>
 
FishingBoating-World.com
 
 
News Home Newsletters Photo Gallery Powerboat-World Australian Cruising World Cruising MarineBusiness-World Animated Knots
Video Gallery MarineBusiness-World
Sail-World.com : Stefan Boating World opens boating to new markets
Stefan Boating World opens boating to new markets


'Stefan Boating World'    Jeni Bone    Click Here to view large photo

Get set for the most significant industry shake-up in a decade. Former powerboat champ and hair salon entrepreneur, Stefan Ackerie is ushering in a new era of boating value and choice.

The charismatic and visionary Stefan, a veteran of powerboat racing and boating industry for four decades, is poised to officially launch Stefan’s Boating World, a mega-showroom in the former premises of Azzura Marine at Coomera on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

In characteristic European style, the building has been revamped in rainbow hued branding, white marble and stainless steel décor, a street front entrance boasting an entire wall of plate glass window and inside, a massive mezzanine level for displaying boats and welcoming potential customers and dealers.

Stefan in the new showroom at Coomera -  Jeni Bone   Click Here to view large photo


It will comprise a state of the art workshop – one of the largest in Queensland – accommodating eight boats at a time and offering dealers 'the best service'.

The Stefan Boating World showroom can house as many as 400 boats in the four styles that Stefan says will ignite the market, make boating accessible to more people and provide dealers at all levels with a high quality, well-priced product set that will strike a chord with consumers for its versatility.

'The concept is that people will come to our showroom to see the range, then order and buy from dealers, all over Australia,' explains Stefan. He is currently doing the sums and estimates that of the 4,000 boat and engine dealers nationwide, he is aiming for around 100 to begin with, with a total or around 500 eventually.

'Our model means we are the wholesaler. Dealers such as dealers, mechanics and engine repairers can order boats as they need them and don’t have to outlay for stock. We are advertising for dealers now, all over Australia and are planning to fly them up to see our operations before they sign on.'

Heading the Stefan offering is the Smartliner fibreglass range: 17, 19, 21, 26ft boats custom designed with a host of unique features, 'advantages' as Stefan refers to them.

Smartliner 21 -  Jeni Bone   Click Here to view large photo


'These boats are ideal for skiing, serious fishing, family outings, day boats for all uses and all types of boaters. They are not expensive, extremely fuel efficient and will really appeal to a broad market.'

Manufactured in Taiwan by one of the country’s major builders, the Smartliner is built of components that are second to none, asserts Stefan. The fibre glass is extremely high quality.'

Aluminium boat -  Jeni Bone   Click Here to view large photo


At entry level are the aluminium alloy boats under the Smartliner brand, that Stefan says are 'unsinkable'.

'The four models from 11 to 17 feet really stand out from the competition in the tinnie market.'

Then there’s the Karnic range of boats that are true luxury at very affordable prices, computerised and up to 'an absolutely amazing standard', according to Stefan.

Then, there's the striking and innovative range of RIBs that come with Power Tec engines in a basic $3,500 package.
transparent hulled RIB -  Jeni Bone   Click Here to view large photo
Hayman Island has already picked up a few of these, with the unique transparent keel/hull for exceptional viewing of underwater wonders.

Then, as if that weren’t enough, the icing on the cake is the remarkable new watercraft that Stefan calls 'the game changer', displayed at the showroom in Stefan’s trademark fairy-floss pink, the Razar Cat.

It comes in various colours, including white for less conspicuous fun.

The futuristically styled 4.1m long Razar Cat, which combines the best features of a jet-ski and an inflatable boat, will revolutionise fun on the water for thousands of people.

It will also provide a highly functional alternative for maritime search and rescue organisations and be an efficient tender for superyachts and other large vessels.

Stefan himself oversaw the development of the Razar Cat over 18 months. It made its world debut at the 2012 Gold Coast International Marine Expo and is proving a hit with consumers.

