The Australian exhibitors at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in 2013 will continue to showcase world class quality and innovative products. Many of the exhibitors are already well established within the global arena and this year the Australian pavilion will feature the launch of many new to market products. To ensure visitors to METS have quality information regarding Australian products and services, the AIMEX 2014 Australian Marine Industry Export Directory will be available at the show and online at www.aimex.asn.au
The Australian Pavilion will be located in Hall 11 featuring; AirBerth Boat Lifts, Austral Propellers, Adit Marine, Aqualuma LED Lighting, Barz Optics, Coursemaster Autopilots, GME, Greencorp Marine, Hydrive Engineering, Kinetic, Muir Winches, MultiPanel, Palm Products, PolyFlex Group, PowerDive, Release & Retrieve Boatlatch, Ronstan International, Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, SOS Marine, Superior, TMQ, Top Gear Marine and VEEM Limited (see company profiles below).
Due to popular demand AIMEX has again organised their invitation only Australian Outback Networking Party which will occur on Wednesday, November 20 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the Australian Outback Café in Hall 11. Australian food and wine will accompany a vibrant evening of networking. The Australian Outback Party is firmly established in the METS schedule of must attend events, continuing its reputation for hosting key industry stakeholders and contacts.
Australian Marine Industry Exporter of the Year VEEM Limited, will again be exhibiting at METS 2013. VEEM will be launching the VEEM Gyro 40. This product is the first in a series of four powerful, highest quality roll gyro stabilization devices specifically engineered for use on large boats and small ships. The VEEM Gyro range has been developed for vessels from 25 to 80 meters and is suitable for luxury yachts, naval patrol vessels and commercial work boat applications. VEEM will also be releasing an online calculation tool called GyroSize that customizes VEEM Gyro. These products offer a new quality level of comfort to discerning vessel operators.
Palm Products, designers and manufacturers of high quality injection moulded components and the largest supplier of unbreakable drinkware to the Australian retail market will be launching their latest range of Marc Newson unbreakable drinkware with a gold metal-effect base and black-tinted top. “This product is proving popular with high-end boat owners, the new range exudes an elegance and class not seen before,” said Managing Director Robert Wilson.
TMQ’s popular computer based chart plotting system, C-Plot, will be re-launched at METS as C-Plot Nav+ to reflect its compatibility with Navionics cartography. The C-Plot Nav+ provides an intuitive, reliable and easy to use computer-based chart plotting system designed for both recreational and professional applications. Incorporating Navionics charting capabilities the system links with new cartography for ease of management and navigation. Constant updates and new coverage areas can be downloaded to the SD card through internet connection.
Well known Australian company Ronstan International, will have new innovative products on display at METS. The Ronstan Quick-Lock will be exhibited and is the quickest and most user friendly winch handle available. In addition to its super-fast grab-and-release mechanism for fool proof single handed removal, it is the only handle to feature the patented auto quick-locking mechanism that lets you put the handle in the winch without depressing a lever or rotating a knob. The recently launched Continuous Line Furler, Gen 2 continuous line furlers are now available in both traditional code zero and dedicated top-down models and will also be on display at the stand. Top-down furling provides a new level of simplicity, safety and speed for handling of soft luff sails such as asymmetric spinnakers and gennakers. The Ronstan stand is sure to be a hive of activity in 2013.
SOS Marine will be showcasing man-overboard innovations. At the forefront of professional buoyancy safety design, SOS Marine design world class products. The multi-award winning SOS Dan Buoy rescue system, weighing only 4 kilos, is ready to deploy at any time. The SOS Dan Buoy has won several prestigious awards including the Australian Engineering Excellence Award for Welfare, Health & Safety. The SOS 2 Person Life Raft, weighing 7.5 kilos, offers coastal an easier system to use. The raft has optional emergency aids and a canopy. It is easy to maintain with reduced servicing costs. Servicing over 12 National Defence Forces worldwide, SOS Marine will continue their renowned success for pioneering safety products at METS.
Greencorp Marine will have presence for the first time at METS this year, profiling their innovative marine coatings. After years of research and development, Greencorp Marine launched PropGold™, a foul release coating system which prevents sealife from adhering to underwater metal components. Greencorp Marine’s product range also includes a 2 part teak cleaner and a sealer. Their teak products maintain and protect teak decks.
Visit Hall 11 – The Australian Pavilion alongside the Outback Café, to see the impressive Australian marine export innovations. METS will run from 19 – 21 November 2013 in Amsterdam.
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All Adit Marine’s Fresh Water Inlet Devices and Flushing Systems are manufactured in Australia, from quality local and imported products including marine grade 316 stainless steel, using state of the art welding techniques and are pressure tested to 80 psi. Quality testing is employed at each stage of the manufacturing process to ensure the end product is nothing but first class and worthy of installation in any sea going vessel.
