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Sea Ski Australasia Ltd

An Australian Government grant has been awarded for the commercialisation of this outstanding boat technology, but needs some matching funding.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Transportation
  • Location Chinderah, NSW, Australia
  • Currency AUD
  • Founded January 2011
  • Website

Company Summary

This world class boat technology is ready for commercialisation and can proceed immediately with the injection of $50,000 funding to complete our dollar matching grant from Commercialisation Australia ($96k). The product has been prototype proven to offer outstanding speed performance coupled to excellent sea handling properties that exceed the capabilities of current craft. We will manage the marketing and sales of our patented boat design.


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    Terry Smith
    Non Executive Director, Investor

    Mr Smith is a Chartered Professional Engineer with extensive engineering business interests across Australia employing over 200 people.

    These interests include direct involvement with companies with an aggregate annual sales turnover of $70 million in Financial Year 2010-2011.

    He is managing director of Everett Smith & Co (, the largest privately owned electrical construction company in Western Australia.

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    Chris Giufre
    Non Executive Director, Investor

    Chris is joint director of Essence Property Group ( which develops and builds multi-dwelling residential units and commercial shopping precincts, in southern Queensland.

    His other business interests as a director include a growing string of early childhood development centres trading as Bambini (, and his company's other aspirations include renewable energies.

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    Trevor William Payne
    Managing Director

    Trevor is the founder and inventor of the technology behind the Sea Ski concept.

    He has 30 years experience as a newspaper journalist, and subsequently owned and operated a successful small publishing and pre-press business until his retirement from business in 2001 to focus solely on the Sea Ski project.

    Trevor's problem solving skills and passionate belief in the Sea Ski concept has delivered the project to the point it is at today.

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    John Kerby

    John has a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in accounting, MAB and CPA, and commenced his career at Australia's then premier shipbuilding company Carrington Slipways Pty Ltd.

    He has more than 20 years experience as a senior executive in roles such as managing director Australia and New Zealand, chief financial officer and finance director for companies ranging in turnover from $30M to subsidiaries of billion dollar multinationals.

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    Barry Moore
    Non Executive Director

    Barry founded Fotomakers Australia, which grew to become the largest school photography business in Australia with head office and processing factory in Sydney and national offices in Cairns, Townsville, Newcastle, Adelaide and Perth. At its peak, the company employed 120 full time staff.

    After the company's sale, Barry took on the role of general manager with Photo Waste Management for 3 years, responsible for a team of 60 across Australia &