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Digital Yacht Aqua 50 Marine PC


Digital Yacht Aqua 50 Marine PC

Connecting ports include dual NMEA 0183 interfaces, four USB ports, and audio in and out. The compact design left out a DVD drive, but the USB ports allow for simple connection of an external drive.

The Aqua 50 comes preloaded with Open CPN, a popular electronic charting system that works with raster and vector charts, and shows waypoints and route planning as well as AIS overlays. It offers real-time navigation showing GPS and instrument displays.

The Aqua 50 Marine PC from Digital Yacht offers a Linux operating system in a compact hardware package. The unit’s solid-state 64-gigabyte hard drive is designed to work without a fan for silent operation and functions on a range of DC input from 8 to 19 volts. An Intel processor uses little power (consumption is about 1 amp) while delivering fast performance.

This article originally appeared in the February 2013 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.