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Seascape attends Official Press launch for D – Torque Turbo diesel outboard

Seascape attends Official Press launch for D - Torque Turbo diesel outboard

Following its agreement with German manufacturer Neander Shark for exclusive global distribution of the game-changing Dtorque 111 twin-cylinder 50 hp diesel outboard engine, YANMAR MARINE INTERNATIONAL (YMI announced the official launch of this exciting new propulsion product on Sept 28th & 29th in Almere, The Netherlands. Where Distributors & Press were invited.
The compact Dtorque 111 is designed to revolutionize the small workboat market where its expected lifespan of well over 10,000 hours at least doubles that of any comparable outboard gasoline engine. The Dtorque 111 offers a remarkably smooth and quiet diesel engine, delivering 50 hp at the propeller with a stunning torque output of 111 Nm at just 2,500 rpm. This is considerably better than the latest 70 hp 4-stroke gasoline models and more than enough to quickly accelerate most small craft onto the plane with plenty of low-down lugging power for heavy displacement duty.

To create the Dtorque 111 the German developer and manufacturer Neander deconstructed conventional small-diesel engineering to first principles. The result is a two-cylinder common-rail turbo charged diesel engine, using a unique system of dual counter-rotating crankshafts in an aluminum block, which dramatically reduces the vibration levels that a conventional small two-cylinder diesel engine would normally generate. This technology with a patented ‘Spaceball’ design not only achieves less vibration but also less noise, lighter boat handling and less stress on the engine.

The Dtorque 111 is the world’s smallest diesel engine with common-rail fuel injection. This enables it to deliver an impressive performance with class-leading fuel economy and exhaust emissions that fall well within the latest EU RCD 2 limits. At full throttle and lading it typically burns under 12 litres of fuel per hour 2 times less than most 70 hp gasoline outboards of similar performance. The Dtorque 111 ensures fewer refuelling stops and lower running costs.

For the past 2 years both YANMAR and Neander have been trialing pre-series outboards in six EU pilot countries. “We invited a wide cross-section of our customers around Europe to performance-test the outboards in differing sea states and loading conditions gathering as many opinions as possible,” explains Floris Lettinga, YMI Global Sales Manager. “Our research has confirmed that this product is ideally placed for the light duty commercial market, from wind turbine servicing and fish farming to harbor and patrol duties, water taxis and superyacht charter services. We are confident that the combination of long range, low running costs, durability and low emissions delivered by this unique diesel outboard will appeal to operators across a wide range of applications.”

Floris Lettinga continued, “With many commercial operators maintaining a single diesel fuel policy to avoid risk of fire and explosion, the market potential for the Dtorque 111 is highly diverse. So far, the main option for small workboat propulsion has been the gasoline outboard. No longer is that true!”

The Dtorque 111 turbo diesel outboard is SOLAS (MOB) certified and now in full production with customer deliveries in the last quarter of 2017.

Through its Distribution agreement with Yanmar Marine International (YMI), Seascape Marine are now able to offer the Neander Shark DTorque turbo diesel outboard.
With over 60 years’ experience – Seascape Marine Services has the skills and capability to overhaul, maintain and service all major diesel engine manufactures products (main engine & Auxiliary) including the DTorque, as well as turbochargers and reduction gearboxes.

Yanmar & Neander launch D-Torque Diesel Outboard

Marking its return to the diesel outboards market, YANMAR MARINE INTERNATIONAL (YMI) has agreed exclusive distribution rights with German outboard manufacturer NEANDER Shark. YMI, whose headquarters are in the Netherlands, is to distribute NEANDER Shark outboards worldwide through its extensive network with access to more than 130 countries.

From 1985 until 2009 YANMAR manufactured three-cylinder diesel outboards rated at 27 and 36 hp, but ceased when EPA and EU RCD emissions regulations restricted their sales in key markets. “With the global economic downturn in full swing, YANMAR decided at that time not to invest in the outboard range even though it had been highly successful in many markets,” explains Floris Lettinga, YMI Global Sales Manager. “Now, however, with NEANDER Shark we can offer a highly competitive outboard product with outstanding engineering”.

