In an ongoing effort to improve the air and water quality of San Pedro Bay, the Port of Los Angeles has made additional funding available for its Marina Engine Exchange Program, incentivizing boat owners to replace their older, high-polluting outboard motors with California Air Resources Board (CARB)-certified, “three star”/ultra-low emission-rated engines (up to 10 horsepower). The Port of Los Angeles is offering boat owners 75 percent of the total cost (up to $2,000) to replace old outboard motors with new motors, which includes purchase price, labor for replacement, and recycling of the old motor. New motors meet CARB’s most recent exhaust emission standards and produce 65 percent fewer emissions than 2001 model year engines. Since the Port began offering this program in 2012, nearly 30 outboard motors have received funding, resulting in the reduction of approximately 3,300 pounds of hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen annually. To qualify, an applicant’s boat must have an operational, two-stroke outboard motor no greater than 10 horsepower and be located in a Port of Los Angeles marina. Upon engine replacement, the boat must remain in a Port of Los Angeles marina for at least one year. www.portoflosangeles.org
Expansion into outboard category brings benefits of electric propulsion to even more boaters Elco Motor Yachts, a company in electric and hybrid marine propulsion for more than 120 years, is applying its expertise to the electric outboard motor category. The company is launching a new line of 5- and 7-horsepower motors, with an additional model offering 9.9-horsepower later this year. The outboards are designed to meet the growing interest in clean
A 28 x 10 ft. Packman high performance landing craft was delivered to Palm Beach County, Fla. The vessel is outfitted with a 7.5 ft. bow door, dual 2,500 lb. 12V bow door winches, three in. D guard rubber on gunnel, push knees, benching wear plate, 100 gal. below-deck fuel system, elevated control station, flood and spotlights, horn, depth sounder, VHF radio with loud hailer, DuPont marine paint system, and twin 90 hp outboard motors.
The Hellenic Navy have specified VT Halmatic Arctic 20 rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) for use aboard their new class of fast attack craft. The first boats have now been delivered to Greece for operational training prior to deployment. The new Arctic 20 has been designed for demanding military and commercial operators requiring a smaller robust general purpose RIB suitable for a wide variety of operational requirements.
Halmatic has announced a contract to supply four Pacific 32 wheelhouse rigid inflatable boats, three Arctic 22 rigid inflatable boats (RIB) and a RTK Marine 29.5 ft. Logistic Support Boat to the U.K. Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA). The new fleet is designed to fulfill the MCA’s wide operational requirements and will be based around the United Kingdom. The new craft will be built to Lloyds Register of Shipping Rules Report 10 and the MCA Brown Code Category 3 Rules.
Almar by North River Boats Inc. of Roseburg, Ore. announced the recent completion of the following three boats: 1.) This is the fourth boat in a series of five 33’ X 10’ Sounder Pilot House built for Hydrographic Survey use. This boat is powered by twin Yanmar 315 hp diesel engines and Hamilton 241 water jets with a top speed of over 31 knots and a fuel capacity of 200 gallons. The pilot house is equipped with two Coleman Seamach air conditioning units
Havila is set to retrofit its supply vessel Havila Tampen with a pair of Ulstein Aquamaster Azipull azimuth thrusters for main propulsion, replacing conventional azimuth thrusters. The Azipull azimuth thruster from Rolls-Royce uses a pulling propeller ahead of the streamlined leg and lower gear house, and a simple gear drive transmission. The units for Havila will be the largest built to date: type AZP120 designed for inputs up to 3,000 kW, but in this case each transmitting 2,500 kW.
