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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.

Seapilot Navigation App Released

Seapilot Navigation App Released Seapilot has released its navigation app for Windows mobile devices. Continuing its focus on mobility, the Seapilot Navigation app, originally available on Apple and Android devices, is now available for free from the Windows Phone Store.   The Seapilot Navigation app displays S-57 vector chart data on its proprietary chart engine.

FLIR Debuts New Sonars and Thermal Cameras

FLIR Debuts New Sonars and Thermal Cameras New sonars and thermal cameras let boaters see farther at night and see more underwater. FLIR Systems released three new sonars and two new thermal cameras that have one goal in mind: making your time on the water safer and more enjoyable than ever. With FLIR’s thermal imaging technology, the new M400 stabilized multi-sensor thermal camera,

VesselVanguard Debuts App for iPad

VesselVanguard Debuts App for iPad   VesselVanguard has come up with a new mobile app that gives boat owners an easier way to understand and manage all of the various maintenance requirements for their vessel and its systems and equipment. The app provides a simple, streamlined gateway for VesselVanguard subscribers to access its many features and capabilities,
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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,

Maverick Yachts: From South Africa to SCIBS

Maverick Yachts: From South Africa to SCIBS South African yacht builder, Maverick Yachts from Cape Town, has chosen SCIBS to launch down-under.   A new exhibitor at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in 2015, and also new to Australia, Maverick Yachts from Cape Town, South Africa will be looking to make an impact with prospective clients and dealers.

Third Superyacht under Construction at Sunrise Yachts

Third Superyacht under Construction at Sunrise Yachts  After successful launches of two 45m Sunrise vessels – superyacht Africa (2009) and luxury yacht Atomic (2014) – the Turkish shipyard has recently laid the keel of the third 45m motor yacht at its yard in Antalya, with a scheduled completion time of 26 months.    The Sunrise 45 metre is a luxurious

VanDutch to Design Electric Yacht

VanDutch to Design Electric Yacht   Dutch yachting line VanDutch announced a partnership with the Amlin-Aguri Formula E team to develop and construct the company's first high-performance electric yacht today.   The VanDutch 40 Electric, also known as VanDutch E, will be designed by Mark Preston, Ferry Spijkerman and Aguri Suziki,

Cutwater Boats Hires New Regional Sales Manager

Cutwater Boats Hires New Regional Sales Manager   Cutwater Boats announced the appointment of Dan Sadler to the position of regional sales manager today.   Sadler has spent 35 years working in the marine industry, including the last 19 years as a regional sales manager at Boston Whaler, where he managed a territory covering the western two thirds of the US and Canada.

Coastal Interceptors for Kuwait Coast Guard

Coastal Interceptors for Kuwait Coast Guard   Following an extensive evaluation protocol, the Kuwaiti Ministry of the interior has placed an order with Tampa Yacht Manufacturing LLC based in Florida – U.S.A, parent company of Tampa Defence UK and Tampa Defense USA, for 29 Fast Coastal Interceptor craft for the Kuwaiti Coast Guard. The 14.

Honda Marine Enters Agreement with Coach Pontoons

Company to be exclusive OEM supplier, broadens reach in recreational boating market   At this year’s Miami International Boat Show trade venue, Honda Marine, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and marketer of a range of outboard marine four-stroke engines, announced a new, exclusive OEM agreement with Coach Pontoons.