• Posts Tagged ‘METS’

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    PowerDocks announced the European launch of its Blue Isles floating microgrid at METS 2017. Initial introduction of the firm’s Marine Autonomous Powered Docking Platform (MAPD) took place earlier this year in the US. The world’s first autonomous powered mooring is capable of generating, storing and distributing...

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    Outboard engines are the traditional propulsion for many boats, but environmental and technology changes are revolutionizing the sector.   Outboards are the most versatile and widely utilized engines, powering everything from small commercial fishing boats to the most exclusive superyacht tenders. The cheapest are...

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    Superyachts featuring more and more autonomous functions is a hot topic at this year’s METS, but challenges remain.   Are superyachts plotting a course toward full autonomy? Kongsberg Maritime sales manager Roger Trinterud doesn’t think so. “Generally, I think it’s fair to say that people want to be served by people. In...

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    Abandoned boats are piling up, and the industry has no efficient system for dealing with them. The good news is that fiberglass can be recycled, but the big issue is volume.   Two years ago, the industry organized a conference on reuse and recycling at METS. At this year’s show, the subject is drawing renewed...

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    Data-hungry users are pushing the satellite receiver market to upscale, requiring more obtrusive domes on yachts. But some innovative companies attending METS this year are taking a different approach with revolutionary flat panel antenna systems.   The American start-up Kymeta, which received seed capital from Bill...

    The Scanstrut ROKK Charge+ waterproof USB socket was nominated for a DAME Deck Equipment, Sails and Rigging award at the 2017 METS marine equipment trade show in Amsterdam. The UK manufacturer says it’s a world first, and the only charge outlet that is both waterproof and capable of rapid charging—up to three times...

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    TeamO’s Autolock Tether received a nomination for a DAME award in the Lifesaving and Safety Equipment category at this year’s Amsterdam METS marine equipment trade show. The British manufacturer calls it “a breakthrough innovation in tether design” because it adjusts automatically to the sailor’s position onboard, yet...

    Commercial vessels have been the testbed for electric and hybrid systems. Thanks to their safety, reliability, efficiency and green credentials, they are increasingly finding their way into leisure craft.   METS is an obvious place to showcase electric and hybrid systems. And Engel-Jan de Boer, Lloyd’s Register yacht...

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    Opac’s retractable louvered hardtop was nominated for a DAME award in the Deck Equipment, Sails and Rigging category at this year’s Amsterdam METS marine equipment trade show. The Turin-based manufacturer claims this is the first-ever automatic top of its type. The locking system allows it to remain open safely in any...

    French firm CarenEcolo, founded in 2015, was nominated for a Marina and boatyard equipment DAME Award at METS 2017. Its economical mobile hull washing system removes pollutants from wash water so that it can be put back into the natural environment. We spoke with system creator Gaëtan Fouquet.   NauticExpo e-mag: How...