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Friday, October 4, 2019

Debbie Missiaen recalls the moment she heard that the Blue Sea Systems warehouse, where she has worked for the past decade, was lost in a fire. “I had to go to the building myself to see if it was true,” recalls Missiaen. Kelli Teichman, a 17-year employee of Blue Sea Systems, a division of Power Products LLC, remembers

tags: Electronics, Feel Good Story

Friday, August 30, 2019

Anyone who's come in contact with even a mild jolt of electricity knows the muscle spasms it can generate. Complete immersion after falling or unknowingly jumping into water that's been electrified by a boat's faulty wiring can trigger total body immobility and even stop a heart, tragically resulting in a drowning fatality. The cause

tags: Electronics, Safety

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today Fishidy™ Sync for Raymarine Axiom® multifunction displays (MFDs), a powerful new feature for Axiom owners who also use the Fishidy mobile app. Fishidy Sync delivers seamless sharing of waypoint data between Axiom MFDs and mobile devices running Fishidy, along with next-level

tags: Electronics, Fishing, Navigation, Smart Technology, Software & Apps

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Finally, an amazing and innovative solution to control wakeboard boats is available. The new Yacht Thruster Easy Drive system – by the Yacht Group’s thruster division – solves control problems with a quick, compact, easy to install, and powerful stern thruster. With Easy Drive, a wakeboard or sport boat loaded with

tags: Electronics, Stabilization

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Gemeco is pleased to introduce a unique and innovative solution for early detection and prevention of shaft seal failures on recreational, commercial, and municipal vessels. New from Tides Marine, their SmartSeal® Temperature Sensors monitor the temperature of a boat's shaft seals and triggers a series of alarms when the water

tags: Electronics, Safety

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Simrad Yachting – a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems – recently announced the new Simrad® RS40-B, the first VHF marine radio with AIS transmit and receive capability. Featuring a sleek design with wireless handset capability,

tags: Company Expansions, Electronics, Navigation, Safety, Smart Technology

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Outdoor technologies leader Scanstrut recently announced a new addition to their groundbreaking waterproof ROKK wireless range: ROKK Wireless – Active, the world’s first 12/24V waterproof wireless charging phone mount. ROKK Wireless – Active securely holds and wirelessly charges your phone even in the toughest

tags: Accessories, Electronics, Smart Technology

Friday, June 7, 2019

Captain Sam Sutton was born and raised in Ormond Beach, at the heart of Florida’s east coast. His father began taking him fishing when he was very young, and as Sutton grew, so did his passion for angling. Today, Sutton makes his living guiding anglers on the storied waters of the Florida Keys. “I love what I do; I love

tags: Electronics, Fishing

Thursday, May 30, 2019

FLIR is pleased to announce the addition of Yamaha Command Link and Command Link Plus integration into Raymarine’s family of Axiom® multifunction displays. This new capability is one of many new features introduced with the recent release of the LightHouse Annapolis 3.9 operating system for Axiom. Certified by Yamaha,

tags: Company Expansions, Electronics, Engines, Smart Technology, Software & Apps

Friday, May 24, 2019

Have you ever wished for an extra hand on board when docking your boat? A thruster to navigate that tricky maneuver? A powerful searchlight in a black night on the sea? What about a low vision thermal camera to detect a person that fell overboard that same night? Or one to see an oncoming obstacle? Have you ever wished for a power

tags: Accessories, Electronics, Safety