Triple-screw Tug for the Hudson
“The Daisy Mae is the closest you can get to Z-drive maneuverability, without the cost of Z-drive,” maintains her builder Joseph Rodriguez of Rodriguez Ship Building Inc. in Bayou LaBatre, Ala. Rodriguez has designed and built a lot of tugs over the years and doesn’t make this claim lightly. Further more he backs it up with his description of the beamy 82 by 32-foot tug that his yard delivered to Coeymans Marine Towing. This is one of the Carver group companies based at the Port of Coeymans 110 miles up the Columbia River from New York.
John Deere Marine Engines Meet RCD II
John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) announced that eight of its marine propulsion engines meet the Recreational Craft Directive II (RCD II). The lineup of PowerTech marine engines with power ratings from 75 to 559 kW (100 to 750 hp) offers customers a broad selection of reliable and powerful engine options. The PowerTech propulsion engines that meet the requirements for RCD II will be European Conformity (CE) marked in accordance with the new directive. “We are fully prepared to meet…
MAN Diesel Ship Engine Production Steady
Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding co., Ltd. (MES; President: Takao Tanaka) achieved production volume of 181 MAN B&W low-speed diesel engines manufactured at the Tamano Works Machinery Factory (Tamano, Okayama Prefecture) in fiscal 2015, representing for 3.28 million horsepower (results in the previous fiscal year were 181 engines and 3.54 million horsepower). Since MES formed a technical tie-up with the Denmark-based B&W (now known as MAN Diesel & Turbo) on diesel engines in 1926…
JDPS adds 550-hp Rating to new 6090SFM75 Diesel
John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) announced a new 410 kW (550 hp) recreational vessel rating for the 6090SFM75 marine engine. The PowerTech 6090SFM75 recreational rating joins the 6068SFM75 298 kW (400 hp) and 6135SFM75 559 kW (750 hp) recreational ratings to offer customers a complete lineup of John Deere marine engines that are rated for high-speed recreational craft such as sport fishing boats and planing hull yachts. This new John Deere marine engine rating is due to hit the water in November 2011 as an addition to the current 6090SFM75 242 kW to 373 kW (325 hp to 500 hp) power options.
Cummins IMO Tier II Mechanical Product Offering
Ahead of IMO Tier II implementation in January 2011, Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced their complete IMO Tier II product offering which will includes products with both mechanically and electronically controlled fuel systems to meet a variety of customer needs. II emissions standards. In anticipation of customer requests for mechanical engines meeting next-level global emissions regulations, the company has also begun developing Tier II ratings for their K Series product line.
Thrustmaster, DOEN Ink Deal
Thrustmaster announced an agreement with DOEN which it says makes it the only U.S.-based manufacturer of commercial waterjets for marine propulsion. DOEN is an Australian-based designer and manufacturer of waterjet propulsion systems, one of five marine waterjet manufactures in the world building waterjets up to 5,364 hp (4,000 kW). Thrustmaster has introduced two new models to the DOEN waterjet product lineup: the 400/450 series Thrustmaster DOEN waterjets will extend the power range 8,582 hp (6,400 kW) to accommodate vessels over +45m with stainless steel jets using DOEN’s axial flow design.
Scania: Propelling the Passenger Vessel Market
Scania advances into 2018 on the strength of prior year successes and new visibility in one of the North American marine industry’s hottest sectors. In the fourth quarter of 2017, the first two passenger vessels built by Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark for Entertainment Cruises’ Potomac Riverboat Company division were delivered to Washington, D.C. Both are now in service. The two 88’, 149-passenger high speed aluminum catamaran vessels – the Potomac Taxi I and Potomac Taxi II – departed Metal Shark’s Franklin, La.
Refurbished Tug James T Ready for Work
This winter will see the tug James T (ex PT Thompson) back at work after a major refurbishment. The James T, named for the founder of Campbell Towing, James T. Campbell, was built in 1982. The 85.4 by 32.3-foot tug had been powered by a pair of 1,000 HP Cat 3512 engines; these were replaced by a pair of bright red EPA Tier III-compliant 1,000 HP Cummins QSK38 mains. Both the old and the new engine sets turned into Twin Disc MG540 gears with 6.18:1 rations. The repowered boat will have a pair of four-blade 74X77-inch props.
MN100: MAN Engines & Components
MAN Engines and Components develops, produces and sells a wide range of efficient diesel and gas engines for extremely varied applications in many industries. MAN offers a wide range of high-speed four stroke diesel engines for commercial shipping. For heavy operation – with unlimited operating hours and working up to 100% full load (tugboats and other workboats), MAN Truck & Bus provides a range of outputs from 190 kW to 735 kW (258 HP up to 1,000 HP). All MAN engines excel through their high power development even at low speeds with low fuel consumption.
