About Arafura Pearls
Please note that entry into the Project closes by 15 June 2009 and the
Project is limited by quota so don’t delay.
Arafura Pearls Holdings Ltd in an ASX Listed
(code APB) company with net assets in excess of
$46 million as at 30 June 2008. Arafura Pearls
has been in operation for more than 8 years and
has been harvesting pearls since 2001. Since
that time the company has grown to become one of
Australia's leading pearling operations.
has the only MIS in Australia enabling
investors (growers) to leverage off its
quota and operations and become Australian
South Sea pearl producers in their own
deductible investment to be supported by ATO
short project life of approx 6.5 years with
harvest income in years 5 & 7.
guarantee for first 18 months of the
potential commercial returns supported by
independent research - leading agribusiness
research house Adviser Edge awarded the
project 4 stars (out of 5) in 2008.
Why Australian South Seas Pearls?
value/low volume luxury product
Australian South Seas pearls are the
most prestigious and valuable pearls in
the world. Australia produces less than
1% of world production by volume but
this accounts for more than 30% of world
market by value.
Lucrative and mature industry
Australian South Seas pearls is
Australia's second largest fisheries
export product by value (ABARE, 2007).
High barriers to entry
Production restricted a strict quota
system enforced by WA and NT fisheries,
and other factors such as a limited
number of farm sites.
Competitive advantages over rest of
The quality and size of the pearl from
the Australia native shell, and the
isolation and pristine marine
environment of Australia's north.
Sales and marketing
Strong demand outlook for this luxury
export product as affluence continues to
grow in Asia.
What does it cost (ex GST)?
Interest (approx 100 seeded shell)
(minimum of 2 interests)
management fees deferred and calculated as a
% of harvest income for grower convenience.
Likely to be
available at a cost of approx 2% of shell
YEARS 0 – 2
YEARS 2 – 4
YEARS 4 – 6
SEED AND HUSBAND
1ST HARVEST & RE-SEED
2ND HARVEST & PROJECT END
Selection of suitable
juvenile spat & growout for two years until the spat are a suitable size
for seeding. Shell guarantee for first 18 months provided by RE.
The oyster shell are
seeded two years after commencement and the shell are regularly
maintained over the following two years.
The first harvest for the
project occurs four years after commencement. Suitable shell are
re-seeded, and the shell continue to be maintained. Income from the
first project harvest is distributed to growers.
The second and final
harvest for the project occurs. Income from the final harvest is
distributed to growers and project concludes.
This document is a summary only.
This document contains general financial product
advice only and does not take into account
investment objectives, financial situation or
particular needs. Before investing you should assess
the suitability of the investment to your needs,
consider the PDS in its entirety and consult
professional licensed advisers.
No person or corporation associated with Arafura
Pearls Holdings Limited (AFSL 296246) guarantees,
warrants or underwrites the performance of the
Arafura Pearl Project 2009 or any particular return.
While we believe that the information set out above
is correct at the time of compilation, no warranty
of accuracy or reliability or completeness is given
to any information contained in this publication and
no responsibility for any loss or damage whatsoever
arising in any way for any representation, act or
omission, whether express or implied (including
responsibility to any person by reason of
negligence) is accepted by Arafura Pearls, its
directors, employees, agents and third party