Marine Equipment

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Seastema Autopilot Achieves DNV GL Type Approval

Naval automation and navigation systems supplier Seastema said its SEAS-PILOT HCS autopilot system has been certified with the MED/4.16 Type Approval Certificate of Conformity by DNV GL.With this result, Seastema, a Fincantieri company, becomes the only Italian manufacturer, and one of the first worldwide, of a certified autopilot system in conformity with the new European regulation MED (Marine Equipment Directive) 2019/1397, the highest international standard in the marine sector.The…

Yanmar Establishes New Marine Company in Asia

Yanmar has established a new company: Yanmar Marine International Asia (YMIA) to support growth of the company’s marine business.The company will be responsible for the development and production of boats and marine equipment and plans to expand its activities to the development, production, sales and service of marine engines and propulsion units in the Asia region, including Japan. Under the management of Netherlands-based Yanmar Marine International (YMI), which operates globally including the leading European and North American markets…

Forwin alongside in Hong Kong, where Sperry Marine service engineers diagnosed and repaired its malfunctioning steering system. Image Courtesy Sperry Marine

Sperry Marine Delivers Superyacht Solution

Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine service engineers are used to responding to urgent demands for repairs, maintenance and system upgrades. When the crew of 46m superyacht Forwin had no one else to call, they asked the Sperry Marine service team to fix a problem that they didn’t even know they had.Built in Italy and originally operated in the Mediterranean Forwin was en route from its new home port in Hong Kong to the Maldives when the steering system malfunctioned, forcing the boat…

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RMK Merrill-Stevens introduces electronics division.

The refit on the Miami River continues as RMK Merrill-Stevens Shipyard (RMKMS) introduces a marine electronics service and sales division led by David Gratton, past chairman of National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA). Gratton is an expert outfitting megayachts with complete electronics systems, having serviced and installed equipment on thousands of vessels with Martek of Palm Beach, which closed in 2018. During his tenure at Martek and on NMEA’s board, Gratton pioneered…

RENOLIT's Films Showcased at METSTRADE

RENOLIT is offering new and innovative alternatives to conventional paintings. Especially the antifouling film RENOLIT DOLPHIN S is setting new standards in the market. Now, the company presents its products at the world’s largest B2B leisure marine equipment show: The METSTRADE in Amsterdam.Against the background of the EU biocide regulations, the demand for alternative biocide-free antifouling coatings increases constantly. RENOLIT developed a product solving the problem of toxic antifouling coatings. The biocide-free fouling release film RENOLIT DOPLHIN S can be applied on ships and offshore structures…

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Digital Yacht Opens Showroom for Superyacht Electronics

Digital Yacht have opened a showroom and demo office in Mallorca to cater for the growing superyacht market. It's located at MC Palma, a new permenant marine display and showroom facility just opposite the Club de Mar marina complex.MC Palma is home to lots of brands including Digital Yacht, Zhik Clothing, NautiBuoy and OceanAir. It offers a permanent display space, adjacent to the yachting community so Captains, Owners and Installers can view and demo the latest marine equipment, get advice and specify systems.

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Exova Warringtonfire Welcomes Chinese Delegation

Exova Warringtonfire hosted a delegation of senior representatives from the China Cruise and Yacht Industry Association (CCYIA) on Friday, September 7, 2018, to discuss providing testing and certification services to Chinese suppliers of interior materials and products for Chinese-built passenger ships. Exova Warringtonfire is part of Element Materials Technology (Element), a world-class global testing partner.The meeting was proposed by the Department for International Trade…

ML-XT solution for wiring applications in harsh environments. The 18-circuit ML-XT sealed system, with XRC terminals, color-coded housings and custom options, ships fully assembled—ready to deliver full IP68, IP69K and SAE J2030 compliance. (Photo: Molex)

Navigating Marine Connectivity

The NMEA (National Marine Electronics Association) 2000 standards helped create a framework for safer, more reliable marine communications by streamlining the connectivity of boat engines, navigation, control, power distribution, water, waste and other mechanical and monitoring systems. Onboard connectivity translates into improved operator safety, better diagnostics, simplified maintenance and lower lifetime costs. Manufacturers recognize the value of electronics to distinguish their brand—and satisfy customers seeking connectivity at sea.

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ACR Electronics Names Delcourt Sales Manager

ACR Electronics, Inc. manufacturer of maritime safety and survival products, has appointed a new sales manager within its Land and Marine Division for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Guillaume Delcourt will focus on expanding ACR’s international sales footprint in these geographic regions as demand increases for its popular range of 406 MHz beacons, AIS man overboard devices, distress lights and other safety products for the recreational and commercial markets. Delcourt brings several years of experience in the marine sector to his new role at ACR…

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Torqeedo Cruise Pod Wins DAME Award at METS

The Torqeedo Cruise FP (fixed pod) is the overall winner of the 2016 DAME Design Awards at METSTRADE, the annual marine equipment trade show held annually in Amsterdam. Bill Dixon, award jury chair, presented the prize to Christoph Ballin, Torqeedo co-founder and CEO. The overall winner is recognized as an outstanding example of groundbreaking research and development. The jury praised the Torqeedo Cruise FP for "its beautiful engineering, close attention to design detail, integrated approach, compact dimensions and realistic market price.

