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Garmin and Yacht Controller Strategic Partnership

Yacht Controller, well known for providing “innovative technology for the marine industry”, has announced the integration of the Yacht Controller information and control panel on compatible Garmin multifunction displays (MFDs) with OneHelm functionality. This integration allows Yacht Controller and Garmin users to take advantage of the Garmin display for accessing the Yacht Controller panel during their maneuvers, thereby having a vivid color visual and easy method to start and see the system without the need for another dedicated Yacht Controller screen on their boat.Gerald Berton…

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It’s Party Time

Super yachts require super performance in everything from communication to entertainment. When it comes to the power of music from marine audio entertainment systems, the Garmin-owned, Fusion Entertainment is always at the cutting edge when it comes to quality, style and innovation. The company’s recently launched Apollo Series and Panel Stereo, along with the all-new black Signature Speakers are no exception.According to Chris Baird, managing director of New-Zealand based Fusion Entertainment…

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Interview: John Canada, President, Ocean5 Naval Architects

John Canada founded Ocean 5 Naval Architects in 2007, arguably the worst time in history to start a maritime company as the industry was just entering the worst downturn in a generation. But more than 10 years later, and with the industry still in recover mode, Canada and his company are still standing. Ocean5 has become synonymous with sportfish, luxury, performance and composite high speed small craft naval architecture, and the company’s international presence is founded on patrol craft…

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ASIS Delivers First 9.8m Amphibious RIB

Following the success of the ASIS Amphibious RIBs 7.1 and 6.1m, and in response to popular demand; ASIS just developed, tested and delivered its biggest amphibious RIB ever manufactured yet; A 9.8 meter Black Rigid Inflatable Amphibious boat. This boat is intended for private use, and will reach its owner in The United States in September. The Sealegs amphibious system available on the ASIS 9.8m RIB consists of motorized, retractable and steerable wheels, powering the boat with off-water capabilities The entire system is marinised and stays completely out of the water while underway.

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ASIS Boats Delivers RIB in Record Time

ASIS Boats has built and delivered an 8m Elite Rigid Inflatable Boat for a big Dubai developer in a very short delivery time. This RIB was required urgently and has been fully manufactured, rigged and delivered in a period of 10 days only. Engineering, design and production are all performed in house giving ASIS Boats the capability to create new models in a short time and meet customer specific requirements. This also makes the delivery time fast since ASIS holds control of most of the elements that go on the boat.

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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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Garmin to Acquire NZ’s Fusions Electronics

Satellite navigation systems provider Garmin says it has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Fusion Electronics Limited and its subsidiaries. Fusion is a privately-held provider of integrated marine audio equipment, headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand. The completion of the acquisition, which is subject to customary conditions, is expected to occur on June 30, 2014. “Fusion has pioneered a number of innovations in marine audio. Their ability to integrate their products with networked marine multifunction displays has been recognized across the industry…

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Lumitec Launches Progression Innovation Boat

Lumitec, an engineering and design firm focused on the conceptualization, development and manufacture of high-quality extreme environment LED lighting, today launched its innovation boat, Progression. Showcasing new concepts, experiments and cutting-edge technologies, Progression represents a new level of lighting control and on-board system integration. The Lumitec Innovation Boat made its official debut earlier this month at the 2015 Miami International Boat Show. Spearheaded by Lumitec with cooperation from several industry partners…

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Clipper Yacht Race: Making The Turn

Strong winds in the Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race have led to some thrilling racing conditions for the Clipper Race fleet, with teams recording speeds of over 32 knots near the virtual mark at the most southern point of the course. The choppy sea state presents its own challenges for the crew but as the front runners begin their journey north, conditions are expected to ease slightly over the next couple of days as a high develops off the south of Japan. As Derry~Londonderry~Doire continues to lead the fleet, GREAT Britain and Garmin are in an ongoing battle for second place.

