SHOW PREVIEW — Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2012

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2012 Preview



The Alaska 46 Sedan Gen II (above) is making her debut at Sanctuary Cove. Gold Coast-based Australasian Marine Imports says the boat is “heavily appointed” and packed with new features, including a new galley layout and extended full-width hardtop.
Among improvements is the change to a single bi-fold door system alongside dual flip-up windows allowing an open plan layout. A portside wing docking station is also added.
There’s a master stateroom with en suite amidships, and a twin-bunk cabin forward with guest bathroom. The portside galley has refrigeration and freezer, dishwasher, microwave, electric cooktop, and storage. Twin 480hp Cummins QSB 5.9 engines power the Alaska to a cruise of 18 to 20kts and top speed of 24kts. For more information, see


Sydney’s Collins Marine unveils the Arvor Weekender (above) in its official Australian show debut at Sanctuary Cove. A derivative of the Arvor fishing boat range, the 7m Weekender has additional features like a larger lockable cabin, big vee-berth, convertible dinette, galley with 12V fridge and gas stove, plus a head compartment and two sinks with pressurised water for family-friendly weekends away. The European-built Weekender includes bowthruster, trim tables and electric windless as standard. Sporting a single 150hp Cummins CMD diesel, the shaftdrive engine is mid-mounted for superior balance. Top speed is 22kts. For further information, phone Peter Collins on (02) 9319 5222.


Ensign Ship Brokers present the Bavaria Sport 34 Hard Top (abvoe) in its Australian launch at Sanctuary Cove. The most notable features of the sportscruiser are large side windows and a wide windscreen, providing the skipper with unimpaired visibility and guests with excellent views, even on stormy days. The 10.66m SP34HT has two cabins and one head, the saloon-galley dividing the fore and aft accommodation, while propulsion is from twin 5lt MerCruiser MPI DTS Bravo IIIs. The agent also plans to show two Bavaria keelboats, possibly a 32 and 45, but these were yet to be confirmed at time of publication. For more information, visit


The new Australian luxury marque Belize Motoryachts makes its world boat show debut at the Sanctuary Cove 2012 with the release of the Belize 52 Hardtop (above). Belize co-founder and Riviera CEO Wes Moxey said the 52 will be at the Riviera display. “Belize will be distributed through the R Marine and Riviera dealer network nationally and internationally, so Belize Motoryachts now come with Riviera’s legendary aftersales care and support, plus invitations to exclusive owner events,” said Moxey. The Art Deco inspired design of the 16.1m Belize 52 hides modern technology and performance, with twin 600hp Cummins Zeus diesel engines and pod drives delivering a speed of 30kts and a cruising range of approximately 400nm. For more information, go to


“It looks like a trawler, but it’s swift,” so said Allan Whiting in his test of the Beneteau Swift Trawler 44 in July last year. And that was no pun. That 45-plus-footer (length overall), exhibited at Sanctuary Cove by JW Marine, with brand-new engines and eight people onboard touched 25kts at WOT in our sea trials, without any indication that it has too much bulk and windage aloft to handle like a sportsboat. The two-cabin passagemaker can cater for a crowd by entertain, sleep six at night, or be an ideal liveaboard for seafaring couple. For more information, go to


There will be a Limited Edition version of the Beneteau Oceanis 34 cruiser (above) on show at Sanctuary Cove, featuring a new Grey Pearl hull colour, hull decal, embossed upholstery, and an Apple iPad II with Beneteau stamp. Depending on the delivery timeframe, the yacht will be joined by either the Sense 43 or Oceanis 45. The former is being exhibited for the first time in Queensland and the latter is the newest to join the popular and extensive Oceanis range. Launched last September, the Oceanis 45 was awarded the prestigious 2012 Euro Yacht of the Year title. For more information, see


No Australian boat show would be complete without Melbourne’s International Marine, this year displaying the Caribbean 40 MkII alongside the C35 MkIII (above). The two flybridge cruisers are both powered by twin diesels, with cruise speeds between 20 and 24kts, and are updated models utilising the same great offshore hulls with new extended flybridges, redesigned interiors, modern furniture and contemporary fit and finish.


