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DNV GL Superyacht Seminar at Monaco Yacht Show 2019

Following the successful seminar in June at the Yacht Club de Monaco, DNV GL hosted another during the Monaco Yacht Show 2019,

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Coastal Cruiser 343 delivered to Xiamen Bay Sea Passenger

CoCo Yachts B.V. is proud to announce the delivery on November 27th, 2019, of another Coastal Cruiser 343 high-speed passenger vessel. The CC343 has been named He Ping Xin Xing (IMO: 9873369), and is built for Xiamen Bay Sea Passenger Co., Ltd. of Xiamen (China). The coastal Cruiser 343 is fully designed by CoCo Yachts B.V. and build by Plenty Shipbuilding Industry Ltd. of Zhuhai, China. The vessel will be used on their passenger service between Xiamen P.R. China and Kinmen Taiwan. The Coastal Cruiser 343 has a nice detailed ...

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Highly anticipated hybrid electric superyacht launched by luxury sailing yacht builder

Danfoss Editron has provided the electrical power equipment and control for Baltic Yachts’ Baltic 142 Canova superyacht. The yacht, which is one of the most technologically-advanced, high-performance sailing superyachts ever developed, has been delivered to its owner and can carry up to eight guests in four cabins. The 142ft long sailing yacht, specifically designed for fast and comfortable long-distance cruising, is one of the most ambitious projects Baltic Yachts has ever carried out. Baltic 142 Canova features an innovative dynamic stability system, which employs a 9m sliding foil that can ...

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Another successful collaboration between Vripack and Nordhaven

Every now and then, a design collaboration comes about that showcases the strengths of both parties. The exterior design of the Nordhavn 148 is a perfect example of that. It is the second project the two powerhouses work together on, and was exclusively unveiled at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The power of partnership between Dutch design studio Vripack and builder of expedition yachts Nordhavn followed from their previous collaboration on the interior design for the Nordhavn 80 in 2018. It was the pairing’s first project and the ...

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Alewijnse targets growth in Mediterranean superyacht growth maintenance / refit sector

Alewijnse Marine, the leading specialist in maritime electrical and automation technology, is looking to grow its presence in the Mediterranean as the superyacht maintenance/refit sector continues to enjoy strong growth. The company is confident that its long experience of working on newbuilds at Dutch superyacht yards and several European refit yards places it in a strong position to promote its abilities to owners, managers and the wider aftermarket. Last week, Alewijnse signed a frame contract with an undisclosed Mediterranean superyacht repair yard. The contract covers the delivery of electrical integration ...

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Clean Arctic Alliance Welcomes Expedition Cruise Industry Ban on Heavy Fuel Oil

Responding to the news that the 30 member companies of AECO, the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators, have agreed on a mandatory guideline banning the use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic, Clean Arctic Alliance Lead Advisor Dr Sian Prior said: “With an International Maritime Organization ban on the use of carriage of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic coming over the horizon, we welcome the decision made by AECO’s 30 expedition cruise companies to get ahead of the crowd, and for forging a path towards powering Arctic ...

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Damen Marine Components Receives Steering System Contract For Sunstone’s Fifth Infinity-Class 200 Pax Polar Expedition Cruise Ship

Damen Marine Components (DMC) has received the contract to supply the rudders and steering gear for the fifth Infinity-class vessel to be built for SunStone Ships by China Merchants Heavy Industries to an Ulstein design. The contract was awarded once again by propulsion specialist Brunvoll Volda, with whom DMC is working on this ongoing series. DMC will supply two Van der Velden® ATLANTIC rudders and two Van der Velden COMMANDER™ rotary vane steering gear systems. The ATLANTIC is a full-spade rudder with a surface area of eight square metres and ...

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MSC Cruises Returns To Thordon To Keep The Seashore Clean

Thordon Bearings has received an order to supply a water-lubricated propeller shaft bearing solution to Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard for installation to MSC Seashore, the third Seaside Class cruiseship to which Thordon’s COMPAC system has been specified. As part of a scope of environmentally-sustainable technology to feature aboard the 339m long, twin screw vessel – the first of two enriched Seaside Evo Class ships scheduled to enter services in 2021 – Thordon will supply two 628mm (24.7in) diameter COMPAC propeller shaft bearings, two 638mm (25.1in) diameter intermediate bearings and a pair ...

