Marine Technology

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Wärtsilä, Pastrovich Working on Sustainable Boutique Cruise Ship

Finnish marine technology company has teamed up with naval architect and yacht designer Stefano Pastrovich on the design of innovative sustainable superyachts for the boutique cruise sector."A new generation of boutique cruise ships is set to emerge, with the luxury of a superyacht, the construction techniques and passenger experience of a cruise ship, and a close focus on the environment. These cost optimized vessels will serve the charter and luxury hotel sectors in attracting and meeting the demand from millennials and cruise veterans alike…

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Sperry Marine, Telemar Yachting Secure Bridge Contract

A combination of global expertise and local presence enabled Sperry Marine and Telemar Yachting to secure a landmark leisure sector contract despite strict travel restrictions during the Coronavirus lockdown.With co-ordination between headquarters and local offices, the Sperry Marine network was able to support Telemar Yachting with sales support when tendering for a newbuilding to be built at the Crescent Custom Yachts of Richmond, British Columbia.The result of this exceptional…

Sperry Marine, Telemar Yachting Team on Superyacht Nav Systems

Sperry Marine and Telemar Yachting have collaborated on bridge systems for some of the world’s most advanced superyachts. A notable rerference is the 54-metre MLR, which has completed a successful first year of voyages with no downtime to its bridge systems, according to Sperry Marine.Built by Delta Marine Industries Inc. in Seattle, MLR features a complete Sperry Marine VisionMaster integrated bridge system comprising TotalWatch, dual ECDIS, X-band and S Band radar, Sperry Speedlog and Navigat compass systems.The bridge interface is a glass console, designed and installed by Telemar.

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Brunswick Sets New Records at FLIBS

Brunswick Corporation has announced that its Sea Ray, Boston Whaler and Mercury Marine brands have set multiple records during the 2019 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show. Sea Ray, which launched an all-new 320 Sundancer Coupe at Ft. Lauderdale, saw a massive 80 percent increase in show sales from a year ago, demonstrating the success of its reinvention strategy. Boston Whaler continues to benefit from significant year-over-year sales growth in September and October, leading to a very successful Ft.

Miami Super Yacht Show on Watson Island 2018. Photo by Lisa Overing

Two Valentine's Day Boat Shows in Miami

If you love boats, there’s no better way to enjoy Valentine’s Day than in Miami, Fla. among 2,000 of the world’s most spectacular yachts and pleasure craft. With temps forecasted in the mid 70’s F, Miami welcomes the world to two different boat shows in three locations, Miami Boat Show and Miami Yacht Show, amid breathtaking views, exotic sports cars, beautiful, stylish women and hand-rolled cigars.In its first year downtown on Miami’s Biscayne Bay, the 31st annual Miami Yacht Show takes place February 14 -18. Many yachting veterans will miss the show’s location on Collins Ave.

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Moores Yachts Introduces the New M30

James P. Moores, founder and president of Moores Marine, a premier vintage yacht restoration yard, has announced the opening of his new company, Moores Yachts, and the inception of its first yacht, the new M30.From a man who spent 40 years of his career restoring and rebuilding antique wooden boats comes a 30-foot cold-molded boat that combines the elegance of designs from the golden age of yachting with today’s high-tech marine technology and performance.“The M30’s lines are a tribute to the great designers of the pre-war era,” said Jim Moores.

Yacht Tech Working Groups Meet in Barcelona

On April 24 and 25 ,2018, various working groups of the ISO TC8 SC12 sub-committee focusing on marine technology in large yachts over 24m, were held at the Marina Barcelona 92 (MB92) facility. The timing of these meetings coincided with the 30th MYBA Charter Show held at OneOcean Port Vell in Barcelona.More than 25 industry experts from across the world, including mast manufacturers, surveyors and insurance brokers etc. as well as representatives from various industry bodies,…

Instant and accurate man overboard location is just one of many features that SCADA technology is offering to transform the safety and comfort of pleasure sailing. (Image: Products4Automation)

SCADA Makes Yachts Safer and Easier to Captain

Instant and accurate man overboard location is just one of many features that SCADA technology is offering to transform the safety and comfort of pleasure sailing. Products4Automation’s SCADA expert Paul Hurst examines the technology transfer from industrial process plant to luxury yacht. Fifty years ago, people were saying that automotive technology had reached maturity and could not be developed much further, but time has told a very different story. By embracing complementary new technologies and working on constant incremental improvements…

Quadruple installation of the Seven Marine 627hp outboard (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Volvo Penta Buys Majority Stake in Seven Marine

Volvo Penta informs it has signed an agreement to become the major owner of U.S. based outboard motor manufacturer, Seven Marine, enabling the Swedish company to extend its scope of integrated propulsion systems. “With this acquisition, Volvo Penta is entering the outboard motor segment,” said Volvo Penta president, Björn Ingemanson. Volvo Penta said the deal will broaden its technology platform, while Seven Marine will be able to further develop its existing outboard technology to satisfy a wider range of needs for its customer base.

