• Theme: Equipment

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    A bit less than a year ago, a New Zealand skipper based in France met a Finnish technology provider at the METS trade show in Amsterdam. A little more than a year later, this skipper will rely on this technology in the Vendee Globe 2016, the most difficult round-the-world race, while achieving an environmental...

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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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    Many skippers are used to trimming their outboard engine or sterndrive manually—besides, experienced helmsman never like dummy-proof solutions. We also had our doubts until we tested the Active Trim system. This intuitive hands-free system continually adjusts the engine trim to deliver a better overall driving...

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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...

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    Rocol presents a new environmentally acceptable lubricant (EAL) for wires on vessels: Biogen Wireshield complies with the regulations that require EAL in all oil-to-sea interfaces on vessels in US waters (VGP regulation). According to VGP, all lubricants and its components must be biodegradable, minimally toxic and...

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    Everyone who has ever set foot on a yacht knows that the variety of systems—be they for navigation, entertainment or propulsion—can be overwhelming. To manage them, NMEA2000 databus networks have become a common solution. Garmin, Furuno, Raymarine and all the other main manufacturers of marine electronics offer them....

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    Smartphone-based yachting is on the way. A growing number of app providers are now offering multiple ways to monitor a boat through an iOS or Android device. But monitoring is just the first step. Your smartphone now can send you multiple alerts providing continuous information on vessel status, including...

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    “Autorouting does not replace safe navigation.” Navionics offers this timely warning regarding its Dock-to-dock Autorouting because this new boating navigation software promises to be so comprehensive that it could entice seafarers to forget basic precautions. The user just needs to tap a destination or enter a...

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    Plug and Play is an IT notion that perfectly describes Save Marine’s new H240 hydrogenerator. Weighing only ten kilograms, it can easily be mounted to the stern of small to medium-sized sailboats. The faster the boat goes, the more power the H240 generates. This ranges from 100 Watts at a speed of five knots to 250 W...

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    Simultaneous long-range and short-range detection with the same equipment—this is the capability Simrad’s Halo radar will deliver to recreational boaters. Halo differs in its use of solid state technology, usually better for short-range detection. The addition of long-range performance enables it to identify objects...