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Maritime Administration offers grants to yards

The U.S. Maritime Administration has begun accepting applications from qualified small shipyards for a share of $9.45 million in federal funding to help expand. The grants are available for capital…

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Stolen Chagall painting is recovered

A painting by modernist painter Marc Chagall that was stolen from a U.S. yacht moored in Italy has been recovered more than a decade later in a private collector’s home,…

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Palm Beach International Boat Show numbers are up

After its annual audit of the Palm Beach International Boat Show, organizers report that compared to last year’s show, in-water boat displays were up 27.7 percent, land display area increased…

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The Inside Passage includes more than just Alaska

Thoughts of the Inside Passage conjure images of Alaska’s rugged and remote natural offerings, but the scenery and the memories can begin long before a yacht hits Alaska, according to…

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Largest yacht launched

Lürssen launched, on April 5, the 590-foot (180m) M/Y Azzam, the world’s largest yacht. Steel was cut for the hull 28 months ago. The yacht will stay in Germany until…

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Dometic launches small A/C

Dometic Marine’s air-conditioning brand, Italy-based Condaria, launched the new PCWM Compact Series at Seatec this year. The unit was designed to fit the compact engine room space of the new…

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Johnson Marine introduces splice line fittings

  Connecticut-based C. Sherman Johnson has introduced a line of splice line fittings designed for replacement of stainless steel lifelines with hi-tech Dyneema or Spectra line. Lightweight, easy-to-install and machined…

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Two new anti-fouling coatings introduced

International Paint introduced Intercept 8000 LPP and Intersleek 1100SR, biocide-free slime release coatings. The coatings are designed to improve vessel operating performance, increase efficiency and help control fuel costs and…

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Jotun launches new bottom paint

Norway-based paint manufacturer Jotun has introduced SeaLion Resilient, a marine coating based on epoxy-polysiloxane technology that it claims is “the world’s first resilient antifouling.” The epoxy-polysiloxane prevents settling of organisms…

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Jeppesen, FarSounder partner

Jeppesen and FarSounder have partnered on the FarSounder-500 and FarSounder-1000 sonar systems. FarSounder’s software uses Jeppesen charts as part of its 3D forward-looking sonar’s chart overlay feature and Jeppesen will…

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