Category: Technology

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Beneteau BoatingOS

Beneteau BoatingOS

A game-changing experience for everyone on board, built on the world’s best marine guidance platform. That’s the promise of ‘BoatingOS’, a major new initiative by Irish marine technology company, Raceix, in association with BENETEAU, their global development partner. BoatingOS is an entirely new operating system which will power the next generation of chart-plotters – much...

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GLIDING PAST GRIDLOCK

GLIDING PAST GRIDLOCK

Cities built around rivers and the sea could soon be using an additional transport option to alleviate gridlock traffic. The brainchild of a pair of French gents, the SeaBubble is essentially an electric water taxi on foils, designed to whisk passengers along rivers and canals and across bays. As an energy-efficient, electric vessel, it not...

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OUTBOARDS FOR THE GODS

OUTBOARDS FOR THE GODS

Today’s outboard engines incorporate some of the most advanced engineering on the planet. But the process of building them is even more high-tech, as Boating New Zealand discovers on an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of Mercury Marine’s state-of-the-art engine plant.

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CXO300 diesel outboards at Monaco

CXO300 diesel outboards at Monaco

Cox Powertrain carried out the first ever superyacht customer demonstrations of its highly anticipated 300hp diesel outboard at Monaco Yacht Show in September. The daily demonstrations took place on a twin RIBCO Seafarer 36 installation. There is a high demand from the superyacht industry for a reliable, robust and fast diesel outboard with effortless handling....

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Feature Design

Feature Design

The spectacular evolution of NZ sailing over the last half-century is punctuated with design visionaries who did things ‘differently’. Comparing two from either end of this 50-year spectrum – their education, design approach and tools of trade – makes for a fascinating contrast, writes Mark Seabrook. Exhibit A is one of the country’s best known...

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