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Monday, January 7, 2019

Yacht Controller, well known for providing “innovative technology for the marine industry”, recently announced the integration of the Yacht Controller information and control panel on compatible Garmin multifunction displays (MFDs) with OneHelm™ functionality. This integration allows Yacht Controller and Garmin users

tags: Electronics, Navigation

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

To keep our nation’s waterways open and safe, the Coast Guard relies on the input of the maritime community to self-report hazards to navigation, such as discrepant buoys and beacons, or debris. The Navigation Center would like to remind all waterway users, whether professional mariners or recreational boaters, of several

by: LT Amy Midgett, USCG

tags: Safety, Boating 101, Navigation

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

After enjoying a full day of boating, returning to a dark dock or finding a slip at an unfamiliar marina can be stressful. Not anymore. LunaMar SmartDOCK™ and SmartSLIP™ systems remotely activate personal dock or slip lights, lower a boat lift, start a generator, and more from over 1 NM away using the VHF radio already on

tags: Navigation, Boat Docks, Electronics

Monday, November 19, 2018

San Francisco, Calif. – iNavX, the benchmark mobile marine navigation application, announced today that it will be releasing an entirely new backend system on December 1, 2018. Designed for speed, stability and security, the new iNavX backend system will replace the legacy Fugawi system, and better support iNavX users by

tags: Books & Charts, Company Expansions, Navigation, Software & Apps, Travel

Friday, November 9, 2018

Evinrude announce today that it has partnered with Navico, the parent company of Lowrance, Simrad and B&G to create an integrated experience for consumers using the Lowrance and Simrad navigation and sonar products with Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines. Creating a seamless experience for Evinrude E-TEC G2 and Navico digital display

by: Evinrude

tags: Engines, Navigation, Software & Apps

Friday, August 17, 2018

The new Schaefer 580 motoryacht has no steering wheel at the helm station – only a Volvo Penta joystick. The new joystick-controlled motoryacht, powered by twin Volvo Penta 670 hp IPS800s, made its debut at the recent 2018 Rio Boat Show. Márcio Schaefer, CEO of Brazil’s largest yachtbuilder, said: “At

tags: Navigation, New Boat Models, Electronics, Engines

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Industry leading online chart service fugawi.com, announced today that in collaboration with world-renowned OpenCPN (opencpn.org), that their extensive portfolio of raster charts is now available to OpenCPN Android App users. Building upon its experience in computer software, OpenCPN is now offering its quarter million OpenCPN users

tags: Software & Apps, Travel, Company Expansions, Navigation

Thursday, July 26, 2018

This is a reproduction of an article by Laura Johnston of Rock The Lake. See the original article here. Want to know what the water — or weather — is like on a Great Lake? Text a buoy, and it’ll immediately text you back with: Wind speed Water temperature Air temperature Wave height And more You can find a list

by: Laura Johnston, RocktheLake

tags: Navigation, Software & Apps, Electronics, Great Lakes

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Navigating inland rivers present a unique set of challenges, and workboats on these demanding waterways require purpose-built tools to do the job safely and efficiently. Furuno Radars have filled that niche for decades with their "V" (vertical screen) Radars. Now, they are ready to set the bar even higher with the introduction of

tags: Electronics, Navigation

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: Navigation, Software & Apps

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