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joined the dealership
network for Whitehaven
and Integrity in Sydney,
creating a new sales and ser vice hub for
customers and owners in the picturesque newly
renovated ‘destination’ marina at Clontarf.
Dealer Principal, Adam Workman, who has
a long association with the Integrity range of
motor yachts, has been in the boating business
for 15 years. Prior to that he spent many years
in the motor trade honing his skills in the
restoration of classic British cars. Adam leads
a team of three, including yacht specialist,
Andrew Pearson and Nick Ward.
“ We frequently meet customers who want
‘all the options’,” Adam said. “ We tell them
that with Whitehaven, they are not limited to
options! You can have anything your heart
desires and your imagination can dream up.”
Now operating from their impressive
floating office, AWMarine Sales has Integrity
motor yachts on display and a selection of
premium pre-owned boats.
Rib Force Inflatables release the
The ABJET marries stunning performance
with the luxurious style, comfort, safety and
unparalleled quality craftsmanship that AB
Inflatables is known for worldwide.
Whether used as a tender or sport boat,
the ABJET is a thrill to drive. Its design
provides responsive handling that brings
back the joy of the first time behind the wheel,
incorporating perfect balance, stability and
weight distribution for a smooth, comfortable
and dry ride.
With spacious seating and a wide range
of accessories, the ergonomic centre console
enables the driver to safely navigate while
being included in the fun of those onboard.
Range available in 330, 380 and 445 tender
models. Starting with a length of 3.30m and
with a beam of 1.72m and with a carrying
capacity of four adults, powered by a 100hp
Rotax 4-stroke Jet engine and weighs 350kgs.
RIB Force Inflatables – tel: 07 5573 7265;
PRODUCT & INDUSTRY REVIEW
A high capacity portable diesel drive
salvage pump designed specifically for
salt water applications has been released
by Australian Pump Industries. The Sea
Skipper QP402SL-L100 offers operators the
advantages of salt water handling combined
with excellent performance characteristics.
Fitted with bronze impeller and volute,
body components manufactured of marine
grade aluminium (coated inside and out
with an epoxy style corrosion resistant paint)
and integrated sacrificial anode, the pump is
designed for a life at sea. The pump is powered
by 10Hp electric start Yanmar diesel engine
and delivers a maximum head of 50m (66psi)
and flows of up to 1,400Lpm.
The pump is already used by the
Australian Navy. It is also ideal for civil
defence, coast guard, customs, water police
and even for bush fire-fighting from the water.
Australian Pump Industries – www.
2Dogs Marine is
a new navigation and
While they distribute
the larger and more
popular brands such as Raymarine, Furuno
and Icom, they also specialise in quality and
niche products which aren’t as readily available.
These include Yacht Devices, NMEA
2000 engine gateways and peripherals; Yacht
Sentinel, boat security and tracking systems;
Aquatic AV, waterproof marine sound systems
and swivel mounts for the most popular
multifunction displays to name a few.
The website is a simple design and
easily navigated for the customer. Technical
assistance is also available for the customer
who would like to speak with a technician with
experience in system design and installation.
So, what are you waiting for? Splice the
mainbrace, you know you’re keen, jump on
2Dogs Marine – www.2dogsmarine.com .au
Furlex jib furling systems
Furlex is by far the world’s largest selling
jib furling system, and Seldén has recently
launched their 4th generation of this iconic
News for 2018
is a development of
their electric driven
Furlex models for
30-45ft boats with
Furlex 204E and
Furlex 304E feature
a weather proof
outer shell of
composite and a
DC/DC conver ter,
conver ting 12V or
24V to 48V power.
That makes for thin cables from the converter
to the furler and a compact and highly efficient
What makes this product even more
interesting is that it can be retro-fitted to
existing manual Furlex systems, model year
1998 and newer. To retrofit electric operation
to a manual Furlex will cost approximately
A$4,000 ex GST
Furlex Electric was launched at the METS
in Amsterdam and is available this Autumn.
Contender Sailcloth P/L – tel: 02 9997 4099;
Leather Hero rescues your boat
Whether leather or vinyl, the upholstery
on your boat takes a beating. Leather Hero
specializes in restoring all manner of damage
such as discolouration, rips, scuffs, colour
wear and stains. Most work is completed on
board within a couple of hours.
“ We clean, condition and protect new
leather, recolour old leather and repair those
little mishaps that happen along the way. I
definitely have a thing for a beautiful finish
and I love the challenge of repairing. It’s
pretty amazing what can be achieved,” says
Lea from Leather Hero.
“ It starts with good old-fashioned elbow
grease to remove surface grime, but the art
is in knowing the type of material you are
treating, properly assessing its condition,
skilfully repairing any damage, mixing an
exact colour match and restoring the finish to
artisan standard. That’s what makes a “Wow!”
Leather Hero – Call Lea on 0490 796 012 or
visit www.leatherhero.com .au
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