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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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Simrad Yachting:Yamaha Command Link Plus Integration

Simrad Yachting announced today an agreement with Yamaha to integrate the Command Link plus interface into Simrad systems. The Yamaha Command Link Plus system allows boaters to monitor the performance of up to four  amaha outboard engines and critical boat systems on the same screen. The integration gives boaters the capability to monitor that data directly from select Simrad displays. “Our agreement with Yamaha creates another valuable integration option for Simrad customers,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO, Navico.

Munson Delivers Landing Craft

The William E. Munson Co. delivered a 32 x 12 ft. Packman High Performance Landing Craft to Peter B. Wright of Juneau, Alaska. Designed as a commercial transporter and private sports boat, the vessel is designed to transport a small track-hoe excavator and construction equipment. Twin 250 hp Yamaha outboards provide a 40 knot top speed and 26 knot cruise, burning 18 gph. Additional outfitting includes a full walk-around live-aboard house, two captain's seats, 12V window defrosters and wipers, seven in. spotlight, radar, GPS, VHF, peripheral rain roof overhang, aft house roof ladder, 12V bow door winch, 12V crab pot puller, side access door and beaching wear plate. Length: 33.5 ft. Beam: 11.8 ft. Hull Draft: 19 in. Bow Door Width: 72 in. Wheelhouse: 90 x 96 in. Fuel Capacity: 250 gal.

BCGP Features Three Boats at WorkBoat

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This week Brunswick Commercial & Government Products (BCGP) showcased  three boats at the International Workboat Show. The 32' Justice is a unsinkable deep-v hull. The center console interior features stand-up headroom, lockable storage and electronics wiring access. The standard features include hardtop, electronics box, floodlights and shorepower. Port and starboard bow benches. The 32' Justice features twin 300 hp Yamaha outboard engines. This vessel is equipped with a 10-year limited warranty. The 1100 Impact has a molded fiberglass deep-v hull with non-skid.

Environmental Tour Boat

Built for the pending Atlantis Marine World, Atlantis Explorer will offer passengers a "floating classroom" experience, as it sails down the Peconic River during a 2.5-hour cruise. Participants will discover geological history, as well as local flora and fauna, comprising Long Island's diverse natural resources. During the cruise, the boat will "beach" itself along a remote region of Flanders Bay, allowing travellers to disembark directly to the shore. The vessel is the first phase in the development of Atlantis Marine World. Constructed by SeaArk Marine, the 54 ft. vessel is propelled by twin 200 hp Yamaha outboards, and features three overhead dome lights, a four-in. compass, a digital depthsounder, a PA system with two speakers and hydraulic steering, as well as a 75 gal. holding tank.

Moose Boats Delivers M3-34 Dive/Patrol Boat to LAPD

Moose Boats, an aluminum boat manufacturer, delivered a M3-34 Mono-hull to the Los Angeles Police Department in San Pedro, CA in February 2012. The M3 all aluminum mono-hull is a new hull platform for Moose Boats and is powered by twin 300hp Yamaha outboard engines. The boat features a fully enclosed cabin with two shock-mitigating seats, bench seating for four additional personnel and a standing height head enclosure. The cockpit and foredeck are outfitted with weapons foundations and ammunition storage compartments.

U.S. Shipyard, Silver Ships, Delivers Passenger Vessel to Nigeria

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Alabama shipbuilders, Silver Ships, deliver a 30-foot passenger vessel to the U.S. The newbuild will join a sister vessel delivered several years ago to the same owner. The all aluminum passenger vessel will operate in the waters surrounding Lagos and has seating for 30 passengers. It is propelled by twin 250 h.p. Yamaha outboard engines and a 250-gallon fuel tank is provided. A full-length aluminum canopy will protect passengers from the extreme heat and inclement weather that is prevalent in Nigeria.

Strategic Marine Delivers Landing Craft

Strategic Marine Australia has successfully delivered three 42.3 ft landing craft to Kuwaiti sales agent Seas and Deserts. The aluminium vessels designed by Strategic Marine and Southerly Designs, have a 42.3 ft length overall, a beam of 13 ft a draught of 1.5 ft. Powered by two 300 horsepower V8, Yamaha outboard motors, these engines pack a punch reaching speeds of over 40 knots at lightship. With a cruising speed of 28 knots the vessels are expected to have the capacity to operate for up to 14 hours, a range of approximately 380 nautical miles fully loaded. The landing craft are designed to carry a High Mobility Multi Purpose Wheeled Vehicle (a.k.a Humvee), or is capable of a 5 tonne payload. The Vessels will operate in the Arabian Gulf region.

