Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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Electric Fuel's New Marine Lithium Batteries

Electric Fuel, a globally recognized manufacturer of professional batteries, will present its new 12V high energy density lithium-Iron-Phosphate marine battery at the Boot Düsseldorf 2019 Show, which will take place on January 19-27, 2019.The new ELP-12V1450Wh battery was successfully tested onboard professional river boats and yachts. The impressive results led several skippers to equip their boats with the new battery during the world famous Mini-Transat La Boulangère. The trans…

Photo: Wärtsilä Seals & Bearings

Augmented Reality Creates a New Dimension in Marine Maintenance

Digitalization and the rapid development of new technologies is fundamentally transforming the marine industry. New innovations increase efficiency and flexibility. However, these innovations are no longer confined to products and systems. They will also revolutionize marine maintenance services. Wärtsilä Seals & Bearings is introducing augmented reality and smart glasses in stern tube seals & bearings services, creating a whole new dimension in repair and maintenance operations.The augmented reality technology does not only have one specific application.

Dr. Klaus Geissdoerfer, Head of the ZF Group Industrial Technology Division officially opens ZF Marine’s new North American Commercial Craft Center of Competence.  L to R: Paul Johnston – Jefferson Parish Councilman, Fred Preis –Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, Andre Koerner – ZF, Dr. Klaus Geissdoerfer – ZF, Michael Babin – ZF, Jessica Foreman – New Orleans Inc. Regional Economic Development Alliance, Jerry Bologna – Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission]  Image: [ZF – Gauvin Photo]

ZF Marine Opens New North America Commercial Craft Center of Competence

The new facility has dedicated transmission and thruster repair facilities, and larger warehouse and training areas. ZF Marine has a long standing presence in Louisiana, opening their first location in the city of St. Rose in 1996. The ever increasing customer base combined with the addition of the commercial thruster product line in 2009 resulted in the need to create a larger physical presence in the region. A comprehensive search of the region resulted in ZF finding a new home at 677 Time Saver Avenue in Elmwood, Louisiana.

Cummins Guidanz Mobile App Improves Customer Uptime  (Photo: Cummins)

Cummins Introduces Mobile App

Without having to enter a service bay or wait for a technician to come on site, Cummins customers are now able to read prioritized engine fault codes and other key engine information within minutes wherever they are operating with the new Cummins Guidanz mobile app. Available as a free download now on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, the Guidanz mobile app arms customers with critical information about their Cummins engines (2007 and later on-highway engines and Tier 3 and later off-highway engines) that they can email to their operations managers…

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Mercury Receives Two DAME Design Award Nominations

Two products recently introduced by Mercury Marine – Active Trim and Mercury’s next-generation Joystick Piloting system – have been nominated for DAME Design Awards, amarine industry international design recognition for new equipment and accessories. A total of 67 products have been nominated for DAME Awards, and winners will be announced Nov. 15 at the METS Trade Show in Amsterdam. Nominated products will be on display throughout the METS show, Nov. 15-17, and winners are determined by a team of independently appointed judges.

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Silent Power for Tenders, Workboats, and Green Lakes

The 100 percent electric Cruise 10.0 R outboard motor delivers performance with the simplicity of a low-voltage system. Newly designed and engineered, it delivers the equivalent to a 20 hp combustion engine with 12 kW peak and 10 kW continuous input power. The new flagship of Torqeedo's full line of Cruise motors reaches top speeds up to 21 mph. It can travel up to 19 miles at 19 mph and has a 45 mile range at lower speed. The Cruise 10.0 R is quiet, emission-free and operates at 48 volts, which makes it easy and uncomplicated to handle and maintain.

Cobia 334 with triple Yamaha 300-horsepower outboard engines offers the latest advances in power boating

Simrad Partners with Maverick Boats

Simrad Yachting, a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems, announced today its partnership with Maverick Boat Company. Maverick’s Cobia brand of center console, dual console and bay boats have long had a reputation for stunning performance and value. The latest release from the industry-leading brand, the 334 high-performance center console, will include the Simrad NSO evo2 glass bridge as its standard navigation system.

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Bennington Chooses Torqeedo for Electric Pontoons

Torqeedo announced that its Cruise 4.0 motor and lithium-ion batteries will power Bennington's new Electric Series of pontoon boats. The company's environmentally sound 9.9 hp equivalent Cruise motor provides the power and speed enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts, while Bennington's S-Series 20-24' pontoon boats supply complete luxury. "Our customers have been asking for an electric power offering and Torqeedo motors provide a clean, quiet and powerful solution for our pontoon enthusiasts," said Todd Meier, Bennington's VP of sales and engine operations.