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Upon application, permission may be freely granted to copy abstracts of articles on condition that a full reference to the source is given. Printed in the UK by Stephens & George © 2015 Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd Views expressed by individual contributors in this issue are not necessarily those of Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd. Equally, the inclusion of advertisements in this magazine does not constitute endorsement of the companies, products and services concerned by Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd. The publisher reserves the right to refuse advertising. Bright ideas FROM THE EDITOR It seems that innovation is the watchword for July/ August as manufacturers from all over the world release new products or further enhance proven equipment. When emphasis these days is most often placed on improving customer service, retaining slip holders and ‘growing boating’, it’s easy to forget that the marina hardware can also make or break the reputation of a facility. Equipment also has serious impact on profits and environmental management. Sometimes forward thinking manufacture results in something small in size but big in concept. The Pile Ring (p. 58) from Monumental Plastics is a durable, stackable, unsinkable one-piece ring that could transform the management of pile moorings. The MegaMaster from Rolec Services (p. 29), on the other hand, is a bigger product in terms of size – as its name implies – and is taking ever increasing levels of dockside power to megayachts. Enquiries have been received for a 2,500amp threephase unit... We see pump-out controls from EMP Industries making best use of the latest Internet of Things technology for reporting and monitoring (p. 19); Eaton Marina Power & Lighting adding SMART notification for ground fault safety in its Lighthouse pedestals and thus helping to save lives (p. 36); Maricer developing a bespoke key-based energy control system for visitor berths (p. 39) and newcomer Marcello Giampiccolo releasing Leonardo, a pedestal with an air conditioning module that can be hired out to berth holders on a daily tariff (p. 36). Australia-based Superior has won yet another prestigious award for the Seascape adaptable floating structure (see Inside Track on and has developed a movable jetski dock that can motor to the fuel dock (p. 47). HydroHoist’s new HarborHoist boatlift (p. 47) is self-contained – no dock attachment needed – as is the Click&Go option (p. 51) in use in Spain and now ready for export. Bellingham Marine confirms that patents are pending for its new FRP thru-rod and nut system for pontoon connection (p. 57). The rod is completely corrosion resistant, high in strength and highly durable. There are many other excellent examples of product development in this issue – please read on – but one final word goes to Poralu CEI for Greencube (p. 55); a modular floating toilet block pontoon fitted with a stand-alone micro sewage treatment plant. This ingenious concept will enable marinas to install toilet/shower/ laundry blocks at less accessible locations within the marina – and the block can be moved around if needed. The company also sees Greencube’s potential as the basis of other floating structures like restaurants and bars. As the year progresses, we will be announcing many other bright ideas that are currently in transit from the design studio to the factory. And, one day, a MARINA product will win the DAME Design Award METS (see p. 9)! Carol Fulford Editor - July/August 2015 5

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