• Theme: Equipment

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    Sweden-based CIMCO announced during Sea Work Asia that its OXE diesel engine will be distributed in China—important news for an interesting piece of technology. The OXE was launched commercially in 2016. This high-performance diesel outboard differs from its competition by its design, as it relies on a marinized...

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    The new Garmin Nautix handset is a brilliant piece of technology that supports watch-keeping on board a vessel.  This useful in-view display is a near-eye augmented-reality device,  similar to avionics head-mounted display used by fighter pilots. Skippers and fishermen can see in their glasses online critical boat...

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    While a chart plotter can show where everything around is supposed to be, nothing beats a radar for navigational safety. The basic principle of radar operation is based on the fact that radio waves are reflected by objects. Because propagated electromagnetic waves are traveling through air at a constant speed, it is...

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    Monitoring a boat has been significantly expanding with owners now able to monitor vessels from their phone or iPad thanks to apps. Choosing a technical solution is not always easy, but the development of ‘smart boating solutions’ is making that process and the task of monitoring boats a little less complicated. One...

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    Safety equipment is often mandatory by law according to boat size, type and flag. In 1948 the United Nations created the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a permanent body that deals with maritime safety; signatory countries adopt laws according to rules and regulations drawn up by the IMO. Leisure boats need...

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    FLIR’s Ocean Scout thermal camera could ease the challenge  of spotting things when out at sea either at night or day. This camera relies on thermal imaging as it picks up the heat that objects emit. Pocket sized, it displays data on a high-resolution LCD display. An InstAlert mode can be used in case of “man...

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    Swiss-based electronic instrument manufacturer JDC has launched recently its latest weather station, the Skywatch BL500. This pocket-sized device (26*116 mm) is able to measure wind speed, temperature, humidity, pressure and UV Index. All these data are then both displayed and recorded automatically on a smartphone,...

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    Dokensip allows boat owners to monitor their boats through a mobile app. The company launched its system in 2015 aimed at boat owners who do not have time to visit their boat regularly. The app allows monitoring of the bilge, batteries, shore power, temperature, intrusions and switch relay. Jon Brizuela, a sales...

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    Small and convenient to use, PureWater+ simplifies the sometimes cumbersome water refill process. What makes Forespar’s innovation specific is that the filter replacement can be done without any under-counter access. The PureWater+ relies on a compact under-counter system and a patented faucet. With only a quarter...

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    Smart watches, such as the Apple watch, have generated a lot of curiosity but haven’t necessarily translated into massive buys. This isn’t an issue for Italy-based Astra Yacht, which displayed its esa Watch during Grand Pavois 2016. This smart device is the only smart watch dedicated to the boating industry. Not only...