Sanctuary Cove-based Ausail Marine Group (AMG) is displaying two new keelboats from America’s Catalina Yachts — a C315 from its Cruiser Series and the C385 (above), the entry-level model of its Ocean Series range — at next month’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2012.
According to the dealership, the new Catalina 315 raises the yacht brand to a higher level of performance, finish and engineering achievement, with all the style, refinement and the best elements of the larger Catalina 5 Series boats. With core attributes of the award-winning 445 and 355, the 315, we’re told, includes features that are not found in many of the world’s yachts, yet come standard with the Catalina 5 Series. These include: a watertight StrikeZone collision bulkhead; the SecureSocket mast support system that affords “superior load resolution and watertight integrity”; the DeepDefense rudder system for “failsafe” steering; and the T-Beam MastStep structure that has “all the benefits of a deck-stepped mast and the strength of a keel-stepped mast”. “You’ll find a bold emphasis on strength, lead keels, sleek low-profile cabin design, ergonomically correct cockpits that are optimised for efficiency, with great visibility from the helm. Plus, all the classic warmth and ambience that only a teak interior creates,” added AMG. Lead keels, long travellers for precise sail control, and lengthy inboard genoa tracks so the sail plan is balanced in all wind conditions, are just a few of the many design features AMG tells us that sets the new Catalina 385 apart from other yachts. The C385 also includes new 5 Series features, such as a watertight StrikeZone collision bulkhead aft of the anchor locker. “A new backstay system creates an impressive cockpit for the avid sailor, and Catalina’s unique SecureSocket chainplates mast support system affords superior load resolution,” explained the local agent. The latest in the line of new Catalinas that evolved from successful design features and proportions of previous models, the 385’s moderate beam is carried well aft for a spacious cockpit. The modest freeboard reduces windage and a beautiful hand-finished teak interior creates classic warmth and styling. For more information, contact Ausail Marine Group, Sanctuary Cove Marina, phone (07) 5514 8541.


For those who like to mix speed with cruising, Multihull Solutions introduces the new carbon fibre Catana 47 sailcat (above) in its Australian debut at Sanctuary Cove. The high-performance cat is lighter and stronger than its predecessor and with big daggerboards points better as well. With three cabins, six can be accommodated aboard the ocean-voyager, which has been timed at 25kts in initial sea trails, we’re told. Multihull Solutions will also display the 14.3m Fountaine Pajot Salina 48 Evolution four-cabin sailcat and the 12m Summerland 40 from Fountaine Pajot’s Trawler powercat brand, which has a reported range of 1000nm at 7.5kts. For more information, log on


If you’re a fan of America’s sporty Chaparrals, don’t look for the bigger end of the range on the water at Sanctuary Cove. The builder’s Australian distributor, Melbourne’s Chaparral Boat Australia, has a hardstand display this year (off Masthead Way) for its nine-boat display. The exhibition includes seven trailerable models and the Queensland debuts of the 327 SSX and the 330 Signature cruiser. The 327 SSX (above) covers a lot of bases — a dayboat, family bowrider, plus an overnighter with a double cabin and separate head. In our test last year, the twin petrol-V8 boat managed a sizzling 53kts. For more information, visit


Clipper Motor Yachts will display its Hudson Bay 50 (above) in a world boat show launch, alongside the builder’s more traditional Cordova 45. In a radical departure for Clipper, noted for producing semi-displacement trawler yachts, the Hudson Bay 50 is a sedan-style cruiser targeting weekend family boaters. “We are truly excited about this new range,” says Clipper’s Brett Thurley. “The company has spent a great deal of time and energy to ensure they combine the classic lines for which Clippers are renowned with the relaxed lifestyle aspects of a sedan cruiser.” Available in either a two- or three-cabin layout, the Hudson Bay 50 also features an optional unique hydraulic passarelle and tender lift. For more information, go to


