The ZF Services display at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show once again showcased the very best that the worldwide ZF group has to offer.
Featured on the ZF stand were various product displays and information, from the ZF POD Drive System, through ZF’s AC Bow Thruster, as well as the ZF Sail Drive system.
ZF’s complete marine product line up includes transmissions, controls, propellers, shaft line systems, various thrusters, and electrical navigation and control systems, for vessels of all sizes, right up to large commercial craft.
Key to the success of ZF’s ever growing marine product line up is the brand’s innovative features. For instance, the ZF POD can give 15% faster cruising speeds and 30% better fuel economy over traditional shaft line systems, lowering operating costs and environmental impact.
Shaft line systems are also catered for in the range, with ZF’s AC Bow Thruster providing extended low-noise operation, while the Joystick Manoevering System (JMS) provides pod-like control, providing safe and precise navigation at the turn of a control.
The ZF sail drive propulsion system meanwhile provides for easy installation to sailing vessels, with its quiet and efficient operation perfect for a wide variety of installations.
ZF’s involvement wasn’t limited to its own stand, with the ZF 500 gearbox featuring on the revolutionary new Australian made ABA Cat passenger ferry.
With an intelligent hull design, the 35 metre long 400 passenger vessel sets new standards in fuel consumption, low emissions, and impact on maritime flora and fauna.
“The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show continues to show the way for the marine industry in Asia Pacific, and we are proud to continue to be associated with the event,” said Lars Mehlan, Marketing Manager for ZF.
“The Show is the perfect showcase of our vast marine product line up, and we can connect directly to prospective clients.
“While many of products featured on the stand can be utilised in new boat builds or retro fitted to existing vessels, overall we are about positioning ZF as a complete systems supplier.
“From the controls right through to the propellers, ZF has the technology to get the most performance, comfort and economy out of practically any boat design.”
For more information on the ZF Marine’s comprehensive Australian dealer network, visit www.zf.com/au.