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Electric Fuel's New Marine Lithium Batteries

Electric Fuel, a globally recognized manufacturer of professional batteries, will present its new 12V high energy density lithium-Iron-Phosphate marine battery at the Boot Düsseldorf 2019 Show, which will take place on January 19-27, 2019.The new ELP-12V1450Wh battery was successfully tested onboard professional river boats and yachts. The impressive results led several skippers to equip their boats with the new battery during the world famous Mini-Transat La Boulangère. The trans-Atlantic race will take place during November 2019.The new ELP-12V1450Wh offers the following capabilities:Up to 3…

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​​​​This Device May Know More About the Boat Than Its Owner

Not knowing whether on board systems are functioning or if the vessel is where it should be is worrisome. With the new ZigBoat from Glomex Marine Antennas USA, owners have absolute peace-of-mind that the boat is safe and protected, no matter its size. It's a modular wireless system that can monitor everything from water in the bilge to movement on the deck. It's all easily tracked on a smartphone and if something goes awry, it will trigger a notification and can instantly send an SMS message.Without wires, cables and drilling holes, installing ZigBoat couldn't be simpler.

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FUSION Rolls Out the Panel-Stereo

FUSION has launched a plug and play one solution marine entertainment system – the Panel-Stereo. Purpose-built for performance in both the RV and marine environment, the Panel-Stereo is an ultimate all-in-one audio entertainment solution. Combining all the elements required for excellent audio reproduction - Class D amplification, Fusion Digital Signal Processing (DSP), dual 3-inch speakers, a passive base radiator all inside a single tuned enclosure. Offering AM/FM, USB, AUX and Bluetooth streaming source options…

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Vesper Marine Launches Watchmate Vision2

Vesper Marine, manufacturer of marine safety products, has announced the evolution of the world’s first and only touchscreen Class B AIS transponder with the introduction of the WatchMate Vision2.The Vision2 has a new look with a seamless black-bezel front panel and glossy black sides, designed to complement any helm or nav station. Vision2 features a highly responsive, easy to use capacitive touchscreen, allowing users to scroll through menus, zoom in and out, select vessels for additional details and navigation data, change alarm settings and more with the gentlest of touches.

VesselVanguard Adds Functionality to App

VesselVanguard, a leading maintenance management solution for boat owners and manufacturers, announced the launch of its next-generation user interface including off-line functionality. Redesigned for enhanced functionality, the all new VesselVanguard website offers streamlined access to private boat profiles that track and organize maintenance tasks for every piece of equipment onboard a vessel, sends task alerts for necessary service, is able to assign maintenance tasks via email directly to contractors and certified technicians, organizes warranty data and includes digitized user manuals.

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VesselVanguard Unveils New User Interface and APP

VesselVanguard, a maintenance management solution for boat owners and manufacturers, has announced the launch of its nextgeneration user interface including off-line functionality. Significantly redesigned for enhanced functionality, the all new VesselVanguard website offers streamlined access to private boat profiles that track and organize maintenance tasks for every piece of equipment onboard a vessel, sends task alerts for necessary service, is able to assign maintenance tasks via email directly to contractors and certified technicians…

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Marina Reservation App Launched

GPDock, the new community-based online reservation system designed to make the process of reserving a marina slip easier than ever before, announced the launch of its first and free mobile app, available for iOS and Android. For Boaters, the app offers an opportunity to book marinas the same way they book hotel rooms. With the app, they can access a large database of marinas in the U.S. and the Caribbean, compare amenities, read customer reviews, and book directly 24/7. Additionally, they can pay for fuel or any other services at selected marinas.

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Glomex Marine Antennas' weBBoat

The Glomex Marine Antennas' weBBoat 4G Plus coastal Internet antenna system receives Wi-Fi and 3G/4G cellular signals up to 20 miles from shore, and amplifies and redistributes them as a hotspot within the boat, helping those on the water to stay in constant touch with the world. weBBoat 4G Plus provides simultaneous access for up to 32 devices. It has dual SIM card slots to minimize data roaming charges while maximizing cellular coverage. In LTE mode, speeds can be as high as 100 Mbps on download and 50 Mbps on upload.

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New Antenna Brings Internet and Hi-Def TV on Board

Shakespeare has expanded boaters' ability to stay in touch with the world with its new WebWatch, an all-in-one Wi-Fi hotspot and high-definition television (HDTV) antenna that can keep devices connected to the Internet from nearby Wi-Fi hotspots or cellular data. Designed to be fast, reliable and tailored for long range reception, it provides increased reception and more range than PC and mobile device wireless data connections. WebWatch provides Internet access for up to 32 users from nearby Wi-Fi or, with a data-only AT&T SIM card, a cellular network, with speeds up to 4G.

