Phoenix Debuts New Navigation Lights
Phoenix Lighting has introduced the SturdiSignal Series of navigation lights- a fully modular and serviceable LED navigation light.Phoenix said its design allows for tool-less repair in minutes, without any electrical work. With a spare LED module kept onboard for field repairs, a vessel can always remain safe and compliant."For years, operators and naval architects have asked Phoenix for navigation light options that are modular and as durable as our other marine LED fixtures…
Sea Hawk Paints Adds New Distributor
Sea Hawk said Paxton Company is its newest authorized distributor servicing the company’s wholesale marine customers from facilities in Virginia and North Carolina. With products being in stock since mid-December, Paxton is already providing customers with Sea Hawk’s portfolio of premium quality antifouling paints, primers and marine coating products.“Through the last several months of developing a relationship, it’s easy to see that Paxton is an ideal addition to the Sea Hawk family of distributors,” said Tommy Craft, Sea Hawk Vice President of Sales.
TACO Marine Partners With Capt. Rick Murphy’s Sportsman’s Adventures
TACO Marine has formed a partnership with Captain Rick Murphy, host of the Sportsman’s Adventures saltwater fishing show, that includes show sponsorship and a collaboration with Captain Rick on future development of saltwater fishing and boating products.Sportsman’s Adventures airs on the Discovery and Pursuit channels from January to June and on Fox Sports Sun from April thru the following March.The show is filmed inshore and offshore around the globe with advanced camera technology…
IMTRA Debuts New Side-Power Thrusters
IMTRA, manufacturer and importer of solutions and products for the marine, energy and transportation markets, introduced its new line of commercial-grade Side-Power thrusters designed for commercial vessels and larger recreational yachts. Available in four different tunnel sizes, the new products include proportional or on/off controls in AC-powered and hydraulic versions.Available in 12-, 16-, 20- and 24-inch tunnels, the new Side-Power thrusters provide up to 3,000 pounds force of thrust. Each unit is built with dual, counter-rotating, bronze five-blade props for durability and efficiency.
Teledyne to Acquire FLIR Systems in $8 Billion Deal
Industrial conglomerate Teledyne Technologies Inc said on Monday it will acquire thermal imaging camera supplier FLIR Systems Inc in a $8 billion cash-and-stock deal to beef up its portfolio of imaging sensor technology.FLIR shareholders will receive $28 in cash and 0.0718 shares of Teledyne common stock for each share held, the companies said.That implies a purchase price of $56.14 based on Teledyne’s last close, and represents a premium of 28.1% for FLIR shareholders to the stock’s Thursday close.Teledyne and FLIR sell cameras and sensor systems.“Our technologies and products are uniquely co
AkzoNobel Acquires New Nautical Coatings
AkzoNobel N.V. is set to increase its presence in the North American yacht coatings market after agreeing to acquire New Nautical Coatings, owner of the premium Sea Hawk brand. Financial details are not disclosed.The privately-owned company is one of the top players in yacht coatings in North America. Operating a specialized production facility out of Clearwater Beach, Fla., the business is mainly active in North America, with sales also being generated in the Caribbean and Australasia.“North…
Allsalt Maritime Expands in US and Singapore
Marine shock mitigation technology provider Allsalt Maritime Corporation announced Thursday it has opened new sales and support offices in the U.S. and Singapore in response to market growth in the commercial and recreational boating industries.Victoria, B.C.-based Allsalt Maritime, owner of the Shoxs and Kinetix brands, said its new U.S. office is located in Edgewater, Fla., and will be led by newly appointed brand development and U.S. managing director Lisa Wood, a marketing and business development professional with more than 20 years of experience managing brands such as Stanley…
Brunswick Expands Capability in Electrification Technologies
Brunswick Corporation continues to develop solutions to further improve boater experiences both by advancing the efficiency and capabilities of its core product lines and through its ACES (Autonomy, Connectivity, Electrification & Shared Access) strategy.In order to advance this strategy, Brunswick is establishing new leaders with strong technology experience and strengthening its development capability and investments in electrification technology and programs, in addition to autonomy and connectivity.In support of this effort…
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…
A Look Inside A North German Showroom for Superyachts
The Bremen district of Vegesack enjoys an excellent reputation as the North German Superyacht Valley on the banks of the River Weser. A reputation that extends far beyond the world-famous shipyards of Lürssen and Abeking & Rasmussen. In fact, many other well-known companies in the industry are also contributing to the high-profile international standing of the area, including the renowned design studio beiderbeck designs, which has its head office here. This is now undergoing expansion with a new and exclusive showroom for megayacht equipment.
