• Theme: Equipment

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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...

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    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...

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    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...