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First MTU Powered Boat Monitored by GPLink

GPLink’s remote monitoring equipment has been installed on hundreds of Cat powered vessels throughout the world. The company has recently announced that its product has received its first integration on a non-Caterpillar power package. In March, Spencer Yachts splashed their latest build, an 87-foot sportfish yacht named Bangarang, equipped with twin MTU M94 2600 horsepower diesels capable of propelling this mammoth vessel to a cruising speed of 40 knots. These powerful engines are also the first MTUs to receive the GPLink Remote Monitoring system.

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Boaters Enlisted to Help Track Whales

Yachters and sailors are invited to help scientists track the movements of endangered humpback whales between NOAA’s Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and its sister sanctuaries across the Caribbean as part of Carib Tails, a new international citizen science effort. Carib Tails is a collaboration between the sanctuary and partners at Marine Mammal Sanctuary of the Dominican Republic, Agoa Marine Mammal Sanctuary/French Antilles, Bermuda Marine Mammal Sanctuary, the marine mammal sanctuaries of the Windward and Leeward Dutch Antilles…

nv charts Update Puerto Rico Charts for 2014

nv charts announces the release of their newly updated chart set for Region 11.1, Puerto Rico, updated and meticulously surveyed and now available just in time for cruising the Caribbean Sea during the winter months. The set includes the north coast of the Dominican Republic , and is available in a variety of formats – paper, digital, memory cards for chartplotters, and with nv charts’ new iOS App for navigation with mobile devices. nv charts’ Region 11.1 is provided in paper and digital format for sailors, motor boaters, fishermen and professional mariners, and cruising enthusiasts.

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FJ Propeller Acquires Anchor Miami Propeller

FJ Propeller Miami is a subsidiary of Frank & Jimmie’s Propeller in Fort Lauderdale established in 1947, and Anchor Miami was established in the same year becoming known throughout Latin America as a leading source of running gear. This acquisition strengthens the FJ Propeller brand’s capabilities by now providing its customers in South Florida with an  experienced, qualified staff of 37 which includes; 15 propeller technicians, 7 machinists, 7 customer service reps, 1 Naval Architect, 1 engineer, plus 6 support staff and management personnel.

Wavey Line Charts for Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, DR

Leading Online Map Service Now Offers the Most Detailed Cartography of Bahamian and Northern Caribbean Waters. Software manufacturer Northport Systems Inc. announced today that its popular Fugawi X-Traverse online map collection now supports Wavey Line high definition raster charts of the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, and the north coast of the Dominican Republic. Providing mariners with access to the most accurate and up-to-date charts available for the northern Caribbean waters,…