John Kujawa, President, Lumitec
Spearheaded by Lumitec with cooperation from several industry partners, PROGRESSION is an experimentation, collaboration, and innovation platform. It is a sandbox where our engineers and those of our colleagues can try new ideas, succeed, fail and iterate – all while learning and driving our industry forward.
PROGRESSION was constructed by Intrepid Powerboats around their 375 center console platform. The state-of-the-art boat is the first ever to showcase Lumitec’s experimental Power Line Instruction (PLI) technology, which allows users to address and control individual lights on the same circuit with no additional control wires. On-board lighting and other DC loads are seamlessly integrated with BEP’s CZone digital control and monitoring network. This network leverages Mastervolt’s Lithium Ion battery packs and intelligent power management technologies, and presents full vessel monitoring and control to the user through twin Garmin 15-inch touch screen displays. Propulsion and control are provided by triple Yamaha 300 engines with Command Link Plus electronic controls, Y-cop theft deterrent and SeaStar Optimus EPS fly-by-wire steering. Progression also features the NT Evolution 2.0 security system from GOST, complete with surveillance cameras, satellite tracking and a host of additional security sensors. Lumitec engineers went on to design a power actuated folding tower with full controls, fabricated by Bluewater Towers and enabled largely by the network connectivity and fly-by-wire technologies of the engines and steering systems. The professionals at MDI (Marine Digital Integrators) helped to integrate virtually all on-board systems – even those such as windlass, trim tabs, and thruster – for a true automotive-like ‘glass helm’ user experience.