BOAT SHOWS - Sanctuary Cove plans for 2011

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Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, May 19 to 22

BOAT SHOWS - Sanctuary Cove plans for 2011
BOAT SHOWS — Sanctuary Cove plans for 2011

A world-record attempt, marine seminars and VIP packages are some of the plans announced for this year’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS), starting May 19.

SCIBS general manager events and marketing, Sue Thomson, confirmed a range of initiatives for the 23rd annual Show planned for Thursday, May 19 to Sunday, May 22.

"For the first time, Sanctuary Cove welcomes Marine Queensland as host to a daily schedule of fishing and marine talks and seminars," said Thomson.

Industry and angling experts will present talks and educational sessions on topics encompassing fishing, boat maintenance, trailerboat operation and wider issues in the marine sector. These will be staged at the Marine Village Theatre and in a second venue within the waterfront Marine Village.

In another first, organizers said Queensland Surf Lifesaver, Andrew Abrahams, will attempt to break the world record of one million metres in a rowing machine over five-and-a-half days. His efforts will support the Starlight Foundation, a children’s charity. The Show appearance is a lead-up to his December 2011 marathon attempt to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean, a distance of some 2700nm (5000km).

"These initiatives along with the introduction of VIP packages will add further interest for visitors to the Show," said Thomson.

SCIBS said the
VIP packages introduced in 2011 will include five-star accommodation, helicopter transfers, boat-show entry and a partner pampering package per couple.

"For the serious marine buyer, the Show will continue to attract government delegations and marine businesses eager to see a huge array of marine products and services," Thomson added.

As at mid-February, the SCIBS said it had attracted more than 280 confirmed exhibitors and more than 20 world and Australian marine product releases.

"Sanctuary Cove is on track to reach its traditional large exhibitor tally of more than 400 national and international exhibitors with more than 100 product launches," said Thomson.

Marketed as the place "Where the Marine Business Does Business", SCIBS said it will feature the president of Monte Carlo Yachts, Carla Demaria, as guest speaker at the Australian Marine Industry breakfast staged at the Show on Friday, May 20. Demaria founded Monte Carlo Yachts in Italy, which launched its first model, the Monte Carlo Yachts 76, last September in Europe.

Immediately preceding the Show, Superyacht Australia will stage the first-ever Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Conference on the Gold Coast on May 17 and 18. The conference will provide an overview of key global markets and in particular how Australia, NZ, Asia and the Pacific can work together to drive more business for the region.

"We are confirming exciting new displays virtually daily for the Show," said Thomson.

In the sailing sector, SCIBS says Hunter Yachts is debuting the Hunter e36 to the Australian market; Seawind will launch in Australia its new Corsair brand with the release of the C37 trimaran; and, Team Windcraft displays the Hanse 355 in a national debut.

SCIBS said a comprehensive range of marine products and services will also be displayed, with electronics, engines, navigational and safety gear, and superyacht services.

According to show organisers, exhibitor Contender Sailcloth, representing Selden Mast, is displaying the Selden Reversible Winch in a national launch, while syndicated yacht ownership company, Yachtshare, will unveil its new Seawind catamaran syndicate.

Icom Australia is releasing its MA-500TR Class B Automatic Identification System (AIS) Transponder and IC-M412 Marine VHF Transceiver, while RWB Marine is showcasing a range of Plastimo products including compasses and water tanks.

"The pavilion is fully booked and the Superyacht Australia Pavilion is around 75 per cent booked out," said Thomson. "On-water and hardstand display bookings are still going strong."

Club Marine is a confirmed sponsor for the 2011 event. Media partners include Trade-a-Boat,, Channel 7, 4KQ, and 92.5 Gold FM. Maritime Safety Queensland is a government supporter.

As in past years, visitor tickets can be purchased online. Online ticket prices are $22 one-day adult; $19 one-day concession; $40 two-day adult and $75 four-day adult. Children 14 years and under have free entry. See the website for full terms. Australian Marine Industry Breakfast and VIP package tickets will be available in March.

