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Jetski on the move When called upon to custom-design a jetski dock for Whitsunday Jetski Tours at Abell Point Marina in Queensland, Australia, Superior devised an extended pontoon that travels! With a small outboard motor attached, the pontoon can be moved to the fuel dock to fill up in one hit. “Not only is it efficient, it’s neat, aesthetic and a great vehicle for the company’s branding,” says Superior CEO, John Hogan. Long-term client, Steve Ward, owner of Whitsunday Jetski Tours came up with the initial concept and worked closely with Superior on its construction. “Our aim was to provide a secure, safe and environmentallyfriendly berthing option for our fleet of Sea-Doo jetskis,” he said. “It has proven very practical, with numerous options available to accommodate our growing business. People comment daily on the unique and innovative method of refuelling up to 12 jetskis by simply throwing two ropes and driving the whole dock over to our refuelling bay.” BOATLIFTS & PWC DOCKS The jetski dock at Abell Point Marina (left) and Caloundra Volunteer Coast Guard Sunstream FloatLift (above). Superior also enjoys success with the sale of its Sunstream FloatLift and has recently delivered a model catering for boats up to 30 feet to the Caloundra Volunteer Coast Guard. The Sunstream is designed for fresh and salt water, with an aluminium frame, stainless steel hardware, marine grade hydraulic cylinders with stainless shafts and marine grade hoses. Its rubber-capped SuperBunks are not only durable but provide the ultimate in cushioned support. “The best thing about a Sunstream FloatLift is the peace of mind owners enjoy when they have their boats out of the water,” Hogan explains. “Sunstream works on a hydraulic system, rather than air. The floats are filled with foam, not air, so they remain buoyant at all times. It cannot sink. It’s ingenious!” Contact Superior in QLD, Australia on email: Upgrades for docks and lifts A new personal watercraft dock, the HP Pro, has been released by HydroHoist. An upgraded version of the popular HydroPort2, HP Pro features ultratough polyethylene construction with a moulded-in tie down and a patented bow bumper that slows the PWC’s forward motion and provides a soft rest for the keel. The in-line rollers make launching easier than ever. The improved model allows for front or side mounting and can be used with fixed and floating docks. Multiple frontmounted units can also be linked together, creating an ideal system for rental fleets or fuel docks. As for previous models, the units are available in blue or tan. Also new is HarborHoist, a levellift frame model constructed from aircraft grade aluminium that complements other units in the HydroHoist boat lift series. This lift is special because it is fully selfcontained, requiring no attachment to the dock. This has been achieved by ensuring the air tanks provide consistent buoyancy, even when the hoist is in the fully lowered position. As it does not need to be attached to a dock, the HarborHoist has tremendous adaptability with various types and shapes of docks. It is compatible with fixed or floating pontoons and works in U-shaped and double-width slips, as well as L-shaped and square docks. The hull supports can be configured for nearly all boat styles, including inboard wake, pontoon and tritoon boats. HarborHoist is currently available in HydroHoist’s three traditional sizes – 4400, 6600 and 8800. The accessibility and non-skid walkway on each side of the lift makes it extremely user-friendly and it has flexible power options – either standard AC control or optional solar/DC. Contact HydroHoist in OK, USA on email: - July/August 2015 47

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