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Navionics Improves Detail of Boaters' Charts

Cartography Leader Now Accepts Multiple Sonar Log Formats Enhancing Award-Winning Platform. Navionics has  announced a new development in its SonarCharts high definition bathymetry map. Now compatible with sonar log data formats from leading echosounder and GPS chartplotter manufacturers Lowrance, Raymarine, Simrad and B&G in addition to Humminbird and Garmin, with wireless connectivity for supported devices, Navionics said it makes it easier than ever for users to share sonar recordings which improve SonarCharts  for future trips.

International Boat Show Cruises into Cartagena Harbor

For the third year in a row, the Cartagena International Boat Show (CIBS) will set anchor at the Cartagena Convention Center where they expect to draw close to 5,000 visitors from around the world on March 21, 22 and 23, 2015. Exhibitors from around the world will showcase the newest boats, from luxury motor and sailing yachts to personal watercraft and sport fishers, including powerboats, sailboats, jet boats and electric boats, as well as the latest cutting-edge electronics, engines and marine accessories.

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New Danalevi Powerboat Tops 60mph

The 22-foot powerboat, Furina, with a unique style and high-end performance, is slated to be revealed to the public at the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Ross K. Hartman, president of Danalevi Corporation, whose passion for design and appreciation of classic automobiles combined to inspire this first prestigious powerboat for Danalevi says:  "With American muscle car feel and classic European styling, Furina will be appreciated by both auto and boat enthusiasts.

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Boat 'Glass Cockpit' Wins Garmin® & Volvo Penta DAME Award

Garmin International Inc. has won the DAME Design Award at the current Marine Equipment Trade Show in the marine electronics category for their collaboration with Volvo Penta on the Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit. The DAME Design Award is awarded at METS to the best and most trendsetting new marine equipment and accessories in the industry. Garmin jointly collaborated with Volvo Penta, to design the fully integrated Glass Cockpit, which displays control and monitoring capabilities along with navigation, engine data, warnings, alarms and other information.

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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.

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Volvo Penta Unveil Glass Cockpit System Display

Garmin International Inc., a global leader in satellite navigation, in conjunction with AB Volvo Penta announce their integrated and multi-function solution for Volvo Penta engines and steering systems. With Garmin’s reliable and user-friendly interface coupled with the most pivotal handling and safety information from Volvo Penta, the makers say that the Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit System is the ultimate solution for Volvo Penta propulsion systems and equipped vessels. “Garmin and Volvo Penta boast a rich history of providing innovative…

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True North Announces New Flagship for 2014

True North Yachts, a Division of US Watercraft, LLC, announced its new flagship, the True North 50, the newest 50 foot power yacht to be added to the 2014 product line. The True North line currently consists of 34 foot and 38 foot model yachts. In coordination with Langan Design Partners, True North Yachts designed the TN50 to revolutionize their line by making the appearance more contemporary, focusing on the enjoyment of being outdoors, ease of ownership, safety, and comfort at sea, the company said.

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Boat Instrumentation Display Panels Launched by Teak Isle

Teak Isle now offers boat builders engraved acrylic dash surround panels for use with Garmin 8000 series multifunctional glass displays. By using ½" black acrylic these dash surrounds give a clean single panel integrated look when mounting multiple or single displays. Teak Isle is supplying these dash panels to the boat builders along with a drilling and trimming fixture for precise alignment of the units on the dash. Teak Isle cuts all parts on CNC routers to insure precise sizes and is available with or without blind mounting bolts.

Boat Autopilot Hydraulic Systems Advance by Garmin

Garmin International Inc. launches its new GHP 20 Autopilot with SmartPump at Southampton Boast Show. Offering one pump size that handles most boat sizes and applications, the GHP 20 Autopilot with SmartPump is a tremendous advancement in hydraulic steering systems. “Installing dealers will benefit greatly from the GHP 20 Autopilot with SmartPump, as it effectively puts an end to guessing which pump size will work for a particular boat,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. The GHP 20 with SmartPump automatically adjusts the maximum flow rate for a particular boat.