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New Range Of Class B+ AIS Transponders at METS 2018

Digital Yacht America will introduce a new range of Class B+ AIS transponders at METS 2018 ready for delivery January 2019 in the US.Class B+, a new AIS standard, utilizes SOTDMA format transmissions which offer a 5W power output (2.5x more powerful than a regular Class B), a guaranteed time slot for transmission in busy traffic areas and faster update rates depending upon the speed of the vessel.It offers performance similar to Class A transponder but for non mandated users.

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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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GoFree Develops GoFree Hooked

GoFree – the provider of digital content and services and part of the Navico family of marine electronics brands including Lowrance, Simrad and B&G – announced today the development and release for Beta testing of new fishing app – GoFree Hooked. GoFree Hooked app for iOS is a mobile tracking solution for anglers, with the capability to record and share every fishing trip – whether from a boat or the shore. GoFree Hooked automatically saves the time, location and navigation track of each outing.

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Wireless Sensor Checks Pressure of Marine A/C and Refrigeration

The CirrusSense TDWLB is reportedly the first pressure transducer in the world to use wireless Bluetooth technology and a patent pending design to connect pressure sensors to tablets and smartphones through the use of a free iOS app. The new CirrusSense sensor, certified as Bluetooth Smart, is suited for remote reading of refrigerant pressure/temperature in marine and RV applications. Its mobile app ("T-Direct TDWLB" on Apple iTunes) lets the user name each sensor, then program setpoints/alarms for multiple sensors…

New Waterproof Stereo for the Marine Market

ASA Electronics has introduced to the marine industry the new MS2A App Ready Waterproof Stereo with Bluetooth, which according to ASA Electronics, features advanced technology, a modern look and good durability. The MS2A is part of a series of marine grade stereos that feature advanced app control technology which allows boaters to control the primary functions of their stereo directly from their mobile device via a free downloadable application called JENSEN Marine. This unit has 160 watts of power and includes a rear auxiliary input, a pre-amp line out audio and an AM/FM electronic tuner.

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V-Technology Rotating Sun Awning

Jacuzzis are almost always located on the sun deck of yachts. This means they are completely open to the elements. On certain days sun and wind can be very fierce to the point where it gets so uncomfortable that the owner or guests have to leave the Jacuzzi. V-Technology has a new solution for this problem; the V-Technology Rotating Sun Awning. Whatever the position of the sun or the direction of the wind may be, the Sun Awning can rotate 360°, so that it always gives you and your guests protection.

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Latest from GOST at Palm Beach Boat Show

GOST (Global Ocean Security Technologies), will highlight its newest recreational marine products at the 2015 Palm Beach International Boat Show in Palm Beach, Florida, March 26-29. The company said it will highlight its GOST Watch HD H2O video surveillance system. Housed in a compact, IP67 certified waterproof, impact-resistant, fiberglass container, the unit can be installed quickly and includes a high-speed 4G LTE data communicator, gateways for up to six cameras, a control unit and a GOST Watch HD Internet Video Recorder.

Imtech Marine Launches Service App

Imtech Marine recently launched a service app, under its service and nav/com brand Radio Holland. The aim of the new app is to facilitate owners and operators around the world to quickly find the nearest Imtech Marine/RH service location for service and maintenance, via their smart phone. The app guides the user to the nearest service location and the user can directly send a service request via the app to the Imtech Marine location. This way quick and easy contact is established, and quick and efficient service can be offered around the globe.

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FUSION Unveils New Audio Solutions

FUSION announced today the latest addition to its line of marine grade stereos, the FUSION MS-BB300 Black Box Entertainment System. The MS-BB300 with FUSION-Link via NMEA 2000 control, Bluetooth audio streaming and Multi-Zone technology offers true FUSION-Link ‘plug and play’ compatibility with Multi-Function Displays (MFD) for intuitive, easy-to-control True-Marine audio playback. An entertainment system designed for space-limited installations, the FUSION Black Box MS-BB300 is packed with functionality.

ASA Reveals Polk Ultra-Marine Source Unit

ASA Electronics, an international manufacturer of audio and video mobile electronics and appliances is eager to unveil the new Polk Ultra-Marine source unit. Acording to the manufacturer, this model offers incomparable sound superiority, while offering a variety of enhanced connection capabilities for boating enthusiasts. The product includes iPod/iPhone compatibility that allows users to listen to music while simultaneously charging devices. The UM1 is also Bluetooth-enabled and SIRIUSXM Ready.

