REGNER® presents a new linear actuator for marine applications at the Barcelona International Boat Show 2018
State-of-the-art sailing boats, yachts with bold designs and large inflatable speed boats with more powerful engines which consume less fuel. These are just some of the great innovations that leading national and international brands such as Hanse, Solaris, Dufour, Jeanneau, Bénéteau, Sunseeker, Azimut, Bayliner, De Antonio Yachts, Pardo Yacht, Prestige, and Quicksilver, among others, are due to present at the 57th edition of the Barcelona International Boat Show. Organized by Fira de Barcelona in partnership with the National Association of Nautical Companies (ANEN), the event will be held from October 10th – 14th, on the La Fusta and Espanya quays at Port Vell in Barcelona.
The Barcelona International Boat Show will host an extensive and representative range of companies and brands from every sector of the Spanish nautical and recreational sports world. Enthusiasts will be able to discover a wide range of new products which will be on display for the first time in Barcelona.
To join the ranks of these ground-breaking innovations, REGNER® is presenting a reliable solution for sail boats. As a long-standing actuation and control specialist, REGNER® is proud to announce its latest electric linear actuator for large tiller steered recreational boats, which can hold up to 3,000 kg (6,600 lbs) during displacement.
The RA44 Marine Autopilot solution frees the sailor’s hands from the wheel so they can relax and easily operate other instruments while navigating. The RA44 MAP features a stylish design and a high-performance motor with ball screw technology to enhance the performance and durability of the most popular marine autopilot systems.
The development of this actuator has been undertaken by Julián Rodriguez who, in addition to being one of REGNER®’s top design engineers, is a well-known Catalan sailor who enjoys participating in demanding races. He has got his sights set on the Mini Transat 2021, and he is preparing himself thoroughly to take part in such a challenge.
The Mini Transat is an extraordinary adventure that pushes participants well beyond their limits, testing their ability to analyze, to strategize, and to manage their physical and mental endurance. With the bare minimum technology on board and no outside interference, they plane across the Atlantic with the sky and the sea as their only companions. It was this harsh environment which inspired Julián to create a new autopilot.
“Besides my passion for the sea, I like designing, creating and moving. It makes me happy and it is my commitment to improving peoples’ lives”
Developing solutions with meaningful product design
With an Industrial Engineering and Design educational background, Julián works for the Strategic Product Development Department at REGNER©, developing projects in which form and function go hand in hand. He believes aesthetics and function are inseparable features, and as an experienced engineer he considers that ‘our job is to ideate, sketch, create prototypes, test the prototypes on the application, build 3D models, and all of this while continuously evaluating form and usability’.
He likes to think that the Product Development Department expertise is able to create attractive products. ‘We design to improve people’s lives and simplify their daily chores’. The department also strives to provide added value for companies while discovering all of their products’ possibilities. In this case, ‘the RA44 Marine Autopilot reduces workload and fatigue while increasing safety’.
Navigate and take control with the new RA44 MAP
Simply put, the RA44 Marine Autopilot will keep the sailor on course by automatically making small adjustments to the helm. The RA44 MAP gives the sailor reliable and accurate control over the heading of the boat, saving time and fuel by making efficient turns and keeping the sailor as close as possible to the planned course. Compensating for wind and tide, the RA44 MAP also frees the sailor from constant course corrections when they are busy fishing for their next meal, planning the next destination or just cruising. The RA44 MAP is, thus, one of the most satisfying upgrades that a sailor can equip their boat with.
Have we piqued your curiosity? Then we invite you to come and see us at our stand at the trade show. REGNER® will be sharing all the potential this innovation possesses on October 10 – 14 2018 at the BARCELONA INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW (MF18, A965).
Thank you for visiting us!
We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for visiting us at the International Barcelona Boat Show. The exhibition gave us the opportunity to display for the first time the new RA44 MAP, and we received really positive feedback. We hope that you enjoyed the exhibition, and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Find below a brief video featuring our new marine actuator at the trade show.