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…
The Benefits of Sustainable Marine Lumber
Today’s marinas are held to a higher standard of environmental stewardship than in the past. No longer are they just responsible for the environmental impacts of their day-to-day operations, but also of their infrastructure and how it affects both the oceans, waterways and their delicate marine ecosystems. For these reasons, many marinas are being far more selective as to construction materials being specified for their expansion and/or restoration projects.One material that is rising to the top for its eco-friendly and performance attributes is sustainable marine lumber.
Samson Introduces New Mooring Lines
Samson, developer of high-performance synthetic rope solutions, introduced three new products designed to enhance safety in mooring operations: EverSteel-X, Amsteel-X and SureSteel.EverSteel-XDesigned for semi-permanent mooring, Samson has implemented several new features designed to improve rope lifetime, operational efficiency and safety. Enhanced and proprietary coating technology brings superior abrasion resistance, permanent twist identification and a patent-pending end-for-end indication to this high-visibility rope.
The World’s First Probiotic Air, Surface, and Object Purifier
The only natural way to clean and purify your home or boatDue to the spread of coronavirus and respiratory infections, safe indoor air quality has become a major concern for consumers worldwide. This has become evident with the overwhelming increase in demand for residential air purifiers over the last month. According to a new report by Reports & Data, “The Air Purifier Market is projected to reach $21.69 billion by 2027”.Fresh Air Wave, a division of gamma-tech, is the exclusive representative of 'BetterAir US' for the marine industry.
CDG Renamed Allsalt Maritime
CDG Coast Dynamics Group announced that it is changing its name to Allsalt Maritime Corporation in a move to reflect the company’s broader commitment to shock mitigation technology and maritime impact management.The new name is effective immediately and will be implemented across the company’s products and services through the end of the calendar year 2020.“The new name, Allsalt Maritime, allows us to emphasize our two product lines, Shoxs and Kinetix, and to change the way we deliver intelligent…
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…
BoatLIFE adds sanitizer solution in response to COVID-19 crisis
Sanitizer now available!Non-alcohol based sanitizer for hands and surfaces! Life Industries Corporation, manufacturers of BoatLIFE, RVbyLIFE, and AeroLIFE high-quality care and maintenance products for the marine, RV and aviation industries, has increased their sanitizing solution production line to help fight the spread and flatten the curve in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Available in the following spray bottle sizes: 4fl.oz., 8fl.oz., 12fl.ox., 16fl.oz., 32fl.oz., and refill bottles of 16fl.oz.
Online Tool Guides Boaters to Proper Lubricants
LIQUI MOLY USA has announced it has expanded its Oil Guide—both in app and online formats—to include its recently launched marine line of oils, fluids and additives in the US and Canada. This will allow consumers and marine professionals to identify and learn about the correct products for their inboard, outboard and sterndrive engines.
Mussel Power: New Adhesives from Chem Start-up are Sea-Inspired
Taking technology from academia to market is a well-worn tradition across the maritime and subsea sectors. In this case the ‘innovative’ adhesive technology is actually born from the sea. There is a new underwater adhesive technology based on a glue used naturally by marine creatures. Mussel Polymers Inc. (MPI) – a startup created by Wardenclyffe Chemicals Inc., a technology development company – licensed this patented adhesive technology from the Purdue Research Foundation. The technology was created by Jonathan Wilker…