AKASOL Intros Lithium-Ion Battery
The German expert for lithium-ion battery systems AKASOL announced that, its fast-charging battery systems power a range of prototype vessels including the brand new 31.2m Vanadis hybrid superyacht from Italian builder Cerri Cantieri Navali (CCN).The electric-vehicle battery supplier for commercial vehicles said in a press release that Vanadis, the first in CCN’s new ‘E-Prop’ line of hybrid propulsion motor yachts, is powered by traditional diesel engines and an electric engine, which are supported by generators and AKASOL’s AKASystem 15 OEM battery system.The vessel is capable of cruising short distances and anchoring under electric power…
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…
Raytheon Anschütz INS for Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, together with the Spanish Barreras shipyard of Vigo, have selected Raytheon Anschütz to supply a high-end Integrated Navigation System (INS) of the Synapsis NX generation for the first vessel of a new class of most advanced passenger ships.The INS is part of a larger contract awarded to ABB’s Marine and Ports Business, who are acting as the total ship system provider and integrator to the new class of ships. ABB and Raytheon Anschütz have entered…
Beijer Electronics Unveils X2 Extreme Panels
Beijer Electronics has rolled out its new X2 extreme family of rugged HMIs for tough environments. X2 extreme panels are certified by all major classification societies. Designed to perform in rugged environments and in hazardous areas where gases, vapors and dust are present. Extended environmental capabilities include operating temperatures from -30°C to +70°C, high vibrations and high-pressure wash-downs. X2 extreme panels are available in 7, 12 and 15 inches, all in three versions: Standard versions, high-performance versions and fully sealed high-performance versions.
Meet the "GadCooler"
Ship cooling technology has a new name. Eminating from Finland, Gadcooler is a new ship cooling tech that is designed to save energy. Targeting the ferry and cruise ship sectors to start, the company recently announced its first installation success onboard Eckerö Line's cruise ferry m/s Finlandia over a period of two years. To help savve fuel the system uses existing onboard excess waste heat sources to provide chilled cooling water for the vessel's air-conditioning needs, replacing the need to run onboard cooling compressors.
John Deere Rolls Out Trio of Marine Engines
John Deere Power Systems has expanded its lineup with three new marine engines available for order from early 2018. The new 4.5L PowerTech 4045SFM85 offers high power to weight ratio for repowering and new vessel construction, and is ideal for planing and semi-displacement hulls, the manufacturer said. It has two ratings for light-duty commercial vessels, high-speed governmental applications and high-speed pleasure craft, which includes an M4 rating with 205 kW (275 hp) at 2,600 rpm and M5 rating with 235 kW (315 hp) at 2,800 rpm. The 4045SFM85 propulsion engine ratings will meet U.S.
Ecochlor BWTS Receives USCG Type Approval
Ecochlor's patented BWTS has received USCG Type Approval. The Ecochlor BWTS uses a two-step process that includes filtration and treatment with chlorine dioxide (ClO2). It is completely effective on all aquatic invasive species regardless of water turbidity, salinity or temperature. “The Ecochlor BWTS works just as effectively as it did when first installed in a ship in 2004 without any fundamental changes," said Tom Perlich, President and Founder. "Since that first system was sold…
Caterpillar showcases Cat C7.1 Engine
Caterpillar Marine is showcasing its Cat C7.1 Propulsion Engine at the 2017 Yachts Miami Beach show. Available in three ratings: 507 mhp (373 bkW), 456 mhp (336 bkW) and 406 mhp (298 bkW), all at 2900 rpm, all C7.1 power ratings meet EPA Tier 3, IMO II, EU Recreational Craft Directive and EU Stage IIIA regulations. The C7.1 is ideal for recreational boating applications, specifically smaller vessels and motoryachts ranging from 25 -60 feet in size. The engine features a common rail fuel system enabling optimum combustion and low emissions.
