Electronic Navigation Ltd (ENL), New Zealand’s largest marine electronics company and the developer of the WASSP sonar, and FURUNO Electric Co., Ltd of Japan, a manufacturer in the global marine electronics industry, are joining forces. In a joint announcement ENL and FURUNO have announced that FURUNO will take an initial 10% shareholding in ENL and its wholly owned subsidiary WASSP Ltd. This investment reflects not only ENL’s and FURUNO’s near 50-year relationship with ENL representing and supporting FURUNO’s products to the commercial fishing industry and recreational markets in New Zealand and the wider Pacific territory, but also the opportunities and forward looking growth that the two companies see can be capitalized on with technical and financial collaboration. “ENL has pioneered many innovations in multi-beam sonar technology. Their technology-oriented focus is 100% synchronized with ours as FURUNO is accredited with commercializing the worlds 1st fish finder in 1948,” said Mike Koike, Managing Director of FURUNO Electric Co., Ltd. “ENL is known for its excellent customer support, and we look forward to deepening the relationship between ENL and FURUNO even more now that ENL is part of our family. Both companies are committed to developing superior technology and contributing to the safety and enjoyment of all mariners around the world.”
Furuno won a contract to supply more than 300 of its FA100 Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) to Tidewater Marine, Inc., the world’s largest offshore service company. The FA100 is a complete AIS solution provided in a compact, single unit, which includes the IMO compliant MKD (Minimum Keyboard Display), AIS Transponder and GPS Receiver. The FA100 is designed for simplified installations and low cost maintenance. A typical system configuration requires only the Furuno compact MKD
FLIR M‐Series is now compatible with TZTouch through Furuno’s Navnet TZTouch touch‐screen MFDs. FLIR’s popular M‐Series line of thermal night vision just got easier to use than ever, Now all M‐Series functions can be directly accessed through Furuno’s Navnet TZTouch touch‐screen MFDs. Change camera settings, optimize the video, and even pan and tilt the camera directly from your favorite Furuno TZTouch MFD
Ed Davis, an industry veteran and longtime employee at Furuno USA, Inc., passed away on April 30. Ed was Furuno USA’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager since September 1992, working closely with dealers who he not only called customers, but his friends. Prior to working at Furuno, Ed had his own marine manufacturer’s rep company, where he represented Datamarine International, Audiovox and Shakespeare Electronics
Taking the Furuno 15X8 series radar out for a spin; Furuno’s newest entry has found a welcome place on inland waters. Furuno’s newest radar is now on the market. The first workboat installation of the company’s FAR-15X8 series was completed in late February and early March. Following installation, test runs were carried out on the Bruce M, a 65-foot, 1,900 Hp inland pushboat operated by SDS Lumber based out of Bingen, Wash
Washington State Ferries (WSF) maintains the largest fleet of ferries in the United States, and the fourth largest in the world. With 23 vessels in operation and two more under construction, WSF transports over 23 million passengers and vehicles a year across 10 routes around the Puget Sound and San Juan Islands. WSF has decided it is time for a bridge update, returning to Furuno for its latest large-scale fleet modernization beginning with the Issaquah 130 Class.