For further information, contact the Boat Show office, phone (07) 55 77 6011 (+61 7 55 776011) or visit

Disclaimer: Information is supplied in good faith by Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show and its contractors.

Power Boats over 50ft (15.24m)

Diverse Projects — World launch
NZ exhibitor Diverse Projects is showcasing Black Pearl, a 31.5m long-range superyacht designed by Craig Loomes of LoMocean Design. The vessel has been built to Germanischer Lloyd 100 A5 class survey with no expense spared on equipment. The interior is designed by Chris Connell of Melbourne fame and constructed by Specialist Marine Interiors in Whangarei. The vessel is launched on the world market at Sanctuary Cove with an expected completion date in early 2011. Diverse Projects specialises in building bespoke long-range motoryachts. Contact: Lars Bjorklund, Diverse Projects Ltd, phone +64 9 358 5331, +64 21 575 101 or visit

Formula Cruisers — World launch
Formula Cruisers is launching on the world market the Icon 54C range. A development of the successful Icon 54, the 54C features a larger fully-enclosed flybridge with forward helm and aft bulkhead complete with electric drop-down window. Slightly longer than the previous versions, this new model provides a more versatile, cruising-oriented space. The Icon 54C on display at Sanctuary Cove showcases the latest styling for the Formula range with a new frameless-window design. "Having seen and admired earlier more fishing-oriented Icon 54s, the vessel owners challenged us to design and build a boat focused more on family cruising with three generations onboard," said Formula Cruisers sales and marketing manager, Troy Woods. Contact: Troy Woods, Formula Cruisers, phone +64 416 4836, +64 21 555 344 or visit

Maritimo — World launch
Maritimo will unveil its sleek new M60 Series II Motoryacht in a world launch at Sanctuary Cove along with the M48. The company will also display an enclosed version of the Aegean A55. Taking much of the styling from the second generation M56 Motoryacht launched at Sanctuary Cove in 2009, the two new motoryachts lose the trademark ‘wings’ incorporated into the bridge and feature refreshed interior styling and updated flybridges. Maritimo will have a total of 10 boats at the 2011 Show including three Sports Cabriolets, the new Aegean A55 enclosed flybridge as well as three Motoryachts and three Offshore Convertibles. The total retail value of the display is around $15 million. For more information, visit

Riviera — World launches
Riviera will launch two new models into the world market at Sanctuary Cove — the 53 Flybridge and 61 Series II Flybridge. The 53 Enclosed Flybridge is a new generation of luxury, technology and personal customisation. Designed from the keel up using Riviera’s Uni-Graphics NX 3D CAD software system, the 53 has been developed in-house by the Riviera design team after nearly two years of detailed consultation with boat owners around the globe. The resulting vessel has considerable internal volume. The new 53 has three cabins and two bathrooms and is the first Riviera flybridge in the 50ft range to offer a full-beam master stateroom with king-sized bed and large en suite. Port and starboard alarmed opening portholes bring light and fresh air below. The 53 is the first Riviera in this size bracket to offer an enclosed flybridge with spacious seating for a party of 10. In a separate launch, the new 61 series II will be released at the Show. This model has groundbreaking engineering and design enhancements in a luxurious long-range and highly capable offshore vessel. It is available in either enclosed or open configuration. In the master suite, a queen-sized bed aligned fore and aft, now takes advantage of the large portlights. The newly-designed hull windows bring a flood of light and fresh air into the main cabin to port. The 61 Series II features three bathrooms. Overlooking the cockpit is the spacious enclosed flybridge, featuring forward helm and aft docking station. The open flybridge option features an aft helm with U-shaped lounge around a convertible table with a settee opposite. For more info, click on

Power Boats under 50ft (15.24m)

