MASTERVOLT and STEYR MOTORS have formed a working partnership to develop and distribute a range of Serial Hybrid diesel-electric drive installations for boats.
The appointment of a new Brand Manager, a Sales Manager for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), and a Sales Manager for the Asia/Pacific region, as well as the launch of a ‘modern look’ updated and upgraded website will all contribute towards strengthening and confirming Mastervolt’s position as the world’s leading manufacturer of power electronics systems.
Marine Electronic Services Ltd will launch MAC ENC at the London Boat Show in January. MAC ENC is a new MAC based electronic charting programme capable of real time navigation. Its turns you MAC notebook into a full function electronic chart plotter and it accepts industry standard NMEA data from GPS, instruments and AIS receivers. It will provide an overlay of your current position, previous track and current course on detailed electronic charts. Waypoints can be created and edited at the click of a mouse and can include name, icon and description information.
Traditionally the wind angle and speed measured by a masthead wind unit is subject to errors caused by the aerodynamic effects on the sails and the heel of the boat. Typically these errors are seen as false shifts in wind direction when tacking and gybing and false differences in true wind speed when flying a spinnaker. Until now these errors have been corrected by a complex and time consuming calibration process, but the new Tacktick Maxi Display offers a fast, easy to set up innovative solution to the problem.
The T038 system is ideal for either replacing existing instruments, installing electronics for the first time or new-build installation. The wireless data transfer ensures that the instruments are simple to install with just three screws required for the wind transducer (no wires down the mast or through the deck) and just 12volt power required for the displays and hull transmitter. These instruments offer an ideal solution for replacement electronics and can be self-installed in a matter of hours saving considerable costs.
Standard Horizon has been announced as the winner of the USA-based National Marine Electronics Association 2010 Technology Award at The NMEA International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo held in Seattle. Their new GX2100E (or Matrix, as it is known in the USA), is a combined Class D VHF DSC transceiver with a dual channel AIS receiver.
Sunseeker International has announced that Raymarine products will be fitted as standard on Sunseeker’s range – from the Superhawk 43 Portofino 47 through the Portofino, Manhattan, Predator, and Superhawk Yacht models – up to the 30 Metre Yacht.
Two McMurdo EPIRBs and two McMurdo Fast Find PLBs were recently used to save the crew of Tony Bullimore’s 102ft racing catamaran Spirit of Antigua when she capsized some 120 miles SSW of Brest last night. Bullimore was not on board.
Derek Gilbert, Customer Support Manager at Raymarine UK Ltd, has been appointed as the Chairman of the British Marine Electronics Association. The BMEA is a group association of the British Marine Federation, and organises industry-relevant training and qualifications, standards, codes of conduct, annual conferences and events, and industry newsletters and communications.
The British Marine Electronics Association (BMEA) Conference 2010, sponsored by Victron Energy, took place on 20th October at the Portsmouth Marriott Hotel. The event sponsored by Victron Energy had over 80 delegates from all over the marine electronic and electrical sectors of the marine industry. This year’s conference included a number of presentations by distinguished speakers and members of the BMEA committee.