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Naval Tecno Sud Boat Stand at METSTRADE

Naval Tecno Sud will join the METSTRADE Amsterdam with four exclusive premieres.

Just a few days to go before the opening of METSTRADE in Amsterdam, the world’s largest trade fair for professionals in the yachting equipment sector. This eagerly awaited event, which will take place between 15 and 17 November 2022, will see the participation of the biggest brands, including Naval Tecno Sud: a company specializing in the design and marketing of CE-certified boating products.

Active for more than ten years, the Italian company founded by its owner, Roberto Spadavecchia, constantly builds and innovates accessories for shipyards around the world. In fact, Naval Tecno Sud’s products are known and appreciated worldwide, also thanks to the commitment and perseverance shown by the president and his team, who assiduously participate in the various sector exhibitions.

This has naval-tecno-sud-productsallowed the company to expand its field of action and sell abroad, although most of its products are sold in Europe. 60% of production is sold in the EU, of which half, 30 per cent, is sold in Italy alone, while the remaining 40% is bought in America, Australia and other smaller countries.

The METS Amsterdam is an unmissable appointment for the company, which invests and develops ever more innovative products for the storage and transport of boats in shipyards. All of their products are CE-certified and their materials are of the highest quality. They also boast an ironworks certificate attesting to the quality of the product and its mechanical properties.

Roberto Spadavecchia started the company by following a new line compared to what had been seen in the past: he tried to renew all the polluting equipment that was used in the harbour to support and work the hulls of even very large boats. Gradually it replaced them with quality products to guarantee the safety of the workers, while also making the yard itself cleaner and more sustainable. According to these principles, the company develops above all cradles, fixed and adjustable heels and trailers for large boats, both motor and sailing, and these are the company’s best-selling products.

naval-tecno-sud-metsMETS is therefore an annual opportunity for Naval Tecno Sud to demonstrate and sell, not only more sustainable products, but also certified products to protect operators and ensure they work safely.  The company’s booth will be located at 05.806 in Hall 5 – Marine & Yard Pavilion.

Four exclusive premieres involving mega-yacht accessories, in constant demand at Naval Tecno Sud, will be presented this year. The products unveiled for the first time at METS will be: vertical cradles, fixed heels for the keel, adjustable double-telescoping heels for motor-powered megayachts, and a transportable cradle for sailing megayachts.

These products are all fundamental and important for a shipyard that has to store or do work on large vessels, and the choice to present them precisely at METSTRADE Amsterdam is not accidental, but a strategic choice, as owner Roberto Spadavecchia also confirms:

“We have been attending METS for ten years, ever since the company was born, because we make accessories and products for boatyards and METS is the most specialized event in the world for this. While the other exhibitions have both boats and accessories, METS is only accessories, so visitors are usually the shipyards who are interested in buying our products.

All the other exhibitions are divided between boats and accessories, so the audience is divided between: the family with children who maybe go to look at the boats and the people who come for the accessories. METS, on the other hand, being also a midweek event, without taking up any weekends, sees the presence only of sector operators, so it is much more concentrated and specialized in what we make.”

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Quick releases NEW raised rim downlights “Narrowing the Focus” at FLIBS

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Quick Spa releases NEW raised rim downlights “Narrowing the Focus” at FLIBS

Quick Spa releases at FLIBS 

Quick Spa may hail from Ravenna, Italy, but the presence of its American subsidiary Quick USA could not be missed from October 26 to 30 at the 2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Quick Gyro

Awarding attendees much to explore, booth 794 was broad in both display size, and spectrum of products being presented. Categorized in an orderly manner in the front row, it was easy to find its air-cooled Quick Gyro stabilizers; the innovative and efficient top-sellers also lined the inner compartments on a variety of vessels throughout the show from the adventurous Axopar to the prestigious Pardo and Ocean Alexander.

Quick at FLIBSI had the pleasure of speaking with Paolo Berni, Quick’s stateside managing director who confirmed that, more and more center console owners want the rock-n-roll coming from their speakers, NOT from under the feet of friends and family onboard, hence many are installing Quick anti-roll gyros.

Even better news… the fanatical attraction to the turn-key, walk-around watercrafts within North America continues. As luxury sport and angler-able center console ownership continues to soar exponentially, the strong market sales can only indicate one thing for Quick USA – the future looks bright! As the focus of our chat shifted to Quick’s newest lighting debuts, it seems the present is as bright as the future will be. Literally!

Raised Rim Downlight

Berni proceeded to walk me through the latest developments in the antiglare LED downlight category illuminating the Fort Lauderdale exhibition booth and beyond. While the company has by no means said farewell to its fashionable flush fixtures, it has said hello to a series of raised rim (or, as some prefer the term trim) borders. No matter the moniker, Quick Spa is expanding the brand by “narrowing its focus” in the sense that, due to the outer edges or borders, the beams are projected in a more precise angular direction.

First up are the smaller TULIP 40 and TULIP 52 and DAISY 40 and DAISY 52 models. Made in painted aluminum, wherever installed these LEDs give off an inviting family-feel to the surroundings. With an IP65 rating and availability in black and white, the TULIPS and DAISIES are too protected against humidity and water spatter.

quick stand FLIBSWhat is becoming an extremely stylish trend is mixing the small courtesy lights up on the ceiling with a linear light bar combination such as the beautiful flowing ONDALED SIDE which was presented at the Miami International Boat Show last February and highlighted in International Yachting Media’s digital publications.

Also appealing in the line is the larger JAZZ H10 downlight made of 316 AISI stainless steel. When compared to market standards the power LED optics with the JAZZ H10 have been thoroughly studied and guarantee a higher efficiency. Apart from warm white and white, eye-catching red and blue color options are two other possibilities.

And lastly for recessed applications, we present the largest of the lot, the PALLADIO VR 105. Almost cylinder-like in appearance, the PALLADIO is another product made from AISI stainless steel, with the dissipater fabricated out of anodized aluminum.

Visually the PALLADIO and its smaller counterparts create stunning scenarios that set the tone and ambiance inside and out. However, another most important benefit derived from the usage of LEDs is that energy consumption is significantly reduced – and that betterment extends beyond the boating world, impacting the overall environment in a positive light!