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Mercury Marine Wins Innovation Awards at IBEX

Mercury Marine was awarded two Innovation Awards Tuesday at the 2016 International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) for its VesselView Mobile app and its Electronic Steering Helm. Both products were developed with the goal creating a better boating experience, according to their developer. VesselVIew Mobile, available for iOS and Android mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, instantly provides users access to their boat’s SmartCraft digital data in the palm of their hand…

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nv Charts Updates Florida, Bahamas, Caribbean Charts

nv charts has announced the release of their newly updated chart sets for Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean for 2016/17 in paper and digital format. In addition to being updated, the new NV.Atlas format brings a modern, handy design to the charts that’s practical and easy to use. The chart set includes a download of digital charts, including free navigation software, plus the free nv charts Mobile App for iOS and Android mobile devices. The App includes free digital updates for this chart set for 2016/17.

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Vesper Marine Updates WatchMate Vision

Vesper Marine, a manufacturer of marine safety products, announced a free upgrade for its flagship AIS Class B transponder, the WatchMate Vision, streamlining usability, while adding new safety features and enhancements to the user experience. Preinstalled on all new units, the update is also available at no charge for existing owners. “When we first launched the WatchMate Vision, we raised the bar for boater safety,” said Jeff Robbins, CEO, Vesper Marine. “Today it is the premier AIS safety instrument on the planet.

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Vesper Updates XB-8000 AIS Transponder

Vesper Marine announced today that its XB-8000 Class B AIS has a software update available for all new and existing owners, incorporating new features and capabilities to enhance marine safety. The XB-8000 is an upgradeable AIS platform, designed to be compatible with a continuous stream of feature updates, adding a host of new and unique capabilities. The most recent update makes it the first AIS transponder to allow users to connect an external buzzer to enable an audible alarm for AIS Man Overboard (MOB)…

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New System Protects & Tracks Outboard Engines

BoatWarden has launched a new system, Outboard Warden, to secure and protect outboard engines, to be introduced at the London Boat Show in London, United Kingdom, January 8, 2016. Outboard Warden is the latest product to come from Engineer, Inventor and Founder of BoatWarden, Kevin Hennessey, and he has been perfecting his system for a number of years: "Police, marine insurers and boat owners confirm engine thefts are on the increase and thieves are getting bolder, but Outboard Warden will put a serious dent in their criminal activities," according to Hennessey.

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FUSION Debuts Compact Marine Stereo

FUSION Entertainment announced today the release of a new compact and cost effective series, the MS-RA70 and MS-RA70N. Featuring a sleek front face finish with a shallow-mount case design, the new FUSION audio system delivers clear and dynamic sound reproduction in a marinized, space-saving chassis for flexible installation options, the manufacturer said. Engineered to seamlessly replace any standard DIN-sized car stereo, the low-profile MS-RA70 design allows for integration without the need to redesign the dash space.

KVH Upgrades IP-MobileCast Service

KVH Industries has updated its unique IP-MobileCastTM content delivery service for additional viewing flexibility and expanded content offerings. The new features are being rolled out in stages, with the first round of upgrades automatically delivered via over-the-air software updates for current subscribers. IP-MobileCast was developed by KVH and launched in 2014 as the first and only service to multicast movies, TV shows, daily news and sports, as well as operational data via satellite to vessels at sea.

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ARC Fleet Improves Communication Facilities

Press release - The ARC and ARC+ fleets, totalling almost 300 yachts, are preparing to set sail this month with the compact, innovative YB3 boat tracking and satellite communication system on board. Having provided YB3 to the ARC for boat tracking duties since 2009, YB Tracking is extending its support for the 2015 edition by enabling low-cost email and SMS messaging functionality on YB3 for the entire fleet. In addition it is providing free Facebook posts and sending of Tweets.

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Up-to-date Cuba Atlas Charts Released

Press release - American cruisers, sailors, and boaters wanting to visit Cuba can now travel in confidence using new and updated chart sets for the entire Cuban coastline. NV Charts has announced the release of all four (4) Cuba chart sets in NV Charts’ new and popular Atlas style format. “Recently, the U.S. Government issued new rules regarding travel to Cuba,” states Hasko Scheidt, NV Charts’ CEO. “This is a momentous step forward for the boating industry, because now, persons travelling to Cuba can sail there on their own vessels, and with others.

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Crestron Debuts 4K Video Distribution Solution

Now 4K Ultra HD video can be enjoyed both on land and at sea. Crestron said it will display its full range of marine solutions, including the industry’s first and only complete, certified 4K video distribution solution, at the Monaco Yacht Show 2015. The 25th anniversary show will be held once again in the spectacular setting of Port Hercules, Monaco from 23 – 26 September 2015. Crestron is exhibiting on stand QAA7, which will be split into two zones to separately showcase the company’s specific solutions for owners and crew.