The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2016-09-15T01:08:42Z Introduction of MOB+ Wireless Kill Switch to Australia 2016-09-15T01:08:42Z introduction-of-mob-wireless-kill-switch-to-australia The Maritime Safety Store, Sydney Australia, is pleased to announce the introduction of MOB+ Wireless Kill Switch and Man Overboard system to Australia. The MOB+ is a revolutionary and award winning marine safety product created by Fell Marine of Norway. The MOB+ Wireless Cut-Off Switch consists of only a few items. A xHUB, a xFOB which can be worn inside the wristband, lanyard or on your lifejacket or in your pocket. The xFOB is placed in the wristband, the xHUB is installed in the boat. The principle which the MOB+ function is based on, relies on a wireless connection between the xFOB and the xHUB. If the connection is broken, either because the user falls into the water, or distanced him/herself 50 feet from the boat unit, the engine will stop instantly. An extra safety feature is that the engine can be restarted after six seconds, allowing the others onboard to quickly rescue the person in the water.Stuart McDonald at The Maritime Safety Store: “We are extremely happy to bring Fell Marine products to Australia making their lifesaving and hi-tech safety products available to the Australian boating community”Make contact with The Maritime Safety Store for information about buying the MOB+ in Australia! CarAdvice.com Makes Further Strides Into Marine Space With BoatAdvice Expansion 2016-06-05T22:15:17Z caradvice-com-makes-further-strides-into-marine-space-with-boatadvice-expansion Sydney, June 6 2016 – BoatAdvice, part of CarAdvice.com Limited, has signed two partnerships with Club Marine and Boatsonline to advance its goal of becoming the go-to online destination for all things marine. BoatAdvice, which launched in May 2015, has joined forces with Club Marine, Australia’s largest marine insurer and marine lifestyle publisher, with media assets regularly reaching over 100,000 boat-owners. Via its newly launched initiative, Club Marine TV, Club Marine is strengthening its digital relationship with its loyal audience by publishing engaging and educational boating videos. BoatAdvice is assisting Club Marine to film and produce a number of the videos and, in return, select BoatAdvice content, including boat reviews and lifestyle pieces, will be published in Club Marine Magazine, Australia’s most widely read boating magazine. It is envisaged that this new relationship with Club Marine will help BoatAdvice increase brand awareness and distribute its content to a new audience, underpinned by Club Marine’s heritage in boating. Club Marine CEO and magazine publisher, Simon McLean said: “Consumers and the marine industry are hungry for engaging boat-related content. Via Club Marine TV, we are bringing educational video content to the boating public in an effort to make boating safer and more attractive for the current, and next generation of boaties. We value our relationship with BoatAdvice and we see this partnership as a great way to expand our content offering into the digital space." Additionally, BoatAdvice will now also manage and re-sell display advertising for Boatsonline, Australia’s second largest marine classified site. This relationship allows the highly resourced and experienced team at BoatAdvice and CarAdvice to develop its display business in a commercial relationship beneficial to both parties. Specifically, it gives BoatAdvice more ad inventory and the opportunity to introduce its lifestyle, destination, technology and know-how marine content to a new audience. Boatsonline owner Graeme Monkhouse said: “Over the past 16 years we have built a very popular classified site that consistently ranks in the top three domestic marine sites according to Nielsen. We have existing advertisers within the marine industry, but the partnership with CarAdvice allows us to access a larger pool of advertisers and offer premium advertising solutions across our combined audience of highly qualified boat and car shoppers. “Establishing partnerships with two strong industry brands in Club Marine and BoatsOnline within just twelve months is testament to our business and the demand for industry collaboration to get the best content to our mutual audiences. It also now gives us the second largest marine audience in Australia,” said Andrew Dalton, General Manager at BoatAdvice. “Boaties and the boating industry are a close-knit highly active and engaged community and we want to be where they are. Combine Club Marine, Boatsonline and BoatAdvice and that’s a pretty complementary team.” “These announcements replicate our highly successful automotive model in the marine space, to give marine enthusiasts access to the best and most relevant content, and so really bring the industry together online,” said Andrew Beecher, CEO of CarAdvice. Taking the lead from the well-established manufacturer-friendly CarAdvice.com.au model, BoatAdvice is aimed at connecting boat manufacturers, brokers and dealers with in-market boat buyers...and the occasional dreamer. For more information please visit www.boatadvice.com.au, www.clubmarine.com.au or www.boatsonline.com.au. Pepper joins forces with St Kilda Football Club 2015-11-26T22:17:47Z pepper-joins-forces-with-st-kilda-football-club MEDIA RELEASE  27 November 2015 St Kilda Football Club has spiced up its corporate partnerships by announcing financial services provider Pepper Group Limited (‘Pepper’) as its new principal partner.     As one of Australia’s leading non-bank lenders, with a growing global presence, Pepper offers a range of consumer finance products and services, including home and car loans, and complements St Kilda Football Club’s existing line-up of exciting brand partners. Pepper’s relationship with ‘The Saints’ is in place for the next three years.   Patrick Tuttle, Co-Group CEO of Pepper, said: “As a founding club of the Victorian Football League, St Kilda has a strong heritage in the AFL and Pepper is excited by the opportunity to be associated with such an iconic Australian sporting organisation.    “As a club, The Saints proudly supports ambition, celebrates achievements and encourages all who are connected with it to aspire to its philosophy of ‘How I Want To Be’. These values are mirrored in Pepper’s culture, where we believe that everyone deserves the help and guidance necessary to realise their personal and financial goals.”    