IAN PHILLIPS

Specialist Engineering Services

Instrumentation for a Superboat
Designed to be the worlds fastest commercially available speedboat the XSR48 is based on a winning offshore racing powerboat. It was a 'no expense spared' creation with the cockpit and instrumentation manufactured by the same company that makes the dashboard for the Bugatti Veyron. We were contacted just prior to the initial launch of the prototype when it was discovered that the already completed (analogue) instruments and dashboard were electrically incompatible with the digital controls fitted to the twin engines. We installed analogue sensors on the engines and wired them to the dashboard just in time for the official launch by Prince Michael of Kent. For the subsequent production boats we developed and manufactured a complete system to convert the CANBUS data from the Italian marine Diesel engines to the analogue format needed for the bespoke instruments and controls.

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