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Australians set to embrace global arena at METS 2012

'Australians at METS'    AIMEX ©

Once again, the Australian Pavilion is a hive of activity at the world’s largest equipment trade show; METS – the Marine Equipment Trade Show 2012. The Australian Pavilion exhibitors behold high quality, innovative products many well established within the global arena and others new to the market.

Located in Hall 11, some 30 Australian marine export businesses will be in Amsterdam to do business. These include; Austral Propellers, Adit Marine, Aqualuma Marine Lighting, Austral Propellers, Barniclerid, Barz Optics, Coursemaster Autopilots, Glowfast Marine, GME, Happy Captain, Hydrive Engineering, Kinetic, Marine OEM Supply, Marine Tech Industries Australia, Marine Tuft, Muir Winches, MultiPanel, Palm Plastics, PolyFlex Group, PowerDive, Raeline,
Release & Retrieve Boatlatch, Ronstan International, Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, SOS Marine, Steber International, Superior Jetties, TMQ, Top Gear Marine, VEEM Propellers and Vuplex (see company profiles below).

The Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) and exhibitors will host the highly sought after invitation only networking event; The Australian Outback Party where Australian food and wine will accompany a vibrant evening of networking and entertainment on Wednesday 14 November. This event is held in the Outback Café alongside the Australian Pavilion in Hall 11.

New to the world and innovative products to look out for include the Palm Plastics recently launched Marc Newson designed range of unbreakable drinkware, the Happy Captain innovative boathook designed to make mooring a boat safe and simple and Barnicle Rid an electronic anti fouling system that prevents barnacle growth. Marine Tuft will also be displaying their new carpet colour range.

Australian Exporter of the Year VEEM Propellers will be at METS 2012 as well as other industry stalwarts Steber International, Aqualuma Marine Lighting, Muir Winches and PolyFlex Group.

The Australian marine export industry has been resilient throughout the challenges of the current economic climate, many businesses diversifying and developing their products ensuring new to the world, competitive, high quality and innovative wares available in the market. Visit Hall 11 – The Australian Pavilion alongside the Outback Café.

More at www.aimex.asn.au


ADIT MARINE
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 – no chemicals are required to be used, and so no chemicals are released into the environment – saving our waterways. www.aditmarine.com.au

AQUALUMA MARINE 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.

Today, Aqualuma is a Global company which operates sales, service centres in Europe, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. Though Patented worldwide and distributed in over 30 Countries, Aqualuma’s products remain proudly designed and manufactured in Australia. www.aqualuma.com

AUSTRAL PROPELLERS
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.
www.australpropeller.com.au

BARNACLERID
Barnaclerid is the electronic anti fouling system that prevents barnacle growth on your boat’s hull and submerged running gear shafts props, by creating an invisible copper ion cloud under the vessel preventing barnacles from attaching. This green friendly product does not harm barnacles or any marine life. It simply creates and environment unfriendly to Barnacles so they will stay away!
The benefits include reducing lift fees, no more scrubbing and scraping and no more anti-foul worries

Tested in all states of Australia – continually for over 3 years.
Our system has achieved 100% satisfaction of no Barnacle growth with all of our customers all over Australia: A record we’re proud of!
Our system comes with full installation requirements including; a custom wiring loom (made to your boats specs), nylon covered poly-core cord with 316 Stainless steel clips attached, waterproof Deutsch plugs to simply plug and play, a user manual, a container to store your barnaclerid system whilst cruising and support contacts via mobile or email 24 hours 7 days a week to help with any questions.
www.barnaclerid.com.au

BARZOPTICS
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.
www.barzoptics.com

COURSEMASTER AUTOPILOTS
Coursemaster Autopilots Pty Ltd, Sydney Australia, and specialising in autopilot technology for over 38 years, manufactures 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. www.coursemaster.com

GLOWFAST MARINE
Glowfast Marine integrates high quality luminous properties into products for safety and performance. Glowfast products are purpose built to withstand extreme weather conditions and salt while maintaining their integrity. Glowfast Marine is currently involved with the Volvo Ocean Race and has won both line and handicap honors in past Sydney-Hobart and Melbourne-Osaka yacht races. sales@glowfast.com

GME
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. www.gme.net.au

HAPPY CAPTAIN
At last, a boathook designed to make mooring a boat safe and simple. Not just a boathook, it’s a whole new way of mooring, docking and caring for boats. The hook-end is specially designed to easily scoop a mooring line from a dock and deliver it back to the users hands. When fitted with the (provided) shuttle and mooring-leader rope, it will magically thread the rope through a dock cleat or mooring buoy ring.
It has a carbon fibre outer pole and it has no parts that can corrode. The trigger-controlled triple extension pole retracts to 1 meter (3ft 3 inches) for easy stowing and extends to near 3 meters (9 ft) for useful reach. It glows in the dark so that a user can find it at night, and it floats. It will not electrocute you if you use it (with the optional paint-roller adapter fitted to the pole) for painting round the house.
The attachment mechanism on the triple-extension pole allows the boat-hook end to be swapped for useful optional sea-tools from the Happy Captain product range, such as high quality deck brushes, a fish-spear cluster, or a lap-pool leaf-scoop net, and many more.
The Happy Captain product range includes smart, useful, and easy-wearing apparel, such as wind and waterproof Pocket jackets, T-shirts and hats. www.happycaptain.com.au


HYDRIVE ENGINEERING
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. www.hydrive.com.au