Moose Boats Delivers M2-35 Patrol Boats

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Moose Boats, a boat designer and manufacturer in the San Francisco Bay Area, has delivered the first two M2-35 Patrol Boats on its existing eight boat contract signed in September 2009. Moose Boats has constructed and delivered 28 patrol boats for the U.S. Navy under five separate contracts. The M2-35 boats will be deployed for harbor security in Norfolk Va. and used to detect, identify, warn, disable or defeat potential threats in the vicinity of vulnerable U.S. Naval assets. The Moose Boat M2-35 Patrol Boat built for the U.S.

Yamaha Outboards Recognized as Best Buy

Three Yamaha four-stroke outboards, the Yamaha V MAX SHO® VF200, the Yamaha V MAX SHO® VF225 and the Yamaha V MAX SHO® VF250 have been awarded a Consumers Digest Best Buy rating. “The V MAX SHO® family incorporates plasma-fusion technology that allows them to be particularly efficient, powerful and light.”In determining the ratings, the editors of Consumers Digest considered performance, efficiency and design. “The VF200 SHO is the least expensive model in the SHO series, which delivers the best horsepower-to-weight ratio of any outboard-engine series that we evaluated,” said the editors of Consumers Digest. Yamaha Marine products are marketed throughout the United States and around the world. Yamaha Marine Group, based in Kennesaw, Ga., supports its 2,000 U.S.

SAFE Boats' Riverine Interceptor for Colombia

Courtesy SAFE Boats International

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 tactical mobility and support in opposed riverine and littoral environments. The vessel will perform missions of offensive patrolling, combat drug trafficking, piracy, arms and explosives smuggling…

William E. Munson Delivers Two Aluminum Packcats

The William E. Munson Company recently delivered a 30-x 10-ft. Packcat welded aluminum landing craft designed as a commercial kayak hauler and private sports boat. Powered by twin 225 hp Yamaha outboards, it tops out at 45 mph and cruises at 30 mph burning under 16 gallons per hour. Additional outfitting includes a 7-ft.-wide by 9.5-ft. long wheelhouse, inside seating for six passengers, Force 10 cozy cabin heater, removable kayak racks, Furuno 16 mile radar with interfaced GPS navigator and full Dupont Marine hull and house paint system. The standard 74-in. wide bow door, 12.5-ft. long self-bailing cargo deck and 5,000-lb. cargo capacity and provide versatility.

Northport Fire Department Awards Moose Boats with Contract

Moose Boats, an aluminum boat manufacturer, has been awarded a contract from the Northport Fire Department, Northport, NY for a M2-33 outboard response boat. This is a 33.5 ft. all aluminum catamaran powered by twin 250 hp four-stroke Yamaha outboards. This vessel is designed to attain a top speed of over 37 knots, cruise at approximately 28 knots and will meet NY State Ambulance certification standards. The mission of this vessel is to provide quick response capabilities for marine emergencies in and around Northport’s harbor. In the past, the department has responded to boat accidents, tanker explosions, helicopter crashes and medical emergencies.

Non-Lethall Weapon to Stop Small Boats

The U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Defense’s Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD) recently conducted a demonstration of a developmental non-lethal weapon designed to stop suspicious small boats. The program, referred to as Boat Trap, involves dropping an entangling net from a helicopter into the path of a boat. The net entangles in the boat’s propeller, forcing the vessel to a safe stop. According to Darrel Webb, Maritime Project Engineer at the JNLWD, potential applications of the Boat Trap device include port security…

Gold Dredging Vessel Delivered

Gold Dredger: Photo credit Art Anderson Associates

The 50-foot vessel, designed by Anderson Associates, & built by Pacifica has been delivered for gold dredging near Nome, Alaska. Anderson Associates, a Bremerton-based multidisciplinary engineering services firm, recently completed design of a new dredge vessel for Pacifica, a Seattle-based vehicle assembler. The vessel was designed specifically to meet the unique requirements of sub-surface dredging operations in the remote coastal waters of the Bering Sea, and is powered by twin 300HP Yamaha outboards.

Viking Delivers Response 35’ Tri- Landing Craft

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After a protracted procurement process Viking has delivered a high speed, high capacity landing craft to Palm Beach County, FL. Originally specified as a catamaran, the final design by Response Marine is more of a tri-hull as the center hull was enlarged and the bridge span lowered in order to accommodate the required loading range without increasing draft. According to Response Marine’s Bill Lincoln, “the customer has experience with standard monohull landing craft and wanted…

RIBCRAFT Delivers Patrol Boat in NC

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Rigid inflatable boat (RIB) manufacturer RIBCRAFT has delivered a RIBCRAFT 6.5 to the Pender County Sheriff. Located on the Atlantic Ocean in the southeastern part of North Carolina, Pender County Sheriff formed a joint venture with the County Rescue Squad to provide on water enforcement and rescue operations seven days a week during the summer months. The 21’ RIBCRAFT meets the county’s multifunctional requirements and expands its on water response capabilities. RIBCRAFT worked…

