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New Engines and Joystick from Yanmar

Yanmar presents boaters and industry professionals new engines and advanced technical features at BOOT Düsseldorf in Germany, one of the world’s largest watersports exhibition, from January 18-26, 2014. Yanmar's technical frontrunner is the completely new developed common rail JH-CR four-cylinder diesel engine that comes in production in the summer of 2014. The new compact midrange is available in 45,57,80 en 110hp, fitting perfectly with a range of boats: larger sailing yachts, motor cruisers, fast RIBs and tender boats. Direct fuel injection results in less diesel consumption. Noise reduction is another focus where Yanmar engineers have been successful. Although the engine is very compact, it is easy accessible for service. Traditional push/pull operation is offered on each engine as a standard. Electronic engine control extendable with multifunctional displays is available as an option. The standard engine provides ample electric power of 125A/12V. A secondary alternator, 12V or 24V is optional. The engine is compliant with EPA Tier 3 and EU RCD 2 (2016) emission regulations. Sailors love the sound of the wind. To get them a quiet and powerful ride when switching on the engine, Yanmar has specially designed a diesel engine of 160 hp. Result? Cruising with 1,800-2,000 rpm at amazing low noise levels! Furthermore the new 6BY3-160complies with the latest stringent global emission regulations, like EPA Tier 3

Neander Deal Sees Yanmar Return to Diesel Outboards

Left to right: Floris Lettinga, YMI Global Sales Manager, with Lutz W. Lester: Managing Director Neander Shark (Photo: Oliver Franke)

Marking its return to the diesel outboard market, engineering company Yanmar Marine International (YMI) has reached an agreement for exclusive distribution rights with German outboard manufacturer Neander Shark.   YMI, whose headquarters are in the Netherlands, will distribute Neander Shark outboards worldwide through its network with access to more than 130 countries.   From 1985 until 2009 Yanmar manufactured three-cylinder diesel outboards rated at 27 and 36 hp

Yanmar Accelerated Endurance Testing


Recognized nationwide for his fishing expertise, Capt. Dave Mistretta has spent more than 30 years as a big game saltwater guide in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida.  His Dorado 40, Jaws Too, employs a 530 hp Yanmar 6CX-530 engine supplied by Mastry Engine Center.  As one of the first to try out one of these engines, Mistretta easily logged over 2,200 hours of operation in just two years. When most boaters put an average of 100-200 hours a year on their engine

Laborde Supplies Yanmars to Power Boats for Export

Laborde Supplies engines for crewboats

Laborde now has the ability to supply builders on the US Gulf Coast with the complete line of Yanmar 360-1,822 hp commercial engines for export.  Laborde recently supplied six Yanmar 6CX-GTYE engines to Neuville Boat Works for crewboats headed for Trinidad. Inland and Offshore Contractors Ltd., a diversified transportation company serving the petroleum industry, will take delivery of three 47' boats to carry crew and cargo to offshore installations

Boatswain’s Locker Distributes Fiat Powertrain

Fiat Powertrain Technologies of North America, Inc., (FPT NA), announced an agreement with Costa Mesa-based Boatswain’s Locker for the distribution and service of FPT commercial diesel marine engines and parts in California, Hawaii, and Western Mexico. “We chose to carry the FPT commercial line of diesel marine engines with outputs from 57 to 1300 HP for several reasons,” said Dan Gribble, CEO Boatswain’s Locker

Laborde Expands Sales & Service Network

Laborde Products added National Maintenance and Repair as a service and sales dealer.  It supports the river and rail industries with facilities in Hartford, Illinois; Paducah, Kentucky; and Harahan, Louisiana.  National Maintenance and Repair will provide sales and support for Laborde Products' Mitsubishi marine propulsion engines in all three locations. It will also provide sales and service for Laborde's packaged product division, Diesel America

Laborde welcomes New Louisiana Dealer

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Already a big fan of industrial engines provided by Laborde Products, American Rental Equipment general manager Jonah LaLonde was eager to become a Laborde certified dealer.  The Lafayette, Louisiana, company now services and performs warranty work for Diesel America, Yanmar and Hatz products. Founded in 2004, American Rental serves the construction, utilities, oil and gas industries and municipalities.  The single-source retailer offers 140

Algae-X Technology Now Available in Greece

Algae-X International announces its distribution agreement with Sun Sea Service. Based in Athens, Sun Sea Service is a sales and service center for several engine manufacturers including Volvo Penta, Yanmar and Perkins. Sun Sea Service also maintains over 950 recreational vessels, both private yachts and charter fleets. Sun Sea Service will introduce Algae-X Magnetic Fuel Conditioners and the AFC-705 Fuel Catalyst to its network of commercial marine customers and boat builders

Third Mitsubishi Installation Powers LA Carriers

M/V Karen Koby, was fitted with twin ABS-certified S12R-Y2MPTK Mitsubishi engines

Deep in the Louisiana Cajun Country, LA Carriers was founded in 1986 as a small barge management firm.  Now shipping in excess of 275,000 net tons of cargo annually, LA Carriers chooses Laborde Products to supply powerful Mitsubishi engines.  The third such installation for LA Carriers, it allows the company to fulfill its promise of just-in-time delivery.   A recently built 98' tug, M/V Karen Koby, was fitted with twin ABS-certified S12R-Y2MPTK Mitsubishi engines rated 1

Mack Boring, ECTI Offer Diesel Classes

The growth of diesel engine use in the marine industry has created a need for basic education and hands-on instruction for owners who want to do their own repairs. To address this need, Mack Boring & Parts Company and Engine City Technical Institute offer one-day basic diesel seminars and two-day diesel engine courses at three locations. The one-day sessions are designed to help owners become familiar with, or update their knowledge of Yanmar diesels

MN 100: FloScan Instruments, Inc.

