When choosing a yacht, one of the most important issues that will ultimately determine your satisfaction with your purchase is the right engine. It is directly related to the issues of range, speed and final costs. For example, direct injection technology and torque optimization are able to precisely control the amount of fuel that enters the cylinders. As a result, the motor runs quieter, more technologically advanced and, of course, more reliable.
First 3D printed propeller
Although 3D printing such a large and complex object is already a great achievement in itself, the company claims that this is just the beginning. The Naval Group, inspired by its successful track record, wants to continue to develop in this direction and focus on the development of other marine «parts» that will benefit from this kind of innovation. After all, this technology has a very promising future: it allows you to reduce the weight of the printed «part» and shorten the production time, which means it will be able to bring the production of spare parts for yachts to a new level. After all, such a seal is limited only by fantasy and the laws of physics. It seems that very soon it will be possible to expect the emergence of complex geometric shapes, which previously could not be achieved using other processes.
Helm Master EX has a number of features such as Autopilot, which calculates the optimal heading. Another new technology, DriftPoint Track, keeps the boat on a given route, for example, at a certain distance from the shore or from underwater objects such as reefs and wrecks. Electric Power Steering (DES) can be fitted to most previous Yamaha models, where the Electronic System (DEC) has been extensively redesigned to simplify handling and improve ergonomics.
Mercury, in addition to the new engine, also threw its energies into the development of new technologies. For example, 1st Mate is a whole range of security measures, as well as the protection of the yacht and its guests. If a person is overboard, the system will start signaling about it. It will transmit this information both to the central hub and to the key fobs of other guests, indicating the coordinates of the man overboard (thanks to the built-in GPS). Also, the First Mate can be programmed to wirelessly block the engine to prevent unauthorized use of the boat. The same will happen if for some reason the captain falls overboard, then the system will automatically inform the coastal services. No wonder she was awarded the Best of Innovation Awards.
Suzuki DF300B is a 300 hp four-stroke engine. with., which uses the already well-known technology of twin propellers — Suzuki Dual Prop System. With opposite rotation to each other, the propellers effectively transmit thrust, affecting acceleration and increasing the directional stability of the vessel.
The combination of counter-rotating propellers and a compact 2-Stage Gear Reduction results in the engine delivering high propulsive performance. According to the company, the DF300B has the same technology as the flagship DF350A with 350 hp. with., and can also run on regular gasoline with an octane rating of 91.