St Kilda Football Club CEO, Matt Finnis, welcomed Pepper Group to The Saints: “There is so much positivity surrounding our club and having an international business like Pepper join us and commit to being part of the journey we are taking is fantastic.” Pepper is seeking to boost awareness of its brand in key AFL states nationally and in particular, Victoria. The loyal St Kilda fan base represents the type of customers Pepper typically works with to help them get ahead in life, whatever their circumstances.    As part of the partnership announcement, Pepper will also unveil its new consumer-facing brand ‘Pepper Money’, which will be introduced over the course of 2016.     Commenting on the new brand, Pepper’s Co Group CEO, Mike Culhane said: “Following an extensive, and ongoing, period of acquisition, growth, and an ever-expanding suite of lending products, Pepper is embarking on a comprehensive rebranding exercise to better explain what products we offer to consumers.”   “To be named principal sponsor of St Kilda is a defining moment in Pepper’s story, bringing our brand to a wider audience of sporting fans in Victoria and across Australia, as well as expanding on our existing sporting relationships with the Western Sydney Wanderers and as naming rights sponsor of Pepper Stadium.”   Pepper is the only financial services brand to be associated with St Kilda and shares the principal partnership role with Dare Iced Coffee.    Ends    For more information, please contact DEC PR on behalf of Pepper Group: Joanne McIntosh or Sarah Bullen  02 8014 5036 | pepper@decpr.com.au    About Pepper Group Pepper Group (“Pepper”) is Australia’s largest non-bank residential mortgage lender (as measured by total assets under management), is a leading provider of specialty residential mortgage and consumer financing, and a highly experienced third-party loan servicer and asset manager. Pepper is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:PEP) Worldwide, the Group currently has approximately A$36.8 billion of loan and lease assets under management (comprising prime and specialist residential mortgages, commercial mortgages, equipment leases, small business loans, consumer loans and car loans).  Pepper Group now comprises approximately 1,400 employees worldwide and has offices in Sydney, Parramatta, London, Dublin, Shannon, Madrid, Singapore and Seoul. Since establishing itself as a specialist residential mortgage lender in the Australian market in March 2001, Pepper has originated more than A$5.7 billion of specialist residential mortgages in Australia. It also commenced originating commercial auto & equipment finance in April 2013. In August 2011 Pepper acquired GE Capital’s Australian and New Zealand mortgage lending businesses, which comprised a portfolio of approximately A$5.0 billion of Australian and New Zealand residential mortgages. This transaction was one of the largest whole loan transactions in Australian history. Pepper’s current wholesale funding partners in Australia include Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank and Westpac Banking Corporation. In addition to lending and servicing its own residential mortgage and consumer finance portfolio, Pepper provides third party primary and special servicing across various types of mortgages, leases and unsecured loan products. Pepper is jointly led by Co-Group Chief Executive Officers, Mike Culhane and Patrick Tuttle. Mike and Patrick are focused on ensuring Pepper continues to leverage its core credit underwriting and loan servicing expertise both in its home market of Australia and other underserved markets in Europe and Asia. Pepper is regulated by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (“ASIC”) in Australia. Pepper Finance Corporation (Ireland) is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) in Ireland. Pepper Savings Bank is regulated in South Korea by the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS). Pepper is ranked by S&P as a “STRONG” Residential Loan Servicer and is included on S&P’s Global Select Servicer List. 5 tips on using a solar charger for your mobile phone 2015-10-23T02:24:51Z 5-tips-on-using-a-solar-charger-for-your-mobile-phone Having a solar charger for your mobile phone or tablet means you can recharge your gear anywhere the sun shines. Perfect for travel, camping and most of all emergencies. Remember summer power failures, anyone? Imagine a holiday with no flat battery moments but instead the convenience of your camera and mobile phone fully usable anywhere. Solar power for your mobile devices also means you are taking less power from the grid – saving the planet one recharge at a time AND saving money. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your solar charger, whether this is for camping or everyday. 1. To increase the efficiency of your solar charger, make sure the panels directly face the sun at all times. As the sun moves across the sky throughout the day, adjust your solar charger accordingly. Pop it onto the car console or dashboard while driving to catch some rays. Leave it on the window sill at home through the day so you can recharge off the grid at night. 2. If you are charging through a window, windscreen, etc, be aware that the charging times will be increased especially if your windows are tinted. 3. A great way to use a solar charger for your mobile phone or tablet while camping or bushwalking is to WEAR IT! Strap it to your backpack and recharge your portable battery anywhere you go. Then its on hand to charge up your phone, camera, GPS or the kid’s iPod (so you can enjoy the serenity a bit longer). 4. The power of the sun’s rays depend on the season, as during summer the earth faces more directly towards the sun. So charge times can vary depending on the season where you are. The time of day is also an important factor to consider when using your solar charger. You will get the best performance when the sun is at the highest point in the sky, usually at noon. In fact, an hour charging at Noon will give better charge than a few hours later on the same day. 5. Extreme weather can affect your solar charger’s efficiency, so if its baking hot, protect your charger from until its a little cooler, ideally less than 45deg C. Powered Life www.poweredlife.com.au has solar chargers from leading brands including Powertraveller. From the waterproof Powermonkey Expedition or to the family sized pairing of Powergorilla + Solargorilla, from waterproof Powermonkey Extreme 12V to the all-in-one Solarmonkey Adventurer, we have a solar charger to suit your lifestyle and mobile devices. Christmas Gift Ideas for people who love technology 2015-10-23T01:43:49Z