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Reliant Yachts Launches X40T Limousine Tender

The X40T Limousine Tender, a unique custom 40-footer envisioned as a modern Venetian water taxi by Reliant Yachts partners Dave MacFarlane and Jim Ewing. The X40T is one of a trio of tenders for a new superyacht, and the Tender has the same clean lines and powerful hull shape as its sistership, the X40 Express. All three boats, including the surprisingly versatile X40L Lander, share a 40-foot overall length, an expanse of teak (or Flexiteek) deck, and metallic silver paint jobs…

 This stern-quarter view shows the very utilitarian covered after deck with room for crab traps and other cargo. Photo: Haig-Brown/Cummins

Meet the Fathom 40 & 43

Contemporary composite cruisers are designed so similarly that finding your boat in a crowded marina can be a challenge. Such will not be a problem for owners of the latest incarnation of the well-regarded Fathom 40 and 43. Long time builder Roy Parkinson of Park Isle Marine Ltd. in Sooke BC bought the 20 molds required to build the boat from a US owner in 2017. Adding his own design touches, to the original Greg Marshall design, he built a demonstration vessel incorporating a lot of improvements and additional quality to the no nonsense look of the boat.

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Reliant Yachts Unveils Unique New Build

Reliant Yachts of Newport, R.I. has announced a new build under contract for a 40’ tender utilizing the X series platform. Ewing continues, “The X40L is many things: superyacht luxury tender, car carrier, utility vehicle, landing craft, dining tender, scuba platform, water disco, floating galley, and jet boat … and I probably have left something out. The design was in collaboration with a client with specific and clear requirements for this boat, and I don’t believe we would have developed a design such as this without the creative push from our client”.

An aerial view of the village fleet rafted up at Krilo Jesenice (Photo courtesy Mladin family)

Krilo Jesenice: Village of the Cruisers

Driving south on the coastal highway from the ancient city of Split in Croatia in late October, one is amazed to come on a forest of masts. These are not your usual sailboat masts lined in orderly rows in a marina, they are masts of all shapes and they are supported by a range of what at first appear to be spectacularly well maintained mega-yachts. A few are classic, bright finished wood but bold, white, steel-hulled ships with cruise ship style raked bows predominate. On the shore…

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Cummins Unveils New EPA Tier 3 Marine Generator

Cummins Inc. has expanded the power range of its U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 3 certified marine generator product line. Cummins will now feature a new Onan Marine QD series generator with a power range of 40 kWe to 65 kWe, offering customers reduced emissions with the quietest operation in the industry, according to the manufacturer. The series’ expanded power range was announced during the Miami International Boat Show, and comes as recreational vessels are requiring more electrical capacity to power increasing house loads.

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Yacht & Villa Appoints New Central Agency

Yacht & Villa has announced their appointment as Exclusive Worldwide Central Agents listing for the Natalya 86 currently under construction at the AvA Yachts based facility in the Antalya Free Zone in Turkey. The Natalya 86 presents a superb opportunity for an owner to have a brand new 26m long-range, aluminium motoryacht finished to their own requirements and delivered in 2018. Currently being built on spec by AvA Yachts, the Natalya 86’s hull and superstructure are complete with interior completely ready for fitting out.

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Yacht Class Working Boats

Croatian tourism has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. The great bulk of this is along the Adriatic coast where, as it has for centuries, life revolves around the sea. Tourists rent sail boats, take coastal cruises or travel to the many island that sit in the crystal Adriatic waters along the length of Croatia. A popular way of experiencing the coast and its islands, is to hire a speed boat and have a knowledgeable local skipper take you out for a day trip. There are…

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Livorsi Introduces QR Series DTS Controls

Livorsi Marine has rolled out its new QR Series Throttles (Quick Response) designed specifically for Mercury Marine's DTS compatible engines. The shorter levers make this control great for tight dash spaces and allows for quicker response time. These ergonomic ally designed knobs are very comfortable on the palm of your hand. With up to three trim switches integrated into the knob, your hand  never has to leave the control. Electronic shifting and throttle make it easier to maneuver in tight  docking spaces.

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A Traditional Ship with a Contemporary Heart

Old photos show mid-nineteenth century sailing ships abandoned in the San Francisco Bay area by crews who caught gold fever. Some of these abandoned hulls lie under the modern day city of San Francisco. Over in Sausalito, just to the north of the famous Golden Gate Bridge, what may well be the spirit of one of those buried vessels has taken shape under the direction of Captain Alan Olson, who has several decades of experience building and restoring and sailing classic wooden ships.

