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Andy Scott (Photo: MCI)

MCI Sees Turnover by Quarter

Dorset, UK maritime company Marine Components International has increased turnover by a quarter in the last 12 months under new management.New deals in the superyacht and motor boat sectors across the UK and Europe have ramped up turnover to $1.76million, nearly double sales from two years ago at the company which provides distribution and technical support for a range of manufacturers.MCI managing director Andy Scott, who took over the Poole headquartered company in 2017, said…

Project Phoenix 130 rendering by Lazzara Ombres Architects.

PROJECT PHOENIX. RISING 2020.

Project Phoenix Series is a revolutionary spec build, representing the collaboration of an American design and engineering team and a South Korean shipyard constructing the first superyacht in the world’s leading shipbuilding nation.Lazzara Ombres Architects of Tampa, Fla. partnered with BongChul “BC” Kim of GHI Shipyard to build their 130-foot, aluminum luxury sport superyacht design. With the vessel’s hull and superstructure now complete for the five stateroom vessel, interior and outfitting will commence with the vision of interior designer Alexandre Thiriat. Mr.

“ ... the best expedition vessel ever built ... ” 
Nikolaos Doulis, Senior Vice President, New Buildings, Lindblad Expeditions, and the model of National Geographic Endurance at the tank testing facility, sporting Ulstein’s signature ‘XBox’. Photo: Lindblad Expeditions

"The best expedition cruise ship ever"

A cruise industry veteran of more than 25 years, Nikolaos Doulis, Lindblad Expeditions’ SVP, New Buildings, discusses with Maritime Reporter & Engineering News the build plan for “the best expedition cruise ship ever built.”Born in Greece to a seafaring family, Nikolaos Doulis was destined for a maritime career. His father was a ship captain and eventually a ship owner, and to support the family business he wanted his son to have an engineering education. So at the age of 14, Doulis started spending more time in and around ships…

Photos by Steven Greenbaum

Marine Trader Trawler Refit Evokes Style, Decorator Flair

Vision, the relentless pursuit of perfection and a large bankroll transformed this 43-foot trawler into a beautiful yacht with an extensive range of amenities.Manufactured by Marine Trader in 1984, M/Y The Giuliana is a collector Sundeck Trawler restored with exquisite brightwork, impeccable woodworking and joinery detail with decorator nautical flare.With a complete retrofit in 2015, the owner stripped her down from stem to stern, restoring with a megayacht-quality interior and amenities of a new…

(Photo: SMS Group)

Superyacht Returns to the Water after Major Overhaul

Southampton, U.K. headquartered ship repairer and marine engineering services provider, SMS, has launched the classic superyacht MY Alicia from its covered 60m dry dock in the heart of the city.Peter Morton, the CEO of The SMS Group comments: “Today’s launch is a major positive milestone in another huge refit project for The SMS Group, all our colleagues and all our suppliers. It’s big, big news. As a company we are genuinely thrilled to have had the inspiration and support of another truly exceptional British businessman…

Lady A (Marine Software LTD)

Superyacht "Lady A" Uses Marine Software

U.K. based Marine Software supplied the Superyacht "Lady A" with the Marine Purchasing (MPSWin) package. This comes after successful implementation of the Marine Planned Maintenance (MPMWin) package, where Marine Software originally constructed the planned maintenance database to incorporate main machinery and ancillary equipment.Lady A's Ship Manager has installed the office package, combined with Marine Software’s Cloud based data replication services (ADR), allowing them to monitor planned maintenance activities…

Deltamarin: Deal to Design Polar Class 6 Mega Yacht

Deltamarin signed a contract with Norwegian Yacht Voyages AS for conceptual design and consultancy services for the M/Y Caroline expedition mega yacht project. Deltamarin will provide conceptual design together with selected architect partners, covering the development of the technical design and documentation. “We are very proud to announce our partnership with Norwegian Yacht Voyages to develop this ambitious project, which is to be the greenest mega yacht we have seen to date. Deltamarin has an excellent track record of designing highly energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly passenger vessels…

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Rolls-Royce Yacht Concept Features Hybrid Propulsion

Rolls-Royce has unveiled a new luxury yacht concept designed to showcase the advantages of advanced ship intelligence solutions and hybrid propulsion based on LNG fuel and battery power. Introduced during the Global Superyacht Forum (GSF) in Amsterdam, the Crystal Blue yacht and its attendant support vessel Blue Shadow have been developed to enable new thinking in yacht design and propulsion by optimizing the yacht’s super structure for greater guest use and comfort. One of the…

The presidential yacht, Potomac, recently underwent maintenance drydocking at Bay Ship and Yacht in Alameda, Calif. (Photo: Business Wire)

FDR’s Yacht Plies the Waters of San Francisco Bay

President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidential yacht, Potomac, is once again plying the waters of San Francisco Bay after undergoing a maintenance drydocking at Bay Ship and Yacht in Alameda, Calif. Long known as the “Floating White House,” she served as the presidential yacht until his death in 1945. She has a storied past from her start as a Presidential yacht to the King’s yacht (Elvis Presley) and several other lives in-between. Now under management of the Potomac Association, she is under constant care and refurbishment to combat the elements of time.

