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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

Multimillion Dollar Improvements at Ocean Reef Club

Multimillion Dollar Improvements at Ocean Reef Club Over the past four years, private dock owners at the exclusive Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida have been replacing their fixed concrete piers with modern concrete floating docks. “It’s a decision that has proven to have a huge return for the club’s dock owners,” remarked Keith Miller, President

NSSL Global Launches CC-LITE

NSSL Global Launches CC-LITE Independent satellite communications provider NSSLGlobal has announced Cruise Control (CC) LITE, a new entry-level email management solution for the maritime sector. Created by NSSLGlobal, CC-LITE is compatible with both FleetBroadband and Iridium Open Port, meaning it can be integrated into a number of vessels across A1 to A4 regions.

ZC2 Remote Controller Simplifies Chartplotter Navigation

B&G, a sailing navigation and instrument specialist, has announced  the launch of the new ZC2 Remote Controller for intuitive command of on-screen navigation on Zeus2 series multifunction displays.   The B&G ZC2 Remote Controller centralizes navigational functions in multi-display environments. Featuring

Unveiling VQ48 in St Tropez

Unveiling VQ48 in St Tropez Vanquish Yachts expects to introduce the new VQ48 to the general public in June. The presentation will take place in bustling Saint-Tropez. The exact date, time and location will be disclosed soon but we’re on course for the last week of June. The launch is being organised in close cooperation with our Vanquish dealer in Saint-Tropez,
Shipbuilding News

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

FUCHS Provides Surface Technology In-house

FUCHS Provides Surface Technology In-house Blasting, painting and drying - FUCHS Fördertechnik AG, member of the DEUTSCHE YACHTEN, Superyachts Germany working group, can now perform all of these operations in-house. Moreover, since the founding of its subsidiary, FUCHS Oberflächentechnik GmbH, it can also offer its complete range of services to external customers.

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,

New Alternative to Antifouling Launched

New Alternative to Antifouling Launched Custom RIB and boat builder CD Nautica has launched a new antifouling product, ‘All Dip’, in collaboration with All Dipping International. ‘All Dip’ is to be used in conjunction with ‘Marine Dipping’, a new technique and alternative to antifouling the underwater hull of a boat.   ‘All Dip’ is a new,

BRP to Unveil New Outboards at Club Evinrude

BRP to Unveil New Outboards at Club Evinrude BRP announced that its next Club Evinrude event will be held on Sunday, June 26, 2016, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. “We wowed the Milwaukee crowd at our last Club in 2014 when we unveiled a new era of outboard engine technology, Evinrude E-TEC G2. In a similar fashion, we plan another announcement at