• Theme: Equipment

    /

    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,...

    /

    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...

    /

    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...

    /

    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...

    / / /

    A bit less than a year ago, a New Zealand skipper based in France met a Finnish technology provider at the METS trade show in Amsterdam. A little more than a year later, this skipper will rely on this technology in the Vendee Globe 2016, the most difficult round-the-world race, while achieving an environmental...

    /

    Rolls-Royce’s latest Azipull Carbon C65 steerable thruster has been designed as a low drag, high-efficiency propulsion system for yachts with key characteristics of course stability and low noise and vibration levels. To achieve a lighter weight product for vessels where weight distribution and displacement are...

    /

    Many skippers are used to trimming their outboard engine or sterndrive manually—besides, experienced helmsman never like dummy-proof solutions. We also had our doubts until we tested the Active Trim system. This intuitive hands-free system continually adjusts the engine trim to deliver a better overall driving...

    /

    The Voith Linear Jet (VLJ) aims to be an innovative solution that will drive down fuel costs for vessel owners. “The VLJ was developed with the vision to combine the best elements from the two existing technologies namely conventional screw propellers and water jets,” says David Bendl, ship and propulsion...

    /

    Rocol presents a new environmentally acceptable lubricant (EAL) for wires on vessels: Biogen Wireshield complies with the regulations that require EAL in all oil-to-sea interfaces on vessels in US waters (VGP regulation). According to VGP, all lubricants and its components must be biodegradable, minimally toxic and...

    /

    Everyone who has ever set foot on a yacht knows that the variety of systems—be they for navigation, entertainment or propulsion—can be overwhelming. To manage them, NMEA2000 databus networks have become a common solution. Garmin, Furuno, Raymarine and all the other main manufacturers of marine electronics offer them....