Fiberglass

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.

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

Elegance, Testosterone Dominate M/Y Ironman’s interior

Specializing in one of a kind creations, architectural interior designer Alfred Karram Jr, has never replicated the same design in his 32 year career, although he retained the striking, cool color scheme for M/Y Ironman, his second superyacht for the same private owner.A semi-displacement tri-deck motoryacht manufactured by Benetti in fiberglass and carbon fi-ber, Ironman is 140-feet with a 28-foot beam. “We would never repeat a design on any project,” said Alfred Karram Jr. “Upon delivery of the 125’ Ironman…

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Sales Update: 164-ft. Christensen HULL #042

Hull Number 042 by Christensen Yachts offers the unique opportunity to build and personalize a new yacht with full warranties, in time for the fall of 2019. This large-volume yacht features Christensen’s latest design details and engineering unmatched by her predecessors. Her striking contemporary interior will feature accommodations for up to 16 guests in 6 staterooms with a voluminous master suite located on the main deck, complemented by a full-width VIP suite, and 4 equally impressive guest staterooms on the lower deck. Accommodations for up to 16 guests in 6 staterooms incl.

Photo: Merle Wood & Associates

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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Marinemax Acquires Pensacola Marina

MarineMax, the nation’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, announced  that it has acquired the Bahia Mar Marina in Pensacola, Fla. Located on the Bayou Chico Channel, Bahia Mar Marina is a full-service marina with a 50 ton travel lift, working boat yard, large dry storage and on-site facilities for fiberglass, paint and bottom work. This facility also has covered and open wet slips, as well as a ship’s store. Other amenities include laundry, showers, restrooms, and a fuel dock offering non-Ethanol gas, diesel, and pump-out services. Bahia Mar Marina is also home to one of Pensacola’s most popular waterfront restaurants, The Oar House.

NMMA Recognizes 46 Boat and Engine Manufacturers

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA)  announced 46 recipients of the 2015 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Awards for excellence in customer satisfaction. Award recipients were acknowledged this morning during the annual Industry Breakfast at the 2016 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show  in Miami. The Marine Industry CSI Awards honor manufacturers who actively measure customer satisfaction and pursue continuous improvement to better serve the customer. Award recipients achieved…

NMMA Recognizes 52 Boat and Engine Manufacturers with CSI Awards

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced 52 recipients of the 2016 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Awards for excellence in customer satisfaction. Award recipients were acknowledged this morning during the Innovation Breakfast at the 2017 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show in Miami. The Marine Industry CSI Awards honor boat and engine manufacturers who actively measure customer satisfaction and pursue continuous improvement to better serve their customers. Award recipients…

Marine Fuel Tank Sweeper

The #9040PN Marine Fuel Tank Sweeper from Innovative Products of America (IPA) removes water, impurities and sludge from fuel tanks and bilges. Durable, 25 GPM pneumatic-diaphragm pump, 30 micron particulate blocking and 10 micron water blocking filters with clear sight glass, quickly and efficiently remove contaminants, dirt, water, algae and sludge from marine fuel tanks. The #9040PN has a three-way ball valve, allowing users to bypass the filters for bulk transfer of fuel or water. Once transferred, the filters can be switched back on to remove finer particles and polish the fuel.

#9040PN Marine Fuel Tank Sweeper (Image: Innovative Products of America)

Better Way Products Expands Custom Capabilities

Known in the marine sector for its dock boxes, Better Way Products is a provider of OEM fiberglass parts. From its founding 30 years ago, it has grown to become one of the largest composite manufacturers in the U.S. This accomplishment is due in great part to its continual investment in new technologies. The company routinely builds intricate, multi-piece molds that maximize design intent. Recent examples of its capabilities can be found on Smoker Craft, Manitou and Avalon boats.

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New HD Underwater Ocean Camera

OceanLED introduced its new “EYES” HD underwater ocean camera - the premier underwater video camera for yachts and boats of all sizes. OceanLED new EYES HD can be mounted anywhere, including the cockpit, allowing the owner to capture the magic of his/her very own underwater aquarium in full 1080p High Definition video from any vantage point. EYES HD is the ideal way to capitalize on the moment the fish strikes or when one is lucky enough to swim with the dolphins. The Tritonium optical lens is also scratch and sea growth resistant. Ocean LED new EYES HD can also be used to increase security and provide proof of the winning catch.