christmas-gift-ideas-for-people-who-love-technology Picking the right gift for family and friends who love technology just got easier, with the release of new ideas to help them take their favourite device away camping, to school or even to work. Mophie H2Pro case for iPhone 6/6S and Lifeproof Fre Power Case have it all: military-grade tough, waterproof and dropproof tough case, with inbuilt rechargeable battery pack, so you get 100% extra battery life built into your case wherever you go. Powertraveller Powermonkey Expedition solar charger is a revolution in portable charging technology, bringing together multiple ways in which to naturally, yet efficiently generate power - all housed in strong, aluminium, waterproof casing. The waterproof (IP65 rated) powermonkey expedition houses a 10,500mAh lithium polymer battery which can be charged in three ways; via hand-powered crank, solar or via the international AC mains charger. Does your home or office have multiple devices to recharge every day? A charging station can charge up to 5 devices from one powerpoint. Griffin PowerDock 5 and BlueFlame 4 Device Charging Station can save space, time and sanity. Educational technology toys mean the kids won’t realise they are learning while they have fun. Osmo Game System brings iPad into the physical play, with interactive games for creative thinking and problem solving. LittleBits Electronics, including kits on space and Arduino, teaches them about circuitry, leading them to robotics, coding and much more. Working with iPad is so much easier with an inbuilt keyboard in a protective case. Zagg Slim Book case for iPad Air 2 has backlit keyboard to make working that bit easier, even in low light. Powered Life helps you maximise your mobile technology – whether you are a school with iPad and laptop fleets to manage, or a family that needs to kidproof its iPads, as well as businesses large and small. Protect your devices with the choice of best brand protective tough cases while recharging anywhere with solar and portable power. Reduce admin cost and time of managing multiple devices in your school or business with charge-sync solutions. Find out more at www.poweredlife.com.au or call 1300 POWER 4 (1300 76937 4), email hello@poweredlife.com.au. Live a powered life! Power up your Dad this Father's Day 2015-08-21T03:15:16Z power-up-your-dad-this-father-s-day Dads come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and spend their time doing different types of things. Here are some great gift ideas for YOUR kind of Dad. Sporty Dad If Dad likes to bike or hike, he might like to take his mobile phone with him. MAMILs (middle aged men in lycra) often like to record their hard-earned kms so waterproof phone kit with a mount to keep it safe while he works the pedals is a great gift. Lifeproof has waterproof, drop proof, dust proof cases for mobile phones – so they are also Dad proof – including iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung’s Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S6. iPod users get protected too. Add on an optional mount kit so Dad has his phone on his bike, car, boat - anywhere.   Business Dad Mophie’s range of powered cases for mobile phones is legendary. Yes, you read right: built-in back-up battery in a protective case. Flick a switch and recharge anywhere. Stock available right now for iPhone 5/5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus as well as Samsung Galaxy S5. Lifeproof makes Dad even more powerful (get it??) with a waterproof PLUS powered case. Perfect for the endlessly busy Dad, the clumsy Dad; the travelling or tradie Dad. If Dad likes to recharge more than just his phone, check out the Mophie Powerstation XL which can recharge 2 devices at once, from its 12,000mAh rechargeable battery pack. Or a ruggedised powerstation with the Mophie Powerstation Pro, with a 6000mAh power bank that is drop proof and water resistant.   Adventure Dad Does Dad like to get out there in the wilds? Powertraveller portable power gear means Dad can venture far, while keeping in contact with his world, with solar and rechargeable power packs. Powermonkey Explorer 2 is crushproof, waterproof while Powermonkey Solarmonkey Adventurer has endless power for mobile devices. For the hardened explorer, the brand new Powermonkey Expedition power pack includes solar and hand crank recharge options. For the Dad who ventures overseas, the BlueFlame World Charger plus Portable Battery Pack can make simple work of recharging devices, with a single AC adaptor with international pins, plus a detachable portable pack to keep him recharged anywhere. Powered Life www.poweredlife.com.au helps you choose where to work or play. Use your mobile phone, tablet or notebook - anywhere, any time - with top brand portable power and tough cases for mobile devices including Lifeproof, Mophie, Powertraveller and much more. Solar chargers, waterproof mobile phone cases, kid-proof iPad/tablet cases. Glider Yachts Receives Expert Accreditation for Exceeding Yacht Design & Build Standards 2015-08-20T01:59:49Z glider-yachts-receives-expert-accreditation-for-exceeding-yacht-design-amp-build-standards Glider Yachts Limited, the quintessentially British luxury yacht manufacturer, has received the highest level of boating industry accreditation, having been assessed by both HPi Verification Services and the Wolfson Unit for Marine Technology and Industrial Aerodynamics during the design and build of its debut luxury yacht. The SS18 will be unveiled at Monaco Yacht Show in September. Alasdair Reay, Managing Director, HPi Verification Services said: “Craft as innovative as Gliders were not in the minds of the various committees when they wrote the technical standards for the boat-building industry. HPi Verification Services has, therefore, worked closely with Glider Yachts to ensure their boats not only meet the regulatory requirements but exceed industry standards.” HPi Verification Services is a Notified Body, which means it issues certificates on behalf of the European Commission according to the Recreational Craft Directive. All recreational craft, which need a ‘CE mark’ in order to access the European market must comply with this legislation. To earn Notified Body status, HPi Verification Services operates according to a code of conduct and quality system approved by the British Government, on behalf of the European Commission. Alasdair Reay said: “Specifically, care has been given to ensure the continuity of the various structural elements to share and dissipate the loads and to provide