A clean fuel tank, a safe voyage, a barnacle-free hull and peace of mind—the companies in this issue of our newsletter help bring you just that.
In Cannes, the Azimut Benetti Group unveiled a new hull and propulsion combination for future Azimut Grande models. With Azimut styling and DNA but built under the Benetti umbrella, the range currently includes yachts from 100 to 120 feet. A 140-foot flagship (pictured) is under development.
At the Monaco Yacht Show, Palladium introduced its integrated glass bridge system dubbed SiMON GOLD, designed to put the ship’s monitoring at the captain’s fingertips. Extending Palladium’s work with Apple multi-touch devices, the intuitive system allows you to drag items from the menu bars to create personalized “View Ports.”
Palladium Technologies in Monaco introduced its new integrated Glass Bridge system SiMON GOLD. Aside from its sleek glass surface and rich graphics, the bridge’s touch screen puts ship monitoring at the captain’s fingertips. An extension of Palladium’s work with Apple multi-touch devices, the system is intuitive and user friendly.
After several years of development, US-based marine electronics manufacturer FarSounder has introduced its new generation of navigation sonars at the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show—the FarSounder-500 (able to detect target 500 meters away) and FarSounder-1000 (for targets 1000 meters away).
METS returns to Amsterdam November 13 to 15, a date that will mark the show’s 25th anniversary. The first edition of this trade-only show was held in 1988 with a little over 100 exhibitors. In 2011, the show attracted 1,331 exhibitors, organized in various international pavilions.
Kaiserwerft and Voith are unveiling an exciting new propulsion system at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. An evolution of Voith’s extensively tested and proven inline thrusters and propulsion systems used on numerous ships, this new compact magnetic propulsion system, which does away with the gearbox and conventional shafts, could be a game changer for large yachts.
News and new releases from both up and coming companies and some of the biggest names in the marine industry. Bristol Yacht Components advances their Bristol Boarding Stairs, KVH introduces an upgrade to their current communications network, and Raymarine expands their HybridTouch e-series multifunction display.
The sophisticated integrated system onboard Papi du Papi was entrusted to Videoworks, a company specialized in integrated entertainment, networking and digital CCTV systems for mega yachts. They spoke to us about the process involved in creating such an intricate, custom-designed system.
Over the last six years or so, pod drive propulsion has become an exciting option for owners, builders and designers seeking more efficient ways to power their yachts. The benefits of pod drives—maneuverability, operational efficiency and design flexibility—have proven irresistible within the industry.
Check out some news and new additions from some cutting edge companies. Lantic Entertainment now offers a way to streamline your HD onboard entertainment system, Raymarine shows off their gyro-stabilized thermal night vision camera, and Kannad Marine announces the FCC approval on a device that might save your life.
Yacht Thruster is a relatively easy-to-install external thruster offered in single- and twin-propeller models that attach on the outside of a hull, either bow or stern. The product is offered by the same firm that has sold thousands of wireless Yacht Controllers. The company asserts that the Yacht Thruster usually takes only about one to two hours to install the thruster itself (without cable connections).
The 239’ Predator spent several months cruising after leaving Holland last spring, allowing onlookers only a few glimpses of its surprising blue hull. We caught up with the yacht at its winter base off the Spanish coast where an informative tour of this stunning vessel revealed beauty that is much more than skin deep.
Raymarine adds two applications to their product lineup: the RayRemote and the RayControl. DeLorme's already award-winning inReach device is now compatible with Apple mobile devices. And for those yachts not required to carry a Class-A AIS transponder, Digital Deep Sea has a compact solution.