Friday, December 13, 2019

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show News

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Mastry Repower Helping Boaters Go Green

Mastry Engine Centers have announced that they have developed a program to help owners of older two-stroke outboards make the right decision to trade-up to a clean burning, smooth running, quiet Suzuki four-stroke outboard. All boaters know that older two stroke outboards create more pollution both in the water and in the air. In addition, these older two-stroke outboards are creating noise contamination. Mastry Engine Centers are now offering special incentives to encourage owners of older two-stroke outboards to ‘Go Green’.To qualify for the incentives…

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Cox Powertrain Adds New Distributor

Boats.net founder and Outdoor Network owner Tom D'Azevedo announced that beginning in October 2018, The Outdoor Network will expand its growing operations to include distribution of Cox Powertrain’s new CXO300 diesel outboard engines. The landmark expansion will be accompanied by a new web presence, www.dieseloutboards.com, and will include CXO300 distribution to Government Service Agencies such, Bahamas, Belize, Colombia, Guatemala and all countries within the Caribbean.The CXO300 diesel outboard engine…

Twin Disc Celebrates 100 Years

Marine power transmission and propulsion technology company Twin Disc is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a wide range of local, national and international events that kicked off in May and run throughout the year.Twin Disc began in Racine, Wisc., in 1918 with P.H. Batten's introduction of the twin disc farm tractor clutch. In the 1930s, the company entered the marine market, manufacturing countershaft reduction gears with 100 percent reverse power. During WWII, it converted all its operations to the production of essential war materials…

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Arneson Surface Drives Enhanced with Master Trim

Twin Disc, manufacturer of technologically advanced marine transmissions, has announced an expansion to its line of Arneson Surface Drives. Select models of the innovative propulsion solution now interface with MasterTrim, an automated trim control system. The device is debuting at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Nov. 1–5. By use of exacting sensors, the programmable MasterTrim control system automatically adjusts the position of Arneson Surface Drives and trim tabs or interceptors for maximum efficiency and performance.

Fin and Control Station for WESMAR’s DSP-5000 Wave-Smart Stabilizer (Image: WESMAR)

WESMAR to Showcase New Stabilizer Technology

WESMAR said it will display its stabilizers, thrusters, sonar and hydraulics at the 58th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show November 1 to 5, 2017. Held in what is known as the “Yachting Capital of the World,” the exhibition covers an area 9-miles-long and draws visitors from around the world. “As boat values continue to increase and moorage and dock space become more crowded, WESMAR products have become among the most important equipment owners and captains have come to rely on,” said Bob Sentz, WESMAR Vice President.

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Rolls-Royce Showcases New Yacht Engine at FLIBS

Rolls-Royce will be marketing the 10-cylinder version of its advanced MTU Series 2000 M96L yacht engine at the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show from Nov. 3 to 7 . A 12-cylinder version of the engine will be showcased at MTU’s booth (engine tent 1212/1215). Also on display will be MTU’s Blue Vision New Generation ship automation with integrated Joystick System, which will allow visitors to steer a virtual yacht in a simulation. The MTU brand is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.

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Twin Disc Dubuts Technologies at FLIBS

Twin Disc will introduce three new products at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, November 3–7. Twin Disc's  e-Steer Electronic Steering System provides a bold, new approach to marine steering. Avoiding the pitfalls of traditional hydraulic setups, the electronic helm is connected to the hydraulic-powered rudder(s) via wires, reducing leaks and loss of steerage. The e-Steer system features Speed Sensing technology. This provides helmsmen adaptive resistance, so the helm is firmer when at full throttle and lighter when maneuvering slowly.

MTU 16V 2000 M96L

New MTU Series 2000 Yacht Engine

Rolls-Royce will debut its new generation MTU Series 2000 M96 yacht engine at the 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Oct. 30 – Nov. 3. The EPA Tier 3-compliant engine will be on display in the MTU booth (#1212) and presented for the first time in North America aboard the new Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible, the largest resin-infused sportfishing convertible hull in the world. The new MTU 16V 2000 M96L will be showcased in the new vessel during a press conference on Friday, Oct. 31 at 11 a.m. EST at the Viking Yacht Company’s D-Dock display.

