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Monday, October 23, 2017

The Simrad® GO9 display was recognized at the West Marine Very Important Vendor (VIV) Awards presented at this year’s 2017 VIV Conference. The chartplotter was selected as the “Best New Product of the Year”, and Navico – parent company to the Simrad brand of marine electronics – was selected for

tags: Awards, Electronics, Navigation

Friday, October 20, 2017

I first saw the new FUSION StereoActive at the Miami International Boat Show in February and it was a display that instantly caught my eye. As I walked through the Electronics tent, there were radars, flashing lights, nifty gadgets, and stereos all over the place, so it was hard to really stand out in that space. But the FUSION booth

by: By: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Accessories, Electronics

Thursday, October 19, 2017

How much would it cost to replace a laptop, or the NMEA 0183 instrument that has worked dutifully for years and is still humming along? If a boater connects these devices together without knowing the risks involved, this could be a cost that s/he ends up facing sooner than expected or desired. Here are some useful facts about the

tags: Electronics

Thursday, October 12, 2017

So, while the news says the current state of the economy is improving, you’re still in no position to buy a new rig? Many are in the same boat. Even if you’re doing okay, you might tend to be more cautious about your lifestyle, your spending habits, and yes, even your favorite passions… boating and fishing. While

by: John Tiger

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Electronics

Monday, September 18, 2017

BRP, a world leader in powersports, recently announced the launch of a revolutionary joystick system that instills 360 degrees of confidence when docking your boat — the Evinrude iDock joystick piloting system. Available on boats with twin Evinrude E-TEC G2 150 to 300 HP engines, the new intuitive, integrated, and attainable

tags: Electronics, Engines

Friday, August 4, 2017

In 2008, four sailors died after signaling for distress using a very popular marine device. They had been competing in a race onboard the Aegean, as written about in Practical Sailor, and ran into unknown trouble later that evening. The device they used could not ascertain their GPS position at the time of the activation, despite

tags: Electronics, Safety

Friday, June 30, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – GOST® (Global Ocean Security Technologies), a world leader in marine security, tracking, monitoring and video surveillance systems, announced that its Phantom Security and Monitoring (SM) system prevented the sinking of a 65-foot Fairline. “I got a warning call from my GOST Phantom earlier

tags: Electronics, Safety, Software & Apps

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

tags: Coupons & Discounts, Electronics

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