Cox Marine Appoints EMEA Sales DirectorBritish 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.
Berlin tour boat retrofitted with quiet new Torqeedo Deep Blue systemOranje 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
Marine Engines from MAN Engines Approved for Renewable Diesel FuelMAN 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).
Cleaner boating fuels: 5 diesel alternatives that could outperform batteries
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.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX partners with Silent Yachts
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…