Clipper Motor Yachts — World launch
Clipper Motor Yachts is releasing the Cordova 45 for the first time at a world boat show at Sanctuary Cove. This is the latest model in the company’s semi-displacement Cordova series. The new model features walkaround decks, a large cockpit, elegant teak timberwork throughout the interior and comfortable two-cabin accommodation with a large bathroom. The Cordova 45 is powered by a single 305hp or twin 305hp QSB Cummins diesels offering cruising speeds from nine to 17kts. The two-cabin layout has an option for single or twin engines. The Clipper on-water display at Sanctuary Cove includes four boats —a Heritage 36 featuring new interior fitout, the new Cordova 45, a Cordova 48 and the flagship Cordova 60 collectively valued at more than $4.3 million. Clipper will also announce a range of developments at the Show including detailed plans for its Hudson Bay range and a new flagship model. For more info, visit

Integrity Motor Yachts — World launch
The Integrity 320 Sedan makes a world boat-show debut at Sanctuary Cove. This is the first time the vessel has been displayed at any boat show in the world. Taking inspiration from the popular 350 MkII Motor Yacht, this new model offers full head height in an open-plan entertaining layout. There is a roomy saloon with teak floors and a full dinette, which drops down to sleep two. The galley has Corian benchtops. A huge undercover cockpit offers space for entertaining while wide, walkaround sidedecks make this boat easy to berth with only three easy steps from the wheelhouse to the wharf. This model is powered by a 150hp Iveco six-cylinder engine including a bowthruster. Integrity Motor Yachts are made in China. The displacement-style cruisers start at 32ft and range up to 60ft. Contact: Brett Flanagan and Peter Hill, phone (07) 55 46 2999 or go to

ipmarine — Australian launch
Exhibitor ipmarine is showcasing two models of new Linssen vessels for the first time in Australia. The exhibitor, situated in pavilion A at booth 221, will disclose information on the Linssen 43 Wheelhouse and Linssen 45 Variotop at the Show, both part of the new Linssen Range Cruiser line-up only released to the world market late 2010. The 43 Wheelhouse model is 13.9m by 4.35m with a draft of 1.2m. The Variotop at 14.45m by 4.4m offers a one-top cabrio patented by Linssen. The owner can enjoy fine weather in an open cockpit or close it with one touch. Linssen Yachts are made in Holland with more than 65 years building-experience. The Linssen Steel yachts have a CE classification A suitable for the world’s seven oceans. The exhibitor will also have information on the Linssen Grand Sturdy 25.9 hybrid. Exhibitor ipmarine will have some model versions available, videos and information catalogues. Contact: Peter Burkhalter, phone (07) 4093 9889 or see

Mustang — World launch
Mustang sportscruiser brand makes a much-anticipated return at Sanctuary Cove with two boats on-water. The two-cabin 32 Sports Cruiser is unveiled in a world release. One boat is powered by a single 375hp petrol engine and sterndrive, while the other boat is powered by a 350hp turbo-diesel and sterndrive. CEO Bill Barry-Cotter said engine brands have yet to be decided. A three-side enclosed cockpit and entertaining area has a forward helm, a galley and large L-shaped lounge, which runs along the port side and curves around the transom. A dinette table can be lowered on an electric activator to turn this lounge into a daybed. Forward, a companionway leads to a master cabin with an island double-bed and hanging lockers. A second bunk cabin is on the starboard side and the bathroom, complete with separate shower stall, is on the port side. The new Mustang 32 Sports Cruiser will be competitively priced at a little more than $200,000. According to Barry-Cotter, more than half the Mustang production overtime will go to USA markets. For more info, click on

Sail and Sailing Related Products

Contender Sailcloth
Contender Sailcloth is presenting a complete range of Fibercon Sailcloth made with Fibercon high-tenacity and UV-resistant yarn. The fibre has helped create what the company calls the tightest woven sailcloth available in the world today. Fibercon is a high-tenacity yarn, which means it is low-stretch and has a high-breaking strength. The company has added UV blockers to the Fibercon polymer offering the highest UV resistance available in any sailcloth. Contact: Jan Scholten, phone (02) 9997 4099 or go to

