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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Bilge pumps are an essential line of defense for keeping your boat afloat. The majority of sinkings occur at the dock or mooring, and, in the worst cases, without your knowledge. With the NAUTIC-ON Smart Boating System, you can remotely monitor your boat’s key systems, including bilge pump activity as well as engine status,

tags: Electronics, Software & Apps

Friday, June 1, 2018

Recently, MarineMax Port Clinton launched its Service Express mobile app in the Ohio area to make scheduling boat service easier. “We are excited to provide a new and convenient way to schedule your service in advance!” stated Keith Teynor, MarineMax General Manager. “We all lead busy lives, and sometimes we forget

tags: Lake Erie, Software & Apps

Monday, May 21, 2018

iNavX, the benchmark mobile marine navigation application, announced today the launch of iNavX AIS Live. Available on both iOS and Android versions of iNavX, iNavX AIS Live connects a user’s mobile device to the AIS Live global network of antennas. Real-time ship movements are broadcast to the iNavX app and overlaid directly on

tags: Software & Apps

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Industry leading online chart service fugawi.com, announced today that in collaboration with world-renowned OpenCPN, it has made its extensive selection of downloadable raster charts available to OpenCPN software enthusiasts worldwide. This exciting development provides the over quarter million OpenCPN (opencpn.org) users charts from

tags: Software & Apps

Monday, May 14, 2018

Before any trip, whether for a weekend cruise or a six-month trip around the Great Loop, you should always have a plan. Not to detract from the fact that you are going out to have fun – but by planning ahead, you can cruise in comfort without a care in the world. How long are you going to be underway? How capable is your vessel

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Software & Apps, Travel

Thursday, May 10, 2018

When the Col. James M. Schoonmaker opens for the season on May 1, 2018, we are also launching our new smartphone tour app, available free for download by searching for “schoonmaker” in your app store. Now, you can experience a tour of the Schoonmaker with added content from the palm of your hand. The app will offer a

tags: History, Lake Erie, Software & Apps

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

More than 10,000 boaters take advantage of extensive how-to video gold mine With springtime’s arrival, more boaters are getting help with a variety of how-to and other boating topics by watching BoatUS videos at YouTube.com/BoatUS. The national advocacy, services and safety group announced today it has reached a milestone with

tags: Boating 101, Electronics, Software & Apps

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

New website features enhanced search, boat slip reservations, and marina success tracker. Marinalife, a leading source for premium content, marina information, and cruising concierge services, recently announced the launch of its new website, which will offer new features for boaters and marinas. The new site brings enhanced search

tags: Company Expansions, Rentals, Software & Apps

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Websites that offer visitor value is the key for any successful organization. Yacht clubs, boat clubs, and marinas are no exception. Unfortunately, about 95% of the Great Lakes’ area clubs and marinas have poorly executed and unattended websites that provide little to no value to the end users. As a result, the organization

tags: Software & Apps

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

We don’t like to think about it, but every time we go boating we should all prepare for the worst. When heading out, no matter how far you are going from shore, you should be prepared for a man overboard situation. It takes just a second for someone to fall over, even on a calm day. Everyone in your family should have a Coast

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Electronics, Safety, Software & Apps