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Ocean Signal Debuts RescueME EPIRB1

Ocean Signal Debuts RescueME EPIRB1 The rescueME EPIRB1 has been developed by Ocean Signal. Featuring a 30% reduction in size compared to other EPIRBs, a 10-year battery life and a retail price that makes it one of the most affordable Class 2 GPS EPIRBs in the market, the rescueME EPIRB1 provides the boat’s essential link to emergency services.

Vesper Announces Watchmate Android App

Vesper Announces Watchmate Android App Vesper Marine has announced  an Android version of its WatchMate app. Available as a free download from GooglePlay, the new app is designed to control Vesper’s WatchMate Vision and XB-8000 products. Offering all of the same functionality as the company’s iOS app as well as additional capabilities,

Raymarine, Jeppesen Partner on Navigation

Raymarine Navigation Displays to support C-MAP by Jeppesen Charts. FLIR Systems announced support for C-MAP by Jeppesen cartography in the company’s range of Raymarine Multifunction Displays. Raymarine and Jeppesen have collaborated for a navigation featuring support for C-MAP 4D across Raymarine’s

International Sailing Summit Goes Live

International Sailing Summit Goes Live The International Sailing Summit (ISS), taking place on 17 November, will be streamed live online for the first time in the event’s history. This worldwide industry forum has never before been as accessible to a truly global audience, with content available at the time and as a resource after the event.

Air Purifying System for Ships and Superyachts

Air Purifying System for Ships and Superyachts When a 36-meter tugboat was converted into a superyacht for polar expeditions, added comfort meant new luxury materials and furniture, but also a state-of-the-art HVAC system and sound and fire protected walls. But an occurring smell from the diesel and sewage tank caused comfort restriction on the

FUSION Unveils New Audio Solutions

FUSION Unveils New Audio Solutions FUSION announced today the latest addition to its line of marine grade stereos, the FUSION MS-BB300 Black Box Entertainment System. The MS-BB300 with FUSION-Link via NMEA 2000 control, Bluetooth audio streaming and Multi-Zone technology offers true FUSION-Link ‘plug and play’ compatibility with Multi-Function Displays (MFD) for intuitive,

Raymarine Debuts New Tech at FLIB 2014

Raymarine Debuts New Tech at FLIB 2014 FLIR Systems, Inc. launched the Raymarine Ray70 Multifunction VHF Marine Radio and the LightHouse II Version 12 Software upgrade for Raymarine multifunction displays. Raymarine’s new line of VHF radios are being showcased this week at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2014.   As Raymarine’s new flagship VHF,

Learning Lessons from British Cycling at ISS

Next month, Terry Greenwood of British Cycling will be speaking at the 13th International Sailing Summit (ISS). He will reveal the concept behind the triumphant revival of British Cycling as inspiration of an ambitious future for the sailing industry. Taking place on 17 November 2014 the Summit

GOST Security System thwarts Break-in

GOST Security System thwarts Break-in   GOST (Global Ocean Security Technologies), announced that its GOST Insight HD GPS Security System was instrumental in foiling the theft of electronics onboard a powerboat in Aventura, Florida. On the morning of October 14, 2014, Scott Patterson received a text message at 6:18 a.m. from the security system on his boat stating,

The Hydroptere Flies with Finesse

The Hydroptere Flies with Finesse The hydrofoil trimaran Hydroptere will try for another nautical record with support from biotechnology leader Finesse Solutions After a year resting in Long Beach, the Hydroptere returns to sailing. French and American sponsors are joined by a new partner: Finesse Solutions of Santa Clara (California),
Shipbuilding News

Rivergate Now Offers Berthing up to 234 metres

Rivergate Now Offers Berthing up to 234 metres Until recently Rivergate Marina & Shipyard has accommodated vessels from all over the world up to 80 metres in length. As Rivergate continues to increase its international dominance, its services are also expanding.  This week Rivergate announced that they are now able to offer berthing up to 234 metres LOA.

New Portable Power System from SWE

New Portable Power System from SWE Southwest Electronic Energy announced the launch of POW-R Tote, a rugged, lightweight, 12V/117Ah portable power system which provides compact-convenient energy for wherever standard power sources are unavailable. About the size of a lunchbox, and weighing 23 pounds, the eco-friendly POW-R Tote uses safe,

Tag Yachts Choose Victron Energy for Yacht Build

Tag Yachts Choose Victron Energy for Yacht Build Victron Energy has become the supplier for onboard energy in the newbuild TAG 50, from Tag Yachts, according to Peter Bakker of Bakker Yachting Electronics in South Africa, who is an independent yacht systems designer. TAG Yachts has specified 4 x 4.75 KWh Victron Lithium-ion 24V 180Ah battery systems as standard on the TAG 50 XR.

Viking 92 Targets Quiet Performance

Viking 92 Targets Quiet Performance Viking Yachts worked with Marine Exhaust Systems to introduce a convertible sportfishing yacht with a totally resin-infused hull, the new Viking 92, which employs Marine Exhaust Systems' TL Linear Series mufflers to keep the roar of the twin MTU Series 2000 V16 M96L 2,635 hp Tier 3 engines at bay. A muffler in a tube,

Simrad Teams with Chris-Craft

Simrad Teams with Chris-Craft Simrad Yachting has entered into a new agreement with Chris-Craft which entails enables Simrad NSO evo2 multi-touch, glass bridge navigation systems to be offered on the Catalina 34 model of Chris-Craft center console powerboats. A new design for Chris-Craft, the Catalina 34 is the largest of the

Eastern's Columbia on Display in Fort Lauderdale

Eastern's Columbia on Display in Fort Lauderdale Eastern Shipbuilding Group’s reengineered Columbia, built from the original design plans of the classic 1923 Essex-built schooner, will be on display at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 30-November 3, 2014. The original Columbia, a 141’ classic Gloucester Fishing Schooner designed by William Starling Burgess,

Boston Whaler Awarded for Customer Satisfaction

Boston Whaler has been recognized again for its customer service, earning a Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) for the eleventh year in a row. One of 46 recipients nationwide to receive the award, Boston Whaler was recognized in the Fiberglass

Gulf Craft to Invest $100m in Dubai Shipyard

Gulf Craft to Invest $100m in Dubai Shipyard Company plans to invest $100 million over the next five years in the development of a new shipyard in Dubai Maritime City to build a global luxury yachts manufacturing facility Dubai Maritime City (DMC), a maritime cluster in Dubai, today announced an agreement with Gulf Craft to invest in a free

Cooper Yacht Debuts Cooper 800 Yacht Tender

Cooper Yacht Debuts Cooper 800 Yacht Tender    Cooper Yacht proudly announces the debut of the Cooper 800 yacht tender.  Founded in the Netherlands in 2009, the mission of the company is to offer ultimate style and comfort in a multi-functional vessel at a reasonable price to the consumer.  With three models on the market in Europe, Asia and South Pacific, Cooper Yacht now enters the U.

Henderson, Hanes & Associates Opens Doors in Miami

Ocean Engineering/ Naval Architecture Firm Brings Innovation to the Mega Yacht Community The Miami-based ocean engineering and naval architecture firm of Henderson & Associates, Inc. has merged with Sea3 Systems, Inc. to form Henderson, Hanes & Associates, a full-service engineering firm that brings