• Theme: Propulsion, Engine Controls

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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...

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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...