Technology

New life preserver size of soda can

Life-preserver manufacturer OneUp, based in the Canary Islands, has introduced a portable new flotation device 20 times smaller than standard life preservers. The OneUp is a lightweight tube shaped like…

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GPDock builds app for marina slip reservations

GPDock, a community-based online reservation system recently launched at the Miami boat show, is designed to make the process of reserving a marina slip easier for boaters and marinas. GPDock…

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New 4G SIM offers low-cost, unlimited data

Palma-based E3 Systems, a global megayacht communications provider, now offers a 4G data SIM with unlimited usage in more than 40 countries across Europe and in the French Caribbean. The…

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New app operates gangway via phone

Besenzoni, a Bergamo, Italy-based manufacturer of hydraulic platforms and other boat products, has come up with an app for operating gangways via a cellphone or tablet, according to a company…

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Navpilot 300 offers ‘point and shoot’ steering

Furuno’s Navpilot series of marine autopilots uses “self-learning” algorithms to gather data and adapt to a boat’s handling, resulting in quicker and more precise functioning. The new Navpilot 300 takes…

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Brownie’s developing new tankless dive system

South Florida’s Brownie’s Marine Group is working on a new brand of tankless dive systems called bLU3. The bLU3 brand will be headed by Blake Carmichael, son of BMG founder/CEO…

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Mazu teams with Navionics

Mazu/Skymate, a technology company based in Reston, Virginia, has added Navionics charts to its Mazu iPad app, according to a company statement. The app acts as a user interface with…

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Sun Power named Cox Powertrain distributor

Sun Power Diesel, based in Dania Beach, Florida, is now a U.S. distributor of the CXO300 diesel outboard engine — a high-power, low-weight, single-fuel engine developed by British diesel engine…

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Lumiron offers wireless light dimmer

Miami-based Lumiron has introduced a wireless system for dimming, as well as turning on and off, any LED lights that work at 12V, 24V or 36V DC, according to a…

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Hot trip on the Hudson highlights perils of procrastination

By Capt. Bruce Gregory I’ve made 40-plus offshore passages from 50 miles to 1,500 miles in boats from 8-foot dinghies to 80-foot tugs; have witnessed nearly every conceivable sea state;…

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