Vessel monitoring is a powerful tool to give you insight into the aspects of your boat on which you want to keep an eye. Connect your boat to the Internet the right way, and the right people can be looped in. Learn more about how these powerful systems can work for you here.
When something goes wrong with the electronics on your boat, do you know what to do? Here are some tips to get you started, along with some expert advice on how to think about your system.
The StereoActive from Fusion is a purpose-built, portable watersports stereo that meets the needs of boaters head-on.
The makers of the iNavX marine navigation mobile app have improved its function and practicality to make the data that boaters need more accessible. The app, introduced in 2008, brought a variety of cartography sources to Apple iOS iPhones and iPads.
Yacht Protector focuses on four main concerns that boaters have—bilge levels, battery levels and shore power status, intruder alerts, and boat location and movement—and transmits the data from an easy-to-install sensor system to a mobile device or Web site.
CeeCoach Xtreme Edition is the watersports-friendly version of a hands-free communications system that was developed in Europe for coaches to train athletes, specifically equestrians, and operates with a range of up to 1,600 feet via Bluetooth 4.0.
Aigean Networks might just change the way you connect to the Internet from your boat.
Why shouldn’t your boat stereo match the level of sophistication in the rest of your marine and personal electronics? That’s where the INFPRV315 Stereo Receiver from Prospec Electronics comes in.
The ICOM M93D handheld VHF rolls a bunch of features into a handy package that’s ready to go to sea. For VHF function, the M93D has 5 watts of output power, along with a built-in DSC receiver, active noise canceling, and a BTL 900-mW speaker.
The i70s Instrument from Raymarine is a 4.1-inch LCD display with LED backlighting for improved visibility in bright conditions. The unit’s low-profile design complements the company’s eS and gS multifunction displays.
Vesper Marine explores innovative ways to use AIS and employ the powerful warning and messaging capabilities embedded in the system. The company just launched a project to mark a no-anchor zone over some seabed power cables and we saw it in action.
The Simrad GO5XSE is a small but powerful chartplotter and fishfinder that supports proprietary CHIRP sounder systems, such as ForwardScan forward-looking sonar and StructureScan HD photo-like imaging, in a compact 5-inch-display package.
The McMurdo SmartFind M5 AIS Class A is a transponder that provides name and navigation data from other vessels and can be integrated with a variety of chartplotters and networked systems, including a PC system using the PC AIS viewer included with the unit.
Airmar recently introduced a line of ultra-wide-beam transducers for sportfishing applications using CHIRP technology.
Garmin released new versions of its proprietary BlueChart cartography earlier this year, and improved the accuracy of its underwater structural details, including 1-foot HD fishing contours.
Marine electronics companies have taken a cue from top consumer-electronics makers and are making the software do the heavy lifting when it comes to upgraded features. This means that your boat can have much the same capability as any superyacht.
SonarChart Live is a Navionics feature add-on to a recent update of Raymarine’s Lighthouse II operating system that allows users to create bathymetric charts in real time.
The electronics available today have done nothing short of revolutionizing the way we use our boats to fish. But beyond the fishfinders and chartplotters that help target chosen species, there’s so much more to add to the advantage. See the upgrades here.
Bolstering your boat’s safety doesn’t have to be expensive.
Leave it to the folks at Caterpillar to help build one of the most rugged phones on the market today.
C-MAP’s new High Resolution Bathymetry fishing charts actually put contour-line data in a 3-D view.
Garmin’s latest addition to the GPSMAP lineup are the 8400 and 8600 series, which offer the highest screen resolution available in a dedicated marine display...
The SI-TEX Vector compact GPS compass contains a pair of GPS receivers matched to a single clock for precise heading and boat position information.
A new system from Hinckley Yacht Services called OnWatch connects clients’ boats to the service yard and head off problems. If it works, it will mean less downtime and more relaxed, stress-free boating. Get the whole story here.
Technology really stands out when stacked alongside a seasoned cruiser. Check out Arawak’s Simrad helm system.
Helm electronics must be trusted to be effective tools to help you navigate and keep your boat safe. But what happens if the data is bad to start with? Get a load of what happened when such a problem arose for the U.S. Navy in Iran’s territorial waters. Read the analysis here.