R&D for 2 new Nelson motor yacht models

Mike Burnham leads research and development for two new Nelson motor yacht models

The all-new Seaward Nelson 39 E16, will make its debut at the Southampton Boat Show
The all-new Seaward Nelson 39 E16, will make its debut at the Southampton Boat Show

Dateline March 8, 2016. Cowes: The Boat Development Co based at Cowes, builders of the Seaward Nelson range of all-weather motor cruisers and commercial craft, is investing heavily in developing two new models to their range: the all new Seaward 39 E16, and a new improved version of their well established 42 foot flagship model, the Seaward 42 E 16.

Designed like all Nelson boats by TT Designs, the ‘E’ within the names of these two thoroughbred sea boats stands for ‘Evolution’ and signals new standards in sea keeping, understated style and interior refinements.This investment in new models is being led by Mike Burnham who stepped down as Managing Director in February to concentrate on developing the Company’s evolving range of ultimate motor yachts and commercial craft. “We are working to incorporate a number of purposeful, functional and rugged developments such as active interceptors for trim control, noise and vibration isolated interior spaces, and ergonomically optimised helm positions” Says Burnham, adding.

“We are also introducing the latest digital switch electrical distribution system developed with Atlantis Marine Power Ltd.

Digital switching combined with distributed power supplies is an important advance within marine engineering and replaces the traditional circuit breaker board with every wire running right round the boat. It has been used in a number of applications from small RIB’s to hovercraft and superyachts, and enables remote switching and simpler installations.” He explains.

The latest Seaward pilot boats, which require simple yet ultra-reliable navigation light controls, are already using this solution. This allows the wiring and switching to be done close to the lights themselves and cuts down considerably on vessel-long cable runs. Control is remote and includes a bulb failure detection warning system now specified by classification societies.

The Seaward 39 E16 and Seaward 42 E16 Nelson motor cruisers will both make their debut at the Southampton Boat Show between 16 – 25th September.

For further information, contact:
William Rhys-Jones – Sales & Marketing Director – The Boat Development Co Ltd
1, Prospect Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7AD UK
Tel: +44 (0)1983 280333 Fax: +44 (0)1983 295095 Mobile: on + 44 1983 280333
web: www.seawardboat.com E.mail: william@seawardboat.com

Mike Burnham, now leading new product development at Seaward Boats.
Mike Burnham, now leading new product development at Seaward Boats.

Profile and general arrangement plan for Seaward's new flagship Nelson 42 E16 with aft cockpit. A second version with a double aft cabin is also available.
Profile and general arrangement plan for Seaward’s new flagship Nelson 42 E16 with aft cockpit. A second version with a double aft cabin is also available.

Luxury abounds on the latest Seaward Nelson motor yachts. Shown here is the pilot position on the Seaward 35 E15 which adjusts to accommodate any size person to sit or stand at the wheel.
Luxury abounds on the latest Seaward Nelson motor yachts. Shown here is the pilot position on the Seaward 35 E15 which adjusts to accommodate any size person to sit or stand at the wheel.

The latest digital switching replaces the traditional circuit breaker board and long wiring looms around the boat.
The latest digital switching replaces the traditional circuit breaker board and long wiring looms around the boat.
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