subdivision. The craft’s systems have also been designed to provide a level of redundancy that goes beyond the highest levels of excellence in the yachting industry.” British marine engineering company, Burgess Marine, was selected to be the build partner for Glider Yachts, and its debut Super Sports 18 luxury yacht is in the final stages of build at Burgess Marine’s Portchester facility in the UK. The build commenced in April after a £100 million deal was agreed between the two British firms and private funding was secured. Mr Reay continued: “In selecting Burgess as its build team, Glider Yachts has ensured that the workmanship matches the company’s design ambitions. The quality of materials and the welding, in particular, show that Glider Yachts will be of the highest quality. As the leading verification company for the yachting sector, HPi Verification Services has no hesitation in commending Glider Yachts for its efforts in pushing back the boundaries in the boating industry.” Prior to commencing its first build, Glider Yachts conducted extensive Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) with Next Limit Technologies’ X-Flow. Rigorous model testing, detailed simulation and analysis of Gliders’ performance in sea-way was conducted using Maxsurf and several other industry leading products. Structural analysis was conducted using Dassault Systemes’ Abaqus and cross checked with Ansys. Gliders’ unique hull form design was also verified as being able to achieve a higher level of comfort and stability at speed, by the Wolfson Unit for Marine Technology and Industrial Aerodynamics. Dickon Buckland, Principal Research Engineer at Wolfson Unit for Marine Technology and Industrial Aerodynamics said: “The concept of travelling at speed in a sea way with a reasonable degree of comfort is best addressed with this kind of hull-form.” “The research, design, development and testing of Gliders has been a significant challenge and a very expensive process spanning over seven years until build commenced in April. I am delighted that our unique design and high standards in building our yachts have been approved by the leading industry experts,” said Robert McCall, Managing Director of Glider Yachts. About Glider Yachts Glider Yachts is a new British luxury yacht manufacturer, headquartered in London with build partners in Southampton, England. The company has a clear mission to become the world’s leading supplier of high performance, luxury sports yachts, and to deliver a more cost-effective and ultimately more comfortable, efficient and sustainable way of navigating the world’s oceans. Please see www.glideryachts.com for more information. To download high resolution images please see here: http://bit.ly/GliderYachtsImages About HPi Verification Services HPi Verification Services is a Notified Body, which means it may issue certificates for products that need a CE mark. To earn this status, it operates to a code of conduct and quality system that is reviewed by the British Government. As part of this process, HPiVS is formally accredited as an Inspection Body by the UK Accreditation Service to ISO 17020. The result is that HPiVS has been issued with a Notified Body license by the EU Commission: number 1521. About The Wolfson Unit For the last 48 years the Wolfson Unit has offered model testing, consultancy and software services to a worldwide customer base in the fields of Naval Architecture, Industrial Aerodynamics and Marine Engineering. It conducts tests in model basins, towing tanks and wind tunnels as well as full scale trials. It also offers CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics), FEA (Finite Element Analysis) and Marine Design Software. The Marine Technology and Industrial Aerodynamics department reviewed Glider Yachts’ design prior to build. MEDIA CONTACTS Glider Yachts Europe – E: media@GliderYachts.com| Tel: UK on +44 (0)208 133 0654  Middle East – E: glideryachts@brazenpr.com | Tel: UAE on +971 (0)4 428 0939 Asia Pacific – E: glideryachts@spherepr.com.au | Tel: Australia on +61 (0)2 8006 2960 USA/Americas – glideryachts@brazenpr.com | Tel: USA on +1 786 374 2429 Glider Yachts Selects BlueFin as its Partner for Ultimate Yacht Finishing 2015-08-11T05:48:05Z glider-yachts-selects-bluefin-as-its-partner-for-ultimate-yacht-finishing Glider Yachts Limited, the quintessentially British luxury yacht manufacturer, has selected a world leader in customised finishes for the superyacht industry, BlueFin Yachts Limited as its exclusive surface finishing partner for its new range of luxury yachts.  British firm, BlueFin Yachts’ first project is to finish and perfect the exterior surface of Glider Yachts’ new SS18 sports yacht, ensuring its extraordinary beautifully stunning lines are clear for everyone to see on its debut. “Glider Yachts’ mission is to become the world’s leading supplier of high-performance, luxury superyachts.  To ensure that the sublime beauty of our luxury yachts will shine through, we have chosen BlueFin as our finishing partner because of the firm’s renowned reputation for excellence in the superyacht industry.  This key partnership will ensure our luxury yachts are finished to absolute perfection and we are convinced all who see her will be astounded,” said Robert McCall, Managing Director, Glider Yachts. BlueFin is currently working preparing the Glider SS18, ready for the debut at the Monaco Yacht Show this September, where exclusively invited visitors and media will be able to experience the sublime beauty, ride comfort and performance of this daringly different luxury sports yacht. Nick Barber, Managing Director of BlueFin Yachts said: “We have an enviable reputation for our innovation, design and customised finishes for yachts and are thrilled to be working with Glider Yachts on its debut vessel.” Using traditional processes and hand-finished coatings, coupled with the latest technologies, BlueFin guarantees that it will achieve the ultimate yacht finish for Glider Yachts.  