Product & industry review


Marine LED LightingMarine LED lighting

Unique, innovative and value for money are words that come to mind when looking at the range of lighting products from i2Systems, an advanced LED lighting manufacturer based in the USA who design and build their fixtures in-house, ensuring absolute quality control.
The unique and innovative Tri-Light model delivers three LED colours in one fixture, using existing wiring and switches. The award winning Tri-Light is perfect for centre consoles to superyachts and everywhere inbetween. Red for night vision, White for general and Blue for accent or mood lighting, all by a simple flick of the switch.
Power draw is extremely low and the LEDs have a 50,000 hour lifespan. LED marine lighting is revolutionary and i2Systems are well established industry leaders.
i2Systems are new to the Australian market and are distributed exclusively by:
360 Marine – 0409 686 946;


Permanent Painted Coatings Restorers Catalogue

PPC are proud to announce a new, bigger than ever 36 page Restorers Catalogue.
Get your FREE 36 page Restorer’s Catalogue from Permanent Painted Coatings (PPC).
The Catalogue contains an amazing range of world wide products used in the restoration of classic cars, boats or bikes. Our products are second to none in rust restoration, leathercare and car care.
Many people wished they’d spoken to us before they started.
Simply put; this is a one stop shop for Restorers.
PPC – 1800 643 229


SLAM Advanced Technology Sportswear

Apparel Distributors, located in Brookvale, NSW, has secured the distribution contract for SLAM apparel within Australia.
Sydney based yachtsman Marcus Ashley-Jones will manage the company along with Peter Shipway, who has 30-plus years of experience in the marine industry as Managing Director of Barlow Distributors.
“SLAM gear is in high demand, and globally the brand has seen a huge growth in sales through the technical range and the leisure wear collection. Through Apparel Distributors, SLAM will continue to supply a reputable and proven product to all its customers,” said Ashley-Jones.
SLAM remains strong on the global market, retaining its association with the sponsorship of Groupama Volvo Ocean Race Team, and partnerships with Yachting Australia and the Australian Sailing Team in their quest for gold in the 2012 Olympics.
Apparel Distributors P/L –
(02) 9939 0010


Honda BF250 OutboardHonda lifts the cowl of its new BF250 outboard

Honda has revealed details of its all-new BF250 outboard engine, which is scheduled to be available in Australia from early 2012.
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.
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 originally developed for Formula One race cars to deliver incredible power.
A class-leading battery charging system also allows the BF250 to handle increasing consumer demand for additional onboard electrical power.
The new BF250 is also backed by Honda’s five-year warranty.
Honda Australia – 1300 559 846;

Superior Jetties creates curvaceous concept at RPAYC

Superior Jetties recently installed a new curved pontoon at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) in Pittwater, Sydney.
Close to 50m in length, the pontoon is a custom design of Superior Jetties’ Super Elite system and has been installed as a service wharf – allowing club members and the public to access the restaurant, chandlery and clubhouse from the water.
RPAYC facilities manager Dave Randall said the pontoon was a welcome addition to the club’s docking facilities.
“It’s given the club more flexibility as we can get boats around the back of it now … for example, we had around 25 Etchells moored there during the recent state regatta,” Randall said.
“The five-sided concrete floatation with polyethylene base, along with the 125mm-thick concrete deck, gives the whole structure a very solid mass which makes it reassuringly stable which is important with a higher level of use.”
Superior Jetties – +61 5594 8200;


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 –


MarinAlertYacht 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.
Smart1Marine –