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Monday, September 26, 2016

Crewboat Delivered to Caspian Marine

Photo courtesy of Incat Crowther

Built Built by Austal Ships, Rashid Behbudov, sistership to the Muslim Magomeyev and the second Incat Crowther 70m Catamaran Fast Crew Boat, has been delivered for Caspian Marine Services. Muslim Magomayev, the first of this design developed by Incat Crowther, was built by Incat Tasmania and delivered to CMS in 2014. Both Muslim Magomayev and Rashid Behbedov are engineered for the Ampelmann walk-to-work system, which transfers crew to offshore platforms in day-to-day operation as well as in emergency situations.

FUSION Partners Axopar Boats

Courtesy Fusion

FUSION, announced today that it signed a partnership with Axopar Boats. Under the terms of the agreement, the full range of Axopar boats will be offered with FUSION audio entertainment including the MS-BB300 Black Box Entertainment System, MS-NRX200i Wired Remote Controller, MS-FR6021 speakers and compatible amplifiers. When space is at a premium at the helm, a compact entertainment solution is needed to blend performance and subtlety. There’s no room for compromise, because every boat needs access to FUSION’s unbeatable entertainment.

FUSION-LINK™ Implementation On Humminbird Ion And ONIX Series

FUSION-LINK

FUSION®, a worldwide leader in marine entertainment, announced today its FUSION-Link™ entertainment protocol is now supported by the Humminbird ION and ONIX series. Providing the ability to control audio capabilities and functions of the FUSION 700 and 205 Series Marine Entertainment System directly from ION and ONIX multifunction displays, FUSION-Link™ makes it easy for Humminbird owners to enjoy their onboard audio and video entertainment. “We are very pleased to partner with Humminbird to bring FUSION-Link™ integration to their truly advanced ION and ONIX systems…

Tax Includes Value of Shipboard Entertainment

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that, for passenger ships, the harbor maintenance tax is to be computed on the basis of the actual charge paid for the voyage, including the value of shipboard entertainment. Various cruise lines contended that the entertainment was not a transportation element and should not be included in the calculations of the amount of tax owed. The court ruled that separation of the entertainment costs was too complex and inconsistent with the intent of Congress. Carnival Cruise Lines, Inc. v. United States, No. 04-1110 (Fed. Cir. - HK Law)

FUSION to Feature on Linssen Yachts

FUSION is the worldwide leader in marineaudio engineering

FUSION confirmed today that its industry-leading marine entertainment systems are featured on the premier vessels produced by Dutch yacht builder, Linssen Yachts. Marine equipment and technology distributor Technautic provides Linssen with the latest head units from FUSION Entertainment, including the MS-RA205, MS-AV650, MS-AV750 and MS-AM504. “Linssen Yachts builds some of the most innovative steel yachts in the business,” said Chris Baird, managing director, FUSION Entertainment. “Their clients demand the very best systems when outfitting their new yachts and FUSION delivers.

Maersk to Install Inmarsat's Entertainment Service

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The leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, today announced that Maersk Tankers, the owner and operator of one of the world’s largest fleets of product tankers, has chosen to install Inmarsat’s Fleet Media maritime entertainment service on 30 of its vessels as part of a pilot scheme. Maersk Tankers Head of Vessel IT, Henning Madsen, said “We have chosen to install the new Fleet Media service as we wish to provide our employees with an entertainment system which is up-to-date, with the most recent content and frequently refreshed.

Kelvin Hughes New Entertainment Service

Kelvin Hughes is offering a new crew entertainment package after signing an exclusive agreement with Headland Media. This agreement authorises Kelvin Hughes to sell Headland Media’s film, book, music, sports, and game service, Walport Entertainment On-Board. This will be a new addition to Kelvin Hughes’ existing navigational products. Walport Entertainment On-Board from Headland Media comprises a choice of the latest international film releases and classics, hit TV shows from UK and US, DVD coverage of major sporting events, CDs and pop videos covering a wide range of music, an unrivalled selection of books and magazines, and popular video games, including PS2, PS3, Xbox and Wii.

Redesign of Entertainment Spirit Cruises

After having redesigned the Boston dinner cruise ship Odyssey, the parent company Entertainment Cruises went back to THEREdesign Contemporary Architects + Interior Designers to rebrand their Spirit Cruises line. Spirit brand is more casual than Odyssey but the ships need to be elegant spaces suitable for special occasions and memorable group events. Entertainment Cruises wanted the experience of a land based restaurant combined with the added interest of being on the water. THEREdesign though never having worked at sea had created many hospitality and residential environments on land. THEREdesign used a host of exciting textures and materials, combined with dynamic lighting, to develop and express the brand’s identity while working within strict marine safety codes.

