Product & industry review

The new Belize motor yacht is the ultimate in luxury boating.Syndication Australia continues expansion

Innovative luxury boating company Boating Syndication Australian (BSA) is continuing the expansion of its fleet and services.
The company launched a new Belize luxury motor yacht in Sydney late last year and has now announced a second model to be based on Queensland’s Gold Coast. The three-cabin Belize features an expansive aft cockpit for entertaining, an open and airy saloon and full-beam master stateroom amidships.
BSA has also launched a new service for clients – a courtesy vehicle to save time and cost in car parking. The people mover can carry up to eight passengers so it offers owners the chance to extend the service to friends as well as immediate family.
The company now has eight boats on the water. BSA brands include Belize, Riviera, Azimut, Princess and Integrity and shares in this luxury boating lifestyle start from $25,000.
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Ocean Solutions –  Hot Water Systems Ocean Solutions – Hot Water Systems

Kuuma (originally Force 10) marine water heaters are tested and certified to Australian standards.
Not only the best value-for-money marine water heater on the market, they are precision designed and engineered for safety, performance and durability. All units are made for the marine environment and come standard with 240 volt, 1500 watt elements and high performance heat exchange capabilities that can be used independently or together for ultra fast heating.
All models have the same standard features & are available in 25, 45 & 80 litre models and have a 24 month manufacturers warranty.
Ensure your vessel is compliant by using Force 10 / Kuuma Hot Water Systems. Prices start at $598.
Ocean Solutions are exclusive distributors of world renowned brands: Force 10 & ENO Marine, Comfort Seats, Nova Kool Refrigeration, Rocna Anchors & Anchorlift Windlass Systems.
Ocean Solutions –; 1300 791 432.

Yacht Sentinel saves $220,000 boatYacht Sentinel saves $220,000 boat

“I was about to head overseas for 10 days and started getting bilge alarm SMS alerts from my Yacht Sentinel boat monitor. On investigation, the bilge pump had physically failed with the impeller having come away from the shaft and water was over the top of the pump in the bilge. I’m not sure how it would have fared without a bilge pump while I was away,” says Smart1Marine customer.
The Yacht Sentinel device is not just an entry alarm system it also monitors your boat when you’re not on board. Bilge sensors will alert via SMS messaging if water ingress is above accepted levels. The Yacht Sentinel is a small price to pay to monitor your boat when you’re not on board.
The internal GPS can be used to track position, monitor the boat at anchor or alert if moved without consent.
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Garmin marine electronicsGarmin marine electronics

It’s the perfect time to upgrade your marine electronics and with Garmin’s broad product offering, they have all your needs covered.
Exceeding the expectations of mariners is what has helped Garmin become the industry leader in colour touchscreen chartplotters ranging from the popular 7-inch GPSMAP 750 series to the 12-inch and 15-inch GPSMAP 6000 and 7000 series. It’s why Garmin have made sure the new GSD 24 and GSD 26 digital network sounders set the highest performance standards for noise suppression and clarity. In addition Garmin have brought full-featured autopilot technology to sailboats and powerboats.
In fact, Garmin’s entire marine lineup from HD and xHD radars; to integrated VHF communications; to the growing array of NMEA 2000 instruments and networking options; plus, the Garmin echo series fishfinders with exclusive Garmin HD-ID tracking technology; are designed to exceed customer expectations.
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Sirocco Marine South expands

You know a company is doing something right when it expands to large new premises after barely a year in operation.
Previously in Box Road, Taren Point, the whole operation has expanded to dynamic new premises 700m up the road in Caringbah, NSW. This large showroom will give customers more room to browse the ever-expanding range of inflatable boats from all around the world.
You can see Brig rigid inflatable boats from Europe, Williams jet tenders from the UK, Sealegs amphibious craft from NZ and Sirocco’s own brand of inflatables, all under the one roof. Also on hand are other new and used boats, motors and trailers of various shapes and sizes.
Whether you’re performance hungry, energy conscious or simply looking for an easy going craft to serve as your tender or runabout, Sirocco Marine South has an inflatable boat with your name on it.
Sirocco Marine South – 02 8061 6475;


Raymarine launches hand-held thermal night vision

Sophisticated thermal imaging night vision technology is now available in a compact, hand-held camera format with the launch of Raymarine’s new TH Series. The new TH24 and TH32 Thermal Cameras are lightweight and easy-to-use, giving boaters the power to see clearly for up to a kilometre, even in total darkness.
The TH Series thermal cameras make pictures from heat, not light. As everything – even ice – has a ‘thermal’ print, objects show up through the thermal energy they emit.
Thermal imaging means users see landmarks, bridge abutments, and other vessels clearly in all light conditions from daylight to complete darkness. Thermal night vision will show rocks, buoys, floating debris, and even helps find people in the water, vital when just a few minutes makes all the difference in a matter of survival.
Priced from $2,495 this new portable format makes thermal imaging ‘must-haves’ as safety equipment for any boater.
Raymarine – (02) 9479 4800.

