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Radios & Communication devices

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Icom is a global leader in the communications industry that pride themselves on their products that are renowned for their high quality, innovation, reliability and design. With over 50 years’ experience, Icom ensures that their products are delivered with excellence in design and technical ability.

 

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Lets talk nerves

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You've scanned and scrutinised all of the bareboat charter yacht companies and have narrowed your selection down to two companies, four boats. So how do you make your decision to part with your hard earned cash, and have the holiday of a lifetime?  All boats have the same sleeping capability, some beds are slightly longer or wider than an other. Two boats are catamarans, two are monohulls. One couple likes to sail and lean, the other prefers the stability of a catamaran. But there is the one crew member onboard that you may not realise is coming until they are...

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Virtual crew member - Yacht Sentinel

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Yacht Sentinel is a boat monitoring system. Or, virtual crew member. Yacht Sentinel, started off as a simple GPS location tracker. Since then they have added a range of wireless sensors and alarms. And also installed Intel’s renowned technology, who is partnering with YS6 – effectively the first marine Internet of Things (IoT). So now it’s grown into a fully functional remote boat monitoring system. We like to think of it as your virtual crew member, keeping an eye on your boat 24/7, so you don’t have to worry. And judging from the consistently good feedback and testimonials from our customers,...

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How to choose a chartplotter that suits you

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So you're looking at upgrading an existing chartplotter? These days, technology has progressed in leaps and bounds to the point that they are now referred to as multifunction displays (MFD). These devices will accept and display many inputs and are very versatile compared to their older brethren. We generally ask customers what sort of system they currently have on their vessel as we like to use the KISS philosophy. We don't recommend hybrid systems with multiple brands as integration can be a challenging proposition. Brands will generally make their newer devices backwards compatible with their older systems but generational technology...

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