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Glassman Joins VMAG

Marine electronics, navigation and communication systems supplier Voyager Maritime Alliance Group (VMAG) said it has recruited Robert Glassman as a Senior Technical Sales Engineer as it expands its portfolio to provide turnkey marine technology for refits and new builds. Glassman graduated from Palm Beach Community College, joined the Coast Guard and retired after 20+ years as a Mustang Lieutenant. During his military service, he was instrumental in many drug and migrant interdictions…

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New Yacht Delivery Service: Delivery Passagemakers

Two experienced USCG licensed Captains based in Rhode Island have teamed up to launch a multi-faceted yacht delivery service. Capt. Bill Madison, with more than 30 years’ experience as a licensed Ocean Master with a 1600-ton (GRT) ticket, and Capt. Mike Martel, with a 100GRT near-coastal license, have partnered to form Delivery Passagemakers, combining their experience, sea-knowledge, and compatible approach to serve boat owners, brokers, and anyone needing a vessel moved from Point “A” to Point “B”.

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…

Fairline Yachts Announces New Partnership

Fairline Yachts confirms its design future with the announcement of a new partnership and collaboration with Italian yacht designer Alberto Mancini and renowned Dutch naval engineers, Vripack. Fairline Yachts has today signed contracts with the Alberto Mancini Yacht Design studio in an exciting strategic move by the company to secure its collaboration to design new and innovative yachts that will surprise, excite and delight Fairline customers throughout the world. Andrew Pope, Head of Design at Fairline Yachts says, “Following an exhaustive selection process we are delighted to announce this design partnership.

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The Hydroptere Flies with Finesse

After a year resting in Long Beach, the Hydroptere returns to sailing. French and American sponsors are joined by a new partner: Finesse Solutions of Santa Clara (California), a manufacturer of measurement and control solutions for life sciences process applications. The Hydroptere - called "the flying boat" - is the fastest hydrofoil trimaran in the world, averaging more than 51 knots over 500 meters and exceeding 50 knots over one nautical mile. The crew of Hydroptere intends to set a world speed record across the Pacific Ocean from Los Angeles to Hawaii.

Hydracraft Unveils "Miracle Boat" Variable Hull

Hydracraft is launching its fully patented "miracle boat" featuring  Hydracraft's variable hull, modular technology. The unique variable hull  allows the customer to change the hull from a deep-vee to a modified  vee to a flat bottom or into a multi-hull in less than one minute  while at full speed.Hydracraft is  now offering unprecedented exclusive licensing opportunities to  leading recreational and defense boat builders worldwide. "Now that we've been granted numerous U.S.

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Guldi Named Sales Director at UMSI

Unlimited Marine Services, Inc. (UMSI), a full service marine technology company continues to expand with the recruitment of Chris Guldi as Director of Sales. Chris will be running the Sales Department, responsible for business development for the megayacht division. Chris Guldi has sales and new business development experience, having run his own real estate business in Maryland. His passion and main hobby has always been the yachting industry, and with an electronic and technical background…

Chris Guldi

Guldi Joins UMSI as Sales Director

Unlimited Marine Services, Inc. (UMSI), a full service marine technology company continues to expand with the recruitment of Chris Guldi as Director of Sales. Chris will be running the Sales Department, responsible for business development for the megayacht division. According to UMSI, Chris Guldi has extensive sales and new business development experience, having run his own successful real estate business in Maryland. His passion and main hobby has always been the yachting industry…

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Superyachts to Show at Upcoming Miami Beach Event

The Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach is set for February 13-17, 2014, and for the first time this year's show features more than 60 yachts over 100’ in length. The organizers predict that the show will attract thousands of people from around the world. The spectacular display of yachts and marine products will be located directly across Collins Avenue from the legendary Fontainebleau and Eden Roc hotels in the heart of Miami Beach. Show inventory, which includes more than 500 new and brokerage yachts and a wide array of the latest marine technology and accessories…

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New Catamaran Technology Keeps Cocktail Steady at 50 KT

A breakthrough marine technology being demonstrated at the current San Francisco Boat Show by the Bay Area’s own Velodyne Marine and inventor/entrepreneur David Hall promises freedom from sea sickness for boaters and is on display aboard the 'Martini 1.5' experimental vessel. The latest version of Velodyne Marine’s series of experimental vessels, “Martini 1.5,“ is a 37-foot, powered catamaran, so dubbed for its ability to keep the contents of a martini in its glass – even at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour and in nearly five-foot swells.

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