Category: The Trade

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Information display and Ship Control, hands on with next generation boat management interfaces

Controlling the multitude of systems on modern boats can be complex and many modern boaters expect the same level of automation and convenience they find in their cars.   It’s clear the industry has realized this and is working hard to develop systems that make controlling your boat simpler and more intuitive.  I had the opportunity to try out two such systems at the Miami International Boat Show…

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Carling Technologies Completes Consolidation Of Maretron

Carling Technologies, a world-class manufacturer of switching, control and circuit protection products announces the complete consolidation of the Maretron brand into the Carling Technologies portfolio of marine electronics products. “By drawing upon Carling’s ninety-nine years of design and manufacturing experience, the acquisition adds strength to Maretron, a brand that is synonymous with the highest quality marine vessel monitoring and control solutions…

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Innovative electronics like Navico ID hardly mentioned, a new paradigm?

What is arguably the most innovative electronics system in recent times debuted at the Miami boat show and very few people noticed! I’m talking specifically about the Navico Information Display that was purportedly integrated into the dashboards of some 14 new boats around the show, but…

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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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Boston Whaler and Mercury Marine are Marine Industry’s First to Demonstrate Raymarine DockSense for Outboard Propulsion

Today Boston Whaler, the leading manufacturer of unsinkable family fishing boats and Mercury Marine, the world’s leading manufacturer of recreational marine propulsion engines, are the first to demonstrate the Raymarine DockSense assisted docking system on an outboard-powered Boston Whaler vessel at Mercury’s Lake X testing facility…

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Two Bens, One great Panbo

Except for the possible name confusion, I’m very pleased to report that Ben Stein has become Panbo’s new Publisher while I get to focus entirely on the Edit side.  As you may know, “new Ben” has been serving as a Contributing Editor since January, we walked the Miami Show together, and it was “Ben S” who spearheaded the Panbo website rebuild that went live in late March. We’ve been working together closely…

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Garmin’s ActiveCaptain marine business plan looks good, plus Eartha

On Tuesday I met with some of the ActiveCaptain Community team, and the key news is that Garmin recently contacted marine businesses to explain the three-tier business “ownership” and advertising plan they intend to roll out in late August. I think it’s brilliant (and so is the world’s largest revolving globe).