'The Razar Cat has many, many advantages over a jet-ski yet will provide a similar level of fun and excitement while costing about one-third less than a jet-ski to operate and cheaper to buy,' Stefan says.

'Its performance and stability are quite remarkable and it can carry up to 10 people . It is also very economical to run as it is powered by an outboard motor.'

Razar Cat -  Jeni Bone   Click Here to view large photo

The Power Tec engine range is made in China, and available in 60 countries.

For all Stefan’s enthusiasm and ideals, he has his detractors. Many among them state the Asian imports will cut in to an already crowded and somewhat stagnant market, taking share from Australian-made boats and established imported brands, muddying the waters.

But as he points out, 'Not many are made in China. They are made in Europe and Taiwan and Australia. Only the tinnies are made in China, from high-grade Australian aluminium'.

Power Tec engines -  Jeni Bone   Click Here to view large photo


'The pricing on these boats has been made possible by the use of high tech methods that cut time on production, and we're not expecting such large margins, but rather relying on volume of sales.'

To prove his point and test his theories, Stefan is taking his boats to Brisbane next weekend for the Tinnie & Tackle Show, promising a major promotion for the launch in his home town, then heading to Shanghai 'to see the latest and greatest' in the region.

After that, the roadshow continues. Which boat shows? 'I plan to do them all,' he states emphatically. 'These are boats for everybody and dealers are going to benefit too.'

More at www.stefanboatingworld.com.au


by Jeni Bone

  

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

http://www.fishingboating-world.com/index.cfm?nid=107340

12:00 AM Sun 10 Mar 2013GMT


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







FishingBoating-World

A call to the 13 FISH offence reporting line recently helped Fisheries Victoria officers detect two Melbourne men aged 24 and 27 allegedly with undersize snapper at St Helens, north of Geelong. ... [more]  

Fish stocking in the Wimmera River is more than 70 per cent above normal levels this year thanks to improved water quality and funding from Victorian recreational fishing licence fees. ... [more]  

An anonymous tip-off to the fisheries offence reporting line 13 FISH earlier this month has led to three people allegedly being caught with more than 50 times the daily catch limit for abalone near Mount Eliza. ... [more]  

Fisheries Officers based at Portland seized 79 bream, one mulloway and ten fishing rods as a result of alleged fishing offences detected at Nelson on 21 January. ... [more]  

Recreational anglers now have better access to rock fishing spots at Boggaley Creek, near Lorne, thanks to new steps that descend from the Great Ocean Road. ... [more]  

The hideous, mildly terrifying and rarely sighted frilled shark has turned up in waters off south-eastern Australia. The species, whose ancestry dates back 80 million years, is known as the 'living fossil'. ... [more]  

Oceanair, leading supplier of blinds, shades, screens, and soft furnishings in the marine market, is proud to introduce the new Solarshield – a Lloyd’s approved antiglare roller blind that has been optimised for the marine environment. The unique roller blind blocks 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays and rejects up to 80% of the sun’s energy and is ideal for use on bridges ... [more]  

Just in time for the busy summer boating season in Townsville, Superior Jetties built a pontoon at each of the very popular boat ramps in Ross Creek. ... [more]  

2014 warmest year since records began + Video by NOAA National Climatic Data Center
The year 2014 was the warmest year across global land and ocean surfaces since records began in 1880. The annually-averaged temperature was 0.69°C (1.24°F) above the 20th century average of 13.9°C (57.0°F), easily breaking the previous records of 2005 and 2010 by 0.04°C (0.07°F). ... [more]  

Huge concrete modules built by a local Geelong manufacturer will be installed in Victorian waters to create one of the largest artificial reefs in the state. Visiting family owned local concreter Bates Pipes and Products today, Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford said the concrete, custom made reef modules will be a great boost to Geelong’s industry and economy. ... [more]  

What good is a life jacket that isn’t going near the water anytime soon? Daring to grow a new category of collectables is the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, auctioning off a never used, BoatUS inflatable life jacket by Mustang at eBay. ... [more]  

