Marine

Maritimo X60R powered by Scania (Photo: Scania USA)

Scania Expands Partnership with Maritimo

Engine manufacturer Scania is expanding its its longstanding partnership with luxury yacht builder Maritimo to include boats built for the United States and Canada. Effective immediately, Scania’s 16-liter V8 and 13-liter in-line six-cylinder engines with industry-leading power-to-weight ratio will be standard fit on the Maritimo X50R and X60R – Performance Editions of the company’s range of X-Series sport motor yachts.Maritimo’s X50R will house twin 800 HP DI13 Scania engines, while the X60R will feature twin 1,150 HP DI16’s.

Applied Satellite Technology (AST)

Bandwidth Efficiency will Drive Maritime Digitalization

Gregory Darling and Applied Satellite Technology (AST) works with shipowners to help them use their bandwidth more efficiently for ship business and crew needs.When Gregory Darling, Group MD, AST, worked in the marine industry in the 1980s with a marine survey company, he needed to get word to one of his ships off of West Africa to recalibrate its course and head off to a new job. But the ship had left port, and radio calls to the ship went unanswered, resulting in two days of lost time and revenue.“That was frustrating and costly…

“Vittoria Yachts represents a new and important milestone for our company,” said Paolo Duò, President of the Vittoria Shipyard. Photo: Vittoria Yachts

Vittoria Shipyard Launches Yacht Division

The first design project is the 50-m Explorer yacht, designed by Hydro TecThe Duò family, with their hundred years of experience in military, paramilitary and civil shipbuilding, has ventured into the luxury boat sector. The Vittoria Shipyard has launched Vittoria Yachts, the new division, dedicated to designing and building yachts, able to draw on the production capacity and know-how developed over almost a century of business experience, adding over 870 units to the new market segment of luxury yachting.Leading Vittoria Yachts on their journey are Paolo Duò…

Thanks to its numerous interfaces, the iSea electrics case frees up space in the engine compartment and on the bridge. Copyright MAN Truck & Bus SE

iSea: MAN Debuts New Electric Controls, Displays, for Workboats and Yachts

A new electrics case for yachts and work boats featuring a central electronics unit, bridge displays and a throttle lever is now available from MAN Engines under the iSea name, with all components designed  to simplify processes and operating procedures.An open system, they also provide a high degree of connectivity with other components that are commonly available on the market.The new electrics case records all of the engine data and compares it with pre-determined target values.

Allie Smith (Photo: Oyster Yachts)

Oyster Yachts Names Smith Head of Events

Allie Smith has been appointed as Head of Group Events at Oyster Yachts. Her role will include developing and managing Oyster Yachts’ international rallies and events, including the next Oyster World Rally, which will start from Antigua in January 2022, and all Oyster Regattas worldwide.Well-known in the marine industry, Smith previously worked as General Manager for Mike Golding Yacht Racing, before being appointed as Marketing Manager at Clipper Ventures managing Clipper’s Round the World yacht races.

Brian Vlad (Photo: AIRMAR Technology Corporation)

AIRMAR Hires Vlad as Marine Product Line Manager

Ultrasonic sonar and Chirp technology company AIRMAR Technology Corporation has hired Brian Vlad as Marine Product Line Manager. Vlad will focus on the direction and evolution of Airmar’s line of marine products, and joins with over 20 years of marine electronics experience, primarily in product development and line management.Vlad comes to Airmar following a lengthy career at Raymarine where he managed over 30 product introductions. In the role of Airmar’s Marine PLM, Vlad will…

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Cummins Unveils New Marine Generator

Cummins has unveiled its new Onan C-Power QSB7E generator for the recreational marine market, giving first kook to participants of the Genoa International Boat Show. The new product is available in both 50 and 60 Hz models, with output of up to 195 kWe.“We understand that luxury yacht manufacturers face growing demands for comfort and peace of mind,” said Michel Kozulic – Marine Business Development Manager at Cummins. “Cummins’ QSB7E generator provides maximum reliability thanks to a commonality with its proven commercial marine generator portfolio.

Optimus 5000 Electronic Power Steering System (Image: Dometic)

Dometic Electric Power Steering Earns RINA Certification

Dometic’s Vancouver facility has received RINA Approval and Certification for its Optimus 5000 Electronic Power Steering System (EPS), opening the door for growth in yachting and commercial marine markets.The Dometic Optimus 5000 EPS is engineered for inboard vessels ranging from 40 to 100-plus feet in length. Its manufacturer believes the Type Approval from the Italian classification group on the Optimus 5000 EPS for both pleasure and commercial vessels under 500 metric tons will positively impact on its marine business globally.

