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Peter Sanderson heads up new Brain’s new Moda Marine division

Moda general manager_Peter Sanderson

Peter Sanderson will head our new aluminium boat building division – Moda Marine.

Managing Director Gillian Summers said Peter’s skills and experience are perfect for the new general manager role after Brain acquired and relocated the business from Queensland this year. Moda has already new orders and has begun building aluminium boats at its Carrington engineering workshop.

Gillian said Moda Marine will initially focus on the design and building of high-end aluminium leisure and fishing boats as well as catamarans and mono hulls. It will also maintain, repair and service all boats and vessels.

“Brain has specific marine sector, with a number of staff having worked for Forgacs in Newcastle as well as with other boat vessel manufacturers,” Gillian said.

“Moda Marine is a well known brand. Brain’s rigorous focus on research and development, design and quality will offer customers an even better boating experience,” she said.

“In making gun, next level Moda boats, we borrow from the world of extreme boating while maintaining opulence and performance.”








“Newcastle has a rich boating and shipping history, which we’re proud to be ‘refloating’.

“Changes in the resources sector and COVID-19 impacts highlights the importance of diversified Australian manufacturing.”

She said Brain Industries has proven manufacturing know how, winning the Small Manufacturer of the Year Award in the 2021 Hunter Manufacturing Awards.

About Peter Sanderson, General Manager, Moda Marine

Peter brings 30 years of experience in ship building, manufacturing, engineering, construction and sales and service. That includes four years as an Operations Manager with Forgacs delivering the Royal Australian Navy Australian Warfare Destroyer Project. He also spent four years working as the Dock Yard Manager at the Newcastle Floating Dock.

In the late 1980s he worked for Eglo Engineering (Transfield) as a Foreman Shipwright constructing ANZAC Frigate blocks. More recently he has worked for Yamba Welding & Engineering building and delivering patrol vessels to Australian Government agencies. Prior to that he was a Sales Manager for Newcastle’s Terrace Boating.

Starting as an Apprentice Ship and Boat Builder at Carrington Slipways, Peter went on to manufacture fibreglass boats at Sundance Boats. He’s had relevant roles with Varley Engineering and as Operations Manager for the world’s largest fishing tackle company, Pure Fishing. For 13 years, Peter was the proprietor and partner in the Lake Macquarie based Fisherman’s Warehouse. The business supplied spare parts for marine vessels and did scheduled maintenance on vessels’ electronic and electrical systems.

More information about Moda Marine aluminium leisure and fishing boats

To find out more visit the Moda Marine website.

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