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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.

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Free Navionics App Comes with Free US Charts

Providers of content and location-based services for the recreational boating and outdoor markets, Navionics, announces the latest version of its award-winning free app, Navionics Boating. The app offers free charts of the US and an expanded feature set that greatly enhances the boating experience. Navionics Boating allows users to record their tracks, create routes, mark waypoints, check weather forecasts, sync their chart and sonar data with Navionics servers on the internet, share details of their time on the water and more—all at no additional cost.

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FUSION Introduces Ultimate Marine Stereo Pack

Marine equipment company FUSION announced today its new bundled marine stereo package, the Fusion Ultimate Stereo Pack. Equipped with the ultra-compact award-winning FUSION MS-RA205 stereo, the MS-UNIDOCK Universal Media Device Dock, MS-BT100 Bluetooth device and a DIN sized mounting plate. The Ultimate Stereo Pack is a True-Marinex entertainment solution suited for boats with limited dash space. Using the industry standard NMEA 2000 network, the pack features FUSION-Link technology that provides system control and communication with compatible MFDs and remotes.

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Property Monitoring with Voyager’s PierView

Voyager ToughCam’s new digital wireless surveillance system, PierView, provides owners with a way to protect key points on their property. The PierView system can simultaneously monitor up to four different areas such as a dock, equipment shed, hunting cabin or other areas with its expansive 1000 ft. viewing range. The system also has excellent night vision so the unit will work perfectly during the day or at night. Other key highlights to this system include email alert available with motion detection, built-in DVR, maximum 32G SD card allowable, waterproof and alarm clock.

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Fusion Marine Grade Stereos Now Fitted to Mastercraft Boats

Fusion Electronics, a leader in marine audio, have announced its partnership with MasterCraft, builders of luxury high performance boats. Consequently all 2014 MasterCraft boats feature Fusion’s MS-RA205 compact marine-grade stereo as standard equipment with the MS-iP700i available as an upgrade option. Fusion explains that the feature-rich MS-RA205 is easy to operate and delivers AM/FM radio, receives Marine VHF, is SiriusXM ready and can play MP3s stored on a USB, while the Fusion MS-P700i adds iPod and iPhone secure internal docking.

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Marine Manufacturers find ... "There’s an APP for that"

Marine product providers turn to high tech tools to enhance service, information and – yes – their bottom lines. There’s an APP for that. You’ve heard it before and in many contexts. Increasingly, the global waterfront is getting into the act, too. Typically available for iPhones and/or any kind of smart phones, these Apps are perfect for the busy executive. Putting information at your fingertips, when you want it and no matter where you might be; is at the heart of it all. Like New Wave Media…

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GetMyBoat Report Startling International Charter Growth

GetMyBoat, leader of peer-to-peer boat rentals and charters, say they have steadily added over 200 boats a week worldwide, which will give them a year-end tally of over 11,500 boats in 1,100+ cities, 80 countries, and 49 US states. Seasoned sailors and new boaters alike have the opportunity to try any type of desired watercraft, from a kayak in California to a catamaran in Croatia. Every boat owner listed with GetMyBoat now can reach a global audience and marketplace with their watercraft.

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Canadian Completes Solo Atlantic Row, With Just a Little Help

Quebec rower Mylène Paquette has arrived in Lorient, France, after a  voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, the first North American to row solo, from west to east, across the North Atlantic, reports CBC News. Mylène left Halifax just over four months ago in a specially designed 7.3 metre boat propelled only by herself and the currents. Earlier in her voyage, In September 2013, the lone rower got a helping hand from the cruise ship Queen Mary 2, after being hit by the remnants of Hurricane Humberto, losing key items including her anchor, iPhone and satellite phone.

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Aquatic AV to Debut New Products at METS

Marine audio products manufacturer Aquatic AV will feature two new products at the 2013 Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS), November 19-21 at Amsterdam RAI. Aquatic AV DM-5 series IP65-rated waterproof digital media lockers are designed to protect even the new, larger smartphones from the elements. Three models are available. The premium model DM-5UBT (shown above) with Bluetooth for iPod and iPhone includes a wireless remote and USB connector. The new 6.5”Aquatic AV model AQ-SPK6.5-4L speaker delivers 100 watts (max)/50 watts (RMS) of powerful, clear sound.