Already renowned for state of the art facilities and luxury conveniences, Abell Point Marina is about to add two more exceptional guest services to its bow – a free courtesy car and a dedicated helicopter service. Responding to feedback from guests, the Marina has added the new services in order to help provide the best possible experience for visitors to the area. ... [more]  

AMM takes small plate boats upmarket into ‘Sea Class’ by Matthew, Barton Thomas - Australian Master Marine
Multi award-winning Queensland plate alloy boat builder, Australian Master Marine is undertaking a major transformation of its small boat range to provide even better hull performance, as well as sportier styling and greater levels of convenience. The transformation is being applied across all four hull lengths in the small plate boat range – 4.5 metre, 4.9 metre, 5.2 metre and 5.7 metre lengths. ... [more]  

A world class marine artist and an award winning sportfishing photographer are onboard for the next installment of the highly popular Wahoo Smackdown fishing tournament series—scheduled to return to the docks at the historic Bimini Big Game Club Resort and Marina on February 19-21 with some $50,000 in cash and prizes on the line. ... [more]  

This summer the Australian National Maritime Museum is all about underwater exploration with its brand new children’s adventureland, Voyage to the Deep. And to celebrate it is inviting families to a special submarine family fun day inspired by the exhibition and its resident submarine HMAS Onslow on Sunday 18 January. ... [more]  

This summer the Australian National Maritime Museum invites families to enjoy a brand new theatre show, Captain Nemo’s Nautilus, inspired by its new children’s adventureland, Voyage to the Deep. ... [more]  

Sail-World.com - Contributors Guidelines *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com
Whether its information about yachts, catamarans or dinghies, or tales of your adventures on the water, there is always a story waiting to be told. Sail-World is happy to receive your articles - be it profiles of people and boats, techniques, safety or seamanship. Read on for the guidelines for submitting an article, including commercial articles - if the information is of value to our readers ... [more]  

Volunteers from Marine Rescue Units at Kioloa and Ulladulla have responded to a report of emergency flares sighted off Snapper Point at Kioloa. ... [more]  

Rescue vessels from Marine Rescue Units at Jervis Bay, Shoalhaven and Sussex Inlet have been deployed on a search for a missing trailer boat with three people on board. Marine Rescue Regional Controller for Illawarra, Bruce Mitchell said that at around 4:30 this afternoon an anxious wife contacted Marine Rescue Shoalhaven to advise that her husband and 4-year-old son had not returned. ... [more]  

Summer reminder about yabby fishing rules by Department of Environment and Primary Industries
Recreational anglers are reminded that catch limits and equipment restrictions need to be heeded when fishing for freshwater yabbies in Victorian waterways. Fisheries Victoria Executive Director Ross McGowan said daily catch limits applied to all Victorian waterways. ... [more]  

Volunteers from Marine Rescue NSW will again join the thousands of boaters taking to Sydney Harbour for the New Year’s Eve fireworks spectacular tomorrow night. ... [more]  

Stop thief! Spies nab Spy thieves by Liliana Engelhardt
A security camera installed in Club Marine member, Malcolm Kemp’s Craigieburn, Melbourne home captured the moment brazen thieves stole his XS21 Spy, a 21ft ski and wake boat. ... [more]  

Stop thief! Spies nab Spy thieves by Liliana Engelhardt
A security camera installed in Club Marine member, Malcolm Kemp’s Craigieburn, Melbourne home captured the moment brazen thieves stole his XS21 Spy, a 21ft ski and wake boat. ... [more]  

At about 1:45pm a passer-by alerted the Watch Officer at the Marine Rescue Base at Batemans Bay that he could see what appeared to be two people in the water near Middle Head. ... [more]  

Transport for NSW Maritime Management Centre today announced a community education program this summer to promote safe and responsible use of personal watercraft (PWC). ... [more]  

