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Old 18 September 2009, 08:36   #1
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Yellowfin

I've just heard that Yellowfin have gone into administration. Whilst I'm sorry for those that lost out in their involvement of trying to bring it to market I can only hope that who ever buys them out can make a go of it. It seemed a rather interesting alternative to what is currently available.
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I thought it had all gone a bit quiet. I wonder whether the problem was the technology or the money.
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Just done a quick google but there was too many results on too many different subjects for me to read through right now.
What is/was Yellowfin?
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Just done a quick google but there was too many results on too many different subjects for me to read through right now.
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A new type of propulsion system, basically a cross between a surface drive type arrangement and a stern drive but with variable pitch props. That claimed to give amazing maneuverability , fuel economy etc.

http://www.yellowfin.com/

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Looks really interesting, thanks J S. Maybe time to go to dragons den!
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I guessed this would happen. Smelt a bit fishy for quite a while.

there is also a rival German system that looks pretty much indentical - trouble is it is almost impossible to defend a patent because there is very little really new out there.
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there was plenty of money there for a long time, they were quite lavishly appointed for many years. Big offices Superb Workshops luvvly tractor etc. An extremely lengthy proving programme. It's possible the backers pulled the plug
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I've just been watching the videos on the http://www.yellowfin.com/ site ...Amazing!
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I thought it had all gone a bit quiet. I wonder whether the problem was the technology or the money.

There is a snippet on the MBM site that hints that money (or lack of it) was the down fall. I always wondered why they did not try and court the bigger players to buy in. Such a pity as it seemed a rather splendid system. I think the next new drive to the market will be from Cauldwell. It looks much more conventional than the Yellowfin system but still seems a nice design all the same.
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Just found this

http://www.ibinews.com/ibinews/newsd...19ibinews.html
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