Technology – Page 5

  • Rik Breur says his Finsulate antifouling fiber wrap prevents the growth of algae, barnacles and mussels on hulls

    Finsulate antifouling gets Dutchman into inventor awards finals


    Nothing gets more attached to a boat, apart from the owner, than marine life teeming below it. Fighting hull fouling costs the global boat and shipping sectors a fortune each year and is environmentally unsound.

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    There seemed to be more machinery than usual at this year’s JEC World. Big advances in automation and additive manufacturing – a process whereby components are built up by hot metal – have allowed some machines to create spare parts for themselves. The precision of the manufacture of components, and ...

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    Advances in resin technology are aimed at reducing styrene, providing greater endurance and quicker cure times while perfecting surface finishes

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    Carbon fibre, natural materials and recycled plastics are prevalent in the drive for light, strong and sustainable reinforcements

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    There has been a great deal of development in adhesive technology – offering greatly reduced curing times and limiting the number of holes that need to be drilled into a product for fixtures and fittings.

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    SECTOR SPOTLIGHT | Materials & Machinery

    Renewables scored high on the theme of the JEC World composites show this year, but so did carbonfibre and robotic machinery

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    Gripping coverage of 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race wins top Award


    Ground-breaking, powerful live coverage and raw storytelling wins prestigious Cutting Edge Sport category

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    Correct Craft’s ‘quiet’ aluminium boat project gets statewide showcase


    Correct Craft’s quiet aluminium fishing boat project, being developed by its Watershed Innovation think-tank and the University of Central Florida (UCF), will be showcased next week at the state-wide Florida Engineering Senior Design Invitational at Florida Atlantic University.

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    Yamaha enters into MoU to develop autonomous-driving technologies


    Yamaha Motor Co, Vietnamese information technology company FPT, and urban developer Ecopark have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop autonomous driving technologies that could ultimately have applications in marine environments.

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    A big leap forward in propeller efficiency


    The new Sharrow Propeller claims a remarkable 9-15% increase in efficiency over the industry standard Wageningen B-series design and now has 20 patents to protect the concept

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    Fairline launches augmented reality app to showcase new model


    The UK’s Fairline Yachts has launched an augmented reality app for its eagerly anticipated new F//LINE 33 day boat, which will be making its debut at the 2019 Cannes Yachting Festival in September.

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    Leading classification society introduces remote surveys


    All vessels classed by leading classification society DNV GL can now make use of a new option to have some inspections undertaken remotely using the new Veracity data platform. This new digital option could prove a significant development and ease pressure on the number of available surveyors.

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    Case study - Videoworks and Domotics onboard Wider’s Cecilia


    Videoworks in Italy is at the vanguard of integrating onboard visual and audio entertainment tech with lighting and cybersecurity systems


    Rise of Renewables


    Working with conventional engines, but sometimes seeking to replace them, electric propulsion is gaining more of a market share, especially in the commercial, charter and large yacht sectors

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    Enata announces technical developments for its Foiler 'flying yacht'


    New propulsion system, finish and layout planned for 2019

  • Yanmar expects to bring its automatic docking technology to market after 2020
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    Yanmar developing fully automatic, hands-free docking technology


    Osaka, Japan-based Yanmar has announced it is developing a fully-automated docking system that will park boats into even congested slips without requiring any human input whatsoever.

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    US firms in hydrofoil joint venture


    Two US companies have joined forces to develop advanced hydrofoil craft. Bieker Boats has years of experience designing fast foil-born boats, including work on the foils for the America’s Cup boats, while Glosten has worked on the design of passenger vessels for public and private clients over the past 50 ...

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    Brunswick creates fibreglass boat design and technology centre


    Brunswick Boat Group is launching a 45,000sq ft Fiberglass Boat Technology Center (BFBTC) in what the company says will be “home to the industry’s most formidable boat product development team, with a mission to design, engineer, and launch innovative, industry leading products for two of the most iconic brands in ...

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    Besenzoni teams up with FB Design


    Besenzoni, the Italian equipment-maker, has signed a collaboration agreement with Italy’s FB Design that will see the two companies work together on new seating solutions for high-performance boats.

  • The MTU hybrid system on a Sunseeker yacht

    Sunseeker, Rolls-Royce to present first production yacht with MTU hybrid power in 2020


    Sunseeker International and Rolls-Royce have agreed to present the first yacht fitted with an MTU series production hybrid propulsion system in 2020 at boot Düsseldorf, which opens on Saturday for a nine-day run. The two companies will present the new hybrid propulsion system in Hall 6 on booth B61.