Marine notice issued by AMSA about how to maintain rescue boat outboard motors in good working order

Photo credit: AMSA

Photo credit: AMSA

Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has issued a marine notice referring to the operation and maintenance of rescue boat outboard motors and highlights key issues that ship’s crew and operators should be aware of in this crucial area.

AMSA and Port Sate Control Officers (PSCOs) announced that they increasingly find that some crew members are unfamiliar with the operation and maintenance of outboard motors, which can result in poor performance or total failure of these motors. This is a risk that cannot be taken during a rescue operation, because the consequences could be catastrophic.

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Feedback sought on the future of UK inland waterways boat licensing

Can you help the Canal & River Trust in the final stage of their consultation on the future of boat licensing?

Can you help the Canal & River Trust in the final stage of their consultation on the future of boat licensing?

The UK Canal & River Trust is asking all boaters and boating groups to take part in the final stage of their consultation on the future of boat licensing, which has remained little changed for the past 20 years.

A series of licensing options based, on the feedback given by boaters in the first stages of consultation held during the spring and summer, has been drawn up. Canal & River Trust is now emailing or writing to all licence holders and other boating groups and relevant organisations to invite them to take part. Once complete, a final proposal will be put forward, including details of when any changes will come into effect.

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80 year old boat building heritage celebrated in Greece

A traditional boat of the type that disappeared from the Greek seas 80 years ago, is now preparing for her maiden voyage. The vessel, named Medon-Pleioni, has been constructed at the boat building yard Neososikos in Glyfa, Halkida.

The project is the initiative of the “Proteas” Non-profit Organisation for the Preservation of Traditional Shipbuilding & Heritage, and of the sailing enthusiast and primary consultant from the municipality of Vari, Voula and Vouliagmeni (southeast coast of Attica), Dimosthenis Dogas.

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British yard Princess Yachts gives its first insight into Princess S78

Princess presents first details of S78 sportsbridge yacht, the newest addition to its range of sportsbridge yachts. The 24.6m vessel follows on from its successful predecessors, the S60, S65 and S72, and will be the largest S Class to date. The sportsbridge range is designed to combine the benefits of a flybridge with the profile and large sunroof of a sportscruiser.

The S78 will feature spacious and stylish accommodation for up to eight people across the owner’s suite, two double cabins and a portside twin cabin, while there will be space for up to two staff in the crew quarters.

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Dasher by Hinckley Yachts claimed to be the world’s first fully electric luxury yacht

The world’s first fully electric luxury yacht by Hinckley Yachts is set to launch in 2018

The world’s first fully electric luxury yacht by Hinckley Yachts is set to launch in 2018

Since 1928, Hinckley has been at the forefront of designing highly innovative and timeless yachts. Now Hinckley Yachts announces the birth of Dasher, which it claims to be the world’s first fully electric luxury yacht. Reservations now being accepted for delivery in Summer 2018.

Designed from the ground up for fully electric propulsion, Dasher achieves a new standard of excellence with modern styling paired with super lightweight construction. From her carbon-epoxy composite hull, to her hand-painted, lightweight Artisanal Teak, every ounce of weight has been shaved and every curve sculpted.

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