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Mercury Marine Expands Its Joystick Technology

Mercury Marine Expands Its Joystick Technology Mercury Marine, a  manufacturer of recreational marine engines, has officially announced the launch of Joystick Piloting for Inboards on single-engine tow sport boats.   The joystick technology allows the engine to work with bow and stern thrusters to provide ultimate vessel control and a superior driving experience for the boater.

Megaware KeelGuard Debuts PontoonGuard

Megaware KeelGuard Debuts PontoonGuard Megaware KeelGuard, Inc., a worldwide supplier of products designed to protect the smallest fishing boats to the largest Coast Guard fleets since 1992, announced today the launch of its newest boat protection product – PontoonGuard. Constructed of a super-strong polymer composite, the patent-pending PontoonGuard is a do-it-yourself,

4G Marine Grade Router Launched for Global Use

YachtSpot’s latest models are a game changer for the marine industry as they use the latest single 4G module which works globally.  For yachts moving between the US/Caribbean and Europe this means an end to the complexity of using different devices to resolve connectivity and potential compliance issues.

OceanLED Names Thomas National Sales Manager

OceanLED Names Thomas National Sales Manager OceanLED has appointed Barry Thomas to the role of National Sales Manager, USA to manage all of OceanLED's Sales related activities in America.   Thomas will be based in OceanLED's U.S. office in Deerfield Beach, Fla.   He brings to the role over 15 years of experience in the lighting industry,

SpeedCast and Axxess Marine Making Waves

SpeedCast International Limited (ASX: SDA), a global satellite communications and network service provider, and Axxess Marine, an innovative full-service global communications company, are joining forces to revolutionize the way superyacht customers manage their data usage through SpeedCast’s reliable VSAT communications solution.

Simrad NSS EVO3 Multifunction Display Unveiled

Simrad NSS EVO3 Multifunction Display Unveiled A new generation of    functionality and ease of use for offshore    performance  Egersund, Norway – The evolution of the Simrad brand built into  one multifunction display and then taken to    the extremes to satisfy    the    world’s    most demanding sportfishing  enthusiasts  – this is the Simrad NSS evo3.

Rolls-Royce Showcases New Yacht Engine at FLIBS

Rolls-Royce Showcases New Yacht Engine at FLIBS Rolls-Royce will be marketing the 10-cylinder version of its advanced MTU Series 2000 M96L yacht engine at the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show from Nov. 3 to 7 . A 12-cylinder version of the engine will be showcased at MTU’s booth (engine tent 1212/1215). Also on display will be MTU’s Blue

Siren Marine Closes $1.5 Mln in Seed Funding

Siren Marine Closes $1.5 Mln in Seed Funding Siren Marine announced today that it has closed its $1.5 million seed round, and has also launched a series A round to further fuel company expansion and product development. Siren Marine is extending its product line to include wireless sensor technology, video and image capture, satellite connectivity,

APEM Expands Joystick Range

APEM Expands Joystick Range APEM, Inc. has introduced the newest series to its expanding joystick range with the BH series paddle controller. This newly designed paddle control offers non-contact Hall effect technology in a compact size.    Developed for use in mild to extreme environments, the BH series provides a smooth and responsive movement,

Twin Disc Dubuts Technologies at FLIBS

Twin Disc Dubuts Technologies at FLIBS Twin Disc will introduce three new products at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, November 3–7. Twin Disc's  e-Steer Electronic Steering System provides a bold, new approach to marine steering. Avoiding the pitfalls of traditional hydraulic setups, the electronic helm is connected to the hydraulic-powered rudder(s) via wires,
Shipbuilding News

DNV GL to Class Endeavor Expedition Yachts

DNV GL to Class Endeavor Expedition Yachts MV WERFTEN said it has contracted DNV GL for the classification of the Endeavor-class vessels.   The contract includes three 20,000 GT mega yachts, which will be three of the first passenger ships to be classified according to the new DNV GL rules.   Due to become the world’s largest expedition yachts with ice class,

Gulfstream Wins DHS Ferry Contract

Gulfstream Wins DHS Ferry Contract Custom Aluminum Ferry Designed and Built for Long Island Coast Waters   Gulfstream Shipbuilding won a contract through the United States Department of Homeland Security for a passenger/vehicle ferry to service the New York and Connecticut waters. This 118 x 27 x 10.75 ft. crew boat-style vessel will be capable of transporting passengers,

Mag Bay Yachts Appoints Great Lakes Dealer

Mag Bay Yachts Appoints Great Lakes Dealer Mag Bay Yachts Inc. has appointed Reed Yacht Sales as the exclusive dealer in the Great Lakes region.    With locations positioned across the region, Reed Yacht Sales will represent Mag Bay in Grand Haven, Mich.; Lasalle, Mich., and Racine, Wis.    Reed Yacht Sales has ordered a new Mag Bay 33 for

Kleven Delivers 116 m Superyacht

Norway’s Kleven has delivered a 116 m superyacht to its owner, Graeme Hart. The vessel left Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik, Norway this weekend, heading for Germany, where the final completion of the vessel is to be carried out by mid 2017.    “It has been a great pleasure working with Mr Hart and his team on this magnificent project.

Fairline Releases Images of the New Squadron 53

Fairline Releases Images of the New Squadron 53 British luxury boat manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, releases the first computer generated imagery of its stunning new Squadron 53. The boat, which is the third variant from Fairline Yachts’ popular 53ft range, will be launched at Boot Düsseldorf on January 21, 2017.   Renowned superyacht designer,

Ulstein Enters the Yacht Market

Ulstein Enters the Yacht Market The Ulstein Group has secured an order to build its first vessel within the yacht segment: Ulstein Verft has signed a contract to build a yacht for a private owner, one of the world’s biggest ship owners.    "The customer wants the characteristic X-BOW from ULSTEIN, and together with Espen Øino, responsible for the exterior design and GA-plan,

Burgess Marine Acquires Yacht Specialist Global Services

Burgess Marine Acquires Yacht Specialist Global Services  Britain’s largest independent ship repairer and marine engineering services provider, Burgess Marine, has today completed the acquisition of the Superyacht centric procurement specialist Global Services and its sister company Global New Builds.    The acquisition is Burgess Marine’s fifth to date

Fair Trade Commission Approves Blohm+Voss Acquisition

Fair Trade Commission Approves Blohm+Voss Acquisition The German Fair Trade Commission has approved the acquisition of Hamburg shipyard Blohm+Voss GmbH by the Bremen-based, family-owned company Luerssen Maritime Beteiligungen GmbH & Co. KG, a specialty designer, manufacturer and repairer of yachts over 60 meters and military ships.   The purchase agreement was signed at the end of September 2016,

ASIS Boats Delivers RIB in Record Time

ASIS Boats Delivers RIB in Record Time  ASIS Boats has built and delivered an 8m Elite Rigid Inflatable Boat for a big Dubai developer in a very short delivery time. This RIB was required urgently and has been fully manufactured, rigged and delivered in a period of 10 days only. Engineering, design and production are all performed in

Northern Lights, HUG Engineering Partner on Clean Power

Marine generator sets manufacturer Northern Lights, Inc. (NLI) has formed a partnership with exhaust after-treatment equipment manufacturer HUG Engineering to provide complete IMO III certified clean air power generation solutions.   The new partnership will allow customers to purchase Northern Lights’