ZeroJet’s story begins in 2014 when our co-founders - entrepreneurs and outdoors-enthusiasts Bex and Neil - moved to Perth and opened the world’s first Jetsurf Experience Centre. Through buying, selling and renting out these Czech-made boards, they simultaneously realised a) how big the market was, and b) the negative impact these petrol-powered, two-stroke motorised surfboards were having on the environment. During this time, Bex made a video which went viral online, and it was further proof that there was an enthusiastic market waiting to be served. But Bex and Neil decided to serve up something a bit greener; something to counteract the jetboards’ carbon footprint. So in 2015 they moved back to New Zealand and founded Voltaic Jetboards. After assembling a team of four engineers - all ex-Buckley Systems; a New Zealand success story making electromagnets for particle accelerators - the crew started work on a more environmentally-friendly alternative, and they spent the next two years developing high-performance electric jetboards. Fast-forward to 2018, the team had carried out significant Research & Development on a bespoke jet pump design paired with electric motor and custom hull design using their hydrodynamic expertise. In other words, they produced a finalised design and a high-performing prototype: the world’s fastest electric jetboard, hitting speeds of 70 km/hr. With such positive feedback about the impressive performance their electric jetboard was capable of, it was the interest of boat builders that ultimately influenced the team to pivot their business and focus purely on electric jet systems for boats. Although the opportunity was a daunting one, it was also a fantastic chance to make a much greater impact in the world. During this year, the first prototype electric jet tender was designed and built - though it actually packed a little too much punch! Despite the relative international chaos of 2020, it was a year of exponential growth for Bex, Neil and their team. After rebranding to ZeroJet and raising seed capital from investors, the team grew to 10 and managed to hit a number of key milestones, including: - completed a 3 month Startmate accelerator program - built the world’s lightest electric jet tender - developed a highly efficient jetpod system designed for 3 m to 4 m boats - formed an ongoing partnership with Offshore Cruising Tenders - launched publicly and started making sales to a very interested marine industry. Alongside the material and technical development journey of ZeroJet, some powerful comparisons have been made to the automotive industry, to gauge the impact of traditional petrol-powered outboard motors on the marine environment. In short, taking one 20hp four-stroke outboard off the water is the equivalent of taking 150 cars off the road - and that’s something we’re striving to have a hand in. Our plans include partnering with more boat builders, expanding internationally, and developing systems for larger 5 m and 6 m tenders, all working towards our ultimate audacious goal of eliminating the need for combustion engines on small watercraft.
The Melbourne Boat Show is an annual event in Victoria that generally takes places the fourth weekend of October. This show is known to be the largest event in the local marine industry, with thousands of exhibitors gathering in the city to showcase their latest products and services. In Victoria, boating is a significant industry that counts with 200k registered boats, 420k marine license holders, and another 500k boating participants. For that reason, the waterfront event will provide a welcome to boating theme for potential boating lifestylers, and that all-important ‘next layer’ of potential members of the boating community. Every year, The Melbourne Boat Show attract boaters, water sport enthusiasts, fishing aficionados and non-boaters alike, state-wide, nationally and internationally. Some features of this event include activities that allow people to learn about how to discover boating, courses and learning options, safety demonstrations, boating tourism and destination opportunities and displays. Some of the main products exhibited include boating, diving, fishing and sailing equipment, motorboats, jet skis, accessories and yachts. Attendees will find all kinds of watercraft including kayaks, sailboats, tinnies, ski and wake boats. You will also find a huge range of lifestyle accessories that make recreational boating so exciting. Potential buyers will be able to view these items up close and buy on the spot! This event invites you to spend spring days and nights, with a beautiful waterfront lifestyle aspect, in a temporary boating ‘village’ set up, over-looking Victoria Harbour, Docklands, the waterways to Port Phillip and the Yarra, as well as the City. There you will find 5,000 – 10,000 square metres of quality boat displays, entertainment zones, activations, food, refreshments, education sessions, and more. The Melbourne Boat Show also features a variety of competitions, and live demonstrations by the top experts in the industry. The show also offers loads of activities for all to spend a great day out for the whole family.
The Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, with a history of over 140 years, is one of the oldest yacht clubs in Victoria with a long list of historical firsts. Become part of a vibrant social and sailing community and enquire about joining today. Park your boat at St Kilda Harbour’s brilliant new Marina. Overnight, for 20 years, or for any time in between. Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron offers you a whole new world of lifestyle opportunities. Arrange a berth with us, and you’re within walking distance of all the restaurants, boutiques and happenings of exhilarating St Kilda. Our Marina is just minutes away from the big City with its theatres and cinemas, galleries and arcades, fine wining and dining. You’ll also have full access to the Squadron’s superbly restored historic clubhouse with all its renowned facilities. Of course, if you think your pride and joy deserves to permanently enjoy all the wonders of the best boating facility on the bay, you’ll be more than welcome!
At R Marine Jacksons Customer Service means finding the best solution for each customer, quickly, correctly, and with a helpful attitude and this is how we operate at R Marine Jacksons, whether it be for before the sale or after the sale. We work with an easy purchasing philosophy of no pressure selling and we explain the sales process to all so everyone is comfortable with the decision being made. We are an Accredited Boating Industry Of Victoria member with access to finance, insurance and the knowledge to make boating easy. After the sale; we offer a full handover service on all New & Used boats with tuition of the vessel along with basic berthing & boat handling lessons so that you are comfortable to enjoy your boat immediately. We have over 50 years of experience in the marine industry and in that time, we have built up a network of contractors that are the experts in their fields. So, we invite you to lean on us for any servicing and spare part enquiries, servicing or boat maintenance schedule packages. We offer annual tailor-made service packages to your requirements and take care of the annual boat maintenance schedules by arranging – pick up, travel lift, hard stands, servicing, anti-foul, polishing and return packages to all boat owners. Being located at the Sandringham Yacht Club we have a 40-tonne travel lift, a hard stand storage yard and marina berths for any servicing requirements available to us.
