• Theme: Ship and Boat Building

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    The Canadian company Mirakapon promises big things with its new antifouling product MK300. It’s an antifouling solution that doesn’t pollute and doesn’t leave any material in the water. In addition to this, it is more powerful than any of the current antifouling products on the market. MK300 is a clear film that is...

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    Norwegian-based global maritime industry Wilhelmsen and technology giant Kongsberg have established Massterly, the world’s first autonomous shipping company. The two companies describe Massterly—the name is derived from “Marine Autonomous Surface Ships” (MASS)—as “the next step in autonomous shipping, offering a complete...

    GS4C, with the support of a Lombardy regional fund for startup projects, is now beginning manufacturing of the first ever 100% recyclable racing sailboat. The boat is a Mini 650, designed by Skyronlabdesign for participation in the Mini Transat 6.50, a single-handed race across the Atlantic. The advantage of creating...

    Antwerp-based group Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) has built, launched, and successfully completed sea trials of Hydroville, the world’s first hydrogen-powered, zero emissions passenger shuttle to receive a Certificate of Class from Lloyd’s Register (LR).   This catamaran has two dual-fuel engines that run on...

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    Custom took on a whole new meaning at the Dubai International Boat Show with Feadship. The Dutch company builds beautiful bespoke superyachts and is popular among high-net-worth individuals. At the show, they demonstrated how bespoke works by incorporating the customer’s individuality, called the Feadship DNA, that...

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    The marine curse of fouled hulls has generated a thriving industry of toxic paints which release self-polishing copolymers. But the European Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) calls into question even the less harmful copper-based antifouling paints. Leading companies are updating their lines to meet the upcoming...

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    Japan-based Eco Marine Power (EMP) plans to set sell in 2018 with its Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) solution. It’s the world’s first combination of a rigid sail and solar power system for ships using EMP’s patented technologies, including EnergySail.   After finding strategic partners with the necessary skills...

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    The international maritime industry is increasingly looking to hybrid power. Batteries are a proven, commercially viable technology that offers significant environmental benefits. But they have a limited lifespan.   The norm for all batteries is that they be fully recycled at the end of their life. That is a costly and...

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    Taboo, a 90-meter ice class concept super-yacht is the fruit of a collaboration between New York’s Gill Schmid Design and Tim Dempers Studio in Cape Town. Conceived for global exploration, it can handle conditions from polar to tropical. It combines the performance of a commercial vessel with luxury to suit the most...

    Augmented and virtual reality in industry is predicted to become a US $80 billion market by 2025, according to Goldman Sachs. Its impact on shipbuilding will be no less dramatic.   Goldman Sachs AR & VR Research Business Unit leader Heather Bellini states that AR and VR have the potential to transform the way people...