Electronics Package

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Watermakers Add Safety, Convenience, Value

Boats are a lot like homes: upgrades and enhancements add to their comfort and livability, and increase their value. FCI Watermakers explores how adding a watermaker to a vessel is an investment that pays dividends in terms of safety and convenience, and sets it apart when it's time to sell. The ability to make pure, fresh water while at sea is liberating. Gone are the days of water frugality. With a watermaker, there's more than enough for drinking, bathing, cooking and refilling supplies. And in case of mechanical trouble far from the nearest port, it can be a real lifesaver.

Simrad Extends Partnership with Sea Hunt

Simrad Yachting, a designer and manufacturer of marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems, announced today an exclusive partnership with Sea Hunt Boat Company for the second year in a row. The Simrad NSS evo2 system is now the only navigation system available on all 2015 model year Sea Hunt high-performance bay boats, center-console and dual console boats. The NSS evo2 offers Sea Hunt owners a user-friendly interface for all functions including charting, integrated CHIRP and sonar.

Alphaline design concept for new pilot vessel wheelhouse.

Alphatron Delivers Comprehensive Electronics Package

With the christening of the new pilot station vessel Polaris Alphatron Marine of Rotterdam has completed the design, installation and commissioning of one of the most comprehensive deliveries since its founding in 1991. In close cooperation with Fysergo, a Dutch company specialised in ergonomic workspace design, an Alphabridge wheelhouse concept was designed in order to comply with the  severe demands of the Dutch pilots association in regards to sitting and standing vessel operations. A special workspace for the pilots was also included in the total bridge concept.