Adit Marine has a Fresh Water Flushing System available for motors from 20hp – 10000hp; and as an added bonus, regular cleaning utilises only fresh water, so no chemicals are released into the environment.
AIRBERTH BOAT LIFTS
The AirBerth Boat Lift represents Ultimate Boat Protection for your vessel. Constructed from heavy duty HDPE, the AirBerth is impervious to marine growth and electrolysis. The AirBerth protects your boat whilst enhancing your boating lifestyle with its low maintenance features and ease of use.
AQUALUMA LED LIGHTING
Aqualuma is the world’s leading marine interior and underwater light manufacturer. Since 2004, Aqualuma has redefined the underwater light industry with their superior technology and high quality products. Aqualuma’s iconic thru-hull range is the world’s first and only underwater light range with a one piece housing unit that has no lense or seals. The Aqualuma range has grown to include a comprehensive and versatile range of underwater lighting, including thru-hull submersible and deck lighting. In conjuction with a major sponsorship of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Aqualuma introduced their long awaited Interior lighting range that has once again set the standards for LED interior lighting with both beauty and functionality. All Aqualuma lights feature LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology.
For over 70 years Austral Propellers has been at the forefront of propeller design and manufacturing in Australia.
Dedicated to the manufacture of high quality inboard marine propellers, at competitive prices and particularly short manufacturing lead-times, Austral produces propellers to 1500mm diameter for all types of inboard installations, ranging from high performance sports cruisers and luxury motor yachts, through to sailing yachts, ski boats and commercial vessels.
Barz Optics produce a range of polarised, polarised with bi focal and polarised photochromic sunglasses. The range also consists of their new “Floater” floating sunglasses.
Barz also produce their unique “Arfa” sunglass / goggle in their Gold Coast factory.
Coursemaster Autopilots Pty Ltd have specialised in autopilot technology for over 38 years, manufacturing a range of autopilots for sailing and power boats, commercial and leisure vessels. The new CM950 autopilot with convenient course change knob and simple, one-touch function keys, is suitable for both leisure and commercial use. The single unit CM880 commercial autopilot is for workboats and coastal freighters offering specialised features for fine steering control. The innovative CM80i/CM82i autopilots, without rudder sensor units, are suitable for smaller power boats with hydraulic steering and outboard motors.
Commercial and leisure boat skippers around the world acknowledge the performance and reliability of Coursemaster autopilots whether for fishing, charter, tug, power or sailing on vessels ranging from 5 – 150 metres.
Standard Communications is a privately owned Australian company established in 1959. Their Marine Division specialises in design and manufacture of a wide range of electronic products for both recreational and professional markets.
Over the next twelve months, GME will introduce an exciting new series of innovative, cost effective marine electronic products, including 406 MHz, EPIRBs and PLBs, VHF Radio, Broadcast Radio, Antenna & Marine Stereo.
These products, engineered to withstand not only the harsh marine environment, also meet stringent safety and type approval requirements of regulatory authorities around the globe.
Greencorp Marine is a specialist Australian developer and manufacturer of Marine Coatings. After years of research and development Greencorp Marine launched PropGold™, a foul release coating system which prevents sealife from adhering to underwater metal components. Greencorp Marine’s product range also includes a 2 part teak cleaner and a sealer. Their teak products maintain and protect teak decks. Greencorp Marine has distribution in the USA, Europe, Asia/Pacific and the Middle East.
HyDrive Engineering Australia, 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.
KTI is a Hi-tech Australian owned electronic company who for the past 25 years have been engaged in the design and manufacture of a range of electronic safety products including emergency position indicating radio beacons (EPIRBs). Kinetic have also encompassed a range of electronic safety equipment for marine use including Liferaft Locator Beacons and Safety Datum Buoys specifically to the specifications of the Marine Industry and government agencies and the military
Muir Winches specialise in the manufacture of Windlasses and Anchoring systems for vessels from 5m to 150 metres, including Pleasure craft, Mega and Super Yachts, fast ferries, fishing, charter, defence and offshore vessels.
The company has developed a reputation for superior quality products exported to more than 50 countries worldwide.
Muir has firmly established itself as a market leader in the design and manufacture of its products both within Australia and overseas and is renowned for its high quality, performance and reliability.
MultiPanel is an innovative alternative to traditional building materials such as MDF, particle board, marine ply, PVC panels, balsawood core products and other composite materials.
MultiPanel offers a stronger core than traditional foam/composite panels and is easy to form and shape, heat and bend, achieve concave and convex shapes and is compatible with many finishes including polyester, vinyl and epoxy resins.
