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The 2nd Ballast Water Management Summit

The 2nd Ballast Water Management Summit Sign-up for this year’s most in-depth exchange of information and best venue for BWT stakeholders to network and meet regulatory peers is underway.   Infocast’s 2nd Ballast Water Management Summit will take place in Long Beach, CA, from February 3-5, 2015. The Summit will host Regulators, Ship Owners & Operators,

Seakeeper Poised for Growth in 2015

Seakeeper Poised for Growth in 2015 Seakeeper reported record growth in 2014, noting that it is poised to continue the momentum through 2015 Shipments of gyros increased 46% over 2013 as more boat manufacturers added Seakeeper as standard and optional equipment on new builds. A sizable portion of its sales also came from refits. Additional sales personnel,

British Security Initiative Targets Marine Theft

British Security Initiative Targets Marine Theft The British Marine Federation has partnered with security experts Datatag to help owners avoid theft of marine outboards. At the CWM FX London Boat Show today, the two organizations announced a new security initiative called COMPASS; the Combined Official Marine Property and Security System as a

Torqeedo Introduces Deep Blue Hybrid

Torqeedo Introduces Deep Blue Hybrid Torqeedo Introduces high-powered Deep Blue product line into hybrid solution line. More than simply propulsion, this is the first fully integrated system that acts as an energy supply for both the hybrid drive and all AC/DC electrical loads on board. This solution can harness solar, wind, plug-in

Jade Yachts Opts for ShipConstructor

Jade Yachts Opts for ShipConstructor Jade Yachts of Taiwan, a subsidiary of Jong Shyn Shipbuilding Company, has invested in a suite of ShipConstructor CAD/CAM software products for the design, engineering and construction of their upcoming shipbuilding projects.   Jade Yachts builds both super and mega yachts, as well as other projects for owners.

Kleven Wins New Yacht Contract

Kleven Wins New Yacht Contract Norwegian ship builder Kleven has secured a new contract for a high specification, 116-metre long Expedition Support Vessel. The order is placed by Mr Graeme Hart, who currently has another vessel of the same type under construction at Kleven Verft. This new vessel is almost ten metres longer than

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.
Shipbuilding News

Seakeeper Poised for Growth in 2015

Seakeeper Poised for Growth in 2015 Seakeeper reported record growth in 2014, noting that it is poised to continue the momentum through 2015 Shipments of gyros increased 46% over 2013 as more boat manufacturers added Seakeeper as standard and optional equipment on new builds. A sizable portion of its sales also came from refits. Additional sales personnel,

Newthex Door Ordered for Trimaran Project

Newthex Door Ordered for Trimaran Project Newthex received an order from Echo Yachts for the delivery of a watertight sliding door on its trimaran project. The 84m aluminum trimaran will reportedly be the longest tri-hulled yacht ever built and the largest built in Australia. With a beam of 20m the interiors spaces are expansive, The external

'Most Luxurious Ship Ever'

'Most Luxurious Ship Ever' Regent Seven Seas has unveiled plans for the largest cruise ship suite in the world, which is under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy Regent says the luxury ship, Seven Seas Explorer, will have the highest space ratios and one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios in the cruise industry.

Common-rail Injection for Sub-110hp Marine Diesels

Common-rail Injection for Sub-110hp Marine Diesels The new JH-CR series engines from Yanmar bring the benefits of common-rail fuel injection technology to units of below 110mhp.   Boat owners can now choose digitally-controlled common-rail engines from the Yanmar range with power outputs starting as low as 45mhp.The company will launch the new engines at Boot Düsseldorf 2015,

Boston Whaler Holds Ribbon Cutting Event

Boston Whaler Holds Ribbon Cutting Event   In 2014, Boston Whaler broke ground on a new era in its history, introducing its largest model ever with the new 420 Outrage. On Jan. 13, 2015, Whaler celebrated the expansion to its facility that makes production of the 420 Outrage possible: the addition of nearly 60,000 square feet of under-roof manufacturing space.

Great Ships of 2014: Quantum of the Seas

Great Ships of 2014: Quantum of the Seas First ship in new class for RCCL   Meyer Werft delivered the latest in a long line of cruise ships that grow ever larger and more spectacular in their outfit, final finish and performance. The 167,800-gt cruise ship Quantum of the Seas was built for and delivered to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (Miami).

Rolls-Royce Debuts MTU SERIES 2000 Yacht Engine

Rolls-Royce Debuts MTU SERIES 2000 Yacht Engine Rolls-Royce’s new generation MTU Series 2000 M96 yacht engine is EPA Tier 3-compliant and offers enhanced acceleration and low fuel consumption in 12-cylinder ratings from 1700 to 1920 bhp and 16-cylinder ratings from 2185 to 2600 bhp of power. During recent sea trials, the new generation 16V 2000 M96L

LED Cockpit Light Enhances Safety

LED Cockpit Light Enhances Safety Perko's new louvered cockpit LED utility light for illuminating deck areas and passageways aims to enhance boat safety and ambience. Suited for any place mid-level lighting is needed—cockpit or cabin—the fixture's small size and sculpted louver make it look like a vent. Built tough and made to perform,

New Courtesy Lamps from Hella Marine

New Courtesy Lamps from Hella Marine Hella Marine's new Oblong Courtesy Lamps are available in a surface mount version for easier installation. Featuring a slim design, the lights are suited for brightening onboard areas, such as steps, stairs, toe kicks, storage areas, companion ways, deck fittings, signs and switches. Available in a variety of colors,

Mastry to Hold 2015 Dealer Meeting

The Southeast's marine and industrial dealers will convene January 20 and 21, 2015 for Mastry Engine Center's dealer meeting. It will be held at the Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key, Florida.   With both marine and industrial markets represented, the two-day event will cover topics such as new products,