KENNESAW, Ga., Jan. 17, 2023—Yamaha Marine kicks off 2023 with new product offerings, including an updated XTO Offshore outboard which delivers greater convenience, enhanced technology and 450 horsepower. Featuring the same 5.6-liter of big block displacement and long list of features as the original XTO 425, the updated XTO 450 improves upon the powerful platform that changed the offshore boating game.
We’ve filed our comments to NOAA (the deadline was October 31), but this campaign is far from over. Please continue to help us oppose the looming 10-knot restriction along the Eastern Seaboard being proposed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). “It’ll take NOAA a minimum of two months to review the comments—use this time to inform your elected officials about the devastating impact the proposed rule would have on the boating and fishing community,” says Viking Director of Governmental Affairs and Sustainability John DePersenaire, shown above speaking at the Viking press conference on the issue at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. “We must make a strong political pivot and take our message to our elected officials.”
VETUS has set a new industry standard in DC thruster power with the launch of its first BOW PRO Boosted units for 400-mm tunnels, which will be previewed for the first time at METSTRADE 2022.
Expanding the VETUS line-up of advanced BOW PRO models, the BOW PRO Boosted 385 (BOWB385) and the BOW PRO Boosted 420 (BOWB420) are the most powerful fully proportional brushless thrusters available on the market with 48VDC compatibility.
The latest models bring the unique benefits of VETUS BOW PRO thrusters to owners and operators of larger boats, with installations ideal for vessels from 25m to 40m (82ft to 131ft).
Offering a power output up to 385 kgf (BOWB385) and 420 kgf (BOWB420) at 48V, the two new units feature all the renowned innovations that differentiate the efficient VETUS BOW PRO thrusters from conventional units. Skippers and crew will have precision proportional control and can be confident they can extensively use their thruster system when docking or maneuvering without the fear of overuse or overheating issues.
All BOWB units feature an intelligent motor controller with integrated boost function, charging the bow thruster’s batteries using VETUS’s internal three-stage charging process. This solution enables connection to a 24V power supply to recharge the 48V battery bank to keep the thruster batteries at their optimum level.
The proprietary VETUS motor controller also regulates the maintenance-free brushless induction motors, ensuring the thrusters are very efficient and quiet. Active heat control and a low power consumption give the BOWB thrusters a runtime only limited by the size of the battery pack installed – a unique feature for DC thrusters.
Installation and maintenance of these thrusters is safe, fast, and easy, with the units integrating seamlessly with the proprietary VETUS V-CAN system for plug and play convenience.
Thijs Boegheim, Sales Director EMEA of VETUS-Maxwell, said: “VETUS is proud to expand the BOW PRO family to 24 thrusters with the units for 400-mm tunnels. The launch of the BOWB385 and the BOWB420 will make life easier on board for even more boaters, answering demand for powerful, reliable and efficient bow thrusters that offer built-in safety features and easy integration with 48V platforms. As leading technology specialists in the sector, VETUS can guarantee its thrusters are the best quality solution for almost every boat.”
The BOWB 400 series is compatible with VETUS’s standard proportional control panels—the BPPPA single thruster paddle panel, the BPPJA single thruster joystick panel with hold-to-dock functionality and the DBPPJA 360-degree double thruster joystick panel. As the BOW PRO is V-CAN-controlled with CAN-bus protocol operation, the thrusters also offer the opportunity for interaction with other compatible devices, such as docking systems, for optimal performance.
The launch of the BOWB 400 series follows the introduction of three models in the BOWB 300 series for 300-mm tunnels.
The BOW PRO Boosted 385 (BOWB385) and the BOW PRO Boosted 420 (BOWB420) units are available on request. For further information, visit www.vetus.com.
About VETUS – Creator of Boat Systems
Founded in 1964, VETUS sets the global standard in the design and manufacturing of complete onboard boat systems—including engines, generators, bow thrusters and control panels—for recreational and small commercial vessels. VETUS prides itself on innovation and engineers the majority of its 4,000+ product lineup in-house. The company’s commitment to quality, reliability and delivering a superior customer experience has earned the trust of boaters, yacht builders and marine training establishments all over the world.
VETUS has its headquarters in the Netherlands, with subsidiaries in 17 other countries and an unparalleled worldwide distribution and service network.
JUPITER, Fla. (Nov. 8, 2022) – Born on the water and committed to protecting the watery world it calls home, Costa Sunglasses continues supporting Hurricane Ian relief efforts with a $50,000 donation to its longtime conservation partner Captains for Clean Water. The full donation will go towards the organization’s Emergency Disaster Relief Fund to help those impacted by Hurricane Ian get back on their feet.
Did you know that Spot Zero®, pioneers of the spot-free washdown, also manufactures SeaXchange® water makers? Even better, the XZII Spot Zero + SeaXchange combination system uses patented technology to integrate Spot Zero water purification with the SeaXchange water maker for one fully automated system.
Beaufort, NC (October 18, 2022) – Jarrett Bay Boatworks is excited to announce the commission of Hull 68 by repeat owners for an impressive upgrade to a high-tech 90-foot sportfish with a full tower and open bridge.
