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SCADA Makes Yachts Safer and Easier to Captain

SCADA Makes Yachts Safer and Easier to Captain  Instant and accurate man overboard location is just one of many features that SCADA technology is offering to transform the safety and comfort of pleasure sailing. Products4Automation’s SCADA expert Paul Hurst examines the technology transfer from industrial process plant to luxury yacht.   Fifty years ago,

LED Indicator Enhances Shore Power Convenience

LED Indicator Enhances Shore Power Convenience The ability to quickly verify whether shore power connections carry live current is a basic safety benefit to any boater. Hubbell Marine offers 30A cable sets with a high-intensity LED indicator that glows bright green when power is on. The presence of electricity can be confirmed at a glance, even in bright sunlight.

Sold: DAMEN SeaXplorer Expedition Yacht

Sold: DAMEN SeaXplorer Expedition Yacht Dutch shipbuilder DAMEN, in cooperation with its luxury yacht builder AMELS, has announced the sale of its second SeaXplorer – a highly customized 75-meter luxury expedition yacht with exceptional capability for heli-skiing, diving and other tropical and polar adventures. The SeaXplorer 75 stands

New Suzuki RePower Center Opens in Florida

New Suzuki RePower Center Opens in Florida Increasing its market saturation throughout the southeast U.S., Mastry Engine Center has opened a new Suzuki RePower Center. Oyster City Suzuki in Apalachicola, Fla., is the ninth in an expanding network of retail outlets that specialize in repowering with technologically advanced Suzuki four-stroke outboards.

Simrad Announces A2004 Autopilot Controller

Simrad Announces A2004 Autopilot Controller The new Simrad A2004 is a dedicated autopilot controller designed to meet the needs of workboat, commercial fishing and passenger vessels. The A2004 is suited for vessels that don’t require SOLAS Heading Control Systems but do require a proven autopilot interface backed by Continuum software for accuracy and ease of use.

Torqeedo Names Jung Marketing VP

Torqeedo Names Jung Marketing VP Electric marine propulsion specialist Torqeedo has appointed Greg Jung as vice president of marketing. In that role, he will oversee worldwide marketing and communication strategies for the company. Prior to joining Torqeedo, Jung was vice president of marketing for Civis Analytics of Chicago, responsible for brand,

Dometic Names Hickinbotham Product Manager EMEA Marine

Dometic Names Hickinbotham Product Manager EMEA Marine Dometic has appointed 18-year company veteran Paul Hickinbotham as its Product Manager EMEA Marine.   In this newly created role, Hickinbotham is tasked with helping to drive product innovation and customer responsiveness by channeling the latest consumer feedback and market intelligence for each

Navico Hires Southwest US Sales Manager

Navico Hires Southwest US Sales Manager Navico, a manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands, has appointed Scott Nagel as its new territory sales manager for the southwest U.S.   Based in Mission Viejo, Calif., Nagel’s territory will cover California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Hawaii.

Xantrex Rolls Out New Sine Wave Inverters

Onboard AC power technology company Xantrex informs it has expanded its Freedom series with the launch of four new models.   The new series called Freedom X marks the ongoing evolution of the Freedom inverter first launched in 1992.    “The Freedom name is synonymous with quality and reliability in the marine industry.

Photogrammetry Accelerates Creation of Marine Enclosures

Photogrammetry Accelerates Creation of Marine Enclosures Photogrammetry helps reduce time to create marine enclosures and covers from 3 days to 4 hours    Costa Marine Canvas specializes in producing high end, custom marine furniture, soft goods, enclosures and covers. One of the most difficult of those tasks is creating windscreen enclosures for large and complex fly-bridge structures.
Shipbuilding News

Sold: DAMEN SeaXplorer Expedition Yacht

Sold: DAMEN SeaXplorer Expedition Yacht Dutch shipbuilder DAMEN, in cooperation with its luxury yacht builder AMELS, has announced the sale of its second SeaXplorer – a highly customized 75-meter luxury expedition yacht with exceptional capability for heli-skiing, diving and other tropical and polar adventures. The SeaXplorer 75 stands

Boatbuilders Embrace New Shore Power System

Boatbuilders Embrace New Shore Power System Boatbuilders who understand cost-benefit analysis take the long view when rigging their boats. That's why manufacturers such as Catalina Yachts, Fleming Yachts, Marlow-Hunter, Nordic Tugs and over 50 additional OEMs have embraced the innovative SmartPlug system. Not only does it offer their marketers a powerful selling feature,

Compositeworks Opens Office in Antibes

Compositeworks Opens Office in Antibes  Compositeworks, a shipyard specializing in superyacht and megayacht refits in La Ciotat and La Rochelle, has opened a new office in Antibes.   This decision follows the acquisition of the Atlantic Refit Center last September and is a result of continued strong growth across every sector of activity,

Reliant Yachts Bags New Build Order

Reliant Yachts Bags New Build Order Reliant Yachts of Newport, R.I. has announced a new build is under contract for a 40-foot limousine tender utilizing their X series platform. Jim Ewing, principal at Reliant Yachts states, “We want to create a tender that shares the beauty and functionality of the classic Venetian water taxi, but in a completely modern way.

Lionheart Prepares for Next Challenge in Newport

Lionheart Prepares for Next Challenge in Newport When she was completed by Claasen in 2010, the 43.40-meter Lionheart was the largest J-Class yacht ever built. It was a distinction she kept until the recent launch by Vitters of Svea, which came in at 20 centimeters longer. Lionheart was the first of her kind with an aluminium hull and incorporated

Heesen Shipyard Awarded Deal to Install MTU Engines

Heesen Shipyard Awarded Deal to Install MTU Engines Rolls-Royce and Heesen Yachts, the Dutch shipyard and a manufacturer of displacement and semi-displacement motor yachts, have enjoyed a close collaborative partnership for decades in the field of marine propulsion technology. It has resulted in numerous internationally acclaimed superyachts equipped with MTU engines.

Beiderbeck's Deluxe, Mobile Private Beach

Beiderbeck's Deluxe, Mobile Private Beach House bar, jacuzzi, jet skis and large areas for reclining on a 24-meter motor boat Why not just have fun in and on the water? With a boat that doesn’t conform to any conventions, but forms the perfect platform for a top-quality beach party. That is exactly the aim of the "Private Beach" from beiderbeck designs,

Damen Launches 55m Yacht Support Vessel

Damen Launches 55m Yacht Support Vessel On July 10, Damen launched its latest vessel New Frontiers, a new evolution in the Dutch shipbuilder’s yacht support range. For the first time, the 55-meter vessel debuts dedicated owner and guest accommodation plus a host of yachting enhancements that distinguish the YS 5009 from its predecessors.    The

MarQuip Builds Exhaust with Silencer and SCR

MarQuip Builds Exhaust with Silencer and SCR  Manufacturer of underwater exhaust outlets and water-cooled exhaust systems MarQuip said it is creating a marinized IMO TIER III-certified exhaust system for an Italian shipyard. Working in close cooperation with its partners, the Dutch company has developed a fully custom module silencer/SCR system

Oceanco Delivers 110-meter Jubilee

Oceanco Delivers 110-meter Jubilee The 110-meter motor yacht Jubilee delivered last week by Dutch builder Oceanco not only features a particularly striking exterior profile created by Lobanov Design and a distinguished interior by Sorgiovanni Designs, but also is the largest yacht ever built at Oceanco and has the distinction of being the largest yacht ever built in the Netherlands.