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