Australian owned and Vietnamese built, the Corsair Marine range of trailerable trimarans will be represented by its new racing star, the Corsair 750 Sprint MkII (above). Multihull Central’s Australian Corsair dealer Dave Renouf is on a winning streak on the new 24-footer, so far this year taking out Port Lincoln Race Week and the multihull division at Geelong’s Festival of Sails. Featuring a new deck design with a racing-oriented cockpit and increased foredeck sailability the 750 Sprint MkII is also targeting the small-boat cruiser market for couples or families. The small cabin has a double bunk with a head area for a Porta Potti. The Corsair 750 Sprint MkII has an RRP of $78,000 (inc. GST) delivered with sails, outboard and trailer. For more information, phone 1300 852 620 or visit


The best of British must include the dashing Fairline Targa 58 Gran Turismo performance sportscruiser (above). This will be the second year Fairline Queensland has shown the T58 GT at Sanctuary Cove. The brokerage tells us the “exceptional value” model has been popular Down Under with five, including the display craft, sold to Australian boaters. The T58 GT is full of new technology and a stack of features — standard and optional — delivering driving thrills, luxury entertaining, all in a family escape machine. For further information, visit


An Italian-built Falcon 90 (above) will be among the biggest boats on display at SCIBS. Built by Falcon Yachts, Norseman was originally constructed for charter operations in European waters and features three large guest cabins with en suites and a full-beam stateroom with en suite and walk-in robe. The MTU Series 91 engines are said to provide exceptional performance in all conditions and give the superyacht a general cruising speed of 12kts at 140lt/h. Norseman also boasts 28kts at full throttle. She has spent two seasons in the Mediterranean and two seasons in Australia and is seeking expressions of interest, for sale at $5.8m. For more information, log on


The stunning long-range Fleming 55 passagemaker returns to Sanctuary Cove, and this year incorporates several options for Australian conditions. Sam Nicholas from Fleming Yachts Australia, says Fleming 55 hull no.223 is the builder’s only SCIBS show boat, but features customisations by her Brisbane owner that have now been added to the options list for Australian buyers. Of note are the extended boat deck for more shade in the cockpit, an extended swimplatform, and faux wood fibreglass rail capping instead of high-maintenance teak. The latter is finished in clear gelcoat and just needs to be polished with the rest of boat. We’re told there are 11 Flemings now in Australian waters, including one in PNG, and 10 of them are 55s. For more information, phone +61 2 8920 1444, or visit


Sanctuary Cove is the world launch for the Grand Banks 72 Aleutian Stretch Cockpit (SC). As you can see from the photo above, the GB 72 SC boasts an extensive main deck extending aft from the saloon to the transom on one level, creating a large outdoor living and seating area, protected by the flybridge deck above. Distributor Grand Banks Australia said the 72 SC has an “unprecedented” amount of living, dining and entertaining space throughout the standard layout, including three staterooms plus an office, and crew’s quarters aft of the engineroom. For more information, go to


Australasian Marine Imports have the Hampton 680 Cavallino III (above) on show at Sanctuary Cove, a contemporary take on the traditional Pilothouse. Of note is a new interior package, including cherry timber with satin finish, textured panels and extensive use of fabric, leather, marble and stone. The accommodation spans a full-beam stateroom, a VIP stateroom and twin-berth cabin to port, while on the pilothouse deck are dual Pompanette helm seats fronting a traditional dashboard with Simrad electronics. The saloon has a leather fitout and surround-sound entertainment, while in the cockpit are dual wing docking stations. The flybridge is set-up for entertaining, with barbecue, TV and dinette. Powered by twin Caterpillar C-18 ACERT engines, the 680 cruises at 17 to 18kts and a top end speed of 21 to 22kts.
For more information, visit