Hunter Yachts
— Australian launch

Australian company US Yachts exhibiting at the Show as Hunter Yachts is debuting the Hunter e36 to the Australian market. The e36 boasts the new, sleek design found on the Hunter 39 and Hunter 50. The hull design has been further advanced with the coupling of the stern reflex with a bow hollow creating an effect that mimics a longer overall hydrodynamic waterline, which increases hull speed. The deck features a more modern profile with large side windows ensuring more interior light, while the cockpit has been lengthened and bolstered by a fold-down swimplatform. The e36 still retains its telescopic stainless steel ladder, which allows swimmers to re-board easily. The longer cockpit gives a more airy master aft cabin. The new e36 is available in a performance-enhanced version with a deep-draft lead keel, upgraded winches, spinnaker gear including a retractable bowsprit and a larger wheel. Other features include a folding propeller, fat-top mainsail for increased mainsail power and the removal of the swimplatform to save on weight. Contact: US Yachts, phone (02) 9281 4422 or click on

Multihull Solutions
— Asia-Pacific launches

Multihull Solutions is staging the Asia-Pacific launches of the Salina 48 Evolution as well as the revamped Orana 44 sailng catamaran at Sanctuary Cove. With upgrades inspired by Fountaine Pajot’s exclusive Flagship range, the new Salina 48 Evolution features a new interior design, improved helm station, upgraded galley and roomier cabins. Emulating a gourmet commercial kitchen, the Salina 48 Evolution’s galley features dark Corian benchtops, a four-burner stainless steel stove, brushed stainless steel sink, customised timber cabinetry and excellent storage. The vessel features an improved saloon with elegant dining table that seats eight guests. The new version of Fountaine Pajot’s Orana 44 features a new interior design including improved galley, larger bathroom and new cherrywood timber fitout. Contact: Mark Elkington, phone 0401 045 228 or see

Seawind — Australian launch
Seawind will launch to Australia its new Corsair brand at Sanctuary Cove with the release of the new C37 trimaran. The Australian company will unveil a completely new interior layout for its flagship Seawind 1250, with new beech timberwork and luxurious leather upholstery. Seawind marketing manager, Brent Vaughan said the company was excited to bring the Corsair brand together with Seawind to the Show. Seawind announced the acquisition of Corsair in October 2010. The two companies have products and manufacturing processes that strongly complement each other. Seawind and Corsair will have a total of five boats at the Show including the new-layout Seawind 1250, an 1160, and 1000XL model. The Corsair C37 is on display along with the 24ft Dash trimaran, which was recently nominated for European Boat of the Year, initiated by YACHT magazine and presented at boot Dusseldorf. Contact: Brent Vaughan, phone (02) 4285 9985 or log on

Selden Mast — Australian launch
Contender Sailcloth, which represents Selden Mast, is unveiling in Australia the Selden Reversible Winch in a national launch. The ingenious feature of the new Selden winches is that the sailor can let the rope out by reversing the winch drum. The purpose-made winch handle has a knob that is pushed down with your thumb to prepare the winch for reverse drive. The winch handle is rotated clockwise and the rope is eased out. The rope remains in the self-tailing jaws all the time, which means it is a one-hand operation to trim the sheet, the halyard or the windward guy. For the family cruising sailor, one-handed operation means safety; no hands are even close to the drum when easing out the rope. In rough conditions, you can hold on with your free hand. Singlehanded sailors can steer and trim at the same time. The unit was awarded overall winner of the coveted DAME Award 2010, which recognises innovation at the Netherlands’ METS trade show. The reversible winch also won the Pittman Innovation Award 2011 in the US. Contact: Jon Kimberley, phone (02) 9997 4099 or visit;

Special Olympics Sailing
Special Olympics Sailing will be at the Show promoting the involvement of sailing at the upcoming Special Olympics World Summer Games to be staged in Athens, Greece in June this year. Members of the Australian team, Belinda Hill and Sonja Gilmore, will be at the Show. Members of the Southport Yacht Club and Sailability Gold Coast devote three days per week towards training. These personnel also visit interstate to train with the Australian squad. Contact: Barry Coates, phone 0402 629 580 or email:

