1 July 2012
Chatfield Marine and ZF Propellers join forces
ZF Services Australia Pty (ZF Marine’s Regional Sales Office) is proud to announce the appointment of Chatfield Marine as the New Zealand and South Pacific Region, Preferred Supplier of the ZF Propeller range.
With quality being the hallmark of both companies, matching a Chatfield Marine driveline to a ZF propeller provides the New Zealand marine industry with the highest quality fully matched custom designed system available, resulting in the vessel’s optimised performance.
ZF Marine offers a full range of high quality Class “S” and Class “1”, fixed pitch propellers up to 1.5 meters diameter for both commercial and pleasure craft applications through all speed ranges.
Each propeller is custom-designed to match the characteristics of the respective vessel and its engines. Various blade section profiles are available for attaining optimum efficiency and performance.
The KCA series is ZF’s most popular propeller. In general, this series propeller is applicable to vessels with speeds of no more than 30-33 knots and shaft inclined angle of no more than 6-8 degrees.
The Performance range consists of New Foil (NF) & Hybrid (EV) is especially designed for higher speed vessels (more than 25-28 knots) and/or shaft inclined angle more than 9 degrees. The NACA propeller is designed for higher speed vessels, where the shaft angle is less than 10 degrees.
30 November 2008
Germanischer Lloyd Type Approval for Chatfield’s Blue Water Shaft Seal
After more than 20 years of successful use within New Zealand, the USA, Australia and the Pacific the Blue Water Shaft Seal manufactured by Chatfield Marine has been formally granted Type Approval from international classification society Germanischer Lloyd.
In New Zealand, the Blue Water Shaft Seal has been used in survey and non-survey vessels for many years. The recent Germanischer Lloyd Type Approval is internationally accepted and covers all sizes from 1” to 3” shafts. The approval will allow the standard use of the seals in foreign surveyed vessels.
The Blue Water Shaft Seal utilises a nitrile lip seal and can replace older style white metal seals and the traditional gland-packing stuffing boxes. Where required, flanges are available to connect the new seal to existing copper stern tubes.
19 September 2008
Full Ahead with Chatfield Marine's new mate
Auckland’s Chatfield Marine has engaged Simon Willis in the role of Sales Engineer, liaising with major clients in the design, specification and delivery of driveline and hardware components.
Simon Willis has spent most of his 20 year career in marine industries, both on blue water and in a variety of land-based engineering roles. His wealth of practical experience and international contacts are expected to prove invaluable.
Chatfield are on an aggressive marketing drive, both domestically and offshore. Managing Director Rob Macready sees the appointment as a vital component of the company’s development. ‘Our strength is in design innovation and customised marine engineering solutions’ Macready reports. ‘Simon’s appointment frees up valuable resources for the associated research and development work, which is absolutely critical to where we’re going’.
The development of a new logo and tagline ‘Create - Deliver – Impress’, is no idle advertising gimmick according to Macready; ‘We intend to do exactly that’.
The company is building on its sturdy reputation in marine hardware and was recently rewarded with Germanischer Lloyd Type Approval Classification for its Blue Water Shaft Seals. The product is underpinned with a 2 year/2000 hour warranty.
The company believes strongly that marine hardware must be both ‘beautiful and functional’. Close inspection of the company’s 700-odd item product range seems to support that.