Complete systems specialist to give presentation about on-board power management to ARC participants and other offshore cruisers at annual event
Ocean Cruising Seminar, 9th-10th March, Guildford
On-board power specialist Fischer Panda UK is continuing its long-standing support of the World Cruising Club’s Ocean Cruising Seminar and the ARC this year.
Corporate sponsors Fischer Panda UK will attend the two-day seminar and give a presentation to participants on the subject of ‘Power Management’, with specific tips for ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers) and World ARC participants and other offshore sailors.
As part of a comprehensive programme of lectures covering topics from sails and rigging, safety and communication, to weather and crew, Fischer Panda’s Director of Sales and Marketing Chris Fower and Marine Sales Executive Robert Tuck will take the stage to explain how to complete a power audit and choose the right generator, as well as to discuss batteries and charging methods.
The company’s partnership with the ARC also involves Fischer Panda Germany sending an engineer to Las Palmas before the ARC departs to provide last-minute technical support and advice for the rally participants.
The WCC’s Ocean Cruising Seminar, held in Guildford on 9th and 10th March, brings together a range of industry experts to offer advice and information with presentations and one-to-one discussions around the planning and preparation required for an Atlantic circuit or round the world voyage. Fellow cruisers also get the opportunity to mingle at organised lunch breaks and dinners.
Chris Fower said: “The Ocean Cruising Seminar has become a key event for us in recent years as a way of meeting the rally participants and getting a chance to talk to them and answer questions about the significant benefits of a marine generator.
“During an ocean passage, a generator can make a huge difference to the overall comfort of the boat owner and crew in terms of providing ample power regardless of wind or solar conditions. With no issues regarding different voltage supplies, a generator offers complete self-sufficiency, with AC-powered battery charging, plus the ability to run a water maker and air conditioning. However, it is important that people select the right generator for their vessel and needs, which is where we are able to help.”
Jeremy Wyatt, WCC Communications Director, said: “The Ocean Cruising Seminar provides a really useful and enjoyable program for ARC participants or anyone planning a long passage. The experts and companies on hand play a huge part in the success of the event, offering vital knowledge, tips and advice for people. Fischer Panda is a well-known name in the field of leading generator solutions, so we are very grateful to the specialists at Fischer Panda UK for their backing on the day once again and for their wider support of the ARC in recent years.”
Celebrating 25 years in business in 2019, Fischer Panda UK offers full-system capability, servicing and aftercare, supplying marine generators, electric propulsion, air-conditioning, watermakers, and power monitoring and control solutions. The company supplies an extensive range of compact diesel generators including its next generation highly efficient and powerful variable speed iSeries-Generators. Its 4000s Neo, 5000i Neo and twin cylinder 8000i are all ideal gen-sets for ARC participants.
The Ocean Cruising Seminar takes place at the Holiday Inn, Guildford, starting at 8am on Saturday, 9th March, and finishing at 4:30pm on Sunday, 10th March. Register here to secure your place.
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About Fischer Panda UK
Celebrating its 25th anniversary year, Fischer Panda UK Ltd offers full-system design capability, servicing and aftercare as a leading distributor of diesel generators and a major supplier of the latest technology in air-conditioning systems, hybrid electric propulsion systems, integrated mobile power solutions and watermakers for a variety of commercial and leisure vessels.
Renowned worldwide as innovative, reliable and extremely quiet, the extensive Fischer Panda range of compact diesel generators includes its next generation highly efficient and powerful variable speed iSeries-Generators. Fischer Panda generators from the Panda 4000s Neo up to the next generation iSeries Panda 45i genset have passed type approval by members of the IACS (International Association of Classification Societies) board.
Other world-class products from Fischer Panda UK include desalination systems from Sea Recovery, HRO, and Village Marine, with models suitable for day-boats to warships and offshore platforms, plus air-conditioning systems from leading marine HVAC supplier Dometic, CZone digital switching and Mastervolt power solutions.
Fischer Panda UK is ISO UKAS 9000/1 accredited and operates from a purpose built 9,000 sq. ft facility in Verwood, Dorset. Its experienced engineers, sales and operational staff work with OEMs to develop integrated systems for custom vessels and offer specialist technical support and on-going aftercare to its customers.
Also active in the military and automotive sectors, the company works with UK MOD and other armies around the world providing solutions for specialist vehicle and land-based applications. Two thirds of Formula 1 mobile truck units install Fischer Panda generators, as do the BBC, Sky and many other mobile broadcasting vehicles.
Operating since 1977, Fischer Panda GmbH is headquartered in Paderborn, Germany. The Fischer Panda team covers more than 500 technicians and partners in over 90 countries worldwide.