The winner of the BMEA Newly Certificated Technician of the Year” was Ashley Maginnis of A Maginnis Electrics. Asked about his background, Ashley said, ‘I am from Annalong, a small Co.Down fishing village and 6 miles from Kilkeel which had the largest trawler fleet in Ireland. I served my time as an electrician but shortly after qualifying I was made redundant. I then worked on the trawlers for a number of years before returning to electrical work in the early 1990s.
Digital Yacht have expanded their range of AIS products with the world’s first, fully self contained, Smart AIS antenna. The SmarterTrack ANT200 incorporates a highly sensitive dual channel AIS receiver into a waterproof antenna housing no bigger than a traditional GPS antenna. Simply connect the power and interface connections to any compatible AIS plotter (such as those from Raymarine, Standard Horizon, Garmin, Furuno, Lowrance etc) and you’ll be presented with an overlay of AIS targets directly onto your plotter screen. All commercial ships over 300 GRT have a mandatory requirement to carry a Class A transponder – sending and receiving AIS data which includes position, identity and course information. Leisure users can also opt for a more simplified Class B transponder if they wish to transmit as well as receive their position information. The SmarterTrack ANT200 will decode both types of transmission
Raymarine has supplied essential navigation, communication and safety equipment for Geoff Holt’s Atlantic Challenge. The first disabled person to sail single-handed around Great Britain in 2007, quadriplegic yachtsman Geoff Holt is now embarking on the yacht Impossible Dream with the intention to sail the yacht single-handed across the Atlantic, accompanied by his carer, and a camera man.
Raymarine will be showcasing a range of new products on Stand G088 at the PSP Southampton Boat Show. The ST70 Plus is Raymarine‘s latest generation of instrument and pilot display systems. With large, high visibility LCD’s, ST70 Plus offers a new way of displaying and managing data, and is the perfect partner for Raymarine’s multifunction display systems.
Raymarine‘s new generation of instrument and pilot display systems, designed for sail and powerboats over 12m (40 feet), is now available. The ST70+ offers a new way of displaying and managing data, with a large 164 mm (6.5 inch) fully waterproof high-definition colour LCD display. The wide angle display is fully customisable, offering users the choice of 17 different configurations, with full analogue or digital screen views, or 6-window split screen options to combine digital and analogue presentations.
Raymarine has previewed its new C Series Widescreen displays at the Excel London Boat Show, attracting a massive amount of interest from press and visitors alike. Andy Davies, Raymarine’s UK Sales Manager says, “This is the very first time the new C Series Widescreen has been on show, and it really has been creating a stir. The feedback is that it offers everything boat owners are looking for.”
Raymarine has announced that the company has sold its 1000th G Series system at METS. Azimut, Ferretti and Uniesse are amongst boat manufacturers that have recently confirmed orders, taking total sales of the company’s top of the range multifunction display system to over 1000 since its launch in Autumn ‘07.