Glider Yachts’ design, build and assembly methods are based on techniques from the fields of Formula One and aerospace manufacture, using precision engineering methods utilising the very best materials to produce yachts of exceptional performance and beauty. “Our unique superstructure design means that each Glider Yacht can be built to meet the needs of her owner’s lifestyle, with flexibility for exterior and interior aesthetics with our team of designers who will work with clients to develop a look that is as unique as their fingerprint,” said Robert McCall. About BlueFin Yachts BlueFin Yachts Ltd has an enviable reputation as a world leader in innovation, design and customised finishes for every vessel; steel; aluminium; GRP/carbon composite or wooden. It excels in fairing, shaping, polishing and resurfacing, custom finishes, troubleshooting and project management. With over 25 years of experience supplying specialist coatings to the super yacht and marine industry, it guarantees professional craftsmanship delivered within budget and on time, at a competitive and realistic price. Its bespoke, traditional processes and hand-finished coatings, coupled with the latest technology guarantee the ultimate yacht finish. For more information see: http://www.bluefinyacht.com/ About Glider Yachts Glider Yachts is a new British luxury yacht manufacturer, headquartered in London with build partners in Southampton, England. The company has a clear mission to become the world’s leading supplier of high performance, luxury sports yachts, and to deliver a more cost-effective and ultimately more comfortable, efficient and sustainable way of navigating the world’s oceans. Please see www.glideryachts.com for more information. To download high resolution images please see here: http://bit.ly/GliderYachtsImages MEDIA CONTACTS Glider Yachts Europe – E: media@GliderYachts.com | Tel: UK on +44 (0)208 133 0654  Middle East – E: glideryachts@brazenpr.com | Tel: UAE on +971 (0)4 428 0939 Asia Pacific – E: glideryachts@spherepr.com.au | Tel: Australia on +61 (0)2 8006 2960 USA/Americas – glideryachts@brazenpr.com | Tel: USA on +1 786 374 2429   BlueFin Yachts Ailsa Griffiths – Marketing Manager BlueFin Yachts Tel – +44 (0)7847 764779 Email – ailsa.griffiths@bluefinyacht.com JL Audio Designs Ultimate Sound System for Glider Yachts 2015-07-09T11:08:26Z jl-audio-designs-ultimate-sound-system-for-glider-yachts Glider Yachts Limited, a new British luxury yacht manufacturer, has announced today that JL Audio UK will be its exclusive audio partner. In its first project JL Audio has designed the ultimate sound system for Glider Yachts’ SS18 sports yacht, enabling its passengers and crew to enjoy premium quality audio as they glide over the waves in supreme luxury. Glider Yachts’ pre-production model is currently in build at Burgess Marine, Trafalgar Wharf, Portchester UK and will be launched at the Monaco Yacht Show this September, where exclusively invited visitors will be able to experience the amazing quality of its JL Audio sound system first hand. “Glider Yachts’ mission is to become the world’s leading supplier of high-performance, luxury superyachts. We are totally committed to providing our clients with superior quality and high-performance audio systems, incorporating innovative technologies designed and manufactured to the highest standard possible for our luxury yachts, by the best in the business,” said Robert McCall, Managing Director, Glider Yachts. The SS18 will incorporate JL Audio’s Premium System as standard, but for music aficionados who really want to party and “rock the boat”, an upgrade to the Ultimate System will provide even greater power and performance. SS18 owners who want the Captain and crew of their sports yacht to enjoy their music simultaneously, a Helm Upgrade will provide the same supreme quality audio for them. “We are thrilled to be working with such an innovative and exciting luxury yacht manufacturer that reflects our standards of high quality in design, manufacture and performance. We have taken the unique cockpit layout of the SS18 and designed a system which provides pilot and crew with maximum enjoyment of their chosen music.  JL Audio’s marine speakers, sub woofers and amplifiers are designed and manufactured specifically for the marine environment and are unaffected by whatever the tough environment of the sea will throw at them.  Locating the speakers in strategic positions on-board  ensures sublime depth and clarity of sound which is the equivalent of quality home hi-fi.” said Paul Baker, CEO at JL Audio UK. The Premium System includes four classic white grill JL Audio 7.7” coaxial speakers as well as two 8” sub woofers.  For those who want to party, the upgrade to the Ultimate System adds another 700 watts of power through 5 channels, while the speakers are increased to 8.8” coaxial speakers supported by two of JL Audio’s highly acclaimed 8” Infinite Baffle sub woofers. “Our clients can work with the Glider Yachts team and our exclusive audio partner, JL Audio to design their own bespoke sound system, so they can enjoy their music however they please,” said Robert McCall. Ends About JL Audio JL Audio is an independent, privately-held U.S. company active in the Home, Mobile, Powersports and Marine Audio markets. It focuses on delivering unique engineering, superior quality and high-performance audio to its customers around the world. Behind all its efforts is a strong belief that great audio has real value, and that its customers can tell the difference. Supporting its engineering efforts is an outstanding group of dedicated production and logistics professionals who make sure that JL Audio's factories around the world maintain its high quality standards. Today, all of its premium subwoofer drivers and all of its marine speakers are built in-house, as are most of its Enclosed Subwoofer Systems and all of its Stealthbox® products. JL Audio UK is the European distributor for JL Audio. More information can be found at www.JLAudio.co.uk   JL Audio digital images: http://nicollpr.com/jl_press.html JL Audio UK – Paul Baker - E: paul.baker@jlaudiomarine.eu Tel: +44(0)1202 664 390 or +44(0)779 306 1017   About Glider Yachts Glider Yachts is a new British luxury yacht manufacturer, headquartered in London with build partners in Southampton, England. The company has a clear mission to become the world’s leading supplier of high performance, luxury sports yachts, and to deliver a more cost-effective and ultimately more comfortable, efficient and sustainable way of navigating the world’s oceans. Please see www.glideryachts.com for more information. To download high resolution images to go with this story please see here: http://bit.ly/GliderYachtsJLAudioImages or for additional images of Glider Yachts see here: http://bit.ly/GliderYachtsImages MEDIA CONTACTS Glider Yachts Europe – E: glideryachts@brazenpr.com | Tel: UK on +44 (0)161 923 4994 Middle East – E: glideryachts@brazenpr.com | Tel: UAE on +971 (0)4 428 0939 Asia Pacific – E: glideryachts@spherepr.com.au | Tel: Australia on +61 (0)2 8006 2960 USA/Americas – E: andrea@glideryachts.com | Tel: