Propulsion Systems

Leading the Charge: ElectriCity Ferry Prototype Puts Volvo Penta to the Test
Propulsion Systems

Leading the Charge: ElectriCity Ferry Prototype Puts Volvo Penta to the Test

As part of Gothenburg’s ElectriCity project, Volvo Penta has partnered with ferry operator, Styrsöbolaget, to introduce electric propulsion to an existing ferry. Before this can become a reality, the company has fitted the electric technology into its own test boat and now begins a period of evaluation. This ambitious plan is part of the pioneering ElectriCity project – a collaboration...

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Propulsion Systems

Environmentally-friendly, Economical, Reliable and Simple: Parallel Hybrid Propulsion Offers Nothing But Advantages.

Environmentally-friendly, economical, reliable and simple: parallel hybrid propulsion offers nothing but advantages. Electric propulsion generates no emissions and is extremely user-friendly: the vessels that use it are silent, experience much lower levels of vibration and are easier to handle. Last but not least in terms of its advantages: parallel hybrid represents an attractive economic...

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Propulsion Systems

BRP Receives Industry Award for Rotax Innovation

Sturtevant, Wis. – BRP’s Rotax Intelligent Shift and Throttle (iST) system was recognized by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Innovation Award in the Jet Boat category at the 2016 Miami International Boat Show. The game-changing iST option for Rotax jet propulsion systems brings electronic control to formerly mechanical functions. Now available on nearly all Scarab jet...

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Engines

BRP Signs with Sea Pro Boats

STURTEVANT, Wis. – BRP's (TSX:DOO) Evinrude E-TEC engines will now be rigged on Sea Pro Boats' seven new models launched in the mid-tier center console saltwater fishing boat market for 2016. With this agreement, the builder will offer the next generation of Sea Pro owners the opportunity to experience the unrivaled performance and bold, breakthrough design of the Evinrude E-TEC G2...

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Propulsion Systems

Diesel-electric Propulsion Systems for Biggest Shipyard in Taiwan Reduce Fuel Costs

• Enhanced maneuverability when navigating at low speeds • Economic, energy-saving vessel operation with Integrated Drive Systems (IDS) comprising low-voltage motors and frequency converters • Effective control and disposal of pollutants contribute to marine environmental protection CSBC Corporation Taiwan has chosen Siemens to supply diesel-electric propulsion systems and other accessories...

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Lithium Batteries

First Electrical Car Ferry in the World in Operation in Norway Now

• Siemens delivers electric propulsion system and charging stations with lithium-ion batteries charged from hydro power • Ferry only uses 150 kilowatt hours (kWh) per route and reduces cost of fuel by 60 percent • Milestone on the road to operating emission-free ferries The world’s first electrical car and passenger ferry powered by batteries has entered service in Norway. The ferry only...

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Volvo Penta IPS: Still Revolutionary 10 Years on
Engines

Volvo Penta IPS: Still Revolutionary 10 Years on

AÂ- decade ago, one system single-handedly changed the face of leisure and commercial boating. The game-changer? Volvo Penta IPS. In January 2005 more than 150,000 people visited the London Boat Show expecting to find the usual selection of boats, equipment and accessories. What they discovered instead was history in the making, when the event introduced Volvo Penta IPS (Inboard Performance...

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Propulsion Systems

Cummins and Konrad Marine Unveil Most Powerful, Long Life Diesel Sterndrive Package at Pacific Marine Expo

SEATTLEÂ- – Less than one year after announcing the formalization of their relationship, Cummins and Konrad Marine confirm they have added 480 and 550 horsepower ratings to the diesel sterndrive packages they jointly offer. The 480 rating is approved for both leisure and commercial applications.  The package offers 37% more horsepower and 129% more torque than gasoline outboards;...

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