A prime example of cross platform connectivity is Lumishore’s Lumi-Link system which uses HTML5 as a protocol, which makes it much easier to carry more data, whilst having the added benefit of being simple to upgrade through a black box.
De Vries Scheepsbouw, a founding member of the Feadship alliance of superyacht builders, has started work on a second build hall – 166m long – in the northern Dutch town of Makkum.
Small boats in the US will soon be required to have an engine cutoff switch under provisions contained in the US Coast Guard budget authorisation act approved this week by Congress.
Yanmar Marine International (YMI) has appointed Martijn Oggel as its global sales manager. Based at YMI Almere in the Netherlands, Oggel will implement the company’s strategic directives in alignment with local offices and key distributors. He will report directly to YMI director of sales and marketing Floris Lettinga.
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) and the Centurion and Supreme boat brands have partnered to make it easier for the boatbuilders’ dealers to achieve Marine Industry Certified Dealership status.
Superyacht tender manufacturer Pascoe International has announced that Mark Pascoe, VP of production and development, has left the company to pursue other challenges and opportunities.
Yamaha Motor Co Ltd has established a new company fund to further strengthen its global corporate venture capital activities. The US-based Yamaha Motor Exploratory Fund LP has a total investment of US$100m and an operation period of 10 years.
Factory workers teamed up with HR to sell the benefits of working for the French builder
All the coatings manufacturers we spoke to spotted similar trends – a shift towards ‘cash rich, time poor’ lifestyles means that many boat owners want their coatings applied professionally, and with access to a wide palette of custom colours
Boat buyers increasingly want ‘smarter’ boats, with every system accessible from centralised screens and remote devices. Jake Kavanagh reviews the latest trends in connectivity, from helm station to fridge freezer.