Nov 13, 2018

Garmin and Yacht ControllerYacht Controller, a company known for providing “innovative technology for the marine industry”, announced during the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, the integration of the Yacht Controller information and control panel on compatible Garmin multifunction displays (MFDs) with OneHelm™ functionality. This integration allows Yacht Controller and Garmin users to take advantage of the Garmin display for accessing the Yacht Controller panel during their maneuvers, thereby having a vivid color visual and easy method to see the system without the need for another dedicated Yacht Controller screen on their boat.

Gerald Berton, President of Yacht Controller, stated that this strategic alliance provides the opportunity for Yacht Controller and Garmin customers to take advantage of combining both companies’ advanced technologies within the Garmin screen to improve their boating pleasure, safety, and experience.

Michael Range from Garmin said that working together with a proven advanced technology brand such as Yacht Controller and incorporating it into the Garmin OneHelm solution will provide customers the opportunity to easily see and control multiple functions via Garmin’s intuitive high-resolution HD touchscreen displays and its high-performance processor provides a superior user experience. 

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The Importance of a Sea Trial

 

Sea TrialI am frequently asked if I think it's important that a marine surveyor attend a Sea Trial when one of our clients is buying a used boat. In very simple terms, not including your marine surveyor on a Sea Trial is a failure to complete the full marine survey. Many buyers believe they are obtaining a marine survey in order to make sure they can get insurance on the vessel they are buying.

Once the buyers receive their marine survey reports however, most realize that the surveyor sees deeper into the condition of the vessel. Often, the surveyor finds a number of items that that the prospective buyer has overlooked. 

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VERATRON DEBUTS SMALLEST N2K GNSS ANTENNA

Veratron N2K GNSS AntennaAt a mere 2.4" in diameter, the Veratron GO is the smallest NMEA 2000® certified GNSS antenna on the market. Truly plug-and-play, the high-performance integrated GPS, GLONASS and Galileo receiver is available in two navigation models and a Bluetooth version for monitoring onboard networked systems.


Starting off the series is Veratron GO GPS, the satellite-only version. Alternately, Veratron GO Data offers a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) gateway that enables users to monitor engine, battery, navigation and other vessel performance data on Veratron's new NavDash mobile app.

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James NeophytouJames was first introduced into boating in 1980, in the town of Port Severn. Almost immediately he developed a passion for boating and purchased his first boat, a 15’ Kodiak with a 50hp Johnson.

It wasn’t long before James got the ‘itch’ to move to a bigger boat. He and his family spent several years cruising the beautiful waters of Georgian Bay in their 23 Reinell. Unfortunately, a busy work schedule forced James to take a break from boat ownership. He knew though, that one day he’d return.  

 

 

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