Yanmar, Catana Partner
Demand for catamarans is increasing, especially in the burgeoning charter market, as a result, a new partnership between a pioneering French boat builder and a Japanese marine engine manufacturer is already making big waves in this growing sector of the maritime market.For Catana President Olivier Poncin, enabling customers to discover new horizons was one of the main reasons that drove him to design a new ‘Bali’ range of catamarans. Launched in 2014, they have attracted a phenomenal…
Mastry to Host ABYC Diesel Engine Certification Course
St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Mastry Engine Center will host an American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Diesel Engine Certification course, July 31–Aug. 2.Course instructor Curt Ainsworth will cover diesel engine theory of operation, troubleshooting and marine-specific installation requirements. Students with engine manufacturer training will benefit by learning key ABYC standards. A passing score on the 185-question exam will provide 32 CEUs and nationally accredited ABYC certification. Training will be in Mastry's classroom facility…
Torqeedo Acquired by DEUTZ
Independent engine manufacturer DEUTZ announced it has acquired Torqeedo, provider of electric drive systems for watercraft. As an independent subsidiary of DEUTZ AG, Torqeedo will continue product development under its established Torqeedo brand and with its current leadership. Founded 12 years ago in Starnberg, Germany, and supported by venture capital so far, DEUTZ said the acquisition marks a new phase in its development. “As part of DEUTZ, Torqeedo will realize substantial opportunities in the areas of industrialization, supply chain management, sales and service.
MarQuip Builds Exhaust with Silencer and SCR
Manufacturer of underwater exhaust outlets and water-cooled exhaust systems MarQuip said it is creating a marinized IMO TIER III-certified exhaust system for an Italian shipyard. Working in close cooperation with its partners, the Dutch company has developed a fully custom module silencer/SCR system that will combine the working principles of Selective Catalytic Reduction – which eliminates most harmful NOX compounds – with highly efficient noise reduction. The silencer/SCR module is fitted on MarQuip’s water-injection piece with underwater exhaust…
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)…
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.
GPLink is Now NMEA 2000 Compatible
gplink is a remote monitoring and notification system that utilizes a worldwide network of GSM and low orbit satellites to transmit data and stats about a vessels' propulsion systems in near real-time. Previously only available on larger inboard yachts and commercial vessels, the technology now connects to any NMEA 2000 backbone with the ability to monitor up to five engines with a single box and provide around-the-clock live monitoring for affordable, reliable protection. Monitoring a vessel's location…
Mercury Marine in Expanded Partnership with Chaparral
Mercury Marine, the world's leading manufacturer of recreational marine propulsion engines, has announced an expanded partnership with Chaparral to include the Robalo brand. The partnership will focus on Mercury's world-class outboard product offerings and give Robalo customers the opportunity to experience the power of Mercury Marine and continue the engine manufacturer's growth in key saltwater markets. "The Robalo line-up of center console boats is outstanding, and we're delighted to expand our relationship with Chaparral to include Robalo," said John Pfeifer, Mercury Marine president.
Marine Exhaust Systems FAQ
Company experts at Centek Industries' headquarters in Thomasville, Ga., frequently receive questions about the design, engineering and manufacturing of custom marine exhaust systems. Here are three of the questions asked most frequently, along with answers from Centek. 1. How do I make my boat quieter? This one is right in our wheel house. There are several options available when it comes to sound attenuation for both propulsion and generator engines. Centek assigns a rating to their standard exhaust products with the range going from Good to Better to Best.
Honda Marine Offers New Finance Program
Outboard marine engine manufacturer Honda Marine informs it has chosen inventory finance company Northpoint Commercial Finance as the exclusive provider of a new finance program designed to provide a flexible approach to floorplanning boat/motor/trailer packages for original equipment manufacturers and dealers. By working closely with OEMs, Northpoint and Honda will help dealers reduce their Honda loose outboard financing cost. The program will allow Honda to design programs specific to the OEM and dealer needs in the marine engine market, the company said.
Livorsi Launches New Throttle Lineup
Livorsi Marine introduced the all new Platinum Series throttles, which they say are designed to be more ergonomically comfortable to the operator while being lighter and more compact for fitting into tight spaces. The Platinum series is finished with a two-coat process which helps prevent corrosion and can be configured for single or multiple engine's for drives, transmissions, jet drives or buckets. The throttles are available in three throttle/shift configurations: fully mechanical, fully electric or hybrid mechanical/electric.