Australian boaters show strong demand for quality

Locking away a number of significant new boat sales in the first half of 2011, Emarine Australia’s successful year continued during the recent Sydney International Boat Show.

As the Australasian agent for Back Cove and (sister brand) Sabre motor yachts, Emarine took deposits on two more vessels during the show – one for a Back Cove 30 and the other for the new Back Cove 34.

Emarine Australia director Jed Elderkin said the order for the Back Cove 34 was placed “sight unseen”, as the new model was launched just this past weekend at the Maine Boats, Homes and Harbours Show in the US.

“Back Cove has a deserved reputation in the Australian market as a brand of absolute quality,” Mr Elderkin said.

“At the forefront of boatbuilding technology, the company creates exceptional offshore-capable vessels that combine traditional good looks with modern practicality, comforts and ease of maintenance.

“To take an order for a new model from someone who had only read about it – a vessel which hadn’t even been launched at that time – is testament to the strong demand in Australia for expertly-engineered and flawlessly-finished vessels.”

Emarine’s on-water display at the Sydney International Boat Show also incorporated the Australasian launch of the Sabre 40 Sedan. This unique, functional and head-turning vessel blends Sabre’s classic style with cutting-edge build methods, such as infusion hull construction, and the application of ultra-modern technology including Zeus azipod drives and Skyhook positioning system.

Making the trek from the US for the occasion, Sabre Yachts’ vice president marketing and sales Bentley Collins again acknowledged Emarine Australia’s dedication and success with both the Back Cove and Sabre brands.

“Five or six years ago, Australian boat show patrons would ask ‘what’s a Back Cove?’,” Mr Collins said.

“During this year’s Sydney show, I heard countless people say when they visited Emarine’s exhibit ‘that’s the Back Cove 37 and there’s the new Sabre 40’, which is a direct reflection on Jed’s incredible effort since he started Emarine Australia in 2006.”

To view the Back Cove and Sabre ranges visit or to arrange an inspection of the new Sabre 40 Sedan contact Jed Elderkin on (02) 9417 8671.