The biggest boat at Sanctuary Cove is the 29.57m Horizon 97 RPH Motor Yacht (above). The 97-footer Raised Pilot House has an equally impressive beam of 6.55m, incorporating five cabins, including a full-beam stateroom. Powered by two 1622hp Caterpillar C32s, the 97 RPH is designed for owners who prefer to do their cruising with a professional crew. The crew reside aft in a twin-cabin layout with private lounge. Horizon Motor Yachts Australia will have four boats on display, including the V74 Cockpit Motor Yacht, and in Australian debuts, the E54 and AC80. The latter is long-range 24.7m luxury power cat that has a range of 800nm at 10kts. For more information, visit


US Yachts, the local agents for the value-for-money Hunter keelboats, will have two yachts on display, a 39 and a 45DS (above). The Hunter 39 is a midsize cruiser with twin helms, roomy saloon and a full-beam aft stateroom and forepeak cabin. The new Hunter 45DS also has twin-wheel steering, expanded aft stateroom with a queen-berth on the centreline, and a forward cabin with side-mounted double berth and en suite vanity and enclosed head and shower compartment opposite. For more information, see


Integrity Motor Yachts will have four boats at the SCIBS marina, a 330 Sedan (above), 360 Sedan, 360 Flybridge and 400 Flybridge Trawler, as well as a 330 Sedan bobbing in the lake at the entrance to the Sanctuary Cove precinct. Powered by a single 150hp John Deere turbo-diesel, the displacement Integrity 330 Sedan has an economical cruise of 17.5lt/h at 7.8kts, and tops out between 8.5 and 9kts for approximately 30lt/h. Her range should be around 450nm. Apart from affordability, the new 330 Sedan is also a more stylish number than the predecessor with several upgrades and additions. For more information, go to


New player Pacific Motor Yachts have five Jeanneau and Prestige models on display, and all in Australian boat-show debuts. Leading the fleet will be the Prestige 500 flybridge (above), this year’s European Powerboat of the Year. Actually, the three-cabin luxury motoryacht has taken out a number of titles, including Best Interior Design at last September’s World Yachts Trophies Awards in Cannes. Joining her will be the IPS-powered Prestige 440S sportsyacht and the Jeanneau NC9 30ft express cruiser. Also from Jeanneau will be Leader 10, a 36ft hardtop powered by a diesel sterndrive, and the 8.5 Cap Camarat centre console sportsfisher with 300hp Suzuki outboard. For more information, see


Jeanneau Australia and Queensland importer Mooloolaba Yacht Brokers host the Australian show debut of the first of the new deck saloon range, the Sun Odyssey 44DS (above). This model was only launched at the Paris boat show in December and paying particular attention to feedback from Australian customers, its interior has no fewer than 16 opening ports for “superb” ventilation throughout. The aft owner’s cabin has a large opening port at the transom that also offers a wide view astern. Four Jeanneau yachts will be on display, all from the Sun Odyssey range, including the 439, 409 and the 379. For more information, go to


Sanctuary Cove is the venue for the world release of Maritimo’s new three-cabin M58 Cruising Motoryacht (above). The 18.7m enclosed flybridge is described as “a home on the water” featuring a full-beam master stateroom, complete with angled king size bed, en suite, chaise lounge and make-up vanity or study. Powered by twin 800hp Volvo Penta D13 diesel shaftdrives, the M58 also boasts a second saloon in the flybridge, 3850lt fuel capacity, and entertainer’s cockpit with barbecue, sink and eutectic fridge. Maritimo will also display the new M48 Cruising Motoryacht and the 470 Offshore Convertible. For more information, log on


A relatively new American yard, Boston’s MJM Yachts (founded 2002) launches into Australia at Sanctuary Cove. Displayed is the new MJM 36z Downeast cruiser (above), and like the name implies, has timeless Down East styling. Robert Hawke from Sydney-based MJM Yachts Australia says the 36-footer is a refreshing take on the design. “It’s also lively, easy to dock, shallow drafted and a good entertainer,” he tells us. With a modified dee-vee planing hull and powered by twin 220hp Volvo Penta D3 turbo-diesel sterndrives, the 36z has a top speed of 34kts and an offshore cruise of 25 to 28kts. Unique are roll-up side-clears and opening front windows on the three-sided wheelhouse, merging the interior with the cockpit al fresco fashion. For more information, phone 0425 299 170 or email:


