The expertise and capabilities of Australian companies are sure to be felt at the 2016 Shanghai Boat Show. The Australian contingent will showcase their world class products and services that truly emphasise the Australian marine industry as a major player in the global arena.

Andrew Chapman CMM, President of the MIA, says “with our increasing membership and demand for training in China, our presence at the Shanghai Boat Show is a strategic opportunity to engage with this important target market and times well with the global launch of the new Gold Anchor brand.”

The Shanghai Boat show runs from the 7 – 10 April 2016 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Centre, this will be immediately prior to the much anticipated Australia Week (11 – 15 April 2016) led by the Minister for Trade and Investment. Nine sector-specific programs will be held in cities including Hong Kong, Beijing, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Hohhot (Inner Mongolia) before all delegates come together in Shanghai. The AWIC (Australia Week In China) 2016 program will feature trade and investment seminars, roundtables, site visits, product showcases and opportunities for networking with Chinese business, industry and government.

Richard Chapman Managing Director of HyDrive Engineering and Coursemaster Autopilots says “HyDrive has been attending the Shanghai International boat show since 1999, and has always found the show to be a great way to network with customers from all regions of China. It’s a meeting place of the trade, not only buyers, but sellers as well. Since its move to the Exhibition & Convention Centre, we are finding more trade visitors attending the show, it’s become more relevant.”

Among Australian exhibitors present at the 2016 Shanghai Boat Show includes: Coursemaster Autopilots Pty Ltd, David Bentley Yacht Design, HyDrive Engineering Pty Ltd, Muir Engineering, Marina Industries Association, Ronstan International Pty Ltd, Saltwater Commercial Boats.

David Bentley Director of David Bentley Yacht Design says “This will be our 4th appearance at Shanghai Boat Show. As at the recent Taiwan Boat Show we will be displaying our design work in combination with our recently appointed Agent Fixtech International, another Australian Company now operating successfully in China & Taiwan. The Designs we will be presenting will show the variety of our design capability from Outboard Runabouts to Luxury Catamarans. Also the 95ft Motor Yacht currently in build at Heysea Yachts in Zhuhai.”

HyDrive Engineering is the largest manufacturer and exporter of hydraulic boat steering gear in the Southern Hemisphere, builds one of the widest ranges of precision-built, award-winning hydraulic boat steering equipment to suit outboards, stern drives, jets or inboard motors on boats from 5 metres to 80 metres.  HyDrive also manufacture custom-made power-assisted, electro-hydraulic, and electronic steering systems to suit both leisure and commercial vessels over 100m.

The Marina Industries Association (MIA) is the peak representative body for marinas, slipways, boatyards, berthing, mooring and other marine storage facilities as well as sailing and cruising boating clubs. MIA also services the needs of vendor businesses that supply goods and services to marinas. MIA has close to 300 members throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East and a rapidly growing base in Asia and the Pacific.

Ronstan International is a manufacturer and distributor of quality sailboat deck hardware to suit yachts ranging from off-the-beach dinghies to mega-yachts. The product range includes standard and custom solutions in blocks, traveller cars, rigging fittings and a comprehensive program of batten car systems. Ronstan has a dedicated custom product division providing fitout assistance, design and manufacturing. An international company represented by distributors in over 40 countries world-wide. Their head office is located in Braeside, Victoria with other office locations including NSW, QLD, WA, Denmark, UK, Italy, and USA.

Saltwater Commercial Boats are the new force in cost effective workboat solutions. We provide a turnkey package of aluminium commercial survey vessels built to international DNV standards in sizes ranging from 5.0 metres to 25 metres. We provide full naval architecture and design with our Western Australian partner “Schwetz Design” in Perth where we have a design library of over 1200 vessels. Fabrication of the vessels is completed at our state of the art factory in Jiangyin China to the highest standards, with the fit out of vessels completed in either China or Perth depending on their final destination. This structure allows us to offer significantly lower build costs than our competitors.