Superior Edge Series

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Superior offers a variety of manufactured handrails to meet client needs with its new Edge™ Handrail System. Edge is an efficient edge protection solution where resistance to harsh elements is required.

The Edge™ safety handrail system is custom manufactured to be added to any flotation or land based project and is available in three options –

Edge I – For UMD based floating modules and available with end caps to allow articulation every 3 metres, and end caps that allow passing without a pinch point. Top, mid and kick rails are available options.

Edge II – Manufactured using rotomoulded stanchions to support 8 horizontal pipe rails, the Edge II provides not only a cost effective solution but one that is also very aesthetically appealing. Manufactured using high UV resistant polyethylene which is available in a range of either hi-vis or decorative colours.

Edge III – This is a standard vertical handrail system with top, middle and kick plate rails complete with end cap option. The reinforced baseplate will attach to any flat surface.

Learn more about the Edge here

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The 5 Quick Tips of berthing

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1 The Obvious
Ensure there is sufficient depth of water at all tides in an environment that is without waves or swell.  In fact if there is wave action in excess of 300mm the location is most unsuitable for the permanent berth.

2 The Limit
To ensure the vessel is well secured a berth such as a fixed or floating structure should be at least 80% of the length of the vessel.  If this is not possible then the distance can be augmented by a mooring pile that supports the vessel in association with the berth.

3 The Wind
The primary thought is always the safety of the vessel and to this end the owner will always wonder what forces can impact this safe harbour.  In all of the calculations of current or berthing impacts it is the power of the wind upon the sail area of the vessel that must be resisted by the lines and cleats.

4 The Spring Line 
This is the diagonal one running longitudinally bow to stern.  This should be as long as possible.  It will prevent the vessel moving forward and aft along the dock face.

5 Ropes

Lines should be used to their maximum length wherever possible as this allows more stretch to be applied initially as well as less chance of breaking under strain.  In poor weather double lines is done before a storm, and even direct to piles if in doubt about the cleat strength.

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Water Front Real Estate Mini Series – Property Boundaries (2)

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Superior has created a Water front Mini series about all the things you need to know when purchasing a water front property and the things to look out for. This week CEO John Hogan talks about property boundaries and how they reflect the vessel size that can be parked on that property. Also explained is a Quayline and what this means in water front properties.

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Water Front Real Estate Mini Series – Dredging & Canal Profiles (1)

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Superior has created a Water front Mini series about all the things you need to know when purchasing a water front property and the things to look out for. This week CEO John Hogan talks about dredging and the impacts it can have on your vessel and pontoon.

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Look back at 2013

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Welcome everyone to my first blog of 2014.  I hope you all had a break over the holidays and enjoyed some family time.  We are back to work at Superior with some exciting projects this year.  Over the break I had a chance to reflect on some of the highlights of 2013.  Superior completed projects in South Bund Bonded Marina in Shanghai, Portland Harbour Marina, Portland Victoria, Rivergate Marine,  Queensland and Nadi, Fiji to name a few.  It is amazing that the large and small projects together deliver the reputation we enjoy today after 25 years.

The 25 year milestone was celebrated with an event at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2013 with whom we have shared our main marketing activity for the same years since 1988.

We recently had 2 people approach us with interesting feedback.  Mike stopped me in a coffee shop to let me know that the shock absorbers we made 10 years ago are still protecting his boat and lift from excessive wakes on the main river.  The other request was to investigate adding kayak berths to a recently completed mini marina.  This was in a special request from a customer and shows that the trend toward kayaks becoming the entry level to boating is a real event.  We need to consider the needs of these boaters and modify our infrastructure to suit in way that accommodate easier berthing and egress to the craft, better storage and security in our facilities.

In 2014 we are embarking on a redevelopment of the Sydney Birkenhead Marina.  This involves adding new berths while reconfiguring the existing layout and adding fuel facilities.  This is being done using the Superior Elite timber whaler system and promises to be a landmark project for us in the Sydney market.

All the best in 2014

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Special Edition VLOG: GCCC Economic Development Strategy Release

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Superior CEO John Hogan attended the release of the Gold Coast City Council Business Development Strategy breakfast this morning along with Mayor Tom Tate and many local business owners to discuss the future of manufacturing in the region.

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