BlueRay Marine Boating Security Systems

A significant milestone has occurred for BlueRay security and monitoring systems as we pass our 10th year of providing boat owners peace of mind when you’re not there!
BlueRay was invented by a boat owner who had been broken into and his boat left exposed to the weather for two weeks. Using the new GSM network to alert boat owners by SMS if there are trespassers, bilge or battery problems, BlueRay is Australian designed and Australian manufactured to the highest standards.
Monitoring and reporting battery voltages, bilge pump operation, smoke or fire, trespass, shore power loss and GPS position BlueRay is a proven, reliable system for your boat with hundreds of systems installed both in Australia and around the world.
Products include innovative trespass sensors that detect intruders before they break in to your boat, saving damage and theft.
BlueRay –; 02 8757 3133.

Raymarine CP450C ClearPulse CHIRP sonarState-of-the-art sonar module offers anglers phenomenal fish detection

The CP450C ClearPulse CHIRP sonar, a cutting edge black box fishfinder option for the all new Raymarine e-Series and c-Series line of multifunction displays.
The CP450C offers up to 10 times the resolution of traditional fishfinders. It also features TruZoom mode for a precise and magnified view of fish targets, bottom structure, and baitfish without any loss of resolution seen with traditional fishfinder zoom mode.
The module also features an ultra-fast 80 ping-per-second update rate, providing anglers with enhanced target detail in shallow water and when moving at high speeds. It actually images the bottom at up to twice the speed of typical fishfinders, providing real time information of water depth and bottom conditions when you need it most.
ClearPulse CHIRP technology sees right through dense schools of baitfish, marking individual targets while simultaneously identifying larger game fish. The unit is designed to operate in depths ranging between two and 10,000 feet.
Raymarine –; (02) 9479 4800.

GME Marine AntennasGME Marine Antennas

GME has increased their already large marine antenna range with the introduction of the ABL016 made from marine grade stainless steel, and has a double swivel configuration.
The ABL016 also has the same foot print as GME’s previous rectangular base antennas so updating your antenna is easy, and it comes with two rubber angled wedges for installations on sloping decks.
All antenna bases in the GME range come with unique colour coding tabs that identify which whip should be attached to which base, this takes any confusion out of replacing whips when there are multiple antenna installations on boats.
These new antenna bases are compatible with any of the 27MHz, VHF or broadcast whips which are available in a 6ft (1.8m) or 8ft (2.4m) lengths.
All of the GME marine antenna whips are manufactured in Gladesville, Sydney.
GME –; 02 9844 6666.

Muir anchor windlass range

Among some of Muir’s exciting new winches is a horizontal H900 Easyweigh windlass which has a stainless steel housing, simple installation, rope/chain capability and is a compact anchoring system to suit boats from 6m to 11m at a very competitive price.
Muir manufactures anchoring and mooring systems for smaller pleasure craft between 10 and 28 metres, and for mega yachts and work boats between 30 and 120 metres.
Muir exports to more than 40 countries. The company still employs approx. 50 people in the Hobart head office, manufacturing and design centre in Hobart. Its warehousing and sales facilities in Sydney and on the Gold Coast in Australia, Florida in the United States and Southampton in the United Kingdom.
Large yacht equipment is mainly polished 316L stainless steel and the demand today is mainly for ‘vertical’ style windlasses and capstans, and to less degree ‘horizontal’ style windlasses, however, Muir work closely with the relevant parties to ensure the best solution is achieved.
Muir Windlasses Australia –; (03) 6229 0628.

Nautilus Marine now covers Trimarans

Owners of multi-hull sailing boats know only too well the difficulties involved in obtaining insurance coverage. Now, thanks to Nautilus Marine, the dark days of getting adequate insurance cover on multi-hulls, including trimarans, have passed.
Nautilus Marine has announced that its boat coverage has been expanded to now cover all sailing multi-hulls, including trimarans, when used as private pleasure craft. Owners can obtain a comprehensive policy and third party cover.
Some of the features of a Nautilus Marine yacht policy include: new for old on equipment up to 10 years old; $2,000 repatriation costs to home city; $5,000 ambulance cover; nil excess when third party is at fault; marina liability cover and temporary emergency accommodation. Third party cover of up to $10,000,000 is also available.
With over 125 years of marine insurance expertise between the senior Nautilus Marine executives, Nautilus Marine is absolutely committed to providing high levels of customer service, backed by local knowledge.
Nautilus Marine – 1300 780 533;

Lowrance HDS Gen2Lowrance HDS Gen2 launched Down Under

Australian boaters will soon be able to get their hands on the next generation of Lowrance High-Definition System (HDS) multifunction displays, following its official launch last month.
East Coast marine media representatives converged on Driftwood Café at Akuna Bay Marina, NSW, to learn about and experience firsthand the benefits of the Lowrance HDS Gen2 and its innovate StructureMap capabilities.
StructureMap view is a powerful tool that allows users to overlay and save StructureScan sonar images on a chart for review on and off the water. Paired with the LSS-1 sonar-imaging module, users can scan images directly on a chart in real-time, or create StructureMap charts of their favorite boating, fishing and diving areas.
Available in fully sunlight-viewable HDS5 (12.7cm), HDS7 (16.3cm), HDS8 (21.3cm) and HDS10 (26.4cm) screen sizes, in several configurations, the HDS Gen2 series can be easily networked throughout the boat via high-speed Ethernet cabling for real-time data sharing.
Navico Australia –; (02) 9936 1000