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News: CJR Propulsion wins overall award for quality by Sunseeker

September 17, 2010 by yachtlover
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CJR Propulsion, the UK’s leading manufacturer of precision propeller and sterngear systems, has again been recognised as a key supplier at Sunseeker’s annual awards presentation, winning the overall award for quality.

The award, which represents CJR’s fourth honour in as many years, was given in recognition of the company’s continued quality excellence and was presented at this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show by Sunseeker International’s CEO, Robert Braithwaite.

On the topic of the award, Andrew McDonald, Head of Purchasing remarked: “It is always a pleasure to acknowledge our best suppliers and this year we are pleased to award CJR the ‘Quality Award’ following another year of outstanding service to Sunseeker. As a value added company, Sunseeker relies on its global network of suppliers to ensure that we deliver outstanding quality products and we are always happy to recognise those who contribute to our success. CJR, a name synonymous with quality products throughout the industry, has fulfilled this brief time and time again – demonstrating consistent dedication to maintaining the highest levels of product quality and service.”

On receiving the award, CJR’s managing director, Mark Russell commented: “We continue to strive for product improvement but we also constantly examine our business practices to identify where improvements can be made. By winning this award, it highlights our continued efforts and demonstrates to other manufacturers the commitment we place in producing quality products, as well as maintaining positive relationships with our customers.

CJR Propulsion has worked with Sunseeker since 2001 and today supplies sterngear packages to all Sunseeker’s shaft driven boats, including the latest flagship 40m superyacht, which is currently on display at this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show, featuring RINA Approved Shafts, Stern tubes, P-Brackets and Rudders and a newly developed tiller and tie bar system. Several other CJR equipped Sunseeker boats are available to view at the show.

CJR’s relationship with Sunseeker is also still growing and the companies are working together on an advanced computational fluid dynamics (CFD) study for the new Sunseeker 73 Manhattan. The six month project, which is also in partnership with Southampton University’s engineering department, aims to improve the flow of underwater appendages by studying the interaction between the equipment and water flow.

The study has already shown significant results, as Russell explains: “We have been working with CFD for some time and the potential results are staggering. Using the advanced software we have developed, we believe we can increase speed by up to four knots for the same power, or reduce energy use without a drop in performance. On top of this, we are looking to significantly reduce vibration from the propeller and increase longevity by reducing unnecessary water pressure on the underwater gear.

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