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Australia’s boating community
Despite all the
available, boat owners
still use word of mouth
find the best marine
businesses and have
to call around to get quotes for the essential
services they need.
Our mission is to support the growth
and development of the boating industry
by providing online services that simplify
communication, commerce, and the sharing
of information. We’re the extra set of hands
ever y boat owner needs.
Deckee also enables every boat owner
to share reviews and local knowledge about
locations along the coastline, creating the
ultimate online resource for the boating
An estimated five million Australians enjoy
the boating lifestyle, making it one of the most
popular recreational activities in the country.
This translates to 1M boat owners spending $2B
ever y year on storage, ser vices and products.
Businesses can join the Deckee network
for a recurring monthly fee.
available at BCF
Australian manufacturer MagicEzy has
announced that their innovative DIY boat
repair products will soon be available in all 117
BCF stores throughout Australia. BCF Boating
Camping Fishing is the largest outdoor retailer
in Australia and is recognised for having the
widest quality product range and most helpful
team members in the market.
MagicEzy products were developed to
enable anyone to quickly and easily repair
chips, scrapesand hairline cracks on a variety
of surfaces including fibreglass boats. They
come as a one-part, coloured formulation
complete with built-in applicator. This means
there is no need to paint over the repair and
no tools are required. An added bonus is
that the products are completely non-toxic.
Since launching in Januar y 2014, MagicEzy
has grown significantly. The company now
exports its revolutionary DIY repair products
to 10 countries around the world including
United States, Brazil, UK, France andGermany.
MagicEzy – www.magicezy.com
PRODUCT & INDUSTRY REVIEW
enter Multihull Market
The Windcraft Group have signed a long
term agreement as exclusive importer for
Lagoon, working with the renowned design
team Van Peteghem and Lauriot Prevost (VPLP),
are the world’s number one manufacturer
of catamarans. Since its inception in 1984,
Lagoon’s unique expertise in innovative
catamaran design has become mainstream in
A new company The Multihull Group (TMG)
will handle this highly specialised section of the
market. TMG Managing Director John Cowpe
has a strong connection with the Lagoon
brand and is looking forward to steering the
marque back to the No1 spot in Australia.
TMG customers can look forward to the care
and attention afforded to all owners within the
Windcraft Group of companies.
TMG will operate out of four locations
on the East Coast of Australia starting on
The Multihull Group (TMG) – www.
Zipwake’s new Dynamic Trim Tab system
delivers additional control, a smoother ride
and more efficient lift. A breakthrough in trim
technology, it’s not surprising that Zipwake has
already proven popular with AMI’s Australian
A fully automatic system, the user need
only set the Smart Ride remote to auto, and
Zipwake’s interceptors do the rest.
Trials of recent installations on board
Nautic Star Fisheries vessel fleet resulted in
a greatly enhanced ride. The most recent to
acquire the new system, an 8m vessel with
enclosed walk around cabin and v-shaped
hull was installed with a pair of 300 series
Zipwake interceptors, even at 35 knots the
system enhanced the capability of the vessel
and provided a smooth ride for all occupants
Available as kit boxes, containing all the
required components for installation, Zipwake
is modular and easily expanded for larger
AMI – www.amisales.com .au
Multihull Solutions, Asia Pacific’s leading
multihull specialist, has announced the
opening of their new Sydney Sales Centre to be
based at Superyacht Marina in Rozelle. Headed
up by renowned multihull professional Steve
Austin, the Sydney Sales Centre complements
the company’s network of offices in Queensland
(Mooloolaba and Gold Coast) New Zealand
(Auckland) and Thailand (Phuket).
Multihull Solutions specialises in the sales
and service of the world’s leading sail and
power multihull brands including Fountaine
Pajot, Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts, Privilege
Catamarans, TAG Yachts and NEEL Trimarans.
The company also operates a successful Pre-
Owned Brokerage Division for those looking to
buy or sell quality used multihulls.
Powered by an absolute commitment to
outstanding service and advice, Multihull
Solutions is dedicated to exceeding the
expectations of every client. The company has
been awarded the prestigious Fountaine Pajot
International Dealer of the Year for four years.
Multihull Solutions – multihullsolutions.
Wooden Boat Centre
When the eye
clinker dinghy there
is much that holds
your attention and
fascinates the mind. In
reality it is nothing but a collection of intricately
shaped components fastened together in
a unique way. The clinker dinghy has been
continuously honed from Viking longships.
Building in wood has always been a
satisfying pastime, and for some it is the only
medium that holds the rewards justifying the
time involved. When considering boats this
holds doubly true.
The Wooden Boat Centre in Tasmania
provides a course that, no matter what your
previous experience or skills, offers you the
chance to create from scratch one of these
works of art.
Working in a group of no more than five,
and under the guidance of an experienced
boat-builder, they use some of the best boat-
building timbers in the world including Huon
Pine. And if you wish can take home the dinghy
you helped create.
Wooden Boat Centre – www.
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