Members of the public and media will next week be able to get a rare insight into the type of innovation that has made the New Zealand marine industry so successful and so highly respected around the world.
On Monday, October 3 and Tuesday October 4, the marine industry will showcase examples of some of its most recent innovations in The Cloud on Queens Wharf.
On display will be breakthrough products or displays from companies such Core Builders (builders of the wingsailed AC45 catamarans), Hamilton Jet (the Christchurch company which, for 50 years, has pioneered commercial water jet designs around the world), SMI Interiors (innovative creators of interiors for some of the world’s finest superyachts) and Rayglass Boats (one of New Zealand’s most successful production boatbuilders and creator of the revolutionary Pro-Jet).
As well being able to view the innovative products and watch videos of them in action, visitors to The Cloud and media will also be able to listen to and interact with representatives of the four companies.
At 5.30pm on Tuesday, October 4, visitors and media are invited to a forum discussing why New Zealand marine companies have been so innovative and what they do to encourage and foster innovation within their companies. Questions to members of the panel will also be welcome.