Michael Halpern

Michael Halpern previously assisted ArchiExpo with translation.
  • Rethinking the Houseboat

    Rethinking the Houseboat

    In northeastern France, Boathome is rethinking the houseboat. The company started with the notion that living on the…

  • Winning Combo

    Winning Combo

    Cross an autonomous sailing drone with high-tech sensors and what do you get? The latest in cost-effective, remote…

  • All Quiet Aboard

    All Quiet Aboard

    The 2017 i-Novo Eco prize went to the Solarwave Silent-75, a catamaran cruising yacht with hybrid propulsion. The…

  • Get a Charge at Sea

    Get a Charge at Sea

    The Scanstrut ROKK Charge+ waterproof USB socket was nominated for a DAME Deck Equipment, Sails and Rigging award…

  • When Length Matters

    When Length Matters

    TeamO’s Autolock Tether received a nomination for a DAME award in the Lifesaving and Safety Equipment category at…

  • Open, Closed or In Between

    Open, Closed or In Between

    Opac’s retractable louvered hardtop was nominated for a DAME award in the Deck Equipment, Sails and Rigging category…

  • Nothing Like a DAME

    Nothing Like a DAME

    This year’s METS trade show included the 27th Design Award METSTRADE (DAME) competition. There were 122 entries from…

  • {IBEX} Light `Em Up

    {IBEX} Light `Em Up

    The Tampa, Florida IBEX 2017 conferred its Deck Equipment & Hardware innovation award on the Light Pole™ navigation…

  • {IBEX} Spin, Don’t Roll

    {IBEX} Spin, Don’t Roll

    Innovation award winners at last month’s IBEX conference in Tampa, Florida included the Seakeeper 3 anti-roll system in…

  • Blow-Up on the Water

    Blow-Up on the Water

    The TIWAL 3.2, U.S. Boat of the Year in 2014 and winner of a Red Dot design award,…

  • Not Your Grandpa’s Remote Control

    Not Your Grandpa’s Remote Control

    Finnish marine tech heavyweight Wärtsilä successfully tested a long-range remote control system on a platform supply vessel in…

  • Maxi Trimaran in Full Flight

    Maxi Trimaran in Full Flight

    After three years of conception and construction, the giant Edmond de Rothschild trimaran underwent initial sea trials off…

  • A Shiny Black Pearl

    A Shiny Black Pearl

    Launched in September 2016, Oceanco’s Black Pearl superyacht was, according to Boat International, recently seen slicing through the…

  • Digital Twins for New Ships

    Digital Twins for New Ships

    Rolls-Royce, the Norwegian University of Technology and Science researchers SINTEF Ocean and classification society DNV GL have partnered…

  • A Paddle-Board That Shines

    A Paddle-Board That Shines

    The NERD 3CSup is a stand-up paddle-board that stands out. Nominated for the 2017 Compasso d’Oro, it is…

  • Taboo to the Ends of the Earth

    Taboo to the Ends of the Earth

    Taboo, a 90-meter ice class concept super-yacht is the fruit of a collaboration between New York’s Gill Schmid…

  • Virtual Reality Goes to Sea

    Virtual Reality Goes to Sea

    Sealver, creator of the jet-ski driven Wave Boat, is leveraging the power of virtual reality (VR) to improve…

  • Safety First Through Virtual Reality

    Safety First Through Virtual Reality

    Lloyd’s Register launched its Virtual Reality Safety Simulator at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas. The…

  • Wetsuits to Fool Sharks

    Wetsuits to Fool Sharks

    Recent research shows that sharks have much better eyesight than previously thought, and that vision plays a crucial…

  • Seabob Scoots and Shoots

    Seabob Scoots and Shoots

    The new Seabob F5 SR underwater scooter features two built-in cameras for filming aquatic scenery and rider exploits.…

  • Looking Deep and Wide

    Looking Deep and Wide

    Furuno’s DFF-3D multi-beam sidescan sonar yields detailed 3D images of fish in the water column and seabed profiles…

  • Pedaling Underwater

    Pedaling Underwater

    A new ocean toy was launched at the recent Nauticales boat show in La Ciotat on the French…

  • A Big Cat Takes to the Air

    A Big Cat Takes to the Air

    Poland’s Sunreef Yachts is developing two versions of its 40 Open multihull, a standard configuration and one with…