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Monday, June 26, 2017

Revolutionary chart maker Navionics, has packed their new Navionics+ titles with additional features at an affordable price for smaller boat owners. The Navionics+ charts now include ready-to-use coastal nautical charts and thousands of lakes preloaded with the crowd-sourced, hi-def SonarChart™, as well as the downloadable and

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Digital Yacht’s comprehensive range of AIS products aims to integrate safe, easy boating with low cost consumer devices, such as iPhones, tablets, PCs and Macs. They have introduced a range of affordable AIS Class B transponders intended specifically for easy installation and use at a fraction of the cost of traditional

tags: Electronics

Monday, April 10, 2017

Scott Smiles' 42' boat sank in 50 seconds, leaving him, a friend, and their two PFD-clad young sons clinging to a cooler and EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radiobeacon) — the only items he had time to grab. The harrowing experience inspired Smiles to develop Life Cell, a completely new approach to safety equipment

tags: Electronics, Safety

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Lowrance®, a world-leader in fishing electronics since 1957, continued its domination of America’s tournament-fishing circuit as Lowrance Pro Jordan Lee won the 2017 Bassmaster Classic Championship on Lake Conroe in Houston, Texas last weekend. A 25-year-old professional angler from Guntersville, Alabama, Lee became the

tags: Electronics, Fishing

Monday, March 13, 2017

With the Milennia MILAMP200BT from Prospec Electronics, the ability to stream music without a traditional stereo becomes a reality. It functions as either a multi-zone or stand-alone amplifier, and is compact enough to fit into the tightest spaces. As a multi-zone amplifier, the product is truly unique. For example, a stereo receiver

tags: Accessories, Electronics

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Vodafone announced today that it is working with Navico, an international marine electronics company, to bring global connectivity to Navico’s GoFree product suite. Using the Vodafone Global Internet of Things (IoT) SIM, GoFree can provide boaters, fleet managers, and service technicians with the ability to monitor, log,

tags: Electronics

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Inspired by his own survival story, Scott Smiles developed Life Cell, a revolutionary floating safety device. So confident in its ability to save lives, the very organization that rescued him endorses it. Two hours into a fishing trip five miles east of Sydney, Australia, Smiles noticed smoke coming from the exhaust of his new 42'

tags: Accessories, Electronics, Safety

Thursday, February 9, 2017

NMEA2000-enabled multi-function displays are a great way to consolidate data from numerous devices and make it more accessible, and save on valuable helm space. Prospec Electronics delivers two stereo receivers that easily connect into an NMEA2000 network, the Infinity by Harman PRV450 and Infinity by Harman MBB400. Now, controlling

tags: Electronics

Monday, February 6, 2017

Volvo Penta of the Americas will feature the new innovative Joystick Inboard system at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show. The Volvo Penta Joystick for Inboard is the first and only joystick for twin inboard shaft installations that includes both docking and driving modes and integrates all five steering components: thruster,

tags: Accessories, Electronics

Monday, January 30, 2017

The use of 50 cycle electrical systems in many countries outside the US and Canada can present hazards for boats that were built to run on domestic 60 cycle power. Hubbell Marine solves this problem with its line of dedicated, CE-certified ship-to-shore products. They are configured for use exclusively on 16, 32 or 63 amp circuits and

tags: Accessories, Electronics