See us at Sanctuary Cove Boatshow …


RFD launches Crewsaver PFDs at SCIBSRFD launches Crewsaver PFDs at SCIBS

RFD has recently been appointed the Australian distributor for Crewsaver and will be displaying the Crewfit 190N and Crewfit 290N models at SCIBS.

Both models are available as manual inflating or auto inflating. The Crewfit 190N is the ultimate recreational sports lifejacket that not only provides unrivalled performance but is also stylish, lightweight, robust, and fits like a second skin.

The Crewfit 290N has enhanced flotation capability for use in the most demanding environments when a wearer is loaded with foul weather gear and equipment.

Both the Crewfit 190N and Crewfit 290N exceed the requirements of the International Standard, ISO 12402.

The Crewfit PFDs are designed and manufactured in the UK. These are superior quality products which raises the bar in terms of safety, performance, durability, style and comfort.

RFD – Hall A Stand 23.


eldén Furling systems for asymmetric spinnakers and cruising chutesSeldén Furling systems for asymmetric spinnakers and cruising chutes

For every sailor who is thrilled by boat speed in combination with fast and easy sail handling, Seldén GX is a new extra member of the crew. Unfurling an asymmetric spinnaker will give you instant gratification in terms of sailing performance and true sailing pleasure.

In light winds you can have the furled sail hoisted, ready for action. Once you are off the wind you simply release the furling line and pull on the sheet and the asymmetric spinnaker unfurls while you remain in the safety of the cockpit.

You can enjoy this type of sail from about 70° apparent wind angle and when sailing dead down wind you pole it out to windward, preferably with a telescopic whisker pole.
At the end of the day the furled sail is a neat, tight roll which is simple to bag and stows easily.

Contender Sailcloth – Pavilion A, Stands 27 & 28;

Hope Island Marina under new managementHope Island Marina under new management

Consolidated Properties’ Hope Island Marina is under new management, with local boaties and businessmen Keith and Ian Forbes taking the helm of the precinct.

The brothers, who are the owners of two boats, an apartment and multiple berths at Hope Island Marina, have a long-standing passion for the open water – having built their first kayak in their early teens, with Keith also having competed in TransPac sailing races.

Their new management role includes responsibility for the daily operation of the marina, with an emphasis on the short and long term rental of berths. Continued interest in the marina is expected from local boat owners as well as interstate and international travellers who see Hope Island as a great base for a south east Queensland stopover.

The Marina has sold out of its 15 metre and catamaran berths, with just one 12 metre berth remaining along with a handful of 14, 16 and 18 metre pens.

Hope Island Marina – Booth: OA28.

Boat BooksBoat Books at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show 2012

Boat Books Australia is always a popular destination for show patrons, with a large range of titles covering practically every topic to do with boating, whether it’s sailing, fishing, power boating, kayaking or a great marine story you’ll find it on our shelves.

As well as books, we will be displaying the latest in computer based electronic marine charts and electronic navigation systems plus a range of corrected up to date Australian Hydrographical Office charts and Queensland Transport charts at special boat show prices.

We also cater for the recreational and professional sailor’s navigational needs, with a selection of chart plotting equipment including parallel rules, dividers, compasses etc.

So whether a professional or student, a world cruiser, racer or a bay fisherman we’re sure to have something to interest you.

Boat Books – Pavilion A, Stands 1-3.

Waterproof iPad caseWaterproof iPad case

Waterproof iPad case designed for iPad1 and ipad2 shields and protects your iPad from liquids, dust, sand and debris with the convenience of unrestrictive usability. It is the most compacted iPad case in the market so it can be left permanently on.


    •    Integrate with your onboard systems.
    •    Full touchscreen and camera functionality.
    •    Most compact waterproof iPad case on the market.
    •    Easy to fit and remove. Slim enough to be left on permanently.
    •    Anti-slip seal when placed on a chart table or cockpit seat.
    •    Suitable for both left and right handed users.
    •    Can be used in portrait or landscape orientation.

Recommended retail price $159,00.

AMI Marine Sales – (08) 9331 0000;

Navico - B&G, Simrad, LowranceNavico

Navico will be showcasing a range of new products under its three brands, Lowrance, Simrad and B&G at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show.

Lowrance will display the new HDS Gen2 range of fishfinders & GPS models along with the next-generation in sonar imaging, LSS-2.

Simrad offers new 4G Broadband Radar and a range of Professional Autopilots, the AP70 & AP80. And to top it off, high end sailing electronics brand, B&G will be launching the new colour range of sailing instruments & autopilots, the B&G Triton range, specifically designed for cruisers & club racers.

All products will be displayed on a new state of the art exhibition stand that offers visitors a chance to view product and obtain information in a relaxed environment. Presentations on a variety of product models will be held daily.

Navico – in the centre of Pavilion A.

Ocean Solutions marine appliancesOcean Solutions marine appliances

Ocean Solutions will be exhibiting a range of products at the 2012 Sanctuary Cove Boat Show including the latest Series 3 galley ranges from Force 10.