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The Company: FloScan is a Seattle-based corporation that designs and manufactures its products in the United States. With worldwide sales at an all-time high, FloScan Fuel Monitoring Systems are in use on a wide range of diesel powered commercial vessels on every continent including ocean-going

Japan’s First ME-GI Engine Passes Factory Tests

FAT attendees pictured in front of the ME-GI engine at MES’s Tamano Works (Photo: MAN Diesel & Turbo)

The factory acceptance test (FAT) of the first ME-GI engine in Japan recently took place at the Tamano Works of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES), overseen by classification society DNV GL.   The engine, developed by MAN Diesel & Turbo

USCG Icebreaking Tug Returns from Midlife Overhaul

Morro Bay passes the Cleveland West Pierhead Light in June 2013. (USCG photo by Christopher M. Yaw)

Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay returned to homeport in Cleveland Tuesday following a 14-month service life extension project (SLEP) at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, the U.S. Coast Guard announced.   SLEP is a major midlife overhaul which is expected to extend the cutter's service life 15

New Bulkers Launched into Fuel-saving Future

View of the Elsabeth C and Mirela tied up in port in China (Photo: MAN Diesel & Turbo)

One of the first commercial applications of MAN Diesel & Turbo’s new MAN Alpha Kappel FP propeller took place off the coast of China recently when the vessel Elsabeth C, a 58,500-dwt Supramax bulk carrier owned by Frontmarine Co. Ltd – an affiliated and managed company of

Cat’s C280 Engines Meet EPA Tier 4, IMO Tier III

Photo: Caterpillar

Caterpillar Marine now offers its Cat C280 medium-speed diesel engines for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 and International Maritime Organization (IMO) Tier III service. The EPA Tier 4 standards applied to all new U.S. flagged vessels starting in January 2014 and IMO III

MAN 32/44CR Engine US EPA Certified

Image: MAN Diesel & Turbo library photo of the MAN 32/44CR engine

MAN Diesel & Turbo announced that its MAN 32/44 Common Rail engine family (rated power: 3,600 – 12,000 kW) has received U.S. EPA Certification, a requirement for all engines installed aboard U.S.-flagged vessels. Chuck Griffith, Sales Manager, MAN Diesel & Turbo, North America

First Ethane-powered Ships Classed by Bureau Veritas

Photo: Bureau Veritas

The first ethane-powered ship, JS Ineos Insight, the leading ship in a series of eight 27,500-cubic-meter multi-gas Dragon-class vessels being built at Sinopacific, China, for Denmark’s Evergas, was named on July 14. The new vessels configured for transport of ethane, LPG or LNG

High Power for New Tunisian Naval Boats

Two new vessels are set to provide the Tunisian Navy with improved capabilities to conduct search and rescue and extended offshore patrols.   Supplying marine engines for two new vessels is marine engine sales and service company Pacific Power Group

New ‘Diesel Doctor’ Introduced

Image: Icon Research

Icon Research announced the launch of the new DK-20 Diesel Doctor instrument and version 6 engine analysis software.   The updated DK-20 has been built to be even more portable, rugged, easy to use and accurate with new features such as a touch-screen and built-in test

New Cutter Suction Dredge: Modern and Efficient

Image: Ellicott Dredges

Ellicott Dredges, LLC has debuted a new design 20” (500 mm) cutter suction dredge, the Series 2070 Dragon dredge.    Aiming to take advantage of modern, up-to-date technology and advanced design techniques, the new dredger unit will eventually replace the Series 1870 Dragon as

Shipboard Waste Heat Recovery Technology

New -Technology Shipboard System Converts Heat from Engine Jacket Water into Electrical Power

  Calnetix Technologies, LLC has published a White Paper describing new processes for producing supplemental power for a ship’s electrical load. The White Paper, entitled New-Technology Shipboard System Converts Heat from Engine Jacket Water into Electrical Power

MES Delivers Bulk Carrier STH Athens

STH Athens (Photo: MES)

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) completed and delivered a 60,000 dwt type bulk carrier M.V. STH Athens (MES Hull No. 1898) at its Chiba Works on August 27, 2015 to Sea Trade Holdings Inc., Marshall Islands. Athens is the fourth ship of the builder's “neo60BC”

Rolls-Royce Showcases MTU's Drive System

Dr Ulrich Dohle (left), CEO of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, talks to Winfried Hermann, Minister of Transport in Baden-Württemberg, about eco-friendly drive concepts for rail transport.  (Photo: Rolls-Royce)

Winfried Hermann, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure of Germany’s federal state of Baden-Württemberg, paid a visit to Rolls-Royce Power Systems in Friedrichshafen, where he was keen to learn about eco-friendly drive concepts for rail transport.

Parliamentary Under Secretary Beckmeyer Visits Rolls-Royce

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Uwe Beckmeyer, Parliamentary Under Secretary of the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, visited Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG in Friedrichshafen. Dr. Ulrich Dohle, company CEO who also chairs the MTU Friedrichshafen subsidiary, explained the low-emission diesel engines of the future

Incat Crowther's Vessel for Great Barrier Reef Tour

Wavelength 4

  Incat Crowther has delivered Wavelength 4, a 19m catamaran tour vessel claimed by its operator to be “the cleanest tour vessel on the Great Barrier Reef”. Built by Aluminium Marine in Queensland, Wavelength 4 features Incat Crowther’s efficient hull form and boasts

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