Product & industry review


Delphia Yachts Poland has acquired Maxi Yachts InternationalDelphia Yachts Poland has acquired Maxi Yachts International

Delphia Yachts have acquired Maxi Yachts, one of the most respected and foremost boat builders in Europe. The company produces three models, the Maxi 1060, Maxi 13 and the Maxi SM40 performance yacht.

Delphia Yachts is one of the largest Central European producers of sailing and motor boats. The company currently offers a range of 11 boats that are being sold primarily on the Western European markets, which account for 98% of the export sales.

Over the last couple of years the company has been rapidly developing its brand awareness and dynamically building dealership networks, which today extend as far as the USA, Russia, Japan and Australia.

Through their long standing relationship with Brunswick Marine they also manufacture approx. 1,000 of their Quicksilver and Uttern class motor boats each year and are focused on providing world class service.

Yacht Sales Australia – 02 9969 2144; 


Presta Marine cleaning products

Presta Marine Products are professional cleaning products which have been tested in Australia’s marine environment and stand up to any conditions.

Presta Boat Wash is an amazingly strong product with a maximum dilution ratio of 400:1. It’s powerful enough to cut through grime, dirt, fish guts and more. For a thorough clean on engine bays, anchor wells and general degreasing, Presta Hull and Deck Cleaner is ideal. Both are marine safe.

Presta UV Wax uses nano technology, containing UV inhibitors that resist damaging sun rays and ‘washing off’. For a ‘tired’ looking surface, Presta Nano Cleaner Wax will clean and protect in one step.

Presta Glass Cleaner is formulated to leave windows clear and streak-free. Also there’s Presta Vinyl and Plastic Cleaner; Presta Vinyl and Plastic Conditioner; Presta Metal Polish and Presta Express Detail a good “all-rounder” for a general quick clean-up.
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Elite Gelcoat Repairs

Elite Gelcoat Repairs has expanded its business to include full shipwright services at their new base at d’Albora Marinas, The Spit. Being staffed by fully qualified shipwrights and seeing the need for this type of service it seems a natural transition.

Gelcoat repairs are still their specialty so its business as usual there. This gives customers a more complete service and a one-stop shop facility, recent work includes complete removal and replacement of teak decks on 68ft Sunseeker, refit of master cabin in Maritimo 55 to facilitate king size bed, retrofit underwater exhausts, and fitting of bow and stern thrusters.

They also offer carbon fibre repairs and manufacture. See advertisements at back of Afloat in Services and Shipwright sections.

Elite Gelcoat Repairs – Paul van Noort 0408 644 634;

Tempo SparsTempo Spars

Tempo Spars Rigging, is the new one-stop rigging and mast refurbishment service centre located at White Bay Marine Park in Balmain. The Marine Park is a new addition to the marine service industry in Sydney harbour.

Nestled in a village atmosphere, the Marine Park has recently opened and provides berths for a variety of boats for storage and service.
Tempo Spars started in the late 1970s and the family run business has built up a solid following of regular customers, manufacturing and servicing yacht masts and rigging in their home town of Sydney.

T.S. Rigging, the new arm of Tempo Spars, has been established to provide a specialist mast refurbishment and rigging centre, all in one place. Using their extensive skills in mast building, they understand every part of mast construction, which enables them to provide a more comprehensive and precision rigging service.

Tempo Spars Rigging – call Roland Schmidmaier 0408 178 388;

Sailability NSWSturrocks team up with Sailability

Since 1991 Sailability, the commendable non-profit organisation, has continued to promote programs that cover a broad spectrum of sailing, ranging from recreation, therapeutic and competitive activities, from grass-root entry level to elite World Championships and Paralympic training.

With the Olympics and Paralympics just around the corner, Australia will be sending what looks like one of the strongest and most competitive Olympic and Paralympic Sailing teams to London.

“We at Sturrocks are really proud to have teamed up with Sailability for the upcoming June promotion and will donate $20 from every sale of deck shoes to Sailability to aid the training and recognition of the Sailability volunteers, we hope that with the support of the public, ‘30 days of deck shoes @ Sturrocks’ will become an annual promotion,” said Evan Sturrock.

Sturrocks – Shop 1, 555 Military Road, Mosman. (02) 9969 0499;

Barnaclerid electronic antifouling system

Barnaclerid is an Australian designed and manufactured electronic antifouling system and a proven electronic barnacle deterrent. The new version has more power to protect all types of boats from barnacles and hard shell growth with seven climate settings to suit water conditions world wide.

Barnaclerid is environmentally friendly with no harm to marine life or humans, it creates an environment around your hull that makes it undesirable for barnacles to attach themselves.

The new Mariner floating dock version with four electrodes attached to your berth is proving very popular with permanent berthing pens/government departments.

Unlike ultrasonic systems, with Barnaclerid it is safe to swim around your boat without the need to turn the unit off. Barnaclerid makes no noise and you don’t need to weaken the structure of your hull to attach transducers.

Barnaclerid is an easy DIY installation with custom wiring standard in the kit.

Barnaclerid – Contact Shane Gillard 0410 541 920.