Monthly Archives: May 2012

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The Northern Marine yard is busy not only with construction of three new yachts, but five refit projects since recently launching its repair and refit division under its new ownership.  Four are Northern Marine builds that have come home for the same high-quality, meticulous craftsmanship used when they were created.

One of the more famous Northern Marine yachts on site is the 75′ Cheemaun, originally Starship, known for its 1,009 day, 75,000 mile educational circumnavigation from 1998-2001.  This interactive expedition hosted photographers, filmmakers and scientists onboard to document Earth’s nature and people at the end of the millennium, often in remote locations accessible only by water.

Northern Marine’s third yacht has seen several owners since that world tour, including actor Gene Hackman.  The current owner brought Cheemaun from Florida to Anacortes, Washington, where in her home yard she’s undergoing interior and exterior upgrades.  The three-phase project includes the addition of a Portuguese bridge, mechanical and electronics improvements, interior renovations including new built-in furniture, canvas replacement and bottom painting.

Other craft at Northern Marine’s facility include a 72′ Marlow Explorer in for yearly maintenance and paint work; a 57′ Northern Marine in for hull painting; a 58′ Northern Marine home for interior work; and a 64′ Northern Marine undergoing bottom work and propeller upgrades.

“There’s a benefit to refitting at our facility.  The same skilled craftsmen who build our world-class, award-winning, multimillion dollar yachts are the same people doing the repair work on your boat,” said Northern Marine president Andy McDonald.

“From routine maintenance like bottom painting to extensive interior or exterior renovations, our experienced team is dedicated to quality work.  We also deal on a fixed bid basis, so our customers can be comfortable knowing up front the scope of the project we’re completing.”

Northern Marine builds fully customized luxury yachts and long-range expedition yachts from 57′-151′, known for their rugged construction and stylish interiors.  Earlier this year, the company acquired the assets of Glas-Ply, enabling it to also offer customized fiberglass craft from 7′-28′.

Contact Northern Marine, 310 34th St., Anacortes, WA 98221.  360-299-8400.;

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Posted by on May 29, 2012 in Dock News


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Kadey-Krogen Introduces First Consumer iPad Application in the Cruising Powerboat/Trawler Market: A Travelogue Panorama and Information Source For the Trawler Lifestyle’s Best 

What’s the next best thing to making passage aboard a Kadey-Krogen trawler yacht? Now you can get a visual taste of the Kadey-Krogen lifestyle by scrolling through the travelogues, scenic photographs and glimpses of the adventures of Krogen owners to be found in the new, free iPad application available through the company’s website or via the Apple Store. Here’s a fun-to-use (and useful) lifestyle app that is “At Home on Any Sea.”

“There’s just something about swiping through pages in a dream ‘book’ like this iPad experience that sends the cruising spirit soaring, and is perfect for learning about and exploring living the Kadey-Krogen dream,” says Larry Polster, vice president of Kadey-Krogen Yachts. “We’ve captured many of the best stories by Krogen owners, their exotic destinations and chronicles in boating magazines, and put these together with the story of our history and how we build our trawlers. The app is created to tell these stories onshore, offshore or at 35,000 feet, with or without Internet connectivity. You can sit quietly wherever you are and absorb a lot of feeling, flavor and facts about Kadey-Krogens. This should really whet your cruising appetite!”

The new Krogen 52′ won the prestigious PassageMaker Magazine People’s Choice Award, 2012 Trawler Fest, Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show.

The app is viewed through a combination of topical sections found along the bottom of the tablet page and vertical “chapters” seen along the side. Tapping a chapter photo and then swiping pages in each chapter reveals a new vista, captures a moment, or explains a precept of design and engineering. Included also is the storybook tale of the company’s founding and photographs of many world-class, breakthrough yacht designs Kadey-Krogen has created in its 35-year history. There are excerpts from the company’s magazine, Waypoints, and chapters detailing engineering philosophy that have captions in windows that expand and close at the tap of a finger. There are also technical explanations about the building process, specifications for and photographs of the current boat models, and links to more data at the company website.

The iPad app can be downloaded directly to your iPad either from, or at the Apple Store searching Kadey-Krogen Yachts. It can also be downloaded to any computer with iTunes installed that you will later use to synch your iTunes downloads to your iPad for actual use. Depending on your local bandwidth, the application takes from two to five minutes to download.

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Posted by on May 9, 2012 in Dock News


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SCOD Presents the US Coast Guard Sea Eagle 

The Ultra Green Homeland Security vessel that’s tough on the bad guys, but kind to the Ecology. The first Coast Guard Cutter to provide extensive surveillance, on, above, and below the ocean.

The E Class Search and Rescue Sea Eagle with Helipad and underwater ROV (Remote Ocean Vehicle) uses less than half as much fuel to go 10% faster than the USCG Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutters’ in use today. At the same time the Sea Eagles waterjet propulsion, dynamic positioning and small wave making signature do far less harm to Marine Ecology.

