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Correct Craft Celebrates 75th Anniversary at Turn of the Millennium

Correct Craft, Inc., based in Orlando, manufacturer of the world-famous Nautique brand of water ski and wakeboarding boats, is preparing to launch a major celebration as it enters model year 2000 with its 75th Anniversary. Coming off the eve of major industry recognition - the company claimed the Innovation of the Year Award from Boating Writers International - Correct Craft has proven its continued reputation within the markets it serves. At IMTEC 1999, Correct Craft was presented a coveted distinction for its Total Wake Control Hull featured on the all-new Pro Air model; the first dedicated designed boat for the fast-growing sport of wakeboarding. Throughout its rich history and tradition, the company has maintained a consistent leadership role. In 1961, it introduced the world's first tournament inboard ski boat, which led to the development of an entire industry segment. Over the years, the company has debuted many design "firsts" including the premiere of a center-mounted tow pylon, tracking fins on the hull, safety rearview mirror and cruise control. In 1997, the company launched the world's first tournament inboard wakeboard boat, followed by the first flight control tower, built-in ballast tanks and the newest innovation in the total wake control hull. It is one of the first companies to offer a national leasing program.


FRC International Launch WBV Courses in Canada

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FRC International is running the first program of ‘Back To Back’ Whole Boat Vibration (WBV) courses in Canada this April. The lead for these courses is Canadian Coast Guard and Canadian Navy. These courses are part of improving sea safety and are open to all interested parties. The object is to include all organizations operating RHIBs and planing craft. Both venues also enable boat builders, equipment manufacturers and industry to attend.


WBV Manager Course to be Held June 18

Photo: FRC International

FRC International is running the first WBV Manager course in the U.S. on June 18 at HiPer Craft 2013 in Norfolk, Va. The course fee per person is $400 and places can now be booked. WBV Manager attendees also receive free admission to all three days of HiPer Craft 2013. The WBV (Whole Body Vibration) awareness course is part of the professional program organized by ASNE (American Society of Naval Engineers) at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center in Norfolk, Va.


Extreme Applications Demand Specialist Small Craft

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In a dangerous world, even the largest ship in the world depends on the smallest maritime security and special mission platform. And when it comes to small boat security operations, innovation is the name of the game. With 90% of world trade transported by sea then passing through ports and waterways, no amount of technology will replace the requirement for multiple small fast craft and skilled operators. Finding new ways to share knowledge and best practice has never been more important in


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 minimal instruction. The all-electric (zero emissions) DeepFlight Dragon was designed specifically for easy use from yacht or shore to explore the twilight zone down to 400 feet (120 meters)


Halyard Expands Noise Insulation Product Range

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Halyard, global manufacturer of marine exhaust solutions, has extended its range of noise insulation products with the introduction of Rockwool Marine Firebatt 2000. Aimed at the commercial marine sector, the multipurpose Marine Firebatt 2000 is a rock mineral wool slab, providing fire protection, thermal insulation and significant noise reduction to marine craft and offshore installations. Marine Firebatt 2000 has been designed to meet stringent requirements for fire protection and


Van Cappellen-USA Partners with Northern Lights

Van Cappellen USA, the North American affiliate office of the Van Cappellen Consultancy - the Netherlands (noise and vibration control), announces a joint technical development contract with Alaska Diesel Electric - Northern Lights of Andover, Massachusetts. This contract is for Van Cappellen and Northern Lights to provide enclosed land based military power supplies for use in rapid deployment expandable mobile shelters for a separate primary US military logistics contractor.


ASNE to Host Launch & Recovery Symposium

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) announced that registration has opened for its Launch and Recovery Symposium 2014: Launch and Recovery of Manned and Unmanned Vehicles from Surface Platforms. The theme for 2014 is Mission Effectiveness, Safety and Affordability. The event is slated to take place November 19-20, 201 at the Maritime Institute conference center in Linthicum, Md. According to ASNE, the symposium provides an opportunity to learn about launch


Multi Agency Craft Conference Makes its Mark

By Jennifer Rabulan With the the task of securing tens of thousands of miles of U.S. Coast, agencies at the federal, state and local levels are increasingly turning to high-performance boats. In turn, these buyers rely on premiere events such as the Multi Agency Craft Conference (MACC) to experience the latest tech first hand. In its seventh year, over 1,300 representatives convened for the 3-day event at Little Creek Amphibious Base in Norfolk, Va


Navy Extends LCAC Service Life by Upgrades

Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 8: Photo credit USN

Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) modernization programs keeps them operational until replaced by the new 'Ship to Shore Connectors'. Originally designed to be in service for 20 years, the program will extend the class’s operational life to 30 years. The fully amphibious LCACs are capable of carrying a 60 to 75 tons of equipment, including M-1 tanks , while travel at speeds of more than 40 knots. Because they ride on a cushion of air — no part of an LCACs hull penetrates the