The third model to be released under Bill Barry-Cotter’s new line is the Mustang 43 Sports Cruiser. The twin-diesel shaftdrive is making its world debut at this year’s Sanctuary Cove. The new 43 has three cabins, a bathroom with separate shower, enclosed hardtop, starboardside galley with Euro appliances and cockpit with alfresco seating. The new Mustang range was released at last year’s Sanctuary Cove show with the 32. The company told us that boat has been well received since then with 16 sold, and will be on display again, as well as the Mustang 50 Sports Cruiser (above). For further information, visit


The Outer Reef 63 motoryacht (above) is a long-range passagemaker, and the one on display at Sanctuary Cove will have travelled from Melbourne for the show. Local agent Andrew Coffey says the six-day journey will be at an economical 8.3kts. Out test of the Outer Reef 63 found the two 503hp Caterpillar C9 electronic diesels at that speed had a total consumption of a frugal 22lt/h. Outer Reef Yachts are American owned and Taiwanese built with models from 58 to 115ft. Company president Jeff Druek will be at SCIBS to promote the range. For more information, see


Americans love ’em, and Australians will finally get to see what all the fuss is about when Palm Beach Motor Yachts exhibit their new PB 55 and PB 45 (above) for the first time at Sanctuary Cove. For two years running, the Sydney builder has come away from the Newport International Boat Show, Rhode Island, with two awards. The PB 55 captured the Best Powerboat 30ft & Over category last year, following the brand’s debut at the show a year earlier when it won the Best New Powerboat award for the PB 50. With elegant lines and flawless fit and finish the Palm Beaches follow the American Down East style with a traditional tumblehome in the stern and a cockpit and saloon on the same level. For more information, click on


The new Pelorus 44 (above) should find a niche in the crowded trawler yacht market. The fully-equipped cruiser is making its Australian debut at SCIBS and can cater for two couples or a family, entertaining up to 16 by day. Built in China by respected manufacturer Poly Marine, the boat is powered by twin 370hp Volvo Penta D6 turbo-diesels for a top speed of 20kts, with best cruise at 16kts. For more information, see


Luxury British marque Princess Yachts have two boats at Sanctuary Cove, both in Australian debuts. The pair in question are the new V72 V Class sportsyacht, featuring latest infusion technology and a modified deep-vee hull, and the Princess 60 flybridge (above) with carbon fibre hardtop.
Exhibitor Princess Yachts Australia will have the boats alongside its floating corporate facility, offering a relaxing environment for Princess owners and invited guests to enjoy coffee and a selection of culinary delights. Meanwhile, at nearby Hope Island Resort Marina, Princess also has the 72 Motor Yacht, P42, V39 and V52 on show. For more information, phone (07) 5514 1900 or go to


Mooloolaba Yacht Brokers will exhibit the super-efficient powercat Prowler NZ 10.4 (above). A Formula Cruisers brand, the Kiwi cat is designed by Australian designer Jeff Schionning and features long, slender hulls that slice through the water and don’t skim or plane. “The transition through the speed range is completely smooth and the hulls leave almost no wash behind, testament to the vessels incredible efficiency,” said the builder. Powered by twin 40 to 60hp outboards the Prowler NZ 10.4 cruises between 5 and 18kts, and has a top speed of 22kts. Fuel consumption has been logged at 1.4lt/nm at 15kts. For more information, see


Revitalised builder Riviera has three boats on display, headed by the dashing 5800 Sport Yacht (above) that’s available in both IPS and Zeus drives. As one of SCIBS’ founding exhibitors, Riviera enjoys a 24-year history at Sanctuary Cove and will be in their usual location at the beginning of F Arm. Also exhibited will be the 5000 Sport Yacht and the 43 Open Flybridge, which had its world debut at last year’s show. The flagship of the Sport Yacht range, the three- or four-cabin 5800 flaunts modern lines and promotes an al fresco lifestyle, with a large electric sunroof and an indoor-outdoor flow between cockpit and saloon. For more information, click on


