting in the sun when all you want to do is see your tackle.
• Hayman polycarbonate bi-focal
   (RRP$149)
The Hayman has nylon gloss black or brown wrap-around frame, displaying a silver Celtic design across the arms.
With the choice of amber or grey polarised lenses. An amber lens makes everything look high-defined, suited for freshwater and grey is better for saltwater.
• Piha acetate wrap around sunnies
   (RRP$50)
This sporty design has a black wrap around frame, ideal for women with petite faces. The Piha comes with acetate amber, grey or mirrored lenses.
Barz Optics – 07 5534 7500; www.barzoptics.com

Seawind Catamarans acquires Corsair MarineSeawind Catamarans acquires Corsair Marine

Australia’s most successful cruising catamaran builder, Seawind, has announced the purchase of Corsair Marine, the world’s foremost trailerable trimaran manufacturer.
Announcing the purchase in Sydney last November, Seawind Managing Director Richard Ward said: “For both Seawind and Corsair, it will signal new growth opportunities in both the manufacturing and sales areas.”
Corsair has been building performance trimarans for 25 years and has launched more than 1,600 boats, with successful export markets including the USA, Europe and Australia. The company’s current range includes the Dash and Sprint 750 models (24ft) as well as the C28, C31 and C37 trimarans. A 50ft performance catamaran, designed by world famous Reichel Pugh, completes the Corsair lineup.
Established in the USA in 1984, Corsair Marine was bought by Australian Corsair dealer Paul Koch in 1994. The company was recently awarded ‘Best Exporter of the Year’ by the Australian Marine Export Group, and currently manufactures a range of high-end cruising yachts.
Seawind Catamarans – Brent Vaughan 0418 670 751; brent@seawindcats.com