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WESMAR to Showcase New Stabilizer Technology

Fin and Control Station for WESMAR’s DSP-5000 Wave-Smart Stabilizer (Image: WESMAR)

 WESMAR said it will display its stabilizers, thrusters, sonar and hydraulics at the 58th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show November 1 to 5, 2017. Held in what is known as the “Yachting Capital of the World,” the exhibition covers an area 9-miles-long and draws visitors from around the world. “As

John Deere Rolls Out Trio of Marine Engines

4045SFM85 (Photo: John Deere Power Systems)

John Deere Power Systems has expanded its lineup with three new marine engines available for order from early 2018.   The new 4.5L PowerTech 4045SFM85 offers high power to weight ratio for repowering and new vessel construction, and is ideal for planing and semi-displacement hulls, the manufacturer said.

Honda Marine Enters OEM Deal with Crevalle Boats

Photo: Honda Marine

Honda Marine, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and marketer of a complete range of marine outboard four-stroke motors ranging from 2.3 to 250 horsepower, announced a new OEM supply agreement with Wildwood, Fla. based boat builder Crevalle Boats.    Honda Marine is now supplying Crevalle with its BF250 outboard motor,

Quad Marine Receives Patent for Its Electric Catamarn

Photo: Quad Marine

Quad Marine has been granted its first patent from the USPTO. The patent covers various elements of the company’s Quad 44 electric catamaran and confirms the innovative nature of the design and the utility of its features.   The issued patent also provides protection against the appropriation of Quad

Deutz Aims for Hybrid, Electric Engines by 2020

Specialty diesel engine maker Deutz aims to expand its business to include hybrid and battery-powered engines from 2020, banking on an expected boom in demand for electric vehicles. "In future, we no longer want to operate just as a pure diesel group," Chief Executive Frank Hiller told Reuters on Thursday,

Rolls-Royce to Power Ice Class Super Yacht

King Shark (Photo courtesy of Rolls-Royce)

Rolls-Royce has won a contract to provide the propulsion and power electric systems for a new ice classified super yacht, the 70m King Shark, being built in Viareggio by Italian yacht company Rossinavi. The King Shark allows the owner the freedom to cruise the warm waters of the Caribbean and the freezing conditions of Antarctica in luxury.

Torqeedo Acquired by DEUTZ

 Torqeedo Acquired by DEUTZ   Independent engine manufacturer DEUTZ announced it has acquired Torqeedo, provider of electric drive systems for watercraft.   As an independent subsidiary of DEUTZ AG, Torqeedo will continue product development under its established Torqeedo brand and with its current leadership.

Zero-emission Shipping Meets Volvo Ocean Race

Photo courtesy of MARIN

As part of the research on future zero-emission ships MARIN had the opportunity to perform calculations, model tests and measurements on the Volvo Ocean 65 (VO65) racing yacht of Simeon Tienpont, linking top sport to innovative, sustainable shipping. As part of this research, MARIN built a VO65 ship

New Yacht Tender Concept Unveiled

Photo courtesy of Avon Marine/Torqeedo

Zodiac Nautic Group, together with Torqeedo and Avon, has developed the eJET Concept, a 100% electric tender that offers important benefits to yacht owners: a single fuel type on board, no oil changes, increased reliability and reduced maintenance costs.   The eJET Concept performed strongly in testing both in performance and reliability,

Torqeedo Opens Bangkok Office

(Photo: Torqeedo)

Torqeedo said it has opened a new office in Bangkok, Thailand, to accommodate its rapid growth in Asia and the Pacific (APAC) region.   The company reports an expanding focus on marine preservation, sustainable tourism, ecofishing and the electrification of commercial vessels have created a strong