Washburn & Doughty delivered Karen Moran, second in a series of six identical Z Drive tugs being constructed for the Moran Towing Corporation of Greenwich, Conn. Karen Moran will join sistership Marci Moran in Norfolk, Va., where the two vessels are contracted by the Military Sealift Command for submarine and ship assist work. Karen Moran measures 92 x 32 x 13.8 ft. and is built to ABS Maltese Cross A1, AMS with notation: Towing Service standards
Furuno USA introduced its latest innovation in integrated marine electronics, NavNet vx2. Since its release in 2001, Furuno’s NavNet1 series has been enjoying popularity worldwide for its high reliability, performance and expandability. NavNet1 uses an Ethernet based network to transfer information throughout the components. NavNet vx2 still utilizes an Ethernet network and even expands upon it to give you more options to connect and interact with a PC
The U.S. Navy recently launched USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000), lead ship of the all-new Zumwalt-class of stealth destroyers. Named for Admiral Elmo R. “Bud” Zumwalt, this new vessel was developed under the US Navy’s DD-21 “21st Century Destroyer” program. Having been selected as the primary navigation and GMDSS emergency communications provider for the USS Zumwalt, Furuno has provided a range of equipment for the vessel
Holland America Line commissioned Imtech Marine USA to refit the bridges of three Holland America Line cruise ships – ms Westerdam, ms Noordam, and ms Oosterdam. The equipment consists of FCR-28x9 X-band radars, FAR-2837 S-band radars, FMD 3300 ECDIS, FAP 2000/3000 Track control and GP150D GPS systems, all Furuno equipment. Imtech Marine represents Furuno in the United States. Holland America Line has partnered with Imtech Marine on this series of refits to provide engineering
Two major bridge refit contracts have been completed by Radio Holland USA on Holland America Line’s cruise ships Oosterdam and Prinsendam. The bridge refit on board the M/S Oosterdam was concluded in Palermo, Sicily in early May
Radio Holland Canada has won two major contracts to support the Canadian Coast Guard. Public Works and Government Services Canada, which is responsible for government procurement, has awarded Radio Holland Canada a multimillion dollar contract to supply Furuno ECDIS and radars for the Canadian
Silver Ships, Inc. has recently delivered a 34-foot custom designed and purpose-built all-welded aluminum fire/rescue boat to the Islip Fire District on Long Island, N.Y. The Islip Fire District’s area of responsibility includes The Great South Bay, communities on Fire Island
Kvichak Marine Industries informs it continues to expand production of its high performance vessel line with delivery of another Response Boat - Medium Commercial Kvichak, a Vigor company, delivered a fourth, 45-foot Response Boat - Medium C (RB-M C) to its longtime customer
Sabine Pilots in Port Arthur, Texas has received a new all-aluminum pilot boat, Port Arthur. With a deep-V hull designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates, the Chesapeake class pilot boat was built by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation of Somerset, Mass. The vessel measures 53
FURUNO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. announced that its new subsidiary in Hong Kong has been established and has commenced business operation on February 1, 2016. The new subsidiary, FURUNO CHINA CO., LIMITED (FCN) is FURUNO's wholly-owned subsidiary company incorporated in Hong Kong.
The newly built M/V Dan Reeves was commissioned in January of 2016 for the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Little Rock District. Built by Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, Ala., overseen by the USACE Marine Design
FURUNO has announced that two new Radar models FAR-15x3 series and FAR-15x8 series will be ready for launch very shortly. These two Radar models have been developed with the concept of delivering high performance and excellent operability at the same time.
SAFE Boats International has been selected by the Colombian Navy/Coast Guard to build its new Type-F Riverine Interceptor Vessel. The contract will provide the Colombian Navy/Coast Guard with a state-of-the-art, shallow draft, aluminum high speed intercept vessel designed to provide
Iridium Communications Inc. (IRDM) and maritime navigation and communications equipment leader FURUNO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. announced a strategic partnership in which Furuno will be marketing Iridium satellite services and products initially in Japan.
For 44 years, the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has bestowed its NMEA Best Product Awards to marine electronics manufacturers for product excellence. Over that time, Furuno has been the most recognized company in the marine electronics field with a total of 215 wins
Holland America Line’s cruise ship MS Noordam recently underwent a 10-day dry-dock period, during which it was fit with a customized bridge from Radio Holland. The work on Netherlands-flagged MS Noordam included refitting the navigation and bridge systems to improve working conditions in
Kvichak Marine Industries, a Vigor Company, is currently constructing the fourth 44.5-foot Response Boat Medium – C (RB-M C) for the New York Police Department (NYPD) Harbor Unit. The first three vessels were delivered in April 2010, August 2012 and April 2013
ENL Group and FURUNO Electric Co. Ltd of Japan have announced that FURUNO has increased its investment into the New Zealand company to a total of 29.5%. The new level of investment is an increase from the initial 10% announced in July 2014.
The extensive global network of Furuno service centers, subsidiaries and distributors was one of the reasons that Holland America Line (HAL) chose Furuno when it was time to retrofit their cruise ships with the very latest in a fully integrated navigation system.