Aquarama Marina originally built back in the 1960’s was just a small fuel stop with limited pens and a slipway. Completely re-developed in 1985 into a fully faceted marina with 210 pens and a 50 stacker boat rack – the first boat stacker to be build Western Australia and remained the only one for many years until boat stackers became the obvious solution to boat storage with the short supply of accessible land to store boats near the water. The marina offers a variety of services to benefit our clients with in-house businesses like; Mechanical repairs, a boats sales office, public slipway, detailing & repairs, boat course training centre and a restaurant. Situated only 20 minutes up-river from the Fremantle Port we are just a short cruise to the Indian ocean and beyond where you’ll find the pristine waters of Rottnest Island. The staff at Aquarama pride ourselves on great service to all our clients, a reputation we’ve built up over many years in the marine industry.
Located less than 10 minutes from Perth CBD, the South of Perth Club has land and water pens, slipway, swing moorings, sailors with a disability hoist, ample car parking, restaurant with views across Swan and Canning Rivers to Perth city, three bars, alfresco dining, and a function centre. The Yacht Club has a licensed restaurant, with some of Perth’s best views overlooking the Swan and Canning Rivers with a clear view of Perth city. The restaurant caters for lunches and dinners, as well as special functions. Three bars meet the needs of members and their guests, while two outside areas cater for informal al fresco dining. South of Perth features a wide diversity of yachting classes and divisions from junior training dinghies to ocean racing craft and a very social cruising section. Our competitive time trialling power boat fleets are the largest on the river, and welcome and accommodate the inexperienced and expert alike. With a full programme of social events each year, a la carte and casual dining and outdoor and indoor bars, there is something for everyone seven days a week. We are absolutely sure that joining the South of Perth Yacht Club is a decision you’ll look back on with both pride and pleasure.
Bavaria Yachts is one of the most modern manufacturers of sailing yachts and motorboats worldwide. A BAVARIA yacht is the product of the perfect interplay between its individual components. At its forefront is the immense knowhow on boat construction, the engineering ingenuity and design. Today, it is possible to realise the entire range of this knowledge with a high degree of precision and quality. A combination of the best materials, fixtures and fittings, the best craftsmanship and a committed workforce results in something that is the hallmark of every Bavaria: the joy of yachting. Bavaria Yachts has been known since its founding as an innovation leader in serial yacht manufacturing. Over 450 sailing yachts and motorboats are manufactured on the shipyard of Bavaria Yachts in Giebelstadt, near Würzburg. Four production lines, each 125 meters long, a carpenter’s workshop where the entirety of the yacht is constructed, two halls to manufacture hulls and decks, are accommodated on a large surface measuring 200,000 square meters.
Performance Cruising Yachts is one of the oldest sailing businesses in Australia. We have been importing to Australia premium brands such as Hunter Yachts and Silverton Motor Cruises from the USA, Dufour Yachts from France, garnering great success and many awards. Since 2013, we became Australia’s exclusive importer for Elan Yachts, and soon to announce an exciting association with a premium catamaran brand. We have imported hundreds of yachts and motor boats. And we have delivered them to all states of Australia, as well as importing into New Zealand, Fiji, the USA and Europe. In these days of customers recognising and demanding quality, we only choose premium brands that have high levels of quality and exceptional customer service. We have a dedicated team of shipwrights, riggers, boat detailers and in house staff headed up by General Manager Ed Penn. Ed has over 20 years’ experience within the marine industry and brings a massive wealth of knowledge and expertise to all areas of the business.
Whitehaven Motor Yachts is the culmination of the vision, determination and expertise of entrepreneur, Bruce Scott and passionate boat-builder, Ryan Hanson. Inspired by the tranquil beaches of Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands, they designed and built their ideal blue-water cruising vessel. Like its namesake, the Whitehaven range of motor yachts is a sanctuary, redefining luxury boating and offering the opportunity to experience the ultimate escape and superlative standard of relaxation. Starting from scratch with tooling, the Whitehaven design team were charged with conceptualising the ideal long-range cruiser, with impeccable offshore capabilities. The major considerations were to develop a hull that offered an immensely stable, dry, economical and comfortable ride in all conditions. In addition to performance, the teams’ brief also prioritised the innovative use of space within the boat, with panoramic internals, maximum entertaining amenity and unrivalled levels of custom options for their exacting and experienced owners. Your Whitehaven vessel reflects your unique personality and lifestyle aboard. Developed in Australia for Australian conditions and proudly hand built by master craftsmen in Taiwan – one of the world's leading Superyacht building hubs.
Yachting Developments is an international award-winning builder of composite yachts. The owners and staff at Yachting Developments have shared the vision and dreams of more than 70 individual clients, creating vessels of the highest quality standards, designed and custom-made to the client's brief. A family yard with family values. We are sailors building yachts for sailors. We share your passion for life at sea. We build sailing yachts for true sailors. Specialising in composite construction, we build yachts of all sizes, from family cruising yachts to superyachts. With almost all specialisations in house, you can be sure of a custom result, on spec and on time. Our team is made up of passionate sailors, with countless sailing hours between us. We race and sail and that means we know what it takes to build or refit the ultimate racing yacht. Our portfolio includes custom carbon builds, powerful vessels tailored to offshore racing, and local racing craft for the offshore sailors of the future.