Sydney’s Emarine Australia showcases two cruisers flaunting classic Maine lobster boat heritage in the Sabre 40 (above) and Back Cove 30. Combining traditional boatbuilding with the latest in technology, the Down East styled Sabre 40 cuts the mustard out on the water with a top speed of 32kts from twin 380hp Cummins QSB5.9 turbo-diesels, or ease the throttle for an economical 10kts with a total fuel burn 45lt/h. Best cruise is between 14 to 17kts, with consumption at around 75lt/h. For more information, visit


Sirocco Marine will have a massive display of tenders and amphibians at Sanctuary Cove. Leading the pack are 18 Brig tenders, including the Eagle 580, 14 Sirocco tenders, three Williams Jet tenders and three Sealegs amphibians, including the Australian launch of the new Sealegs 7.7m Cuddy Cabin (above). The new Sealegs took three years to develop and critical to the design was weight distribution with the addition of a cabin and the extra lengths, for travel both on land and water. Powering the amphibian are a 150hp Evinrude E-TEC outboard on water and a 24hp Honda four-stroke inboard for the AWD land wheels. For further information, see


In a world debut, Seawind Catamarans launches the new Seawind 950 (above) at Sanctuary Cove. As one of our leading marine exporters, the company has designed the three-cabin 30ft sailcat to fit into two 40ft containers for shipping anywhere in the world. The 950 builds on a hull shape consistent with its blue-water 1250, and regards the new project as ideal entry-level cruiser. Also on show is the flagship Seawind 1250 Platinum XPac, a fully optioned base boat with a sail-away price of $649,000. The XPac appellation stands for Trans-Pacific, meaning the 1250 is kitted for ocean voyages, with Raymarine electronics, cruising sails, watermaker, and more. For further information, go to


Experience Euro pleasureboating at its most indulgent aboard the cutting-edge VanDutch 40 runaboat (above), which makes its Australian show debut at Sanctuary Cove. Designed by acclaimed Dutch superyacht designer, Frank Mulder, the minimalist dayboat is fitted with hydraulic motor hatch and foldout bowsprit, while two 480hp Yanmar six-cylinder turbo diesels rocket the smooth-riding hull to a reported top speed of 45kts.
The cockpit services eight guests and the rear sunbathing platform has room for three. The interior is open-plan, with separate bathroom and seating converting to a double berth for overnighting, and features air-con, sound system, big-screen TV, two refrigerators and oven.
Show stand: Marina D/E2.
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Zodiac pioneered inflatable boats some 70 years ago and will be launching its new range of Cadet compacts and Cadet RIBs (above) at Sanctuary Cove. Made from the high-tech materials Strongan (PVC) and Neoprene (Hypalon), Zodiac says its products are built for durability, longevity and sturdiness in all conditions. “The life of a tender is not a pleasant one, often left on duck boards and foredecks of their mother ships, for months, if not years at a time. They have to be built tough, tough enough for Australia,” says Zodiac Marine’s Dino Tantaro. “The new boats slot in perfectly Down Under, in being one the most popular boats chosen as a tender.” For more information, go to


The Riviera boat display on F Arm also features some of the latest marine navigation and desalination equipment from R Electronics. “We will have a full array of integrated electronics and systems on display and onboard the three boats at the Riviera display,” says R Electronics Errol Cain. “People can view our inverters, underwater lights, thermal imaging cameras, satellite TV and communications and watermakers.” The recently launched new HRO Seafari Mini 550 and 750 (above) watermakers, some of the smallest available, will also be on show. They are claimed to make a large capacity of water for their size, producing 1900 to 2850lt of freshwater per day. For further information, go to


