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Simrad Partners with Sportsman Boats

Simrad  Partners with Sportsman Boats Simrad Yachting has announced its exclusive partnership with Sportsman Boats Manufacturing. The Simrad NSS evo2 system is now the standard navigation system on all 2015 model year Sportsman high-performance bay boats, center console and dual console boats. Sportsman delivers intuitively designed

VesselVanguard Partners with Greenline Yachts

VesselVanguard, announced today a new partnership with Greenline North America. Greenline Yachts is the maker of the first true diesel-electric-solar hybrid yacht, with more than 450 such yachts delivered worldwide to date. To support and further the unique ownership experience of each hybrid Greenline yacht,

DMC Builds the Smallest Ever Nozzle

DMC Builds the Smallest Ever Nozzle Damen Marine Components (DMC), part of Damen Shipyards Group, announced it has smashed its propeller nozzle world record by 33 percent downwards. This downsizing to an inside diameter of 665 millimeters only - from the previous 1,000 mm ‘entry level model’ - marks a new milestone for DMC’s Optima Nozzle series.

Navionics Improves Detail of Boaters' Charts

Navionics Improves Detail of Boaters' Charts Cartography Leader Now Accepts Multiple Sonar Log Formats Enhancing Award-Winning Platform. Navionics has  announced a new development in its SonarCharts high definition bathymetry map. Now compatible with sonar log data formats from leading echosounder and GPS chartplotter manufacturers Lowrance,

ExxonMobil: New Marine Fuel Addresses ECA

ExxonMobil: New Marine Fuel Addresses ECA ExxonMobil Marine Fuels & Lubricants launched a new marine fuel that is designed to help marine operators comply with the 0.10 percent sulfur cap set to be introduced in Emission Control Areas (ECA) beginning January 1, 2015.  ExxonMobil Premium Heavy Distillate Marine ECA 50 (HDME 50) is a new category

Solar Boats Gather for Race in Monte Carlo

Solar Boats Gather for Race in Monte Carlo RIB & HSC Sponsor SOLAR Boats Racing at Solar1 in Monte Carlo Shock Mitigation and the RIB & HSC Directory are official sponsors and media partners with the Solar1 event in Monte Carlo. Solar powered boats from all over the world are set to battle it out over two days in the first truly green solar powered boat world championship.

GAC Pindar Named Official Logistics Provider for Foiling Week

GAC Pindar Named Official Logistics Provider for Foiling Week GAC Pindar has been appointed official logistics provider for the inaugural Foiling Week event, to take place on Lake Garda, Italy from July 4 – 10. Foiling Week is a new event dedicated to foiling (‘flying’) boats, their designers, builders and athletes. Three events will run during the course of the week,

Solar-powered Canoe Travels the Entire Mississippi

Solar-powered Canoe Travels the Entire Mississippi After a long journey that started in 2012, the CalypSol crew reached Baton Rouge, Louisiana at 3:25 pm on June 11, completing 1,100 miles to become the first solar powered canoe voyage down the Mississippi. This was the third and longest segment of the trip that took Raymond Christe and Jean-Claude Barras from Memphis, Tennessee to Baton Rouge.

iSeaglobal Offer Mediterranean Yachts Faster Broadband

iSeaglobal Offer Mediterranean Yachts Faster Broadband iSeaglobal says its new upgraded ku band network supplies up to 25 Mbps broadband speed in the Mediterranean. This service, especially tailored to provide internet access on mega yachts, is designed on a 5 satellite constellation which allows an ideal back-up on the MED area. The suppliers explain

Simrad Debuts BSM-3 Broadband Sounder

Simrad Debuts BSM-3 Broadband Sounder Simrad Yachting, a designer and manufacturer of marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems, announced today its next-generation sonar system, the Simrad BSM-3 Broadband Sounder with CHIRP (Compressed High-Intensity Radar Pulse). Capable of reaching depths of 10,000 feet (3,
Shipbuilding News

DMC Builds the Smallest Ever Nozzle

DMC Builds the Smallest Ever Nozzle Damen Marine Components (DMC), part of Damen Shipyards Group, announced it has smashed its propeller nozzle world record by 33 percent downwards. This downsizing to an inside diameter of 665 millimeters only - from the previous 1,000 mm ‘entry level model’ - marks a new milestone for DMC’s Optima Nozzle series.

WESMAR Adds Dealer in Italy

Italy is a region marine electronics and equipment manufacturer WESMAR has served with its roll fin stabilizers and its stainless steel counter rotating bow and stern thrusters for many years. Today, WESMAR announced a further expansion into the Italian market with the appointment of Yachtalia of Massa, Italy, as its newest international dealer.

Brooklin Boat Yard Launches 49-foot Custom Yacht

Brooklin Boat Yard Launches 49-foot Custom Yacht Brooklin Boat Yard launched Dreadnought, a 49-foot cold-molded custom sailboat, on Monday, June 9. Designed by Jim Taylor, the yacht is a lightweight, performance-oriented sloop with a traditional aesthetic above the waterline and a modern underbody below. A repeat customer of Brooklin Boat Yard commissioned

New A/C Chiller System from Webasto

New A/C Chiller System from Webasto Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America announced the launch of its updated BlueCool C-Series marine air conditioners. The chiller-style units are suited for medium to large yachts with several independent areas requiring cooling. Furnishing continuous cooling capacity, even in tropical conditions,

ICOMIA Revises Standard Framework Contract

ICOMIA Revises Standard Framework Contract The International Council of Marine Industry Associations’ (ICOMIA) Superyacht Refit Group, which represents quality refit, repair and maintenance yards, has launched the latest revision of its Standard Framework Contract. Developed by the Refit Group in conjunction with prominent international marine lawyers,

The Evolution of Eco-Luxury Yacht Glass

The Evolution of Eco-Luxury Yacht Glass The superyacht industry is fast evolving in response to the global environmental call for decreasing pollution. From ergonomic design to renewable energy, industry experts are working hard to make these sustainable factors the industry standard. Pioneering the use of bespoke photovoltaic glass within

’Europa 2’ Visits Kiel for the First Time

’Europa 2’ Visits Kiel for the First Time ‘Europa 2’ made her first appearance in the port of Kiel early on the morning of June 11, 2014. The new Hapag-Lloyd Cruises flagship, arriving from Copenhagen, was greeted in the Kiel Fiord by a water fountain display from a port tug and escorted to her berth at the Ostseekai Cruise Shipping Terminal.

Oceanco Delivers Superyacht Equanimity

The industry’s first luxury superyacht designed and built to be PYC compliant The etymology of the word equanimity derives from the Latin aequus meaning balanced and animus meaning spirit or internal state. The concept of equanimity—internal balance— is both profound and refined. Oceanco’s newly delivered 91.

UK Docks Expand to Whitehaven Marina

UK Docks Expand to Whitehaven Marina Whitehaven Marina Ltd. welcomed UK Docks Marine Services on-site as a new service provider as the marine engineering firm expand their existing Tyneside, South Shields and Gosport, Hampshire operations.  UK Docks have widened operations to the West Coast in order to service current contracts as well

Westport Shipyard sold, no changes anticipated

Westport Shipyard sold, no changes anticipated   Representatives of Westport Shipyard, Inc. (Westport, WA), the largest yacht builder in North America, announced today that the company’s assets have been acquired by Westport, LLC, an ownership group that includes members of the Louisiana-based Chouest family.  Celebrating 50 years of business in 2014,