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May 2005

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Angelo Colombo

Shoremaster Compact

Mastervolt International - main office in Amsterdam and branch sales offices in Great Britain, France, and U.S.A. and many dealers and sales assistance centres in all continents - is specialized in producing avant - garde solutions for the best exploitations of electric systems used in different production segments. In the catalogue by Mastervolt we have found a very interesting product for all owners and yards who want to buy, refit or new build a yacht. It's above Mastervolt Shoremaster Compact, equipment studied to work with in - voltage from 180 to 520 Volt and frequency either of 60 Hz, as commonly used in the U.S.A., or of 50 Hz according to the European standards, preserving always the shipboard plant against overvoltage rescue. The units produced by Mastervolt are available with any kind of out - voltage and frequency so that they can be adapted to any type of yacht; for this reason there are world - widely utilized in all harbours. Equipments providing onboard supplies has to be as much reliable and exact as possible because electric and electronic systems onboard a yacht is very delicate and sensitive to any voltage variation. For this reason the Dutch firm has developed the Shoremaster Compact system by using carefully detailing components and installations thanks to which it is possible to count on adequate voltage with a power rating that varies between 25 and 150KVA. For any application requiring more than 150KVA in filling all shipboard services requirements the units can be connected each other in parallel delivering the power necessary for satisfying needs of any kind of ship. The application on board of converters like the Shoremaster Compact by Mastervolt makes the good "yacht" easier to be sold because installations on board do not need any adaptation to the electric characteristics stated in the land in which this good will be bought, like a yacht owned by an Italian and sold to an American. Moreover, the fact that it is possible always to count on the adaptability of the shipboard plant to the quay current means all generators can be turned off onboard a yacht berthing at harbour, namely in situations in which operating and maintenance costs are more expensive than these of the converter itself, and in which gas and noise emissions are unavoidable. Mastervolt Shoremaster Compact is also assisted by a control panel able to signal any possible anomaly as well as to show in - and out - current values. Moreover, there are programmable sound alarms that can be sent to a main central control system like all data on the display. Among all shipyards having chosen Shoremaster Compact for its units after having tested similar equipments there are Amels, Feadship, de Vries, Lürssen, Alloy and Jongert.

For further information please contact: Mastervolt International; Snijdersbergweg, 93 1105 Amsterdam, The Netherlands, phone number: + 31 20 3422100; fax: + 31 20 6971006; e-mail: info@mastervolt; web site: