Sweden

Meet Candela 7, the all-electric Hydrofoiling Motorboat

Sicomin's epoxy infusion resins and adhesive products for the series production of Candela’s new all-electric foiling boat.Built in Sweden, the Candela 7 is a 7.7m open motorboat that combines carbon fiber construction and hydrofoils to create a near silent 100% electric craft with a range of 50 nautical miles (at 25 knots) on a single charge. Focus on weight reduction is the key to this game changing performance. With a wet weight of only 1300 kg, the Candela is around 45-50%…

SF Marina and harbor owner AB Toftö are jointly planning to completely redevelop the old industrial harbor at Skärhamn on Sweden’s west coast as a high-quality mixed-use marina. (Photo from SF Marina)

New Marina to “Breathe New Life” Into Swedish Harbor

AB Toftö, the owner of the old industrial harbor area of the town of Skärhamn located on the west coast of Sweden, has partnered with floating marina specialist company SF Marina build a high-quality, mixed-use marina at the picturesque location.Alex Buitenhuis, CEO of AB Toftö, commented: “We are excited to partner with SF Marina, who is a world leader of floating concrete breakwaters and pontoons. Toftö, in collaboration with local architects, wanted the marina and the entire wharf area to become part of a new, public space that would bring together visitors and residents, both old and new.

Douglas Prothero, CEO, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. Photo credit: The Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection

Interview: Douglas Prothero, CEO, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

As privately owned, luxury yachts near the size of the average cruise ship, behold a new option, which is anything but commonplace: The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. At 624 feet and 11 decks, her exterior profile resembles a sleek superyacht design, not a cruise ship on the horizon. Launched in October 2018 at Hijos de J. Barreras Shipyard in Vigo, Spain, the flagship of the new brand is now in outfitting and interior finishing. The project was co-managed by The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, Marriott and Tillberg Design of Sweden.

Photo: Tillberg Design of Sweden

Tillberg Design of Sweden Launches a New Visual Identity

Tillberg Design of Sweden has launched a new visual identity for the group. The new design is built around the logotype made up of thin intersecting lines, creating a timeless brand mark that combines our heritage from 1964 with contemporary design. The light Nordic design also stands for simplicity and transparency, two of TDoS core values.

Now 68 and living in New York City’s West Village, Sven Lindblad hails from Sweden. Early adulthood was in Kenya where he lived until from 1969 to 1977. Nature, wild places and people who understood real survival challenges in Africa shaped his formative years. Photo: David Vargas/Lindblad Expeditions

Explorer Profile: Sven Lindblad

Profiled in the March 2019 "cruise" edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News is Sven Lindblad, intrepid explorer and wildlife photographer Sven Lindblad blazed the trail for environmentally sensitive travelers to Antarctica on Lindblad Expedition’s fleet of cruise ships with National Geographic.You can tell a lot about a man by whom his heroes are, whether famous athletes, virtuoso musicians, brave warriors or movie stars. As we age, we choose our heroes by their moral compass…

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Closest-Ever Volvo Ocean Race Starts Final Leg

After nine months of gruelling competition, the Volvo Ocean Race boats have started the final leg of the closest-ever contest in the round-the-world event’s 45-year history. As the seven competing Volvo 65s passed the Inmarsat-branded start line in Gothenburg, Sweden today, three teams were in a virtual tie for the ultimate crown, with everything to be decided in the 700nm sprint to The Hague. Two teams – MAPFRE and Team Brunel – now sit tied at the top of the overall leaderboard on 65 points with Dongfeng Race Team currently just one point behind them on 64.

(Photo: Team Brunel)

New Zealand Sailors Race for Triple Crown in Volvo Finale

New Zealand has a lot at stake in the final stages of the Volvo Ocean Race, with two of its best sailors vying for an elusive "Triple Crown" along with the America's Cup and Olympic gold.Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, Olympic partners in the 49er class and fellow America's Cup winners, will go head to head in the penultimate leg of the race which sets sail from Cardiff for Gothenburg, Sweden on Sunday.But only one of them can win the round-the-world race and achieve the treble no sailor has managed…

Photo: HullWiper

New Onboard Hull Cleaning Solution Launched

HullWiper Ltd’s eco-friendly hull cleaning technology is now available as a flexible onboard solution that allows all types of vessels to clean hull fouling on demand.The onboard version of the diver- and brush-free remotely operated vehicle (ROV) gives vessels on a tight schedule the means to perform a partial or full hull clean on a planned rotation, as and when needed. Cruise ships and super yachts can clean at every stop without interruption to their timetables or inconvenience to passengers.The onboard solution…

Photo courtesy of Ben Ainslie

Ainslie in Hunt for Cash to Fulfil America's Cup Dream

When Ben Ainslie is not out sailing with his crew, he is busy inside Land Rover BAR's futuristic headquarters raising the money he needs to make his America's Cup dream a reality. Ainslie, the most successful Olympic sailor and a winner of the "Auld Mug" with Oracle Team USA in 2013, is racing to secure at least 100 million pounds ($141 million) needed to design, construct and race the latest version of America's Cup boat. "We are on that funding trail right now ... Land Rover have been fantastic as title partner and some of the other partners are coming back in…

Photo: Raymarine

Raymarine: Make Your Boat a 'Smart Boat'

Digital switching makes it easy and intuitive to control all of the interior and exterior lighting on this high-performance centre console powerboat. Anchor lights, Aerators, Bilge Pumps, Blowers, Cabin Lights, Courtesy Lights....does this sequence sound familiar? It's the switch panel on your helm and it's just part of the A to Z listing of your boat's electrical equipment. In addition to switches and alarms, indicator lights and gauges cover many portions of a boat's helm and interior.