Windcraft — Australian release
Exhibitor Team Windcraft will display the Hanse 355 in an Australian release at Sanctuary Cove. The exhibitor will also showcase the Hanse 445 and the Moody 41 Classic. The Hanse 355 is the bigger sister to the 325. This model features a curvy new interior with the hull, deck and cockpit redesigned to complement the changes to the rig. Additional features include a new transom design with an integrated bathing platform. Two- and three-cabin layouts are available with extensive choices in interior upholstery design. The T-speed keel results in a low centre of gravity and improved righting moment. The Hanse 445 is part of the new Five Series for the 2010-11 year. Designed by Judel/Vrolijk and Co, this vessel has distinctive deck lines with flush hatches. The mast is tapered with discontinuous rigging and a self-tacking headsail. Features on the deck of the 13.52m vessel include walkabout bow stowage, an integrated self-tracking track and a two-spreader rig with discontinous rigging. The exhibitor will also display the Moody 41 Classic. This yacht was designed by Bill Dixon with interior designer Mark Tucker. Distinctive features include vertical stern and oval windows. Options include twin single berths in the forward cabin or an island bed. Windcraft Australia is the importer of Hanse and Moody Yachts for Australia and NZ. For more info, see

Yachtshare —
Australian service launch

Syndicated yacht ownership pioneer Yachtshare will reveal its new Seawind catamaran syndicate at Sanctuary Cove this year. The new Seawind 1000XL catamaran, to be based in Manly, Brisbane, offers owners immediate access to Moreton Bay and the islands. Full details of the syndicate will be revealed at the Show. Yachtshare CEO Barry Pares said the boat will be fully serviced, fully maintained and fully managed on behalf of owners. "We are offering 10 shares in the new boat," said Pares. The boat offers four cabins and an enclosed bathroom, while the saloon and cockpit combine into one large living and entertainment area with enough room to sail with up to 22 people aboard. All Yachtshare boats offer premium walk-on, walk-off services including galley utensils, crockery and cutlery for up to eight people. Yachtshare owners retain equity in their vessels, which means they share the proceeds when their boat is sold after a three-year ownership period. Owners are assured of equitable use of their boat through an online-calendar. They nominate the day or days they wish to use the boat by simply ticking the days on their calendar. Special days such as public holidays are shared equally by owners over the three-year term. A share in the Seawind 1000XL is priced at $48,500 plus $750 per month ongoings. Contact: Wayne Woodward, Yachtshare, phone (0438) 722 888 or visit

Engines and Propulsion

All4Solar — World release
All4Solar presents the world launch of the Aquawatt, the world’s most powerful electric outboard motor. All4Solar’s Dominic de Vries said the engine offers a unique and advanced environmentally-friendly electric drive producing an output of 30hp. Aquawatt motors are built in Austria, where restrictions to use petrol engines on lakes have led to an increasing demand of advanced electric boat engines. The new 30hp engine can achieve speeds of more than 50kmh (28kts) with a 4m boat. de Vries said Aquawatt engines (both inboard and outboard) are based on reliable AC motors, which produce a high thrust and operate almost maintenance free. de Vries said electric motor advantages include avoidance of greenhouse or poisonous gas emissions, while improvements with battery technology allows for use of motors for longer distances including the combination of a solar system and diesel generator.
Contact: Dominic de Vries, phone (0400) 275 866 or visit

