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A mixed bag of news this week - MarineBusinessWorld.com North America newsletter

by Peter Rendle 29 May 14:00 PDT
The TP52's arrive in Newport, RI © Stephen R Cloutier

Peters & May, the official transport supplier to the 52 Super Series, proudly announced the successful delivery of a full fleet of TP52 yachts from Palma, Mallorca, to Newport, RI, in preparation for two highly anticipated race events hosted by the prestigious New York Yacht Club.

Peters & May ensured the prompt departure of the fleet, which left Palma on May 5th, just three days after completing their first event of the season, the 52 SUPER SERIES PalmaVela Sailing Week. "It was certainly a busy couple of days for our team on the ground and back at our headquarters," comments Michael Wood, Director at Peters & May. "It goes to show how our depth and breadth of experience in this sector, combined with months of preparation, ensures the timely and efficient shipments for our clients."

Explora Journeys, the new luxury ocean travel brand of the MSC Group, is proud to be the Global Partner of the Louis Vuitton 37th America's Cup, the pinnacle of global yacht racing and the oldest competition in international sports, set to take place this year in the vibrant city of Barcelona, Spain. This marks a significant milestone for Explora Journeys, aligning with the brand's commitment to creating exceptional experiences at sea and reflecting a shared maritime heritage and values.

Vision Marine Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: VMAR), a pioneer in electric marine propulsion, proudly announced the filing of its fourth patent on May 15th, for a dedicated high-voltage marine battery pack. This battery pack is a key element of the E-Motion™ Marine Powertrain Technology and will also be available as a standalone product for future recreational electric powerboats.

FLIR, a global leader in high-performance marine thermal imaging systems, recently announced that Garmin has added support for the FLIR Maritime Thermal Monitoring System (MTMS) in their recent April 2024 (v35) software release. Supported features include: Live display of the video feed from the FLIR MTMS camera system; Audible alarms and visual alerts from the FLIR MTMS on the Garmin chart plotter; Full support for thermal, visible and MSX thermal/visible blending; Thermal color palette selection; Custom camera naming.

The eve of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in Australia saw the Global Launch of the Maritimo M55 and M600 Black Edition. We at worldmarine.media attended, with powerboat.world Global Editor John Curnow talking with Maritimo Operations Manager Phil Candler, Former President of Maritimo Americas Dave Northrop and Managing Partner Americas Keith Teynor to find out more. Watch the video and walkthrough.

Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), today introduced the all-new MerCruiser® T8200 Tow Sport inboard. The engine is built on Mercury's successful 8.2L V8 big-block platform and includes Smart Tow® digital control systems to transform the biggest watersports boats into the ultimate adrenaline machines. The T8200 joins the T6200 in the Tow Sport lineup, reinforcing Mercury's commitment to providing marine propulsion solutions for all recreational boaters and activities.

Arizona State Representative David Cook has been awarded the Arizona State Legislator of the Year Award by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) for his support of the recreational boating and fishing industry.

Stay onboard,
Peter Rendle - peter.rendle@worldmarine.media

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