Belize – ‘A Totally New Tradition’ in motoryachts
An exciting and new international luxury motoryacht will have its world launch this month in Sydney of the limited-edition, semi-custom, Australian designed-and-owned Belize 52.
Belize is the brainchild of leading Australian boating experts: Wes Moxey, a highly-respected boat-builder and managing partner, and Lee Dillon, one of Australia’s premier luxury boat dealerships, Luxury Design Motoryachts, LDM.
Designed and manufactured according to the unofficial luxury industry principles of ‘no shortcuts; no compromises’, Belize Motoryachts offer the highest level of comfort, individuality and performance.
Two vessel variations are on immediate offer: the Belize 52 Hardtop and the Belize 52 Flybridge.
Accommodation comprises a three stateroom and two head design. The master stateroom and ensuite run the full beam of the boat.
Powered by the Cummins Zeus Pod drive system the Belize 52 has a top speed of around 30 knots, cruise of 25 knots and a range of 400nm.
Belize Motoryachts – www.belizemotoryachts.com.au
Fleet Marine Services
Fleet Marine Services has been owned and operated by Anthony Daube since 1994. The business started at RMYC Newport. Over the last 17 years they have expanded to four workshops and 18 staff.
The workshops are all in prime waterfront locations at Newport, Bobbin Head, The Spit Mosman and the latest at Quays Marina Church Point.
Fleet Marine operated for 14 years primarily as an electrical and electronics business and three years ago they expanded to include mechanical services, sales and repairs, then gaining a Yamaha outboard dealership two years ago. Fleet Marine are currently the only Yamaha dealership on Sydney Harbour, catering to Sydney’s massive fleet of commercial vessels.
At Bobbin Head, Craig MacFarlane has done some major fit-outs on the well-known ocean trekking Selene vessels imported by Mark Halvorsen. While Terry Warwick from the UK is at the Spit, and Chris Monti is at Pittwater.
Fleet Marine is active in apprentice training as well as the ongoing training of all staff.
Fleet Marine – 02 9979 9800; www.fleetmarine.com.au
KNS through AMI Marine in Australia have launched the SuperTrack K series TVRO antennas, developed specifically for the TVRO market.
The affordable TVRO SuperTrack K4 Antenna allows automatic switching between up to four satellites. The K4 is based on the same technology as the Z-Series, providing exceptional tracking ability, and is ideal for private and smaller shipping vessels.
The SuperTrack K7 and A7 are the perfect combination for leisure boats to ensure a consistent random for communications and TV systems. The K7 has 60cm dish but same features and functions of other K series antennas.
AMI Marine is expanding its display at SIBS this year to provide its most comprehensive showcase of marine equipment. If you are building, re-fitting or maintaining a vessel visit our stand for Safety Equipment, Underwater, Exterior, Interior & Navigation Lighting, Horns, Satellite TV & Data, Thrusters, Stabilisers, Toilets, Window Blinds, Tank Monitoring, Wiper systems, Electronic mounting systems, Data and Airtime and more exciting new releases.
AMI Marine – Sydney Boat Show
Hall 2, Stand 213.
Chapman High Performance Sailing opens in Artarmon
Well-known Australian sailing champion coach Andrew Chapman has opened his new sail loft at Artarmon.
Chapman says the new loft will give him flexibility to operate and provide service to his customers as required. His philosophy is to provide ‘full service’ in the true sense of the expression at a reasonable price.
Whether it be sails to win regattas or to just go sailing, they will be made with the same expert care and attention to detail at the Artarmon loft where clients are more than welcome.
Chapman High Performance Sailing – tel: 0405 455 074; www.chps.com.au
Dulon Polish Australia
Maintaining the exterior of your vessel, car, RV, caravan or aircraft is what Dulon Polish Australia is all about.
One of Dulon’s products available in Australia, is the remarkable 2-component Polish Protection System, originally formulated to protect and reduce drag on aircraft. This amazing polish is mixed just prior to application and applied with a damp sponge. This is followed by buffing off with a machine or by hand, to leave an amazing deep lustre and long lasting protection.
Dulon Australia has links with many professionals in the boating and aviation industry. Dulon is available both on-line and in some leading chandleries around Australia and New Zealand. Larger commercial packs are available for commercial operators.
Dulon polish is not some magic wipe‑on wipe-off product, but it is an extremely effective surface protection and shine system, well proven world-wide, you should try some.
Dulon Polish Australia – www.dulon.com.au
New approach to ‘classic’ boat sales
As a timber boat owner, Clive Gregory who runs Australiawide Boat Sales in NSW, says, “I have a vested interest in the way we value, maintain and perpetuate our heritage fleet.” He races his Alan Payne 40ft timber yacht Fare Thee Well on Pittwater and cruises to classic boat events from Moreton Bay to the Timber Boat Festival Tasmania.
“However, when it comes to marketing your pride and joy or finding a good boat looking for a new home, the tools available to us are pretty limiting.
“I’ve noticed that as the Internet rapidly becomes our primary means of promotion and as the various boat sales websites proliferate they’re not very good at presenting and showcasing classic boats.