The 2015 Victorian Recreational Fishing Guide is now available and includes important information for anglers about size and bag limits, closed seasons and permitted equipment. ... [more]  

The Lakefest Aquatic Week on beautiful Lake Macquarie – just south of Newcastle – is set to become a reality with a number of events confirmed to occur during the February 20-27 week long celebration. ... [more]  

In 2013, over 955,000 boats changed hands on the pre-owned boat market. That meant for a nearly a million boat buyers, hiring an accredited marine surveyor to inspect their potential dreamboat was often the first step after finding it. ... [more]  

Marine Auctions is proud to announce that they will be pioneering their 2015 auctions with live internet online bidding from around the world. This is a huge step for Marine Auctions who have cemented themselves at the forefront within the industry. ... [more]  

In a world first study researchers have found a coral-eating fish that disguises its smell to hide from predators. 'For many animals vision is less important than their sense of smell,' says study lead author Dr Rohan Brooker from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at James Cook University. ... [more]  

Keep safe on the water this holiday season by Transport Roads and Maritime Services
School holidays are under way and with only a fortnight to Christmas, Roads and Maritime Services urges boaters to keep safe this summer holiday season. ... [more]  

Sail-World is now live testing the changed website format. If you are using this format for the first time, please scroll to the bottom of the site and check that your region is set for your region and not some other. It can be correctly set up using the drop down boxes. Then go to the top, click refresh, and you should be away. ... [more]  

The new inclusions to the program are d’Albora Marinas Nelson Bay, The Anchorage Port Stephens, Coffs Harbour International Marina and Gladesville Bridge Marina, a significant first in the western reach of Sydney Harbour. Fish Friendly accreditation is an information campaign and accreditation system focusing on marina fish habits. ... [more]  

Another successful auction year comes to a close at Runaway Bay Marina
Marine Auctions is proud to announce the return of Bill Fankhauser
Go on an underwater adventure this summer at the museum
2014 Sanctuary Classic winners announced
AMA raises concerns about banning small cottage based fishermen
Club Marine's all-new TeleClaims and Online Claims
Introduction of NSW's first combined car and boat licence
Scientist explores mysterious food-borne illness: ciguatera
Bum breathing icon’s future in doubt
Three rescued from capsized boat in late night emergency
Win $5000 Cash to Splash with Club Marine
New exhibition takes kids on a Voyage to the Deep
Anglers reminded about new Murray cod catch limits
Oceanair debuts two new products at METS
PredictWind launches new Offshore Application for Mac and PC
FLIR M625 Review – Let there be light!
Thieves wreck Marine Rescue volunteers’ fundraising drive
Results in from ‘Operation Go Easy on the Alcohol’
Tips on boating with dogs
History’s lesson reveals depth of fish catch decline
Guy Harvey Fisheries Symposium draws all-star cast   
Extinction risk not the answer for reef futures   
Auction to be held at Runaway Bay Marina   
Garmin introduces new xHD2 Open-Array Radar Series   
New transducer line from Garmin boasts scanning sonar   
Arvor reveals new diesel range   
History in the making as NSW recreational and pro fishermen rally   
Tournament at historic Bimini Big Game Club draws record anglers   
Building on borrowed time + Video   
Garmin announces new echoMAP™ Series with integrated scanning sonar   
Garmin introduces new scanning sonar black box   
Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show - Exhibitor applications are now open   
Reminder: Second annual coral reef fin fish closure   
Over $½ million investment at Marine Rescue Shellharbour   
Pantaenius Insurance - 'Know boats, me.' *Feature   
2014 Yamaha Cod Classic - ‘Catch a legend’ of a Cod on the Murray   
New Rayglass ProJet on duty at Auckland Airport   
Fourth Annual 'No Motor' Tournament to begin November 8th   
‘Fish Friendly’ Accreditation for Southport Yacht Club   
Barge sinks to form part of artificial reef   


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
   Archive News







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 WAS FBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT