Interest in Australian-made fuels increased AIMEX presence in Dubai

AIMEX - Australian stand at Dubai Boat Show 2008
Australian marine manufacturers and service providers will again have strong representation at the Dubai International Boat Show, 3-7 March, via their presence within the Australian Pavilion, organized by the Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX).

The Australian pavilion has grown in size and cements Australia’s position as a key player in the global market.

Twenty-nine Australian marine industry companies will be represented at the show, staged 3-7 March. The show will be a premier platform for AIMEX members to take advantage of opportunities in the emerging Gulf marine market. Despite the current economic climate, the marine export market in Dubai is still seen as having considerable potential.

'There is no question the Middle East is an emerging maritime market offering opportunities across the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait to name a few. These areas in the Middle East have highly active tourism and trade hubs that can support long term maritime ventures' said James Wyndham, Trade Commissioner and Deputy Consul General of Dubai.

The Middle East is the only region in the world that can boast such a huge level of investment in waterfront developments. These massive waterside developments in both Dubai and the surrounding region are generating increased demand for leisure boats, equipment and associated services.

Dubai International Boat Show is the largest leisure marine exhibition in the Middle East. Now in its 16th year, the show continues to be a great opportunity for AIMEX members.

AIMEX is the peak body for the Australian marine export industry, having more than 100 of Australia’s most successful marine companies as members. The members encompass a huge range of marine products and services with manufacturers, designers, consultants, service providers and boat show organizers.

The AIMEX members exhibiting in Dubai include Aqualuma Underwater Lighting, Ausrunner Cruisers, Austral Propellers, Azurra Yachts, Central Coast Marine Installations, Coursemaster Autopilots, d’Albora Marinas, David Bentley Industrial Design, Dermody Diving and Marine Services, Dynamic Products, Fixtech Marine Solutions, GME, Hydrive Engineering, LeisureCat Australia, Mackay Multi-Link, Marina Protection Systems, MultiPanel, Patriot Marine, Poly Flex, Pyrotek Soundguard, Riviera Marine, Sailfish Catamarans, Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, Seawind Catamarans, Southern Stainless, Spear Green Design, Steber International, Superior Jetties and Theodore Marine.

Profiles on AIMEX members at Dubai International Boat Show 2009 include:

Aqualuma Underwater Lighting
Aqualuma world innovators in LED underwater lighting have a comprehensive range of lighting to suit boats of all sizes. They also cater for all types of construction material from timber to steel. Aqualuma is now famous for the one piece non corrosive housing and serviceability without the need to haul the boat.

Ausrunner Cruisers
Ausrunner Sport Cruisers is a luxury marine manufacturer located at Molendinar, Gold Coast, Australia.
Ausrunner specializes in the production of a line of high quality and high performing fiberglass vessels ranging from 28ft to 48ft in length, servicing both International and National markets. The 3700LE won the Australian Boat of the Year in 2002, all other vessels have received 'finalist' awards. CE markings are held on the 3700 series of vessels, all other vessels comply with international standards and comply with USL offshore ratings and are stability certified. CE markings via IMCI are in progress. and

Austral Propellers
Austral manufactures premium propellers for all types of inboard installations ranging from high-performance sports-cruisers and sports-fishers through to sailing yachts, leisure craft, ski-boats, motor yachts and commercial fishing vessels. The company is dedicated to manufacturing high-quality products in particularly short lead times and is the preferred ‘emergency supplier’ for many international boat builders, dealers and charter operators.

Azzura Yachts
Azzura Yachts is the new generation of custom yacht builders. Dedicated to the construction of unique, sophisticated motor and sail vessels, each is built to the individual owner’s required specification. Recognised for delivering distinctive yachts to a discerning clientele, Azzura Yachts works in collaboration with world class designers to turn your vision into reality. Having received an International Superyacht Society Design Award, the name Azzura Yachts is synonymous with quality construction, fine craftsmanship and superior service.

Central Coast Marine Installations
Wicked Wake wakeboard tower and accessories are returning to DIBS for the second year running.
Wicked Wake considers DIBS to be the ideal venue to develop market awareness for their products, support existing distributors & make contact with interested distributors that can develop the companies’ presence in the Middle East and beyond. Wicked Wake wakeboard towers are wholly Australian owned and manufactured to the highest quality standards. The towers are fully adjustable to fit any wakeboard boat.

Coursemaster Autopilots Pty Ltd
Coursemaster Autopilots Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia, has been designing, manufacturing and exporting quality marine autopilots for over 30 years. Commercial and leisure boat skippers around the world acknowledge the superior performance, toughness and reliability of Coursemaster Autopilots whether for a fishing, charter, tug, power or sailing vessel from 5 - 100metres.

d’Albora Marinas
d’Albora Marinas is the leading manager of marine sites in Australia, with a reputation for exemplary service and professionalism. Macquarie Leisure Trust Group, an Australian Stock Exchange-listed company, acquired d’Albora Marinas in January 2000. The union has facilitated a period of significant growth and saw the business become Australia’s largest marina operator, overseeing a portfolio of coveted locations around New South Wales and Victoria. Through the redevelopment of their existing marina sites and the design and construction of new marina facilities d’Albora Marinas have evolved a professional team of marina development expertise. d’Albora Marinas are able to offer this expertise to developers and marina operators in facilitating design, planning, project management, specialist consulting and operational management services from the concept design stage through to commencement of business.

David Bentley Industrial Design
David Bentley Industrial Design is a design consultancy comprising many design specialists offering a comprehensive design capability to the marine industry. Services offered range from marine product design to complete vessel design and build documentation. They can also provide an external creative capability to supplement in house design personnel. Disciplines of Industrial Design, Interior Design and Naval Architecture combine to provide a global design approach to balance aesthetic, ergonomic, performance and marketing requirements. David Bentley Industrial Design have a 30 year record of successfully linking product design with corporate business strategies in a broad spectrum of industries. Their skill is in translating marketing and manufacturing requirements into new products which achieve successful business outcomes.

Dermody Diving and Marine Services
Dermody Diving and Marine Services is a specialist Commercial Diving company whose aim is to provide solutions to c