METSTRADE 2016: Nautibuoy Marine launches innovative Seabob dock
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 8:28 PM
Following its phenomenal success at METSTRADE 2015, where the company won the overall DAME Award for Innovation, Nautibuoy Marine has launched a brand new product, an innovative docking station for Seabobs, the C-Dock, at this year’s METSTRADE.
Nautibuoy’s patent pending C-Dock is the first solo and modular docking system available that is compatible with Seabobs, the hugely popular powerful underwater scooter. The C-Dock is a modular addition to the phenomenally successful, award winning, Nautibuoy inflatable platform range.
Designed to avoid the need for repetitive lifting of Seabobs from in and out of the water, the simple design provides a drive-in / drive-out solution, which keeps the Seabob safe, secure and protected.
Clay Builder, Co-Founder of Nautibuoy, comments, “Through talking to our customers, we realised that the majority of yacht-owners who have our platforms, also have Seabobs, but there was a universal issue with where the Seabobs could be kept that was both safe, close to hand and easy to use when required. We had a number of requests to make a docking system and decided to be the first company to create an “off-the-shelf” product, which was compatible with both the F5 and F5S Sea Seabob models. Offering a handy “garage” at water level, our new C-Dock gives both yacht owners and crew peace of mind that their Seabobs are protected – whether that is from other yachts, jet-skis or other watersports equipment. We also wanted it to work for all owners of Seabobs though, and not just those with a yacht. Our C-Dock means you can anchor or tether your Seabob anywhere, with our easy to use secure straps which hold the Seabob in place.”
The latest addition to the Nautibuoy range works on its own or in conjunction with any of Nautibuoy’s platform lines. Available in two options, the Sports C-Dock offers a unique “RIB collar” style solution which is super lightweight, stowable and quick to inflate. The Voyager C-Dock also features a luxurious teak finish and drop stitch core. Compatible with all sizes in the Nautibuoy range, the Voyager C-Dock offers a smooth continuation of the Nautibuoy teak platform lines
Lifting and sliding of the C-Dock on the water surface is prevented by the 40 litre (10.5 gallon) ballast bag which is designed to be simple to use and easy to empty. The C-Dock is both stable and wind resistant, with options to anchor, tether, or be connected to other C-Docks or to Nautibuoy platforms.