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Yanmar Opens Middle East Branch in Dubai

Japanese engine manufacturer Yanmar said it will soon open a new parts warehouse at its Middle East Branch, located in the United Arab Emirates, near Dubai Airport.The Middle East Branch began operation in January of 2019 in the Dubai Airport Free Zone providing sales, service support and training to dealers in Yanmar’s middle east territory. The new site, which serves both Yanmar’s marine pleasure and marine commercial engines business in the Middle East region, is operated by Yanmar subsidiary and Asia regional headquarters…

Sailors say a pod of nine orcas rammed their boat and bit their keel for more than an hour in late July in the Strait of Gibraltar off the coast of Spain. (Submitted by Victoria Morris )

Aggressive Killer Whales Batter Sailboats off Spain and Portugal, Maritime Authorities Warn

Orcas behavior of battering sailboats off Spain and Portugal baffles expertsThere are many mysteries in the maritime environment. For Sailors along Spain and Portugal’s Atlantic coastline, there has been a recent series of puzzling incidents involving apparently aggressive orcas.While orcas are not known to attack humans, they can cause damage to boats. In a series of incidents along the Spanish and Portuguese coasts between Gibraltar and Galicia, groups of orcas have been recorded swimming near sailboats and other vessels…

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Southampton Boat Shows Canceled On the Eve of Opening Day

Concurrent boat shows in Southampton U.K. have been called off Thursday on the eve of opening day over Southampton City Council'd coronavirus fears, organizers said.Organizers of BOATS2020 and the Ocean Village Boat Show expressed dismay as they announced the cancellations less than a day before Friday's scheduled opening. "At 6:34 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, on the eve of opening day, British Marine received the devastating news from Southampton City Council that the show could no longer go ahead due to the rising risk of COVID-19 and growing Government fears…

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Deep Cycle Marine Battery Designs: Which is Best for Your Boat?

Traditionally, boat owners have relied on deep cycle batteries to power trolling motors. This specialized marine battery type delivers just what the application needs: energy for a low-power load for many hours. Today, deep cycle batteries are also used to power a range of onboard 12-volt electronics (aka a vessel’s “house load”), including navigation lights, fish finders, aerator pumps and much more. These power draws, combined with the trolling motor, place heavy demands on deep cycle batteries.Fortunately…

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Miami Shipyard RMK Merrill-Stevens to Hire 75 Staff

Miami shipyard RMK Merrill-Stevens says it is hiring 75 new employees over the next two months to staff its newly renovated North Yard and South Yard. The hiring campaign follows years full of updates after Rahmi M. Koç, a Turkish philanthropist, purchased the shipyard in 2013 while committing to restore the yard to its former glory. RMK Merrill-Stevens is known as the first shipyard in Florida and is now one of the most updated and capable shipyards in the region.RMK Merrill-Stevens provides yacht service…

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KVH Unveils TracVision TV10 Antenna

KVH Industries, Inc. launched the newest marine satellite TV antenna in its TracVision series. A 1-meter ultra-high efficiency marine antenna, the TracVision TV10 provides the biggest coverage footprint in KVH’s TracVision series and is designed to provide boat owners, charter yacht guests and commercial vessel crews with access to live news, local channels and TV and movie programming from leading satellite TV providers worldwide.KVH describes TracVision TV10 as the world’s lightest 1-meter Ku-band marine satellite TV antenna.

Cat C32B Marine Engine (Photo: Caterpillar Marine)

Caterpillar Debuts Cat C32B Marine Engine

Caterpillar Marine has rolled out its new Cat C32B 2,000 HP (2025 MHP) marine engine with a rated engine speed of 2,300 rpm. This engine meets emerging market demands and expands the power capability of the C32 high performance product line, delivering a 5% power increase over existing C32 ratings.The new model shares a similar look, as well as most of the same connection points and footprint of the current C32 engine, and it will be available with the same emissions certifications as the current C32 ratings…

IPYS Partners with Armstrong Marine and EagleCraft

Armstrong Marine USA announced a new partnership with Inside Passage Yacht Sales (IPYS) and EagleCraft. This partnership will connect boaters in the Puget Sound to Armstrong’s signature recreational catamarans and EagleCraft’s premium cruiser collection. IPYS will apply its sales service to represent the two portfolios, which range from 29’ to 43’.The partnership gives IPYS buyers access to the best of EagleCraft and Armstrong Marine’s recreational lineup, bringing both brands to more people…

Marine Electronics: New Display Aims to Simplify Ship Docking

Raytheon Anschütz is introducing a new “Docking Display” as an optional feature for the Conning NX navigational ship software.The Docking Display provides a navigator an overview of ship data at a glance and a chart window to facilitate docking. It is designed using Conning NX “widgets” that can be adapted and combined, as needed.“Operators will experience a never before possible situational awareness of the ship, its condition and influencing parameters in the docking maneuver,” said Jörg Schütt, Product Manager at Raytheon Anschütz.

Boats are washed up on shore along the Florida coast during Hurricane Ivan in 2004. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Stacey Pardini)

Abandoned Fiberglas Boats are Harming the Marine Environment

Where do old boats go to die? The cynical answer is they are put on eBay for a few pennies in the hope they become some other ignorant dreamer’s problem.As a marine biologist, I am increasingly aware that the casual disposal of boats made out of fiberglass is harming our coastal marine life. The problem of end-of-life boat management and disposal has gone global, and some island nations are even worried about their already overstretched landfill.The strength and durability of…

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Vesper Marine Begins Shipping New VHF Radio

Marine electronics manufacturer Vesper Marine announced its new VHF radio Cortex has completed certification requirements and has started shipping to distributors in late July.Cortex is the world’s first marine VHF radio with wireless touchscreen handsets, built-in Class B SOTDMA smartAIS transponder and remote vessel monitoring and is available through Vesper Marine’s network of distributors and dealers.“With the intention of completely changing the paradigm of on board VHF communications…