Monthly Archive: February 2019

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ACR Electronics Introduces AISLink CB2 Class B AIS Transponder for Increased Visibility

ACR Electronics, Inc., leading manufacturer of life-saving distress beacons and survival equipment, has expanded its product portfolio with the launch of the AISLink CB2 Class B AIS Transponder. Ideal for yachts, sail and powerboats, fishing and light commercial vessels, the new Class B device significantly enhances navigational safety for boat owners, increasing visibility and aiding collision-avoidance…

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Lumishore Announces Lumi-Link Command Center

Lumishore, manufacturer of high-performance LED lighting systems, announced today the marine industry’s first plug-and-play module with a pre-installed, universal lighting Application Programming Interface (API) – the Lumi-Link Command Center. Offering boaters complete control of on-board Lumishore LED lighting systems…

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JL Audio Releases New M6 High-Performance Marine Loudspeakers

JL Audio announced today that it will unveil its new M6 series of premium marine loudspeakers at an exclusive VIP party held in Key Biscayne, the evening before Miami International Boat Show. Available immediately, the M6 line features a variety of full-range speakers, subwoofers and tower speakers that offer a compelling combination of style, performance and durability…

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Siren Marine: Introducing the Connected Boat Platform

We are excited to officially announce the Connected Boat Platform. Our mission has always been to deliver the modern boating experience but now OEMs are able to enhance every aspect of the boating experience – through app connectivity in the palm of your customer’s hand. Everything in our world is connected… except your boat. As customers connect every aspect of their lives, we know connectivity is vital to the marine industry…

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Winter boat, with help from Victron, Maretron, and FloatHub

Ben Stein is already in Miami working as an Innovations Award judge and I look forward to his reporting as I man the news desk here in Maine. Today, though, I’ll discuss some of the monitoring tools helping to keep Gizmo safe in winter conditions like the easterly gale that blew about ten inches of snow onto Camden last night…

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Dockmate Announces Next-Generation Wireless Docking System

Dockmate, manufacturer of advanced wireless remote controls for yachts, announced today enhanced functionality for its state-of-the art Dockmate solution. Greatly expanding the capability and compatibility of its wireless remote-control system, Dockmate now supports an unparalleled number of accessories and offers an unprecedented level of customization…

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mazu Announces ROFFS Analyses Digitized and Overlaid Directly Onto SportFishing App

Mazu, a leading marine technology and satellite communications brand and ROFFS (Roffer’s Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service), a scientific consulting company, announced today they have entered a partnership. Now with the free mazu SportFishing app, anglers can view and download their ROFFS fishing forecast hot spots while offshore…

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E-Tech electric boat motors, used and distributed by Maine Cat

When the Maine Cat MC 38 came out in 2016, the lightweight, low drag 38 design seemed perfect for ever-improving electric propulsion. So I’ve followed closely as builder/designer Dick Vermeulen pursued an electric solution, and there are now two interesting stories in progress:  Maine Cat recently became the E-Tech distributor for North America and several MC 38 LS-E sailing cats will launch this spring with E-Tech outboards, hydro generation included.

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Raymarine and Mercury’s preview of semi-autonomous docking assist

For many of us docking maneuvers are the most stressful part of boating. So engine manufacturers, electronics companies and boat builders have introduced systems like integrated joystick control and dynamic positioning to make the task easier. Last Friday I got hand’s on with a new technology from Raymarine and Mercury Marine that takes docking assistance to a new level. They call it Virtual Bumper and I can attest that it lets you dock like a pro, even if you’re not.