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January February 2019 Marina World

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PRODUCTS, SERVICES & PEOPLE Berthing at pods An off-grid, autonomous mooring solution called Marina Pods is being promoted by inventor and boating enthusiast, Ian Scarffe, as a practical, affordable, eco-friendly option for marina operators, governments and local authorities to create more berths. The fully patented, bespoke concept is the result of a collaborative partnership with a number of leading marine technology providers. The Marina Pods concept provides secure berthing, power, water, provision of snacks and beverages, comfortable seating areas, showers, toilet, laundry etc., on a ‘stand-alone’ basis with zero dependence on shoreside services. Pods can be positioned in offshore locations using the SeaFlex mooring system and all main services are generated from renewable resources. Internet and navigation connectivity is integral, utilising a cloud based availability/booking system and inbuilt waypoint navionics. Skippers can thus zoom in on pod locations for voyage planning purposes. As the system is completely modular, pod sites are scalable and thus lend themselves to investment optimisation via a licence model scheme. E:ian@marinapods.com “For year-round boat handling” www.roodberg.com The Original www.marinaworld.com - January/February 2019 65

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