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A safe, non-toxic and biodegradable marine growth remover specifically formulated for cleaning seawater cooled equipment.

Marine growth build-up is the #1 reason water-cooled equipment malfunctions. These deposits will reduce equipment effectiveness which will often result in costly downtime. Even a thin layer of growth – as little as 1/64” – can result in a 15% decrease in efficiency.

While conventional methods of cleaning such as mechanical brushing do have some success, harsh acids are harmful to the user, the equipment, & the environment and in many instances, these methods result in damage to the equipment.

Barnacle Buster liquid with before (l) and after (r) results.

Barnacle Buster™ from TRAC Ecological Products is a safe, non-toxic and biodegradable marine growth remover specifically formulated for cleaning seawater cooled equipment. With minimal dismantling required, Barnacle Buster can be safely re-circulated through seawater cooling systems, dissolving barnacles, zebra mussels, calcium, rust, lime & all other mineral deposits. Most applications can be completed within 4 hours. Available in (US) quart and gallon bottles (ready to use and concentrate) and a five gallon pail.

More info: or call 1+954.987.2722.
TRAC Ecological Products, 3402 SW 26th Terrace, Suite B-11, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 USA

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Posted by on December 16, 2011 in Uncategorized


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BoatUS Report


Refrigerator-Size Fish Earn Top Spots in BoatUS Angler’s Fishing Photo Contest

Photos of a 67-inch tarpon and a 45-inch pike have made two anglers, Sean Riley of New Port Richey, FL, and Brian Papenhagen of Blissfield, MI, grand prize winners in the 2011 BoatUS Angler Catch of the Month fishing photo contest. Their grand prize includes a high quality fish replica from Mount This! Fish Company that specializes in hand-painted fiberglass replicas and a gift certificate from

Riley and Papenhagen will also have their BoatUS Angler on-the-water and roadside assistance towing plan upgraded to “Unlimited” status, which can help these anglers 24-hours a day with breakdowns on the water and will tow a disabled boat trailer and tow vehicle up to 100 miles to your home, repair facility or other safe spot.

Brian Papenhagen (left) and Sean Riley (right) hoist their grand prize-winning fish. Both fish were released.

Riley spotted his fish last summer in a school of five tarpon running for mullet while trolling the shallows just off the beach on Florida’s Anclote Key. Once the refrigerator-sized fish was hooked, it made a dash for the sky and “felt like a huge log,” said Riley, heating up his reel during the hour-long battle. The silvery behemoth headed straight for the Gulf and did a U-turn before Riley could land it. The fish was the biggest yet for the angler, who gently revived the giant before releasing it.

Papenhagen’s pike was caught last spring on a large red and white Daredevil at Wrong Lake, Manitoba. A catch-and-release lake accessible only by floatplane, Papenhagen was told by a guide to hit the lake’s incoming streams, where Pike are known to forage for fingerlings. Once Papenhagen found his spot, the lunker struck taking nearly all the line out of the reel four times as it dove repeatedly to the safety of lake’s bottom trying to wait it out. For Papenhagen, this was the “right” fish on Wrong Lake to earn him a full-scale replica.

Next year’s contest starts in April 2012. For more information on BoatUS Angler and the fishing photo contest, go to

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Posted by on December 15, 2011 in Uncategorized


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Yacht Spotting and New Launches

Nedship Yachts Presents 650 ‘Quadro’ Superyacht

In July of 2011, Antalya, Turkey-based superyacht builder Nedship launched the exquisite 134-foot (42m) Baia Mare.

Baia Mare

Then, in August, 2011, Nedship announced it had been selected by Strand-Craft to build the striking and daring Eduard Gray-designed SC122 and SC166 superyachts.

SC 166 rendering

Now, the Nedship Superyacht Group presents the Nedship 650 ‘Quadro’ megayacht design. The new yacht design was created by the in-house designers at Nedship as well as serious input from superyacht captains and owners. Either carbon reinforced Glass-Epoxy composite or full Carbon-Epoxy Composite will be used to keep the weight of the yacht to a minimum allowing better performance and a more fuel efficient hull.

Quadro 650

For the new Nedship 650 Quadro it is envisioned that twin 1920 MTU engines connected to traditional shaft and propellers would provide a top speed of 21-knots. However, the alternative package would see her using triple 2,600 HP MTU engines connected to KaMeWa waterjets for a top speed of 38-knots. Construction time is anticipated to be 18-24 months from new order.

