The Islander Samuel Calabres, Naval Engineer – Deputy site Manager at Canada NWR Project
“Atlante is the Spanish company with more international projection in the superyacht industry. I have known them for 25 years and I am impressed by their progress every year. Those days they were already working and investigating how to improve efficiency of vessels.”
Eight years ago Francisco Pelluz and Mónica del Toro launched ATLANTE MARINE SOLUTIONS SL, a company geared to increase efficiency on-board yachts around the globe. Francisco and Mónica are qualified Naval Architects and Marine Engineers with more than 16 years in the yachting industry. Both of them have worked as Project Directors and Chief Naval Architects for large yacht new builds and refit.
In 2013, they launched a new range of Portable Marine Diagnostic Systems and, since 2015 they have been used in more than 260 super yachts, accomplishing a great milestone in the yacht industry.
“It is really amazing how they continue improving every year”.
Since the beginning of 2016, ATLANTE has been Lloyd’s approved to ISO 90011:2015 Quality Management System Standard applicable to Marine Diagnostics and Consultancy. Recently, ATLANTE opened its door at their dedicated R&D and training facility in Palma de Mallorca offering courses at their facilities. Nowadays, they are Official IDEA (Yacht Management Software) Training Center, offering two course at their new facilities:
BASIC IDEA Courses
ADVANCED DIAGNOSIS MODULE inside IDEA platform.
“Since they designed and built in house the “Atlante Marine Inspection” (AMI) units, Atlante is able to avoid the most common sources of failure on board.”
ATLANTE’s software and hardware (AMI units) are equipped to analyse the Condition, Performance, Efficiency and Design of different systems on Boarding large yacht, being specifically configured for each system and each yacht. ATLANTE has created an extensive database of the most common types of failure on-board. In fact, their third generation of diagnostics systems (AMI 3.0) is designed specifically to find the causes and consequences of the failure.
AMI Units are installed in the yachts for three main purposes :
Preventive Maintenance: through dedicate gauges and devices, parameters are taken to avoid potential failures that could leaf to undesired stops/repairs, and extra costs.
Failure Analysis: Troubleshooting based on Telemetry.
Improve performance and comfort
Troubleshooting based on Telemetry
Source or consequence of failure?
“In all the projects (independently of the type of vessel or sector), it is extremely important to determine if failure found in a system is the source of the problem or consequence of the other adjacent system not performing properly. This can be achieved using the AMI system. The troubleshooting that ATLANTE is able to perform is based on their vast experience, and the real data taken from the vessel itself with the telemetry; not assessed upon information taken from internet or by someone with real experience”.
Interaction of systems operating together
“In a yacht most of the systems are interacting with each other in many different ways. The manufacturer of certain equipment (i.e. Main Engines) is able to take a huge number of data, but they cannot go beyond their equipment in general. ATLANTE crosses that border and analyses all the equipment involved in the different systems (main engine, shaft line, propeller, etc.) to determine the cause of failure.”
Professionals join forces to create a Smart product
Professionals from different backgrounds and training have combined forces to get maximum working as a team. “Their R+D program is constantly introducing new techniques and technology to create new diagnosis equipment specifically designed to spot symptoms of failure. They use standardised procedures of how to find symptoms and specific diagnostics equipment configured for each vessel.” Last year, ATLANTE developed new condition monitoring module for super yachts, with which a full condition monitoring plan can now be implemented on board by the professional team of ATLANTE”. To conclude, CONGRATULATIONS TO THE TEAM OF ATLANTE !
“I have been working with Atlante since the new build of my boat 14 years ago. They have been supporting us unconditionally in all kinds of projects”. Germán Sanz, Captain, MY PITINA.
“I have seen Atlante grow and improve. I can only say that I am impressed on how far they have reached.” Donovan Ben brook, Chief Engineer, MY S.
“The Ninjas of the Superyachts”. Alex Hernández, Captain, MY MI VIDA.