Technology

Thermal imaging a better solution for inspecting G10 laminates

By Charles J. Hazouri Thermal imaging is the use of special camera-like devices that measure thermal patterns and temperatures across the surface of an object. The image produced can detect…

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CYBA’s Going Green to Save the Blue campaign targets plastic water bottles

The reduced use of plastic water bottles on charter yachts is the sole focus of this year’s Caribbean Yacht Brokers Association’s (CYBA) four-year-old environmentally friendly Going Green to Save the…

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Goodbye domes, hello more data

Matt Gerken of e3 Systems said his job is to make observations about captains and crew when he visits yachts while his colleagues are analyzing technology systems onboard. “I’m looking…

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Innovative products awarded at IBEX

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) this morning named the winners of its 2015 IBEX Innovation Awards. The winners are: Boatbuilding Methods & Materials: Xtreme Tower Products/Marine Accessories Corp.…

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Sea Hawk offers epoxy training videos

Florida-based Sea Hawk Paints has introduced a series of Hawk Epoxy training videos to detail proven techniques for protecting and enhancing the longevity of vessels. The first five videos focus…

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Ethanol, Winboat, KVH, Thetford Marine in tech news

NMMA finds ethanol alternative Engine manufacturers from across the recreational boating industry have identified biobutanol as a suitable and safe alternative biofuel to ethanol, which damages numerous types of engines.…

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Takes time to get it pitch perfect, a look at propeller repair

Salvador Mejia maneuvers a 600-pound yacht propeller onto a stand using a hydraulic lift. He hoists a 20-pound hammer over his head and strikes one of the blades. Mejia, a…

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Innovative products, companies honored at Miami International Boat Show

Seventeen companies and products were honored with Innovation Awards at the start of the Miami International Boat Show last week. The awards recognize innovative new consumer marine products and technological advancement.…

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Microorganisms in your fuel

As the use of biofuels increases, so, too, does the proliferation of bugs in fuel. While these microorganisms cannot live and proliferate in fossil fuel, they find their perfect environment in…

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Blue Water Warriors offers resource for service members

It’s an odd scenario, this Kiwi captain and his American wife, using all their savings and monthly paychecks to build a boat for injured U.S. military troops. They haven’t served…

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