A UK (Scotland) company with an innovative mooring system for yachts and small craft seeks distribution partnership agreements

OFFER from United Kingdom, reference: BOUK20181121001, valid from 22-11-2018 untill 29-11-2019

  • Start date:
    22 november 2018
  • End date:
    29 november 2019
  • Summary:
    A UK (Scotland) SME has developed an innovative mooring system for yachts and small craft. The novel buoy design improves safety and reliability by providing a pick up point at deck level along with a mooring line that always remains clean and free from marine growth. It has been sold for 3 years within the UK market including to major yachting associations. The company is now looking to expand into international markets and is looking for distribution partners.
  • Description:
    A UK (Scotland) SME is offering a novel range of mooring buoys that improve safety for the sailor while also improving reliability for the mooring owner.

    This new design of mooring buoy improves sailor safety by providing a pick up point at deck level for easy attachment to the mooring. With the pick-up point at deck level, attachment can even be carried out by hand rather than with a boathook. Reflective surfaces are built in to aid night time use and close quarters navigation.

    The mooring buoy owner will benefit from a mooring line that will, by design, remain clean and free of marine growth. Reliability is also improved with a design that eliminates the need for an underwater swivel.

    The company was founded by a structural engineer with decades of offshore industry experience. The novel mooring buoy design was borne out of frustration during an attempt at mooring one night at a traditional mooring which required several approaches.

    The mooring buoy has been sold throughout the UK and has been designed and manufactured with the global market in mind. The company are now looking to expand into international markets and are looking for distributors.
Partner Sought
  • Type of Partnership Considered:
    Distribution services agreement
  • Technical Specification or Expertise Sought:

    The company is keen to offer its products to businesses internationally and looks to sign a distribution services agreement. Ideally the partner will support the distribution of the product into their own market to other businesses and find new leads.

    The distribution partner will already be well connected within the mooring industy in their region with experience of introducing new products to their market place.

    SME 11-50,SME <10,251-500,SME 51-250,>500

  • Development stage:
    Already on the market
  • IPR Status:
    Design Rights
  • Market keywords:
    Other leisure and recreational products and services
    Other transportation
    Other manufacturing (not elsewhere classified)
  • Technology keywords:
  • NACE keywords:
    Building of ships and floating structures
    Sea and coastal passenger water transport
  • Advantages and Innovations:
    1. Increased sailor safety - the pick up point on the buoys is at deck level rather than subsea. The buoys are therefore substantially easier to use compared to traditional moorings.

    2. Easier inspection and maintenance for mooring buoy owner - because of the company's background in offshore structural design, the buoys are, by design, much easier to inspect and maintain compared to traditional moorings.

    3. Reliable design for mooring buoy owners - the buoys are designed to give a long life in the marine environment giving a lifetime cost saving over conventional moorings.

    4. Substantial presence above water while remaining within a similar form-factor - relative to other mooring buoys they have a stronger above water presence and can easily be customised to show boat name, mooring charge, etc. Sailors will also benefit from this greater presence.

  • Type and Size of Organisation:
    Industry SME <= 10
  • Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation
  • Year Established:
  • Turnover:
  • Country of origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Languages spoken
    • English