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, the Endeavor newbuildings will be fabricated at MV WERFTEN in Stralsund from 2017 and delivered to luxury cruise line Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises in 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Controllable Pitch Propeller with Water-based Hydraulic System
Otto Piening GmbH, a member company of the DEUTSCHE YACHTEN working group, is venturing for the first time into the development of controllable pitch propellers that can be operated using a water-based hydraulic system in place of oil. This environmentally-friendly, world-first has now been certified by classification society DNV GL and approved for the megayacht market as well as for research, naval and coastguard vessels. More than two million pitch adjustment cycles under full…
Volvo Penta Debuts New Diesel Engine and IPS
Ever since the global financial meltdown of 2008 briefly crippled the world leisure boat market, Volvo Penta adopted a strategy to increase its commercial market share with its family of innovative propulsion systems and controls. Last week off the west coast of Sweden, Maritime Reporter & Engineering News got up close and personal with the new D8 diesel and IPS15 pod, as well as the full range of command and control products courtesy of a day of test drives at Krossholmen, Volvo Penta’s Global Marine Testing Center.
FUCHS Provides Surface Technology In-house
Blasting, painting and drying - FUCHS Fördertechnik AG, member of the DEUTSCHE YACHTEN, Superyachts Germany working group, can now perform all of these operations in-house. Moreover, since the founding of its subsidiary, FUCHS Oberflächentechnik GmbH, it can also offer its complete range of services to external customers. In order to do this, the company, which manufactures cranes for the ship, large yacht, offshore and industry sectors, has expanded its site in Oststeinbek near Hamburg. The new hall has been equipped to meet the demands of the latest surface technologies.
New Recreation Submersible Dives Deep
Triton Submarines LLC, a builder of personal submarines designed for yacht deployment, has launched a new submersible designed to dive to ocean depths of 6,600 feet, transporting passengers deeper than other models in its range. Announcing the new submersible was Triton Submarines CEO L. Bruce Jones, who unveiled plans for the new Triton 6600/2 at a press conference held at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on November 6. “We are excited about this new deep-diving acrylic-hulled sub that will dive twice as deep as our 3300 series submersibles,” Jones said.
Mercury Marine Brings Nauticus Machinery to New Market
Marking the first time the DNV GL's Nauticus Machinery software designed for the shipping industry is being used for recreational size marine engines, Mercury Marine has chosen the software for analysis and validation of inboard and sterndrive engines, including transmission and driveline configurations. Nauticus Machinery’s Torsional Vibration tool is an application for the analysis of torsional vibration. Torsional vibration can cause fatigue in engine components, leading eventually to possible breakage of shafts or other machinery parts.
DNV GL Sponsors Sailing Yacht, Broader View Hamburg
Hamburg’s shipping and sailing community came together at the city’s yacht harbour today, as DNV GL and Hamburgischer Verein Seefahrt (HVS) christened the offshore racing yacht “Broader View Hamburg”. The classification society has taken up the sponsorship of the Andrews 56 vessel to support and encourage more young people to develop their interest in ocean sailing and maritime topics in general. The “Broader View Hamburg” is used for training purposes and takes part in races worldwide. Built by Alan Andrews in 1999, its light frame allows the vessel to sail at speeds of up to 24 knots.
Caterpillar Debuts New Display in Miami
Caterpillar Marine launched the next generation Cat Marine 5-inch display for the marine market, joining the recently-introduced 7” and 13” smart displays designed to integrate seamlessly with the high-end yacht bridges. All three new Cat displays, showcased at the Caterpillar booth at the 2015 Miami International Boat Show, will be fully integrated with Cat marine engines and Cat Three60 propulsion solutions. According to Caterpillar, the new 5” display features an eight push-button user interface…
Class Clash: DNV, GL to Merge
The ever changing face of ship classification has received perhaps its biggest makeover yet, with the announcement this morning (December 20, 2012) that Norway’s Det Norke Veritas (DNV) and Germany’s Germanischer Lloyd (GL) have signed a deal to merge. While the deal is termed a merger, considering that the DNV Foundation will hold 63.5 %, and GL’s owner Mayfair SE will hold 36.5%, and the fact that the new company, to be called DNV GL Group with a combined turnover of approximately $3.3 billion…