For additional information, including pricing and availability please contact the following
Denison Yacht Brokers:
Ned Bruck;, Office Phone Number: 954.763.3971
Cell Phone Number: 305.282.4003
Bob Offer;, Office Phone Number: 954.763.3971
Cell Phone Number: +1 954.801.8300

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Posted by on December 12, 2011 in Uncategorized


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GOST™ Nav-Tracker GPS Tracking System Tracking the Progress of Norwegian Entry Samson In 26th Atlantic Rally For Cruisers


AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – GOST™ (Global Ocean Security Technologies – formerly Paradox Marine) Europe has supplied a GOST Nav-Tracker Inmarsat Satellite based GPS tracking system to monitor the progress of Samson, a Lagoon 400, the Norwegian entry in the 26th Atlantic Rally For Cruisers, captained by Jens Fjelnset. The fleet of 217 boats and 1,188 people left Palmas de Gran Canaria on November 20, bound for Saint Lucia.

Samson tracking map

The progress of Samson can be viewed on the GOST Europe web site at

“GOST Europe is excited about our relationship with Jens Fjelnset as we track him in the ARC Rally and then as he continues to captain Samson on a two-year circumnavigation,” said GOST Europe President & CEO Mado van der Kamp. “It is a really great opportunity to demonstrate the reliability and effectiveness of our GOST Nav-Tracker GPS Tracking System and what sets our systems apart from the other trackers available in the market,” van der Kamp added.

GOST Nav-Tracker

GOST Nav-Tracker can be used to track a vessel (or an entire fleet of vessels) from anywhere in the world on GOST’s New 4th Generation Tracking website. A vessels precise voyage tracking history and exact current location can be viewed & controlled on the website and as new reports come in from the Nav-Tracker, they are automatically updated to the site.

When a Nav-Tracker transmitter is mounted on a vessel and armed, a wireless ‘geo-fence’ with a 500-meter radius is created. If a boat is moved outside of this fence, Nav-Tracker uses Inmarsat based GPS satellite technology to monitor a boat’s location and notify up to ten people by email and/or text message every 2 minutes with the exact latitude/longitude, speed and heading of the vessel. For more information about the voyage of Samson, visit

For more information about Nav-Tracker and other GOST vessel security, monitoring, tracking and surveillance products, visit or call +31(0)20-7857636. In the US, visit or call 1+954.565.9898.

Global Ocean Security Technologies/Europe – Boeierspad 13, 1081 KE Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mado van der Kamp, +31(0)20-7857636

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Posted by on December 12, 2011 in Uncategorized




Bluewater Recreational Fishing
in U.S. Made Gains at ICCAT Meetings in Istanbul, Turkey

U.S. Recreational commissioner Ellen Peel reflects on actions for Atlantic billfish, tuna and sharks

The recreational and commercial fishing industries in the U.S., came away with positive news during the recent negotiations at the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), according to Ellen Peel, who served as the U.S. Recreational Commissioner.

ICCAT is a 40-year old inter-governmental fishery organization of some 50 member nations responsible for the conservation of tunas and migratory species like billfish and sharks in the Atlantic Ocean, and its adjacent seas like the Mediterranean and the Gulf of Mexico.

“Prior to the Istanbul, Turkey negotiations, we were concerned about the U.S. losing a percentage of catch allocation of the North Atlantic swordfish which is important to both the recreational and commercial fishing industries,” said Peel who is also the President of The Billfish Foundation. “Over the past year both interests have failed to catch their allocation, though recent years reflect an increase. Other nations, some catching their limit and others wanting to develop a swordfish fishery, continue to clamor for more quotas. Fortunately, a two-year management measure was agreed upon preserving the current catch limit.” 

She said it was extremely important for all U.S. anglers landing North Atlantic swordfish to report those catches adding that failure to report contributes to the risk of all U.S. fishing interests losing swordfish allocation in the future.  Concern also surrounded Atlantic marlin management and conservation as the current measures were scheduled to end this year, said Peel. 

“Billfish are not priority species with most other ICCAT nations, which do not include recreational fishing delegates on their team. Nor do their nations have systematic data collection plans in place that help establish even the existence of such fisheries. Fortunately a one year measure for blue marlin was agreed upon and if fully complied with, will reduce blue marlin mortality to the level proposed by scientists earlier this year following a new stock assessment.” 

