Friday, December 9, 2016

Outboard Engines News

Photo: Man Diesel & Turbo

North Sea Trawler Receives MAN Turbocharger Retrofit

MAN Diesel & Turbo recently completed a noteworthy job, carrying out a turbocharger retrofit with just five weeks from first enquiry to turbocharger commissioning. The vessel in question, Faeroese trawler, ‘Sjurdaberg’, was constructed in 1985 and has successfully operated in the North Sea for over 30 years. Equipped with a 1984-built MAN 9L28/32A Alpha engine and NA34/K turbocharger, the trawler has accumulated more than 115,000 operating hours in one of the world’s major fishing grounds.

Sean Fernstrum (Photo: R.W. Fernstrum & Company)

R.W. Fernstrum: Keeping Things Cool for 67 Years

Founded by Robert W. Fernstrum 67 years ago, R.W. Fernstrum & Company is currently run by its third generation of Fernstrum. This long-tenured maritime staple has seen its fair share of maritime cycles, and in today’s challenging market it is not standing still. The company is digging for, and finding, business in all four corners of the world, above water and below, as Sean Fernstrum, President & owner, and his team explain. “Diversify, diversify, diversify … always,” is the…

Photo: Mercury Marine

Mercury Marine Powers Revolt RIBs

Marine engine manufacturer Mercury Marine has entered into a partnership with Netherlands based RIB vessels builder Revolt Custom Boats. For the past 20 years, Revolt founder John Biesheuvel has designed custom performance powerboats. Now, under the new partnership, Revolt will provide its customers with custom boat packages equipped with Mercury Marine power. The first boats to hit the water will be the Revolt 31X powered by twin Mercury Racing 400R Verado outboards. According to Hans Roelants…

(Photo: David Barnicote)

Sea Trials Begin for Vessel Efficiency MOVE Project

Sea trials have begun on two Falmouth based pilot vessels which will provide data for the Innovate UK funded MOVE (Monitoring for Operational Vessel Efficiency) project. Rising fuel costs, emissions regulation and concerns about carbon emissions are severe challenges for marine vessel operators and their supply chains. Under the ‘Managing Energy on Marine Vessels’ Competition, the MOVE project is developing a novel solution to all three, initially targeting the commercial workboat sector.