Tech Briefs

Volvo Penta launches new engines

Offered in three power classes – 625, 670 and 725 hp — the new D11 engines provide more powerful torque, improved drivability and reduced noise levels compared to other engines…

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New colors for decking

Holland-based Bolidt has introduced a new series of decking colors in its Future Teak range to address the yachting market’s desire for alternatives to hardwood. Bolidt’s range of products has…

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New app for guests onboard

Former crew member Hadleigh Ford may have left yachting, but he didn’t forget about his old mates. Now a marine pilot in New Zealand, Ford has created an iPad app…

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Emergency recall of Lite Cylinders

Complete news release from PHMSA:   The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has issued an emergency order mandating a recall of cylinders manufactured by The Lite Cylinder Company, Inc.…

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Alexseal’s new primer dries fast

South Carolina-based Alexseal has introduced its Fast Spot Primer 414, an acrylic/epoxy-based, quick-drying spot primer with a one-hour drying time. The chemists at Alexseal have combined the fast drying properties…

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KVH hires

Rhode Island-based KVH Industries has hired Andrew Bush as its OEM/leisure marine sales manager for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He comes to KVH after 17 years at C.A.…

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Volvo Penta launches 430 hp engine

Virginia-based Volvo Penta has introduced a new V8 gasoline engine for the leisure marine market. The new V8-430 is a high-performance engine based on the award-winning V8-380 design launched by…

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New monocular has gyro

Pennsylvania-based Fraser Optics, manufacturer of gyro-stabilized optics, has launched a new 14×40 Monolite monocular. Engineered with Stedi-Eye Technology, Fraser is calling the military grade, lightweight Monolite the world’s first gyro-stabilized…

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Antenna reaches hotspots

UK-based Digital Yacht has launched the WL450, a self-contained hi-power wi-fi antenna that allows boat owners to access the Internet through hotspots up to four miles away. Launched at the…

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Cat launches hybrid system

Germany-based Caterpillar Marine Power Systems has introduced the Cat Powered Marine Hybrid System, a hybrid propulsion package applicable to all engine platforms. Developed with electrical specialists Aspin Kemp & Associates…

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