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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

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

Monday, February 26, 2018

The leading independent marine manufacturer – and Garmin – the global leader in satellite navigation – have unveiled something truly unique; the ability to receive smart notifications at the helm on the integrated touch screens of Scout’s 380 LXF luxury center console model thanks to the new Garmin

tags: Company Expansions, Software & Apps

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