World’s smallest common rail inboard marine diesel engine is honored in the Inboard Engines category at the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show

The YANMAR 3JH40 common rail inboard diesel engine has been recognized as one of the most groundbreaking new consumer marine products after receiving a prestigious 2018 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Award. Introduced this year as the marine industry’s smallest CR inboard diesel engine, the 3JH40 was named the winner of the ‘Inboard Engines’ category when the NMMA and Boating Writers International (BWI) presented the awards during the annual Innovation Breakfast, held at Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin on Virginia Key. A distinguished judges’ committee highlighted how the latest addition to YANMAR’s family of new generation CR diesel engines is ‘bringing advanced technology and increased efficiency to smaller boats’. With an output of 40 mhp, the compact and quiet 3JH40 enables smaller leisure boat owners and commercial vessel operators to benefit for the first time from the efficiency and performance advantages associated with the most recent electronically-managed CR fuel-injection technology. Continue reading

The Delfino 95’ “Christella II”, the first yacht to be built in the Class displacement product line, has been delivered to its owner. An exterior design featuring flowing lines and extensive glazed surfaces is matched by remarkably spacious and liveable interiors. Continue reading

With a network of sophisticated digital devices, the yachts in the Volvo Ocean Race are among the world’s most connected boats. Volvo Penta’s D2-75 engine provides power for all onboard devices, enabling instant communication between the teams and the race’s headquarters – and thousands of avid fans following the action online – in the thrilling round-the-world competition.

From once-a-week radio calls in the 1970s, to current technological capabilities on the Volvo Ocean 65 yachts that provide the transfer of information in real time, the art of communication has come a long way since the original version of the Volvo Ocean Race. Just as improvements have been made over the years in the physical apparatus used by the teams, so too have great advancements been made in the digital sphere. Continue reading


Heesen is proud to announce the delivery of VanTom, the sixth yacht in the popular 50 metre semi-displacement class designed by Frank Laupman at Omega Architects. The delivery took place in international waters on February 14, 2018 after intensive tests in the rough winter waves of the North Sea. The sea trials took place on January 12 and 29 in Beaufort 4 and 6, with North westerly winds and waves up to one metre. Continue reading

Commercial success at Heesen: 60-metre full custom motoryacht is sold!
Heesen is proud to announce the sale of the first contract in 2018, a full custom 60-metre Fast Displacement steel hulled motoryacht for delivery in 2021.

At 60 metres, YN 19360 – Project Falcon – is the largest steel yacht built by Heesen to date. Her clean and chiselled exterior lines are by Omega Architects, who have introduced an innovative design feature to embellish the profile: the bird’s wing. This eye-catching multi-faceted shape visually integrates three decks (main, bridge and sundeck) without interfering with the uninterrupted horizontal lines of the glazed windows. The result is a strong and muscular 60-metre yacht with a Gross Tonnage of 1,060GT. Floor-to-ceiling windows and aft doors coupled with lowered bulwarks ensure panoramic views and plenty of natural light flooding the vast interior. Continue reading