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

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

Friday, April 5, 2019

Since its inception, the Pelagic Autopilot has received glowing reviews from sailors the world over, including many racers here in the Great Lakes region. The advanced features and robust construction of the Pelagic system is why, in January, Scanmar International, Inc. acquired the Pelagic Autopilot from Pelagic Autopilot, LLC,

tags: Navigation, Smart Technology

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: Boating 101, Navigation, Safety

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: Boat Docks, Electronics, Navigation

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: Software & Apps, Engines, Navigation

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: Electronics, Engines, Navigation, New Boat Models

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: Company Expansions, Navigation, Software & Apps, Travel