Iveco Introduces First Engine in New Line Iveco Motors Of North America, a subsidiary of Iveco Motors is making waves in the marine industry with the introduction of the NEF 370, the first engine in its new line of marine engines for the pleasure craft industry, from the NEF series of diesel engines. The six cylinder, high performance NEF 370 model features an electronic common rail fuel injection system. With 370 hp and weighing just 1,312 lbs
The Hydrocoat name has been synonymous with waterborne, marine ablative technology for almost 20 years. First came Pettit’s award winning Hydrocoat, a multi-season, ablative antifouling paint, which the manufacturer claims was the benchmark for clean, highly effective and easy to use antifoulings. Last year the Hydrocoat line was expanded when the, Hydrocoat SR, reportedly the world’s first and only dual-biocide, water-based, multi-season ablative bottom paint
Performance, Speed, Fuel Economy & Environmental compliance all come together to form the ultimate balancing act for engine OEM’s and their customers alike. The ‘need for speed’ has been at the heart of professional fast craft operations since powerboats first overtook their bow wave and went on the plane. However, it is a hard fact of life for many professional organizations that fuel budgets are being cut
The Ocean Class Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research (AGOR) vessel hull number 27 started its official life as the R/V Neil Armstrong, the first research vessel named after a space explorer. The ship was designed by Guido Perla and Associates and built at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI)
The British Marine Federation has partnered with security experts Datatag to help owners avoid theft of marine outboards. At the CWM FX London Boat Show today, the two organizations announced a new security initiative called COMPASS; the Combined Official Marine Property and Security System as
Fincantieri shipyard to equip in-board propulsion for Carnival and Costa vessels, GE’s Power Conversion business has helped the shipyard successfully deliver the Costa Diadema cruise ship to the Carnival Corporation on October 28, 2014.
Electric motors are among the highest in reliability incident reports, said SKF Canada, noting that for many companies, electric motor failures lead to a continual cycle of costly repairs and unplanned downtime - factors that can hurt the bottom line
Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. announced the on-time delivery of the M/V Bravante VIII (Hull 158) on Tuesday September 9, 2014 to Boldini S.A., Bravante Group of Brazil. The Bravante VII (Hull 157), the third in the series, was delivered three months earlier and is currently on charter in Brazil
ABB announced at the UN Climate Summit in New York today that it is joining the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative (SE4ALL). The company will provide expertise on energy efficient motors and transformers to help governments devise policies that accelerate energy savings.
Brunswick Corporation today announced that effective immediately, David M. Foulkes, has been promoted to the new position of chief technology officer, reporting in this additional capacity to Brunswick President and Chief Operating Officer Mark D. Schwabero
Milestone comes less than 10 years after launch of platform. Mercury Marine, the world leader in commercial and recreational marine propulsion and technology, has produced its 75,000th Verado L6 outboard engine. The Verado six-cylinder was first launched in 2005 and covered 200 to 275hp;
Multipurpose vessels, especially those that operate primarily at part loads, have been facing pressure when it comes to making money in today’s business environment. Returning to times of big profit margins will not happen soon without finding a radically different approach
WEG, a supplier of drive technology, introduced its water-cooled WGM motors to the shipbuilding industry for the first time at SMM 2014. The WGM water-cooled induction motors are compact, offer low noise emissions, provide optimal heat dissipation and are suitable for frequency inverter
L-3 SAM Electronics has been awarded a contract to provide the complete electrical package, including cable engineering and installation, energy distribution, propulsion, lighting and infotainment systems, as well as internal and external communications systems
Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. held its third HOSMAX Double Event in Panama City, Florida. On Friday, October 24, 2014, the christening and subsequent launching of the HOS Brairwood (Hull 210) the 10th HOSMAX launch in 20 months, followed with the same day delivery of the HOS Black Watch
Less than one year after announcing the formalization of their relationship, Cummins and Konrad Marine confirm they have added 480 and 550 horsepower ratings to the diesel sterndrive packages they jointly offer. The 480 rating is approved for both leisure and commercial applications
Brunswick Commercial & Government Products (BCGP) introduces 2015 model year updates to the 10-, 11- and 12-meter IMPACT models. Updates include a wider beam for more usable deck space, as well as additional motor mounts to accommodate quad outboard engines.
In November 2014, Bosch Rexroth celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Fountain Inn, SC hydraulics production facility. After undergoing an expansion in 2013, the location is home to the company’s largest hydraulics manufacturing facility in the Americas.