USA on +1 786 374 2429   JL Audio European PR: Saltwater Communications – Lindsey.hill@saltwatercoms.com Tel: +44 (0)1202 669244 Global PR - Lucette Nicoll, Nicoll Public Relations – E: lucette@nicollpr.com  – Tel: USA on +1 781-762-9300 Glider Yachts Partners with Aalco Metals 2015-07-06T10:07:58Z glider-yachts-partners-with-aalco-metals Glider Yachts Limited, a new British luxury yacht manufacturer, has announced today that it has partnered with Aalco Metals to supply all of the major aluminium components for its SD18 sports yacht, which is currently being built by Burgess Marine and is to be publicly launched at Monaco boat show this September. "Glider Yachts’ mission is to become the world’s leading supplier of high-performance, luxury superyachts and to this end we have assembled a team of highly innovative partners and suppliers, who are devoted to excellence and are regarded and accredited as being the best in their particular field," said Robert McCall, Managing Director, Glider Yachts. Aalco supplies metals to the marine industry of the world’s highest marine standards and has provided specialist services to customers in this sector and allied industries, for many years. The metals for the debut Glider Yacht is being supplied from Aalco’s dedicated marine kit fabrication facility in Southampton, UK. "Aalco was selected as our metals supply partner due to the firm’s impressive track record in the marine industry and we are thrilled to be working with such an innovative leader in its field," continued Robert McCall. A particularly important and unique part of the Aalco offer is the company’s expertise in supplying marine ‘kits’, supplied shaped to size and ready for immediate assembly at the point of delivery, essential for this type of marine build. Simon Barron, General Manager, Aalco said: "Aalco is delighted to have been selected as the metals supplier to Glider Yachts, which is a very unique and exciting design that we are proud to be involved with." "Our unique approach means that the boat designer provides drawings that Aalco imports into our sophisticated cutting equipment. This produces precise cut pieces that are individually numbered and ready for welding. Our capability means that we can nest the component parts for the most efficient yield from the plates. Aalco supplies rider bars, bulb bars, keel sections, standard angles, channels and tees - indeed everything needed so that an entire hull, deck and superstructure can be built from a kit all sourced from the same supplier," continued Simon Barron. Aalco supplies ‘kits’ for many leading yacht manufacturers and recent interest from far eastern markets will continue its growth. Ends Notes for editors: There are a selection of accompanying images: Aalco  & Glider Yachts partnership celebration at Glider Yachts’ HQ – from left to right, Clive Bush – Aalco Metals, Southampton, Simon Barron, General Manager, Aalco Metals Southampton & Jeremy Chase, Aalco Metals, Southampton. About Aalco Metals Aalco is one of Europe’s largest independent stockholders, processors and distributors of Aluminium, aluminium extrusion, transition joints (Triplate®), stainless steels and copper alloys. It specialises in the supply of semi-finished metal products including bar, sheet, plate, tube, custom die extrusions and forgings to the marine, oil and gas and high tech industries. Aalco offers a complete processing service including plate and bar sawing, guillotining, waterjet, router and laser profiling. Its inventory covers a wide range of grades/alloys, shapes and sizes – both industry standards and special or bespoke items for particular applications or customer requirements. With offices in 18 locations around the UK including Southampton, Norwich, Hull and Aberdeen, all of which currently service the marine industry, Aalco is able to utilise its extensive distribution network to deliver guaranteed delivery on time and to customer specification. Please see www.aalco.co.uk for more information. About Glider Yachts Glider Yachts is a new British luxury yacht manufacturer, headquartered in London with build partners in Southampton, England. The company has a clear mission to become the world’s leading supplier of high performance, luxury sports yachts, and to deliver a more cost-effective and ultimately more comfortable, efficient and sustainable way of navigating the world’s oceans. Please see www.glideryachts.com for more information. To download high resolution images please see here: http://bit.ly/GliderYachtsImages MEDIA CONTACTS Glider Yachts Europe – E: glideryachts@brazenpr.com | UK: +44 (0)161 923 4994 Middle East – E: glideryachts@brazenpr.com | Tel: UAE on +971 (0)4 428 0939 Asia Pacific – E: glideryachts@spherepr.com.au | Tel: Australia on +61 (0)2 8006 2960 USA/Americas – glideryachts@brazenpr.com | Tel: USA on +1 (786) 374 2429 Aalco - UK Simon Trott, Shaw & Underwood PR E: simontrott@shawandunderwood.co.uk  - Tel: +44 (0)121 454 5584 Glider Yachts Celebrates Securing Funding to Commence the Build of its First Luxury Yacht in Britain 2015-04-21T06:05:49Z daring-different-amp-quintessentially-british Glider Yachts Limited, a new British luxury yacht manufacturer, is delighted to announce that it has secured its first major round of funding, enabling the innovative British start-up to commence the build of the first of its fleet of luxury high performance yachts in Britain this week. A consortium of private investors and the Glider Yachts team and Advisory Board are behind this first major round of funding. Being built at a top secret location in Britain, the prototype of the SS18 (Super Sports 18) is being specifically built as a demonstrator of the unique capabilities delivered through the revolutionary technologies and innovations that underpin Glider Yachts’ three ranges. The SS18 will be the most luxurious high performance sports boat in the world.   Its unique hull form, propulsion and proprietary Stability Control System (SCS) actually tune to the sea conditions allowing passengers to “glide” over the waves in unprecedented comfort and style at speeds of up to 70mph.   Glider Yachts is excited to publically debut the British designed and built SD18 at the Monaco Yacht Show in late September, but selected media will be invited to experience the new Glider first hand at an invitation only media launch event in the South of England in the late summer, followed by a media preview event during the Cannes Boat Show in early September, just prior to the Monaco show.   