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Marine Resources 2019 - Leaderboard

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Corrosion can quickly attack metals beneath the waterline - photo © Mark Rothfield

Dear Recipient Name

The emails and phone calls certainly came in after our last editorial, Out of Sight?. So thank you very much for that. Seriously. It really is wonderful, and the whole PBW team appreciate you reading the material, and then talking to us about your experiences.

There was a lot to learn, and we will keep on that very case as more and more unfolds. Evidently, we were not the only ones to find new learnings inside the material, as one group even asked if they could re-use portions of it during one of their training sessions.

Stemming out of it all, almost like a subset, was the classification known as boat bags. These are the mostly submerged 'gloves' that sit around your craft whilst it is not in use, and then slip away under it when you take it out, or bring it back in. They then close around your vessel, pump out the vast majority of the water, and you can walk away with your boat totally suspended in water still, but with a barrier between it and the nasties.

Now there are a number of aspects to all of this, and we will not cover them off here, but go away to do more research, just like when preparing Out of Sight?, before returning with additional knowledge and information.

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Fab dock - photo © Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
Fab dock - photo © Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

So, just to get the grey matter working, here are some points:

  • First and foremost, a boat bag is still damp.
  • Now this is crucial because a lot of your boat's equipment is either meant to be in, or completely out of, the salt water, not left in between!
  • Certainly stern drives (inboard/outboards or Z-Drives) and outboards are very much part of this, especially as a lot of craft powered in these ways use boat bags.
  • Not flushing legs, housings and so forth in fresh water, means the salt sits, and then becomes terribly acidic as it feeds on oxygen now in far greater supply than when immersed, and the result, well, corrosion is nasty and expensive...
  • Next you have active components like MerCathode that must be switched off when the units are not immersed, or else they can accelerate issues.
  • Finally, many, many craft are made with polyester resin, which will blister from osmosis when left in direct contact with salt water, even in the 'damp' conditions of a boat bag. So you simply cannot leave a hull in its manufactured condition without some form of coating. Putting antifoul on is not necessary in this way, but you must put a clear epoxy coating on (such as Durapox).

Maritimo America's President, Dave Northrop, proudly displaying the vessels at the Newport show - photo © Billy Black
Maritimo America's President, Dave Northrop, proudly displaying the vessels at the Newport show - photo © Billy Black

Roll up, Roll up

Boat Shows. Been plenty of them all around the globe of late. Leading Australian luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Maritimo, is heading into this week's Auckland On Water Boat Show with more momentum than ever, after a string of successful boat shows throughout Australia, and also North America.

The growing popularity of the brand's latest M-Series Enclosed Flybridge Motor Yachts, and X-Series Sport Coupe's launched at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in May, have since been on display at Maritimo's award winning on-water brand experience during exhibitions in Sydney, Adelaide and Perth.

"We have had an incredible response to our new model releases in the new X50 Sport Coupe, and the M59 and M51 flybridge motor yachts, since their unveiling earlier this year," said Maritimo lead designer, Tom Barry-Cotter.

X and M craft at Rottnest Island off Perth, Western Australia, show just how suited they are to entertaining. - photo © Darren Gill
X and M craft at Rottnest Island off Perth, Western Australia, show just how suited they are to entertaining. - photo © Darren Gill

"We are seeing an influx of appointments for the Auckland Show now streaming in, with people excited to see the latest offerings from Maritimo." On display at Maritimo's on-water brand experience will be the X60 Sport Coupe, M51 Flybridge Motor Yacht and S59 S-Series Sedan.

Australasian Sales Manager, Ormonde Britton said the company's factory-backed warranty that provides owners with complete peace of mind after they took delivery of their new vessel was further adding to the growing attraction to the Maritimo brand.

"I am confident with the feedback we are already getting from our factory-backed warranty program from New Zealand customers, that it will remain a key feature unique to our brand heading into the future," he said.

Finalising installation of the four Nizpro Marine 450s outboards on the Al Hareb Marine 56-footer. - photo © Al Murzem Trading
Finalising installation of the four Nizpro Marine 450s outboards on the Al Hareb Marine 56-footer. - photo © Al Murzem Trading

Giving it plenty (like all the way to 11!)