RIBCRAFT Delivers Two Tour Boats

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Rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) manufacturer RIBCRAFT announced the recent deliveries of two USCG Sub Chapter T Certified Tour Boats to customers in Hawaii and Florida. The two certified 30’ RIBCRAFT 9.0s – one to the Four Seasons Hualalai Resort in Hawaii and one to Aqua Adventure Tours in Florida – were built to meet the unique needs of each company. The vessels feature a combination of jockey-style pod seats and benches for accommodating up to 15 guests on eco and adventure tours.

Simrad Partners Key West Boats

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Simrad Yachting, announced today its partnership with Key West Boats, Inc. With a reputation for uncompromising attention to detail, particularly in construction and design, Key West has established a history of a worry-free experience for owners and unsurpassed resale value for prospective buyers. Key West has selected the Simrad NSO evo2 system to be the standard navigation system for the new series of Billistic high-performance offshore fishing boats – adding value and excellence to this heritage. The Billistic 351 by Key West is the first of three exciting new models in the series.

Delta Power Secures Order From Irish Coastguard

In 2011, the Irish Coastguard placed a contract with Delta Power Group (builder of Delta RIBs) to supply 12 highly specified RIBs as part of a five year program of replacements and updates in its extensive fleet of search and rescue craft. Three 9.00m Delta RIBs, fitted with shockwave seating and Yamaha F225 Outboard motors, have already been delivered in 2011. As a follow-up to this delivery, the next installment in the contract is for seven slightly smaller RIBs – namely, one x DELTA 7.00m X, two x DELTA 7.50m Xs and four x DELTA 8.00m Super Xs. The demanding delivery schedule requested was just three months, with tests and trials throughout  January, 2012.

Zodiac Enters Agreement to Expand Engine Options

Zodiac of North America (ZNA) has entered into an agreement with Honda Marine to offer Zodiac rigid inflatable boats pre-rigged for Honda engines. Zodiac already has such an agreement with Yamaha. All Honda Marine outboard motors now feature four-stroke designs, with models ranging from 2-130 hp. Yamaha offers a full line of two-stroke marine engines and four-stroke engines up to 115 hp. Customers of any ZNA leisure boat dealer may now request their Zodiac boat be delivered from the manufacturer pre-rigged for either a Yamaha or Honda engine. ZNA dealers carrying Honda engines can sell and install the Honda engine at the dealership, or request factory pre-packaged boat and morot combinations.

Volvo Penta, Yamaha Examine Further Collaboration

AB Volvo Penta and Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd have decided to set up joint working groups to evaluate the potential for deeper collaboration between the companies. On December 6, Volvo Penta and Yamaha Motor announced that they had signed an agreement involving technological collaboration relating to the development of electronic control systems for boats. This collaboration is designed to produce technological synergies in the increasingly important field of electronics. The collaboration became operational at the end of the year, but the parties have already decided to take things further and conduct joint studies of the way cooperation between the companies could be further extended. “Volvo Penta is a world leader when it comes to marine power systems.

SeaArk Boat for Guntersville Fire Department, Ala.

Photo courtesy SeaArk Marine, Inc.

SeaArk Marine, Inc. has delivered a 30-ft Enforcer Series all-welded aluminum fire/rescue boat to the Guntersville, Ala. Fire Department. The boat features a modified vee, constant deadrise hull that produces a smooth, dry and stable ride. These characteristics were given a high priority by the Guntersville Fire Department in order to ensure required fast response times, capability for all-weather fire fighting and maneuvering on-station requirements were met. The boat is tasked for fire/rescue/recovery missions on Lake Guntersville (69,000 acre lake) and the Tennessee River.

Kvichak Delivers Skimmers to the Navy

Kvichak Marine, Industries, Inc. recently constructed and delivered two Rapid Response Skimmers to the U.S. Navy, which were purchased on Kvichak’s GSA schedule. Including this delivery, the Navy owns and operates over 70 Kvichak-built skimmers worldwide. The all-aluminum vessel is 30.25 ft in length with an eight-ft beam and can be transported on a trailer. Powered by twin Yamaha 4-stroke, 60hp outboard engines, the skimmer is designed to have a response speed of about 17 knots. During spill response and recovery operations the skimmer utilizes the Marco Filterbelt recovery system. Depending on the type of oil and pads used, the Filterbelt system can recover oils in the range of 50 – 400 barrels per hour. The Rapid Response Skimmer has a total recovered oil capacity of 1,000 gallons.

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