Grey Seas Aquatics has changed their name over to AVAST Marine. Grey Seas which we have covered before offered affordable aquarium products like their GS2 protein skimmer which was a popular model in the cone category that retailed for $280. Wavespring Aquaculture is the other company joining forces with Grey Seas Aquatics. Like their name suggests Wavespring Aquaculture has a background in aquaculture-scale engineering capabilities. It looks like their branding has taken a “pirate” theme with one of their newest products that we spotted being their Swabbie. The Swabbie is a motorized neck cleaner for protein skimmers with pricing that starts at $135. Dan Lichens and Justin Casp are listed as founders for the new company.
via [AVAST Marine Works]
GREY SEAS AQUATICS COMPLETES REORGANIZATION AND
REBRANDING; AVAST MARINE WORKS LAUNCHED
AVAST Marine launched to serve the needs of DIY-oriented marine aquarists
ALEXANDRIA, VA, June 1 2010 – Grey Seas Aquatics, a manufacturer of quality filtration equipment for the marine aquarium hobby, announced today it is joining forces with Wavespring Aquaculture to form AVAST Marine Works. Coupling Grey Seas’ deep experience in equipment design and manufacturing with Wavespring’s aquaculture-scale engineering capabilities, AVAST Marine Works will bring to market technologies that offer professional grade function and hobbyist simplicity in a cost-effective package.
Catering to the DIY-oriented marine aquarist, AVAST hopes to promote a new level of innovation in the aquarium hobby by providing easy-to-build equipment kits and components to serve as a platform on which hobbyists can experiment with new ideas in a cost effective manner. Additionally, custom machining services will give builders access to parts that until now only existed on paper. AVAST will continue to supply the same high quality pre-built, plug-n-play aquarium equipment as did Grey Seas, in addition to several new retrofit products not requiring assembly.
“Designing and building your own equipment is interesting and rewarding. We founded AVAST on the concept that we can enable many others in the hobby to experience this passion, and hopefully advance the state of the art at the same time,” said Justin Casp, VP of Technology. “We hope to become not just an online store selling parts, but a crossroads of ideas where a good concept can be explored and improved, cost-effectively produced, and the creator acknowledged and rewarded.”