Philadelphia Belle Interior by Directions In Design, Inc.

Photo courtesy Directions In Design, Inc.

The marine interior planning team at Directions In Design, Inc. (DID) has completed the interior design for the total renovation of Philadelphia’s newest dining/entertainment venue, the Philadelphia Belle. DID provided theme development; space planning; and selections and specifications for floors, walls, lighting and furniture for all decks, including dining rooms bars, and live entertainment area. Window treatments, accessories and signage were also part of the comprehensive design package. All interior planning and selections meet U.S. Coastguard regulations.

SkipperLiner's Lady Pintail

M/V Lady Pintail, launched by SkipperLiner, features a cherrywood décor with marble floors and marble countertops. The 149-passenger corporate entertainment yacht has an elevated pilothouse (to the third deck), and an expansive second deck dining salon and cocktail skylounge. The vessel boasts a four-camera, two-monitor external video system, 348,000 BTU of HVAC ad Eisenglass enclosed canopy with dedicated HVAC system. For entertainment, a Datron satellite television system is present.

Refit River Cruiser Sets Sail for Crystal

Photo: R&M Sea Level Marine

The newly renovated vessel Mozart, which began passenger service in July 2016, marks Crystal Cruises’ first venture into European river cruising. Before for the revitalized river cruiser Mozart set sail, Crystal Cruises contracted R&M Sea Level Marine to completely renovate all the vessel’s cabins, suites and the reception lobby. The refit took place from April 24 to July 6 in Linz, Austria. Designed by II BY IV Design of Toronto, renovations included completely redesigned accommodations with all new bathrooms and complete renewal of all furniture and finishes.

Fusion Compatibile with Fusion-Link

Furuno NavNet TZtouch2 12-inch

FUSION, the worldwide leader in marine entertainment, announced today its FUSION-Link audio access system is now supported by the Furuno NavNet TZtouch2 series. Providing the ability to control all FUSION-Link enabled 700 and 750 Series marine entertainment systems capabilities and functions directly from the TZtouch2 multi-touch display, FUSION-Link makes it easy for Furuno owners to enjoy their onboard audio and video entertainment from their multi-function display (MFD). “We are excited to extend FUSION-Link capabilities to Furuno’s latest and most advanced TZtouch2 displays…

FUSION-LinkTM Technology Gains Industry-Wide Acceptance

FUSION-LinkTM technology

Marine Entertainment Leader Reaches Unparalleled Adoption by Boatbuilders and Manufacturers Auckland, New Zealand – FUSION®, a worldwide leader in marine audio, announced today its innovative and award-winning FUSION-LinkTM technology has been adopted by all marine Multi-Function Display manufacturers and has seen strong acceptance in the boat builder community. Offering marine electronics manufacturers an unparalleled level of entertainment integration, FUSION-LinkTM is now available on a multifunction navigation devices from B&G…

Serenade of the Sea Emerges

New Dining Options and Entertainment Concepts Introduced Onboard. Royal Caribbean International’s Serenade of the Seas has reemerged from its three week $29 million drydock at Navantia Ship Yard in Cadiz, Spain, with a host of new dining concepts, entertainment options and technology advancements originally introduced to industry-wide acclaim aboard Oasis-class ships. Serenade of the Seas, a Radiance-class ship, is the eighth ship overall to undergo revitalization since the line announced an extensive revitalization program in 2011 which will leave no ship untouched. Guests interested in sampling these new venues will have the opportunity to choose from one of the new dining packages recently introduced.

MPA Launches Videotel's Training for Safe Navigation in Singapore Strait

Safe Passage in The Singapore Strait

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has released a training programme, produced by Videotel, a KVH company, to encourage safe navigation in the Singapore Strait. Carrying an estimated one third of the world’s traded goods, the Singapore Strait is one of  world’s busiest shipping lanes  the world’s busiest shipping lanes. Recent projections show that maritime traffic is set to increase significantly along this narrow waterway, which, together with the Malacca Strait, stretches for more than 400 miles, connecting the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.