The NEANDER Shark outboard develops 50 hp using a small 800 cm³ turbocharged, twin-cylinder diesel engine in aluminium with common-rail fuel injection and a unique dual counter-rotating crankshaft concept. “This means that the outboard is not only light, powerful, clean and fuel-efficient, it is also remarkably smooth in operation as the two crankshafts counterbalance each other and cancel out most of the vibration that a conventional inline two-cylinder diesel block could be expected to produce,” Floris Lettinga says. “Therefore the outboard can be easily, operated at the tiller as well as from the helm. The lack of vibrations and low noise level are remarkable,  improving operation comfort yet delivering impressive performance”.

The prime applications for the NEANDER Shark outboard will be in the commercial marine, offshore, military, fishing, rescue and charter-sector. It would also perfectly serve tender boat requirements on large yachts storing diesel fuel only.

Seascape Marine Services look forward to being able to offer and supply the D – Torque outboards units once they become available late 2017 to early 2018.


Seascape Marine sponsor UCT Cape 2 Rio 2017 entry

Seascape Marine Services together with Yanmar are proud partner sponsors of the UCT Sailing teams entry into the 2017 Cape 2 Rio.

The crew of 5 UCT students did a lot of hard work & campaigning for funds & donations in order to realise this dream and Seascape are proud to have been able to assist them in achieving this.

The crew of 5 are doing the crossing on Yacht Scatterling  – a 35ft Simons Monohull. Scatterling is powered by a Yanmar 2GM20 x KM2P gearbox (18Hp) fitted in 1996.

Seascape Marine wish the crew a safe & enjoyable race!

Their journey can be followed on this link to the tracker:

Or via their facebook page “UCT to Rio powered by B&G”



Adam de Jong retires after 39 years of service

Adam de Jong retires after 39 years of service

Superintendent Engineer Mr. Adam de Jong has officially retired.

After Joining the company on the 4th of January 1977 Adam dedicated 39 years of his career playing a pivotal role in Seascape Marine’s Service Dept. Adam’s high standards & love for the Marine Industry laid the foundation for the workshops reputation of hard work & reliability, which is synonymous with Seascape Marine Services and the success of the company.

Seascape Marine Services wishes to thank Adam for his invaluable service and wish him for his well earned retirement which will no doubt be spent cycling & riding his BMW motorbike.

Adam has been succeeded by Mr. Wayne de Kock who we wish success in this challenging & demanding position.


Kohler generator business grows

Kohler generator business grows

Since its appointment of the Kohler Marine Generator agency, Seascape Marine has been offering sales, genuine spare parts and technical after sales support.

With the increase in interest for the Kohler units and understanding the urgent demand which customers have, Seascape Marine are now stocking Kohler generators in the most popular outputs to support the market requirements.

 Don’t hesitate to contact Seascape Marine for any Kohler sales or technical advise you may require.


M/V Mariam Makeba’s Success

M/V Mariam Makeba's Success

The recently completed sale and installation of a Yanmar medium speed 8EY26, 2 201kW @ 750r/min engine to Sea Harvest for the re-power of their trawler vessel M/V Mariam Makeba has proven a great success.

With the deciding factors for the owners & operators being Yanmar’s reputation for reliability, size, economy, ease of maintenance and the heavy load conditions to which this main engine would be exposed the Yanmar 8EY26 is proving to be the perfect engine for the application.

With initial sea trails having taken place in September 2015 the main engine has just completing the first 1500 hour maintenance schedule which was carried out by Seascape Marine’s service dept.

Yanmar YT Series Tractors coming late 2016

Yanmar YT Series Tractors coming late 2016

Available for order from third quarter 2016 the new Yanmar YT Series tractors are set to make an impact in the compact tractor market.

