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Communications and onboard entertainment options - MarineBusinessWorld Oceania newsletter

by Peter Rendle 18 Jan 23:00 GMT
AST receives Intellian OneWeb Certification for Maritime Connectivity Solutions © The AST Group

Applied Satellite Technology Ltd (AST) has officially been awarded the Intellian OneWeb Certification, authorising the company to carry out installations of Intellian parabolic antennas. This significant milestone solidifies AST's position as a leader in providing seamless maritime connectivity solutions.

The certification, issued by Intellian, a leading provider of satellite communication and antenna systems, underscores AST's commitment to offering cutting-edge solutions to its maritime clientele. With this accreditation, AST is now authorised to install and maintain state-of-the-art antennas, further enhancing the company's ability to meet the evolving communication needs of the maritime industry.

VOKOL Acoustics proudly announces its entrance into the marine audio domain, positioning itself as a pioneer of high-end audio sophistication. With a mission to redefine the maritime audio experience, the company leverages thought leadership from a team of seasoned engineers and industry veterans. VOKOL Acoustics was born out of an obsession for the power of music, a passion for the boating lifestyle, and a relentless pursuit of self-expression.

Australian luxury motor yacht builder Riviera is making a significant investment in the future of young Australians seeking a career in the marine industry by opening its own state-of-the-art training centre, The Riviera Academy of Excellence. The Academy, based within Riviera's 16.8-hectare Gold Coast facility will allow the motor yacht builder to train, in partnership with Major Training Group, their 150 apprentices onsite across ten individual trades, including composite technology, marine craft construction, diesel fitting and cabinetmaking.

From the Marina Industry Association an important seminar detail: An oil spill in your marina or boatyard requires fast and efficient action. All marina personnel should be trained to assist in any spill situation. The more who can assist, the better the outcome. Complete the online pre-training then join industry experts for a 2 hour live online session.

The next live online session is on 29th February at 2-4 pm AEST. Register now to join this session. Respond to oil and chemical spills. Be actively involved in the setting up and maintenance of spill response equipment and the proper storage, use and disposal of liquids at specified sites. WH&S, Environmental Impact and Liability. Identify potential risks and improvement strategies.

And more business integration developments: Smartgyro and Navico Group, a global leader in technology for marine, RV, and specialty vehicle industries, announce official integration to enhance the onboard experience. This strategic partnership seamlessly integrates Smartgyro's cutting-edge stabilization technology with Navico's multifunction displays, creating a synergy that promises unparalleled marine navigation and control.

Smartgyro's mission to deliver a comfortable, safe, and seamless onboard experience to ensure boaters can live out their dreams aligns with Navico Group's commitment to shaping the future of boating with advanced navigation solutions and intuitive technology.

People news: The Marina Industries Association (MIA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Luke Habermann to the role of Membership & Programs Manager. Working across all areas of the business, the role supports the MIA's expanding membership and member programs. A passionate sailor, Luke's marina career journey spans over 20 years and includes extensive operational marina management experience both in Australia and overseas.

He brings a strong focus on customer service, safety and compliance and coupled with his management of both wet and dry boat storage operations, it gives him a unique insight into the needs of members and how the MIA can continue to evolve to support them.

From overseas the Singapore Yachting Festival has announced its 2024 details. With over 70 yachts on display and an abundance of F&B, entertainment, and immersive activities on offer, guests will be able to fully immerse in the distinct yachting way of living. Returning after a highly successful inaugural event in 2023, the Singapore Yachting Festival will take place from 25-28th April at ONE degrees15 Marina Sentosa Cove. The four-day event will showcase spectacular yacht displays and stunning entertainment.

With a concerted effort to showcase the full spectrum of the unique yachting lifestyle, the 2024 edition will launch a Lifestyle Festival market; visitors can expect experiential activities, pop-up lifestyle stalls, demonstrations, live music, roving entertainment and much more. Mr Arthur Tay, SUTL Enterprise CEO and Executive Director, said, "ONE degrees15's acquisition of the Singapore Yachting Festival signifies a transformative journey towards elevating our brand influence in the marine industry."

Also from Asia and a native of Singapore, Camper & Nicholsons announces the appointment of Della Pearce as a yacht sales advisor in Singapore. Della brings a wealth of experience in the yacht sales industry to her appointment as Yacht Sales Advisor with Camper & Nicholsons, specifically in the Asia-Pacific region.

Della embarked on her career in 2005, working for an established Superyacht agency in Singapore before graduating from the Singapore Maritime Academy. From 2011, Della served as a broker and sales director for local, prominent yacht dealerships, including several within the Ferretti Group. Responsible for brokering large yachts as well as working with major superyacht builders on new build projects, Della has experience in all aspects of the sales process.

Stay Dry,
Peter Rendle -

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