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

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

Friday, November 30, 2018

Reston, Va. – mazu, a leading technology and satellite communications brand, is excited to announce that a popular chat feature from mazu SportFishing, mazuChat, is now available on iPhone, through web browsers and within the mazu Cruising app. Until now, chat functionality had only been available with the mazu SportFishing app

tags: Company Expansions, Electronics, Fishing, Software & Apps

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 16, 2018

The NAUTIC-ON™ Smart Boating System provides remote access to your boat to monitor key system diagnostics, including engine, battery, bilge, and more, plus track location 24/7. The installed onboard hardware communicates via 4G with the easy-to-use mobile app so you can stay in touch with your boat at your own convenience.

tags: Service & Repair, Software & Apps

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Reston, Va. – mazu, a leading marine technology and satellite communications brand, announced today two exciting November promotions for its innovative app and satellite connectivity hardware—the Sportfishing app and mazu m2500 satellite hardware system. Beginning November 1st and continuing throughout the entire month,

tags: Electronics, Fishing, Promotions & Giveaways, Software & Apps