Stella Marine Group – innovation and ingenuity
Since 2003, Stella Marine Group has specialised within the design, engineering and manufacture of revolutionary marine merchandise, resembling watermakers, sliding tender wedges, hydraulic lifters (bathing platforms/stair lifters) and most lately helm seats.
In 2014, Stella moved to The Boat Works, and has since doubled in measurement to soak up a big showroom and workshop, spend money on the newest CNC know-how and make use of a workforce of 28 craftsmen, together with their very own Naval Architect.
Along with producing their very own branded merchandise, 10 % of that are exported, Stella imports and distributes the world’s main manufacturers of bow and stern thrusters, marine rest room methods, stabilization methods, windscreen wipers and wind generators.
New of their vary is the QS 30-110 bow thruster from QS Seamaster, appropriate for smaller vessels from 5 to eight metres.
Like Gary Cooper, CEO of the Stella Group defined: “Stella is now primarily based in a big new, purpose-built facility at The Boat Works, combining our engineering, manufacturing and distribution into one streamlined new operation.
“We import, distribute, design, manufacture, set up, construct and restore merchandise for marine functions,” he mentioned. “With our new capabilities in our machine store and our in-house Naval Architect main our design division, Stella can manufacture to order and supply ‘idea to finish’ options for all homeowners.”
On the 2023 Sanctuary Cove Worldwide Boat Present, Could 25-28, Stella was the naming sponsor of the Pavilions and launched its newest innovation, the hydraulic lifter with built-in steps. Their new dual-use design incorporates a patented locking mechanism that secures the platform in no matter place it stops. It may function a cockpit extension, an additional deck, a swim platform and even an underwater platform for diving.
“These lifters are customized and constructed proper right here on the Gold Coast to suit any boat,” explains Gary. “The suggestions has been very constructive, with a number of gross sales on the present, and we’re following up on leads that point out we’ve got developed a product that fills a distinct segment throughout the market.”
Subsequent on the agenda for Gary and his workforce is a efficiency on the METSTRADE Amsterdam present, November 15-17.
“At METS we can be showcasing our new Hydraulic Step Lifter, sliding tender wedges, watermakers and fine quality helm seats,” mentioned Gary. “Being a B2B present, it is the best place to showcase our new merchandise to worldwide boat builders and distributors.”
Stella is actively looking for expert tradesmen – fabricators, machinists and apprentices – to maintain up with demand and preserve tempo with the expansion of refit, restore and customized tasks throughout the Coomera Marine Precinct.
“The Boat Works is a magnet for yachts of all sizes and the enlargement and improvement of The Boat Works has resulted in our personal development. We plan to proceed to increase as we transfer into Part 5.”
PRODUCT IN FOCUS
Stella helm seats
In 2022, Stella took over the premium model of marine chairs, Navigator. Stella’s technical specialists now design and manufacture all helm seats of their workshop, conveniently positioned in The Boat Works.
Utilizing the newest engineering and fabric strategies, Stella presents a variety of materials to cowl helm seats, together with real leather-based, marine-grade vinyl or different bespoke materials. Stella seats have superior ergonomic design constructed into each helmsman’s seat that retains boat homeowners alert, refreshed, comfy and secure whereas cruising.
The usual helm seat has a full body of 316 stainless-steel, an adjustable backrest, movable armrests, a folding knee roll and a removable headrest. Mounted on buyer chosen Navigator 316 stainless-steel pedestals, with or with out slide, footrest, top adjustment and shock absorption.
The Compact Helm Chair presents the identical options as a Normal in a extra compact model. This chair presents wonderful ergonomic consolation and security. Particularly designed for smaller boats with restricted house on the helm or for patrons who require a decrease backrest to simply see what’s behind them. That includes stainless-steel frames with an adjustable backrest, movable armrests, removable headrests and the folding knee roll.
The Caribbean Helm Chair has a totally redeveloped 316 stainless-steel body, set-and-forget backrest adjustment and movable arms.