Ocean Magazine : 2 July August 2005
Waeco Pacific moves into marine WAECO Pacific Pty Ltd is always "On The Move". The past 6 years have heralded the introduction and rapid growth in Australia of refrigeration and other mobile solutions by the Australian subsidiary of the 30+ year old German parent company, WAECO International. Now the next phase is in full swing with the implementation of a specialist OEM team ready to service the needs of manufacturers and specialist suppliers to the marine industry. The team is headed by Technical and OEM Sales Manager, Steve Elliott who joined WAECO several years ago after 20 years of Engineering/Quality/Manufacturing experience in refrigeration. Steve is excited by the dynamic nature of the growth leisure markets, particularly marine. Dedicated marine sales specialist, David Kirk has recently started in this newly created position and is a welcome addition to the team. David will focus on the needs of boat and leisure craft manufacturers throughout Australia, as well as specialist suppliers to the marine industry. David has a solid technical background, and now enjoys making a living by dealing every day with the people in the industry he knows and loves. As well as a large range of complete refrigerators, WAECO also offers a comprehensive range of ColdMachine refrigeration systems for building into your own available space. The OEM team is located in the Gold Coast based head office which is in the middle of the largest marine precinct in Australia and can be contacted on 07 5507 6000. industry news Western Australia sails into new yacht venture Residents of Western Australia now have the opportunity to add one more item to their shopping baskets -- a luxury European yacht. Fremantle based Seagreen Marine has been appointed the WA distributor of Princess Motor Yachts and Jeanneau Motor and Sailing Yachts. Mr Watkins, Director of Seagreen Marine, is a Princess Yacht owner himself and was well aware of the quality and features of these luxury European yachts. Consequently, Mr Watkins wanted to be on board to take up the distribution in Western Australia. Demand and interest have been extremely positive in Western Australia so far, with Seagreen Marine importing a new 61ft Princess flybridge cruiser already. While there are a few Princess yachts in WA currently, this will be the first time in the 40 year history of Princess that a new yacht will be directly imported into the state. For further information Contact: Bob Lushey or Steve Green Seagreen Marine on (08) 9335 4093 or firstname.lastname@example.org 22 | ocean WATER MAR K Echomax sounder distributor appointed Riggtech are pleased to announce that they have been appointed sole Australian distributors for the UK's best selling ECHOMAX range of passive radar reflectors. ECHOMAX EM230 and 305 are both SOLAS/Ships Wheel Mark/RORC certified to ISO 8729 which ensures both performance and durability. MCA ECHOMAX sea trials recorded 100% paints at 5 miles plus and tests at QinetiQ have confirmed that ECHOMAX EM230 has nearly four times the peak RCS of the Firdell Blipper. The British RNLI, (the inshore rescue service) has chosen the EM230 Midi as best reflector for their fleet of 400 RIBS replacing the active antenna. During sea trials the ECHOMAX Midi recorded 100% paints at 3.8 miles and 80% paints at 5 miles plus. The Midi is available in both halyard/mast fitting and base mount version. For further information contact Phill Bate +61 2 9997 8100 'Kingfisher Flying High' Kingfisher Cruisers have recently moved to a new 10 Acre site in Yatala [Gold Coast] with the current order bank asserting pressure to increase the factory size and staffing. 'It's a nice problem to have, and with these orders we now have the confidence to go to the next step. Our policy has been to grow slowly and not to become a sausage factory where every boat is exactly the same. We are happy dealing with a limited number of customers who want their individual requirements catered for. We have the room to expand and a forward plan that is now underway' said Per Andresen, director of Kingfisher Cruisers. Current export sales include New Zealand and Hong Kong. So with a full order book until mid 2007, a growing dealer network, overseas sales and a very desirable product, 'Kingfisher is in full flight! For further information contact Per Anderson on 07 3807 2472 Mark Chapman on the move Respected industry identity Mark Chapman is on the expansion trail and has also changed his former company, Chapman Marine, to the Chapman Marine Group. Still operating from the original Birkenhead Point Marina headquarters he has now opened a new facility at the Rose Bay Marina. The group will display one of the largest in-water displays of imported boats seen in Australia at the forthcoming Sydney International Boat Show (July 28-August 2). Four 2005 Chris-Craft boats, comprising three Corsairs (7.62, 8.53 and 10.97-metres) and a stunning 19.91-metre Roamer, described by Chapman as "a gentleman's cruiser." An extensive line up on Regal sport yachts and flybridge cruisers and the all-new Wellcraft range, including the latest 360 Coastal, are sure to attract their share of admirers. Wellcraft's 360 Coastal is the first of a new range of boats designed by the legendary firm, Raymond Hunt and Associates. The group's impressive display will also include five magnificent examples of the Princess range, among them the stunning 20.42-metre flybridge motor yacht carrying a $3.7 million price tag. For further information contact the Chapman Marine Group, telephone (02) 9719-8188 (Birkenhead Point) or (02) 9326-2867 (Rose Bay).
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