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SeaKeeper For Center Consoles

SeaKeeper For Center Consoles   The Contender 35 ST made a splash by becoming Seakeeper's new demo boat and the first vessel to have a Seakeeper 3DC - the first battery-powered Seakeeper. While sea trialing in the ultimate weather conditions - 3 foot significant wave height, winds at 15 knots with gusts up to 30 knots and a NOAA

New Water Rules Impact Super Yachts

New Water Rules Impact Super Yachts The introduction of new wastewater treatment technologies and regulations will have an impact on the operation of super yachts with more than 12 passengers, especially those embarking on expedition type cruises, according to ACO Marine managing director Mark Beavis. Speaking during the Palma Superyacht Show,

Simrad Debuts GO7 Multi-touch Display

Simrad Debuts GO7 Multi-touch Display Simrad Yachting announced today the release of the GO7 standalone multi-touch chartplotter and echo sounder. Offering boaters an affordable option for electronic navigation, the feature-packed GO7 is an ideal fit for RIBs, runabouts and cruisers, providing quick and easy access to the vital information

3D Machining Puts Wind in the Sails

3D Machining Puts Wind in the Sails With ESPRIT CAM software, Armor Mécanique has the wind in its sails; 50% time savings, better quality and new markets thanks to 3D machining Established in 1984 as a company dedicated to engineering marine motors, Armor Mécanique is situated in the port of Lorient. And while the coastal view remained picturesque,

Front Street Unveils New Line of Sailing Yachts

Front Street Unveils New Line of Sailing Yachts  The US builders Front Street Shipyard’s in-house design team is collaborating with yacht designer Bill Tripp to develop a new line of modern sloops that are now available for construction.   The shipyard said the line includes 84-foot, 102-foot and 112-foot yachts that are performance-oriented with a range of interior options.

Furuno Offers ‘Spring Break’

Furuno announced it is offering up to $300 back with its Spring Break Rebate.    The Furuno Spring Break Rebate delivers boaters savings on the 1623, 1715 and DRS4W Radars; the FCV627 and FCV587 Fish Finders; and the GP1670F and GP1870F GPS Chart Plotter/Fish Finder combo units. For any one of these units purchased,

Russia's Floating Research Station Unfolds in the Arctic

Russia's Floating Research Station Unfolds in the Arctic  The Russian Ministry of Natural Resources says that Russia plans to establish a floating research station in Arctic sea. The floating research station “North Pole-41” is already in the making, says the Ministry statement.   The Ministry says that the station will be an important instrument in securing

GoFree Debuts Lake Insight & Nautic Insight Cartography

GoFree Debuts Lake Insight & Nautic Insight Cartography   GoFree – the provider of digital content and services, and part of the Navico family of marine electronics brands including Lowrance, Simrad Yachting and B&G – announced today the release of six updated mapping products for use in both inland and coastal U.S. waters. Greatly improved for 2015, Lake

IYT’s Solution to Certification Fraud

IYT’s Solution to Certification Fraud Due to the continued increase of counterfeit marine certificates, International Yacht Training (IYT) recognized the need for real-time verification of qualifications and has incorporated a verification QR code into certificates.  Scanning the QR code using a smart phone takes you directly to a secure

MTN Launches Live HDTV At Sea

MTN Communications (MTN) has announced another maritime industry first with the launch of its high-definition live television service at sea, MTN Worldwide TV HD (MTN-TV HD).   “MTN-TV HD delivers an amazing viewing experience onboard,” said Graham Douglas, media and communications manager, P&O Cruises and Cunard.
Shipbuilding News

Kadey-Krogen Yachts Expands to Rhode Island

Kadey-Krogen Yachts Expands to Rhode Island Kadey-Krogen Yachts has expanded and planted roots this month in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.    Headquartered in Stuart, Florida with additional offices in Annapolis, Maryland and Seattle, Washington, Kadey-Krogen Yachts partner and vice president of sales Tucker West leads the company’s expansion into New England.

Busy Superyacht Season for Hall Spars & Rigging New Zealand

Busy Superyacht Season for Hall Spars & Rigging New Zealand As the 2015 summer season in New Zealand comes to a close, Hall Spars & Rigging New Zealand informs it has been busy with work on several visiting superyachts undergoing refit and maintenance work. These projects have included work for existing Hall Spars customers, including 37m Dubois-designed Bliss and Escapade, 30.

Steelhead Introduces a New Yacht Crane

Steelhead Introduces a New Yacht Crane   Steelhead Marine, a North American crane manufacturer, has expanded its product offering with the launch of the new E Series 1000 crane. Suited for commercial and recreational vessels, the E Series crane is available primarily in a 1,000-lb model with a 1,500-lb model available on special order.

V-Technology Rotating Sun Awning

V-Technology Rotating Sun Awning Jacuzzis are almost always located on the sun deck of yachts. This means they are completely open to the elements. On certain days sun and wind can be very fierce to the point where it gets so uncomfortable that the owner or guests have to leave the Jacuzzi.   V-Technology has a new solution for this problem; the V-Technology Rotating Sun Awning.

IMCI Certifies Two Parker Vessels

IMCI Certifies Two Parker Vessels The International Marine Certification Institute today announced the certification of the PARKER 750 DC and PARKER CC models of leisure boats from Parker POLAND Sp. z o.o.   “The innovative shape of the hull allows the [PARKER 750 DC] to have excellent sea keeping qualities with rapidly reaching high planning speeds,

NYC Ferries: Gladding-Hearn Building Three New Vessels

NYC Ferries: Gladding-Hearn Building Three New Vessels Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has begun construction of the first of three new sightseeing vessels for Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, Inc., in New York City. A keel-laying ceremony at the Somerset-Mass., shipyard in January, was held in commemoration of the Circle Line’s 70th anniversary year.

3D Machining Puts Wind in the Sails

3D Machining Puts Wind in the Sails With ESPRIT CAM software, Armor Mécanique has the wind in its sails; 50% time savings, better quality and new markets thanks to 3D machining Established in 1984 as a company dedicated to engineering marine motors, Armor Mécanique is situated in the port of Lorient. And while the coastal view remained picturesque,

Taiwan Boosts Yacht Export

Taiwan Boosts Yacht Export  Taiwan's yacht industry saw its first double-digit growth in nearly a decade, indicating an inspiring revival led by development and sales of larger leisure boats, reports Chinese newspaper Commercial Times.   The export value of Taiwan-made yachts hit US$172 million, up 13.16% year-on-year and marking the highest growth figure in five years.

Front Street Unveils New Line of Sailing Yachts

Front Street Unveils New Line of Sailing Yachts  The US builders Front Street Shipyard’s in-house design team is collaborating with yacht designer Bill Tripp to develop a new line of modern sloops that are now available for construction.   The shipyard said the line includes 84-foot, 102-foot and 112-foot yachts that are performance-oriented with a range of interior options.

Collaboration Yields New Sailboat Design

Collaboration Yields New Sailboat Design Front Street Shipyard's in-house design team has collaborated with yacht designer Bill Tripp to develop a new line of modern sloops now available for construction.   The composite sailboat line, positioned as a new option for new construction at Front Street Shipyard's Belfast, Maine facility, includes 84-foot,