Subscribe to our newsletter

Safety

Autopilot Technology Leaps Forward

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted October 2013

Whether you’re looking to get a brand-new boat or upgrade the boat you have, the autopilot may play a big role in how you feel about that boat. And the way technology is changing...

Read Article

Civilian Thermal-Imaging Just Got a Whole Lot Cooler

By Tim Bartlett | Posted July 2013

Just when you thought onboard gadgetry had reached its limit, FLIR has introduced a thermal imager with technology previously unavailable to civilians like us. Have a look at the...

Read Article

Can Infrared See Through Fog?

By Tim Bartlett | Posted July 2013

Thermal imaging works just fine in daylight, but can it cut through sight-reducing mists?

Read Article

FLIR MD-324 Thermal-Imaging Camera

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted March 2013

FLIR launched the MD-324 as one of the company’s MD-Series of fixed-mount thermal-imaging cameras. The cameras are simple to mount and easy to integrate into existing...

Read Article

AIS Information Overload

By Peter Swanson | Posted March 2013

Is AIS going to cry enough wolf about collision danger to make us turn it off? Peter Swanson investigates how this powerful system could overstay its welcome.

Read Article

Digital Processing Radar

By Tim Bartlett | Posted March 2013

Radar shows us what we cannot see, due to distance, fog, and darkness. But the way it does that is undergoing a major change, and we wanted to know more. Tim Bartlett learned all...

Read Article

FLIR First Mate II MS-224b

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted February 2013

FLIR Helps Boaters Know What They’re Seeing  Night vision is cool technology, no doubt about it. But interpreting what you’re seeing on a thermal-imaging scope is...

Read Article

Raymarine LightHouse v5 Software

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted January 2013

Raymarine updated its LightHouse software, which directs the user experience for the company’s a-, c-, and e-Series multifunction displays.

Read Article

GOST NT-Evolution 2.0 Marine Security System

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted January 2013

A Simple Way to Secure Your Boat: The GOST NT-Evolution is just that—evolved. The onboard security system is compact enough for a center console, yet capable enough to provide...

Read Article

Si-Tex SVS-750 Digital Echosounder

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted January 2013

The Si-Tex SVS-750 is a dual-frequency digital echosounder with 600-watt output.

Read Article

Forward-Looking Sonar

By Peter Swanson | Posted December 2012

As Interphase Technologies joins Garmin, forward-looking sonar may get a boost.

Read Article

Shakespeare 5250-AIS Antenna

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted December 2012

Shakespeare’s 5250-AIS is a 3-foot, stainless steel whip antenna designed to meet the broad bandwidth needs of AIS transponders.

Read Article

Simrad NAIS-400

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted December 2012

The Simrad NAIS-400 is a black-box Class-B AIS transponder that connects with compatible multifunction displays to show the position and movement of all AIS-equipped vessels...

Read Article