New Zealand company, Balex Marine has formed an OEM alliance with Marlin Trailers (Coops & Nieborg BV) from the Netherlands who will be launching the Balex Automatic Boat Loader (ABL) at BOOT DÜSSELDORF in January 2017.
Visitors to the show can see the product in action on the Marlin trailers stand 10B74 as well as the RYDS boat stand.
The ABL is a patented world-first disruptive marine technology that solves a universal problem for boaties by allowing them to remotely control the launch and retrieval of trailer boats at the ramp.
The ABL2500 is remote-controlled and has enough torque to pull up to 2.5 tonne via a powerful, marine-grade hydraulic system.
The team behind the ABL2500 say the system was designed to offer greater operational freedom to boat owners. The vessel operator can load it safely, whether alone or with family and friends, and on a wide range of ramps, from shallow to steep. The ABL2500 can be started, paused or stopped at any time during the launch and retrieve process and requires no physical strength.
The system has been well received in Balex’s home territory of New Zealand as well as Australia and now Marlin Trailers will be introducing the exciting new technology to the European market.
Balex Marine’s innovative Automatic Boat Loader (ABL) recently received a Special Mention in the prestigious international DAME Design Awards at the METS (Marine Equipment Trade Show) in Amsterdam. The Special Mention recognizes runners up that highly merited a commendation, the judges said.
“We were up against hot competition from the best products in the global marine industry,” said Balex Chief Executive Paul Symes. “We are delighted that the judges have recognised that the ABL makes boating safe, stress-free and fun. This will really power up our international market push into Europe and the US.”
The ABL has begun to attract interest in Europe and the US, after a positive reception from the marine industry in New Zealand and Australia, where it is now working with leading industry partners, like Marlin Trailers from the Netherlands.
Further details are available here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELzETC8a1kc
About Balex Marine’s ABL
- The remote controlled, hydraulically powered ABL can be used on trailer boats from 5-9 meters, and up to 2,500kg.
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