So in earlier editorials we looked deeply into the results of Nizpro Marine's efforts with Yamaha-based outboards here in Australia, also the UAE. Now it is the turn of the ol' USofA.

David Symons from Nizpro Marine explained, "Our dealer S2 Marine in Quitman, Texas performed the flashing upgrade of the ECU. The end customer appears to have been really happy about it all and has posted a lot of information about the results, the process, and his final take on it all."

Bennington Tri-Toon with ECU flash by Nizpro Marine - photo © Nizpro Marine
Bennington Tri-Toon with ECU flash by Nizpro Marine - photo © Nizpro Marine

"S2 Marine flashed my ECU, and had it back to me in one day, and tested it on Sunday. I sit here as an open-mouthed believer in your product. My results should be shared. My Yamaha 200 SHO is on a heavy Bennington Tri-Toon. It did not have enough power to get the front out of the water, so speed and fuel efficiency were terrible," stated our client.

He added, "Now I need a bigger prop, but even with the original my fuel efficiency has increased from 1.8 MPG to 2.55 MPG, and my top speed has increased from 33 mph to almost 44 mph. I can trim the bow up now, and the boat rides on the back 1/3 to 1/2 of the toons. The high lift strakes, etc on the front are completely out of the water. The stock ECU would spin the prop to 5200RPM. Now the Nizpro Marine 330hp flash hits the rev limiter at 6200RPM! I can't wait to put a bigger prop on it and check my cruise fuel flow and top-end speed."

The delighted owner finished by saying, "I had been making inquiries about trading my 200 SHO in on a used F300. This saved me $20k! Thanks guys."

QED me thinks. So if you have not checked it out for yourself then please read the links above, or better yet, get out on the water and see what any of the Nizpro enhancements can do for your boating world.

Palm Beach GT50 Open - photo © Sand People
Palm Beach GT50 Open - photo © Sand People

OK. Today you will find that we have information for you about Arcadia's Sherpa XL, the new Lexus LY 650, Rosetti explorer craft, Volvo Penta innovations, Yanmar X47, Wally's awesome 165, FLIR cameras, ditching glass for volcanic rock, the next Marine Auctions event, the Great Barrier Reef, taking a seat (shock resistance wise), the beautiful Palm Beach GT50 Open, Princess F and S Class, Silent Yachts electric cats, ZF drive systems, Tiaras with Seven Marine outboards, all things superyachts including toys inside and on water, Fabio Buzzi passes very sadly, new boats from Prestige, as well as much, much more below.

So as you see, there are stories, lessons, inspirations and history to regale yourself with. Please do savour... We're really enjoying bringing you the best stories from all over the globe. If you want to add to that, then please make contact with us via email.

Remember too, if you want to see what is happening in the other parts of the group, go to the top of the Powerboat-World home page and the drag down menu on the right, select the site you want to see and, voila, it's all there for you.

Speak with you again, very, very soon. Time to go boating now...

John Curnow

Intrepid Powerboats to unveil new 345 Walkaround at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Innovative custom boat builder Intrepid Powerboats will introduce its newest walkaround model, the Intrepid 345 Walkaround, at the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Oct. 30 - Nov. 3.

World & Americas premieres at Fort Lauderdale Boat Show - Largest 12-model Riviera & Belize display
Brilliant, beautiful and bespoke, the Belize 66 Daybridge will make her world premiere at the 2019 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show [Oct 30-Nov 3] as part of the largest ever display in the Americas by premium motor yacht builder Riviera Australia.

FLIR introduces Raymarine DockSense Alert
FLIR Systems (Nasdaq: FLIR) today announced Raymarine DockSense™ Alert, a new addition to Raymarine's intelligent docking technology line designed for a broader range of vessels.

Delta "T" debuts new Axial Replacement Fans
Too often, international boatbuilders have to retrofit ventilation components. Not so with Delta "T" Systems' new Euro Style Axial Replacement Fan.

Maritimo at the 2019 United States Powerboat Show
Headlined by the revolutionary new Maritimo X50 sport yacht debut, the Maritimo display at the 2019 United States Powerboat Show is one not to be missed.

