2012 Australian Marine Export Awards announced

by AIMEX 
2012 Club Marine Australian Marine Export & Superyacht Awards Winners with the Hon Minister Elliot Parliamentary Secretary for Trade
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The 2012 Club Marine Australian Marine Industry Export Awards, organized by the Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) were announced Thursday night at the AIMEX and Club Marine annual networking function in Sydney’s Darling Harbour.

VEEM Limited won the prestigious ‘Exporter of the Year’ award and ‘Best Marine Industry Export Performance (Large)’; other winners included Rivergate Marina & Shipyard, Hanseatic Marine, FinScan, Aqualuma Marine Lighting, M-Tech (Marine Technologies) and Sailfish Catamarans. Barry Jenkins was awarded the Marine Export & Superyacht Industry Champion.

Based in Western Australia, VEEM Limited won ‘Exporter of the Year’ and ‘Best Marine Industry Export Performance (Large)’. VEEM Limited has maintained their strong and strategic export performance plan as well as expanding their product range. They have adapted to the current market by investing in technological development, maintaining a successful delivery of competitive products to the market.

VEEM are renowned worldwide for their innovative ground breaking technology and designs and continue their commitment to bring the very latest innovations to the market. VEEM lead the industry in the development of propeller design and manufacturing technology. Application of state-of-the-art technology ensures that VEEM propellers are of the highest possible performance and quality
They remain at the forefront of propeller technology. VEEM has evolved to be able to provide a range of commercial marine propellers with superior accuracy and quality that far surpasses the competition.

The Australian Marine Industry is renowned for its innovation, and the judges awarded FinScan the winners of the Most Innovative Marine Industry Exported Product. FinScan recently (March 2012) announced the inclusion of their IntelliCORE Smart Power system as a standard feature on the new Palm Beach Motor Yachts 45, which was launched at the 2012 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.

A product that revolutionises the way boat power systems are designed, installed and operated.

The IntelliCORE system innovates in every way. Simplicity is at the forefront of the IntelliCORE design, with Plug and Play cabling for component connection, and intuitive touchscreen operation.

Barry Jenkins won the combined Marine Export & Superyacht Industry Champion Award. Barry is internationally known and respected within the Australian Marine & Superyacht Industry, having made a significant impact and contribution. Barry currently consults to the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show and Yacht & Boat Korea in the area of international relations and product development.

Industry involvement includes Past President of Marine Queensland, Past President of the Australian Marine Industries Federation, Chairman of Superyacht Australia and long-term Director on the AIMEX board.

The Hon Justine Elliot MP presenting Exporter of the Year award to Stephen Vincent, VEEM ltd Asia Pacific Distributor and MD Austral Propellers
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M-Tech (Marine Technologies), Queensland manufacturers of a full range of marina service pedestals, were awarded Winners of the ‘Best Marine Industry Export Performance (Small)’. M-Tech specialize in the manufacture of innovative marine and leisure utility equipment and accessories, not only supplied within Australia, but exported all over the world.

The ‘Best Marine Industry Export Performance (Medium)’ was awarded to, New South Wales based, Sailfish Catamarans. Sailfish Catamarans are builders of high quality custom plate aluminum power catamarans for the recreational, government & rescue markets. Their philosophy is to build quality boats that not only meet but exceed their customers’ expectations. Their export business includes New Zealand, USA, Malta, the UK, and more recently established; Russia.

For the second time running, Aqualuma Marine Lighting were awarded winners of the ‘Best Marine Industry Export Marketing Strategy’ category. Queensland based, Aqualuma manufacture and export a large range of underwater, interior and exterior LED marine lighting. Aqualuma has a very strong and proactive marketing strategy, recognized as an ‘Australian made’ brand and product in the International arena. Their presence at a number of International shows has increased their exposure and has led to them maintaining their sponsorship of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

More recently, Aqualuma have introduced their new world-class booths, showcased at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, METS, Fort Lauderdale, IBEX and Miami. Directors, Carl and Grant Amor continue to maintain and grow the visibility of the brand. Aqualuma’s product is ever expanding and they are continuing to generate a growing client base.

Sponsors of the 2012 Awards scheme include Major Sponsors; Club Marine and supporting sponsors; Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show and the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education

For further information about the Awards contact AIMEX at info@aimex.asn.au


2012 Club Marine Australian Marine Export & Superyacht Industry Awards


2012 Australian Marine Industry Exporter of the Year & Best Marine Industry Export Performance (Large)

Winner – VEEM Limited
www.veem.com.au

Most Innovative Marine Industry Exported Product
Winner – FinScan
www.finscan.com.au

Best Marine Industry Export Performance (Small Exporter)
Winner – M-Tech (Marine Technologies)
www.m-tech.com.au

Best Marine Industry Export Performance (Medium Exporter)
Winner – Sailfish Catamarans
www.sailfish.com.au

Best Marine Industry Export Performance (Large Exporter)
Winner – VEEM Limited
www.veem.com.au

Best Marine Industry Export Marketing Strategy
Winner – Aqualuma Marine Lighting
www.aqualuma.com.

2012 Superyacht Industry Business of the Year (Service Provider)
Winner – Rivergate Marina & Shipyard
www.rivergate.com.au
Highly Commended – Aurora Global Logistics
www.auroralogistics.com.au

2012 Superyacht Industry Business of the Year (Manufacturer)
Winner - Hanseatic Marine
www.hanseaticmaine.com.au

Highly Commended – Muir Winches Australia
www.muir.com.au

Marine Export & Superyacht Industry Champion
Winner – Barry Jenkins