MarineBusiness-World.com
 
 
News Home FishingBoating Photo Gallery Australian Cruising Sail-World Australia

 

Sail-World.com : The Argus showcases Outback Marine’s engineering solutions

The Argus showcases Outback Marine’s engineering solutions

'Argus E35 During Sea Trials 20-4-2011'    Market Focus

Gary Pacey is a dyed in the wool engineer, whose expertise extends to automotive, industrial and marine, with a particular penchant for boats. His new brand of catamaran, the Roger Hill designed Argus E35, is the showcase of the exceptional and innovative systems his company, Outback Marine in many cases has pioneered, imported and improved upon.

'Our aim is to sell solutions to boat builders,' explains Gary from his head office in Labrador, an industrial precinct on Queensland’s Gold Coast. 'We are essentially an engineering company and have established ourselves as experts in this area. We produce for local manufacturers, such as helm panels, power distribution boards and electrical panels for brands like Maritimo, as well as making for export the various componentry and accessories we have developed.'

One such example is the EmpirBus System from Sweden. EmpirBus is a decentralized DC power distribution and control system. Unlike traditional systems that use a centralised circuit breaker panel to distribute power to the consuming devices, an EmpirBus system uses remote modules situated close to load clusters. In addition to controlling power to devices the modules can also read tank levels, temperatures, current and voltages to either display the values or perform logical functions on specific values.

Finding a niche, Outback Marine has designed and made accessories for and which the company has acknowledged and endorsed for their own customers.

'We have been invited to attend METS this year with EmpirBus, showing our range of accessories alongside their product range,' says Gary. 'That will give us tremendous exposure and reinforce our expertise in this area, as well as allowing us to establish new connections with manufacturers from all over the world.'

Gary believes that his company is well placed to participate in the Asian manufacturing boom.

The Argus E35 is a coastal cruising catamaran, a state of art Roger Hill design that incorporates innovative system and fitout solutions developed by Outback Marine. It is so highly finished, that for just $438,000, fully equipped, visitors to this year’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show were stunned at the value for money.

'The Argus E35 is a coastal cruising boat that makes sense for our times,' asserts Gary. 'There is an expanding sector of the new boat market that is ready for an environmentally sensible boat that redefines industry norms for configuration, performance, price point and value for money.

Because you’re not in the dentist’s chair, the Argus 35 adds some warm reading lights. -  Outback Marine   Click Here to view large photo
'Our aim is to see families enjoy the boating lifestyle, whether that may be coastal cruising or simply enjoying time on the water during weekends and holidays. The Argus E35 was conceived to comfortably and safely explore coastal regions of Australia. It’s an affordable and very practical boat offering generous accommodation for four people cruising on a limited budget.'

According to Gary, with all its technical gear, styling and finish, it’s an exquisite boat. 'The Argus at just 10.6 metres reminds me of the Tardus,' he adds, referring of course to Dr Who’s cavernous time travel capsule that from the outside, appeared to be a London phone box. 'People who come onboard can’t believe how spacious it is, nor the quality of the specifications,' says Gary, emphasising that the company does nothing by halves.

Along with a self-sufficient solar powered electrical system incorporating a split 24 volt house and 12 volt cranking battery arrangement featuring Outback Power Systems VFX inverter charger and MX60 solar panel regulator, the Argus boasts 'more than 20 unique features', says Gary, making it the ideal floating calling card for Outback Marine.

With only 0.6m draft and 2.9m overall height (excluding radar mount), the boat can negotiate the Eastern seaboard’s often shallow river systems and pass beneath any of the road and rail bridges that often impede other boats from exploring the coast’s picturesque waterways

Among the remarkable innovations pioneered by Outback Marine are the refrigeration systems. 'It has three independent Veco water cooled refrigeration units that operate from the solar powered electrical system, as well as a new reverse cycle heat pump assisted hot water system that recovers waste heat from the vessel refrigeration system, thereby eliminating the need for LPG or a generator set, which a lot of customers tell us they don’t want onboard.'

It comes complete with a fully-integrated NMEA-2000 electronics package including Raymarine GPS chart plotter, radar, sounder, autopilot, engine instrumentation, VHF radio and AIS with tank level monitoring and refrigeration system control from the EmpirBus NXT system.

