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Perkins Sabre Offers New Engines

The latest additions of the Perkins Sabre offering are the new M85T, M92 and theM115T, which all continue the tradition of the Perkins Sabre marque by being robustly engineered for reliability and durability, and by offering owners and operators a reasonable cost-of-ownership. The turbo-charged models now start with the new three-liter four-cylinder M85T, which develops its maximum 85 hp at 2,600 rpm. This is followed by the four-liter M115T, which develops 115 hp at 2,400 rpm and, like the M92, is a replacement for the M90/4.236; the most popular Perkins Sabre ever built. Sabre engines manages the Perkins marine business worldwide. The company is also the Perkins Marine Power Center for England, Wales and Ireland and within this territory, the Perkins Sabre range of marine diesel engines is exclusively available from Finning (U.K.).

New GM at Perkins Marine Facility in Wimborne

Andrew Goldspink (Photo: Perkins)

Engine manufacturer Perkins hires Andrew Goldspink to succeed retiring general manager Steve Phillips. After 30 years at engine manufacturer Perkins, Steve Phillips has elected to retire from his role as General Manager of the company’s marine facility in Wimborne. Over his years at Perkins, Phillips has held leadership roles in Parts and Service (London), Marine Service Manager for the Asia Pacific region (Singapore), through to his current role as General Manager (Wimborne, UK).

Perkins Sabre Launches Two New Engines

The latest additions to the Perkins Sabre Engines line were introduced this autumn. The naturally aspirated Perkins Sabre M92 and the turbocharged Perkins Sabre M115T have already established themselves as the fastest selling Perkins Sabre Engines of all time. This is due largely to the fact that both are direct and easily fitted replacements for the Perkins Sabre M90/4.236, a highly successful marine diesel engine.

Perkins Sabre Unveils New Engines

Available to boatbuilders, owners and operators throughout the U.S., Perkins Sabre has introduced the newest additions to its 65 to 800-hp marine diesel range. The four-cylinder model M92 is a 4.2 liter, naturally aspirated 92-hp engine, while the 4 liter, turbocharged M115T runs 115-hp at 2,400 rpm. Replacing one of the most renowned and successful Perkins marine engines to date – the company’s naturally aspirated M90/4.236, which has operated in the U.S. for many years.

Perkins Sabre Launches New Commercially-Rated Engines

Subsequent to the recent launching of several new commercially-rated engines, the latest additions to the Perkins Sabre range are the M85T, M92 and M115T. Continuing the tradition of the Perkins Sabre brand through reliability and durability, the engines are all easy-to-install, with straightforward maintenance and extended service intervals. At the lower end of the power range is a trio of naturally aspirated models - Perkins Sabre M65, M92, M130C and the 4.236/M90

Somers Named VP, General Manager of NorAm

North American Power Systems, Inc. (NorAm), a recently-appointed Master Distributor of Perkins engines in Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico, has appointed Jeffrey Somers as vice president. NorAm, one of 10 Master Distributors for Perkins in North America, supports the sales, service and distribution of Perkins engines and parts through its approximately 100 dealers. Somers was part of team from Warren Equipment Company of Midland, Texas that formed in NorAm in January 2001

Vessel Affected by Cyclone

Two vessels from the Australia based-Perkins Shipping fleet have found themselves at the mercy of tropical cyclone Craig. The master of the MV Balangut, a 1469 dwt tonne RoRo cargo vessel, reported his ship’s bow door had potentially been lost due to the heavy seas. The position puts the Balangut some 70 nautical miles north of Melville Island close to the center of Cyclone Craig, and she has been advised by Perkins’ Darwin office to continue to slowly steam north until such time as the storm

Caterpillar Buys Marine Engine Company

Heavy equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. bought closely held Sabre Engines Ltd., a U.K.-based company that specializes in high-performance marine diesel engines. Terms of the deal were not released. Caterpillar already sells 27 different engine models and sells more marine diesel engines over 250 bhp than any other manufacturer in the world. The addition of Sabre Engines Ltd. will add to Caterpillar's offering of marine power systems below 300 bhp.

Ingalls Shipbuilding Names Don Perkins VP

Don Perkins

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that Don Perkins has been named vice president of contracts and pricing for the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding division. Operationally, Perkins' organization is responsible for contract administration, proposal formulation, estimating, pricing, negotiations, contract awards and change orders, as well as management of contractual risks and mitigation strategies. Perkins' shipbuilding experience began with an apprenticeship program and comprises more

CCF wins Hiab's MOFFETT Charity Forklift Auction

MOFFETT jubilee model which CCF won at the charity auction

  MOFFETT, part of Cargotec's Hiab business area, announced that CCF Limited, part of Travis Perkins plc, is the winner of its 70th anniversary charity auction.   CCF placed the winning bid of €53,000 for the privilege of owning a unique, tailor-made, anniversary edition MOFFETT truck mounted forklift. MOFFETT will donate all of the money raised from the winning bid to charity.   On behalf of CCF, Graham Bellman, Group Fleet Director, Travis Perkins plc

Targa: Splitter, Terminal with Noble Still Under Consideration

Targa Resources Partners LP is working closely with Noble Group as Asia's biggest commodity trader evaluates whether to move forward a deal to support a Targa-built condensate splitter, a new terminal or both in Texas, Targa Chief Executive Joe Bob Perkins said on Tuesday.  

