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Triton Today survey: Does your boat have iPad technology onboard?

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The Triton Today checked in with crew to find out if their boats use iPad technology. More and more vessels are using the devices for convenience. iPads control televisions, stereos, closing the blinds and more. PHOTOS BY SUZETTE COOK and LUCY REED

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One thought on “Triton Today survey: Does your boat have iPad technology onboard?

  1. Steve Green

    This iPad/Octoplex/NavVision control automation is going to become the norm. Visit the new Viking Sportfish at the show if your not familiar with these systems. iPads can control the AV systems or be used for navigation or even driving the vessel. I saw a program with an Apple Watch being used to control a ZF shift system and the autopilot.

    I find it “creepy” that our living/working space (who knows our cabins) can be monitored by anyone from anywhere with an internet connection.

    How much privacy should crew be allowed vs the “right” of the owners to know what’s happening to their multi-zillion dollar gold plated floating ego extension. Were already getting calls wondering why we are on the intercostal when it’s calm off-shore (according to weather underground but it’s 5-8 with a 5 second period on the beam) via AIS. Now ever detail of operation will be accessible to the owner of every area of the boat.

    Should this iPad automation be in the crew mess?

    Curious what other crew think of this invasion of our privacy? Or do we sign away privacy now days? It’s been said that crewing a boat is like being in jail with the ability to sink.

    In a short time there will be robot crew that work 24/7 with no days off.

    No, wait, those already exist on most charter boats.

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