Friday 15 July 2022

Mercury introduces 4 stroke outboards

 New 4 stroke outboard motors from Mercury

The Mercury Marine division of Brunswick Corporation has introduced its next generation of 4-stroke outboards 25hp and 30hp. The outboards feature a three-cylinder, 500cc powerhead with electronic fuel injection. 

The electric-start models in 25hp and 30hp come standard with Mercury SmartCraft digital technologies, allowing boaters to connect to the most advanced digital gauges in the industry and to mobile devices through VesselView Mobile.


The updated 25hp and 30hp outboards are ideal for 11ft-16ft V-bottom utility and aluminium boats, inflatable boats, 11ft-13ft composite and fibreglass micro-skiffs and shallow V-bottom boats. Additionally, the introduction of a 25hp ProKicker addresses demand for better trolling control for larger boats in the 26ft-39ft range.

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Tuesday 5 July 2022



Small, but incredibly powerful: Two new harbor tugs soon to tow even the largest container ships into ports in Peru.

Everyone knows the biggest ships in the world -–the longest yacht, the most luxurious cruiser ship and the biggest container ship. On the high seas all is fine, but when these ocean behemoths approach port, they need help. To maneuver into harbour they rely on small, nimble and immensely powerful harbour tugs to tow them around. Two new such tugs are currently under construction at the Cheoy Lee shipyard in southern China and are scheduled to enter service with PSA Marine Peru in the ports of Peru in 2022 and 2023.

It's a fascinating sight as a small harbour tug, about 24 meters long and 11 meters wide, has a 300-meter-long and over 50-meter-high container ship on the end of a line, towing it into port. “The impression is somewhat deceptive,” explains Andreas Müller-Hirlinger, a harbour tug expert at Rolls-Royce Power Systems. The harbour tug isn't towing the ship into port, it's stabilizing it. Even so, the harbour tug – which looks small by comparison but seems huge when you stand beside it – needs loads of power to do its job. And this power is delivered by mtu Series 4000 engines.  

Extreme dynamics of the engines impress

These produce a full 2,240 kW in each of the two tugs Robert Allan design currently being built. Aside from pure oomph, a key feature of these engines is their power flexing capability. The high-revving 16-cylinder mtu engines with the type of designation '4000M63L' achieve their full power output in a matter of a few seconds, meaning they can accelerate extremely quickly and respond nimbly to the movements of the vessels they are maneuvering into the port.

The new harbour tugs have a bollard pull of 70 metric tons, meaning that the harbour tug has the same power it would take to lift 70 metric tons off the ground. The mtu engines do this by transmitting their power directly to two Schottel directional propellers below the waterline. One of the two harbour tugs is equipped with Schottel's innovative Sydrive-M system which combines two azimuth thruster propellers – one to port and one to starboard – in such a way that both props can be powered by just one mtu engine, reducing engine operating hours and thus maintenance costs, fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and other pollutants.  

Monday 4 July 2022

e-Regatta during Venice boat show days June 2022

Venice boat show June 2022

During the Venice boat show June 2022 there where more than 4 electric driven speed boats on display including the one in the images below.


e-Regatta 2022 results and report from Venice Boat Show - Plugboats

Huracan motors Huracan Marine - Electric Motors ( (who are big in both electric boats and electric motorcycle racing) joined in to work on the project and the result is a boat with a 15kW motor and battery that weigh under 200kg all in. Four boats were produced for e-Regatta 2022.