U.S. Navy Contracts 12 Rapid Response Skimmers

Navy Wide Skimmer

Kvichak Marine won a US Navy contract for 12 30-ft.Rapid Response Skimmers (RRS) for delivery over the next 18 months, with options for up to 30 additional skimmers to be delivered through 2019.  The Kvichak RRS is Navy’s tier one response asset


Tuco Debuts New Wind Farm Service Boat

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Less than a week before the Offshore Energy 2014 Exhibition and Conference in Amsterdam the coming week, Tuco Marine disclosed the newest vessel in the ProZero series of Fast Rescue Boats, Daughter Crafts and Workboats; The New ProZero 11m Wind Farm Service Boat.


ABB: Remote Monitoring Link to Fuel Efficiency

Anticipating the maintenance of equipment on board ships in order to increase fuel efficiency could be a “real game changer in the future,” said Andreas Zito, chief technical officer of the V.Ships group of companies. Condition-based maintenance, through remote monitoring


Court Dismisses Boating Industry’s Challenge to EPA Misfueling Rule

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) said it is disappointed with the U.S. Court of Appeals decision released on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 for the D.C. Circuit to dismiss the recreational boating industry’s challenge of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rule


US Navy Orders Demonstration Craft from Willard Marine

Photo courtesy of Willard Marine, Inc.

Willard Marine, Inc. (WMI) announced it has been selected through a solicitation process to supply a demonstration model of a new, advanced combatant craft for the U.S. Navy under an SBIR contract modification awarded to Structural Composites, Inc.


Gulf Craft to Invest $100m in Dubai Shipyard

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Company plans to invest $100 million over the next five years in the development of a new shipyard in Dubai Maritime City to build a global luxury yachts manufacturing facility Dubai Maritime City (DMC), a maritime cluster in Dubai, today announced an agreement with Gulf Craft to invest in a


NMEA Awards Top Electronic Makers

Marine electronics experts named 11 products in nine categories as winners of the 2014 NMEA Product Awards. Once again, Furuno USA was named Manufacturer of the Year--Support.      The winners were announced at the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) International


WWII Wrecks Found off North Carolina

The German U-576 departs Saint-Nazaire, France, on the Atlantic coast, circa 1940-1942. The submarine was sunk in 1942 by aircraft fire after attacking and sinking the Nicaraguan freighter Bluefields and two other ships off North Carolina. (Credit: With permission from Ed Caram)

German U-boat 576 and freighter Bluefields found within 240 yards A team of researchers led by NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries have discovered two significant vessels from World War II’s Battle of the Atlantic. The German U-boat 576 and the freighter Bluefields were


Messer to Debut MetalMaster Xcel

Image: Messer Cutting Systems

Messer Cutting Systems said it has answered the call from manufacturers that have been demanding a faster, more accurate way of producing cut parts. Messer’s MetalMaster Xcel features traversing speeds of 3,000 IPM, a robust design, with high acceleration drives


Performance by Design: Hydrodynamics for High-Speed Vessels

Performance by Design: Hydrodynamics for High-Speed Vessels

The new book “Performance by Design: Hydrodynamics for High-Speed Vessels” will be introduced on October 30 at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Donald L. Blount, founder of Donald L. Blount and Associates, announced. A limited number of books will be available at Booth 685


NMRA Awards Scholarship to Yacht Design Students

Left to right: David Luff, Cindy Luff, 2014 NMRA scholarship recipient Noah Luff and Keith LaMarr of Macaroni Marketing

The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) awarded two scholarships to students pursuing careers in the field. Noah Luff of Ventura, California is one of the recipients of the association's $500 scholarship. Keith LaMarr and Chris Martorana of Macaroni Marketing made the presentation


Thrustmaster Announces Factory Expansion

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Thrustmaster of Texas, a manufacturer of commercial marine propulsion products, signed a deal last week to expand its Houston-based production facility by 100,000 sqft (93,000 sq m). Thrustmaster said the multimillion dollar investment has been in the making for two years and is scheduled for


Rolls-Royce Expands in the Canary Islands

Rolls-Royce announced it has signed a cooperation agreement with the Astican Shipyard in Las Palmas, Canary Islands that it said will enhance the service capabilities of both parties to meet growing demand from rig and drillship owners. A new 1


Canada Invests $18.4m in Small Harbors

The Government of Canada invests in Newfoundland and Labrador's small craft harbors Senator Fabian Manning, on behalf of the Honorable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced an $18.4 million investment in improvement projects at small craft harbors in Newfoundland and Labrador


Hydroid Wins Gold at MassEcon Impact Awards

11th Annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards

  Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and a leading manufacturer of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), today announced that it has been named the Southeast division gold winner in the 11th Annual Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards






 
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