Another appealing feature is its fuel economy. 'You could get from the Gold Coast to Sydney on around $1000 in fuel,' says Gary. 'And the Gold Coast to Hamilton Island for around $2000 return.'

Following on from the outstanding response at Sanctuary Cove, Gary says he will be making some tweaks and changes to the Argus. 'We are going to design an inboard diesel version, since people expressed an interest in that. The market that the Argus appeals to is taken by its all-inclusive value. It can be built with everything on it ready for immediate cruising for $438,000, with all the features to make it ready for cruising.'

At 60, Gary says he has no plans to retire. 'I am passionate about engineering,' he states. 'This is my art, my creativity. The Argus came about because I wanted to realise a boat that could ably accommodate a small family for either a weekend or extended season cruise on coastal waters. As it turned out we also created a showcase of our manufacturing and engineering capabilities for other boat manufacturers.'

More at www.outbackmarine.com.au




by Jeni Bone

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.marinebusiness-world.com/index.cfm?nid=87291

8:39 PM Mon 15 Aug 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on


Marine Business News

Win $5000 Cash to Splash with Club Marine by Club Marine, Brighton, Victoria
For boat owners, what better way to start the coming boating season than with an extra $5000 cash to splash this summer. The possibilities are endless, from lashing out on new fishing gear, to overhauling the sails, upgrading the outboard or maybe a boatload of new water toys the whole family can enjoy. ... [more]  

As the next step in the company’s evolution, Integrity Motor Yachts has welcomed Lance Bailey on board as Queensland distributor at Integrity Boat Sales Queensland, managing new and used boat sales in the sunshine state. Founder and director, Brett Flanagan said the move heralds the next phase in the brand’s growth. ... [more]  

November 27, 2014: The NZD has been impacted by weaker commodities (mainly dairy) but not to the extent of its ANZAC partner. The KIWI trades back towards 0.7900 while the cross has spiked north. China remains crucial to commodity demand and all signs point to a slowing in demand. ... [more]  

When it was presented at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the Monte Carlo Yachts 86 was one of the contenders for the Editors’ Choice Awards, winning in the 80-89 feet Best Motor Yacht category. ... [more]  

This summer children are invited to release their inner aquanaut and explore the mysteries of the deep in an exciting new adventure land opening at the National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour – Voyage to the Deep: Underwater Adventures. ... [more]  

Victorian freshwater anglers are reminded new catch limits will apply to Murray cod fishing this season, which opens on 1 December 2014. ... [more]  

Oceanair has launched two new producst at METS, the worlds largest international boatshow, held in The Netherlands. Oceanair’s innovative SKYSOL Mini pleated blind has been designed specifically for portlights with cost and quality in mind. The second new product released is SKYSOL Precision, a cost-effective, compact pleated blind for yacht windows ... [more]  

The new application from PredictWind for Mac and PC is revolutionary for accessing weather data when offshore. Accessing GRIB files, Weather Routing, GMDSS forecasts and Satellite Imagery is now a simple task with the unique and user friendly interface. ... [more]  

November 26, 2014: The AUD has dropped back to four year lows, falling below 0.8600, a more than 50% retracement from technical highs. The AUD is under siege and the KIWI has been infected, now testing 0.7800, on the downside. ... [more]  

As an investment in a FLIR camera is not inexpensive or even one that can be taken quickly due to having to carefully think through the installation process, we thought long and hard about the perceived benefits of the system. At the end of the day we decided to go ahead with the FLIR camera and also decided, that we would pair the FLIR thermal camera with the new Furuno TZ9. ... [more]  

November 25, 2014: The single currency bounced to 1.2430 while the GBP jumped to 1.5700. These are likely dead-cat bounces as the EUR drifts towards 1.2000! Commodity currencies gave up some of last weeks gains, with the KIWI falling back to 0.7850, while the AUD was the big loser. The AUDUSD fell to 0.8615 impaired by the reality of the Chinese interest rate cut. ... [more]  