Incat Crowther Designs New Ferries for Singapore

Image: Incat Crowther

A new class of 33-meter catamaran passenger ferries has been designed by Incat Crowther for Majestic Ferries in Singapore, to operate between Singapore and Batam. With four of the vessels already under construction at PT Cahaya Samudra Shipyard in Indonesia, the design targets increased speed

Former Shipping Execs Indicted on Price-fixing

Photo: NYK

Three former executives of ocean freight shipping firms have been indicted for participating in a long-running price-fixing conspiracy, the U.S. Justice Department announced.   The executives – Yoshiyuki Aoki, Masahiro Kato and Shunichi Kusunose – have been brought up on felony

Bath Iron Works Lays Keel of Navy’s Next Destroyer

U.S. shipbuilder General Dynamics Bath Iron Works held a keel-laying ceremony on November 16 for the Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), the company’s 36th Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer.   The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer is a multi-mission combatant that offers defense against a

Coast Guard Foundation Announces Inaugural First District Awards Dinner

ADM Thad W. Allen, USCG (Ret.)

Non-Profit’s Tribute Celebrates the United States Coast Guard’s Finest in Boston. The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families

Deepwater Criminal Charges for Former BP Engineer


Former BP Engineer Arrested for Obstruction of Justice in Connection with the Deepwater Horizon Criminal Investigation; First Criminal Charges to Result from the Deepwater Horizon Task Force Investigation. Kurt Mix, a former engineer for BP plc

Ulupinar XV: An update to Sanmar’s Successful Series of ASD tugs

Ulupinar XV

The Ulupinar Series of compact ASD tugs has proven to be a very successful part of Sanmar’s portfolio, with 14 vessels in service; the first one delivered in 2007.   After five years, the Sanmar board decided that some updates were needed and Robert Allan Ltd

Finning Wins Engine Service Contract with Serco

Photo: Finning

Finning Power Systems, the U.K.’s sole supplier of Caterpillar engines has signed an exclusive £2.5 million, five-year agreement with Serco, the international service company, to provide product support for all of the company’s U.K

ABB to Buy UK's Dynamotive Ltd.

ABB to acquire the Coalville, UK-based manufacturer of  drives, controls and motors for industrial and marine applications & automotive test rigs. Dynamotive has about 40 employees and is privately owned. ABB says its owners will continue to work for them.

Macron Announces Anchor Handler Sale

Photo: Macron International

Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Washington announced the private sale of a 2010 built, dynamic positioning, firefighting, anchor handling tug supply vessel. The Conan Wu Design (now part of Wärtsilä Ship Design), 55.0m x 13.8m x 5

Obituary: Michael E. Ford, USMMA '60

Michael E. Ford

Michael E. Ford, 75, of Waretown, NJ, passed away on January 4, 2014. Born in Washington, DC and raised in Chevy Chase, Md., he graduated from the #United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY, in 1960 with a degree in Marine Engineering

Self-Pilot Personal Submarine to Launch in Monaco

DeepFlight Dragon

DeepFlight announced it will introduce a new type of personal submarine at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show. The company said its new product, the DeepFlight Dragon, is the most compact, lightweight personal submarine on the market, and is so intuitive to use that clients self-pilot the craft with

Caterpillar Rejigs Top Deck


  Caterpillar Inc. today announced the following officer changes effective January 1, 2015:  * Julie Lagacy will become the company’s Chief Information Officer and vice president with responsibility for the Global Information Services Division;

Cargo Ship Disabled near Great Barrier Reef

A general cargo vessel experiencing mechanical issues near the Great Barrier Reef is under tow, the response coordinator Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) reported.   Antigua and Barbuda flagged general cargo vessel, Thor Commander

New Lineup for NOAA Hydrographic Services Panel

The Hydrographic Services Review Panel advises NOAA on improving services for navigation and coastal resilience. (Credit: NOAA)

Committee provides advice on agency’s navigation services NOAA administrator Kathryn Sullivan, Ph.D., has appointed six members to the Hydrographic Services Review Panel, a federal advisory committee that gives NOAA independent advice for improving a range of services and products that

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