KINETIC
KTI is an Hi-tech Australian owned Electronic company based in Cheltenham a suburb of Melbourne in Victoria 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) also encompassing 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
www.kti.com.au

MARINE OEM SUPPLY
Marine OEM Supply is committed to supplying quality marine products as well as producing custom cast stainless steel and alloy components. We manufacture and distribute across various industries, a range of cast products under the trade marked name of Arctic Steel™. We offer a range of products specific to the marine industry but can also work with you to develop, prototype and manufacture your own custom designs for Marine, Mining, Automotive and Construction.
www.marineoemsupply.com

MARINE TECH INDUSTRIES
Marine Tech Industries Australia manufacture: high spec marine seating, helm seat pedestals and table pedestals. Marine Tech also specialise in the design and manufacture of custom products to suit your application.
Products are manufactured from Aluminium or Stainless Steel with a range of options suitable for all areas of the marine industry, from powerboats to super yachts.
www.marinetechindustries.com.au

MARINE TUFT
Marine Tuft are Australian manufacturers of Marine Grade Carpets using the highest grade yarns suitable for both indoor and outdoor usages.
Manufactured in both 2 Metre and 4 Metre widths to suit most decks and is produced to create both the look of teak. With other patterns available to suit all interior/exterior applications for your craft.
www.marinetuft.com.au

MUIR WINCHES
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.
www.muir.com.au

MULTIPANEL
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.
www.multipanel.com.au

PALM PLASTICS
Palm Plastics designs and manufactures premium unbreakable drink and tableware.
Our 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, we 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.

Our goal is to be a leading international supplier of marine and camping drink and tableware. In Australia, Palm is now the leading supplier of unbreakable drinkware. In North America and Europe, distribution centres have been established to support our growing number of retailers and distributors.
Our aspirations are built upon our Asian competitive manufacturing cost structure and our passion for quality and excellence. Our skills have been honed in the tough automotive market where our products are found on GM, Ford, Toyota, Porsche, Hyundai and Volvo vehicles.
Palm Plastics offers a concept to finished product service.
www.palmproducts.com.au

POLYFLEX GROUP
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.
www.polyflex.com.au

RAE-LINE
Rae-Line has been manufacturing boat seats for over 30 years and we pride ourselves on our ability to continue to upgrade our range with new and innovative products. In June 2005, we introduced 6 new seats and a range of Fish Boxes, giving us Australia’s largest range of boat seats. We are confident that we will have a seat combination to suit any budget, boat and taste.
www.raeline.com.au

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. A MARRIAGE SAVER, for the skipper.
www.boatlatch.com

RONSTAN INTERNATIONAL
Ronstan, 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.
www.ronstan.com.au

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 2013, the event will mark the milestone 25th anniversary and plans are well underway to celebrate past achievements and welcome the future.
http://www.sanctuarycoveboatshow.com.au

SOS MARINE
SOS Marine is a DNV ISO9001 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.
www.sosmarine.com

STEBER INTERNATIONAL
Stebercraft Pty Ltd is not only one of Australia’s major luxury boat builders; it is also one of the Pacific’s best fibreglass commercial boat manufacturers.
Vessels range from 6m - 21 m LOA
Specialising in purpose built fibreglass boats, the wide range of highly successful proven Steber designs have been utilised for commercial fishing, diving and sightseeing charter, police, patrol and rescue operations, paramilitary, utility, and professional sport and game fishing work.
Stebercraft take pride in delivering vessels with high performance, reliable operation and easy maintenance which are a pleasure to own and operate.
www.steber.com.au

SUPERIOR JETTIES
Superior Jetties 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 Jetties 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.
www.superiorjetties.com

TMQ
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.
www.tmq.com.au

MAGNUM TOP GEAR
Magnum Top Gear is an Australian owned manufacturer of Marine Products.
We have been in business for 45 years.
Our 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.
www.topgear.net.au

VEEM PROPELLERSM
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.
www.veem.com.au

VUPLEX
VuPlex Group Pty. Ltd. have been manufacturing VuPlex since 2008 and have established VuPlex firmly in the Australian market.
VuPlex is a highly effective and easy to use Plastic cleaning & protective product ideal for the marine environment. VuPlex will keep all the marine craft plastics clean and protected, and if already damaged VuPlex can revive cloudy milky clears to a near new look, by leaving a fine layer of hard wearing product which will help protect from further damage. Vuplex has recommendation letters from leading Australian leisure vessel & vehicle manufacturers.
www.vuplex.com


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Extreme Sailing Series -Sydney Land Rover recognises talent   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Medal Race Images   
Extreme Sailing Series: Alinghi dons ESS Crown, Oman Air wins award   
18ft Skiffs: Rooklyn scores win in Syd. Barnett Jr. Memorial Trophy   
ISAF Sailing World Cup: Fan cranks up for final Melbourne day + Videos   
Miami Star Winter Series - Commodores Cup Day 1   
Extreme Sailing Series: Delayed coverage - Day 4 +Audio *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng score another excellent result   
Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series - Fleet rumbles in Miami   
Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave, Muscat see championship bid slip   
2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - From acorns grow oaks   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel (NED) wins Leg 2   
2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - Oakcliff Ocean Racing Team wins   
Extreme Sailing Series: Day 3 image gallery from Sydney Harbour *Feature   
The Extreme Sailing Series™ - Action-packed day on Sydney Harbour   
Early Christmas presents for ISAF Sailing World Cup medallists + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2 finish - Team Brunel wins from Dongfeng *Feature   


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