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13 November 2008

The moving parts (particularly the heavy chains) of conventional mooring systems can damage or destroy seabeds which serve as vital marine habitats.

With no moving parts to come in contact with the seabed floor, the EzyRider Mooring System from Australian manufacturer Global Moorings Pty Ltd has virtually no impact on the marine environment.

'Mooring chain scouring is responsible for the destruction of vast areas of coral reef and seagrass meadows, which nurture fish and other sealife and are critically important in the sustainability of commercial and recreational fisheries,' said Global Moorings CEO David Lightfoot. 'The EzyRider Mooring System can be safely established in coral and seagrass, thus meeting best environmental practices,' Lightfoot said.

EzyRider will be on display at Stand 4.401 at METS (Marine Equipment Trade Show) 2008 in Amsterdam, November 18-20.

Designed, engineered and tested to safely secure boats, even in open water conditions, EzyRider is manufactured from heavy duty, but light weight and low maintenance corrosion-resistant materials. With no moving parts and fewer connection points, wear and maintenance is considerably less for an EzyRider when compared with a conventional mooring system. The use of buoyancy and tensioned rubbers to dissipate energy makes for an ‘easy ride’ and comfort on board without the jerky, snatch effect often experienced on other mooring systems.

The EzyRider Mooring can be installed to various anchoring systems, in a wide range of applications and in most marine locations and substrates. The EzyRider’s unique self-centering action reduces the total amount of vessel swing room by up to 50%, providing significant space saving advantages for marinas and boat owners.

For more information about the EzyRider Mooring System, visit Stand 4.401 at METS 2008,, or call Global Moorings Pty, +61 8 9467 2962.

Posted by: John

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