Cummins is displaying the 480hp QSB5.9, the 600hp QSC8.3 and the 715hp QSM11 Zeus models at Sanctuary Cove. The company will be promoting the fact that these three Zeus models are available in triple and quadruple configurations. The new engines and multiple configurations mean the Zeus 3000 series technology, complete with joystick control, autopilot and Skyhook station keeping, covers a range from a total installed power of 710hp (2 x 355hp QSB5.9) through to a whopping 2860hp (4 x 715hp QSM11). Engine ranges thus can be applicable for small sportsfish boats and cruisers up to fast yachts approaching 100ft. The company has also added to its Zeus 3000 series lineup with an expansion to include the GSM 11-litre engines at 715hp, currently Cummins MerCruiser Diesel’s (CMD) largest and most powerful engine. CMD has an innovative Zeus pod-drive system, which offers the best features of inboards with the benefit of joystick control at slow speeds. The joystick controls the drive-by-wire steering, throttle and shifting in an intuitive manner, so simple hand movements are translated into vectored thrust and complex boat manoeuvres. Zeus pods are tunnel mounted, so the pods are largely shielded from debris in the water by the hull of the boat. Contact: Paul Zeinert, phone (07) 3710 4700 or go to;

Accessories, Personal Watercraft, and Marine Products and Services

DeckHardware is now distributing JDC Electronic SA to the Australian market. JDC is dedicated to the development and manufacturing of sport instruments. The JDC range includes the Skywatch series 1-4, Eole 1, Meteos 1 and Geos. The patented transmission system uses magnetic transmission for speedometers. The Skywatch xplorer 4 is suitable for competitive sailors, windsurfers and kite surfers, and features windspeed, maximum windspeed, temperature measuring range (-40°C deg to 80°C deg). Other features include calculation of wind-chill factor, electronic compass in degrees, absolute pressure from 300 to 1100hPA Relative pressure with calibration, altitude and weather forecast. Exhibitor DeckHardware is a family-run business. Contact: Melissa Yeomans, phone (02) 9905 9400 or go to

Flexiteek Oceania
Flexiteek Oceania has enjoyed a huge increase in business since establishing in Australia seven years ago. The company’s Paul Enders describes Sanctuary Cove as "incredibly important" to the company’s sales and marketing. Attendance at the 2009 Show generated sales and leads, which accounted for 58 per cent of total Australian sales during that calendar year. The company’s participation as an exhibitor in 2010 has led to more than 60 per cent of total Australian sales. The synthetic and heat-welded materials can produce a strong and watertight panel, which can be used on decking. The synthetic product is UV stable, comes with a five-year warranty and offers advantages over traditional teak, which can colour and split over time. Flexiteek is sold in more than 40 countries. The company supplied a complete decking system to luxury catamaran Necker Belle, which is owned by Sir Richard Branson. Contact: Paul Enders, phone (02) 4322 2220; 0438 350 688 or log on

Icom (Australia)
Icom Australia is releasing the MA-500TR Class B Automatic Identification System (AIS) Transponder and the IC-M412 Marine VHF Transceiver. The MA-500TR offers a cost-effective entry option into chartplotting. AIS is an automated tracking system used by ships, marine emergency service organisations and other maritime bodies. It allows vessel positions and courses to be displayed graphically on-screen and provides important information such as MMSI (Maritime Mobile Service Identity) numbers, speeds and vessel names. The MA-500TR unit features one depth for 30 minutes water ingress protection and is made in Japan to strict quality standards. As a transponder rather than a receiver, it also sends out the user’s information, which allows a vessel to be visible to other vessels. A GPS receiver is included in the box, while the unit features a full dot-matrix display. The exhibitor is also showcasing the IC-M412 Marine VHF Transceiver. This supersedes the IC-M411 model and can integrate with Icom’s MA-500TR AIS Transponder. This unit can continually monitor Channel 16 while scanning in the event that a distress call comes through. The DSC-enabled VHF radio is important for water safety as many Australian marine rescue organisations use DSC to monitor coastal activity. A total of 100 MMSI (Maritime Mobile Service Identity) numbers can be programmed into the transceiver. For more info, see