Raymarine launches Gyro Stabilised Thermal Night Vision, CHIRP Sonar and the new c and e series multifunction displays at Sanctuary Cove. The newest addition to the electronic-maker’s range of thermal night-vision products for boaters is the T470SC gyro-stabilised thermal camera. Engineered with FLIR thermal imaging technology, the T470SC features a high-resolution, long-range thermal imager, a colour low-light visible TV camera with 10:1 optical zoom, and active gyro-stabilisation. Using internal gyroscopes to compensate for boat movement automatically, the T470SC’s active gyro-stabilisation is said to provide a steady image when seas are rough. “Now boaters can have the best of both worlds: the power to see small objects from great distances, and smooth imagery on the open water,” says Raymarine. For more information, see


Marine electronics manufacturer FinScan has included the IntelliCORE Smart Power system as a standard feature on the Palm Beach 45 on show at Sanctuary Cove. The system includes AC-power source management with reverse polarity disconnect, AC/DC Digital switching, and monitoring of all batteries and tank levels from one helm-mounted touchscreen. FinScan said by utilising IntelliCORE, Palm Beach have simplified the electrical installation with “significantly” less wiring and switching. All systems are operated from one touchscreen (above) including graphical switching and easy navigation between AC sources, DC systems, and battery and tank monitoring screens. FinScan will be conducting demonstrations of the IntelliCORE system at Pavillion A-Stand 133. For more information, visit


Vetus Rimdrive bowthruster

Maxwell Max Set galvanised anchors

The Vetus-Maxwell 2012 product catalogue will be available to the marine trade and public at SCIBS. This new inventory will be the first time Vetus and Maxwell products have been incorporated together. Some of the new products include: Vetus Rimdrive bowthruster (pictured); Vetus EC4 electronic remote controls; Vetus TMWS electric marine toilets; Vetus NLPH waterlock mufflers; Vetus NLPG muffler/gooesneck range; Maxwell RC12 series windlasses; and, Maxwell Max Set galvanised anchors (pictured). The Vetus-Maxwell team are at stand 172 Marine Business World Pavilion. For more information, log on


Australia’s GME will debut its soon-to-be-released Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) at Sanctuary Cove, consisting of a Class B transceiver, Receiver, and Antenna Splitter. AIS benefits are well recognised in commercial marine and leisure boaters can access key attributes of the system through Class B transceiver (GME AIST120) and receiver modules (GME AISR120). Boats equipped with AIS automatically share and update their position, speed, course and other information such as vessel ID with similarly-equipped craft. The AISS120 Splitter permits a VHF antenna to serve both the AIS device and the VHF radio without any degradation of signal. Look for GME at stand 118, Pavilion A, and for more information, visit


Navico has a new custom-built stand showcasing its three brands — B&G, Lowrance, and Simrad — as well as
ample seating for customers. New products include Lowrance HDS Gen2 and StructureScan HD; B&G’s Triton series of instruments and autopilots; and, Simrad AP70/80 autopilots. Representing next-generation sonar imaging system, the LSS-2 StructureScan HD is compatible with Lowrance HDS and Simrad NSS, NSE and NSO multifunction displays. The StructureScan HD sonar imaging module offers a new dimension in underwater, picture-like displays for fishing, diving, and search and recovery. For more information, see and


The new Sunstream V-Lift was launched at the recent Miami International Boat Show and won the 2012 NMMA Innovation Award. A free-floating boat lift, the option of solar charging means it can be used almost anywhere a boat could be moored. “Our remote-controlled products offer fastest-in-class launch and lift speeds and come with a solar-charging option, making them both user and environmentally friendly,” said Sunstream Boat Lifts’ Ken Hey. Superior Jetties has struck an agreement with Sunstream and will introduce the latter’s products at Sanctuary Cove, including FloatLift, a free-floating hydraulic boat lift up to 11 tonnes featuring solar charging and remote control operation; SunPort2, a drive-on PWC lift; and the new V-Lift (pictured), a portable free-floating air-displacement boat lift. For more information, visit

From Trade-a-Boat Issue 426, April-May, 2012. Words: John Panozzo Photos: Ellen Dewar; Agencies.