Boating NZ : FREE TO READ March 2014
THE ARATERE, A KIWIRAIL-owned interisland ferry, brought transport between the North and South Islands to a grinding halt when it suffered a broken propeller on November 5, 2013. It has since been sent to Keppel Yard in Singapore, where it is having an extensive repair and refit, reportedly costing $30 million. New Zealand company, Henleys Propellers and Marine, has supplied the Thordon SXL material for the construction of a custom new bearing for the ship’s rudder. SXL is a high strength, elastomeric polymer developed by Thordon Bearings for a special bearing system that supports the rudder weight, while allowing the rudder stock to turn freely while accommodating for rudder stock deflection. Thordon has also developed a new, high performance rudder stock seal to complement the above and below-waterline bearing package. Henleys Propellers and Marine 0800 776 769 www.henleyspropellers.com Henleys supply Interislander rudder bearing THE DUSSELDORF BOAT SHOW, probably the biggest boat fair of her kind in the world, has provided Bavaria with staggering sales figures of 102 sailing yacht and motorboats sold. This is a new show sales record for Bavaria and perhaps the largest of the 1600 exhibitors at the show. Bavaria presented its ranges of power and sail models, showcasing its recently redeveloped Cruiser and Vision ranges. Constantin von Bülow, CEO of Bavaria, said the quality and design of the yachts were the most commonly mentioned purchase reasons from their customers. “We have invested a lot of time and money in these subjects because we are convinced that customers are not deceived today just by smart chic lines in the design during their purchase decision, but spend more time looking exactly at all the details of a yacht.” Christine Bird, sales manager for Busfield Marine Brokers, the NZ dealers for Bavaria sail and motorboats, visited the show in Dusseldorf and was impressed with the range available. “W ith a new Vision 42 and a Cruiser 41 on the way, plus the Cruiser 56 and 33s that are already here, prospective purchasers will soon be able to see a good selection of what Bavaria has to offer, here in New Zealand.” Busfield Marine 09 302 1220 www.busfieldmarine.co.nz Bavaria’s New Sales Record NAVICO HOLDING AS, parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands, has added Contour Innovations to its inventory. Contour Innovations is a mapping and geospatial software company that created the LakeTrax platform, which powers Navico’s Insight Genesis global map-making tool. Insight Genesis has provided innovative map-making tools to 146 countries. It has also created the BioBase software and service, which allows aquatic biologists, government agencies and researchers to implement long-term monitoring programs. Leif Ottosson, president and CEO of Navico Holding AS, says mapping content is a strategic priority for Navico’s growth ambitions. “W ith the acquisition of Contour Innovations and its talented team, we will rapidly strengthen and expand the functionality of our Insight Genesis service. We are confident that accelerating and adding even more innovative capabilities to Insight Genesis will be a big win for our customers.” Navico 09 925 4500 www.navico.com Navico acquires Contour Innovations For more information PHONE 07 846 0998 or EMAIL email@example.com ONLY $795 paddle board Fun for all – young and old – for pleasure or exercise. Complete with paddle. Suitable for lakes, rivers, harbours and the surf. Maximum carrying weight 120kg. Length 2850mm. Width 830mm. 0314-450314-8 JOB VACANCY - PART TIME RECEPTIONIST/ADMINISTRATOR We require a ‘switched on’ person to assist in the success and growth of our new yacht sales and brokerage business located in the heart of Westhaven’s marine precinct. Duties are varied and interesting. You must be comfortable meeting people and have a professional telephone manner. A good standard of English is essential and Mandarin would be a distinct advantage. Good computer skills are required for marketing, advertising and database management. Remuneration will be based on skills and experience and working conditions will be very pleasant. For more information please call Tim Matheoda on 021 985 822 or you may email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org subscribe online at www.mags4gifts.co.nz/boating-nz 111 Industry_March14.indd 111 18/02/2014 8:50:34 a.m.
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