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Elco Launches Electric Outboard Motor Line

Elco Launches Electric Outboard Motor Line Expansion into outboard category brings benefits of electric propulsion to even more boaters Elco Motor Yachts, a company in electric and hybrid marine propulsion for more than 120 years, is applying its expertise to the electric outboard motor category. The company is launching a new line of 5- and 7-horsepower motors,

Triton’s Yacht-based Submersible to Debut in Monaco

Triton’s Yacht-based Submersible to Debut in Monaco New lightweight, low profile Triton 1000/3 LP designed specifically to fit into existing yacht tender garages. Triton Submarines (Triton) announced that it will introduce its newest model, the Triton 1000/3 LP (Low Profile) at the 2014 Monaco Yacht show September 24-27. Triton’s model line now includes

ASA Reveals Polk Ultra-Marine Source Unit

ASA Reveals Polk Ultra-Marine Source Unit ASA Electronics, an international manufacturer of audio and video mobile electronics and appliances is eager to unveil the new Polk Ultra-Marine source unit. Acording to the manufacturer, this model offers incomparable sound superiority, while offering a variety of enhanced connection capabilities for boating enthusiasts.

Navionics Introduces New Boating App

Navionics Introduces New Boating App Cartography Leader Releases Award-Winning App on Windows Store for Tablets and PCs.   Navionics, the leader in content and location based services for the recreational boating and outdoor markets, has announced  its award-winning mobile app, Navionics Boating, is now downloadable on Microsoft Tablets and PCs.

Oxis & MSP Jointly to Develop Marine Lithium Sulfur Batteries

OXIS Energy and Multi Source Power (MSP) Technologies say they have formed a new partnership to enable the development of marine lithium sulfur batteries, and will launch the new product in the spring of 2015. This development will be part of the Ghost Power Brand. It will be a versatile battery

Marine Businesses Choose DockMaster’s Hosted Solution

From coast to coast, dealers, marinas and boat yards have chosen a simpler, more convenient technology experience.    Imagine running your business without having to purchase and maintain a server, incur heavy IT consultant expenses or perform regular backups of your data. For scores of marine businesses, that scenario has now become a reality.

There’s Still Time for SHIPPINGInsight Award Entries

There’s Still Time for SHIPPINGInsight Award Entries Entry submissions for the first SHIPPINGInsight Award are due Friday, Aug. 1, but organizers said they will continue to accept nominations through following week to provide some extra time. SHIPPINGInsight Award offers an opportunity to be recognized as a leading innovator in ship and fleet optimization achievements.

Simrad MX Now GLONASS Compatible

Simrad MX Now GLONASS Compatible Simrad says that its new MX Series MX521B Smart Antenna, and HS80A and MX575D DGNSS Compasses are compatible with both Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) system in operation — the US Global Positioning System (GPS) and the Russian Federation's Global Orbiting Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS).

New Device Keeps Marinas, Boats Mussel-free

New Device Keeps Marinas, Boats Mussel-free 060Bio, LLC says it has developed a device that repels both Zebra and Quagga mussels. They call the device Dock Disk (which is trade-mark protected). The 7.5" soft foam disk encloses the patented active ingredient and serves as the patent-pending delivery system. 060Bio explains that the mussels-repelling

Simrad Partners with Sportsman Boats

Simrad  Partners with Sportsman Boats Simrad Yachting has announced its exclusive partnership with Sportsman Boats Manufacturing. The Simrad NSS evo2 system is now the standard navigation system on all 2015 model year Sportsman high-performance bay boats, center console and dual console boats. Sportsman delivers intuitively designed
Shipbuilding News

ESG Replicates Historic Schooner 'Columbia'

ESG Replicates Historic Schooner 'Columbia' Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. (ESG) informs that a steel hull replica of the historic Gloucester Fishing Schooner COLUMBA has been launched at its Panama City, Florida, shipyard with employees, dignitaries and guests in attendance. The original COLUMBIA was a 141’ classic Gloucester Fishing Schooner built at the historic A.

Boston Whaler Donates ‘Boatload of Backpacks’

Boston Whaler Donates ‘Boatload of Backpacks’ Boston Whaler held its fourth annual “Boatload of Backpacks” fundraiser to help kick off the new school year, donating 150 backpacks filled with school supplies to three local elementary schools. The backpacks were distributed by each school to classrooms with students who may need additional support throughout the school year.

Echo Yachts to Build Largest Austrailian Superyacht

Echo Yachts to Build Largest Austrailian Superyacht Echo Yachts, based in the Henderson Marine Precinct, said it is bringing together a “who’s who” in the Australian superyacht industry. The company is undertaking yacht building projects, including the construction of the largest ever super yacht built in Australia. The 84-meter aluminum yacht, also

Bennington Chooses Torqeedo for Electric Pontoons

Bennington Chooses Torqeedo for Electric Pontoons Torqeedo announced that its Cruise 4.0 motor and lithium-ion batteries will power Bennington's new Electric Series of pontoon boats. The company's environmentally sound 9.9 hp equivalent Cruise motor provides the power and speed enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts, while Bennington's S-Series 20-24' pontoon boats supply complete luxury.

ABS CErtifies SCIGRIP Adhesives

ABS CErtifies SCIGRIP Adhesives SCIGRIP, a global supplier of smart adhesives, has been awarded the ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) certification for its SG230 HV (high viscosity) range of structural products. SCIGRIP bonding solutions are already used extensively by many U.S. and European boat builders. SCIGRIP maintains ISO 9001

New A/C Chiller for Medium to Large Yachts

New A/C Chiller for Medium to Large Yachts Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America announced the launch of its updated BlueCool C-Series marine air conditioners. The chiller-style units are suited for medium to large yachts with several independent areas requiring cooling. Furnishing continuous cooling capacity, even in tropical conditions, the

Premier Marinas Acquires Endeavour Quay

Premier Marinas Acquires Endeavour Quay Marina Projects Ltd. announced the sale of Endeavour Quay, the Gosport run specialist boatyard business, to Premier Marinas Ltd.  As part of Premier Marinas’ expansion and development plans, the company has purchased the rights to the name and business operation of the specialist boatyard. Endeavour

CMI Acquires SLP Vinyl Sheet Pile Business

Crane Materials International (CMI) announced the acquisition of Shoreline Plastics (SLP) vinyl sheet pile business including all related assets and intellectual property. CMI is a global company headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., with manufacturing facilities in Georgia and Florida. The company manufactures and fabricates high-quality vinyl,

Regulations Threaten Superyacht Innovation

Regulations Threaten Superyacht Innovation To increase innovation within the superyacht industry, designers need to work with flag states, classification societies and naval architects to ensure regulations are workable, as said by experts. Mark Staunton-Lambert, RINA’s Technical Director, explained, “Depending on the size of the yacht (usually defined by length or tonnage),

DMC Builds the Smallest Ever Nozzle

DMC Builds the Smallest Ever Nozzle Damen Marine Components (DMC), part of Damen Shipyards Group, announced it has smashed its propeller nozzle world record by 33 percent downwards. This downsizing to an inside diameter of 665 millimeters only - from the previous 1,000 mm ‘entry level model’ - marks a new milestone for DMC’s Optima Nozzle series.