Robert McCall, Chief Designer and Managing Director of Glider Yachts, commented: “We are absolutely thrilled to be starting the build of the first of our exciting Glider Yachts range. The very essence of Glider Yachts is something you’ll feel each time you see one of our yachts and it will sweep over you every time you experience a voyage on one.   “Powerful, exhilarating and precise, yet timelessly elegant and sophisticated, our luxury yachts blend outstanding design, exceptional engineering and unrivalled British craftsmanship to create an absolutely unforgettable experience. Every one of our unique yachts will be the quintessential British combination of power, beauty and soul.”   London headquartered Glider Yachts signed a £100 Million deal with globally renowned marine engineering company, Burgess Marine and newly ordered Gliders will be built by this British company, creating a number of jobs in Britain.   Nick Buckland – OBE, Chairman of Glider Yachts said: “Glider Yachts is set to become the world’s leading manufacturer of high performance, luxury yachts. We are very proud to be able to debut the most revolutionary sports boat seen in decades and the first of our unbelievably unique range at Monaco later this year. We have spent seven years designing and developing the Glider Yachts fleet, so we’re incredibly excited that she is now in production.”   Ends   About Glider Yachts Glider Yachts is a new British luxury yacht manufacturer, headquartered in London with build partners in Southampton, England. The company has a clear mission to become the world’s leading supplier of high performance, luxury sports yachts, and to deliver a more cost-effective and ultimately more comfortable, efficient and sustainable way of navigating the world’s oceans. Please see www.glideryachts.com for more information. Media Contacts Europe – E: glideryachts@brazenpr.com | Tel: UK on +44 (0)161 923 4994 USA/Americas – glideryachts@brazenpr.com | Tel: USA on +1 (786) 374 2429 Middle East – E: glideryachts@brazenpr.com | Tel: UAE on +971 (0)4 428 0939 Asia/AU/NZ – E: glideryachts@spherepr.com.au | Tel: Australia on +61 (0)2 8006 2960 360 PR Secure Shark Shield PR Account 2015-02-02T01:26:07Z 360-pr-secure-shark-shield-pr-account Today, we are very excited to announce that 360 PR  will be representing the public relations for Shark Shield, the world’s only proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent designed to reduce the risk of an unwanted shark encounter.    The Shark Shield range of electrical shark deterrents are the result of over twenty years of scientific research by some of the world’s leading experts in sharks. Scientific tests of the Shark Shield, conducted using bait to attract sharks have shown that the Shark Shield reduces the chance of the shark moving closer than several feet from the device.   The technology behind Shark Shield devices sends pulses from the electrodes that interfere with the shark’s electroreceptor system, located in the shark’s snout. This results in muscular spasms and levels of discomfort to the shark, but does not harm it – Deterring it from coming too close.  Lindsay Lyon, Director of Shark Shield says, “We are focused on the environmental welfare of the ocean and its inhabitants. We believe that Shark Shield can reduce the culling of sharks directly by ultimately replacing shark nets, and indirectly by protecting all types of ocean users. These devices have no long-term effect on sharks or indeed any other creature.   “Shark Shield is increasing the levels of participation in water sports and we help make peoples working environment much safer – we provide peace of mind for individuals, families and employees so everyone can enjoy the world’s oceans,” said Lindsay.   It would be great if you could add us to your call-outs, our contact details are: Lisa Solomons: lisa@360pr.com.au or 0416 175 518 Jessica Durrington: jessica@360pr.com.au or 0423 833 814 Lydia San: lydia@360pr.com.au or 0432 205 309   Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any further information, expert opinion or images. Shark Shield is available at: www.sharkshield.com Teamster App Is a Sporty Tinder & Instagram Sandwich 2015-01-29T02:45:37Z teamster-app-is-a-sporty-tinder-amp-instagram-sandwich Melbourne, VIC, Australia (PRWIRE) January 29, 2015 Available today, the app Teamster offers users the ability to find people nearby to play sport with, as well as organise sports activities with friends and Teamster users. With 19 sports currently on offer, Teamster is designed for everyday runners, cyclists, ball or water sportsmen and women, as well as being a huge benefit to travellers. Whether the user is a beginner or an elite athlete, Teamster will find new training buddies and sort out who is coming to play on the weekend without having to ask everyone individually. After logging in through Facebook, users will be asked to select the sports they play and the skill level associated with each sport, from Level 1 (Beginner), to Level 5 (Elite). Teamster will then suggest the best suited people through its precise recommendation engine. The user can begin Tinder style swiping through the users who play the same sport, with a similar skill level, in their area. A swipe to the right will send a team request, while a swipe to the left will skip the user. On the Instagram inspired activity feed users will be able to see and join upcoming nearby activities that their teammates and other users have created for their selected sports, (an activity is a sports session with a set day, time, location, specific sport and level). The activity map reveals the same activities in a map format, with each activity displayed as a sports symbol in the location that the activity will be taking place. When any user joins an activity the creator will receive a notification, while all attendees will be reminded of the activity prior to the start time. To create an activity, the user clicks on the Instagram-like orange button in the centre of the bottom menu bar. The user can then enter the activity details; sport type, day & time, description, duration, location and select who can join the activity, (anyone, teammates and their friends or teammates only). Users also have the option of posting the activity to Facebook. “As an ex racing cyclist and runner, I realised there was room for a platform that would make it easier for sportsmen and women to connect and see what everyone is doing for the week, it’s something that I wish was created earlier” says 22 year old Teamster CEO and Co-Founder, Sam McCallum. The design and functionality of