Cannes, France, September 19, 2023 – Vulkan Marine is set to make waves at the Cannes Yachting Festival as it introduces the K-Rib 9.5, an elegant and sporty inflatable boat that debuts with the cutting-edge Kineton Yacht Management System (KYMS) – a revolutionary yacht management software developed through an exclusive partnership between Vulkan Marine and Kineton.
Vulkan Marine’s mission is clear: to craft boats distinguished by exceptional safety, remarkable efficiency, an intuitive user experience, and superior comfort, all underpinned by advanced technology and sustainable production.
Kineton, known for its expertise in developing and validating software solutions across various sectors, is now bringing its futuristic solutions to the world of yachts through this strategic collaboration. The KYMS, or Kineton Yacht Management System, represents an ultra-technological digital platform designed to enhance safety and elevate the experience of yacht owners, guests, and crew members alike.
The KYMS system integrates seamlessly into the K-Rib 9.5, providing enhanced functionality, infotainment options, and cloud connectivity for integrated mobility services and intelligent vessel management. This powerful combination ensures a secure, enjoyable, and comfortable navigation experience.
To enter the yachting market with a groundbreaking product, Vulkan Marine designed the K-Rib 9.5, a flagship model in a lineup of high-tech boats, all equipped with the Kineton Yacht Management System. The K-Rib 9.5 is poised to make its global debut at the forthcoming Cannes Yachting Festival.
According to Paolo D’Orazio, CEO of Vulkan Marine, “We are committed to delivering a range of products that seamlessly blend advanced technology with rigorous safety standards, impressive performance, instant user gratification, and unparalleled comfort. The K-Rib 9.5 is a shining example, exceeding all expectations with its captivating design and cutting-edge solutions. The added value of the Kineton Yacht Management System (KYMS) endows the K-Rib 9.5 with user-friendly remote interaction capabilities.”
Giovanni Fiengo, CEO of Kineton, elaborates, “The Kineton Yacht Management System (KYMS), embedded in the K-Rib 9.5, is a digital platform meticulously designed to maximize safety and elevate the experiences of boat owners, guests, and crew members. KYMS leverages advanced algorithms, offering users visual monitoring of critical onboard areas, real-time vessel operation observation, and remote subsystem management while respecting user privacy. Data collection and diagnostics empower boat manufacturers and operators to promptly address issues and significantly enhance customer support efficiency.”
KYMS comprises an onboard embedded system, a cloud platform, and web/mobile applications. It gathers data through the NMEA2000 network, encompassing crucial aspects such as engine data, GPS information, radar, and more. KYMS assists operators in navigation and docking, manages onboard utilities, and provides advanced infotainment applications, including streaming content services and music streaming.
With a length of 9.5 meters and a maximum width of 3.20 meters, the K-Rib 9.5 employs advanced technologies for significant laminate weight reduction. The deck utilizes the infusion lamination process, while the hard top is constructed from carbon fiber. Despite relatively modest engine power, the K-Rib 9.5 delivers remarkable performance, contributing to sustainability.
Powered by a pair of 225 HP outboard Mercury engines, it achieves speeds exceeding 40 knots, with a cruise consumption rate of between 20 and 30 knots at less than 2.5 liters per mile. Furthermore, its deflated width of 2.5 meters allows for easy trailering.
The K-Rib 9.5 combines sporty aesthetics with elegance, featuring sleek lines, a striking black hardtop, and a modern, well-lit cockpit. It offers a comfortable aft sundeck that extends from a versatile sofa, along with additional seating and sunbathing areas at the bow.
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Vulkan Marine and Kineton’s innovative collaboration is set to redefine the yachting experience with the introduction of the K-Rib 9.5 equipped with the KYMS. Visit the Vulkan Marine exhibit at the Cannes Yachting Festival to witness the future of yachting technology and comfort.