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Australian marine industry at Dubai Boat Show

United Arab Emirates: Thursday, January 18 - 2007 @ 10:02

Fourteen Australian companies and government groups are represented at the show in March with international debut of Australian-produced marine products.

AIMEX, the peak body for the Australian marine export industry, has more than 90 of Australia’s most successful marine companies as members.

In Dubai, participants include: Local dealer ART Marine showcasing Riviera Flybridge cruisers for the Riviera Group, GME, Dynamic Products, Evrsafe Marine Technology, Multipanel Pty Ltd, Polyflex Brisbane Australia, Sea Gyros, Austral Propellers, Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, Muir Windlasses, Kingfisher Cruisers, Patriot Marine and government entities Gold Coast City Council and the Queensland Government.

Highlights on 2007 Dubai International Boat Show participants from Australia.

Gold Coast City Council
One of Australia’s fastest growing regions, Gold Coast is a base for world-renowned Australian boat builders. The region supports 450 marine companies employing 3500 people. This is the second year AIMEX and key government entities such as Gold Coast City Council, Queensland Government and Austrade have worked together to support an Australian stand at Dubai International Boat Show. www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au

Dubai marks the international debut for GME’s new marine stereo system. The GR9000 series Marine Stereo System is designed for both the music buff and boat owner. The series has AM/FM stereo, CD/MP3 playback through a generous 180 watt of audio power. Industry first inclusions of SD and USB inputs, iPod® compatibility, ensure the GR9000 will become a benchmark for marine systems. GME products are distributed in the Middle East by Zener Electronic Services of Dubai. www.gme.net.au

Riviera Group (local dealer ART Marine)
Local dealer ART Marine is displaying Riviera Flybridge cruisers at Dubai. Australia’s awarded manufacturer of sports cruisers, sports yachts and flybridge convertibles produces 360 luxury boats a year and is sold in 30 countries. www.riviera.com.au

Dynamic Products
A skiing career as a national and world slalom record holder has ensured Ron Marks has a high knowledge of creating models for other champions. Dynamic Products produces wake boards, water skis and action water sports products. www.ronmarks.com

Patriot Marine
Initially trading as a marketer and project manager for other builders (1994), Patriot Marine took on the role as builder in May 1998. The company designs and builds boats for a wide variety of clients in commercial and pleasure boat sectors. The company has won orders to produce vessels for Macau Customs while the Royal Malaysian Customs chose Patriot for its patrol craft. www.patriotmarine.com.au

Muir Windlasses
Muir has been a dominant force in Australian anchor windlass technology since 1968. A source for complete anchoring and docking system packages, Muir designs and manufactures the most extensive range of anchor windlasses and equipment available in the world market. www.muir.com.au

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
Recognised as a leading Boat Show in the Asia-Pacific region, Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show each May attracts close to 50,000 visitors and more than 400 exhibitors. Dates in 2007 are May 24 to 27. The event is staged at Sanctuary Cove and encompasses more than 3km of on-water displays, pavilion and hard-stand exhibits. www.sanctuarycoveboatshow.com.au

Austral Propeller
Austral manufactures premium propellers for all types of inboard installations ranging from high-performance sports-cruisers and sports-fishers 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. www.australpropeller.com.au

Kingfisher Cruisers
The manufacturer aims to build a superior boat with soft ride, safety and high quality style and comfort. The latest development is the 58ft Euro, a sleek and stylish Flybridge cruiser. www.kingfisher-cruisers.com

The company uses innovative technology to manufacture unique lightweight and waterproof building panels. The panels are made from high-density polyurethane and are versatile with applications across many industries including marine, construction and transport. The panels are strong, fire rated, non toxic and have good acoustic and insulation properties. www.multipanel.com.au

Poly Flex Brisbane Australia
The Australian company started in 1981. Owner and managing director Brian Gagen invented the range of Poly Flex anti vibration mount systems, shaft couplings, to suit many types of marine, defence, industrial and power generation applications. The company manufactures within its facilities all stages of the product range – machining, moulding, assembling and distributing products from southern Queensland factories. The company markets to most of the world including United Arab Emirates, USA, UK, NZ, Finland, Sweden, Iceland, China, Korea and Taiwan. www.polyflex.com.au

Other companies include Evrsafe and Sea Gyros and the Queensland Government.

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