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B&G Vulcan Chartplotter Family Gets Bigger

a large touchscreen chartplotter for coastal cruising and club racing sailboats, that provides sailors with incredible value

B&G has introduced the new Vulcan 9 sailing chartplotter – a large touchscreen chartplotter for coastal cruising and club racing sailboats, that provides sailors with incredible value. The new 9-inch chartplotter delivers innovative sailing functionality controlled through a bright intuitive multi-touch screen and easy to use menu structure that makes setting courses, reading wind speed[1] and direction, depth[2], bearings and a host of other sailing functions, simple and intuitive to access and understand.

Lowrance Renews Insight Genesis College Cup

Lowrance Renews Insight Genesis College Cup

Lowrance®, a world-leading brand in fishing electronics since 1957— announced today the renewal of its Insight Genesis™ College Cup. In its second year, the 2015 College Cup kicks off January 1st and continuesthrough December 31, 2015.Anglers registered with Bassmaster Collegiate Series or FLW College Fishing are eligible for the competition. Contestantscan win monthly prizes – including HDS-12, HDS-9 and HDS-7 Gen2 Touch fishfinder/chartplotter models --- simply bycapturing and uploadingthe most acres of sonar recordings to the online Insight Genesis map-creation tool.

Lowrance Debuts Elite Ti Series Fishfinder/Chartplotters

Lowrance Elite Ti Series FishfinderChartplotters

Lowrance, a world-leading brand in fishing electronics since 1957, announced today the release of a new, premium Elite Ti standalone series of fishfinder/chartplotters. The Lowrance Elite-5 and Elite-7 Ti touchscreen fishfinder/chartplotters offer anglers high-performance at an incredible value. With an easy-to-use touchscreen interface, Bluetooth and wireless connectivity, proven Lowrance navigation technology and high-performance sonar – including CHIRP sonar, StructureScan HD and DownScan Imaging – the Elite Ti Series is a robust…

Simrad GPS Gains Wheel Mark Approval

coveted Wheel Mark approval granted by BSH in Hamburg Germany. The GN33 is the successor to the stalwart Wheel Mark approved GN30 DGPS. approved GPS Navigators on small and medium size vessels. Monitoring (RAIM) on Wheelmark approved GPS units. satellite data. using only healthy satellite data. color versions.

B&G Software Upgrade for Zeus2 and Vulcan Chartplotter

Zeus² is an easy to use, ultra-responsive, multi-touch chartplotter packed with Award Winning sailing features Photo B&G

B&G, the world’s leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist has upgraded its latest software for the full range of Zeus2 and Vulcan chartplotters. The new software upgrade enhances B&G chartplotters, allowing users to wirelessly download high-resolution weather information using PredictWind* GRIB files to store meteorological forecasts. This new functionality helps in trip planning or developing strategy for top-level competition. PredictWind is recognized as the leading global supplier of weather data for inshore and offshore sailing…

Vesper Marine Debuts New AIS Transponder

XB-6000 (Image: Vesper Marine)

Marine safety products manufacturer Vesper Marine has released a new Class B Automatic Identification System (AIS), the XB-6000. The black box transponder includes a built-in NMEA 2000 gateway and GPS antenna that integrates AIS, GPS and NMEA instrument data to display vital safety information on any AIS-compatible chartplotter, multifunction display (MFD) or personal computer. The Vesper Marine XB-6000 offers convenient access to AIS safety information instantaneously while on the water.

Navionics Debuts SonarCharts

Sonar Chart

Navionics, the leader in location-based content for the recreational boating and outdoor markets, announced today the release of a new SonarCharts chart card for use with several Garmin GPS chartplotters. Featuring extraordinary bottom contour detail of up to 1 foot in the US and Canada, the new version of SonarCharts HD bathymetry map for use with several Garmin GPS chartplotters offers the most detail available anywhere, and is great for increasing awareness of shallow waters and locating fishing areas at any depth level.

New Bahamas Northwest Chart Set Upgrade

nv charts announces the release of its newly updated chart set for Region 9.1, Bahamas Northwest, including Bimini and Berry Islands, Nassau to Abaco, and Grand Bahama, for 2015/2016 in paper and digital format. The chart set includes a CD of digital charts, including free navigation software, plus the free nv charts Mobile App for iOS and Android mobile devices, for real-time navigation with tablet devices. The App includes free digital updates for this chart set for 2015/2016. Nv charts are relied on for accuracy and dependability by recreational boaters, professional mariners, and the U.S.

GoFree Debuts Lake Insight & Nautic Insight Cartography

Greatly improved for 2015, Lake Insight® and Nautic Insight® cartography packages are each available in three versions PRO, HD East and HD West.

GoFree – the provider of digital content and services, and part of the Navico family of marine electronics brands including Lowrance, Simrad Yachting and B&G – announced today the release of six updated mapping products for use in both inland and coastal U.S. waters. Greatly improved for 2015, Lake Insight® and Nautic Insight® cartography packages are each available in three versions: PRO, HD East and HD West. Delivering high-quality maps for the lower 48 United States including the Great Lakes…

Navionics charts in iNavX In-App Chart Store Available

Fugawi and Navionics make available Navionics charts in the iNavX In-App Chart Store Photo INAVX

iNavX, the benchmark marine navigation mobile application, announced today, in partnership with Fugawi and Navionics, the availability of Navionics charts in the iNavX In-App Chart Store. This is a first for the industry, and iNavX is the only independent marine navigation app to offer Navionics charts to its users. “When it comes to crucial navigation information, boaters’ decisions about what apps, electronics and charts they use can be as varied and personal as the foul weather gear they wear to keep them dry,” said Shaun Steingold, CEO, NavX Studios.

