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VETUS Introduces New Thursters

The VETUS BOW PRO Boosted Series has been expanded with two new larger VETUS BOW PRO Boosted thruster models – the BOWB180 and BOWB210VETUS is expanding its BOW PRO thruster portfolio, its range combining the latest thruster motor technology with an advanced motor controller  for near silent operation and precision proportional control.Featuring all the technical advantages of the BOW PRO series, the VETUS BOW PRO Boosted Series has been expanded with two new larger VETUS BOW…

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KNUD E. HANSEN Designs Wind Cruise Vessel

KNUD E. HANSEN has announced its latest design, a 110-meter Wind Cruise Vessel. This is a sail-assisted cruise vessel that can accommodate up to 100 passengers and has a range of 6000 nautical miles. This design is aimed at the adventure-cruise market and will appeal to passengers who prefer a more intimate cruise experience while visiting destinations that are inaccessible by larger ships.By leveraging its vast experience in the design of small to medium sized expedition cruise vessels, KNUD E. HANSEN has produced a design that addresses a number of growing trends in the cruise industry.

Baltic Yachts Builds 117ft Custom Classic

Finland-based boatbuilding yard specialized in sailing yachts, Baltic Yachts has been commissioned to build an advanced composite 117ft Custom Classic sloop from the board of renowned Dutch designers Dykstra Naval Architects.A release from the shipyard said that the yacht has distinctive pilot cutter-style features, including a straight stem, bowsprit, counter stern and deep bulwarks, but a very modern approach to emissions and the environment.There will be a notable emphasis on efficiency with features such as ‘smart’ cabins…

Electric Fuel's New Marine Lithium Batteries

Electric Fuel, a globally recognized manufacturer of professional batteries, will present its new 12V high energy density lithium-Iron-Phosphate marine battery at the Boot Düsseldorf 2019 Show, which will take place on January 19-27, 2019.The new ELP-12V1450Wh battery was successfully tested onboard professional river boats and yachts. The impressive results led several skippers to equip their boats with the new battery during the world famous Mini-Transat La Boulangère. The trans-Atlantic race will take place during November 2019.The new ELP-12V1450Wh offers the following capabilities:Up to 3…

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Interview: John Canada, President, Ocean5 Naval Architects

John Canada founded Ocean 5 Naval Architects in 2007, arguably the worst time in history to start a maritime company as the industry was just entering the worst downturn in a generation. But more than 10 years later, and with the industry still in recover mode, Canada and his company are still standing. Ocean5 has become synonymous with sportfish, luxury, performance and composite high speed small craft naval architecture, and the company’s international presence is founded on patrol craft…

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Rolls-Royce Yacht Concept Features Hybrid Propulsion

Rolls-Royce has unveiled a new luxury yacht concept designed to showcase the advantages of advanced ship intelligence solutions and hybrid propulsion based on LNG fuel and battery power. Introduced during the Global Superyacht Forum (GSF) in Amsterdam, the Crystal Blue yacht and its attendant support vessel Blue Shadow have been developed to enable new thinking in yacht design and propulsion by optimizing the yacht’s super structure for greater guest use and comfort. One of the…

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Solar-powered Boat Production Expanded in Kerala

Minster for Fisheries, Ports & Excise, Kerala inaugurated the launch of first 4 Navgathi Marine passenger solar boats SunCRZ9 in Kerala, India. Navgathi Marine is planning to boost Indian tourism with Sun CRZ series of solar boats. The latest 4 passenger solar boat SunCRZ 9 was inaugurated by Kerala fisheries & ports minister, Shri. K. Babu during the save power expo 2013 at Le Meridian Hotel Cochin. Navgathi say that these boats are going to be the future of Kerala tourism. Later Minister discussed with Mr.

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Deep Blue at London Boat Show

The world’s most powerful production electric outboard . Torqeedo, market leaders in the fast growing electric outboard motor industry, will be showcasing the newly launched - and overall winner of the prestigious DAME award - Deep Blue electric outboard system at the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show taking place from 12th to 20th January 2013, together with the full range of Torqeedo high-tech outboards. During the show, Torqeedo will be demonstrating the ground-breaking 80 HP Deep Blue electric outboard system from its berth…

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Sailboat Water Turbine Doubles Energy Production

Watt&Sea Hydrogenerators produce power with a water turbine housed in a computer-optimized hydrodynamic design. Once a sailboat has left the docks, is totally isolated from utility (grid) power. The production of energy on any boat is crucial to powering communications, navigation lighting and other energy consuming devices. Operating diesel engines and generators are costly, noisy and are environmentally unsanitary. The clean energy solution is the Watt&Sea Hydrogenerator, which easily deploys off the back of the cruising or racing vessel efficiently generating power for energy independence.