Design Technology

Signing of the third SunStone Ships contract on a vessel in the INFINITY class. Photo: Ulstein Design & Solutions

SunStone Orders Third Expedition Cruise Vessel at CMHI Yard

Miami-based  SunStone Ships has declared option number two at CMHI shipyard after signing a long-term charter contract with Victory Cruise Line for the vessel, with a total of three newbuilds now under construction at the Chinese yard.A press release from the manager of passenger ships across the globe said that it  originally placed one firm contract and nine options on Ulstein deliveries of expedition cruise vessel designs and equipment packages back in 2017.All ten vessels are part of SunStone Ships’ series of vessels in the ‘INFINITY-class’.

(l-r): Richard Hooson, Sam Slater and Greg Beach on a recent client visit to Monaco. (Photo: The Landing)

New VR Technology to Transform Yachting, Shipping Industries

The global yachting and shipping industries are queuing up to adopt the very latest in immersive virtual reality visualization, mapping and design technology developed at The Landing, MediaCityUK. VR solutions designed specifically for the yachting industry, as well as for the merchant shipping sector, have been developed by Sam Slater and Richard Hooson, from Manchester, the flagship being their ground breaking Digital Twin application which is set to revolutionize the marine industry.

Oracle Team USA  has won the last two America’s Cup competitions. Photo: Airbus S.A.S

Team Oracle, Airbus Team up to Build Flying Yacht

European planemaker Airbus Group SE has forged a technology partnership with Oracle Team USA as this championship sailing squad prepares to defend its title in the 2017 competition for America’s Cup – which is the oldest international sporting trophy of the modern era (born in 1851), and one of the most difficult to win. As Official Innovation Partner of Oracle Team USA, Airbus is sharing the know-how of its experts in areas such as aerodynamics, instrumentation, simulation, composites…

Image: Simrad Yachting

New Simrad Advanced HD Radar Family

Simrad Yachting, a designer and manufacturer of marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems, announced today the Simrad Advanced HD Digital Radar Family. Combining high-performance open array scanners with a proven history of oceangoing reliability and the latest in digital signal processing, the new Simrad radars offers situational awareness with detection of small or distant targets and minimized screen-clutter. The new lineup includes 6-foot 10kW (TXL-10S-6) and 7-foot 25kW (TXL-25S-7) open array systems…

Boston Whaler Reveals 420 Outrage, Its Largest Vessel Ever

During the 2014 Cannes International Boat Show, which opened September 9, representatives from Boston Whaler introduced the all-new 420 Outrage, a boat with incredible comfort, capability and cutting-edge features. “The 420 Outrage is the largest Boston Whaler ever produced,” said Jeff Vaughn, vice president of sales, marketing and customer service. “ It all began by asking, ‘How can we push beyond the limits of what’s possible in a center console boat?’ We’ve found our answer in the 420 Outrage .

Boston Whaler Unveils its Largest Model to Date

The stage was set during the 2014 Miami International Boat Show, where Boston Whaler hosted its annual press event on Thursday. As remarks drew to a close, President Huw Bower stepped forward to announce a special unveiling. Pulling the curtain from a large display revealed an intricate, three-foot scale model—a perfect replica of the coming 420 Outrage. “You’re looking at what will be the largest Boston Whaler ever produced,” Jeff Vaughn, vice president of sales, marketing and customer service, addressed the crowd. “It all began by asking…