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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)…

Broadwater Marine under New Ownership

Broadwater Marine, the largest yacht chandlery in the Philippines, announced today that it has been purchased by Australian businessman Peter Baird. With close ties to the local boating community, Baird has lived in the Philippines on his 75 foot motor vessel for over six years. An avid boater, diver, passionate family man and successful businessman with a proven track-record, Baird looks to bring his values to expand Broadwater Marine. Hoping to add a fresh new direction to the business, Baird’s initial focus will be on increasing the company’s exclusive offerings.

Solent Refit – aerial shot of Solent Refit at Hythe (Photo: Solent Refit)

Specialists Team Up for International BWTS Refit

U.K.-based Solent Refit and global marine equipment specialists Cathelco have teamed up to help international customers meet new ballast water management regulations. Solent Refit, at Hythe, on Southampton Water, has built its reputation on maintaining and refitting classic and modern superyachts. Now it has entered into a ‘preferred partner’ agreement with water treatment systems specialists Cathelco and its Antibes based subsidiary HEM. The move comes as owners of ocean going…

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Torqeedo Eyes Growth in Asia and Australia

With new partnerships, Torqeedo reports it has opened up new markets in Asia and Australia. Power Equipment Pty Ltd. from Melbourne, on Australia’s southern coast, is the new distributor for all Torqeedo products in Australia and New Zealand. Power Equipment holds a strong market position on the Fifth Continent with own subsidiaries throughout the country and a dealer network including Australia's largest naval store, JV Marine World. Power Equipment will introduce Torqeedo’s electric propulsion systems to the Australian market through a large-scale test event on the water.

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US Hoists Partners with Boat Lift

US Hoists Corporation of Calverton, New York has teamed up with Boat Lift SRL of La Morra, Italy to provide the marine industry with marine hoists and shuttle machines. As the North American representative, US Hoists will provide parts and service domestically for Boat Lift customers. Boat Lift’s standard design includes 90-degree steering system with electronically synchronized winches; sliding lifting points and remote control equipped with display and remote assistance service.

The 2nd Ballast Water Management Summit

Sign-up for this year’s most in-depth exchange of information and best venue for BWT stakeholders to network and meet regulatory peers is underway. Infocast’s 2nd Ballast Water Management Summit will take place in Long Beach, CA, from February 3-5, 2015. The Summit will host Regulators, Ship Owners & Operators, Shipbuilders, Water Treatment Specialists, Marine Equipment Suppliers, Port Authorities, Shipping/Maritime Associations and others as they exchange information and strategize cost-effective, practical solutions for BWM system compliance now and going forward. Click HERE to download the full Summit agenda.

Shaun Wigley - Managing Director accepting the ‘Sales growth achievement award 2014’ on behalf of the team at A.S.A.P. Supplies by Adrian Foster - UK Marketing Manager at Parker Racor. Peter Edwards with his award in the background (Photo: A.S.A.P Supplies)

A.S.A.P. Scores Two Industry Awards

Peter Edwards, director and cofounder of A.S.A.P. Supplies was presented the “MTA Boating Business Lifetime Achievement award” at the Boating Business / Marine Trades Association awards ceremony held at Gaucho in the O2 during the recent London Boat Show. Founded in 1989 by Peter Edwards and Mark Reynolds, A.S.A.P. Supplies Ltd. is a mail order distribution company delivering marine equipment and spares worldwide for leisure and commercial marine industries, with more than 12,500 stock lines. ASAP Supplies offer free technical support to customers for maintenance, repair or overhaul projects.

Dometic Thermoelectric Cup Cooler

Dometic to Debut New Product Line at Workboat

Dometic Marine, a division of Dometic Group, will launch a range of new equipment, including products reported to be the first of their kind for the marine industry, at this year’s International Workboat Show, December 3-5 in New Orleans. Among the new products on display will be the Dometic Cup Cooler, the marine industry’s first thermoelectric cup holder, the Smart Touch Integrated Intelligence Control (STIIC) software for remote monitoring and the Dometic Sea Xchange line of watermakers.

Learning Lessons from British Cycling at ISS

Next month, Terry Greenwood of British Cycling will be speaking at the 13th International Sailing Summit (ISS). He will reveal the concept behind the triumphant revival of British Cycling as inspiration of an ambitious future for the sailing industry. Taking place on 17 November 2014 the Summit will address a global marine audience with innovative ways to engage an all-inclusive audience and generate business success. Terry Greenwood will identify lessons from the cycling industry as his contribution to the theme ‘Waking up the sailing industry – how sailing needs to modernise, diversify and develop to attract and retain participants’.