Instead of the Sentinels 11,500hp from tier 2 diesel engines, the analogous Sea Eagle uses a total of 5,000-hp from Solar Hybrid power sources that include cleaner MTU tier 4i Diesels. With less than half the fuel consumption of the Sentinel Class FRC’s, the Sea Eagle delivers  a maximum speed of 32 as opposed to 29 knots due to the greater overall efficiency of hi-speed  Catamarans versus mono-hulls.

The Richard Suater designed Sea Eagle is an awesome security vessel while paying careful attention to the environment.

In silent electric mode the Sea Eagle will navigate inland water ways and dock with Zero emissions. Plugged in her solar cells can harness and return over 200 MWs of energy to the grid a year, enough power to offset 3,000NM of Carbon Neutral cruising at 18 knots. As a Certified Carbon Offset Project this state of the art E Class Coast Guard Cutter can reduce GHG emissions by 12,000 tons per year.

Energy from the grid or captured from her 100KW solar array is stored in a Lloyds approved Corvus 2MW Lithium UPS. The 16ton weight of the batteries also serves as the Mass in the MDR (Motion Damping Regeneration) system that acting like a TMD (Tuned Mass Damper) in a skyscraper will generate electricity as it dampens the motion of the vessel.

Combining the MDR with the self leveling T-Foils in each hull greatly improves the ride and the level of safety in many operations at sea. At the same time it also enhances the accuracy of the stabilized remotely operated 25 mm chain gun, and the four crew operated .50 caliber machine guns.

The Coast Guard Sea Eagle FRC can accommodate more than 30 crew members and like all USCG Fast Response Cutter’s her command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) system will be fully interoperable with those of the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security.

Government Agencies like the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security while protecting us can also play a major roll in protecting our way of life for future generations. They have the opportunity, if not a duty to do this by insuring that only the best examples of fuel efficient Eco Conscious  Vessels are to be found in our Coast Guard and Navy.

The E Class Sea Eagle as such a vessel is being submitted for review under the US Coast Guard Unsolicited Proposal Program.

Length Overall: 43m
Beam: 12.4m
Draft: 1.5m
Construction: KMI (Kvichak Marine Industries} Marine grade aluminum
Solar Power: 100KW Solbian Photo Voltaic Top Deck
Wave Power: 30KW Wave Motion Regeneration (AMT ServoRams, Corvus UPS, Maura Sohnes ATMD)
Battery Power: 2MW Lloyds approved Corvus Lithium UPS
Shaft Power: 4 x 1000KW
Main Engines: 4 x ZF Hybrid MTU Series 2000 Tier 4i V12, 1 Siemens MTU Tier4i 650KW Genset
Propulsion: 4 x RR Kamewa A series Waterjets
Cruising Speed: 29Knts
Maximum Speed: 32knts
Range: 1,200NM
Range: 3,500NM at Economical speed
Endurance: 7 Days
Replenishment: Fueling at Sea, Vertical Replenishment
Bridge: 360 Visibility, Intergraded Bridge
Crew: 30+
Aircraft: HH- 65A Dauphin US Coast Guard
Remote Ocean Vehicle (ROV): ISE with Launch and Recover System (LARS)
Boats:  Stern Ramp (1) CG Short Range Prosecutor (SRP)

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Posted by on May 5, 2012 in Dock News


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            To complement the high quality and performance of its top-of-the line 430 Express, SeaVee Boats now offers the Seakeeper MX series stabilization gyro as an option.  The MX series continues to find success with builders of smaller craft after its launch earlier this year.

The SeeVee 430 easily accommodates the Seakeeper MX Series.

            Conversations with Seakeeper’s East Coast independent rep group ComMar Sales, and a sea trial on an Intrepid 390, piqued SeaVee’s interest.  “It spoke for itself,” said John Caballero, SeaVee Boats marketing director.  “We’re always looking to raise the bar, to deliver the performance our customers are expecting.  Seakeeper adds a lot to that equation, by enhancing comfort onboard and creating a more enjoyable ride.”

            The SeaVee 430 Express is an extensively customizable boat, designed for fishing and luxury cruising.  Power choices include triple or quad outboards, twin inboard diesels, or pod systems.  Its three tower options, spacious cockpit, comfortable bridge deck and well-appointed cabin create a high-end, live-aboard fishing boat with the amenities of home.  More information is available at

            Seakeeper’s new MX series gyro is based on the same innovative technology as its M8000 and M21000 gyros, but tuned to an individual’s application for boats in the 35′-45′ range, depending on displacement.  It reduces resonant boat roll by more than 80% when a boat is underway, at idle, or at anchor.

Contact Seakeeper, 44425 Pecan Ct., Ste. 151, California, MD  20689.  410-326-1590;

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Posted by on May 5, 2012 in Products


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