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PRODUCT & INDUSTRY REVIEW
Dehler Brand Manager
The Dehler performance cruisers are
proving a success for Windcraft. Ric Hawkins
has joined the team as Dehler brand manager.
Hawkins has raced extensively in dinghies
through to high performance yachts and
represented Australia in several Admiral’s Cups.
Hawkins is excited about the Judel/Vrolijk
“ There’s no mistaking their racing intent.
Slippery, smooth silhouettes, clean decks
and swept-back spreaders with a low-drag co-
efficient. I am impressed at the construction,
especially the use of carbon. To top it off the
stylish interiors mean that the whole family
can enjoy the boat.”
The Dehler 46 was premiered at Sydney
Boatshow 2015 – by December Windcraft had
already taken seven orders. This follows the
success of the smaller Dehler 38. Hawkins has
high expectations of the new model Dehler 42
which was unveiled at Dusseldorf Boat Show
Windcraft – 02 9979 1709; www.
Charting online course to
Whether you’re heading to the
Mediterranean or just up the coast, holidaying
boaters visiting unfamiliar waters should head
to the MRNSW website before leaving home.
Navionics charts for Australian and
international waters are now located on the
MRNSW website <w ww.mrnsw.com.au> so
boaters can acquaint themselves with an
area’s marine features, hazards, landmarks
Visitors to the MRNSW mobile education
classrooms will also be able to view the latest
Navionics Platinum electronic charts for NSW
coastal and selected inland waters, offering
satellite overlay, 3D views and panoramic
pictures, along with tides and currents and
SonarChart, an HD map layer that reveals
higher density contour details.
Commissioner Stacey Tannos said
navigational knowledge was crucial to boating
safety, “Navionics charts are installed on
all MRNSW vessels and in our navigation
training simulators, which were developed in
conjunction with Raymarine for our volunteer
Navionics Australia – 02 9816 7150; www.
The 2016 Victorian
print edition of Shipmate
Marine Directory – the
essential guide, is out
now. This free 148
page pocket wonder,
now in its 12th annual
edition, is available via yacht
clubs, marinas, marine organisations and
selected marine businesses.
And launching soon, a dedicated South
East Queensland (SEQ) print edition, will be
out and available free to boaters in time for
the start of the boat show season in May 2016.
Shipmate lists a complete A-Z of marine
trades and services by category, along with
information and contact details for yacht clubs,
marinas, shipyards, marine organisations
Shipmate also offers free listings to any
marine business that supplies products, trades
or ser vices direct to boaters. If you’re a marine
business and you fit the bill, head to the website
and submit your listing.
Shipmate – www.shipmate.com.au or
contact John Zammit on 0418 587 799.
Monte Carlo launch latest model
The launch of the MC6S marks the
conclusion of the Monte Carlo range. The
latest release is an exceptionally stylish 60’
hard top sedan. Continuing with the generous
living spaces and thought given to the choice
of materials and trims throughout, she is sure
The award winning Monte Carlo range
of powerboats – from Groupe Beneteau – is
guided by the talented naval architects Nuvolari
and Lenard, the duo behind the larger stable
mates Monte Carlo Yachts, and well known
megayachts including Steven Spielberg’s Seven
Seas. The new 60-foot MC6S makes the close
link connecting Monte Carlo Yachts and Monte
Carlo even stronger.
Monte Carlo has completely shaken-up the
market in the luxury segment of motor cruisers.
The addition of technologically innovative
solutions has resulted in a steady stream of
Sundance Marine – 1300 55 00 89 or David
Beck 0408 121 516.
Sunglasses that’ll float your boat!
Marine Optics sunglasses are the ultimate
in open water eyewear.
Marine Optics sunglasses cut glare and
harmful UV rays, without losing clarity – giving
you much better vision when looking ‘through’
The Marine Optics sunglasses range
features two specialised lenses with a
hydrophobic treatment that repels water,
fights smudging and resists contaminants,
providing unimpeded vision in even the wettest
Marine Optics lenses are made of
super-tough polycarbonate, making them
shatterproof and scratch resistant. The
Polycarbonate Polarised Ocean (black) lenses
have been specifically designed for use for
offshore applications. Ideal for the open sea.
What’s more, Marine Optics sunglasses are
also available with optional bi-focal lenses, in
+1.5, +2.0, +2.5 or +3.0 magnifications – great
for reading charts, as well as perfecting fiddly
bait threading or fish cleaning.
Marine Optics – www.marineoptics.com.au
yachtparts.com.au is a new online
yachting store whose passion is to provide
the best service and quality parts at great
prices delivered straight to your home or
It grew out of a chance comment
between friends while sailing on Middle
Harbour, Sydney, in September 2013. John
Thornton and Stephen Trouse, childhood
friends and now the directors of yachtparts.
com.au, saw the potential for a remarkable
John has a degree in economics and
is a keen sailor and boat owner. Stephen
is an IT professional and passionate about
The chance comment soon fanned
into flame as the two saw how perfectly
suited their talents were to building a first
class yacht parts ser vice, each partner
having unique insights into the particular
needs and expectations of the yachting
community, and online purchasing.
yachtparts.com.au hopes to become
the only place you need to go for yacht parts
and the only place you’ll want to.
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