This newest custom build will join the builder’s long list of extraordinary projects with cutting-edge infusion and advanced lamination techniques, both to the superstructure and the decks, to save weight. The cold-molded hull will be traditionally crafted to ensure Jarrett Bay’s signature legendary ride, while a massive cockpit and bridge will provide the space needed to fish and relax comfortably. The range is expanded with her ability to carry more than 4,000 gallons of fuel, allowing for extended travel.
There are few compliments greater than a returning customer. Jarrett Bay boasts many owner families who have entrusted their craftspeople to build their dream sportfishing boat more than once. Final details are currently under review, including power options and the interior arrangement. Construction is set to begin in the early part of 2023 and Jarrett Bay invites fans and followers to join in on the journey through the popular vlog series, Jarrett Bay Insider.
Jarrett Bay 90 Specs:*
Beam: 22′ 7″
Draft: 5′ 6″
Displacement: 200,000 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 4,100 gal
Water Capacity: 500 gal
*Model under development. Specs are preliminary estimates
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About Jarrett Bay Boatworks
Jarrett Bay Boatworks, founded in 1986, has delivered more than 100 custom and semi-production sportfishing boats and services more than one thousand boats per year through their 175-acre Jarrett Bay Marine Park in Beaufort, North Carolina at ICWMM 198. Recognized as an ABBRA Boatyard of the Year, named an NC Manufacturer of the Year, and a two-time recipient of “Best Power Yacht 50-100 Feet” Refit Excellence Awards, Jarrett Bay has nearly 200 employees and 135,000 sq. ft. of building space—making it one the East Coast’s largest and most respected all-inclusive boating facilities.
The 13- and 16-liter engines are the heart of the Scania marine power solution. They’re created to handle any challenge with confidence. The reliable, efficient, and light-weight engines span from 700 to 1,150 horsepower and are built on Scania’s global modular platform. Numerous options of transmissions, cooling systems, instrumentation, and additional equipment enable almost unlimited possibilities to create a solid and powerful foundation for years of superior performance.
Built on a Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) engine block and employing a simple wastegate turbocharger, Scania engines deliver top-of-class performance without the need for additional turbos or superchargers. The resulting lighter weight, combined with Scania’s proprietary Engine Management System (EMS) and common rail extra high-pressure injection system (XPI), optimizes fuel delivery enabling impressive torque, lower noise and exceptional fuel efficiency.
UNPARALLELED OWNERSHIP EXPERIENCE
98% parts availability within 24 hours in North America. That means, more time on the water and less time waiting on parts.
With long service intervals, high parts availability and easy servicing by a single technician, Scania engines minimize downtime and lower costs for service and maintenance.
Cast off with confidence backed by our global service network. Call 1-800-2-SCANIA and a request is sent to the nearest service center.
Swing by Scania’s booth at FLIBS to learn more, #1209A
For further information, please contact:
Dave Hughes, Sales Manager, Scania USA
Phone: +1 1 210 540-1286
Properly designed and manufactured propellers enable vessels to operate with minimal noise and vibration, and at top speeds with the lowest fuel consumption and highest levels of performance. Ask any vessel captain and he will tell you that any defect, environmental growth or wear on a propeller is immediately obvious in operational performance.
ZF Marine customizes and manufactures each propeller for a particular vessel type, size and operational requirement. The company’s association with some of the leading schools of hydrodynamic design have helped shape its propeller families to be some of the best in efficiency and robust design. In-house architects develop bespoke propellers that solve even the most challenging of applications and hull designs. Experts craft these products at ZF Marine’s manufacturing facility in a variety of sizes, from 20 to 60 inches, in either Nibral or bronze.
“Our propellers are aboard award-winning sportfishing boats and on leading commercial fishing vessels, among other applications,” said ZF Marine’s David Santos, Senior Sales Manager. “Our relationships in the marine market are unmatched – we are well known for our incredible quality and value. Through our dealer network, we will do everything in our power to guide a customer toward selecting the best product for their application.”
When owners purchase a ZF Marine propeller, they’re not just getting one of the industry’s top products, they’re also gaining access to ZF Marine’s exceptional customer support platform and global dealer network, which can provide assistance and replacement, no matter where a boat is in the world. These benefits are compounded when an operator also has ZF Marine transmissions, controls and thrusters, as there is no gap in the level of support, quality and care across the full propulsion system.
Contact ZF Marine to learn more about their industry-leading, innovative marine propulsion systems. Visit ZF Marine at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, from Oct. 26-30, in Booth #1078.
Production of the latest addition to the Valhalla Boatworks V Series—the V-55—continues to gain momentum. Join Viking President and CEO Pat Healey for an update on hull No. 1 of our new flagship as well as details about the tremendous progress our boatbuilders are making throughout the entire V-55 production line. As Pat says: “We’re ramped up for good reason—we’ve sold 50 of these boats!” Established by Viking in 2019, Valhalla Boatworks has quickly become the marine industry’s premier builder of world-class high-performance center consoles. With the addition of our new flagship, the fleet now consists of five models from 33 to 55 feet: the V-33, V-37, V-41, V-46 and V-55.
Valhalla Boatworks has also released a video update showcasing the V-55.