British diesel outboard engine manufacturer strengthens sales team with recruitment of experienced marine industry professional Harry Heasman to lead development of regional strategy and support network. Diesel outboard engine specialist Cox Marine has announced the appointment of marine industry specialist Harry Heasman as its Sales Director for EMEA.
Oranje Nassau, a Berlin sightseeing boat and watertaxi, has ditched the diesel and now has an electric Torqeedo Deep Blue system providing her passengers a silent, smooth, emission and fume-free outing along the Spree River and other urban waterways. The 20-meter, 55-passenger vessel with wraparound windows and transparent roof is powered by a Torqeedo Deep Blue 50i electric drive and three Deep Blue batteries with 120 kWh capacity. The Deep Blue 50i is rated at continuous power of 55kW and peak power of 66 Peak, using 360V. T
MAN Engines has approved all marine engines from the current product range for use with renewable diesel fuel in line with the standard EN15940 in Europe and the US-American specification ASTM D975 of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) with immediate effect. This will allow customers to replace conventional petroleum-based diesel fuel with “green” or renewable diesel fuel. Renewable diesel fuel is obtained from waste and residues of animal and plant origin, cellulosic biomass such as crop residues, but also hydrotreated vegetable oils (HVO).
Electric boats might be grabbing the headlines but, with diesel-powered craft still dominant, isn’t it time we looked at greener fuel alternatives? While there’s understandable excitement surrounding the new generation of electric boats from the likes of X Shore, Candela and Delphia, the truth is that battery power won’t be replacing the internal combustion engine in larger planing craft any time soon. The physics just don’t add up due to the weight, volume and cost of batteries required. Depending how you calculate it, a kilogram of diesel packs 30-100 times the energy of a kg of lithium ion battery.
New partnership will provide communication links for Silent catamarans. In a development of its SpaceX multiple satellite-based communications network, Elon Musk has launched the new Starlink Maritime service specifically designed to meet the needs of yachts, commercial vessels and oil rigs. To expand this new service, SpaceX has agreed…
Partnership with Octillion Power Systems to deliver purpose-built power cells designed specifically for marine use
Anytime there’s a legit, suitably notable “first-in-the- world” introduction, it’s usually a big deal. Such it was on a rainy day in 2009 when Foss Maritime unveiled the world’s first hybrid tug, the Carolyn Dorothy. Maybe 300 guests heard speakers from Foss and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach tout the new environmental credibility of the tug, which was the point of the ports’ $1.3 million grant money that helped build it.
Solar-electric power cat builder Silent-Yachts has purchased a new-build shipyard on the Adriatic Sea in Fano, Italy, according to a statement. The 236,806-square-foot facility will employ approximately 250 people and will serve as the build site for the company’s Silent 60 and Silent 80 models, as well as its soon-to-launch Silent-Tender range. “Our acquisition of the facility in Fano is a great opportunity for the city and for the nautical sector in the area,” CEO Michael Köhler said in the statement. “In 2022 we will employ approximately 250 people, both directly and indirectly, and we have expansion plans already under discussion to increase the production capacity of our sites and acquire new ones.”
Taiga Motors Corporation, an electric off-road vehicle manufacturer, announced it initiated deliveries of its Orca personal watercraft. Taiga’s 2022 Orca marks its world’s first electric personal watercraft sale, as the company continues to ramp up production, furthering its legacy of being a pioneer in the electric powersports industry.