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Simrad GPS Gains Wheel Mark Approval

Aimed at all sizes of commercial, fishing and coastal vessels Simrad’s GN33 is the first GPS Navigator with built-in chartplotter to gain the coveted Wheel Mark approval granted by BSH in Hamburg Germany. The GN33 is the successor to the stalwart Wheel Mark approved GN30 DGPS. The new GN33 offers a whole new set of functions; not least the Chartplotter feature which is set to satisfy the increasing demand for approved GPS Navigators on small and medium size vessels. Simrad has added a brand new feature to the GN33 to meet recent IMO legislation that requires the inclusion of Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring (RAIM) on Wheelmark approved GPS units. RAIM improves the reliability of GPS information by indicating offsets generated from faulty satellite data. Simrad GN33 uses the RAIM technology beyond the standard requirement to exclude faulty satellites and maintain maximum accuracy by using only healthy satellite data. The GN33 GPS ChartNavigator is available now in both black & white and color versions.


NV Charts Debuts New Northeast Regional Chart

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One of the most popular boating and cruising areas on the U.S. East Coast, the region from Long Island, New York to Nantucket, is now available in improved format and readability from NV Charts. Region 3.1: Rhode Island to Nantucket Sound, including the waters from Watch Hill, R.I. to Chatham, Mass., on the lower end of Cape Cod, includes Nantucket, the Elizabeth Islands and Buzzard’s Bay, Block Island, Block Island Sound and all of Narragansett Bay.


Raymarine Announces New Team

Raymarine has announced a new global marketing communications team that will provide full worldwide PR coverage and PR support for Raymarine's international network of distributors. The announcement was made by Fiona Pankhurst, global marketing communications manager for Raymarine, Ltd. in Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Pankhurst, who joined the company earlier this year, appointed two of the marine industry's leading PR agencies to handle its communication efforts


Simrad Standard fit on Scand Boats

Simrad has been chosen by Scand Boats in Norway, for the supply of its new CP31 chartplotter as standard fit on all newbuilds for 2005 and 2006. This amounts to a total of at least 240 boats for the period. "Simrad's ability to adopt to our particular needs as a boatbuilder combined with the added value that the equipment will bring to our boats were key factors in choosing the CP31 as standard for the next two years," says Tor Egil Baardsen, owner and manager of Scand Boats.


Fugawi X-Traverse Compatible with the iPad

Software manufacturer Northport Systems Inc. announced that its Fugawi X-Traverse online map collection is now compatible with the iNavX Version 3 app for the Apple iPad. The new Fugawi X-Traverse functionality offers boaters and outdoor enthusiasts the power of a mobile color chartplotter at a fraction of the cost. Guaranteeing the most-up-to-date cartography available, Fugawi X-Traverse iPad support provides users with fast, high-detail chart viewing on the brilliant, 9


RIBCRAFT Delivers Patrol Boats to NJ Fish & Wildlife

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RIBCRAFT, the United States manufacturer of professional grade rigid inflatable boats for law enforcement, safety professionals, and military agencies announced today the delivery a fleet of RIBCRAFT 6.8’s to the state of New Jersey. The 22’5” 6.8’s will be used by New Jersey Fish & Wildlife Officers for law enforcement duties, patrols, and vessel inspections. A versatile boat equipped for long days on the water, the fleet provides the handling, performance


nv charts Debuts New Cuba Southwest, Puerto Rico Chart Sets

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nv charts announced the release of their new chart set for Region 10.3 Cuba Southwest, covering the southwestern coast of Cuba. This new, updated, meticulously surveyed chart set has been much anticipated by sailors in the Caribbean who have wanted to visit the southwestern coastal area but have been reluctant due to the unavailability of reliable charts. Region 10.3 sets, as well as nv charts’ new 2014 edition of Reg. 11


Northport Systems Upgrades Navigation Softwre

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Software developer Northport Systems Inc. has announced the latest enhancement to its innovative Fugawi Marine 5 marine navigation software, Theyr Weather. Fugawi Marine 5 allows for simple download, management, and display of high-resolution weather data from the X-Traverse web service, eliminating the need to sift through low quality GRIB files from multiple, hard-to-find sources. Whether planning a multiday journey or trying to spot the biggest wave


Virtual AIS Beacon in San Fransisco Bay Demo

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Vesper Marine announce successful completion of the demonstration of its Virtual AIS Beacon Technology to a who’s who of California-based professional and port authority organizations. A proven technology currently being used in applications around the globe, the Vesper Virtual AIS Beacon delivers a proactive electronic marker of dangerous visible and invisible hazards such as bridges, piers, rock outcrops, and reefs, as well as any underwater fixed or moving hazards such as sandbars


