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New Marine Engine Concept Draws from Supercar Design

New Marine Engine Concept Draws from Supercar Design At the 2017 Miami International Boat Show, Honda Marine will introduce a bold new concept engine inspired by the collective Honda lineup – including automotive, marine and aeronautical. The design concept engine is a blue sky vision for what future marine engines could look like.   Designers at Honda’s

FCI Debuts Compact, High Output Watermaker

FCI Debuts Compact, High Output Watermaker Space is a precious commodity on any vessel, even a large one. Making its debut at the Miami International Boat Show, FCI Watermakers' new Atlas+APC is compact, yet produces 1,400-3,600 gallons of potable water per day and is fully automatic in its operation. Suited for the large yacht or commercial vessel,

C-Map Insight Chart Options Available

C-Map Insight Chart Options Available Global cartography leader C-MAP has announced  its new series of map products for American boaters is now available for purchase.    These new mapping products — C-MAP Insight Pro and C-MAP Lake Insight HD— combine the trusted chart detail, unique content and popular graphical presentation of C-MAP

B&G Updates Chartplotters with Weather Services

B&G Updates Chartplotters with Weather Services B&G, a sailing navigation and instrument specialist, has announced new software updates that will bring PredictWind weather services direct to Zeus and Vulcan chartplotter range. The online forecasting service provides the latest weather and sailing information to sailors all around the world. The

Mercury Diesel 6.7L Engine Family Unveiled

Mercury Diesel 6.7L Engine Family Unveiled Mercury Marine has unveiled the new Mercury Diesel 6.7L midrange engine family.   The new electronic, common-rail engines will be offered with three power levels:  480hp, 500hp and 550hp.  They will be available as inboards or packaged with the Mercury Zeus pod-drive. The new Mercury Diesel engine

Raymarine Launches New Nav System Family

Raymarine Launches New Nav System Family Raymarine announces an all-new family of Raymarine MFDs called Axiom, game-changers poised to shake up the marine electronics industry.   ‘AXIOM’ is the perfect name for Raymarine’s powerful new multifunction navigation system. With available built-in RealVision 3D sonar, the all new LightHouse 3 operating system,

Vesper Marine Launches Smartais Technology

Vesper Marine Launches Smartais Technology Vesper Marine, a manufacturer of marine safety products, has released its smartAIS technology. Combined with Vesper Marine products, smartAIS provides new capabilities – including the world’s first black box AIS transponder with built-in safety alarms. An active system with smart alarm logic, it

Webasto A/C Series Quiet, Compact

Webasto A/C Series Quiet, Compact An air-conditioned cabin can be a welcome relief on hot, humid nights. The BlueCool S-Series of self-contained air conditioning units from Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America provide energy-efficient climate control in a quiet, compact package. Designed for boats with up to three cabins, the self-contained,

Mercury Marine Expands Its Joystick Technology

Mercury Marine Expands Its Joystick Technology Mercury Marine, a  manufacturer of recreational marine engines, has officially announced the launch of Joystick Piloting for Inboards on single-engine tow sport boats.   The joystick technology allows the engine to work with bow and stern thrusters to provide ultimate vessel control and a superior driving experience for the boater.

Megaware KeelGuard Debuts PontoonGuard

Megaware KeelGuard Debuts PontoonGuard Megaware KeelGuard, Inc., a worldwide supplier of products designed to protect the smallest fishing boats to the largest Coast Guard fleets since 1992, announced today the launch of its newest boat protection product – PontoonGuard. Constructed of a super-strong polymer composite, the patent-pending PontoonGuard is a do-it-yourself,
Shipbuilding News

Bio-Sea, Damen Team Up on BWT Installation

French ballast water treatment manufacturer Bio-Sea and its Dutch partner Damen have just won a new contract for a retrofit system for a Mega Yacht. The Bio-Sea90 system will be installed on the boat. Bio-Sea is indeed one of the Dutch group’s worldwide suppliers for their One Stop BWT Retrofitting Service.

Largest Ever Dutch-built Yacht Launched

Largest Ever Dutch-built Yacht Launched Oceanco’s newly built mega yacht Jubilee, with exterior styling by Lobanov Design, grand interior by Sorgiovanni Designs and owner’s representation by Burgess, is the largest yacht ever built in The Netherlands.    At 110m length over all, 16.4m beam and just over 4,500 GT, the head-turning yacht

Yacht Industry to Reach $51bln by 2020

Yacht Industry to Reach $51bln by 2020  In 2014, the global yacht charter market was valued at USD 35 billion and is projected to reach USD 51 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period, according to Market Report.   Region wise, Eastern Europe is expected to see the largest growth of 7.2% annually with other regions growing at an average rate of 6.

DNV GL to Class Endeavor Expedition Yachts

DNV GL to Class Endeavor Expedition Yachts MV WERFTEN said it has contracted DNV GL for the classification of the Endeavor-class vessels.   The contract includes three 20,000 GT mega yachts, which will be three of the first passenger ships to be classified according to the new DNV GL rules.   Due to become the world’s largest expedition yachts with ice class,

Gulfstream Wins DHS Ferry Contract

Gulfstream Wins DHS Ferry Contract Custom Aluminum Ferry Designed and Built for Long Island Coast Waters   Gulfstream Shipbuilding won a contract through the United States Department of Homeland Security for a passenger/vehicle ferry to service the New York and Connecticut waters. This 118 x 27 x 10.75 ft. crew boat-style vessel will be capable of transporting passengers,

Mag Bay Yachts Appoints Great Lakes Dealer

Mag Bay Yachts Appoints Great Lakes Dealer Mag Bay Yachts Inc. has appointed Reed Yacht Sales as the exclusive dealer in the Great Lakes region.    With locations positioned across the region, Reed Yacht Sales will represent Mag Bay in Grand Haven, Mich.; Lasalle, Mich., and Racine, Wis.    Reed Yacht Sales has ordered a new Mag Bay 33 for

Kleven Delivers 116 m Superyacht

Norway’s Kleven has delivered a 116 m superyacht to its owner, Graeme Hart. The vessel left Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik, Norway this weekend, heading for Germany, where the final completion of the vessel is to be carried out by mid 2017.    “It has been a great pleasure working with Mr Hart and his team on this magnificent project.

Fairline Releases Images of the New Squadron 53

Fairline Releases Images of the New Squadron 53 British luxury boat manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, releases the first computer generated imagery of its stunning new Squadron 53. The boat, which is the third variant from Fairline Yachts’ popular 53ft range, will be launched at Boot Düsseldorf on January 21, 2017.   Renowned superyacht designer,

Ulstein Enters the Yacht Market

Ulstein Enters the Yacht Market The Ulstein Group has secured an order to build its first vessel within the yacht segment: Ulstein Verft has signed a contract to build a yacht for a private owner, one of the world’s biggest ship owners.    "The customer wants the characteristic X-BOW from ULSTEIN, and together with Espen Øino, responsible for the exterior design and GA-plan,

Burgess Marine Acquires Yacht Specialist Global Services

Burgess Marine Acquires Yacht Specialist Global Services  Britain’s largest independent ship repairer and marine engineering services provider, Burgess Marine, has today completed the acquisition of the Superyacht centric procurement specialist Global Services and its sister company Global New Builds.    The acquisition is Burgess Marine’s fifth to date