Lightwave's Grande plan
After the release of the popular Lightwave 45 Sports in 2005, Lightwave has fast-tracked a new super-size deck design and plans to launch a 45 Grande later this year.
“A Lightwave 38 owner commissioned a Lightwave 46 motor-sailer, and we will offer the new deck on our larger sail and power models as a result of this project,” a spokesperson said. “The 45 Sports will remain an option. This awesome vessel has been documented to outperform the biggest names in the industry and has a proven 20,000nm of ocean-going capabilities behind it.
“The Lightwave 45 Grande has more volume – with a four-cabin layout and larger saloon and cockpit ð while still offering responsive performance.”
Costings on the new model had yet to be finalised at the time of going to press.
For more information email email@example.com or ph (07) 5556 0030.
Escape to the lakes
Now there's an easy answer to putting an end to wasted weekends ð www.lastminuteboatingholidays.com
This is the new initiative of boating holiday company Riviera Nautic on Victoria's Gippsland Lakes.
You can visit the site, check out the weather and book a boat at a great deal.
“The Gippsland Lakes is truly a boating paradise where you can spend your mornings swimming, your days boating, your afternoons sipping espresso and your evenings watching the most glorious sunsets,” a spokesperson said.
“You can be as energetic or as lazy as you like ð the lakes offer both experiences.”
For more information ph (03) 5156 2243 or visit www.lastminuteboatingholidays.com
Burke turns pro
Burke Marine has released a new sandal.
Designed with protection and comfort in mind, the Pro Deck Sandal has a reinforced, protected toe and is made from quick-dry material and open mesh, allowing excellent ventilation and lightweight feel at all times.
The shoe is designed to look at home both on and off the water and retails for $80.
For more information contact Burke on ph (02) 9968 4333 or visit www.burkemarine.com.au
Share in Sydney By Sail
Yacht charter company Sydney by Sail has launched a yacht syndication program to allow time-poor sailors to enjoy the pleasure of owning a yacht in Sydney without all the headaches.
“Buyers purchase a share in a Hunter yacht and then enjoy fully serviced, walk-on walk-off sailing,” a spokesperson said.
“The yacht will be maintained by professional staff, and the owners will never need to clean, or repair the yacht.
“A 10 percent share entitles the buyer to about 33 days per year.
“All the buyer needs to do is book the yacht when they want it, turn up with their friends or family, jump on board, then spend an idyllic day exploring the harbour's many beautiful bays.
“Afterward, they just tie up at the dock, then go home, relaxed and stress-free.”
Sydney by Sail operates a successful charter fleet at Darling Harbour, right in the heart of Sydney.
For more information ph (02) 9280 1110 or visit www.sydneybysail.com
Bavaria sails into Airlie Beach
The Australian distributor of Bavaria Yachts, North South Yachting, has opened an office in Airlie Beach in Queensland.
The office combines one of the best-selling production brands with the expertise of a leading charter investment organisation selling yachts into charter, plus an experienced local sales team for private yacht sales.
“We will now be able to offer a better service for Bavaria yachts into charter, finance to purchase, spare parts supply and support for charter boat partners in the Whitsundays,” Bavaria Charter Australia representative Stewart Key said.
Key (right) is To contact the new office ph (07) 4948 0206, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.northsouthyachting.com.au
Scanstrut solves it
Scanstrut has teamed up with Raymarine to offer a wide range of installation solutions for the new STV37 antenna.
These include a reduced antenna footprint and greater choice of positions.
For more information ph (02) 9479 4800 or visit www.raymarine.com
New-look logo for AIMEX
The Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) has released a new logo.
It is the first time in since AIMEX was formed that the logo has been updated by the peak body, which represents over 100 leading Australian marine exporters.
“As an organisation, we are dealing within an extremely competitive global market. It is important that we can be clearly recognised as a group promoting Australian marine innovation and expertise,” AIMEX CEO Mary Anne Edwards said.
AIMEX organises the Australian pavilion at a number of international boat shows.
For more information visit www.aimex.asn.au
Seaview for Coursemaster
Coursemaster Autopilots Pty Ltd has been appointed as the Australian distributor for the Seaview radar and satellite antenna mounting solutions.
Coursemaster will now offer Seaview's complete range of mounting solutions suitable for all popular brands of radar and satellite antennas. This will serve to complement their other strong product lines and provide further service to their marine electronic dealers and installers.
Coursemaster has been designing and manufacturing quality autopilots in Sydney for more than 30 years and exporting to Europe, Asia, Middle East and North America. The company is the authorised Australian distributor for KODEN, SEIWA, Interphase, KVH, Leica/MX-Marine and Shakespeare products.
For more information ph (02) 9417 7097, email email@example.com or visit www.coursemaster.com
Four from Fountaine Pajot
French production builder Fountaine Pajot will unveil four new catamarans this year.
Australian distributor EC Marine Pty Ltd will showcase the exciting new Orana 44 and Salina 48 sailing catamarans at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show on the Gold Coast in May, plus new Pilot and Cumberland power trawlers.
“Fountaine Pajot has invested $20m over the last three years developing these new models and setting new benchmarks in state-of-the-art production techniques with continual improvements in infused sandwich composite hulls and new RTM eco-technology,” a spokesperson said.
“The highly anticipated new Orana 44 and Salina 48 sailing catamarans replace two of the company's greatest successes, the Belize 43 and Bahia 46.”
Designed by renowned Joubert/Nivelt team, the Orana 44 is priced from $780,000 and is ideal for high-performance ocean sailing or modified for charter. It boasts a high degree of comfort with a low centre of gravity for maximum safety and a generous sail area.
An innovative sliding bay provides direct open-plan access between the saloon and cockpit, enhancing safety and easy of movement.
Retaining the most popular features of the Bahia 46, the Salina 48 has been designed to the most demanding list of specifications by architects Berret/Racoupeau.
Priced from $1m, the Salina 48 is an extremely capable catamaran that is ideally suited to offshore sailing with an emphasis on comfort, safety and spaciousness.
Fountaine Pajot has also rejuvenated its popular Mahe 36, Lavezzi 40 and Eleuthera 60 sailing catamarans.
For more information ph 1300 855 338, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.fountainepajot.com.au
It's all in the angle
Tacktick has released a new display that displays two lines of data in 32cm digits to give excellent wide-angle viewing options.
The Dual Display Maxi range offers an impressive array of innovative features, including a startline function that tells racers to speed up or slow down as they approach the start line, a crucial tool for optimising starts. The displays use high-contract LCD screens with super-large digits to give maximum clarity. With no wires to run through the boat or up the mast and super-thin, lightweight displays, Tacktick's instruments offer the most weight-efficient package for race boat owners.
For more information visit www.oceantalk.com.au A price was not available at the time of going to press.
Watch to dive for
Born to explore the ocean depths, the latest offering from Jaeger-LeCoultre is a distinguished diving collection.
The Master Compressor Diving Chronograph is capable of resisting extreme water pressure and provides its wearer with a pulsometer tool ideal for divers of all experience. It is water-resistant to 1000m and has a power reserve of 65 hours.
The Master Compressor Diving GMT also displays a second timezone.
The flagship of the range, the Master Compressor Diving Pro Geographic, is equipped with a mechanical depth gauge and multiple time-zone indication.
Prices range from $11,300 to $30,000.
For more information and a list of stockists ph (02) 8215 5547 or visit www.jaeger-lecoultre.com