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Caterpillar Showcases Power, Service Solutions

Caterpillar Marine will showcase a comprehensive range of marine propulsion solutions for the yacht industry at the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, held in October 31-November 4. Featured at this year’s show include the recently announced Cat Three60 Pod 650, an innovative pod designed to revolutionize docking and slow-speed maneuvering for diesel-powered yachts. The pod is specifically designed for the new Cat C8.7 turbocharged/supercharged engine, which was developed in partnership with with Fiat Powertrain Technologies (FPT Industrial…

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Caterpillar Set to Showcase New Pod Propulsion Engine

Caterpillar Marine say they will unveil a significant product milestone at the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, introducing the Cat® Three60 Pod 650, which is specifically designed for the new Cat C8.7 electronically controlled marine propulsion engine. The new Cat Three60 Pod 650 revolutionizes docking and slow-speed maneuvering for diesel-powered yachts. Available in spring 2015, the pod is specifically designed to be remarkably easy for customers to learn, with easy ‘push, twist and go’ maneuvering.

MAN Yacht Engines on Show at Miami International Boat Show

MAN will be exhibiting a range of diesel engines at the Miami International Boat Show, February 14-18, 2013. The manufacturer of fast four-stroke diesel engines will be showing one ex- ample each of its most powerful eight- and twelve-cylinder engines (V8-1200 and V12-1800), certified for the current EPA Tier 2 emission standard, at the Yacht & Brokerage Show on Collins Ave, Ramp 14, Booth #402. There also will be a booth (#723) at the Miami International Boat Show Marina. MAN builds powerful and compact diesel engines delivering from 537 to 1…

Delta 80 IPS: Photo credit Delta Powerboats

Delta 80 IPS Powerboat's Fort Lauderdale Show Debut

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 25-29, 2012, sees the debut of Swedish-built powerboat Delta 80 IPS. Since its inception, Delta Powerboats has continuously developed new models and now they offer a current model portfolio of six boat models from 26 feet to 54 feet. In 2013, just in time for the10th anniversary of the company, the latest representative of modern Scandinavian boat-building will be presented – Delta 80 IPS. The manufacturers say that the design and craftsmanship of this boat is characteristic of the entire Delta model program and it is imbued with sustainability.

Yachting Industry Future Debated at Monaco Yacht Show

Marine Industries Association of South Florida hosts Monaco discussions with international grouping on the future of the yachting industry. The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) recently played host to twenty-six industry notables representing twelve industry associations interested in promoting professionalism within the yachting industry. The invite only luncheon, held at the Monaco Yacht Club, included international associations and dignitaries that have a vested interest in improving the economic opportunities of the global yachting market.

Northern Lights Hybrid Solution Redefines Engine Room

Northern Lights, Inc. (NLI) is redefining the traditional engine room with an unmatched hybrid-marine solution. NLI combines its high-performance Lugger propulsion engines with BAE Systems’ HybriDrive® Propulsion System. In service in over 3,500 applications worldwide, this is the world’s most successful series hybrid. The system uses a Propulsion Control System (PCS) to efficiently direct power produced from the electric generator for immediate use, or holds it in the Energy Storage System (ESS) to provide clean…

50 foot Viking Sportfishing yacht

ZF Marine LLC takes delivery of ZF POD 4000 demonstration vessel

ZF Marine has taken delivery of a new 50 foot Viking Sportfishing yacht. The purpose of this vessel will be to demonstrate the ZF POD 4000 propulsion system. The vessel is equipped with two Caterpillar C18 engines each producing 1150 bhp. These engines are mated to ZF 500 series transmissions, which are connected to the POD units via Centa carbon fiber driveshafts. The ZF POD 4000 drives are the highest rated propulsion pods in the market today, rated to 1200 bhp. Control for the ZF POD 4000 comes from ZF Marine’s well established SmartCommand control system…