Meet the captain of Sherpa XL: the latest Volvo Penta powered explorer yacht
Mario De Camillis - Service Manager and Fleet Captain at Arcadia Yachts - tells us how Volvo Penta and Arcadia Yachts have come together to make the award-winning Sherpa XL the height of precision, efficiency and comfort.

New embodiment of Lexus' commitment to deliver innovative and amazing experiences
In its continuing challenge to deliver innovative and amazing experiences to its customers, Lexus held the world premiere of its first luxury yacht, the Lexus LY 650, today in Boca Raton.

Rosetti Superyachts walks you to its new explorer 38m EXP
Following the keel laying in May, construction of the new RSY 38m EXP is on schedule for her spring 2021 delivery with the steel hull almost complete and soon to be joined to her aluminium superstructure.

Inaugural National Harbormaster Appreciation Day will be celebrated on October 8th, 2019
US Harbors, a free online resource for boaters and coastal communities, announced today the inaugural National Harbormaster Appreciation Day will be celebrated on October 8th, 2019.

Wally unveils new 165 Wallypower
Ferretti Group and Wally are pleased to unveil the brand's latest showstopping concept, the 165 Wallypower, which is the result of a unique collaboration between two creative geniuses whose reputations are truly stellar.

Yanmar reveals exterior design and function of X47, the company's all-new brand flagship
With a global launch scheduled towards the end of 2019, the X47 will accommodate VIPs in luxury and comfort throughout the whole competition, culminating in the world series and the final race in Auckland NZ, March 2021.

FLIR introduces M300 Series Marine Cameras
FLIR Systems (Nasdaq: FLIR) today announced the FLIR M300 Series, a new generation of maritime thermal cameras delivering advanced awareness-enhancing technologies, safer navigation, and seamless integration with onboard boat systems.

Boaters: Planning that long trip?
Whether you're looking to charter this winter season or planning your first cruise aboard your own vessel, the new online course, "Cruising Boats and Systems," will help you have a safer and more enjoyable cruise.

Maritimo at 2019 Norwalk Boat Show
Headlined by the revolutionary new Maritimo X50 sport coupe debut, the Maritimo display at the 2019 Norwalk Boat Show is one not to be missed. Take a personal tour of the fully enclosed flybridge M-Series

Volcanic ideas from Amer Yachts and GS4C
Amer Yachts is heading for a new challenge, betting on the innovative mineral fiber FILAVA® for the next generation of Superyachts to make them sustainable and recyclable, Cradle to Cradle.

Marine Auctions - Forthcoming Online Auctions in October 2019
Details of the Vessels and Berths we are offering in our October Online Auction are in the PDF link below.

Three opportunities to view SHOCK-WBV shock mitigation units at SIBS
Underpinning SHOCK-WBV's rapid growth and proven results, three of the UK's most renowned powerboat manufacturers are exhibiting the brand's shock mitigation units on boats at Southampton International Boat Show (SIBS).

Silent-Yachts unveils three new models of solar electric catamarans at Cannes Yachting Festival 2019
Silent-Yachts, the innovative Austrian company that produces the first and only oceangoing solar-electric production catamarans in the world, has announced the expansion of its range at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2019.

The Palm Beach GT50 Open: Efficiency, performance and style now also in Europe
Following on the heels of successful world debut at the Miami Yacht Show, the GT50 Open has an open main-deck arrangement that deepens the connection with the sea for her owners and guests, and combines it with the well-matched hull and propulsion package

Elegant design and innovative use of space define Princess Yachts' F Class and S Class
Princess Yachts, the UK's leading luxury yacht manufacturer, is launching two exciting new yachts at the Cannes Yachting Festival that reinforce the British brand's focus on elegant and beautiful design, and attention to detail across its core F Class

Tiara Sport introduces Volvo Penta and Seven Marine integrated outboard experience for 38 LS
Tiara Sport is the first boatbuilder to bring to market this complete helm-to-prop solution that combines Volvo Penta's Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) and Seven Marine's outboards.

Hylas Power Yachts announces plans for the M58 Flybridge and Sedan
The standard twin Volvo Penta IPS 950 propulsion will produce a cruising speed of 23 knots and top speed of 27 knots, with a range of 800 nautical miles. other engine options are available.

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