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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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How Much is That Superyacht Worth?

Sam Tucker Will Tell You! There’s a new name in Superyacht valuation, and the name is Last month we spoke with’s Sam Tucker for insights on its new Superyachts report. Many of our readers know VessselsValue, but for those who do not, please provide a brief description of the organization and its offering. Launched in 2011 by Richard Rivlin, a ship broker with 40 years of buying and selling experience, VesselsValue provides daily and automated Market…

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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…

Gunboat Catamarans Feature GOST Security, Monitoring Systems

GOST (Global Ocean Security Technologies) has been working with Gunboat International to provide global remote security, monitoring, tracking and high definition video surveillance for Gunboat Catamarans, including the new Gunboat 55 and 60. GOST Phantom Insight HD GPS IVR packages have been designed to provide Gunboat owners with complete peace of mind from anywhere in the world, whether on board or hundreds of miles away. Over 12 years ago, Gunboat founder Peter Johnstone set out to create the safest world cruising sailboat that could be conceived.