Caterpillar recently announced plans to enter the joystick-controlled propulsion fray with azipod systems for applications below 1,000 hp, as well as Three60, a system that will employ shaft-and-strut drive trains in conjunction with bow and stern thrusters. All new systems will be supported by the company’s worldwide service network.
To showcase its Prestige line of motoryachts and express cruisers, French boatbuilder Jeanneau welcomes select guests to its impressive factory in Les Herbiers in western France. Prospective boat buyers, dealers, and a few lucky journalists got a glimpse of the entire boatbuilding process from the design and engineering studios to the yard where the boats are loaded for truck delivery. Oh and there was a really nice lunch with a little champagne as well!
To see the company’s savoir faire for yourself, check out the details here. ▶