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 SMIDS MKIII testing in the VSV 50 British Venture
The best way to spend a cloudy October morning is on the magnificent VSV 50 British Venture. Gliding along the Southampton Solent testing the new SMIDS MKIII. VSV 50 – The MCA Coded Superboat! Key Features Length: 16m (52.5ft) Beam: 2.82m (9.25ft) Draft: 1.0m (3.2ft) Speed: Up to 50 knots (load dependent) Range: 500nm + Displacement: 8250 kg – 10500 kg Construction: Carbon Fibre & Kevlar Base Port: Portsmouth UK Technical Specficiation Engines: Twin Caterpillar C7.1 507 HP electronically controlled, common-rail marine diesel Gearboxes: ZF 280-1A 1.483:1 reduction, electrically controlled Propulsion: France Helices SDS2L surface drives, articulated for steering and drive trim Propellers: 20.8” Diameter NiBrAl Surface Piercing Type Trim Systems: Kiekhaefer Electro-Hydraulic Trim Tabs, 450-litre bow ballast tank Hydraulic Systems: Triple redundancy PTO and electro-hydraulic Steering: Powered hydraulic with follow up joysticks This is a valuable opportunity to test the new SMIDS MKIII, commercial marines’ newest, most economic & accurate Ships Speed & Distance Measuring Device. To learn more about the SMIDS MKIII please click HERE. We would like to say thank you to our partners Ambex for helping us with the trials of the SMIDS MKIII. If you would like to know more about SMIDS MKIII please contact our sales team at

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