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Torqeedo Partners with Boatbuilder Frauscher

Torqeedo Partners with Boatbuilder Frauscher Austrian boatbuilder Frauscher Bootswerft GmbH has chosen Torqeedo to power its line of luxury electric boats and yachts. The Deep Blue inboard motor was selected for the brand new Frauscher 740 Mirage Air that debuted in July 2015, and is also available with Frauscher's 650 Alassio, 680 Lido, 740 Mirage and 750 St.

Mercury Marine Opens Training Center in Brazil

Mercury Marine, a manufacturer of recreational marine propulsion engines, has opened a new million-dollar training center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, designed to offer a learning environment for Mercury Marine dealer and service center technicians.  The new 5,300-square-foot (500 square meters) facility

New Antenna for Wi-fi Internet Access Afloat

New Antenna for Wi-fi Internet Access Afloat Digital Yacht's new, budget priced WL70 wi-fi antenna aims to bring reliable, long range wi-fi connectivity to an on board laptop PC or MAC, according to its manufacturer.   More and more boaters want access to the internet afloat, says Digital Yacht. Marinas and ports as well as a large number of cafes,

GOST Unveils Marine Security Video Recording Device

GOST Unveils Marine Security Video Recording Device GOST (Global Ocean Security Technologies), now in its 10th year as a developer of marine security, tracking, monitoring and video surveillance systems, announced today the release of its next generation security video solution, the GOST Watch HD Internet Video Recorder (IVR).   The new video recording

Mercury Marine Debuts New Flo-Torq Propeller Hub System

Mercury Marine has introduced the Flo-Torq SSR HD, a propeller hub system designed to improve shift noise and vibration on high-horsepower outboards that use a heavy-duty 1.25-inch propeller shaft.    This new hub system is the first of its kind to employ Mercury’s new SSR technology, the manufacturer said.

Dometic Debuts Engineering Team for Ship-wide Ventilation

Dometic Marine, a division of Dometic Group, a global provider of leisure products for the marine, truck, caravan, motor home and automotive markets, has unveiled its new, dedicated team of ship-wide ventilation experts, who specialize in providing customized design, engineering support and consultation services to the global marine industry.

Transas' iSailor App Gets Android Debut

Transas' iSailor App Gets Android Debut Transas’ chart plotter and AIS Viewer navigation app iSailor, available to iOS device users since 2010, is now also available in an Android version.   Described as an easy-to-use navigational system for amateur seafarers, Transas said iSailor is used by hundreds of thousands of sailors around the world.

Simrad Brings a New Dimension to Soanar

Simrad Brings a New Dimension to Soanar Simrad announced the December 2015 launch of StructureScan 3D, which gives boaters and fishermen a unique three-dimensional underwater view of the ocean floor, its structures and fish suspended in the water.   Simrad StructureScan 3D allows boaters to see fish, underwater structure and bottom contours

Gemeco Partners to Refit the Impossible Dream

Gemeco Partners to Refit the Impossible Dream   Gemeco Marine Accessories, world-leading experts in the selection, placement and technical support for marine transducers and NMEA networking products, announced today its partnership with non-profit organizations, the Impossible Dream and Shake-a-Leg Miami in the refit of the universally accessible 60-foot sailing catamaran, Impossible Dream.

Technology Helps Police Recover Stolen Boat

Technology Helps Police Recover Stolen Boat The recovery of a stolen vessel in the Bahamas was made possible with the help of GOST’s NAV-TRACKER System, the marine security, tracking, monitoring and video surveillance systems company, GOST (Global Ocean Security Technologies), announced today.   On Saturday June 20, 2015, a homeowner in the Hopetown area of the Abacos,
Shipbuilding News

New 33-meter Beiderbeck Motoryacht from Horizon

New 33-meter Beiderbeck Motoryacht from Horizon A new vessel from Beiderbeck Designs: in Taiwan, the yacht designers from Bremen are using the technical platform of a 33-meter long Horizon motoryacht for its latest commission for an experienced German owner.   The customized 108-foot long double decker with its half-raised pilothouse (RP) on a

Filippetti Unveil Navetta 35 Motor Yacht

Filippetti Unveil Navetta 35 Motor Yacht  Italian builder Filippetti Yachts has unveiled the brand new Navetta 35 design. The new design is principally on a three-deck design -Lower, main, upper with an open air sun deck area.   The 35 metre project has been developed to adhere to the strictest environmental standards, without sacrificing

Destroyer Wheel Makes Turning Easy

Destroyer Wheel Makes Turning Easy For ease of maneuvering, nothing beats a wheel control knob, especially in wet weather or when one hand is needed for the throttle. Schmitt & Ongaro's new 11" Destroyer Wheel comes complete with this must-have feature. Smaller in diameter than a standard wheel, it serves well in tight and restricted locations.

Yanmar to Display New Diesels at Cannes

The first public preview of a new series of common-rail leisure-marine diesel engines in the 400-500mhp power sector is presented by Yanmar Marine International (YMI) at the this year's Cannes' Festival de la Plaisance, September 8-13. YMI, in conjunction with its French distributor Fenwick, is unveiling

Sea Hawk Paints Provides Epoxy Training Videos

autical coating brand Sea Hawk Paints has introduced a new series of informative Hawk Epoxy training videos to provide marine service professionals and do-it-yourselfers with techniques for protecting and enhancing the longevity of their vessels.   Each video is scripted and shot in a way that aims

Maritime Museum Christens San Salvador Replica

Maritime Museum Christens San Salvador Replica The Spanish ship San Salvador is the embodiment of California’s origin story. The ship’s voyage in 1542, with Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo at the helm, established California as one of the places in America’s landscape where we can say our country truly began. Nearly 500 years later, the Maritime Museum of San Diego has launched a full-sized,

Barcelona Yacht Repairer Adds New Shiplift

Barcelona Yacht Repairer Adds New Shiplift Yacht service, refit, repair and maintenance yard Marina Barcelona 92 (MB’92) has awarded a contract to Pearlson Shiplift Corporation (PSC) for the design and supply of a new shiplift and transfer system as part of an expansion project underway at the Barcelona shipyard.   The first phase of the Shiplift

Alia Launched the 41m Superyacht Rüya

Alia Launched the 41m Superyacht Rüya  Turkish shipyard Alia Yachts has launched the 41.29 metre full-displacement motor yacht Rüya. She is a tri-deck sub-500 gross tonne motoryacht that was built in all-composite to Lloyds Register standards and adheres to LY2 and MCA.   Following a build period of just over two years, Rüya will now

Crystal Cruises Plans for Expansion

Crystal Cruises Plans for Expansion Crystal Cruises announced an expansion plan under new owners Genting Hong Kong that includes three 1,000-passenger vessels, its first new ships in decades. Plus, Crystal will expand into adventure, yacht and river cruising, and luxury jet trips.   The three Crystal Exclusive Class ships will be about

Gemeco Partners to Refit the Impossible Dream

Gemeco Partners to Refit the Impossible Dream   Gemeco Marine Accessories, world-leading experts in the selection, placement and technical support for marine transducers and NMEA networking products, announced today its partnership with non-profit organizations, the Impossible Dream and Shake-a-Leg Miami in the refit of the universally accessible 60-foot sailing catamaran, Impossible Dream.