Woodinville, WA - 22 March 2017 – WESMAR has announced their annual Mechanical Training Seminar will be held August 14 and 15 at corporate headquarters in Woodinville, Washington. The popular seminar offers hands-on training with the company’s complete line of marine equipment. “These annual seminars are widely attended by our dealers/distributors, service techs, mechanics and installers around the world and include both classroom and hands-on instruction on installation, service and maintenance of WESMAR’s triple axis digital stabilizer systems, rugged all stainless bow and stern thrusters and custom hydraulics,” said Vice President Bob Sentz in making the announcement of the dates.
Woodinville, WA – 16 March 2017 – WESMAR (Western Marine Electronics) will have a booth at the annual ComFish Alaska, in Kodiak, March 30th thru April 1st. ComFish is Alaska’s Premier Commercial fisheries Trade Show, and will be held in the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center located in the heart of downtown Kodiak. The Port of Kodiak is home to Alaska’s largest and most diversified fishing fleet. WESMAR serves the Alaska fishing fleet with sonar and bow thrusters, hydraulics and APU get-home systems.
Woodinville, WA – 21 June 2016 -- WESMAR has announced the introduction of the DSP5000 Wave-Smart® Stabilizers, a dramatic new line of roll fin stabilizer systems they say will change the way you measure comfort. Among other advances, it introduces WESMAR’s proprietary Continuous Feedback Adaptive Controller (CFAC)* technology.
“This system is a stunning success,” reports WESMAR. “After months of field testing, here is what captains of some of the world’s most elegant yachts have reported:
‘It’s very smooth. No roll at all.”
“I highly recommend this upgrade to any vessel.”
Once the calculations using your normal cruising speed are set, it is totally automatic. You set it and forget it!
“In our testing it provided smooth, seamless fin movement at Anchor or underway.”
“In my experience, WESMAR makes outstanding products and supports them well. This new controller is no exception.”
The new DSP5000 series is available on all new systems plus as an upgrade to existing WESMAR Stabilizer systems and many competitor units.
WESMAR says the Wave-Smart’s predictive technology using actual vessel motion to determine exact response will change boating comfort forever. Among its many features for vessel stabilization is session capture, which is the ability to record to USB, and NMEA 2000 plug in, the ability to run the fins at different speeds and much more. It offers faster response, smoother stops, ease of installation, and replaces chasing and wasted energy and noise.
*About Continuous Feedback Adaptive Control
(CFAC) when applied properly is of great value in taming hard-to-tune process loops. It will also tune a typical process loop more precisely.
Adaptive tuning, adapts to the dynamics of the process and will tune “on the fly,” responding to certain process criteria as determined by the specifics of the adaptive algorithm being used. It changes the PID (Proportional Integral Derivative) values to respond to the change in the process. When applied properly, it is of great value in taming hard-to-tune process loops. It will also tune a typical process loop more precisely.
Woodinville, WA - 10 May 2016 --The list of passenger and car ferries around the world got even longer this month when WESMAR received orders for two more ferries. The WESMAR design delivers the extra power needed for high-speed ferries and the two new vessels will operate at a service speed of 27 knots. They are under construction at Kvichak Marine Industries for the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA), San Francisco. Kvichak (a Vigor Company) won the $32 million contract for the 135-foot, 400 passenger-only, all aluminum catamaran ferries providing each with two WESMAR hydraulic V2-12 dual prop, counter rotating bow thrusters, one in each hull. WESMAR’s unique counter rotating design provides up to 40% more thrust without increasing the tunnel size so they are perfect for the job. Each system will include three control stations in the pilot house.
In addition to its reputation for high quality, WESMAR’s rugged all stainless steel bow thrusters are US built with US parts meeting another stipulation in the contract. WESMAR is one of the remaining few thrusters designed and built in the USA. The new vessels are expected to be in service the summer of 2017.