Teamster has a sporty feel to it, with users’ profile pages as an American style college locker, featuring a jersey with the user’s last name and the jersey number as the user’s age. Users are able to upload 5 profile photos and write a small bio which is all shared with other users. User privacy has been taken into consideration at every stage of Teamster’s development; users have the ability to block their profile from being seen and contacted by the opposite gender, while users between the ages of 13 and 17 will only be able to see other users within this age bracket. Teamster is currently available for free on iPhone & iPad, with the Android version coming soon. Please visit http://www.GoTeamster.com for more information on Teamster, including app videos, screenshots, a press kit, all social media accounts and a brief description on the development team behind Teamster. To install Teamster:    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/teamster/id909633954?ls=1&mt=8 Travel gets a jump start 2015-01-20T03:30:17Z travel-gets-a-jump-start Whether you are travelling or just running a busy life with a car full of kids or clients, NOTHING wrecks the day more than a flat car battery. Or if it’s on the water, a boat battery that just won’t kick over, leaving you stranded, or ruining a perfect day’s fishing before it’s even begun. Times like these you wish you had the solution in your pocket. Well, now you can. PowerOn Portable Jump Start Kit is a small-sized lifesaver. It’s a jump start for your car, boat, bike or whatever, capable of jump starting your vehicle’s battery up to 20 times from a full charge. It takes up less than the space tor a set of jumper leads but can get you out of a tight spot in a minute. Of course, sometimes flat battery emergencies can be of the OTHER type, such as a flat mobile phone or iPad battery, leaving you uncontactable, or worse, having to listen to the kids argue in the back seat for the next 2 hours 48 minutes. So the PowerOn Jump start kit is also a power pack, ready to recharge any 5V/1.2A USB chargeable device from its massive 12000mAh battery pack. Plus the built-in safety LED torch, and your travels just became a whole lot easier. It can put out 86 lumens of light and up to 100 meters of illumination, with multiple illumination modes: torch, strobe light, and SOS. An emergency light capable of lasting up to 120 hours on a full charge! >> Find out more about PowerOn Portable Jump Start Kit here Powered Life www.poweredlife.com.au helps travellers enjoy the outdoors and remote adventures while keeping their mobile devices charged and protected. From solar chargers and portable power packs, and drop-proof and waterproof protective cases for devices, to mounts for keeping your device anywhere, our products help you maximise your fun whether you are glamping or hiking mountains with goats. Live a powered life!  6 tips for buying a school-proof iPad case 2015-01-20T03:16:35Z 6-tips-for-buying-a-school-proof-ipad-case More schools are offering bring-your-own-device, or BYOD programs, for children to bring their own iPad to school to use in class teaching. This reduces the impact on the school’s budget, but also makes students and their parents responsible for protecting the iPad to, from and at school. So what should you consider for your school-going iPad? Here are our top 6 tips on what you should focus on. Protective case with genuine drop protection This iPad will be dropped. Face this fact right now. So you need to give it genuine protection from the inevitable – this is not the time for a cheap and cheerful plastic wrapper over your $600 iPad. High quality brands such as Gumdrop, Otterbox, Trident and Lifeproof engineer their cases to handle drops, shocks and more. This can include inbuilt air chambers, high density silicone, ABS plastic internal frames and other forms of clever to kid-proof your device. The dozen dollars or so you will spend on it will be worth it for the extended life of your iPad, and the fact that your little Jonny won’t be the only one without an iPad at school for a week while you get it fixed – again. Screen cover Screens cop a bit from grubby little people. Sand and grit being dragged across the screen can leave lasting damage to the glass and frankly you really need a screen to be clear to get the most out of a tablet. Many good quality cases include an inbuilt plastic screen cover that is both tough but also sensitive so the ever-so-slightly heavier finger pressure required to activate the screen is well worth it for the protection it provides. Of special note is the Otterbox Defender case which has an integrated plastic screen cover but also a detachable screen guard/stand which provides a tough ABS plastic barrier between your child’s iPad and compass set. Alternatively, some come with adhesive screen protectors, such as Kensington BlackBelt and Safegrip models. Adhesive covers can be purchased separately so added to other cases, and replaced when required. Port covers Mashed banana in your charge port, m’am? No thanks! Make sure that your iPad case includes secure port covers to keep the nasties out of vulnerable places. Stand up Having a stand on the iPad case can make a difference to a child’s head and neck position while using the device, and assist to ensure good posture. Cases such as Gumdrop Hideaway, Kensington Blackbelt and Otterbox Defender include stands, while Trident Kraken AMS Media Stand is an optional accessory. Protection in class – storage for lunch breaks etc One of the major worries for schools is how to secure the iPads while they are not in use. Wall cages with charge systems – such as PC Locs or Ergotron - may be the answer, otherwise lockable trolleys to move devices around. There are many options available and the school needs to have a solution so that your iPad doesn’t vanish while the kids are at lunch. Accessorise for success Make sure that your child has the gear they need for using the iPad in class. This may be a child-friendly stylus pen, or volume limited headphones so that they can’t blast their heads off. Powered Life www.poweredlife.com.au helps families and schools maximise iPads and tablets for learning, while minimising the cost. Protective cases and covers for children of all ages including those with special needs. Styluses, headphones, keyboards and other accessories. Charge-sync-storage systems for schools to reduce admin cost. All the best quality brands, all in one place at www.poweredlife.com.au or 1300 POWER 4 LIFE (1300 76937 4 5433) or hello@poweredlife.com.au.