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March April 2020 Marina World

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THE SAFE, COMPACT, SELF-PROPELLED SUBMERSIBLE BOAT CARRIAGE One man can easily and safely do dry docking and launching of sailing and motor boats on ramps and slipways with a SUBLIFT. Typical usage is docking for fast service, cleaning of hulls and for winter season storage. 1 12-90 ton |

PRODUCTS & SERVICES One site, one vacuum system Interest continues to build for the vacuum sanitation system available to marinas worldwide from Flovac as it delivers one unified solution for berths and buildings. Vacuum sewage is ideal in flat areas, such as marinas, as it works with vacuum force to take waste water to the station. There is no need for pumping or deep trenches. The piping network is installed in a shallow trench that can stretch for over 1km (0.6mi) if needed to provide sanitation solutions at distant berths in luxury marinas. The Flovac system works in conjunction with service pedestals. A flexible hose can be swiftly and easily attached to the boat’s waste water outlet. No electricity is required for extracting the waste as the vacuum does the work. Spanish marinas - One Ocean Port Vell, Marina Tarraco and Marina Vela – for example have also welcomed vacuum sewerage as a more eco-friendly solution. All pipes are hermetically sealed and if a breach does occur the system goes into automatic shut-down. There is no odour and no risk of spillage. And, as the pipes are fitted in a shallow trench, the water treatment plant is unaffected by the ingress of salty water. It is thus ideal for sites with high salinity and unstable subsoil and, as the vacuum sweeps all solid matter away with force, also works efficiently in highly populated areas – beach bars, hotels etc – where foreign objects are often deposited with the waste. Even prestigious marinas like Sandy Lane Yacht Club (formerly Glossy Bay) in St Vincent and the Grenadines, have started to rely on a containerised plug and play option that can be transported and connected where needed. This is a particularly eco-friendly solution in regions where fresh water is a precious commodity. E: TransEurope partners with Pick a Pier Members of TransEurope Marinas with Pick a Pier innovators at the Dusseldorf Boat Show. Europe’s most extensive marina group, TransEurope Marinas, has formed a partnership with marina tech innovator Pick a Pier. Pick a Pier is currently providing TransEurope’s sizeable membership technological solutions to facilitate service, which spans 11 countries and represents nearly 45,000 berths, simplifying processes for marinas and customers and inspiring more boaters to get out on the water and discover new destinations. TransEurope Marinas chairman Jean-Michel Gaigné expressed his enthusiasm for the new agreement. “Pick a Pier’s clear dedication to positive growth, whilst fully sensitive to the needs of both our customers and management teams, is very reassuring. This is a crucial step forward for the marina industry and we look forward to a fruitful and beneficial relationship.” Idan Cohen, Pick a Pier’s CEO commented: “Pick a Pier is delighted to be working with TransEurope Marinas, a pioneer in the marina industry since its establishment. We believe in their strength as market leaders to lead technological innovation in the marina industry. Pick a Pier is set to revolutionise the way marinas are managed and operated by developing a patented solution that will empower the industry with much needed technological innovation and development.” E: - March/April 2020 53

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