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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,

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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

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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,

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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

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Back in the 1930s, when the traditional twist-type shore power connection was invented, boats were still made of wood and sails of canvas. These out-of-date, hazardous electrical devices are relatively unchanged and a common source of vessel fires. SmartPlug Systems provides a safer, innovative solution for modern boat owners. The

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Monday, January 9, 2017

To attain high-end outdoor audio, boat, motorcycle, UTV and golf cart owners don't have to sacrifice dash space, nor spend too much. Ideal for both upgrade and OEM, Prospec Electronics' Milennia PRV19 round receiver fits into a standard tachometer cutout. It provides the clear, quality sound of a premium automotive listening

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Navico – a leading provider of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance®, Simrad®, B&G® and GoFree® brands – announced today that Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and Altor Fund IV have partnered and signed an agreement to acquire Navico from the Altor 2003 Fund. Navico is an

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

It’s an important piece of equipment, able to get boaters safely home, to their favored fishing hole or weekend raft up spot. But if you’ve ever wondered about all of the features and functions on your boat’s GPS or chartplotter, this is your chance to learn by taking the newest online course from the BoatUS

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

A maritime VHF-FM radio is one of the most critical pieces of safety equipment a boater can own. It’s also probably the least expensive equipment you’ll ever purchase, with a waterproof, handheld unit retailing for less than the cost of a new smartphone. So, why do so many boat owners sail without one? Many figure they can

tags: Electronics, Safety