Home' Ausmarine : November 2010 Contents Naiad Design has announced a business partnership with
Yamba Welding & Engineering, who have been appointed
as the exclusive licensed builder of Naiad rigid inflatable
boats throughout New South Wales, Queensland and the
Naiad is regarded as the market leader in Australasia,
producing rigid hull inflatable and foam-fendered boats from 2.5
metres to 15 metres.
Yamba Welding has over 36 years experience in aluminium
boat building for both commercial and recreational operators
and is a Quality Assured company with Bureau Veritas
certification. Yamba Welding specialises in aluminium boats and
has built boats from 4.5 metres to 22 metres. With a well-trained
workforce of 20 staff they have the skills, capability and structure
to professionally service the Naiad business in New South Wales
"The operation at Yamba Welding is impressive in its
organisation, focus, and quality of product," said John
Cowan, Director of Naiad. "Bill Collingburn has built a strong
team -- we've run up against them competitively in the market
many times and we are very excited to now have them on
board with us".
The move comes after ownership changes at Queensland-based
Woody Marine ending a seven-year relationship with Naiad.
Naiad is now represented by two substantial builders in
Australia, Kirby Marine in Perth, and Yamba Welding in New
The Environment Department
has effectively confirmed former
Environment Minister Peter Garrett's
move to declare interim emergency
protection of the entire Coral Sea last
year was a stunt to keep green groups
happy, says opposition National Party
Senator, Ron Boswell.
In Senate Budget Estimates recently,
the department declared that the zone
would be treated as just another potential
site for marine reserves, like anywhere else
around the Australian coastline, with no
special deadline or consideration.
Former Minister Garrett's declaration of
the Coral Sea as a conservation zone last
year, using emergency provisions in
federal environment law, implied an
immediate or emerging threat that
justified interim protection, and special
assessment of longer term protection,
according to Boswell.
"It was obvious at the time that the
Minister was using the process just to
provide a sop to those green groups that
wanted to see the Coral Sea become a 100
percent no take zone," Senator Boswell said.
"By indicating to the Senate this week
the zone will simply be treated like any
other area for further assessment in the
marine park planning process, and its fate
will be part of the East Bioregion plan,
department officers have effectively
confirmed Garrett's use of special provisions
in environmental law was just a stunt.
In the recent election campaign Labor
said its plans for marine parks, including
along the entire east coast, would not be
made public until the end of next year.
Boswell: Coral Sea
Conser vation Zone
"just a con" after all
Naiad announces a new builder in Australia
Bill Collingburn of Yamba Welding & Engineering shakes hands with John
Cowan of Naiad, sealing a new deal for the production of Naiad designs
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It now appears the zoning of the Coral Sea as
"no-take" was simply a stunt
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