BMW’s popular twin turbo, three-litre diesel engine may be taking to the water soon. Semcon has been working in cooperation with Cimco Marine to complete a successful pilot study looking at converting the engine for marine use. This will make it the world’s first three-litre diesel outboard engine with an output in excess of 200 horsepower. A prototype will be produced after the summer. Plans are afoot to put the engine into production in 2020.


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AWO responds to Senate vote against VIDA; Hurtigruten set to convert ships to LNG hybrid

Gladding-Hearn starts construction of second cat for Rhode Island
April 20, 2018 — Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has begun construction of a second high-speed passenger ferry for Rhode Island Fast Ferry, Inc., which is to open a new seasonal route between Quonset Point, Rhode Island and Block Island.

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Fantastic ice breaking converted rescue vessel. Yacht Astra


Astra is now a 23 meter customised polar expedition yacht with highest ice class and ice breaking capabilities. The owner has put extensie efforts in converting her not only for long range polar trips around the north but also for crossing the Atlantic ocean and cruising the Caribbean and Pacific. The whole ship now has air condition, including the engine room, water maker and new high-end technology rotating stabilizers. For a vessel this size this makes all the difference in the North Sea and crossing the Atlantic. During her voyage down to Portugal from The Netherlands she sailed through the English Channel and Bay of Biscay where there were 4-5 meter waves going passed unnoticed. Coffee cups stayed firm on the table and the passengers could get on with their normal activities. The vessel was only moving stady slightly up and down without rolling side to side.

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Newport Bermuda Race Partners with Sailors for the Sea

Race Organizers Partner with Sailors for the Sea to Achieve Clean Regattas Certification

Newport, RI,  April 19, 2018– The Newport-Bermuda Race is again proud to join the race to restore ocean health with the Sailors for the Sea Clean Regattas program. The ocean is in crisis—every year, 8 million metric tons of plastic enters the ocean from land, and 40% of the oceans are heavily affected by human activity, including pollution, overfishing and destructive fishing practices, and the loss of coastal habitats.

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North Sails Stands Tall with the 2018 Melges World League

ZENDA, Wis. (April 19, 2018) – The 2018 Melges World League, featuring the sensational Melges 20 and super-charged Melges 32, is excited to announce North Sails as an official sponsor for a second consecutive year. Taking place across three continents (Asia, Europe, and North America), a combined total of 22 regattas are scheduled with the Melges World League, as well as World Champion titles set to be awarded in both fleets. North Sails has committed to supporting two of the most popular one-design/owner-driver Classes and will help the Melges World League deliver daily race media to a global audience.

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