Onboard Systems

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Riviera to Showcase New Yachts in Japan

Riviera to showcase blue-water 43 Open Flybridge at the Japan International Boat Show and the 445 SUV at March 16 Premiere in Japan.Australia's premium luxury motor yacht builder, Riviera, will showcase its blue-water 43 Open Flybridge model in conjunction with Riviera and Belize representative Unimat Precious at the Japan International Boat Show in Yokohama over four days from Thursday, March 7.Unimat Precious representative Mitsuru Ishii said he and his team are honored to showcase…

Torqeedo Deep Blue system (Photo: Torqeedo)

Torqeedo, BMW Cooperate on Emissions-free Drive System

Around the world with BMW i and Torqeedo technology: German sailor Boris Herrmann is planning to compete for the Yacht Club de Monaco in the Vendée Globe solo, around-the-world race in 2020 with the yacht Malizia. BMW and Torqeedo plan to support Team Malizia with lightweight construction and zero-emission drive technology.BMW has a record of technology transfer between competitive sailing and automobile manufacturing through their long history of involvement in the America’s Cup.

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World's Largest DynaRig Sailing Yacht Delivered

Oceanco Yacht delivered 106.7M (350 ft) Black Pearl— the largest Dynarig sailing yacht in the world. This three-masted sailing yacht Black Pearl is unlike any yacht the world has ever seen. This unique and complex vessel is the realization of a discerning owner’s vision. She is the result of an elaborate and successful collaboration on the part of an international group of designers, engineers, naval architects, builders and project managers. The designers Ken Freivokh Design, Nuvolari Lenard and Villate Design all played a significant role in Black Pearl’s design evolution.

Gadcooler is a new ship cooling tech that is designed to save energy. Targeting the ferry and cruise ship sectors to start, the company recently announced its first installation success onboard Eckerö Line's cruise ferry m/s Finlandia. (Photo: Gadcooler)

Meet the "GadCooler"

Ship cooling technology has a new name. Eminating from Finland, Gadcooler is a new ship cooling tech that is designed to save energy. Targeting the ferry and cruise ship sectors to start, the company recently announced its first installation success onboard Eckerö Line's cruise ferry m/s Finlandia over a period of two years. To help savve fuel the system uses existing onboard excess waste heat sources to provide chilled cooling water for the vessel's air-conditioning needs, replacing the need to run onboard cooling compressors.

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.

AFECO Expands into Superyacht Market

AFECO is expanding its presence in the superyacht market with a range of unique bespoke wastewater treatment management and support packages tailored specifically for the superyacht sector. The company recognises that the superyacht sector faces unique wastewater management challenges. Issues can arise as a result of the complexity of wastewater treatment systems, which are getting more complex due to the tightening of effluent consents. Process problems can occur due to mechanical inconsistencies, the result of needing bespoke systems in order to fit a vessel’s layout.

Side-Power Stabilizers for Ocean Alexander 70e

IMTRA, a manufacturer and importer of marine products, announced  that, through its partnership with Merritt Island Boat Works, the Ocean Alexander 70e will be the first production yacht in the U.S. to use the new Side-Power Vector Fins Stabilizer System. Traditional boat stabilizers are designed to reduce roll when a vessel is underway or at anchor. Side-Power Stabilizer Systems successfully provide dramatic role reduction that delivers the stable platform boaters want, without locking the boat into a fixed plane. Side-Power’s Vector Fins allow a vessel to bank naturally through a turn while keeping roll to a minimum…

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Imtra Launches New LED Light Range

IMTRA, a manufacturer of advanced LED solutions, announced its latest high-output LED light range, the IMTRA Sigma PowerLED. A straight-forward dimmable LED upgrade for existing marine halogen down light systems, the new Sigma PowerLEDs use existing fixture locations, hole cutouts and two-wire cabling to make full-featured retrofits easy, the manufacturer said. The Sigma range eliminates the need to rewire existing circuits, while providing the highest level of light quality and protection against interference.

