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.
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.
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.
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.
Bolstering your boat’s safety doesn’t have to be expensive.
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...
Nav-Tracker 3.0 SM from GOST Global is the latest generation of the company’s proven marine-security system, using evolving technologies to protect owners from theft or unauthorized use of their boats.
Get weather data the way you want it: Up to date and on the screen
A former educator used careful planning to find a helm setup within his budget for a Transatlantic cruise to the Baltics and beyond on his Kadey-Krogen 42.
You can go big, but don’t forget to keep it simple.
Sidescanning sonar is a tremendous tool to understand what's under your boat. Check out these videos that will help improve your comprehension of what the images are showing.
To Pre-Install or not to Pre-Install.
Some boat companies pre-install all of their helm electronics before the sale, while others leave those choices up to the buyer. Ever wondered why that is? Editor-in-Chief Jason Y. Wood investigates which option is best for you.
What You Should Know About Touchscreens on Marine Electronics
Touchscreens are showing up on marine electronics more and more, but you may be surprised about why. Power & Motoryacht investigated how manufacturers are dealing with user expectations, and what’s coming next.
Say hello to the Garmin GMI 20, a NMEA 2000-ready instrument that notably gave me a long list of possible fuel tank labels like Port, Center, and Aft...
Raymarine’s Lighthouse user interface is spreading to every level of its product line and the new gS Series is no exception. Check out how this glass-bridge helm system shares data with users here.
PMY Tested: The remote-controlled underwater camera vehicle you control with your iPad.
Over the years Maretron has developed an amazing array of NMEA 2000 sensors and other utility hardware, many of which aren’t available elsewhere and all of which can be displayed, alarmed, configured, and managed with a DSM150.
Linux Comes aboard with Digital Yacht
Worried about putting a personal computer on your boat? Use one that’s made to be there: Digital Yacht’s Aqua 50 marine PC works with a range of DC input levels and has a 64-gigabyte hard drive designed to work without a cooling fan. Learn more here.
Raymarine updated its LightHouse software, which directs the user experience for the company’s a-, c-, and e-Series multifunction displays.
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 security monitoring for a much larger boat, with sensors available to fit any need you can imagine. Check it out here.
For boaters who know what they want, computers can bring a variety of options to the helm. An overview of onboard PCs
Big Bay Technologies is rolling out its line DIBM marine displays and they’ve got a lot to offer, including a range of sizes up to 19 inches, the ability to accommodate variable DC voltage, multitouch functionality, and more. See the big news here.
Your boat is a star—especially to your eye. Why not give it a shot at the big screen? Connect the boat’s NMEA 2000 backbone to Maretron’s TSM1330 display and you can get all your data on one 13.3-inch touchscreen display. See what it takes here.
Your helm may create its own Wi-Fi network and share data with you wirelessly.
Pay attention now, it’s really starting to get good.
Maintaining A Balance Of Power From Your Helm.
Distributed electrical systems add value to your breaker board and make it easier to use. The communications side of such a system can do much more than just switch circuit breakers on and off. Think about the location of your boat’s batteries. Now think about where your engine-room ventilation fans are. Of course, the distance separating them varies from boat to boat but I’ll lay odds that in most cases they are within about 15 feet of each other.