Raymarine YachtSense Ecosystem: A 'Smart Home' Experience on the Water

February 16, 2022

Yachting Journal

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Raymarine unveiled its YachtSense Ecosystem, an onboard and remote monitoring solution designed to give boaters effortless control of their Raymarine equipment and vessel systems from their mobile device. 

The YachtSense Ecosystem begins with the new Raymarine mobile app, a digital companion for Raymarine owners designed to provide simple onboard and off-boat integration capabilities. Enabling the YachtSense Ecosystem is the new YachtSense Link marine mobile router. YachtSense Link is an innovative device designed to keep boaters connected through 4G/LTE broadband, local Wi-Fi networks, and seamless integration with Raymarine devices. With the Raymarine app and YachtSense Link, boaters can remotely monitor critical onboard systems, control electrical devices, and sync with Raymarine navigation systems while underway.

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The connected companion for Raymarine owners, the Raymarine app for iOS and Android devices, is the central point for integrating with the YachtSense Ecosystem and Axiom displays. The Raymarine mobile app allows boaters to onboard new devices, set up and modify their vessel profile, and backup and transfer waypoints and other data. With the Raymarine mobile app, boaters can also monitor instruments and NMEA2000 sensors, receive alerts, and view engine telemetry from their phone or tablet. The Raymarine mobile app also transforms a mobile device into a full-function Axiom remote station, allowing users to stream and control Chartplotters from anywhere onboard.

The Raymarine mobile app offers a Raymarine Premium subscription that allows boaters to monitor their boat from home and set up a high-resolution geofence around their boat.

  • YachtSense Link is a marinized marine mobile router equipped with Raynet Ethernet ports, mobile broadband connectivity, onboard Wi-Fi, and low-voltage digital switching/monitoring channels. YachtSense Link allows boaters to connect Raymarine Axiom displays, mobile devices, and other wireless devices like smart TVs to local marina Wi-Fi and create a unified, onboard Wi-Fi network. YachtSense Links keeps boaters always connected with 4G (LTE) connectivity. YachtSense Link supports dual SIM cards and allows seamless connectivity across two mobile networks when traveling internationally. Additionally, YachtSense Link integrates with the Raymarine mobile app to provide captains with complete access to their Raymarine network and equipment on any mobile device.
  • YachtSense Digital Control System: The YachtSense Ecosystem brings sophisticated smart home mobile connectivity to Raymarine’s award-winning YachtSense digital control system. With YachtSense Link and YachtSense Digital Control, boaters can remotely control and monitor multiple electrical devices. Activate bilge pumps, control lighting, monitor tanks, and fuel levels; it’s all possible with the Raymarine mobile app and YachtSense Ecosystem.                        
  • Pricing: The Raymarine mobile app is available as a free download from iOS and Google play store. The new YachtSense Link marine mobile router is available now for $1299. For YachtSense Link users, a complimentary six-month trial of Raymarine Premium remote monitoring is available. After the trial period, Raymarine Premium subscriptions cost $19.99 per month, $110 for six months, or $200 annually.