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New marina consultancy A


fter a successful 25-year career with the MDL Marinas Group, Europe’s largest private marina owners and


operators, Mick Bettesworth, BSc, MRICS, CMM, has left the company to establish a new marina consultancy based in South Devon. Mick Bettesworth Marina


Consultants Ltd (www. bettesworthconsulting.com) will offer a complete range of services to marina developers and owners worldwide, including site identification and design through to


business planning, advice on pricing and market positioning. A professional practicing


Chartered Surveyor, Mick combines his property qualifications with 25 years of operational marina management and is extremely experienced in both marina operations and waterside development throughout Europe. Mick graduated from the


International Marina Institute (IMI) Advanced Marina Management School in 1994 and became the first European Certified Marina Manager


in 1995. He has been part of the faculty for numerous Advanced and Intermediate Marina Managers’ Schools in the UK, Europe and the US, and is a visiting lecturer at the University of Portsmouth. He served on the Board of the


Association of Marina Industries and the IMI for eight years. In 2010, he was elected Chairman of the prestigious Global Marina Institute. He is Honorary President of MDL Italia, as well as a shareholder and director of MDL France. A frequent speaker at marina conferences, during


the last two years he has delivered professional papers in the UK, Europe, the US, China and Australia, and was a speaker at the recent ICOMIA conference in Istanbul. A fluent French speaker, Mick has an intimate knowledge of the European marina industry. Linked with his global experience, this puts him in a strong position to advise on new projects or help revitalise existing marinas. He can be contacted on: +44


(0)7769 324835 or by e-mail: mick@ bettesworthconsulting.com


LeeSan launches VIP Rewards Card


Growing interest in boatyard trailers


According to Tjalling de Haan, Sales Manager for Roodberg’s trailers, fixed cranes and hoists, there is growing interest in trailers not only for use in marinas, but also from more commercial boatyards Based in Terband, The


Netherlands, Roodberg originally concentrated on supplying equipment for moving and handling power boats and sailing yachts, but is now finding that its hydraulically-operated trailers are being used to manoeuvre all kinds of craft, including workboats, around boatyards and on a new or renovated slipways and ramps during launch and


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recovery operations. In fact, as multihulls become more popular as workboats, Tjalling reports that Roodberg trailers are increasingly chosen to handle them since they can transport multihulls just as easily as single hulls. The company’s trailers are


extremely manoeuvrable due to new innovations such as steerable drawbars and rear-wheel steering, which makes them quick and easy to use, and they are less costly to operate than other boat lifting and handling systems. Tjalling adds that the initial investment can also be significantly lower. For more information visit:


www.roodberg.com


Mr & Mrs Field being given LeeSan VIP Reward Card No. 1 by Gary Sutcliffe (left) on LeeSan’s booth at Crick.


Marine sanitation equipment specialist Lee Sanitation Ltd has launched a VIP Rewards Card at this year’s Crick Boat Show & Waterways Festival in Northamptonshire, England. Card-holders will receive additional discounts, special offers and gifts and will be given first call on any limited offers. They will also be rewarded with invitations to events and be kept informed about all LeeSan developments by newsletter


and e-mail. Although not the most exciting


piece of equipment, all boaters have to own, use and maintain a toilet, so LeeSan is working to ensure that the ‘experience’ is as comfortable, pleasant, reliable and ‘fragrant’ as possible and the new Rewards Card will help to achieve this aim. To sign up for a free card,


readers should click the link on the home page of the company’s website: www.leesan.com


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