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Vetus launches new engine line

Dutch marine diesel manufacturer Vetus announced the launch of its VF Series, which it says is a line of lighter and quieter engines.

Models include a 4-cylinder (140-hp/170-hp) and a 5-cylinder (220-hp/250-hp). The VF Series uses high-pressure pumps to deliver fuel at pressure levels of more than 20,000 psi and electronically controlled injectors inject multiple bursts of fuel into the cylinder chamber, creating the smooth, quiet and efficient combustion that conserves fuel and reduces operating costs.

C&C Marine to build Albin boat models

Albin Boats announced in early November that C&C Marine of Bristol, R.I., will be building and marketing its line of cruising/fishing models.

The first model built by C&C will be the Albin 28 Tournament Express, currently under construction. It will be offered in the "Newport Edition" that features an

L-shaped settee to port of the helm seat, providing room for five adults, and an open cockpit.

West Marine marketing manager dies at 44

David Trigueiro, senior marketing manager at West Marine, died in October following a brief illness. He was 44.

A resident of Monterey, Calif., Trigueiro had worked for West Marine for the last 10 years. The California native was born in Modesto and grew up in San Jose. He graduated from San Jose State in 1990 with a degree in graphic design.

Trigueiro is predeceased by his father, Joseph W. Trigueiro, and survived by his mother, Ruth J. Trigueiro of Sunnyvale, Calif., and a sister,  Carolyn S. Trigueiro of Gold Beach, Ore., along with many friends.

Memorial contributions can be  made to Ruth Trigueiro, 1085 Tasman Drive, Apt. 768, Sunnyvale, CA 94089.

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