Ocean Master Revamps Its 31' Center Console

Ocean Master Marine has significantly upgraded its 31-foot center console sport fishing boat, with design changes to the running bottom for improvements in acceleration, top speed and fuel economy. Additionally, a flat deck becomes an option in the 2017 Tournament Model. Furthermore, two sets of lifting rails were added, a V pad with its own lifting rails and two inset lifting rails aft. These changes have improved the Ocean Master 31's maneuverability, generated greater stability and enhanced performance.

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ASIS Introduces Flat Foam Push Bow RIB

ASIS Boats once more comes up with an innovation for marina operators, a special rigid inflatable boat with a flat foam push bow and a bow pull post, in order for the marina operators to be able to maneuver mega yachts and big yachts in case of distress or high wind, to assist them to moor safely. This specially customized Marina Operations Rigid Inflatable Boat was delivered to Meeras Holding for their newly developed marina along the shores of the Dubai creek. ASIS Boats was able once again to customize the RIB design to meet the customer’s un-met needs.

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New Helm Chairs from Taco Marine

The Capri Deluxe is available with a standard rollback bolster seat, a fixed seat and adjustable armrests (pictured right). A smaller version is available without armrests for tight spaces. It is also available as a 36” or 40” wide bench-style seat. Optional matching seat slides are available for all Capri Deluxe seats. Made in the U.S. with premium quality marine-grade vinyl that has been treated with anti-microbial and UV stabilizers, the Capri Deluxe features a durable fiberglass seat back, plush foam padding for durable support and stainless steel construction.

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ASIS Delivers First 9.8m Amphibious RIB

Following the success of the ASIS Amphibious RIBs 7.1 and 6.1m, and in response to popular demand; ASIS just developed, tested and delivered its biggest amphibious RIB ever manufactured yet; A 9.8 meter Black Rigid Inflatable Amphibious boat. This boat is intended for private use, and will reach its owner in The United States in September. The Sealegs amphibious system available on the ASIS 9.8m RIB consists of motorized, retractable and steerable wheels, powering the boat with off-water capabilities The entire system is marinised and stays completely out of the water while underway.

Amphibious Craft (Photo: ASIS)

Benetti's Mediterraneo 116' Makes World Debut

Benetti is attending the US show once again this year, from February 15 to 19, where it will be exhibiting M/Y Mr Loui, the latest Mediterraneo 116’ unit, with exteriors by Giorgio M. Cassetta and interiors designed by Ezequiel Farca and the Benetti Interior Style Department. Benetti will present the second Mediterraneo 116’ unit in its world debut at the Miami Yacht Show. The exteriors of this 35.5 meter fiberglass and carbon fiber yacht in the Class Product Lines feature big glazed surfaces and sleek…

M/Y Mr Loui (Photo: Benetti)

Benetti Launches Second Delfino 95'

Launched in Viareggio Delfino 95’ “Uriamir”. This second model in the Class product line has exteriors by Giorgio M. Cassetta. The second Delfino 95’ unit built, BD102, was successfully launched. “Uriamir” is a 28.95-meter displacement vessel in the Classic category, with a fiberglass hull and a carbon fiber superstructure. This model, which is permeated by the ‘Made in Italy’ ethos, offers exceptional comfort and unbelievably livable spaces. The exteriors are styled by Giorgio M. Cassetta.

Photo: Benetti

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.

A salt deposit on a muffler indicates a “weeping” spot where water is escaping. How to fix a leaking muffler is a question frequently asked of the exhaust systems experts at Centek Industries. (Photo: Centek Industries)

Palumbo Announced Its First Launch of 2018

Palumbo Superyachts has announced the first launch of 2018: it's EXTRA 76’ the forerunner  of a new range of boats by ISA Yachts that will develop a new cruise concept.EXTRA as “Extra ordinary”, the first born of the range is a yacht with unique features. Unusual lines, smaller dimensions, an innovative ‘concept of use’: EXTRA 76 is designed to meet the needs of those who want to get closer to the world of yachting, enjoying full contact with nature and in a spirit of full conviviality with their guests or family.Designed by Francesco Guida…

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Bellingham Marine Completes Blu Harbor Marina

Bellingham Marine was contracted by The PAULS Corporation, a private development group based in Denver, to engineer, design and manufacture a new concrete floating dock system for the Blu Harbor community development in Redwood City, Calif. The project consisted of the removal of the outdated marina and the engineering and erection of a new concrete floating dock system. The new development includes a 64-slip marina, 402 apartments, a human powered watercraft launch dock and a saltwater pool.

Photo: Bellingham Marine