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An open letter to the worldwide yacht and boat manufacturing industry written by the International Institute of Marine Surveying

All worldwide manufacturing industries fundamentally face the same basic key challenges. They must be competitive within the markets they operate in, which requires them to produce the best possible products within strict financial constraints, ensuring they make a profit to enable them to continue to invest in research and development to create new products. Some manufacturers through choice approach this challenge by producing the best possible high-quality product with a top end price. They have a well-defined strategy of selling less units using a marketing approach to create a unique ...

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KVH Announces KVH Elite, Unlimited VSAT Streaming Service for Yachts

KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), announced yesterday that it is introducing KVH Elite, a premium unlimited VSAT streaming service delivering HD-quality, dedicated bandwidth to yachts in selected geographic regions. The new KVH Elite streaming service is launching in November 2019 from Florida through the Caribbean, including the islands of the eastern Caribbean, with the Mediterranean expected to follow in 2020. This service, which is part of KVH’s fully global mini-VSAT BroadbandSM HTS network, is designed for maximum coverage, maximum data speeds, and a premier user experience for simultaneous streaming. KVH ...

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Panama Canal Welcomes First Transit of 2019-2020 Cruise Season

The Panama Canal announced today the transit of Princess Cruises’ Island Princess, marking the beginning of what is expected to be a busy cruise season. According to Senior International Trade Specialist, Albano G. Aguilar, the Canal will facilitate approximately 258 transits over the next few months, including a record-breaking number by Neopanamax vessels. “We will see about a ten percent increase in cruise ship transits at the Panama Canal this season in comparison to last year, a boost largely driven by Neopanamax vessels” said Aguilar. “We are proud to play ...

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P&O Ferrymasters Enters Into Strategic Partnership To Facilitate “No-Deal” Brexit Customs Declarations

P&O FERRYMASTERS announces it has entered into a strategic partnership with SGS Maco to offer customs declaration services to P&O Ferrymasters’ customers. This will maintain easy and fluid declaration for the import and export of goods to and from the United Kingdom, in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit. If at the end of October, the UK leaves the European Union without a deal that maintains existing customs arrangements, goods may have to be declared to customs and this partnership will allow continuity and fluidity for P&O Ferrymaster’s customers. SGS ...

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The Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ fleet is set to operate without heavy fuel oil

From July 2020 onwards, the global fleet of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises will use marine gas oil with a maximum sulphur content of 0.1 % (LS-MGO) exclusively. In doing so, the company will cut the emissions of its fleet of both luxury and expedition ships significantly. By transitioning to the low-pollutant fuel voluntarily, the sulphur emissions of the Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ fleet will be cut by 80 %. Additionally, the switch to marine gas oil means a reduction in soot and particulates of up to 30 %. Says Karl J. Pojer, CEO of ...

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Sail more, pay less, with Voyager SUPERYACHT from GNS

GNS, the maritime technology company, today announced the launch of Voyager SUPERYACHT, a new kind of navigation service for superyacht customers that has been designed to make managing navigation requirements easier and more cost-effective. Early users of the service are reporting savings of up to 50% on navigation spend as well as better compliance management through a combination of more accurate purchasing, lower costs and better monitoring and management. Built on simplicity, transparency and safety, Voyager SUPERYACHT is the first navigation service that actually encourages superyacht customers to spend less ...

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South Korean port to slash passenger vessel emissions with ABB shore power

ABB will install Port of Incheon’s first shore-to-ship power solution, enabling passenger vessels to cut emissions, noise and vibrations at berth ABB has secured the contract covering South Korea’s commitment to sustainable shore-to-ship power, after a pilot scheme for passenger ships to plug into the local grid received the go ahead from Incheon Port Authority (IPA). “As the first agreement covering shore-to-ship power in South Korea, this is a truly significant breakthrough for ABB,” said Juha Koskela, Managing Director, ABB Marine & Ports. “We are honored to be selected by ...

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