Ocean Solutions —
Australian release

Ocean Solutions is releasing to Australia the Comfort Seat Lounge, manufactured by WIC in the Netherlands. Similar to the award-winning Comfort Seat classic, the Lounge is suitable for boats, pools or at the beach. All seats are made with durable marine-grade components for years of trouble-free comfort and enjoyment. They feature a waterproof PVC non-skid base and are upholstered in durable Sunbrella fabric and have a handy shoulder strap for carrying. The unit offers a perfect position for relaxation with the internal 14-point adjustable-hinge system. The seat is available in three colours — navy and white stripe, captain’s navy, and dark sand. Contact: Ocean Solutions, phone 1300 791 432 or visit

Pyrotek is participating in the creation of the NZ superyacht Black Pearl, which will be displayed in a world release at Sanctuary Cove. Pyrotek Noise Control’s acoustic insulation has been chosen for fitting throughout the 31.5m motoryacht. Pyrotek Noise Control is renowned for manufacturing some of the most advanced vibration, noise control and fire protection materials in the world. Noise control products supplied to the vessel include Quadzero, Soundpaint SP150, Soundamp DC30, Sylomer, and Centek Marine Mufflers. Pyrotek fireproofing materials Fyrewrap and Isover Ultimate were used in the engineroom, which must be rated A60 to meet classifications. Contact: Bruce Hermes, phone (0416) 146 806 or log on

Rivergate Alley
Rivergate Alley launches at Sanctuary Cove. Rivergate Alley is exhibiting in the Superyacht Pavilion with a range of marine services including Gateway Marine, Goodline Trim, Lex Baddiley Marine Engineers, Millennium Marine AUST (MAA), Seamech and Rivergate Marina and Shipyard. "Rivergate has access to all the contractors and services a boat owner could want — a true one-stop shop," explained Rivergate’s general manager, Steve Fisher. "So what better way to exhibit at the Show with a shipwright, a trimmer, an engineer, a painter, a mechanic and a yard," he said.
Rivergate Marina and Shipyard is promoting upgrades and extensions to the facilities and shipyard, based on the Brisbane River. The facility has marina berths plus a shipyard with hardstand and enclosed sheds serviced by 300- and 75-tonne travel lifts.
First-time exhibitor Gateway Marina has played a role in extensive refits of superyachts Seabreeze and Lion Heart.
Goodline Trim will feature a launch of the redesigned pontoon fendering system Super Fender at Sanctuary Cove.
Another first-time Sanctuary Cove exhibitor is Lex Baddiley Marine Engineers, whose services include customised propeller and shaft repairs, propspeeding and structural engineering.
Millennium Marine AUST has completed seven superyacht repaints in the last 18 months, while Seamech is dedicated Volvo Penta, Hamilton Jet, Kohler and Onan mechanics. Contact: Clare Green, phone (07) 3907 1600; 0403 050 991 or click on

R.W.B. Marine

Exhibitor RWB Marine is showcasing a range of Plastimo products including compasses and water tanks. RWB Marine will also have a working model of Jabsco’s Par Max 7 deckwash pump. Jabsco product development manager David Palmer (from ITT) is coming out from the UK to visit the Show for the first time. Jabsco makes a wide range of marine goods including pumps as well as spotlights and bilge blowers. Contact: R.W.B. Marine NSW, phone (02) 93196027, email: or R.W.B. Marine Qld, phone (07) 5502 7933

SatCom Global — World launch
SatCom Global introduces Horizon on the world market at Sanctuary Cove. The new suite of products incorporates unique SmartPacket data-compression technology designed to optimise voice and data management, dramatically cutting the cost of communication for boat owners. Horizon features ultra-low-bandwidth VoIP from as low as 2kbps and an integrated suite of optimised data applications. The Horizon Multi VoIP Unit provides eight analogue phone ports for simultaneous calls, which can be set-up at remote and office locations. Horizon users can direct dial any Horizon registered handset without the need to go through the PSTN (public switched telephone network), allowing them greater savings. The Horizon Desktop software incorporates real-time instant text messaging, email compression, web acceleration and SoftPhone with voicemail capability in one convenient application. For more info, see


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