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Vanquish: Speed, Innovation, Luxury, Fun

There was a time when high-quality inboard-powered launches served to take people out to anchored yachts. Then a range of luxury sport boats was built for day cruises. Now, the art and design of day boats has been upped by a factor of ten. The 14.95 by 4.5-meter Vanquish VQ48 is designed for ease of operation with stunning power and acceleration and agility without compromising sea-keeping abilities. Topside the open deck space has seating or reclining spaces for up to 19 people on a variety of settees that simultaneously provide ample storage for water toys.

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Cummins Introduces C Command Connect at METS

After its launch at the International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) in the U.S. last month, Cummins Inc., will introduce C Command Connect to European original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) 2016 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. An extension of the C Command product line, C Command Connect is a panel system designed for Cummins Quantum Series QSB6.7, QSC8.3, QSL9 and QSM11 marine engines. A basic system (C Command Connect)…

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Cummins Brings its Marine Engines to Monaco

Cummins Inc. announced it will return to the Monaco Yacht Show after a seven-year hiatus, marking the first time the company exhibits its full marine offering, including engines and generator sets, at the event. Cummins Onan marine generators have long been present in the super yacht segment, and while Cummins large marine engines have enjoyed success in the commercial marine market, the engines are just recently being considered for larger recreational marine applications. Cummins large marine engines…

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Cummins Marine Engines RCD 2 Certified

Cummins Inc. has announced that its QSB6.7, QSC8.3, QSL9 and QSM11 marine engines have been certified to the new Recreational Craft Directive 2013/53/EU (RCD 2) emissions regulation. RCD 2 applies to any recreational watercraft with a hull length between 2.5 meters and 24 meters. Certification comes ahead of the Jan. 18, 2017, mandatory implementation date for RCD 2, making Cummins one of the first marine diesel manufacturers to have its products certified. All Quantum Series propulsion ratings previously available with RCD 1 certification are now certified to the stricter RCD 2 standard.

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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. The new boat order follows the shipyard’s delivery of three sister- ships for the company in 2009. Delivery of the first new vessel is scheduled for 2016. According to Costas Markou…

Steyr Pulls Its Weight

Located 50 miles north of Houston, Texas, is Lake Conroe. Nestled in the piney woods, it's a hotspot for recreational boating and fishing. When people on the water suddenly find themselves stuck on a submerged stump or have engine problems, Captain Gary Lewis of TowBoatUS Lewis Towing & Salvage is ready with a hawser. And Laborde Products is keeping him up and running with a new long-lasting, powerful Steyr engine. Seven years ago, Lewis installed a six-cylinder Steyr MO256H43 diesel engine into his 19' Holen.

International Boat Show Cruises into Cartagena Harbor

For the third year in a row, the Cartagena International Boat Show (CIBS) will set anchor at the Cartagena Convention Center where they expect to draw close to 5,000 visitors from around the world on March 21, 22 and 23, 2015. Exhibitors from around the world will showcase the newest boats, from luxury motor and sailing yachts to personal watercraft and sport fishers, including powerboats, sailboats, jet boats and electric boats, as well as the latest cutting-edge electronics, engines and marine accessories.

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First MTU Powered Boat Monitored by GPLink

GPLink’s remote monitoring equipment has been installed on hundreds of Cat powered vessels throughout the world. The company has recently announced that its product has received its first integration on a non-Caterpillar power package. In March, Spencer Yachts splashed their latest build, an 87-foot sportfish yacht named Bangarang, equipped with twin MTU M94 2600 horsepower diesels capable of propelling this mammoth vessel to a cruising speed of 40 knots. These powerful engines are also the first MTUs to receive the GPLink Remote Monitoring system.

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NISI’s XPRESSO Series Introduced

The first model in NISI’s XPRESSO multihull series—NISI 50 XPRESSO—represents the culmination of decades of development and design in the power multihull market: a high speed multihull purposely designed and developed by people with a unique combination of knowledge and skills. Codenamed “X50,” this XPRESSO is introduced as the fifth NISI model in the company’s collection. The highly anticipated X50 is the first multi-hull to focus on the desires of traditional monohull owners.

New Air Regulator from TDI Improves Air Flow Consumption

Tech Development (TDI) introduces its new TurboFlow Air Regulator which the company says dramatically improves air delivery to the start system. The TurboFlow Regulator combined with other TDI start system components provides perfectly matched air-flow to the turbine starter for improved reliability and significant system savings. “One of our marine customers was looking to get more than the three starts they were receiving from their air reservoir using a competitive pre-engaged turbine starter,” states Dave Rawlins, Senior Product Manager at TDI.