VesselVanguard Partners with Greenline Yachts

VesselVanguard, announced today a new partnership with Greenline North America. Greenline Yachts is the maker of the first true diesel-electric-solar hybrid yacht, with more than 450 such yachts delivered worldwide to date. To support and further the unique ownership experience of each hybrid Greenline yacht, every new model from Greenline’s range of 33-, 40- and 48-foot yachts sold in the United States will be fully provisioned with a VesselVanguard subscription. This will give Greenline owners access to a digital library of equipment manuals for their boat and all of its equipment…

VesselVanguard Partners with Absolute Yachts

VesselVanguard, a marine maintenance management solution, announced a new partnership with Absolute North America who handles the distribution of renowned Italian luxury yacht manufacturer Absolute Yachts for the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. To simplify and streamline the work of yacht management, each new model from Absolute’s Sport Cruiser, Sport Yacht, Sport Line and Flybridge ranges of yachts sold in the United States will be fully provisioned with a VesselVanguard subscription. This will give Absolute owners access to a digital library of equipment manuals for their boat and all of its equipment…

Superyacht 'Sea Owl': Photo Feadship

Feadship Bags Three Amsterdam Superyacht Awards

Superyacht builders, Feadship says it has been presented with no less than 3 trophies at the recent  World Superyachts Award gala evening in Amsterdam, including the coveted 'Superyacht of the Year 2104' award for their 'Madame GU'. In addition, the  99-metre Feadship Madame GU won the award for best ‘Displacement Motor Yacht of 2,000GT and above’, while the  62-metre Feadship Sea Owl took home the award for best ‘Displacement Motor Yacht of 1,300GT to 1,999GT’. “The client pushed us to our limits by demanding the most complicated interior ever on the largest Feadship ever.

VesselVanguard Partners with Kadey-Krogen

VesselVanguard, the popular cloud-based maintenance management service, announced today a new partnership with renowned trawler yacht manufacturer, Kadey-Krogen Yachts. Adding value for customers by simplifying and streamlining yacht management, each new Kadey-Krogen vessel sold will be fully provisioned with a one-year VesselVanguard subscription—featuring a digital library of equipment manuals, a customized maintenance and inspection calendar for all onboard systems, and powerful functionality to track and oversee all service tasks.

Vessel Vanguard Inks Agreement with Palm Beach Motor Yachts

VesselVanguard, the web-based subscription service that simplifies boat ownership, has announced  its partnership with award-winning pleasure boats builder, Palm Beach Motor Yachts. The company joins a growing list of twenty manufacturers that now provision all new boats with VesselVanguard, including Beneteau, Grand Banks, Hunt, Hargrave, Maritimo and Prestige, to name a few. Providing the ultimate yacht management platform to add value and simplify the ownership experience,…

New NMEA2000 AC Monitor from Offshore Systems

Offshore Systems has introduced an NMEA2000 AC Monitor to measure onboard AC voltage, current and frequency and report them over the vessel’s NMEA2000 network. The monitor is the latest addition to a range of vessel monitoring and control systems designed for the NMEA2000 network by Offshore Systems, and is certified to the NMEA2000 network standard. The AC Monitor can typically measure AC sources such as shore power, generators and invertors. It can also measure the voltage and frequency on AC Bus Bar Systems.

VesselVanguard Raises Boat Service Bar

VesselVanguard announce its new Platinum Level Service for owners of vessels over 80-ft in length. VesselVanguard, a web-based subscription service that organizes manuals, maintenance schedules and warranty requirements for all on-board systems to create a digital Boat Profile, unveil its new Platinum Level Service. Designed to meet the needs of vessels 80-feet and larger, the premium subscription processes information for a greater number of vessel managers including the yacht owner, captain, chief engineer and boat yard, to name a few, compared to its standard service level which addresses the needs of up to three stakeholders.