Designed to be simple and accessible, their website lists an eclectic variety of vessels and provides a marketplace to buy and sell any classic, “As long as it is a quality boat with heritage it’s welcome.”
Australiawide Boat Sales – www.australiawide.com.
Sport Shield camera covers from Aquatech
For the adventurous who want to shoot from the water, Aquatech water housings are strong, reliable and the choice of photographic equipment accessories for many top professionals worldwide.
With a full range of Canon and Nikon custom housings, plus lens ports to suit many of the lenses required to capture that winning shot, it’s not hard to see why the equipment is leading the way in water image technology.
Sports Shields are perfect for shooting on deck for anyone who loves to document their sailing adventures, but knows the damage sea water and air can do to their expensive camera equipment.
The covers are quickly and easily applied and removed. One-piece design provides complete enclosure and moisture protection for both camera body and lens with a “glove-like” fit that will keep your equipment protected from rain, sea spray and sand.
Aquatech – 02 9700 8010; www.aquatech.net.
Vetus-Maxwell windlasses and anchoring accessories
Vetus-Maxwell has appointed Fenquin P/L as NSW Distributor for Vetus-Maxwell.
Fenquin will be displaying the range of Vetus Boating Equipment and Maxwell Anchor Windlasses and Accessories, for the first time at the 2011 Sydney International Boat Show.
“Both the Vetus and Maxwell products have a reputation in the marine industry for being high quality products,” said Fenquin managing director Martin Quintano.
“Vetus offers total system solutions for boat owners rather than just offering individual products; and the Maxwell range of windlasses and anchoring accessories further reinforces this systems thinking.”
To further improve the availability of Vetus-Maxwell products to the NSW boating fraternity, Fenquin’s large showroom and warehouse facilities located at Ingleburn in south west Sydney, stocks a large inventory of both product ranges.
Fenquin – Sydney Boat Show
Hall 3; Stand 302
BoatBunker evolution in dry in-water mooring
Tired of the never-ending cycle of scraping, cleaning and painting your boat’s hull? The BoatBunker Evolution – a state-of-the-art DRY in-water mooring station not only eliminates the need to ever clean or anti-foul your hull again but is much better for the environment as well.
The Australian made BoatBunker Evolution is a floating mooring chamber that pumps out the water once the gate is closed, keeping your vessel dry but still floating.
Open a valve and the gate drops down providing easy access even on your own. The floor of the mooring station is deep enough to accommodate stern-drive and shaft-drive powered boats as well as many sailboats.
A flotation collar surrounds the hull of the boat above the water line which protects your hull from floating debris while a water impervious undershield surrounds the hull below the water line, totally eliminating barnacles and other marine growth.
Prices start from $1890 for PWC models and $4990 for boats up to 50 foot.
BoatBunker Evolution – call Rob 0405 217 592; www.boatbunkerevolution.com.au.
Froli Travel bed systems
Froli Travel is a latest in luxury bed foundation for boats, caravans, campervans and RVs.
Used with a standard quality foam mattress or foam filled cushions, Froli Travel will transform your sleeping space from a hard, uncomfortable, damp bunk into a dry, posturepedic bed for a perfect night’s sleep, anywhere.
Highly flexible synthetic spring elements adapt perfectly to any shaped berth, and the shape and weight of your body. Regular and soft springs are supplied with each kit and when used with the tension clips, provides four levels of posture adjustment. You can even achieve ‘his and her’ sleeping zones.
The system fits any size or shape of bed, even angles and curves. The low profile installation allows excellent air ventilation to help keep your bed dry and eliminate mildew.
A Better Way To Go – 03 9421 4235; www.abetterwaytogo.com.au
New RFD Coastal Life Raft
RFD Australia has launched their new Coastal Liferaft, which has been specifically designed to meet the stringent ISO 9650-1 standard for inflatable liferafts.
The RFD Coastal embodies all the latest design and technology in liferafts. Vacuum packed into the new low profile container, the Coastal is compact and takes up precious little space on board.
As an essential safety feature, the entire raft is finished in a hi-vis orange colour. Other safety features include an insulated floor, large water ballast pockets, semi rigid boarding ramp to aid people boarding from the water, an EPIRB, plus an interior and exterior light.
The RFD Coastal liferaft is available in 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 person configurations. The smallest liferaft weighs just 46kgs (liferaft and container combined) with the biggest 12 person Coastal liferaft weighing in at 85kgs.
RFD (Australia) – 02 9330 7000; www.rfd.com.au
Simrad Online Forum – for tips and help on the new Simrad NSS
Dedicated to the brand new Simrad NSS series of multifunction control and display units, the NSS forum will exchange valuable information and tips. The forum is hosted by Invisible Communications, one of Simrad’s authorized technical dealers.
The focus is on benefit to boaters with informative, objective and technical information, not a sales pitch.
A great place to get answers, ask questions, find tips and information; anyone with comments, questions, suggestions and ideas is encouraged to participate and be part of the vibrant community the forum offers.
Invisible Communications – 0424 847 853; www.invisiblecommunications.com.au or InvisibleComms on Twitter.
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