• Theme: Equipment

    C-Quip has launched an innovative buoyancy aid for the personal safety market. Their latest solution is the self-inflating Throw Raft, which “does what it says on the can”—it inflates on impact with the water. When inflated the device measures 22”x21” (56×53 cm). It has been approved by the US Coast Guard and has...

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    UK-based Martek Marine has launched its latest in telemedicine—iVital. The system won’t just save lives, but also could save shipowners money. Charlie Whyman, head of marketing, spoke to NauticExpo e-magazine.   NE e-mag: How does iVital work? Charlie Whyman: The medically certified hardware and software can be used by...

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    Innovations including satellite technology and advanced alerting devices are bringing lifejackets into the 21st century. But wearability remains key.   NauticExpo e-mag spoke with three manufacturers, who all agreed that designing lifejackets that people want to wear, especially for long periods, should be the major...

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    Getting your kid into a life vest has never been easier. Tribord, the nautical house brand of France’s Decathlon sporting goods chain, has introduced its Easy personal flotation device for children. The single front buckle is held in place by a Velcro band to facilitate closure and adjustment. The close-fitting vest...

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    Survitec’s latest 1000 series model is the tri-approved wind energy suit designed for the wind/offshore market. The company claims it is suitable for all personnel traveling over water. Approvals include aviation (ETSO 2C503), marine (MED/SOLAS) and ISO 15027:2012 standards for.CE personal protective equipment. For...

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    French-based C-Sense has taken its Eco-Pilot for monitoring of fuel usage one step further with the development of its mobile version, Mobi-Pilot. Pierre-Alexis Dormegnies, maritime project leader at C-Sense, explains: “Having a mobile unit that you can take onboard allows more flexibility, as the device can be used...

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    RAMLAB, the port of Rotterdam’s additive manufacturing lab, is developing the first ship propeller manufactured using 3D-Printing technology. The joint effort includes partners Damen Shipyards, Promarin, Autodesk and Bureau Veritas. The propeller is based on a Promarin model found on a Damen tug. It measures 1,300 mm...

    Yachting has been transformed over the last 50 years by major innovations such as fibreglass hulls, Dacron sails, non-stretch Dyneema cordage and GPS navigation. Modern gear makes it easier to enjoy sailing and often requires less crew.   Nowadays, materials such as carbon, composites and alloys allow the construction...

    Catching the wrong fish is both an environmental disaster and an economic burden for fishermen. SafetyNet, a UK start-up, has successfully launched a crowdfunding campaign to help develop Pisces, its light-emitting solution. The system is based on the simple fact that fish and crustaceans are attracted by light, but...

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    This year’s China International Boat Show in Shanghai saw Victron Energy haul in the Most Innovative Company award. The Dutch firm beat out competitors from throughout the marine sector with its Quattro inverter/chargers and other recent products. The 15 kVA Quattro can be connected to two different AC sources—for...