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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

GOST® (Global Ocean Security Technologies), a world leader in marine security, tracking, monitoring and video surveillance systems, announced today that its GOST NT-Evolution 2.0 security system was instrumental in thwarting an attempted electronics theft in Lighthouse Point, Florida. This is the third attempted electronics theft

tags: Electronics, Smart Technology, Software & Apps

Monday, December 9, 2019

When you write for a boating publication, you probably aren’t going to get rich, but it does have other advantages. In particular, you tend to get a lot of fun, free stuff sent your way from manufacturers in hopes that you’ll write a few nice words about their cool new products. From lifejackets to sunglasses, apps and

by: Ken Quant, Broad Reach Marketing

tags: Clothing & Shoes, Gift Ideas, Safety, Software & Apps

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The new Wind Instrument RB™ is available with a special Black Friday Bonus Pack and free shipping. With the current waiting list from being sold out, we are currently shipping new orders in the first week of December. Orders ship out in the sequence received, so order now for earliest delivery. The Bonus Pack accessories

tags: Software & Apps, Travel, Coupons & Discounts, Gift Ideas, Navigation, Sailing

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Vesper Marine has developed a hard-won reputation as innovators in marine electronics. They have made a name for themselves focusing on tackling real-world problems with solutions that are intuitive and easy-to-install and use. That focus has resulted in an award-winning product line that dominates the AIS space. The Vesper team sees

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Electronics, Safety, Smart Technology, Software & Apps

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, June 27, 2019

When boats break down on the water, run aground or run out of fuel, many recreational boaters use the free BoatUS App to summon TowBoatUS for routine on-water assistance. The app’s new Connect feature will automatically link app users with the closest local TowBoatUS captain, eliminating the need to call to BoatUS national

tags: Boat Club, Safety, Software & Apps, Towing

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

Monday, May 20, 2019

Question: With so many boat owners using personal electronic devices on the water, are there apps you recommend? Answer: Yes! Your smartphone or tablet doesn’t just make boating better – it can make it safer, too. From weather prediction and navigational assistance to tracking storms and First Aid, there’s an app

by: Kristina Cherubino, Senior Underwriter, Pantaenius America Ltd.

tags: Software & Apps

Friday, May 10, 2019

The National Vessel Registry Center, an online portal for Canadian vessel documentation, recently enhanced the security of the forms on their website. By offering new more-secure forms, they hope to help their customers feel even more confident in submitting their boat registry certificate applications and others. In the past,

tags: Company Expansions, Law & Politics, Software & Apps, Canada

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Seasoned boaters know first-hand that weather conditions on the Great Lakes can change from pleasant to terrifying very quickly. From dangerous lightning to high winds, thunderstorms can ruin an outing in many ways. However, reading your local marine forecast before leaving the dock and regularly checking weather radar along the way

by: Mark Thornton, LakeErieWX Marine Weather

tags: Boating 101, Safety, Software & Apps