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Yacht Havens Boost Customer Wi-Fi

Yacht Havens Boost Customer Wi-Fi Marina group Yacht Havens Ltd have undertaken a major overhaul of their Wi-Fi infrastructure to bring fast fibre broadband to their marinas, increasing the speed and reliability of the complimentary Wi-Fi service provided to marina berth holders and visitors. The Wi-Fi enhancements have been rolled out at Yacht Havens’ locations in Lymington,

Navico Acquires Naviop

Marine electronics manufacturer Navico, parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands, announced it has finalized an agreement to acquire marine monitoring and control systems provider Naviop.   Providing the integration framework to capture data from all boating systems, Naviop creates a digital ecosystem on boats outfitted with Simrad,

Five Facts about the SEAANGEL AIS FLARE ECO

Five Facts about the SEAANGEL AIS FLARE ECO Five facts about the SEAANGEL AIS FLARE ECO, an AIS MOB device by FT-TEC USA Corp   Going out on the sea is fun and is one of the most favored recreational pastimes. With a pleasant day in mind, only few people are willing to consider the risks and hazards linked to this activity. This explains why most aquatic accidents happen in calm weather,

With 80 Years Around the World

With 80 Years Around the World Knierim boatyard said it has built the "ideal offshore yacht" for Stanley Paris – Today starts the Bermuda One-Two Yacht Race   Never before has someone at the impressive age of 80 sailed around the world non-stop. New Zealand-born Dr Stanley Paris wants to be the first. What's more, the American now residing in St.

ACR Electronics Names Delcourt Sales Manager

ACR Electronics Names Delcourt Sales Manager  ACR Electronics, Inc. manufacturer of maritime safety and survival products, has appointed a new sales manager within its Land and Marine Division for Europe, Middle East and Africa.   Guillaume Delcourt will focus on expanding ACR’s international sales footprint in these geographic regions as demand

Kymeta, e3 Systems Ink Distribution Deal

Kymeta, e3 Systems Ink Distribution Deal Kymeta announced that e3 Systems has become the exclusive global distribution partner for the yacht market, representing Kymeta metamaterials-based electronically steered flat panel satellite antennas and connectivity services. e3 Systems will make the solutions available through select Value Added Resellers and other strategic partners.

Monaco-Calvi Crossing Record Set

Monaco-Calvi Crossing Record Set The foiling adventure continues for Pierre Casiraghi who has just taken delivery of Malizia II, an IMOCA 60ft (18.28m) into the Monaco fleet, already represented by the new generation GC32 foiling catamaran, Malizia. It is a major project that sees the YCM Vice-President join forces with German sailor Boris Herrmann,

MAN Engines for GTT 115 Yacht from Dynamiq

MAN Engines for GTT 115  Yacht from Dynamiq MAN Engines is again supplying 12-cylinder engines for the second tour de force by the up-and-coming yacht builder Dynamiq from Monaco: The 35-meter-long GTT 115 is equipped with two MAN V12-1650 engines, each with 1,213 kW (1,650 hp) at 2,300 rpm. The yacht will be unveiled to the public in the autumn at the Monaco Yacht Show.

Smallest Hydrotab Intercerptor Trim Tabs Yet

Smallest Hydrotab Intercerptor Trim Tabs Yet Hydrotab has introduced its smallest Interceptor Trim Tab yet, the 160BT. Engineered for boats up to 20', or for use on unique hull designs, the units are available through the company's exclusive North American distributor, GlobalTec Solutions. The new 160BT has all of the great benefits as the rest of Hydrotab's BT series.