New Vessel AIS Trasceiver by Koden

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Koden introduce its new Automatic Identification System (AIS) transceiver, combining AIS transponder unit with hi-contrast LCD display New for 2012, Koden has introduced the KAT-100 Class A Automatic Identification System (AIS) transceiver, combining an AIS transponder unit with a high-contrast LCD display featuring rotary control knobs for quick data selection and entry via the keypad. Koden say its new IMO Wheelmarked KAT-100 Class A AIS is an ideal solution for SOLAS and sub-SOLAS class


Nv Charts Launches New ‘Virtual Chart Shop’ Web Site

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Nv Charts announced the launch of nvcharts.com, a new interactive web site and e-commerce site for all of the company’s charting and navigation products, customer service, and all things Nv. The new website features an improved homepage design, cleaner layout of page content


NV Charts Release Free Mobile Navigation App

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Motor boaters, sailors, and cruisers who want to ride the cutting‐edge crest of navigation with mobile devices can now take advantage of NV charts App, a new, simple‐to‐use free app now available from NV charts, a global leader in highly accurate, detailed maritime chart products.


Cartography Enhanced for North American Boaters

Jeppesen release latest details of C-MAP & C-MAP 4D cartography for recreational boaters Jeppesen has announced the Spring 2012 Release of its popular C-MAP MAX and C-MAP 4D cartography, bringing a variety of significant enhancements and exclusive new data to recreational boaters across


Koden Introduces Black Box Radar

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MDC-2500BB Series black box radar provides advanced performance with display flexibility.   Professional Grade Features and Functionality Designed For Large Yachts, Workboats and Commercial Fishing Vessels With Owner-Supplied Displays


SeaArk Delivers Survey Boats to Corps of Engineers

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SeaArk Marine, Inc. recently delivered two 2610 survey boats to the Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District.  The vessels are assigned to Pleasant Valley, Iowa and Lock and Dam 18 in Gladstone, Ill.   The vessels are powered by twin Mercury Optimax


Simrad Yachting Receives NMEA Awards

Simrad Yachting, a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems, announced that its innovative NSE multifunction display and professional-grade autopilot systems received multiple awards at the 2010 National Marine


BCGP Delivers Seven RIBs to Fla. Fish & Wildlife

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Brunswick Commercial and Government Products (BCGP) recently delivered a fleet of seven Impact rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIBs) to the state of Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The group of RHIBs is a mix of 750, 850 and 1000 Impacts, ranging in size from 24 ft


Simrad-Yachting NSE Series Chartplotter Systems

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Simrad-Yachting announced the NSE series of multifunction marine electronic displays. The most integrated Simrad-branded system ever developed, the fully-networkable NSE is a powerful GPS Chartplotter with embedded cartography for out-of-the-box functionality.


Damen Choose Ultrajet & Jetmaster

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Damen Shipyards Gorinchem has completed a new high speed craft which is available in two options - the Damen Stan Patrol 1204 and the Damen Fast Crew Supplier 1204.  This craft replaces the Damen AluCat 1104 and the 1204. The Damen Stan Patrol is built in both aluminium and GRP and has


Seacraft Delivers 140-ft. Aluminum Crewboat

Seacraft Shipyard Corporation of Amelia, La., delivered M/V Contender, a 140-ft. aluminum oilfield crewboat. M/V Contender represents the new generation of aluminum oilfield crewboat, designed and built to transport and support the oilfield industry in the Gulf of Mexico


Simrad Radar and VHF Chosen for Coast Guard Patrol Boats

Simrad has been selected to supply radar and VHF communications equipment to 100 patrol boats currently in production for the Yemen Coast Guard. Delivery and installation of the CR44 radar and RD68 dVHF radios for the first 25 boats is underway


Vessels: Safe/Sea Gets Twin Diesel Jet RIB From Almar

Safe/Sea upgraded its fleet of rescue vessels with an Almar Boat-built 33 x 12-ft. rigid hull inflatable boat (RIB). This vessel will be the seventh that Almar has built for Safe/Sea, and will boast a 28-in. diameter inflation tube, as well as a custom built


RIB Report: Manufacturers Review

Sturdy Hulls Go Nearly Anywhere AB Inflatables offers its Profile line of aluminum hull RIBs. The rugged, 3.28-mil hulls are lighter than comparable fiberglass hulls and are perfectly suited for operating in lakes and rivers or along rocky coastlines


RIB Directory

AB Inflatables Phone: 845-368-3798 info@abinflatables.com www.abinflatables.com With the deepest V available, the Oceanus 8.50VST from AB Inflatables is a rugged craft providing a safe, comfortable ride for several hours.The extra-deep V hull and non-submerged tubes provide the boat


Simrad Launches New Series

Simrad has launched a new range of Chartplotters, Echosounders, ChartSounders and Multifunction Radars. The xx 44/54 series offers enough power and speed to cater for the needs of larger and high speed vessels, and comes with a host of advanced features as standard.


 
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