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New vest forms to body

Jacksonville-based Crewsaver introduced a range of ErgoFit and Crewfit inflatable life vests at the Miami International Boat Show in mid-February. The vests include Fusion 3D technology, which enables the vest…

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New smaller fire control panel debuts

Baltimore-based Sea-Fire Marine has introduced the Triton 2 addressable fire detection panel, a scaled-back version of its Triton 8. Developed for use on medium to large commercial vessels and megayachts,…

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Furuno launches weather receiver

Washington-based Furuno has launched the BBWX3 SiriusXM Marine Weather Receiver, which uses SiriusXM’s subscription-based marine weather service to deliver live, up-to-date weather forecast information. The BBWX3 connects to a yacht’s…

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Obamacare affects all of yachting

Obamacare doesn’t only affect U.S. crew members, but the entire global yachting industry, including non-U.S. crew. Why? Because most U.S. and European underwriters have tightened their guidelines concerning the yacht’s…

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U.S. crew can find insurance under ACA

There is a lot of confusion and concern with the ever-changing health insurance market and how it applies to crew members. Crew members live a nomadic lifestyle and enrolling in…

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Cummins launches new engines

Indiana-based engine manufacturer Cummins and Wisconsin-based Konrad Marine have added 480-hp and 550-hp ratings to the diesel sterndrive packages they jointly offer. The 480-hp rating is approved for both recreational…

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Caterpillar ships new engines

Caterpillar Marine has shipped the first of its new Cat C8.7 supercharged diesel engines. The electronically controlled C8.7 can deliver 650 MHP at 2,300rpm while meeting EPA Tier 3, IMO…

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KVH improves VoIP calls

Rhode Island-based KVH Industries has launched a dedicated voice configuration for its mini-VSAT Broadband global maritime satellite network. Its Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service is now delivered on a…

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ABBRA names new board

The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association has elected its 2015-2016 executive officers and board of directors. The new officers are Graham Wright of Great Island Boatyard in Maine as…

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ISS names board members

The International Superyacht Society has elected its 2015-2018 board of directors and past presidents council. Elected to the board for a three-year term are Bransom Bean of Fine Focusing, Dorien…

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