NZ Marine companies to showcase new-to-US products at FLIBS 2014

From October 30 to November 3, the New Zealanders will be back in force at the ...

NZ Marine companies to showcase new-to-US products at FLIBS 2014

October 28, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

From October 30 to November 3, the New Zealanders will be back in force at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS). The NZ Marine companies will display the all-new products that reduce fuel-burn, a range of services designed to help make the most of the yacht, as well as a sporty new guest tender, to name but a few.

Strata 770 yacht tender by Smuggler Marine - Photo by Gareth Cooke Subzero Group

Strata 770 yacht tender by Smuggler Marine - Photo by Gareth Cooke/Subzero Group

Smuggler Marine’s sporty new guest tender

Smuggler Marine’s range of luxury tenders for superyachts will be promoted at FLIBS with the new Smuggler 700CC centre console boat sure to be of interest to larger yachts looking for a sporty guest tender. Smuggler’s smaller RIBs, from 5.4metres to 6.7metres are the company’s most popular tenders, with the ability to customise the length and width to fit existing tender wells or design briefs. Engine choice is inboard jet or stern drive, or outboard. Owners of beachfront property will love the stunning amphibious Smugger Strata 770, which eliminates the hassle of launching; no trailer, no waiting at the boat ramp, and drive straight in off the beach.

Propspeed Foul Release Coating shown at FLIBS for the first time

Propspeed Foul Release Coating has been used successfully around the world, including throughout the US, for more than 10 years on sailboats; sportfishing vessels; cruisers and megayachts and for will be shown at FLIBS for the first time. Thousands of happy boat-owners will attest to its success in providing a vessel’s running gear and propellers with a long-lasting, ultra-smooth surface, preventing fouling; reduced fuel-burn and enabling more speed. Oceanmax International is exhibiting at FLIBS for the first time and the stand will be manned by Florida-based representative, Mark Billingsley, in the 700 Tent, stand 705.

Balex Automatic Boat Loader introduced to the US for the first time

Balex’s innovative Automatic Boat Loader will be introduced for the first time to the US at the show. This inventive product revolutionises recreational boaters’ access to water with a one-touch launch and retrieval process for trailer boats. The Balex Automatic Boat Loader means no wet feet, no clambering down the ramp to attach the winch, no slow electronic winch or manual cranking. It also means increased access to the ocean without relying on strength or a team effort, as it can be used solo and has enough torque to tackle 5000kg. It fits to new and existing trailers, requires no modifications to the boat and works equally as well for glass and aluminium-bottomed boats.

MedAire have a new launch to release at FLIBS

MedAire will introduce exciting new products at FLIBS, with their expert team on-site to help crew choose the onboard medical equipment that best suits their, and their guests’ needs – both at sea and on shore. MedAire will demonstrate how their quality medical and security advice, information, and assistance help yacht crew and guests around the world; supported by MedAire’s medical kit systems and MCA-compliant first responder training.

McMullen & Wing lasting quality and seaworthiness on display

As unique as the pristine coastline they’re crafted on, McMullen & Wing craft striking superyachts which perform. Yachts created by McMullen & Wing are renowned for being exceptionally-capable vessels; a capability which proves itself at launch as many McMullen & Wing new builds take advantage of New Zealand’s diverse coastlines for their inaugural cruise. These are yachts which are to be used, enjoyed and loved; but it’s on water that they truly come to life and show what they’re capable of.

There will be two McMullen & Wing yachts at the show: 40-metre explorer yacht Mea Culpa, exhibited for sale with Burgess, and 25-metre express cruiser ELIELLE (ex Jariya), 25m shown at FLIBS by Worth Avenue. While both are earlier vessels, they are excellent examples of the lasting quality inherent in all McMullen & Wing yachts. McMullen & Wing CEO, Michael Eaglen will be at Fort Lauderdale and available to show people aboard both vessels.

Alloy Yachts onsite to discuss new build projects

Chris Brown, Alloy Yachts’ new business development manager will be on hand at Fort Lauderdale to discuss new build projects as well as Alloy motor yacht MY47 and sailing yacht PS46.

Alloy motor yacht MY47

Alloy motor yacht MY47

Born out of the yachting partnership which produced 67.2-metre mega yacht Vertigo, Alloy Yachts and Philippe Briand once again teamed up to create PS46. The 46-metre performance sloop is offered as a fully-engineered turnkey project, with a range of personalisation options, and is ready to commence build immediately with a reduced build time compared to a fully custom yacht.

Likewise, MY47 is the product of a proven partnership, and is a collaboration between Alloy Yachts and Dubois Naval Architects based on award-winning superyacht Loretta Anne. The 47-metre motoryacht offers a streamlined build time and two year warranty.

Alloy sailing yacht PS46

Alloy sailing yacht PS46

Maxwell’s largest anchor to date to be introduced at FLIBS

Maxwell will be introducing its largest anchor windlass design to date; the new Maxwell SY38 to the superyacht market in the United States. Finely crafted in mirror-polished stainless steel, the SY38 is designed for up to 38mm anchor chain and suitable for vessels in the 100 metres LOA range. The SY38 features a self-seating “Dog Clutch” mechanism for the very robust requirements of yachts in this class.

Maxwell will also display associated deck gear and information on anchoring systems suitable for every application on today’s superyachts. At a point when some US builders are working consistently in the 50-metre plus range, Maxwell sees this introduction as timely and will be displaying its superyacht equipment at booths 733 & 734.

IMED’s functional, watertight outdoor helms on the show circuit for the first time

IMED offer something different to the superyacht industry. The Auckland-based company designs and builds watertight, functional outdoor helm stations, allowing the skipper precision control from the deck, with a helm crafted in carbon fibre, membrane or glass

The helms been successfully fitted on S/Y Genevieve, luxury yacht Destination, superyacht  Silvertip, and the tenders of mega yacht A, among others, with IMED’s team regularly travelling to yachts around the world to fit IMED products.

Robinson bringing third generation expertise to US clients

Robinson Interiors are New Zealand’s most experienced yacht interior company, manufacturing and installing bespoke yacht interiors both in NZ and around the world for new build and refit projects. They’ll be on hand at FLIBS to advise both new build and refit clients on the latest innovation in superyacht interiors, delivered to an exceptional standard.

Holton offers refit alternative for Northern Hemisphere-based yachts

Holton Marine provides a one stop service for launch, ship and superyacht maintenance and repair at Orams Marine Village, in the heart of New Zealand’s largest city; Auckland. Close to Auckland’s commercial slipways and the Viaduct Basin, Holton is on-call for routine maintenance or emergency repairs of both pleasure craft and commercial vessels. Savvy international clients of Holton Marine are cottoning on to the fact they can take advantage of the company’s quality workmanship then enjoy cruising New Zealand’s scenic locations during the northern hemisphere winter.

Destination New Zealand helps vessels head south

Destination New Zealand will be on hand to help spread the word on the diversity of cruising available along New Zealand’s coastlines. Personnel on the stand will be passing on itinerary advice for adventurous yachts ready to point the bow for new cruising grounds and on site will be industry experts to guide you in making the most out of the island nation, for cruising, new build or refit. That information will be available in an e-Book. Representatives from the South Pacific’s premier regatta, the New Zealand Millennium Cup, will also be on hand to help with any enquiries.

New Zealand marine industry companies exhibiting at FLIBS include:

Robinson Interiors

McMullen & Wing


Alloy Yachts


Balex Marine



Smuggler Marine

Magnus Marine

Holton Marine

Stainless Downunder

Destination New Zealand

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