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POWERSOURCE A publication of John Deere Power Systems — Marine Edition EXPLORE CROATIA’S COASTLINE ABOARD THE NEW JOHN DEEREPOWERED SWALLOW PAGE 10 TOUR LAKE POWELL WITH TRIPLE-JET PROPULSION PAGE 3 BLUEWATER ADVENTURES CHOOSES JOHN DEERE FOR ECOTOURISM VESSEL PAGE 6 WHY MELBA STAR SHINES BRIGHTER THAN EVER PAGE 14 REPOWER GIVES NEW LIFE TO CORPUS CHRISTI CREW BOAT PAG

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ON THE COVER Swallow is a superyacht custom-designed for chartered tours along the Dalmatian coast in Croatia. COVER STORY 10 Cruising along the Croatian coastline is the 49-meter (160-feet) Swallow. Making its splash in 2019, the custom-built superyacht features high-end hotel amenities, including a whirlpool, sauna, massage services, and restaurant. "Thirteen years ago, we installed John Deere engines in our classic Croatian sailing ship Lastavica. These always performed well, so we decided to stay with John Deere,” says captain Filip Stancic. Two PowerTech™ 13.5L engines propel Swallow,...

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LAKE POWELL WITH traddling the border of Arizona and Utah, Lake Powell is a blue oasis stretching through red and orange sandstone canyons with stunning rock formations. Each season, visitors come to Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas near Page, Arizona, to enjoy the lake and explore some of the geological wonders. Among the most popular are Antelope Canyon, Cathedral in the Desert, and Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

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Lady Emma wants to take you there, too. The 15-meter (50-foot) touring vessel is a recent addition to the marina’s fleet. Built by Bentz Boats, the new vessel sports an aluminum planing hull and jet propulsion powered by three John Deere PowerTech™ 6090SFM85 marine engines. Capable of reaching a top speed of 45 knots, Lady Emma is the fastest in the marina’s fleet. “She’s primarily used to go up to Rainbow Bridge National Monument, which is 49 miles (79 kilometers) upriver. We can do a round trip in about four and a half hours, while our other vessels do that trip in six or seven hours,”...

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a sounding board. We are very fortunate to have them as a resource.” Cascade Engine Center recommended John Deere PowerTech 6090SFM85 engines for Lady Emma. “Cascade Engine preassembles the components to ensure they are compatible and operational before they even ship,” says Bentz. “Receiving everything preassembled prior to delivery reduces the initial startup time. If there are startup issues, they can often be easily resolved over the phone while at the water.” Each engine consumes 57 liters (15 gallons) per hour at a 30-knot cruise. Bentz Boats paired the John Deere 9.0L engines with...

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magine cruising on a chartered yacht in Canadian waters and spotting a pod of humpback whales. From a distance, passengers watch as a whale circles a school of herring, sending out a stream of shimmering bubbles from its blow hole below the water’s surface. Minutes quietly pass, followed by the sudden rise of multiple whales simultaneously exploding from the water’s surface to feed on the fish. This incredible wildlife moment is one of many unexpected experiences shared by clientele of Bluewater Adventures of North Vancouver. “The British Columbia coastline offers an outstanding combination...

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John Deere engines prove to be an asset on Bluewater Adventures wilderness expeditions Island Solitude offers 8- to 11-day ecotours in Haida Gwaii, Great Bear Rainforest, and Southeast Alaska. (Photo by C. Wheeler)

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“People really want to experience these remote, wild areas on smaller vessels like SV Island Solitude. Cruising on a smaller yacht offers a whole different experience compared to a large cruise ship. If we see whales or a lovely beach, we have the flexibility and opportunity to stop,” says Burke. environmental standards while also being dependable. I’ve got a longtime friend who commercial fishes in southeast Alaska, and he highly recommended John Deere engines. Plus, having companies like Frontier Power Products and John Deere dealers for support is really important to us.” Inside and out,...

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Fuel economy is important to Bluewater Adventures. “If I can adjust the throttles and make us more fuel-efficient, it saves us money on fuel and mitigates our operational footprint.” Burke adds. Bluewater Adventures will strongly consider John Deere engines when other vessels in its fleet are up for repower, Burke says. “Some years back, we repowered one of our other vessels with competitive engines, and I like the John Deere engines more. So far, we’re very happy and look forward to many, many years of great service.” Distributor: Frontier Power Products in Delta, British Columbia;...

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The coastal cruising superyacht MS Swallow has a cruising speed of around 9.5 knots and a top speed of 12 to 13 knots. On luxury cruiser MS Swallow, guests build amazing memories of Croatia’s stunning Dalmatian coast

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long the Croatian coast, swallows are a welcome sign of spring. And in 2019, the brand-new MS Swallow kicked off the tourist season in a big way. Designed to give guests a taste of Croatian shipbuilding heritage, this firstof-its-kind coastal cruising superyacht offers its guests an unforgettable, stylish, and luxurious experience exploring the wonders of the Dalmatian seashore. Swallow is the brainchild of Igor and Irena Stančić, and their son Filip. The family owns Lastavica Cruising, a brand by Morska Lastavica (Sea Swallow) Ltd. tourist charter company in Betina, Croatia. The family...

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“Traveling enriches people’s lives. We want our guests to do so in style and comfort,” explains Filip Stančić, captain of the new cruiser. “Aboard Swallow, our guests immerse themselves in the treasures of the Dalmatian coast. In a single day, they can explore ancient towns and breathtaking islands and swim in beautiful bays.” Swallow easily slips in and out of coves and ports, enabling guests to hop on and off as they please. The 49-meter-long by 8.5-meter-wide (160x28-feet) vessel accommodates up to 36 guests. Its classy, sleek exterior showcases a steel hull and marine resin deck floors,...

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