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Ikone 6.0, a catboat that built the image of the Espace Vag shipyard

Things are happening in the boating industry! A look back at the latest news from yachting professionals. The news briefs of September 3, 2018.

Yanmar embarks on the America's Cup

The Japanese engine manufacturer Yanmar Marine becomes a partner of the 36th America's Cup. The company will supply the inboard diesel engines required for all the boats in the organisation of the Prada Cup regattas, the new name of the qualifying phases, and the America's Cup.

End Clamp for Ikone 6.0

The Concarneau shipyard Espace Vag has announced the end of production of the Ikone 6.0. The yacht that built the image of the Breton brand's catboats will soon be replaced by a new model, the Ikone 6.50.

New pontoons at the Vannes marina

In accordance with the commitments made when it was awarded the management of the Vannes marina, the Compagnie des Ports du Morbihan replaced 265 linear metres of pontoons this summer. This represents one third of the wharves in the port. The catways have been extended and the electrical terminals renewed. The cost of the project amounts to 297,000 euros.

Flir invests in artificial intelligence

The American group Flir Systems, a specialist in on-board thermal imaging cameras and owner of the Raymarine marine electronics brand, is banking on artificial intelligence. He announced the acquisition of Cvedia, a company specializing in the development of software tools for data acquisition from sensors for deep learning. The operation will enable Flir to integrate artificial intelligence functionalities into its products, in particular for future autonomous boats.

Vision Yachts targets Europe

The South African catamaran builder Vision Yachts is tackling the European market. The company announces the opening of an office in Mallorca for the launch of its sailboat Vision 444. It wishes to continue its export dynamic, which began with North America.