The Force 10 Galley Ranges are offered in 12 different sizes. With 2, 3 and 4-burner models, you can be assured that there is a range to fit most installation requirements.

Standard features include, thermostatic oven, infrared ceramic broiler, thermocouple protection on all burners, a slide away oven door and electronic spark ignition.

Force 10 have added new features including high performance SABAF Series III burners with twist-off solid stainless steel burner caps for easy cleaning and long-term durability and a safety door lock which keeps the door securely locked during transit. Optional trim kits for built-in installations are available for certain models.

Ocean Solutions will also display ENO, Nova Kool Refrigeration, Rocna, Comfortseat, Anchorlift Windlass Systems and Ocean Fenders.

Ocean Solutions – Stand 62.

Coursemaster Autopilots Coursemaster Autopilots

Whether it’s installed on a luxury yacht or a commercial vessel, the new KVH TracVision HD11 satellite TV antenna provides the most versatile and convenient satellite TV experience available due to rock-solid tracking regardless of sea conditions and the exclusive, digitally programmable LNB, that automatically reconfigures itself to match each of the more than 100 satellites contained in the integrated worldwide TV satellite library.

The KVH TracVision HD11 system’s seamless switching from service to service will come as the greatest surprise for vessel captains, owners, and crews, allowing users to switch seamlessly between services without the labourious and costly process of swapping out hardware and updating software in each new region.

Coursemaster Autopilots is the Australian distributor of the multi-award winning KVH TracVision and TracPhone Satellite Communications Systems.

Koden fishfinders and radars, Seiwa Chartplotter systems, and the full range of Australian manufactured Coursemaster Autopilots will be on display.

Coursemaster Autopilots – Pavilion A, Stand 52.

GME AISGME’s new products on display

The benefits of Australia’s GME’s soon to be released new range of small boat AIS (Automatic Identification Systems) solutions are well recognised and documented in the commercial marine environment with SOLAS vessels having Class A AIS equipment included as mandatory carriage for some years now.

Today leisure boaters can access the key attributes of AIS for a fraction of the cost through the introduction of Class B Transceiver and Receiver modules. Allowing vessels equipped with AIS to automatically share and update their position, speed, course and other information such as vessel identity with similarly equipped craft.

Position is derived from a GPS system, and communication between vessels is by VHF radio transmissions on channels specifically allocated within the normal marine VHF band. This is particularly applicable at night or in poor weather conditions such as heavy rain and squally conditions where radar would show only noise and clutter.

GME – Stand 118 in Pavilion A.

Raymarine’s new easy-fit  upgrade bezelsRaymarine’s new easy-fit upgrade bezels

For boat owners looking to upgrade to the new e and c series from C or E Classic or Wide displays, Raymarine has come up with a set of bezels and adaptor plates to make the dash/bulkhead install quick and easy. New e or c Series displays are available with optional easy-fit bezels, complete with mounting plates, for use when replacing C80, C120, E80 or E120 Classic displays or C90W, C120W, E80W or E120W Widescreen displays, so there is no need to cut new holes or fit a new dash.

If you are looking to refit your boat or upgrade your current Raymarine displays to the new e or c Series displays, we can help make life easier for you.

It’s a neat and stylish way to upgrade with no need to change your dash or display mount.

Raymarine – Superyacht Aust Pavilion, Stand 313.

New Honda BF250 at SCIBSNew Honda BF250 at SCIBS

Entering the next power range, the BF250 combines a new 3.6L V6 EFI engine with the world’s first direct air induction system in an outboard – designed to reduce intake air temperature and increase air volume to the engine – to deliver outstanding overall performance and best-in-class fuel economy.

Beneath its distinct, angular and streamlined cowl, the BF250 incorporates exclusive Honda technologies including BLAST – advanced ignition timing control system that significantly improves hole-shot performance; ECOmo – sophisticated lean burn fuel control system, which contributes to the engine’s excellent fuel economy; and VTEC – variable valve timing technology to deliver incredible power.

The BF250 also features a new high-performance gear case, new gear reduction ratio (2:1), Shifting Load Reduction control system, Adjustable Idle Charge system (which automatically adjusts engine speed to raise the charging rate when an increased electrical load is detected), and is NMEA2000 compliant.

Honda – Stand MH20.

Icom radio communicationsIcom radio communications

Icom has been supplying radio communications equipment worldwide since 1954. The organisation has a strong reputation for providing communications products of unsurpassed quality and reliability, as all Icom radios are manufactured exclusively in Japan.

The broad range of products manufactured by Icom includes: Commercial Land Mobile (Digital and Analogue), Marine (Communication and Navigation), Airband, UHF CB, as well as Amateur and Receiver units.

Look out for Icom at the 2012 Sanctuary Cove Boat Show where new products such as the MarineCommander navigation system will be on display. The system integrates all on-board communication and navigation instruments such as radar, sounder, chart plotter, AIS, instrumentation and VHF DSC capabilities. Icom’s world-renowned waterproof, floating and flashing handheld VHF radios will also once again be on display.

Icom – Stand 46.