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Raymarine Launches i70s

Raymarine Launches i70s  Raymarine announced the latest version of its color multifunction instrument, the Raymarine i70s, which replaces the i70 multifunction color instrument display.   The i70s design complements the look of Raymarine’s eS and gS Series multifunction displays, and is engineered for maximum visibility, with a large, ultra-bright 4.

Simrad, B&G Introduce Network Diagnostic Software

Simrad, B&G Introduce Network Diagnostic Software Free Wireless Tools Provide Automatic Updates and Enhance Remote Service Support   Simrad and B&G have announced the Network Analyzer and Service Assistant available for all Zeus2 and Zeus2 Glass Helm multifunction displays, and Vulcan chartplotters, NSS evo2, NSO evo2, and GO multifunction displays with GoFree connectivity.

Volvo Penta Debuts New Diesel Engine and IPS

Volvo Penta Debuts New Diesel Engine and IPS Volvo Penta's concerted push into the commercial marine market continues with the introduction of the D8 diesel engine and the new IPS15 propulsion system   Ever since the global financial meltdown of 2008 briefly crippled the world leisure boat market, Volvo Penta adopted a strategy to increase its

Sika Launches Deck Caulking Sealant at Seawork

Sika Launches Deck Caulking Sealant at Seawork Sika, a producer of bonding, sealing, damping and reinforcing products, has launched a new deck professional caulking sealant, Sikaflex 290 DC PRO, at this year’s Seawork International. The Sikaflex 290 DC PRO has been designed specifically for professional use only and replaces its predecessor caulking sealant, Sikaflex 290 DC.

New Weather App for Raymarine LightHouse OS

New Weather App for Raymarine LightHouse OS FLIR Systems, Inc. announced that the latest Raymarine LightHouse OS now includes a graphical weather forecast (GRIB) viewer app, which enables boaters to access Theyr global weather data on-demand directly on Raymarine multifunction navigation displays.   The LightHouse GRIB Viewer app utilizes

Elandra Yachts Expands, Launches Finishing Department

Elandra Yachts Expands, Launches Finishing Department Elandra Yachts has added another layer of craftsmanship to its boat-building operation with the launch of a new in-house paint department at the Gold Coast plant, signalling further growth for the Australian luxury motor yacht brand. Renowned for the range of spectacular bronzed and golden hues gracing the hulls of its show-stopping vessels,

Vesper Marine Updates WatchMate Vision

Vesper Marine Updates WatchMate Vision Vesper Marine, a manufacturer of marine safety products, announced a free upgrade for its flagship AIS Class B transponder, the WatchMate Vision, streamlining usability, while adding new safety features and enhancements to the user experience.   Preinstalled on all new units, the update is also available at no charge for existing owners.

Voice-data Communications and HDTV in One System

Voice-data Communications and HDTV in One System PDQ’s OneSource System provides long range cell, wi-fi and high definition TV in one system for mobile users.   San Diego wireless company PDQ Connect has developed the OneSource system to provide cellular and wi-fi service, as well as HDTV using one antenna and one cable connection for all three services.

MAN Yacht Engines Earn Red Dot Award

MAN Yacht Engines Earn Red Dot Award MAN i6 six-cylinder yacht engine wins Red Dot Award for design; i6-800 and i6-730 accoladed by international jury for design quality   The MAN i6-800 and MAN i6-730 in-line six-cylinder engines have won the international Red Dot award for design quality.   Participants from 57 nations had registered about 5,

The Role of Simulation Software in Yacht Racing

The Role of Simulation Software in Yacht Racing The Team Helping Land Rover BAR to #BringTheCupHome: Interview with Cape Horn Engineering   Cape Horn Engineering was founded in 2007 with the vision of using the best available CFD tools for the design of racing yachts. They have been involved in several America’s Cup campaigns and their designs
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Rockport Marine Acquires David Jones Yacht Brokerage

Custom wooden boat builder and designer Rockport Marine of Rockport, Maine, has acquired David Jones Yacht Brokerage, effectively expanding Rockport Marine's offering beyond the design, construction and refit of wooden yachts to the sales of new and used vessels.   David Jones Yacht Brokerage has

Burgess Marine Launches MY Lady A

Burgess Marine Launches MY Lady A The superyacht is ready for launch at Portchester Burgess Marine launched the 55m Superyacht, MY Lady A, from its ship lift facility in Portchester, Portsmouth.   The refit took just 10 months and has been deemed an ‘outstanding success’ by the Owner’s Team.   The vessel will complete its commissioning

MarineMax Delivers First Magellano 76 in US

MarineMax has delivered the first Azimut Magellano 76 at the MarineMax Pompano Yacht Center. The Magellano 76 was conceived as a modern trawler that combines seaworthiness and long-range capabilities with luxurious living spaces.   “My client and the new owner of the Magellano 76 already appreciated the Azimut penchant for quality and innovation,

Team Oracle, Airbus Team up to Build Flying Yacht

Team Oracle, Airbus Team up to Build Flying Yacht  European planemaker Airbus Group SE has forged a technology partnership with Oracle Team USA as this championship sailing squad prepares to defend its title in the 2017 competition for America’s Cup – which is the oldest international sporting trophy of the modern era (born in 1851), and one of the most difficult to win.

Rolls-Royce to Provide Propulsion System to Benetti

Rolls-Royce to Provide Propulsion System to Benetti Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with the Italian yacht builder Benetti to deliver a new generation of high performance, lightweight steerable thruster that makes comprehensive use of carbon fiber material for the first time.   “Efficient and lightweight propulsion is key to reducing the environmental impact of a modern yacht,

New VQ48 to Be Unveiled in St Tropez

New VQ48 to Be Unveiled in St Tropez Vanquish Yachts announced plans to introduce its new VQ48 to the general public around June 23 at an exclusive event in St Tropez, following first sea trials at the end of May.   “We are currently busy fitting the pod drives and engines and installing the last of the technical elements,” the builder said.

Scholten Joins ABYC as Technical Vice President

Scholten Joins ABYC as Technical Vice President The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) announced that Craig Scholten has joined the association as technical vice president.   Brining 33 years of boating industry experience to the role, Scholten will oversee the ABYC technical department and be responsible for ABYC’s relationship with the International

SCIBS Showcases Luxury Boating Brands

SCIBS Showcases Luxury Boating Brands With just days to go, the upcoming 28th Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) has announced its second wave of major brands set to wow crowds from May 19 to 22. Kicking off on Thursday, the premier annual marine industry event is set to showcase more than $150 million in luxury boats and accessories and will see major global,

Side-Power Stabilizers for Ocean Alexander 70e

IMTRA, a manufacturer and importer of marine products, announced  that, through its partnership with Merritt Island Boat Works, the Ocean Alexander 70e will be the first production yacht in the U.S. to use the new Side-Power Vector Fins Stabilizer System. Traditional boat stabilizers are designed

New Propeller Shop at Lauderdale Marine Center

New Propeller Shop at Lauderdale Marine Center  Bradford Marine, Inc. has expanded its Lauderdale Marine Center presence with a new Propeller Shop in Bay #105.   Since 2009, Bradford Marine has offered full service compliment to yachts at the Lauderdale Marine Center located 2 miles east on the New River from Bradford Marine's headquarters. The