2008

Merlin launches Powerbank – an all encompassing solution for Marine Battery Management

June 13, 2008
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Until now, boat builders have usually had to rely on fitting three or four separate electrical and electronic modules (often from separate suppliers) to create their “battery management” solution. Alternatively, they have had to devote a huge amount of resources, time and money to develop their own bespoke systems, which inevitably end up requiring partial redesign when a new boat comes along!

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NEW! IC-GM651 MED GMDSS Class A VHF/DSC Marine Transceiver

June 13, 2008
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Icom is pleased to launch a new VHF/DSC marine transceiver to its ever-growing commercial line up. The new IC-GM651 is designed for Class A DSC operation and provides a complete GMDSS VHF communication system as required for Commercial SOLAS regulated vessels engaging in international voyages. The radio also meets MED 96/98/EC, “wheel mark” approval for European merchant ships.

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Raymarine donates ‘Spirit of the Event’ Trophy for 2008 Round Britain Offshore Power Boat Race

June 13, 2008
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With 48 boats in eight different classes from 7.5 to 13 metres (24-45 feet), eight legs covering some 1,424 nautical miles around Britain, and around 200 people taking part, there will be plenty of opportunities to be nominated as the recipient of the new Raymarine ‘Sprit of the Event’ Trophy to be awarded for the first time in the 2008 Round Britain Offshore Power Boat Race.

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GEE races Round Britain with Raymarine

June 13, 2008
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Complete refit of historic racing powerboat includes integrated navigation, communications and safety equipment installation

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New 3-in-1 Gimballed rate compass from B&G

June 13, 2008
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The new Gimballed Rate Compass (GRC) from B&G offers for the first time a competitively priced solution to the problem of eliminating the effects of heel and pitch from the compass read-out.

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Raymarine offers choice of satellite television antenna for vessels of all sizes

May 16, 2008
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Many boat owners think that satellite TV is only for the big boats, but now thanks to Raymarine’s 37STV, there’s a compact dome suitable for vessels down to (6.4m) 25 feet.

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IPOD and MP3 Interfaces save Onboard Storage

April 29, 2008
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Marine AV offers a number of solutions to connect an iPod or MP3 player to a boat’s audio-visual entertainment system

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Helm Mounting For Electronic Equipment

April 29, 2008
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Physically mounting your latest electronic wizardry at the helm can be challenging, and that’s why Marine Electronic Services Ltd has launched a new range of waterproof electronic equipment housings appropriately named MarinePod. The range is designed to fit both Whitlock and Edson’s steering gear, so suits 9.5” and 12” wide rail systems.

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Navico announces change in brand strategy

April 13, 2008
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Marine electronics company combines Navman and Northstar brands under Northstar name

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Garmin Extends Product Warranties to Two Years

April 13, 2008
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Garmin has recently announced the extension of its warranty policy to two years in the UK.

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