Photo: Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Chooses Evac for Bespoke Yachts

The hotelier whose name is synonymous with luxury is entering the cruise business. The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has chosen Evac to ensure the sustainability of its wastewater treatment and fresh water generation. “Three lavishly built yachts” is how The Ritz-Carlton terms the beginnings of its new cruise business. The hotel chain, known as a standard-bearer in luxury, has commissioned the construction of three vessels. Each yacht will have space for 298 guests and include duplex penthouses…

Martin Bjuve (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Volvo Penta Names Bjuve VP, Customer Support/Training

Volvo Penta of the Americas has appointed Martin Bjuve as vice president for customer support and training. In this position, he will provide strategic direction and management for support and product training for dealers and customers across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Bjuve has served as vice president and chief financial officer at Volvo Penta of the Americas since 2013. In addition to his responsibilities in the finance department, Bjuve has led key manufacturing investment projects in the Americas.

Photo: Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race Legends Gather

The Volvo Ocean Race will celebrate 45 years of history with a Legends Race on the final leg of the 2017-18 edition from Gothenburg to The Hague, says a press statement. Any yacht to have featured in the Whitbread Round the World Race or Volvo Ocean Race, dating back to 1973-74, will be welcome to join the 2018 Legends Race. The race will be run over the same course, and around the same time, as the closing leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18, which starts from Gothenburg on 21 June.

Photo: Ocean Conservancy

Young American Sailors Call for Action on Marine Pollution

Leading offshore sailors Charlie Enright and Mark Towill are sounding the alarm about the danger posed by marine debris and pollution, after recent research from the Ocean Conservancy estimated a staggering eight million tons of plastic trash is entering the ocean every year. The duo spent much of last year in the most remote waters of the globe during the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race - and observed an eye-opening amount of debris littering the ocean all over the planet. Enright, 32…

Dominant Ian Williams and GAC Pindar triumph at WMRT Fremantle 2016 Photo GAC

Williams, GAC Pindar take the title at WMRT Fremantle

Fremantle – Six-time World Match Racing Tour champion Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew clinched victory in a hotly contested first race of this year’s season in Fremantle, Australia. The skipper beat Swede Hans Wallén and his Wallén Racing team 3-0 in the final, in convincing fashion. Williams dominated the event in a M32 high-speed catamaran, replacing the slower keelboats of previous years. A jubilant Williams said: “All of us on GAC Pindar are over the moon to have won the first WMRT event. The event was also the first WMRT test for Williams’ crew.

The new D8 and IPS15 package. (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Volvo Penta Debuts New Diesel Engine and IPS

Ever since the global financial meltdown of 2008 briefly crippled the world leisure boat market, Volvo Penta adopted a strategy to increase its commercial market share with its family of innovative propulsion systems and controls. Last week off the west coast of Sweden, Maritime Reporter & Engineering News got up close and personal with the new D8 diesel and IPS15 pod, as well as the full range of command and control products courtesy of a day of test drives at Krossholmen, Volvo Penta’s Global Marine Testing Center.

Terranova 85 (Photos: Dahm International)

Terranova, Dahm Settling a New Dealership

Europe-wide exclusive sales representation for new build explorer motor yachts. Dahm international, member of the DEUTSCHE YACHTEN, Superyachts Germany working group, and Terranova Italian Yachts have announced their newly agreed Europe-wide exclusive sales representation for new build explorer motor yachts from 68‘ to 115‘. Both companies are recognized for their commitment and passion for super yachts and yachting. In April 2015, Terranova was taken over by new owners and re-named Terranova Italian Yachts, a 100 percent Italian company continuing its path and further improvements.

SF Marina Systems supplied a large two piece tug berth, designed for vessels up to 1,100 tons.

Mega Dock for Tug and Super Yacht Berthing

SF Marina Systems supplied a large two piece tug berth, designed for vessels up to 1,100 tons. The berth measures 150 x 32 ft. with a freeboard of 5 ft. The units were cast in SF Marina’s Factory in Walham Sweden, each  weighing more than 240 metric tons. The high loading of the Pier can accommodate  truck traffic, and features such as cranes, and fueling systems integrated into the design. The standard units can be shipped world wide and moored with a variety of anchoring systems with infinite lengths. The concrete structures are targeting the large tugboat and super yacht markets.

 "We are excited about becoming a part of the Norautron Group," said Trond K. Johannessen, President & CEO of Hatteland Display

Norautron Group AS acquires Hatteland Display AS

Norautron Group has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of Hatteland Display from Herkules Capital. Hatteland Display's history dates back to 1989, and the company is now a leading designer and manufacturer of high-end rugged displays, panel computers, and computers for all segments of the professional marine industry. The company has established strong relationships with major systems integrators through a growth strategy based on technological leadership and innovation. Norautron Group is a leading technology company with a global footprint.