Marsol International extends Middle East Distribution territory for VersaDock
Marsol International has been appointed to expand beyond its current territories as the central Middle East distributor by VersaDock, the UK manufacturer of modular docking systems for commercial, defence and leisure applications.
Marsol, which has been the distributor for VersaDock for the last six years, is now expanding its collaboration with VersaDock into the Indian Ocean, including the Maldives and Seychelles. The company will continue to cover the UAE and Gulf States.
Based in Dubai, Marsol specialises in commercial and technical marine service solutions for SPM and offshore terminals. Marsol’s experience in the offshore industry provides an engineering platform to provide VersaDock into the market as a leader in the commercial and industrial applications where the requirement is a either a short term solution or permanent requirement. The blocks have been Engineered to support these heavy duty applications.The company offers the VersaDock range of modular dock solutions as part of its specialist product offer, focusing on commercial, defence, leisure and residential applications.
VersaDock’s VPS (VersaDock Performance System) Air-Assisted Docking System, the advanced modular drive-on dock for heavy duty stern drive performance craft, is a core product for Marsol, ideal for defence and offshore applications. The superior system, which pumps air to supporting floats for vessels out of the water, was recently showcased by the company at DIMDEX 2016, the international maritime naval defence and security exhibition held in Qatar.
Marsol will also focus on sales and hire to the increasingly significant commercial and leisure marine sector following the growth of high profile corporate sailing activities in the region such as Oman Sail, Extreme Sailing Series, world championships and youth training. VersaDock’s range of systems are suitable for keeping vessels from youth dinghy fleets to rescue and defence craft out of the water, and for temporary and permanent dockside hospitality, and other solutions.
“We are pleased to be able to include VersaDock’s modular systems as an important part of our product offer and identified a need within the commercial market for such a product,” comments Marsol’s Francois Coetzer. “The versatility of the layouts and choice of dock system, along with the advanced design and integrity of the systems means VersaDock is highly suited to the challenges of demanding maritime operations here in the Middle East.”