Torqeedo’s award-winning Cruise POD Drive

Torqeedo to Showcase Electric Motors in London

Torqeedo, a leader in the fast growing electric propulsion industry and winner of the Overall DAME Award at METSTRADE Show 2016, is set to build on its recent successes, exhibiting at London Boat Show 2017. Many of the current Torqeedo models will be on show this year, including the award-winning Cruise Fixed Pod (FP) range – which was crowned Overall DAME Award winner at the 2016 METSTRADE, following its win in the Machinery, Propulsion, Mechanical and Electrical Systems and Fittings category.

Photo: Hubbell Marine

GFCI Receptacles Provide Added Safety Afloat

The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) recommends using ground fault protected receptacles where there's potential for water exposure, such as heads, galleys, machinery spaces or a weather deck. Fully compliant with the newest UL 943 Standards, the Hubbell Marine GFCI duplex receptacle automatically monitors ground fault circuit interrupting functionality every 3 hours or less. If an event occurs, it interrupts the power supply and limits the duration of any electrical current flow. After tripping, the receptacle is reset by pushing a button on its face.

Presentation of the DNV GL certificate by Dr. Olaf Richter (right) in the presence of his inspector, Dieter Ekat (2nd from left) who supported the test series, to Piening boss Mathias Pein (2nd from right) and his designer, Pierre Adam (left). (Phjoto: Otto Piening GmbH)

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…

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Josh Perkins

Boating Fatalities Low in 2015 -USCG

The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2015 Recreational Boating Statistics report Tuesday, revealing that boating fatalities nationwide that year totaled 626, the third-lowest number of yearly boating fatalities on record. From 2014 to 2015, injuries decreased from 2,678 to 2,613, a 2.4 percent decrease; deaths increased from 610 to 626, a 2.6 percent increase; and the total number of accidents increased from 4,064 to 4,158, a 2.3 percent increase. The report also shows that in 2015 the fatality rate of 5.3 deaths per 100…

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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.

Using ESPRIT CAM to prepare a rod coupling for Karver System prior to machining

3D Machining Puts Wind in the Sails

Established in 1984 as a company dedicated to engineering marine motors, Armor Mécanique is situated in the port of Lorient. And while the coastal view remained picturesque, the ensuing years brought change. The company, founded by Marcel Février, is now dedicated to precision engineering and boilermaking. In 2005, upon Février’s retirement, experienced precision engineer Franck Vincent took on management of the company. Upon taking up the reins of Armor Mécanique, Vincent found that he had quite a lot on his plate.

Clarksons Research estimates that by 2020 the convergence between IT and shipbuilding will be worth $35 billion. Pictured is Frank Coles, Inmarsat.

Internet at Sea: Staying Connected

The maritime industry is at a crossroads, with a dearth of next-generation talent willing and available for a life at sea, yet increasing demands for efficiency and clarity of operations. At this crossroads lies modern communication technology, the connective tissue that can help to cure many of the industry’s ills, as Frank Coles, President of Inmarsat Maritime, contends. Commercial shipping will always remain a pivotal link in the global transport chain, but the very nature…

Dr. Shrink's Extra-Wide Shrink Wrap

Larger and oversized assets need just as much protection from the elements as smaller items. Now they can be shrink wrapped just as easily with Dr. Shrink’s new 60’ wide premium shrink wrap. With the large width, it’s much simpler to cover extra-large machinery, boats or other equipment during transport or storage. It also enables one-piece coverage, further streamlining the shrink wrap process. www.dr-shrink.com (As published in the July 2014 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeReporter)

Dometic Debuts Engineering Team for Ship-wide Ventilation

Dometic Marine, a division of Dometic Group, a global provider of leisure products for the marine, truck, caravan, motor home and automotive markets, has unveiled its new, dedicated team of ship-wide ventilation experts, who specialize in providing customized design, engineering support and consultation services to the global marine industry. Led by Dometic application engineers Neil Norton and Nelson Frolund, the Dometic Marine ship-wide ventilation team will focus exclusively on designing and implementing installation of smoke and fire dampers, axial fans and blowers, mist eliminators and accessories for boat builders, integrators and owners.

The modernized steel hull Columbia replica is based on the classic 1923 design. (Photo: Eastern Shipbuilding Group)

Eastern's Columbia on Display in Fort Lauderdale

Eastern Shipbuilding Group’s reengineered Columbia, built from the original design plans of the classic 1923 Essex-built schooner, will be on display at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 30-November 3, 2014. The original Columbia, a 141’ classic Gloucester Fishing Schooner designed by William Starling Burgess, built at the historic A.D. Story shipyard of Essex, Massachusetts and launched April 17, 1923, was bred for speed, challenging – and nearly defeating – Canada’s legendary Bluenose schooner in the International Fishermen’s Cup Races in Halifax.