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On-Water Exhibition Set For June 23-25, 1992

Designed specifically for the small commercial craft industry, the 3rd European Workboat Show, which has devel- oped into one of the largest exhibitions of its kind in Europe, has been scheduled for June 23-25, 1992, in the Port Solent develop- ment in Portsmouth, the United


The organizers of the show,

National Boat Shows Ltd., have tar- geted a wide range of leading workboat and associated equipment companies to insure that the event becomes firmly established as the

European showcase for this impor- tant industry sector.

Held in Port Solent in southeast

England since its inception in 1990, the European Workboat Show is an "on-water" exhibition, enabling com- mercial craft to be demonstrated.

This year, the organizers are antici- pating about 200 exhibitors for the show, with about 80 boats afloat, which would make the exhibition one of the largest of its kind in Eu- rope. As of press time, firm commitments from 167 exhibitors and 50 vessels had been received.

Among the commercial craft that will be on exhibit are patrol boats, rigid inflatables, inshore fishing boats, harbor launches, tenders, small ferries, rescue craft, general utility craft, police and customs craft, small military craft and specialist commercial craft, with sizes rang- ing up to 130 feet.

Engines, deck and cabin equip- ment, electronics materials, radar, safety equipment and steering sys- tems are just a few examples of the range of equipment that will also be on display.

During the 1991 show, the exhi- bition attracted over 5,000 trade visitors from 39 countries.

David Hough, managing direc- tor of National Boat Shows Ltd., said: "We are very encouraged by the industry's response to this the 3rd European Workboat Show. Even at this early stage, there are clear indications that the event is well on the way to further expansion and even stronger European presence in 1992. Given that we are all working towards a single European market, this can mean nothing but good."

Boat manufacturers Avon,

Taskforce Boats, FBM Workboats, and Port Isaac Workboats will be among the exhibitors. Additionally, boatbuilder Damen Shipyards, mak- ing its debut at the show, plans to display its fisheries patrol vessel, along with a selection of tugs, launches and related workboats.

The 21.9-meter (about 72 feet)

Damen Stan Patrol vessel is the largest boat to date on exhibit.

Taskforce Boats also will display a new high-speed patrol version of its

Trihedral Workboat, the model

TF650, with an inboard and diesel engine together with a unique

Taskforce air collar system.

Lips BV, ZF Gears, Ultra Hy- draulics, Deutz MWM, Volvo

Penta, Deere Power Systems, and

Caterpillar Overseas will be among the propulsion system components manufacturers ex- hibiting. Caterpillar Overseas, for example, plans to launch three new marine engines—a 6.6

L model with a stern drive unit; a 10.4 L model with a Vee-drive transmission; and an 18 L model.

Robertson Autopilots, Autohelm, and SP Radio will be part of the navigation and communications con- tingent at the show.

For further information on the

European Workboat Show, contact:

National Boat Shows Limited, The

Coach House, Rownhams House,

Rownhams, Southampton S01 8AH

United Kingdom; telephone: (+44) 703 737311; or fax: (+44) 703 736840.

European Workboat

Show Exhibitors

Admiralty Charts Crewsaver IC0M UK Pyser-SGI

Airmax Cummins Marine Iveco Aifo RG Parker (Eng)

Amgram/Camarc Damen Shipyards JS Mouldings Racal-Decca Service

Amphibious Vehicles Datacraft Europe Jetfloat UK Robertson Autopilots

Anglo-Dutch Engineering Deere Power Sysatems John Brown Design Rosyth Royal Dockyard

Aqua-Star Workboats Delta Rigid Inflatables Lilley & Gillie RTK Marine

Autohelm Deutz MWM Lochin Marine Boatbulder SG Brown

Avon Inflatables Dorman Diesels MG Duff Sabre Engines

BMIF Dredging & Port Construction Marine Electrics GRP Seasafe

Beneteau UK EEV Limited Maritime Reporter Seatite Hatches

Berthon Boat EP Barrus Marshall Branson Marine Ships Electronics

Blakes Marine Paints Esso Petroleum Mercruiser Inboards Steyr Power Technology

Branchsound Ltd. European Marine & Machinery Mercury Outboards Super Marine Power

Brookely Maritime FL Steelcraft Mermaid Marine Engines Swath Ocean International

Brookes & Gatehouse Ltd. FBM Marine Modular Mouldings Tamesis Boats

Bruntons Propellers Geko Power UK Monk Optics Taskforce Boats

Burmac Graseby Dynamics Murray Cormack Associates Technix Rubber & Plastics

C-Mac Industries Great Eastern Marine NCS Marine Thorness Boats

Carisbrooke Marine Griffon Hovercraft Navico Thornycroft Engines

Castrol Marine Gunter Marine Services 0MC (UK) Typhoon International

Caterpillar Oversaes Halmatic Ocean Dynamics Tyrell Shipyards

Celtic Developments Halyard (M&l) Palfinger Hebetechnik Ultra Hydraulics

Centigrade Control Harold Hayles Paul Corbett Volvo Penta

Cetrek Ltd. Henri-Lloyd Pepe Voyager Yachts

Cheetah Marine Catamarans Hercules Hatches Performance Workboats Wagner Engineering

Chinook Inflatables Heron Suzuki Perkins William Osborne

Cleghorn Waring Honda Marine Port Isaac Workboats Yamaha

Crescent Shipyard Houdini Marine Windows Portmere Rubber ZF Great Britain 40 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News

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