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Raymarine Upgrades its Evolution Autopilots

Raymarine Upgrades its Evolution Autopilots FLIR Systems, Inc. announced  the release of Evolution Release 4 (R4), an update to its Raymarine Evolution Autopilots available as a free upgrade. Engineered for both sailing and power boat applications, Evolution R4 brings wind and waypoint autopilot steering to new level of accurate and responsive control,

GPLink is Now NMEA 2000 Compatible

GPLink is Now NMEA 2000 Compatible gplink is a remote monitoring and notification system that utilizes a worldwide network of GSM and low orbit satellites to transmit data and stats about a vessels' propulsion systems in near real-time.   Previously only available on larger inboard yachts and commercial vessels, the technology now

Simrad, Crest Pontoons Ink Partnership Deal

Simrad, Crest Pontoons Ink Partnership Deal In an exclusive partnership with Crest Pontoons, Simrad GO5 XSEmultifunction displays will be offered as the standard navigation system on all 2017 Caliber, Classic, Caribbean, Continental and Savannah boats. Loaded with today’s latest boating technologies, the Simrad GO5 XSE features a super-bright multi-touch display,

HH Catamarans Choose Vesconite for Daggerboard Bearings

HH Catamarans Choose Vesconite for Daggerboard Bearings In concert with the notion of luxurious performance, HH Catamarans utilizes a push-button control system to raise and lower the curved "C" daggerboards in their HH55 and HH66 models. The company chose Vesconite as its bearing material for the board trunks. The polymer provides exceptional low friction,

Cobham Upgrades SAILOR 900 VSAT

Cobham Upgrades SAILOR 900 VSAT Cobham SATCOM has developed a new version of its SAILOR 900 Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) Ku-band antenna, featuring a new Block Up Converter (BUC). The antenna, designed by Cobham, makes it easier and less costly to ensure high availability of service as there is no need for additional hardware.

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
Shipbuilding News

C. Raymond Hunt Associates Celebrates 50 Years

C. Raymond Hunt Associates Celebrates 50 Years C. Raymond Hunt Associates, a boat design firm that continues to expand on the legacy of its founder, C. Raymond Hunt, to produce innovative boats with rugged seaworthiness, is now celebrating its 50th year.   “Ray Hunt was a genius, able to intuitively know how boats work and with the courage to experiment,” said C.

Lunasea Lighting Adds Midwest Sales Representative

Lunasea Lighting, a manufacturer of lighting solutions and accessories for marine applications, has selected Great Lakes Marine Marketing to represent its product line throughout the Midwest region. Headquartered in Port Clinton, Ohio, Great Lakes Marine Marketing has serviced distributors and OEMs

Watson Joins Hatteras Yachts as COO

Watson Joins Hatteras Yachts as COO Hatteras/Cabo Yachts, LLC has welcomed Wade Watson to the company. He has joined the company as chief operating officer, reporting directly to Hatteras President and CEO, John Ward. Wade will oversee daily operations at Hatteras’ manufacturing plant in New Bern, NC, with a focus on improving manufacturing operations.

Verkuyl New CEO at Feadship Royal Van Lent Yard

Verkuyl New CEO at Feadship Royal Van Lent Yard Jan-Bart Verkuyl has been appointed the new CEO of Feadship’s Royal Van Lent yard, where he will have overall responsibility for the day to day operations of the current operation in Kaag, its subsidiaries and the second new yard in Amsterdam when it opens in 2018. Dick van Lent has stepped down from

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.