Systems

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Quick Docking System

The Quick Docking System (QDS), developed by the marine equipment manufacturer Quick S.p.A., is a unique integrated maneuvering system for precisely docking sailing yachts. While most joystick controls are tailored… Read more »

Praise for Big Props

In Professional BoatBuilder No. 150 contributing editor Nigel Calder’s exploration of the inherent efficiency of larger propellers and their demands on propulsion engines introduced readers to the 78′ (23.8m), 150-ton… Read more »

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Blueprint for Speed

A week after a white-knuckle 106-mph ride in his 39′ (11.9m) Nor-Tech offshore performance boat, Jamie Pellizzi was looking down at his boat’s GPS while his friend Nick Buis drove…. Read more »

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The Right Ratio

Many people think of multispeed transmissions as a performance or go-fast accessory for boats, but one manufacturer is hoping to make inroads with military or commercial applications of its three-speed… Read more »

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Know the Flow

It’s a Sunday afternoon and you’ve got the water to yourself. After checking the gauges and seeing that everything is okay, you nail the throttles on your stepped-hull performance boat…. Read more »

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GM Duramax Power

A Swedish diesel engine marinizer is now offering marine versions of General Motors’ popular 6.6-liter (403-cu-in) Duramax diesel offered in Chevrolet and GMC heavy-duty trucks. Sweden Marinediesel signed an OEM… Read more »

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Bolt-on Diesel Power

Owners or buyers of boats with bracket-mounted outboards now have an alternative when it comes to powering their boat. Yanmar Marine of Adairsville, Georgia, and Armstrong Nautical Products of Stuart,… Read more »