With the number of professional farmers and agricultural collectives in Japan steadily increasing, there is a greater demand for agricultural machinery that is highly-efficient, highly-functional, and low-cost. Considering this trend, Yanmar is addressing farmers’ needs of “comfort, control, potential, and pride” with the new flagship model YT Series large-size tractor.

Under the slogan “Creating a new agriculture”, world-renowned Ken Okuyama (also a director of Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd.) heads product design. The YT Series tractor utilizes the same innovative and unique “premium design” as the combine we are releasing at the same time.

With a new “premium red” color, more striking than Yanmar’s usual red, and a body design that evokes a sense of strength, farmers can further enjoy their everyday work and take pride in the refined construction of their tractor. Operators have access to a 330° view from inside the cabin thanks to rounded glass on all sides. No detail was forgotten: even before customers enter the tractor an adjustable aluminum step projects a feeling of luxury.

Also focusing on ease-of-use, levers and switches used often during operation are placed above the armrest and create a new working experience. Operators can check various machine settings and conditions in an instant on the color monitor located to their right.

Our acclaimed continuously variable transmission has been further improved for increased functionality and efficiency. The powerful and eco-friendly Yanmar green diesel engine has cleared Japan’s Tier 3 gas emissions regulations.

Advanced design and simple yet sturdy functioning come together in Yanmar’s flagship model YT Series, making this premium tractor a vital addition to every professional farmer’s lineup of machinery.

Alan George King

It is with great sadness that we advise the sudden passing of our friend and colleague Mr Alan King on the morning of 29 December 2015.

Alan has been a key member of the Seascape team for the last 30 years and he will be deeply missed.

The Memorial Service for Mr Alan George King arranged by his family.
Date: Friday 8 January 2016
Time: 12.00pm
Address: Good Shepherd Catholic Church 1 Goedehoop Street Bothasig Cape Town

There will also be a post memorial gathering on the same day at 15h00 at the Vasco Soccer Club.

We extend our heartfelt sympathies to his family and friends.

2015 DAME Design Award WINNER – Humphree Electric Stabilising Fin & Interceptor System

DAME_winner_certificate_250x141_sSeascape Marine are once again proud to be associated with Humphree after they secured the prestigious DAME award at METS 2015.

Humphree advises “We would like to thank the international jury at DAME Awards for the award, a true recognition for our team’s hard work and effort making this a world class stabilisation system”.
Jury comments:
The DAME Jury spent some time this year discussing how good design in marine equipment needs to drive better experiences for people afloat as the whole industry seeks to attract new generations. The growing market for stabilisers is clearly an area to watch in this regard and Humphree has introduced a series of valuable improvements with its Electric Stabilising Fin & Interceptor System. The stabiliser’s 24V DC servo, its 360° rotating fin (to combat anchor walking), its failsafe fin attachment (design to preserve hull integrity in case of a strike) and its full integration with interceptor trim devices would each be worthy of consideration on their own. Taken as a package this is a very impressive piece of technology, involving many design disciplines, that promises a step forward again in comfort afloat. Fully co-ordinating the effort of pitch and trim is a particularly welcome development and expected to lead to much better handling and reduced fuel consumption. A completely contrasting and equally worthy joint winner of the 25th anniversary DAME Awards.

Seascape Marine Services acquires Humphree distribution

Seascape Marine Services acquires Humphree distribution

Seascape Marine are proud to announce that they have been appointed sales & service agents for Humphree Trim & Stabilization systems.

Established 2002 in Gothenburg, Sweden, Humphree design & manufacture interceptors with options for Automatic trim control, list control, Co-ordinated turn control, Active ride control, Interceptor steering assist & Vessel motion monitoring systems.
The systems are brilliant, simple, easy to install and maintain and can be used in a variety of new or retro-fitment power boat & commercial applications with various propulsion systems.

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