AIMEX to have strong presence at IBEX

Australian companies are sure to impress at this year’s International ...

AIMEX to have strong presence at IBEX

October 12, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

Australian companies are sure to impress at this year’s International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) – a well known platform to launch new products and technologies. The Australian Marine Export Group (AIMEX) the peak body for the Australian Marine Export Industry is taking an impressive delegation of industry heavyweights to IBEX including Austral Propellers, Aqualuma Marine Lighting, VEEM Propellers, PolyFlex Group, FinScan, Stress Free Marine, Coursemaster Autopilots, Hydrive Engineering, Palm Unbreakable Drinkware and Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.

Palm Plastics Glow in the Dark products at the 2011 International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX)

Palm Plastics Glow in the Dark products at the 2011 International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX)

Palm Unbreakable will be featuring its glow-in-the-dark drink ware – which has proven to be a big hit with the marine cruising.

AIMEX CEO MaryAnne Edwards says “The continued support of Australian companies for IBEX reinforces the opportunities within the US market despite the recent economic crisis. There is still a real need to maintain a profile in this key market. With the dollar having dropped in recent weeks this will be a positive for the Australian companies showcasing their products at this show.  IBEX attracts significant numbers of US boat builders and has traditionally been a very fruitful show for Australian companies.”

It is understood that the size of the show has increased this year another good sign for the industry.

IBEX will be held in Louisville, Kentucky 17-19 October followed by the Fort Lauderdale 27-31 Oct.

The Australia Superyacht and marine export Industry will also be well represented at this show.


The Australian companies attending IBEX 2011 are:

Austral Propellers has led the way in propeller design and manufacturing in Australia for 60 years. The company manufactures high quality, inboard marine propellers at competitive prices and using short manufacturing lead times. Austral produces propellers for all types of inboard installations ranging from high performance sports cruisers and luxury motor yachts through to sailing yachts, leisure craft, ski boats, motor yachts and commercial fishing vessels. The company is dedicated to manufacturing high quality products in particularly short lead times and is the preferred ‘emergency supplier’ for many international boat builders, dealers and charter operators.

Veem Propellers specialises in the supply of high performance propulsion system packages. The company crates high performance fully CNC machined propellers and shaftline packages.

Aqualuma Marine Lighting offers a revolutionary approach to underwater lighting. From one-piece injected moulded polycarbonate housing to the company’s ground breaking LED light technology, Aqualuma lights are maintenance free and use virtually no power.

Poly Flex Group Pty Ltd manufactures anti-vibration mounting systems, polymer shaft drive couplings and customised polymer mouldings for the marine, industrial, mining, power generation and agricultural industries.

FinScan is a market leader in the field of Marine Biometrics, who recently won the Australian AIMEX most innovative product award for 2010. From Fingerprint engine starting, integrated marine keyless entry / security systems, to distributed DC power switching and monitoring systems. In combination, FinScan’s products will secure a boat with the integrated alarm system, perform keyless entry ,perform vessel monitoring  and perform engine starting on all major engine brands – without a key in sight. We call it , “Intelligence at your finger tips”. See our new “IntelliCORE” product for the first time at METS 2010.

Stress Free Marine has produced the NG Series Stress Free is a compact electric drum-style anchor winch used to raise, lower and secure anchors from the helm at the touch of a button. The patented design allows the anchor to be lowered under powered control at 90 fpm or to freefall without risk of over run or tangles at up to 600 fpm which means in 60 feet of water the anchor is on the bottom in 6 seconds. The built in actuating mechanism disengages the drum off the drive system and acts as a brake to prevent the spool from over run by continuously applying an even load at both ends of the drum. Once the free fall actuator is switched to OFF the robust drive is automatically re-engaged, locking the mechanism so that additional tying off is not necessary. Using an NG Series Stress Free makes anchoring a breeze.

Coursemaster Autopilots Pty Ltd in Sydney has been designing, manufacturing and exporting quality marine autopilots for 30 years. Commercial and leisure boat skippers around the world acknowledge the superior performance, toughness and reliability of Coursemaster Autopilots whether for a fishing, charter, tug, power or sailing vessel from five to 100 metres.

Palm Unbreakable Drinkware has been designed by enthusiasts for marine and outdoor activities. The Palm Unbreakable Boating and Camping ranges are 2-shot moulded and feature an integral non-slip base with a polycarbonate top. The wine and tumblers stack for space saving storage and transport. In addition the shapes are contemporary and robust with a low centre of gravity and heavy bases. The base of the camping range “glows-in-the-dark”. Palm Product’s commitment to quality and the environment is demonstrated with certification to ISO9001, the Automotive Standard TS16949, and Environmental Standard ISO14001.

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