Lowrance Support for Power-Pole Shallow Water Anchors

HDS Gen3 System Control Panel

Lowrance announced the upcoming software update for the HDS Gen3 fishfinder/chartplotter series — enabling wireless compatibility with the complete line of C-Monster compatible Power-Pole products. These efficient hydraulic anchors and all-electric Micro Anchor products quickly and quietly anchor fishing boats and kayaks in shallow-water situations. A simple touchscreen control on the Lowrance High Definition System (HDS) Gen3 display allows anglers to wirelessly engage the anchor — saving anglers additional steps and minutes, so they can focus on fishing.

Fugawi Aboard Combines US, Canada Raster Charts

Fugawi Aboard

Fugawi Aboard, a newly launched product from Northport Systems Inc., combines U.S. and Canadian raster charts, based on National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) nautical charts, into quilted regions for use on compatible chartplotters. Fugawi Aboard combines more than 2,000 NOAA and 600 CHS raster navigation charts on one quilted product. Packed with coastline detail for the entire United States and Canada, Fugawi Aboard delivers the look and feel of vector charts with the unmatched detail and familiarity of paper charts.

NV Charts Debuts New Northeast Regional Chart

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. The nv charts Region 3.1 set is provided in paper and digital format for sailors…

Navionics SonarChart Compatible With Sounder

Real-Time Chart Generation Tool Expands List of Compatible Plotters and Sounders to Allow All Boaters to Wirelessly Monitor Improvements to Charts as they Occur

Navionics, the leader in content and location-based services for the recreational boating and outdoor markets, announced today the latest details of its award-winning SonarChart Live. Now offering compatibility with Raymarine Dragonfly PRO and Wi-Fish systems, boaters can connect GPS chartplotters, sounders and fishfinders with their mobile devices using Wi-Fi to view an HD bathymetry map in real time while navigating. Raymarine Dragonfly PRO and Wi-Fish users can also take advantage of the unique split-screen view within the Navionics Boating app…

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. The UK-based ADPR Ltd., and the Scottsdale, Arizona-based Walker Agency will be working jointly on a new global PR campaign. The campaign will begin with the launch of the new ST290 instrument system at the Southampton Boat Show in the UK followed by the US introduction at the US Sailboat Show in Annapolis.

Simrad Standard fit on Scand Boats

CP31 chartplotter as standard fit on all newbuilds for 2005 and 2006. amounts to a total of at least 240 boats for the period. says Tor Egil Baardsen, owner and manager of Scand Boats. quality motorboats in Norway. compact but powerful navigation provided by the CP31. Alf Oddvar Teige, Simrad`s Key Account Manger of OEM`s in Norway.

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, 9.7-inch, 1024 x 748 pixel iPad screen, integral Global Positioning System (GPS) capabilities, and seamless multi-touch scrolling and zooming of chart detail. iNavX also provides support for AIS and NMEA instrument integration. www.fugawi.com www.x-traverse.com

RIBCRAFT Delivers Patrol Boats to NJ Fish & Wildlife

Ribcraft 6.8 in action.

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, and protection needed for patrolling the vast waterways throughout the state.

nv charts Debuts New Cuba Southwest, Puerto Rico Chart Sets

Photo: nv charts

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. 11.1, Puerto Rico, will be available at the nv charts booth at the U.S. Powerboat Show in Annapolis, MD., October 3 – 6, in Tent C, booth C31; and at the U.S.

Northport Systems Upgrades Navigation Softwre

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, Theyr’s GRIB data keeps boaters informed of the weather conditions most relevant to their on-the-water excursions.

New Functionality in WatchMate Vision

WatchMate Vision

Vesper Marine has announced updates to its WatchMate Vision and XB-8000 product lines. Now, in addition to transmitting and receiving position, course, speed and vessel details for collision avoidance, both devices feature high-speed 5Hz GPS receivers making them the first Class B AIS transponders that can be used as a primary positioning sources for any chartplotter, multifunction display (MFD), autopilot or instrument display on an NMEA 2000 network. Vesper and its XB-8000 and WatchMate Vision now provide the option to enable high-speed GPS navigation computations.

Vesper Marine Upgrades Watchmate

AIS Transponder

Marine Safety Leader Releases Industry’s  Vesper Marine First AIS Devices With Built-in High Speed GPS Auckland, New Zealand – Vesper Marine, a leading manufacturer of innovative marine safety products, announced today powerful updates to its award-winning WatchMate Vision and XB-8000 product lines. Now, in addition to transmitting and receiving position, course, speed and vessel details for collision avoidance, both devices feature high-speed 5Hz GPS receivers making them the first Class B AIS transponders that can be used as a primary positioning sources for any chartplotter…

iNavX Debuts IN-APP Charts, Maps Purchase Capability

iNavX and Fugawi Partner to Deliver Largest Set of Marine NavigationCharts, Maps and Weather Forecasts Directly Through App

iNavX, the benchmark marine navigation mobile application, in partnership with Fugawi X-Traverse, today launched its chart and map in-app purchase program. Now enabled with one-touch purchase and download, iNavX gives boaters the most streamlined access to the broadest set of marine charts and maps from multiple providers. iNavX users will gain intuitive download capabilities for all of their favorite chartsand navigation data such as Navionics’ worldwide chart catalog, Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) charts…

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