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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Volvo Penta’s Easy Connect mobile app will make its North American debut at the 2018 Miami International Boat Show. The new Easy Connect interface and app allows boat owners to view boat, engine and route data right on their mobile devices, both onboard and at home. When used onboard, Easy Connect gives a convenient concise

tags: Company Expansions, Software & Apps

Thursday, February 8, 2018

My boat was low on fuel. To avoid losing time by stopping at a gas station on my way to the launch ramp or tying up to a gas dock on my way out to fish, I had the boat’s gas tank topped off while she was sitting in my driveway and I was at work. No, that didn’t actually happen, but it’s likely to soon. The latest

by: Norm Schultz, Soundings Trade Only Today

tags: Lifestyle, Software & Apps

Monday, February 5, 2018

The Weems & Plath CrewWatcher man overboard (MOB) system (CrewWatcher) received the prestigious DAME Design Award in the Lifesaving and Safety category at the METSTRADE show in Amsterdam. In choosing CrewWatcher for this award the DAME Jury said, “CrewWatcher should be the winner because of the particularly simple and

tags: Awards, Safety, Software & Apps

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Kevin Hutchinson, MyTaskit founder and CEO, has won the 2017 CEO Today USA Award. The honor is presented annually to CEOs who demonstrate and define leadership, innovation and strategic vision in today's business world. MyTaskit is a game-changing work coordination software platform for service businesses. "As someone who's devoted

tags: Awards, Employment News, Software & Apps

Saturday, September 16, 2017

VesselVanguard, the leading maintenance management solution for boat owners and manufacturers, announced today the launch of its 24/7 customer support center manned by service professionals – the Customer Technical Assistance Center or CTAC. This new program had been previously launched for owners of Formula Boats with great

tags: Boating 101, Service & Repair, Software & Apps

Friday, August 25, 2017

Snag-A-Slip, an online boat slip reservation company, today announced the launch of its apps for iOS and Android mobile devices. The new apps cement the company’s dedication to mobile development and improving the customer experience while on the water. In addition to its mobile app launch, Snag-A-Slip today also rolled out its

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Great Lakes, Software & Apps

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Department of Natural Resources invites Michigan residents to contribute to conservation efforts by reporting their fish and wildlife observations with the new Eyes in the Field application. Available at michigan.gov/eyesinthefield, the application replaces 15 separate observation forms the DNR had been using to gather important

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Great Lakes, Software & Apps

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

Friday, June 2, 2017

MyTaskit, a leading web-based software application, helps marine professionals get the most out of every day, with smart tools for improving workflows and boosting efficiency. Intelligent Task Management Being agile in a marine service environment is more critical than ever. On any given day, service managers must be able to

tags: Software & Apps

Monday, May 22, 2017

Siren Marine LLC, a pioneer in Connected Boat™ technology, has announced a late-May 2017 release date for its breakthrough MTC™ boat monitoring and tracking system, and companion iOS and Android apps. More than two years in development, Siren Marine’s MTC™ technology enhances the overall boating experience by

tags: Safety, Software & Apps