2018 marks 30 years of operation for Superior Jetties®.

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For 30 years Superior has been providing high quality flotation and industrial products to a variety of industries throughout Australia and internationally.

To review the last 30 years, we have decided to gather a few images that reflect the pursuit of personalised customer service, industry leading innovation and ‘turnkey’ products and services. We have always tried to live up to our brand values of trust, creative imagination, personal service and exceptional results.

John Hogan, CEO of Superior Jetties recently spoke about his pride in the team in reaching 30 years of operation. “This is truly a credit to the wonderful people who always make it happen at Superior. Joint partnerships with customers, suppliers and stakeholders have been critical to making Superior a Gold Coast success story since 1988.”

“30 years is a solid milestone and calls for a celebration” John said.

Not only in Australia but in the international arena, Superior has witnessed great change, and in some instances, been the facilitator of changes within the industry.

From the engineering of unique flotation devices for industrial use; the award-winning Waterscape entertainment platform, to the market leading Super Elite reinforced concrete pontoon system, Superior has responded to customers’ needs and produced the results.” John said.

“We believe that Superior has facilitated an expectation of high standards within the industry in Australia, which has led to increasing demand for our products and services internationally.”

In celebration of Superior’s 30 year milestone, we are showing images of projects completed over the years.

We welcome any further images from stakeholders, which will be displayed at SCIBS in May.




Marine software

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For those of us that enjoy boating the revolution in marine technology has made boating much easier and safer. The range is staggering and a blog would never start to cover it, so here a couple of favourites that are inexpensive or free.

First up is the App easily downloaded called Shralp Tide (search app store on your phone). This free app has the tide information for sites all over the world for a period of 5 days out, there are a number of tide apps and here is a list of the top apps currently on iPhone. The high and low times are provided with another graphical feature included when you turn the phone or tablet sideways. This feature allows you to answer questions such as what is the latest time tomorrow that I will have sufficient air draft under a bridge. Such accurate data is invaluable to ensure a trouble free boating experience, where a relaxed informed skipper can focus on the enjoyment factor rather than the stress factor.

My other favourite is Navionics. While this does have a cost of $21.99 to download the maps, the value when planning any voyage is immediately obvious. We see professional skippers using this software so it must be good. Even with the excellent dash mounted system, having a tablet based backup with the entire voyage tracking as well is a real comfort.

The next great app we constantly use in our line of work is Australian Boat Ramp Finder at a cost of just $2.49 it gives you great information on boat ramps Australia wide and also gives you the option to add your favourite local ramp that may not be listed yet for others to share around you.


GCWA Speed Limit Survey & Camera Monitoring Waterways

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This week John Hogan discusses the new survey available from Gold Coast Waterways Authority to have your say on proposed speed limit changes for some of the Gold Coast waterways. He also talks a bit about the new cameras monitoring hot spot waterway areas across the Gold Coast.


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.


Water Front Real Estate Mini Series – Featuring Andrew Bell

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This week we continue our Water Front Real Estate Mini Series with special guest Andrew Bell from the Ray White Surfers Paradise Group. Andrew Bell breaks down the market movements for Q2 2014 and provides us with some really great insights when purchasing a water front property.


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.


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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