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Exhibitors continue to advise of their SIBS displays - MarineBusinessWorld Oceania newsletter

by Peter Rendle 14 Jul 15:00 PDT
Sydney International Boat Show © Multihull Solutions

More news of exhibitors at the Sydney International Boat Show (July 28 - Aug 1, 2022): Multihull Solutions have outlined their attendance. Having been cancelled since 2019, the show is back and the company is really excited to return to spectacular Darling Harbour and showcase a great range of their new power and sail multihulls.

Multihull Solutions will have the following yachts on display: Fountaine Pajot Isla 40 sailing catamaran, Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts MY5, ILIAD 50 Power Catamaran and ILIAD 62 Power Catamaran - Worldwide Launch. Following the show, Multihull Solutions is planning to conduct sea trials across the range exclusively for genuine clients. Make your appointment now.

Another multihull exhibitor is Leopard Yachts. On display for the very first time in Australia is the Leopard 53 PC, which will debut at the show. Named "Multihull of the Year," the time has finally arrived for Australia to take an in-depth and in-person tour. An excellent opportunity to discuss cruising plans with their team and order for delivery to Europe, US, Australia or NZ.

Flagstaff Marine are displaying an Amel 50 at Sydney. The Amel 50 will be available to inspect with experts to discuss the unique features of the brand and ownership opportunities either in Australia or Europe. The company are happy that a tumultuous two years have gladly passed. During this time, they have been busy having sold five new Amel yachts. Three have already been handed over this year: one locally in Sydney and two to Australians in Amel's hometown, La Rochelle.

Another two new Amel 50s will be handed over in the next 8 months to adventurous Australians planning to sail the Mediterranean, Atlantic and Pacific. The Amel 50 is the yacht of choice for these owners being safe, luxurious and importantly featuring a fully protected centre cockpit with electric sailing controls that enables short-handed cruising anywhere in the world.

Amel hand-craft only 15 Amel 50s and 4 Amel 60s a year, and have been able to maintain their high-end production without delays during the global supply crisis. Both the Amel 50 and Amel 60 have been awarded "European Luxury Yachts of the Year", along with many other accolades. Please contact Flagstaff Marine for more information on Amel Yachts.

The Marina Industries Association (MIA) continue to promote high marina standards and have made their latest award. They are pleased to announce the continued expansion of the Gold Anchor program with Mackay Marina Village the latest Australian marina to be earn a coveted Gold Anchor accreditation. The beautiful and well-maintained Mackay Marina Village is conveniently located six kilometres from the centre of Mackay.

It not only provides a vital anchorage for local commercial and recreational vessels, as the gateway to playgrounds of Far North Queensland and the Coral Sea, the marina provides boaters with a great place to stop for maintenance and provisions for those making their way up the coast. It is also a popular port of entry for overseas cruising yachts. The expansive marina has over 400 berths for all types of vessels ranging from 10m up to 55m, and includes a variety of marine businesses, hospitality venues, and a Mantra Hotel.

In New Zealand the MIA has also announced a further expansion of the Gold Anchor program with Westhaven Marina in Auckland being awarded with the 4 Gold Anchor accreditation. As one of the City of Sails' more important assets, Westhaven Marina is located in Auckland's city centre, and has grown steadily since 1946 as the recognised hub of recreational boating in Auckland. This bustling marina is home to over 1,800 recreational boats, four yacht clubs and a variety of marine businesses and hospitality establishments.

Westhaven Marina is the first marina in New Zealand to be awarded with this global accreditation. The Global Gold Anchor is an international accreditation which requires a rigorous assessment of a marina's services, procedures and facilities. It involves an independent audit of 86 criteria across all areas of the business, plus a customer survey. The accreditation aims to inform consumers as to the level of services and facilities at marinas and to provide marinas with a set of benchmarks to maintain and a pathway for continual improvement.

And another industry award goes to The Yacht Sales Co, which has been recognised for providing the Best After-Sales Service in Dufour Yachts' international network of dealers. The award was bestowed at the recent Dufour Yachts international dealer conference in France, with the Australian company taking out the illustrious title. As Dufour Yachts' Asia Pacific dealer, The Yacht Sales Co handles the sales and after-sales service for all yachts in the region.

The award is an outstanding testament to the commitment of The Yacht Sales Co team to providing the highest standard of client service. They have achieved excellent results for Dufour yachts in the region, and the after-sales service provided by its Service division is second to none.

Meantime sailors will welcome a new sponsor to one of the most prestigious sailing regattas in Australia. Nautilus Marine Insurance is proud to announce a new, multi-year partnership with the internationally acclaimed Hamilton Island Race Week. Race Week dates are 20-27 August 2022 and anticipation is high for this year's event. It returns after a two-year hiatus due to Covid restrictions, and the 2022 entrants' line-up is easily one of the regatta's most impressive fleets to date.

In announcing the new partnership Lyndon Turner CEO said, "Nautilus Marine Insurance are incredibly excited and proud to be partnering with Hamilton Island Race Week. This is an ideal way to show our yacht insurance expertise and our ongoing support of the whole yachting community. There is a great alignment between this event and Nautilus Marine Insurance!"

Not forgetting fishos, and launching a newly updated fleet of boats, Stacer again showcases why it has fondly become one of Australia's leading boat brands - epitomising quality, versatility, longevity, and effortless boating. First founded in 1971, Stacer has established a token name within the boating community, with an engrained history in exceeding customer expectations through its finessed designs and build quality.

This year Stacer is set to further raise the bar, with consumer demands and product evolution at the core of all design updates. "We are passionate about taking the feedback of our customers and dealers on board to continue enhancing our overall product experiences," says Sam Heyes, General Manager.

For sailors, Dufour Yachts has announced the release of its latest model, the Dufour 37, which will be unveiled at the Cannes Yachting Festival from 6-11 September. The Dufour 37 surpasses all others in her class with the remarkable range of living spaces onboard and features the major innovations of the Dufour 470, including a bowsprit platform, generous cockpit, ergonomic layout, and expansive deck hatches and windows.

The Dufour 37 affords superb performance in all conditions with a modern, stable hull that evokes the lines of offshore racing yachts, yet her slightly rounded lower hull delivers smooth passage and sound reduction inside. This new hull form allows for a greater power/weight ratio and improved handling at all points of sail. Her lengthened mast provides an increased sail area for even more powerful performance.

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