News archive for 2008

Icom Supports The 2008 Round Britain Offshore Powerboat Race.

22 June 2008

The race is on! More than 80 boats, crew and support teams are preparing for the first ‘Round Britain Powerboat Race’ in 23 years. The race promises to be an action-packed, non-stop endurance event and will be one of the most spectacular British marine sporting events seen in recent years.

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New Deckman software launched

22 June 2008

Leading race instrumentation brand B&G has released the latest version of Deckman, its renowned tactical navigation software used by raceboats ranging from America’s Cup and Volvo Ocean Race contenders to sportsboats and club racers.

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

13 June 2008

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

13 June 2008

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

13 June 2008

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

13 June 2008

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

13 June 2008

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

16 May 2008

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

29 April 2008

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

29 April 2008

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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