At the ICCAT meetings held this year in Turkey are from left Chester Brewer, Bobbi Walker and Ellen Peel all representing sportfishing interests on the U.S. delegation, and David Cupka, Chairman of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council.

Peel, who with delegates Bobbie Walker, Orange Beach, Ala., Chester Brewer, West Palm Beach, Fla, and  Dr. Russell Nelson of Oakland Park, Fla., said one big disappointment was the failure to reach agreement on a time and surface area closure to protect juvenile yellow fin tuna and big eye tuna in the Gulf of Guinea off the western coast of Africa.   

“The issue remains a priority as the juvenile fish migrate to U.S. waters where they are important to both the U.S. recreational and commercial fishing industries.  Recent U.S. catch declines of yellow fin are attributed in part to the overfishing in the Gulf of Guinea.”

The Billfish Foundation is now in its 25th year works worldwide to advance the conservation of billfish and associated species and to improve the health of oceans and dependent economies. TBF’s website is Ms. Peel can be reached at 800-438-8247 ex 108.

TBF PR counsel: Pete Johnson, Johnson Communications, Inc. Scottsdale, Ariz. 480-951-3654

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Posted by on December 9, 2011 in Uncategorized


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Viking 42 Open

Viking Yachts is known for its meticulous attention to detail and high quality.  All equipment must perform flawlessly and look great.  In Marine Exhaust Systems, Viking found a like-minded partner.

Viking’s new 42 Open and 42 Convertible models combine maximum power and exceptional handling, with twin 600 hp Cummins QSC engines coupled to Zeus pod drives.  The Viking 42 Open cruises at 31 knots with a fuel consumption of 45 gph for a range of 344 nautical miles.  The 42 Convertible has a cruising speed of 30 knots and 333 nautical mile range with fuel consumption of 45 gph.
To optimize performance yet tame noise with this high-horsepower package, Marine Exhaust provided Viking with a complete, custom-engineered exhaust system.  Its turbo-to-transom solution includes a specially-designed bypass muffler, risers, surge tubes, hoses, clamps and all hardware.  Marine Exhaust’s package minimizes sound levels to just 85 dBA at the helm on the 42 Open and 83 dBA on the 42 Convertible. “The 42 is the smallest in our lineup, but we must still have the Viking ‘wow’ factor when the engine hatch opens,” said Peter Frederiksen, Viking Yachts director of communications.  “People can be intimidated and puzzled by an engine room.  No one feels that way with Viking, including the 42 Convertible and Open.  Everything is clean and organized.”
Viking was pleased with the easy turnkey installation.  “The Marine Exhaust Systems team delivered a seamless package well-suited to our rapid production requirements.  They are accessible and responsive every step of the way, particularly important on new model launches,” he said.
Viking 42C

Elegantly appointed like larger Vikings, the 42 Convertible’s salon features a plush, L-shaped lounge, spacious dinette and U-shaped galley with natural lighting.  The 112 sq. ft. cockpit is perfect for cruising and fishing.  For serious anglers, the tournament-style center console helm affords great visibility.  Recessed compartments house accessory switches and the pod system joystick control.

The 42 Open’s command bridge is just steps away from the cockpit.  The split observation mezzanine seating conceals insulated stowage  beneath the cushions.  Quick engine access is provided through a hatch on the command deck and via a command deck hydraulic lift for total accessibility from the cockpit. “Viking Yachts is a very demanding company, and Marine Exhaust Systems is a good fit with us,” said Frederiksen.  “They don’t view challenges as problems, they simply find a solution.  Neither of us is willing to throw in the towel and say it’s good enough.  We can always make it better─we know we can make it great.”  More information about Viking Yachts is available at
Established in 1973, Marine Exhaust Systems manufactures complete diesel exhaust system packages, from turbo to transom.  It offers superior exhaust risers, elbows, fiberglass mufflers, custom fiberglass products, silicone hoses, clamps and other high-quality hardware.

Contact Marine Exhaust Systems, 3640 Fiscal Ct., Riviera Beach, FL  33404.  561-848-1238
Fax 561-848-1298.;
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Posted by on December 9, 2011 in Uncategorized


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