FAB Dock Gets Even Bigger

Congratulations to Barry for now becoming our biggest customer. Not himself, being a fit and healthy bloke that he is, but his boat. “Lucky Grey” is a purpose built boat by Strategic Marine that stretches over 50 feet long. And its ‘purpose’ is to get Barry’s wife out to the islands before she gets sea sick. What a caring, thoughtful and romantic husband.

 

To achieve this goal required 1400 horsepower of diesel energy and surfacing piercing drives. Any wife would have shed tears of joy over such a beautiful Valentine’s present. It gives me an idea for Valentine’s Day next week, mmmm.

 

At 39 degrees (102 Fahrenheit) the day we installed it, we greatly appreciated the ice cold water and being able to step into the air conditioned cab. Thanks for all your help Barry and I look forward to a trip out the next time I am in town.

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Australia Day in WA

The fabulous team from WA had a very well deserved break on Australia Day and got to enjoy a few drinks and a BBQ, which included some local crayfish kindly donated by a local customer.

 

With the team setting new records almost every week for installations and sales, we expect the whole state to be covered in FAB Docks by the end of the year. Keep up the great work and thanks for the hospitality, I always enjoy my time over there.P1020397

Our First Chaparral FAB Dock

We have dozens of brands of boats now living in FAB Docks so it is always great to welcome another brand into our friendly FAB Dock family. Colin doesn’t believe in starting at the bottom and so decided his first boat should be a 264 Chaparral Sunesta. Even allowing for our own bias towards our own brand of boat, there is little argument that that is one very special boat. Congratulations.

 

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Need to move your FAB Dock?

No need for cranes, barges or teams of people. In fact, no need for any tools or noise at all, or even petrol. Just “Super Guy”. You just can’t get any more environmentally friendly than this.

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Bahamas

I won’t even try and convince you how hard I worked all weekend to make this show a success for our FAB Dock brand, because no-one believes me, but trust me, I did. Just because I also happened to spend hours on huge mega yachts eating caviar and crab cakes and drinking the finest wines and rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous, doesn’t mean it was all roses. Evander Hollyfield kept me amused for ages with some hilarious stories of his upbringing and a special thank you to the Village People for letting me share their bus from the airport after I missed mine. Yes that is really them without the costumes and me in the middle (for those still wondering).

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Another First for FAB Dock

Congratulations to Carolyn for becoming our first female customer. In an industry dominated by men, it is refreshing to see that the girls can be more than just beautiful ornaments in the boating scene. She is very passionate about her boat and serious about her boating, so she is very pleased to be able to use her boat more now that it is living in a FAB Dock.

 

Carolyn’s boat, Mint, is a beautiful cuddy cab, just perfect for those overnighters on Rotto. In fact, she loves her boat so much that she bought an identical one which she now has for sale at a very cheap price. If you know anyone that may be interested, email me and I will pass on Carolyn’s details.

 

Have fun out there.

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

The boat show weather curse continued again this year when the first few days of the show were literally blown away. Thanks to Hurricane Sandy and the resulting tidal surge, just trying to get to the show was a mission, and would have actually been easier in a boat than a car.

 

When the sun finally did come out and the wind dropped, the crowds arrived in droves and reminded everyone why this is the biggest boat show on earth. And once you had bought your boat, the car show wasn’t bad either.

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St Kilda sees double

If you are in the market for a solid, stable day boat with lots of room and all the amenities, have a look at a Glacier Bay powered catamaran. While installing David’s FAB Dock, I was mightily impressed with his boat. But in true Melbourne fashion, the weather gods really turned it on for us. We started out at 9am in cold drizzle, which cleared briefly to patches of sunshine, followed by thunder, rain and then hail, to then clear up to a scorching hot afternoon where we both got duly sunburnt.

At the end of it all, we got his Glacier Bay tucked perfectly into his FAB Dock so that his upcoming summer boating will be a lot less stressful without having to get it in and out on the trailer every weekend.

Have fun and thanks for all your help.

Hands up who loves the boat ramp?

Certainly not FAB Dock customers. We are seeing more and more customers ditching the trailer and the launching and retrieval hassle of the boat ramp for the simplicity and serenity of being able to jump on the boat at a minute’s notice and head out into the wide blue yonder. Even if it is only for a quick half an hours fish or ski before breakfast while the water is still glassy. And with a FAB Dock, you get this benefit without the downside of antifoul and associated maintenance costs, not to mention that it is easier to berth your boat in a FAB Dock than getting onto a trailer. Just ask the many spectators who line various boat ramps every weekend watching the carnage and divorces starting.

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North Queensland Starting to See the Benefits

Cairns put on a beautiful Spring day for the latest installation in the tropics. After seeing a couple of other FAB Docks in a marina on his way around there for a drink, Phil went home to Google this “FAB Dock” to find out more about it. After some further research he decided it was the most cost effective method to protect his pristine Mustang. We ran out of time to share our customary beer on completion, but we will catch up on that when we are back up there to measure up all the neighbours’ boats.

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