John Deere Power Systems introduces redesigned 6068SFM75
New design offers 400 hp in a more compact 6.8L marine engine. John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) is pleased to announce a redesigned PowerTech™ 6068SFM75 marine diesel engine that offers a power range of 186 kW to 298 kW (249 hp to 400 hp). The redesigned PowerTech 6068SFM75 joins the PowerTech 6090SFM75 at 410 kW (550 hp) and 6135SFM75 at 559 kW (750 hp) to complete the high horsepower marine engine lineup. The new 6.8L marine engine represents John Deere’s continued commitment to offer customers a complete lineup of marine engines rated for commercial fishing and high-speed recreational craft.
BRP Launches New 135 H.O.
135 H.O. goes head-to-head and outperforms competitors in 100-150 HP segment. BRP has announced the introduction of the 135 H.O., the newest horsepower available in the Evinrude E-TEC outboard engine line-up. The engine is ready to order today from authorized Evinrude dealers throughout North America, and delivery begins in January 2013. The Evinrude E-TEC 135 H.O. provides superior value and a real choice for power and performance in the 100-150 HP segment. Best-in-class features of the 135 H.O. • More Low End Torque – A 2-stroke design allows the 135 H.O.
BRP Announces Evinrude E-TEC
BRP US Inc. has announced the Evinrude E-TEC “Experience More” Boat Show Sales Event for customers in the United States. During the period from Dec. 17, 2012 through Mar. 31, 2013, qualified U.S. consumers who purchase and take delivery of an eligible Evinrude E-TEC engine or boat package from a participating Evinrude dealer can take advantage of the retail offer. • 15 H.O. to 300 HP engines: Six (6) Year B.E.S.T. • Option 1 for 40 HP to 300 HP engines: Five (5) Year B.E.S.T. • Option 2 for 15 H.O. to 300 HP engines: Six (6) Year B.E.S.T.
Thrustmaster Brings Water Jet Manufacturing to the US
Thrustmaster brings water jet manufacturing to the United States, becoming the nation’s only manufacturer of commercial water jet propulsion. DOEN, a designer and manufacturer of waterjet propulsion systems based out of Australia, is one of five marine waterjet manufactures in the world building waterjets up to 5,364 hp (4,000 kW). With a history that spans over four decades, DOEN has a proven record that will be incorporated in to Thrustmaster’s propulsion product lineup. The manufacturing of the Thrustmaster DOEN waterjet product range in Houston is a key element in this joint strategy…
First MAN D2676 Workboat Engine Ready for Launch
Last December, MAN Engines introduced its latest generation in-line six-cylinder engines for workboats. Now the first MAN D2676 LE443 engine off the production line will be installed aboard the new salmon fishing boat, LT32 Gilnetter, built by the Mavrik Marine boatyard in Washington State and set to launch in late autumn 2016. The D2676 LE443 is designed for light duty commercial operation and generates an output of 537 kW (730 HP) at 2,300 rpm with a cylinder capacity of 12.4 l. The maximum torque is 2,445 Nm at speeds of 1,300 to 2,100 rpm.
John Deere Rolls Out Trio of Marine Engines
John Deere Power Systems has expanded its lineup with three new marine engines available for order from early 2018. The new 4.5L PowerTech 4045SFM85 offers high power to weight ratio for repowering and new vessel construction, and is ideal for planing and semi-displacement hulls, the manufacturer said. It has two ratings for light-duty commercial vessels, high-speed governmental applications and high-speed pleasure craft, which includes an M4 rating with 205 kW (275 hp) at 2,600 rpm and M5 rating with 235 kW (315 hp) at 2,800 rpm. The 4045SFM85 propulsion engine ratings will meet U.S.
New Auxiliary Power Unit from John Deere
John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) will exhibit an auxiliary power unit equipped with a PowerTech Plus 9.0L industrial diesel engine that meets U.S. EPA Marine Tier 3 emissions regulations at the International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans. The PowerTech 6090HF485 is a radiator-cooled, dry-exhaust-manifold auxiliary engine that is ideal for powering a variety of deck auxiliaries including pumps, winches, cranes, hydraulics and generators. The engine is part of a full lineup that meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Marine Tier 3 emissions regulations for U.S.
John Deere Expands Tier 3 Engine Lineup
John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) introduced new propulsion ratings to its EPA Marine Tier 3 engine offerings. The new PowerTech 4045TFM85 propulsion ratings expand the John Deere Marine Tier 3 lineup with two ratings for continuous and heavy duty applications (M1 rating with 75 kW (100 hp) at 2400 rpm and M2 rating with 93 kW (125 hp) at 2500 rpm). The PowerTech 4.5L ratings join the previously announced lineup of John Deere Marine Tier 3 propulsion engines from 75 to 559 kW (100 to 750 hp). The 4045TFM85 ratings meet U.S.
Pacific Marine Power Now Offering Volvo Penta Products
Pacific Marine Power is now providing the full range of Volvo Penta diesel and gasoline marine engines, generator sets, and controls to customers throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska, the company announced today. The Volvo Penta marine engine lineup includes their Inboard Performance System (IPS) 350 through 1200 propulsion engines, which include forward‐facing, steerable propulsion units. The IPS diesel marine engines can provide up to 900 HP for better acceleration…