B&G Vulcan Chartplotter Family Gets Bigger

a large touchscreen chartplotter for coastal cruising and club racing sailboats, that provides sailors with incredible value

B&G has introduced the new Vulcan 9 sailing chartplotter – a large touchscreen chartplotter for coastal cruising and club racing sailboats, that provides sailors with incredible value. The new 9-inch chartplotter delivers innovative sailing functionality controlled through a bright intuitive multi-touch screen and easy to use menu structure that makes setting courses, reading wind speed[1] and direction, depth[2], bearings and a host of other sailing functions, simple and intuitive to access and understand.

Corsica Ferries First with VAVE

Corsica Ferries' Mega Express Five (Photo courtesy of Corsica Ferries)

Corsica Ferries is first to tap into MCPs new entertainment and information platform for the ferry and cruise industry. Following a successful pilot, five vessels in the Mediterranean Ocean will be equipped with Value Adding Voyage Experience platform (VAVE) this summer. MCP said passengers will enjoy rich digital leisure opportunities from an innovative onboard digital entertainment and information solution. Access to Internet and entertainment services from personal devices is not something crew and passengers on cruise ships and ferries have been spoiled with.

Damen Orders AlphaBridge for Its First SOV

Image: Alphatron Marine

Alphatron Marine has signed a contract with the Damen Shipyards Group for the delivery of the AlphaBridge including an IT and entertainment package for the first Service Operations Vessel (SOV), providing comfort and safety to the offshore and wind industry. The new vessel, Bibby WaveMaster 1, is being built at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania with expected delivery in January 2017. The vessel is a custom designed 90-meter-long SOV, specifically designed for maintenance engineers employed by offshore wind operators to work more efficient while maximizing comfort for longer periods at sea…

Entertainment Cruises Plans Cruise Boat Renovation

Spirit of New Jersey Schedules $1.5 Million Renovation for Completion in Spring 2012. Entertainment Cruises, the largest harbor cruise company in the United States, today announced that plans are underway for a $1.5 million renovation of the Spirit of New Jersey, scheduled for completion in time for the spring/summer season. It will feature quality improvement initiatives aimed at modernizing the vessel and providing a fresh and trendy dining and entertainment experience. The Spirit of New Jersey renovation will showcase a contemporary design featuring innovative lighting and a delightful composition of color, patterns and texture in its new bars, carpet, chairs and overall atmosphere.

KVH Satellite TV Antennas - 11th Consecutive NMEA Industry Award

Each year, members of the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) recognize those products that they feel offer the best value, performance, and customer satisfaction in several categories. KVH Industries, Inc.’s TracVision M3ST satellite TV system earned its second consecutive NMEA Industry Award, marking the 11th consecutive year that a TracVision system has won the entertainment category. The 14"-diameter TracVision M3ST, an in-motion system that includes KVH’s deluxe mobile 12V DIRECTV receiver…

Cement Barge Collides With Casino Boat

Fears of casino boats potentially colliding with real working vessels on busy waterways was a core tenant of the drive to keep the vessels permanently moored at dock. Those fears became reality on Monday, but thankfully without disastrous results. A casino boat en route to its Indiana port and a barge carrying cement collided on the Mississippi River, causing extensive damage to the gambling boat, the Coast Guard said, but only slightly injuring one onboard the gambling boat. The northbound "Miss Belterra," owned by Pinnacle Entertainment Inc., limped to the shoreline near Caruthersville, Mo., where it was grounded safely. The 313-foot (95-…

Radio Holland and Cello Technologies Enter Marketing Agreement

Cello Technologies and Radio Holland USA Inc. have entered into a joint marketing agreement focused on the design, sales and installation of communication,navigation, automation, entertainment, lighting control and other related systems for the Megayacht and Superyacht market in the United States. Between the two companies, every major electronic system can be supplied, supported and serviced: Engine controls and monitoring Bridge communications, (marine and business); Radar and navigation Security; Satellite systems; Networking Phone systems; Lighting control; Audio/video entertainment; Shade systems, etc. By working together, Radio Holland USA and Cello Technologies can provide the Client with one team, managed by one point person, instead of multiple vendors.

Fusion Unveils Marine Speaker Line

Classic White Signature Speaker

FUSION®, the worldwide leader in marine entertainment, announced today the expansion of its award-winning line of marine audio entertainment systems with the release of the new FUSION Signature Series speakers. Created by the finest design and engineering minds in the industry with an unwavering vision of producing exceptional audio systems for those seeking a superior listening experience, the Signature Series offers unparalleled performance even when exposed to the harshest marine conditions.

 

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