Seakeeper 6 Unveiled for 40'-49' Vessels

Seakeeper 6 Unveiled for 40'-49' Vessels Seakeeper Inc. has released its newest model, the Seakeeper 6, designed to eliminate up to 95 percent of boat roll on 40- to 49-foot vessels, up to roughly 20 tons.   While providing a level of stabilization comparable to Seakeeper’s original model, the M7000, the new Seakeeper 6 is a considerable 40 percent smaller,
Shipbuilding News

Ribelle Cuts a Striking Figure on the Superyacht Cup Palma Course

Ribelle Cuts a Striking Figure on the Superyacht Cup Palma Course It was the first day of her second ever regatta, and 32.64meter Ribelle served up Superyacht Cup Palma spectators an impressive sight. 
Competing in Class A against fellow Vitters build, Inoui, Ribelle looked cool, calm and collected as she sliced through the waters of the Bay of Palma. The breeze built

With 80 Years Around the World

With 80 Years Around the World Knierim boatyard said it has built the "ideal offshore yacht" for Stanley Paris – Today starts the Bermuda One-Two Yacht Race   Never before has someone at the impressive age of 80 sailed around the world non-stop. New Zealand-born Dr Stanley Paris wants to be the first. What's more, the American now residing in St.

Cast Polyurethane for High Impact, High Wear Applications

Cast Polyurethane for High Impact, High Wear Applications High-performance polyurethanes combine the advantages of plastics, metals and ceramics with resiliency of rubber parts    Although ship and boat building design engineers have traditionally specified parts made of rubber, plastic or steel when durability is required, many are considering cast polyurethanes as a new alternative for demanding,

MAN Engines for GTT 115 Yacht from Dynamiq

MAN Engines for GTT 115  Yacht from Dynamiq MAN Engines is again supplying 12-cylinder engines for the second tour de force by the up-and-coming yacht builder Dynamiq from Monaco: The 35-meter-long GTT 115 is equipped with two MAN V12-1650 engines, each with 1,213 kW (1,650 hp) at 2,300 rpm. The yacht will be unveiled to the public in the autumn at the Monaco Yacht Show.

Marimecs Introduces the Manta Series Yachts

Marimecs Introduces the Manta Series Yachts Engineered and designed by Dutch Naval architecture firm Marimecs B.V.  the Manta series of full-displacement semi-custom long range yachts built in steel and aluminium combine Dutch engineering and design with Italian flair and craftmanship.   With a focus on transatlantic range and excellent sea-keeping qualities,

Plenty Ships Wins Chinese Ferry Order

Plenty Ships Wins Chinese Ferry Order CoCo Yachts – Plenty Ships has won an order with Zhuhai Fast Ferry Company to build two aluminum high speed ferries.   Zhuhai Fast Ferry Company has several fast ferries in its fleet, including two CoCo Yachts designed Coastal Cruiser 288, which are sailing between Zhuhai port and the Chinese Ferry Terminal in Hong Kong.

New Fast Displacement Yacht is First with Hybrid Propulsion

New Fast Displacement Yacht is First with Hybrid Propulsion A new motoryacht built by built by the Netherlands’ Heesen Yachts is the world’s first Fast Displacement equipped with hybrid propulsion. Christened M/Y Home, the vessel is ultra-efficient, low fuel-burning and one of the quietest on the oceans.   There are two sources of power for propulsion: diesel mechanical and diesel electrical.

WAAMpeller: World First Class-Approved 3D Printed Ship’s Propeller

WAAMpeller: World First Class-Approved 3D Printed Ship’s Propeller A consortium of organizations are working toward a landmark achievement in the maritime sectors: creating the world's first class-approved 3D-printed ship's propeller.   As many sectors of the shipbuilding industry suffer due to overcapacity, it is this type of innovative leap that will -- if successful

New Generation Superyacht Designers On Deck

New Generation Superyacht Designers On Deck Superyacht designs are evolving rapidly, as new features are incorporated at a rate of knots; innovation is a design imperative, with owner hunger for the customized, the individual and the downright original seemingly impossible to satisfy.   For the upcoming generation of superyacht designers, a myriad of new design elements is on the horizon.

FDR’s Yacht Plies the Waters of San Francisco Bay

FDR’s Yacht Plies the Waters of San Francisco Bay President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidential yacht, Potomac, is once again plying the waters of San Francisco Bay after undergoing a maintenance drydocking at Bay Ship and Yacht in Alameda, Calif.   Long known as the “Floating White House,” she served as the presidential yacht until his death in 1945.