• Samantha Fisk

    Samantha Fisk worked at RINA (The Royal Institution of Naval Architects) for 7 years and has now gone into freelance, working for European magazines.

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    Lampuga has recently launched its latest in the electric surfboard market with its own inflatable jet drive surfboard designed to fold down and ride fast. The modular design lets the surfer “swap the jet drive between four different hull styles, from the standard 6.5ft (2m) surfboard to a short, lie-atop body board,”...

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    Rolls-Royce’s latest Azipull Carbon C65 steerable thruster has been designed as a low drag, high-efficiency propulsion system for yachts with key characteristics of course stability and low noise and vibration levels. To achieve a lighter weight product for vessels where weight distribution and displacement are...

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    This year’s Southampton Boat Show saw Key Yachting showcase two new models to the market, the Grand Soleil LC46 (Long Cruise) and the J/Boats J/112E, both nominated for the European yacht of the year award. The Long cruise range is a new development from Grand Soleil and has been designed for those wishing to discover...

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    The Voith Linear Jet (VLJ) aims to be an innovative solution that will drive down fuel costs for vessel owners. “The VLJ was developed with the vision to combine the best elements from the two existing technologies namely conventional screw propellers and water jets,” says David Bendl, ship and propulsion...

    There are many commercial options for shipowners to make their fleet more environmentally friendly and to meet new regulations.  One option on the market is for shipowners to slow down: Opting for slow steaming can cut both fuel costs and emissions. Over recent years the shipping industry has been hit by environmental...