Palm Plastics designs and manufactures premium unbreakable drink and tableware.
Their mission is to make great products that are user friendly, fit-for-their intended usage and that have an understated elegance.
For the marine and camping markets, they have developed a unique range of drinkware using the 2 shot moulding process that is unbreakable, stable, and stackable and that has a non-slip glow-in-the-dark base.
Poly Flex Group Pty Ltd manufactures an extensive range of Anti-vibration Engine Mounting Systems and Shaft Couplings for the Marine, Industrial, Agricultural, Mining and Power Generation Industries. Since 1981, Poly Flex Group Pty Ltd has developed their range of anti-vibration mounting systems, marine shaft couplings, rudder bearings, hull to deck joining systems and CNC machined steel half couplings along with a range of customized polymer mouldings. Poly Flex has warehouse agents in the US, Canada, South America, UK, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and New Zealand to provide quick and efficient supply to anywhere in the world. Polyflex are markets leaders in advanced polymer technology.
Powerdive was established in 1997 and is the sole manufacturer of a unique 12 volt diving system aimed at the recreational market. The Powerdive system is a surface air supply system which supplies air to the diver/divers via a hose to a regulator. These systems are ideally suited for resort diving, recreational use and underwater boat maintenance.
RELEASE AND RETRIEVE BOAT LATCH
The Release & Retrieve Boatlatch system is an innovative product designed & assembled in South Australia from 316 marine grade stainless steel.
The product will suit most aluminium, fibreglass & wooden boats up to 9 metres. Used on charter boats, professional fishing boats, catamarans, pleasure craft, government agencies such as Transport SA, Fisheries, Sea Rescue and the police.
The system has 2 major parts, the latch sits under the winch plate, the other on the bow. It’s designed for drive on/off trailers & will release & retrieve your boat automatically, thus providing added safety, security, reduced ramp time & hence ramp rage.
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 fit out assistance, design and manufacturing.
Ronstan is 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.
Ronstan has an Architectural Rigging System division that provides structural and aesthetic cable and rod solutions to the architectural market.
SANCTUARY COVE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is an annual four-day event staged at Sanctuary Cove on Australia’s Gold Coast. The Show displays a wide selection of marine products and services including superyachts, luxury power cruisers, power and sail multihulls, trailerable craft, kayaks, jet skis and watercraft plus engines, electronics, navigational gear and marine services. In 2014, the event will run from May 22 – 25.
SOS Marine is a manufacturer of maritime safety equipment and is one of the few companies to purpose-design and manufacture safety and rescue equipment to suit marine work-place requirements. SOS lifejackets are certified to ISO 12402.
They provide specialised lifejackets and man-overboard for naval forces, maritime law enforcements and marine industry professionals as well as the leisure industry. SOS Marine supplies safety equipment to 12 Defence Forces worldwide.
Superior is a Queensland based manufacturer of a variety of marine berthing systems and operates in the commercial and domestic sectors internationally.
Marina systems include Super Elite, Elite, Capri and UMD. Superior also offers a large range of accessories in addition to Hydrolift Boatlifts, boat ramp pontoons and jet ski docks.
Superior has undertaken many significant commercial and government projects around the world inclusive of marinas, jetties, ferry terminals, piling and resort aquatic areas.
The Superior Plastech division of the group manufactures custom plastic products such as marine bollard lightowers, tanks, seats, dock boxes and other custom fittings for marinas and vessels.
TMQ International Pty Ltd is a manufacturer and distributor of marine equipment, based in Brisbane, QLD Australia. They have been designing and manufacturing their own range of Autopilots and accessories for over 30 years.
TMQ’s C-Plot leads the way in providing a powerful computer based chart plotter, easily installed onto a standard PC or laptop. Development is on-going using the most up to date methods and is now compatible with the latest C-Map Max Pro database.
MAGNUM TOP GEAR
Magnum Top Gear is an Australian owned manufacturer of Marine Products.
Their Sydney site manufactures a wide range of products such as heavy duty cutting compound pastes for repairing and refinishing, medium and fine cutting and buffing compounds for polishing, waxes and glazes for surface protection, Metal cleaners and polishes for stainless steel and aluminium.
Magnum Top Gear also manufactures teak washes, teak brighteners and teak sealers.
Magnum Top Gear has developed a gel coat rejuvenation system that comes in a complete kit. This system has a 2 part cleaning stage and will thoroughly remove contaminants including many causes of gel coat yellowing.
High Performance fully CNC machined Propellers and shaftline packages. VEEM specializes in the supply of high performance propulsion system packages. Advanced CNC machining of propellers up to 78″. High manufacturing capacity with short lead times to suit OEM boat builders.