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Reliant Yachts Launches X40T Limousine Tender

The X40T Limousine Tender, a unique custom 40-footer envisioned as a modern Venetian water taxi by Reliant Yachts partners Dave MacFarlane and Jim Ewing. The X40T is one of a trio of tenders for a new superyacht, and the Tender has the same clean lines and powerful hull shape as its sistership, the X40 Express. All three boats, including the surprisingly versatile X40L Lander, share a 40-foot overall length, an expanse of teak (or Flexiteek) deck, and metallic silver paint jobs…

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Vesper Marine Launches Watchmate Vision2

Vesper Marine, manufacturer of marine safety products, has announced the evolution of the world’s first and only touchscreen Class B AIS transponder with the introduction of the WatchMate Vision2.The Vision2 has a new look with a seamless black-bezel front panel and glossy black sides, designed to complement any helm or nav station. Vision2 features a highly responsive, easy to use capacitive touchscreen, allowing users to scroll through menus, zoom in and out, select vessels for additional details and navigation data, change alarm settings and more with the gentlest of touches.

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Mercury Marine Wins Innovation Awards at IBEX

Mercury Marine was awarded two Innovation Awards Tuesday at the 2016 International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) for its VesselView Mobile app and its Electronic Steering Helm. Both products were developed with the goal creating a better boating experience, according to their developer. VesselVIew Mobile, available for iOS and Android mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, instantly provides users access to their boat’s SmartCraft digital data in the palm of their hand…

KVH Upgrades IP-MobileCast Service

KVH Industries has updated its unique IP-MobileCastTM content delivery service for additional viewing flexibility and expanded content offerings. The new features are being rolled out in stages, with the first round of upgrades automatically delivered via over-the-air software updates for current subscribers. IP-MobileCast was developed by KVH and launched in 2014 as the first and only service to multicast movies, TV shows, daily news and sports, as well as operational data via satellite to vessels at sea.

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ARC Fleet Improves Communication Facilities

Press release - The ARC and ARC+ fleets, totalling almost 300 yachts, are preparing to set sail this month with the compact, innovative YB3 boat tracking and satellite communication system on board. Having provided YB3 to the ARC for boat tracking duties since 2009, YB Tracking is extending its support for the 2015 edition by enabling low-cost email and SMS messaging functionality on YB3 for the entire fleet. In addition it is providing free Facebook posts and sending of Tweets.

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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…

Online at Sea: Cruise Company Debuts Social Media Flat Fee

The advent of broadband at sea continues to expand, as German cruis brand AIDA introduces a flat-fee for social media networks onboard its ships. AIDA Cruises is introducing an Internet flat fee for social media networks on board its ships. For 4 euros per day, or 19 euros per week, passengers will be able to share their experiences on board with friends in popular social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or WhatsApp. “The use of mobile devices is continuously growing.

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.

Finning to Showcase New Diesel Engines

Finning Marine is showcasing the new Cat C8.7 and C12.9 diesel engines, along with the Tier III Cat C32 ACERT propulsion engine and remote monitoring tool at the Southampton Boat Show 2014. With a displacement of 8.7 and 12.9 litres respectively, the Cat C8.7 and C12.9 offer yacht manufacturers a broad array of horsepower ratings ranging from 650 to 1,000 mhp, with the latter making the C12.9 an industry leader in power density. In order to meet customers’ requirements, each engine will be offered in several different configurations; all will conform to Tier 3 emissions regulations.

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Lifejacket Tablet Case Wins Recognition

The Lifejacket Case from Global Navigation Authority, LLC has won the title ‘2013 Best Waterproof Tablet Case Runner-up’ in Tablet2Cases’ annual Golden Case Awards. The Golden Case Awards competition is sponsored each year by Tablet2Cases, a global supplier of protective cases for tablets and smartphones based in Hong Kong. According to Tablet2Cases, their panel of judges “Has cumulatively spent over 10,000 hours tracking and reviewing the newest cases, profiling companies and…

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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.

New, Free Interlux Paint Guide App

Need To find the right paint for your boat? Now there is an app for that. The Interlux Boat Paint Guide has gone digital with the launch of a free Interlux Paint Guide app for Apple IOS and Android smartphones and tablets, designed to make it easy to access Interlux product information and select the correct Interlux paint system. A Quick Reference Guide for detailed Interlux products information. Interlux products health & safety information. A store locator to find your nearest Interlux dealer by address, or your location. A paint calculator to estimate how much Interlux paint you will need for your boat.

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Raymarine’s New a-Series Multifunction Displays

New a65/a67 WiFi versions support RayControl and RayRemote apps. Following the launch of the new a-Series multifunction displays (MFDs), Raymarine has taken steps to expand a-Series functionality further with the addition of two new versions of the a65 and a67 complete with built-in Wi-Fi. The compact a‐Series multifunction displays are already extremely versatile, offering boaters simple and quick access via Raymarine’s intuitive LightHouse user interface to navigation applications like GPS, sonar, radar and data.

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Astrium, e3 Team up to Enhance Superyacht Service

Astrium Services, global provider of satcom enabled solutions, will join e3 on its Monaco Yacht Show stand (QS85 – Darse Sud - Tente Climatisee) for the introduction of an enhanced portfolio of services for owners and operators of Super Yachts, based on Astrium’s established Pharostar VSAT solution. e3 Systems has chosen to become an Astrium Services specialist Partner for the Super Yacht market for Ku-band services. e3 Systems is a supplier of integrated communications, networking and advanced IT and TV solutions within the Super Yacht market.

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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.

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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…