Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Western Marine Electronics News

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Bow Thrusters Ordered for New NYC Ferries

WESMAR (Western Marine Electronics) announced that its heavy duty Bow Thrusters have been selected for three new 165-foot, 600-passenger excursion and sightseeing ferries operated by Circle Line Cruises, the New York City sightseeing company. Circle Line Cruises made the announcement in January as part of its 70th Anniversary celebration. They currently operate a dozen boats in New York Harbor and move more people in the city than anyone else, including thousands of school children and visitors from all around the world.

WESMAR Delivers Fire Boat Thruster

Western Marine Electronics has delivered its powerful bow thruster systems to a Fire Boat for the City of San Francisco. Per specifications her ability to maneuver in tight situations and hold steady during firefighting operations will be facilitated by WESMAR’s Model V2-20 NS 100 HP stainless steel, dual prop, counter-rotating bow thruster system. WESMAR thruster systems carry ABS Class Certification (PDA). www.wesmar.com (As published in the December 2014 edition of Marine News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeNews)

The "super pumper" fireboat is to enhance San Francisco’s marine fire fighting and response capabilities on water including high-volume water pumping, firefighting, rescue, emergency medical service and patrol in the waters of San Francisco and San Pablo Bays and the Pacific Ocean within five miles of shore and the adjoining inland waterways.

WESMAR Delivers Thruster to another Fireboat

WESMAR (Western Marine Electronics) delivered one of its bow thruster systems to another fireboat this month. This systems will be installed on a ‘super pumper’ for the city of San Francisco. The new fireboat is being built by Vigor Fab, Seattle, a subsidiary of Vigor Industrial, and is scheduled for delivery next year. Per specifications her ability to maneuver and dock in tight situations and to hold steady during fire fighting and rescue operations will be facilitated by WESMAR’s Model V2-20 NS 100 HP stainless steel, dual prop, counter-rotating bow thruster system.

Queenscliff

WESMAR Announces Bow Thruster Order

WESMAR (Western Marine Electronics, Inc.) has announced an order from Hydraquip, Tasmania, Australia, for two commercial bow thruster systems for installation on a steel-hulled car/passenger ferry. The order is for  two WESMAR Model V2-28, 185 HP, counter rotating dual-prop stainless steel bow thruster systems. They will be installed on the 187-foot M/V Queenscliff, a double ended roll-on/roll-off ferry that provides hourly service between the towns of Queensland and Sorento. The Queenscliff has been operating between the two cities since 1993. She accommodates 80 vehicles and 700 passengers.

WESMAR to Introduce New Fin for Yachts

WESMAR (Western Marine Electronics) will introduce a 50-square-foot mega fin at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show on October 27-31 in Florida. Designed for luxury yachts, charter and super yachts, these new fins, coupled with WESMAR’s triple axis digital DSP4800 control electronics, are designed to reduce up to 90% of vessel roll. They are rugged with a neutrally buoyant design that adds lift, and are designed with added strength and reliability to meet the high performance requirements of vessels up to 250+ feet.