Seawork International 2018, celebrating its 21st show, has drawn to a close after three successful days at Mayflower Park (3 – 5 July) and remains a flagship show for Saltwater Stone’s clients.
Ewan Clark, Director of first time exhibitor Coppercoat said: “Our first time at Seawork was a really positive experience for us. We decided to exhibit at the show as it gave us exposure to the commercial marine market. The show gave us an excellent opportunity to network and make contacts with key people in this sector that we wouldn’t normally have access to. It was great to meet new clients and be able to illustrate the benefits to using Coppercoat antifoul.”
Cox Powertrain’s Marketing spokesperson, Faye Dooley said: “This year’s Seawork was a pivotal moment for Cox as it enabled us to share details of the final concept of our game changing diesel outboard engine, the CXO300. It was also a great opportunity to get visitors signed up to our demo programme which will run later this year to coincide with the engine launch and opening of our order books.”
The British diesel engine innovator, Cox Powertrain was joined at their by their UK distributor Berthon. Commenting for Berthon, Dominic May said: “Seawork has been brilliant. We have been speaking to new customers who want engines as soon as we start production. I have also talked to customers who will incorporate the CXO300 in future plans once the engine is in full production. Reception within the industry, from designers, boat builders and end users has been overwhelmingly positive.”
Chris Fower, Sales and Marketing Director, Fischer Panda UK, said: “This year’s show has been the perfect platform for us to showcase our full-service capability to supply a range of diesel generators, air-conditioning systems, hybrid electric propulsion systems, integrated mobile power solutions and watermakers for commercial vessels. It has probably been our busiest Seawork yet, as we were able to announce that our generators are now type approved, plus our equipment was also on show on a new ROV vessel launched by BW SeaCat on the pontoon.”
James Hewitt, Sales and Marketing Manager, from communication and safety at sea specialist Ocean Signal, said: “We introduced our new ATA100 Class A and ATB1 Class B AIS transponders at the show for the first time and were very pleased with the level of interest in these units, as well as our beacons and other safety devices. It is great for us to showcase a strong joint platform of the latest products from both ACR Electronics and Ocean Signal at this key UK show.” Ocean Signal had a joint stand with ACR Electronics.
Louise Smith, Senior Media Executive Saltwater Stone, returned to Seawork International after a few years break and said: “Having regularly attended Seawork prior to its location change, I was personally interested to see how much the event had grown since I last attended a few years ago. Throughout the halls and out onto the pontoons, the professionalism, upbeat atmosphere and overall growth of the event not only made my visit a great experience, but it also reinforced the importance of Seawork to the sector.”