Aug 22, 2017

SIMRADThe Simrad® GO9 display was recognized at the West Marine Very Important Vendor (VIV) Awards presented at this year’s 2017 VIV Conference. The chartplotter was selected as the Best New Product of the Year, and Navico – parent company to the Simrad brand of marine electronics – was selected for driving Best Store Support.

The Simrad GO9 XSE chartplotter is the latest addition to the popular GO Series of multi-touch displays. Packed full of features, it has easy-to-use, touchscreen controls that smartphone and tablet users will instantly find familiar. Boaters can view charts, add waypoints and see key information on a large 9-inch widescreen display.

Matched with the TotalScan™ transducer, GO9 delivers a complete underwater view for anglers, including fish-finding CHIRP Sonar and StructureScan® HD for lifelike side-scanning images of fish-holding structure, as well as revealing detail directly beneath the boat with DownScan Imaging™.

Additionally, the GO9 XSE is fully compatible with award-winning Simrad Broadband 3G/4G™ Radar systems, SiriusXM® weather/radio (U.S. Only) and features an internal 10 Hz GPS receiver. Boaters also benefit from the fully networkable GO9 display that provides autopilot integration for precision control, engine data monitoring, full audio entertainment connectivity with SonicHub®2, built-in wireless connectivity, and the powerful SimradTripIntel™ trip computer.

With more than 250 stores located in 38 states and Puerto Rico and an eCommerce website reaching domestic, international and professional customers, West Marine is recognized as a leading Waterlife Outfitter for cruisers, sailors, anglers and paddlesports enthusiasts. West Marine is headquartered in Watsonville, California.

For more information on Simradin Canada visit www.simrad-yachting.com

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Hourston Glascraft at Port Hardy Government DockThe world’s oldest continuously operating fibreglass boatbuilding company is Hourston Glascraft in North Vancouver. 

Charles ‘Chuck’ Hourston was born in Vancouver, BC in 1923. He attended Vancouver Technical School before serving in the Canadian Army during the Second World War. He was an avid hockey player and played for the Army. After the War, in 1948, he worked for Hamish Davidson (Davidson Manufacturing Ltd.) building Sabot sailboats. Davidson experimented early with the new technology of fibreglass in boat construction, and Hourston taught himself the art of building hulls with this material. His first boat was a dinghy.

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