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New Distributors, Products, People and Boats - Australian newsletter

by Peter Rendle 26 Nov 2020 15:00 PST
smarttune by Cyclops © Cyclops Marine

As we unwind from the restrictions imposed under the Covid-19 pandemic, the industry continues to gain momentum heading toward the new year.

New distributor arrangements include Cyclops Marine who have announced Any Port Marine as their distributor for Australia. Any Port Marine focus their attention on products that make sailing safe, simpler, and more enjoyable. Reflecting on their appointment, Jon Kimberley Manager for Any Port Marine commented, "We are delighted with the opportunity to distribute the Cyclops Marine range in Australia. At Any Port Marine we strive to provide market leading products to the Australian sailing industry and Cyclops Marine fits in perfectly."

It's official: two of the region's most sophisticated superyacht destinations, which have invested a combined $120+million in superyacht marine infrastructure, have joined forces to offer an array of benefits for boat owners. The Boat Works has become a Gold Sponsor of Sanctuary Cove Marina, consolidating the close relationship between the two riverfront facilities and with an array of benefits for both customer bases. The Boat Works will be extending to Sanctuary Cove berth holders access to special offers and incentives with the marine trades - from antifouling, inspections, servicing and shed/hardstand hire to evaluations and vessel management. The synergies between the two riverfront facilities are numerous; both provide 5-star, resort facilities and Concierge-style services for boat owners, whether visiting from local or international waters, or permanent berth holders.

Arvor Boats Australia announce that John Crawford Marine is now the official Arvor distributor for Queensland. Matthew Hodson, who - with his wife - purchased JCM in 2004, is no stranger to the Arvor brand. Matt has been selling Arvors since 2001 when he sold his first Arvor 20 to a QLD customer. Matt remembers those early days, "Sales quickly grew and we were told that the shipwright could at best only build two a month, so build slots started to get allocated and we had fun times generating even more demand for these unique boats."

New products this week include a new version of the highly popular Wave MiniBOSS IMO separator is now available. The Series II Wave MiniBOSS offers a faster flow rate, providing 0.5m"/hr across all models providing more flexibility for customers. All models of the separator are available for DC or AC power. The Series II Wave MiniBOSS is an Oily Water Separator (OWS) which ensures that vessels do not discharge any oil or other pollutants, such as microplastics, overboard.

Yanmar Marine International is launching a new Vessel Control System delivering the advanced functionality, modern design, and easy installation suited to evolve alongside its latest electronically controlled engines in the years ahead. Featuring simplified electrical management, a high-quality appearance, and significant functional improvements, the next generation Yanmar VC20 Vessel Control System integrates with Yanmar's complete line up of common rail engine series, transmissions, controls and displays.

People in the news this week involves global marine transport and logistics provider Peters & May who have appointed Simon Judson as its new CEO with immediate effect. A 20-year veteran of the marine industry, Simon previously held the position of Global Operations Director with the company so will bring valuable insight and experience to the role. He joined the company in 2009 when Peters & May purchased Simon's own marine logistics and yacht transportation company, Complete Freight.

New boats include Beneteau's Gran Turismo 41. It is a thoroughbred offering top levels of comfort and ample thrills behind the wheel, making her the ideal pleasure boat. A stunning combination of power and practicality, she is perfect for sharing with friends and family. The new Gran Turismo 41 joins Beneteau's express cruiser line renewal, which includes six models from 32 to 50 feet. The goal of this 41-foot powerboat was to build on the legacy of the Gran Turismo 40, well-known for its seaworthiness and beautiful design, while taking the practical features and Gran Turismo signature a step further. She stylishly follows in the tradition of her predecessor and focusses on the comfort of guests on board.

The team behind the World Superyacht Award-winning support vessel Hodor has unveiled a new COVID-19 inspired shadow vessel concept named Haven. Designed by Incat Crowther, the ShadowCAT Haven is described a "protective layer" to the owner's mothership. By acting as a buffer between the main yacht and outside world, Haven allows owners and charterers to maintain COVID-secure social bubbles on board. The yacht will act as a COVID-19 testing facility and quarantine space before allowing guests and crew to proceed onto the mothership.

Finally, an opportunity to join Pacific Sailing School for an evening with Wendy Tuck, as she shares her incredible sailing story as the only woman skipper to win the Clipper Round the World race and backed up for the Maiden voyage. Hosted by RANSA Australia 15th December 1800-2100 hours AEST or via Zoom 1930-2030 AEST. Book now!

Stay safe,
Peter Rendle

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