Chairman and founder of the Clipper Race, Sir Robin Knox Johnston said: 'The Clipper Race is very pleased to welcome Hyde Sails back on board as Official Sails Supplier for our fourth consecutive race partnership. Hyde Sails evolved with us when we introduced the new Clipper 70 fleet in the last race and we were very pleased with how well the new sail wardrobes stood up to almost a year' ... [more]  

For over fourteen years now Matthew Willett has been selling new and used powerboats to hundreds of happy customers. His love of boats and the ocean goes back to his childhood with his skills honed from serving for ten years in the Royal Australian Navy. ... [more]  

Marine Rescue Middle Harbour Unit Commander Peter Nott said thieves had stolen the motor from a 3.9m aluminium runabout that is the centrepiece of the unit’s annual raffle, damaging the boat in the process. The raffle prize is a Quintrex 390 Explorer runabout fitted with a 9.9hp Mercury 4-stroke outboard on a registered Quintrex trailer, worth almost $9,000. ... [more]  

HanseYachts AG ended the first quarter of the new fiscal year (1 July 2014 – 30 September 2014) with another significant increase and is continuing on its growth course. A positive EBITDA is expected for the current fiscal year 2013/2014. ... [more]  

Yamaha's 2014 Oceania Marine Technician Grand Prix has been run and won. The Yamaha technician GP is a training and skills contest where the best technicians from all over Australia and New Zealand come to compete. Competitors are put through a series of challenges to test their knowledge and skill in a simulated workshop environment. ... [more]  

The world’s largest sailing media group, Sail-World.com, held its first continental group meeting at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) this week. METS is the world’s largest B2B Marine show and this year it had a record 1358 exhibitors and more than 21,000 Marine industry representatives. ... [more]  

2015 Chicago Boat, RV and Strictly Sail Show - US Sailing and the National Marine Manufacture Association have partnered to enable one-design dinghy classes to promote their class associations and one-design sailing in general at the Chicago Boat, RV and Strictly Sail Show. ... [more]  

BUKH Diesel UK Ltd has been acquired by UK based design engineering firm, Supacat Group, which has signed a new distribution agreement with BUKH A/S Denmark, creating a new sales and customer support service for the UK and Ireland marine engine market. ... [more]  

Zhik’s ZK Seaboots have been developed for extreme weather protection in the most demanding sailing conditions, using a combination of neoprene, rubber and merino to provide unparalleled warmth, flexibility and total protection. Whether you are driving a RIB, on a delivery trip or extending your boating season into the winter months, these Zhik Seaboots will keep your feet warm and dry. ... [more]  

The Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) confirmed its status as the world-leading B2B event of its kind this week in Amsterdam RAI. A record number of 21,086 visitors were welcomed by a record number of 1358 exhibitors. Crucially, early results of the post-show surveys prove that visitors and exhibitors alike were pleased with the results of the three-day event. ... [more]  

November 21, 2014: Commodities fought a rear guard action and the associated currencies attempted to stem the losses, with the AUDUSD pushing back to 0.8620, while the NZD moved up to 0.7860. ... [more]  

EMC Computer Systems Spain, the Spanish arm of the EMC Corporation, has signed a sponsorship agreement with the Fundació Navegació Oceànica Barcelona (FNOB), the company organising the Barcelona World Race, to become the technological provider for the double-handed, non-stop, round the world regatta. EMC will meet the data storage and backup needs of the Barcelona World Race. ... [more]  

On Monday 17 November, an impressive line-up of speakers at 13th International Sailing Summit shared ideas and best practice from around the world, demonstrating how the sailing industry can change to increase and retain participation, through innovation, technology and cultural changes. British Cycling has seen its membership grow by 567% since 2005. ... [more]  

An auction is set to be held at Runaway Bay Marina, Gold Coast, on Saturday 22nd November. Telephone bidding is available by contacting, Jo on 0407 213 557, or email, jo@marineauctions.com.au. ... [more]  

The 2015 London Boat Show has today (Thursday 20 November) agreed to a title sponsorship deal with Forex trading company, CWM FX. The 2015 Show will become known as the CWM FX London Boat Show. CWM FX offers quality, user-friendly and professional trading platforms and features, giving users the power to customise their trading experience to fit personal needs for any trade, anywhere, any time. ... [more]  

Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, has announced its next generation of open-array digital radars – the GMR™ 424, 624/626 and 1224/1226 xHD2. Continuing to set the standard for open-array radars, the xHD2 series offers brand new features and capabilities that provide better precision, targeting and performance while transmitting power at four, six and 12 kilowatts respectively. ... [more]  

Garmin Ltd has announced a new line of scanning transducers designed to accommodate any calibre of mariner, from the casual cruiser to the professional angler. Supporting both the newest lines of Garmin echoMAP and GPSMAP chartplotters and multifunction displays (MFD), this full array of thru-hull and transom-mounted transducers are a valuable addition to any vessel. ... [more]  

November 20, 2014: The KIWI also staggered as Dairy prices were hit by the prospect of increased competition arising from China Free Trade Agreements. The NZD fell to 0.7860 and may face some short term pressures mellowed by interest rate differentials. ... [more]  

The Maritime Management Centre and Sailability NSW have announced a partnership to promote lifejacket awareness. The Centre has presented Sailability NSW with 50 new generation lifejackets so their volunteers can act as ambassadors by wearing them and role modelling behaviour to further encourage everyone on the water to wear lifejackets. ... [more]  

Arvor reveals new diesel range by Arvor Boats Australia
Boat building should be both creative and technical and Arvor has always sought to push back its boundaries. This is what inspired its creators in the first place. And this is what leads us to the future. This summer Arvor Boats are delighted to announce the launch of two new models to the hugely popular and ever growing Arvor range – the 690 D and 730 D. ... [more]  

Carla Demaria, President of Monte Carlo Yachts, Board member of Italian Yachting Federation (UCINA) and the Board of Bénéteau Group and General Manager of Bénéteau Brand, has given a fascinating keynote speech at the opening ceremony of METS 2014. ... [more]  

Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2015? It is always good to book early to secure the best properties. We are also offering early bird discounts for bookings between now and February 2015. ... [more]  

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Nov 19 - KIWI soldiers on
Garmin announces new echoMAP™ Series with integrated scanning sonar
Garmin introduces new scanning sonar black box
Profit improvement and strong cash flow for Dometic Group in Q3
METS 2014 - Jefa Steering wins DAME award
Furrion to launch Europe distribution center
Riviera’s 565 SUV acknowledged in the Americas as best of the best
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - Huge success for Maritimo
Superior adds to Sales Force
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Nov 18 - Japan in recession, Kiwi +ve
METS 2014 - Exposure Marine wins DAME Design Award
Marina training a success in Dubai
NSW inspires trans-Tasman safety push
New team member at OneSails GBR East Loft
Dubai Maritime City Authority registers 574 marine vessels in 2014
Ferretti Group opens its first flagship showroom in Shanghai
Gulf Craft to invest $100 million in developing luxury yacht facility
Yamaha announces the end of V4 Saltwater Series 115C and 130B
Yachting Australia looking for Sport Services Coordinator
Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show - Exhibitor applications are now open
Visit Doyle Sails New Zealand at METS 2014   
GC Marine Expo - Winner Mark is Rib-Ready thanks to Sirocco score   
Traditional canoe culture and a new look at Endeavour   
Review of boat driver licensing in NSW   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Nov 15 - The beaches beckon   
Singapore yacht associations to merge   
Festival of Sails: RGYC announces Rex Gorell Land Rover major sponsor   
Moth Worlds 2015: Sliced bread, sheep stations, awe and reverence *Feature   
Spirit Yachts Asia announce new Hong Kong Office   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Nov 14 - US Equities unchallenged   
Australian marine technology to be showcased at next week's METS 2014   
Call for increased efforts to realise single ASEAN Shipping Market   
Pantaenius Insurance - 'Know boats, me.' *Feature   
METS 2014 - Carla Demaria prepares to strike the tone   
METS 2014 - Halyard to launch innovative thermal insulation product   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: November 13 - Bulls beware   
SSCBC - The once little club with a big heart   
Yanmar Joystick Control makes boating easier   
Book your meeting with Superior at METS   
Australian Marine Alliance (AMA) savages NSW Fisheries minister   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
  





Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW MBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT