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Winner of the BMEA Newly Certificated Technician of the Year , sponsored by Raymarine – Lee Harris of Darthaven Marina

Derek Gilbert of Raymarine presented the “BMEA Newly Certificated Technician of the Year”. This award was made to Lee Harris of Darthaven Marina .

BMEA Conference 2011

After a full day of conferencing and Annual General Meeting, the day ended with the announcement of four major awards:

The winner of the “BMEA Product of the Year” sponsored by Boating Business was B&G’s new Zeus multi-function navigation system.  (

Designed specifically for sailing, Zeus provides sailors with easy access to unique features for sailing navigation and allows total control of navigation on-board.

On winning the Product of the Year Award George Pollard – UK Managing Director, B&G said, ‘I’m delighted that the Zeus multifunction display from […]

Actisense MD to give Education Track seminars at 2013 NMEA conference

The Managing Director of UK based marine firm Active Research, Phil Whitehurst, has been invited to give two technical seminars at the annual NMEA conference and exhibition, which takes place at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina in California from 25th-28th September.


Mr Whitehurst has been asked to focus his address to audiences on Gateways in the marine sector and how they connect NMEA 0183 or networked PCs to the NMEA 2000® network and CAN bus, as part of the exhibition’s Education Track programme. His company, Active Research, who manufacture industry-leading brand “Actisense” products, have […]

Icom adds IC-M73EURO to their Series of Professional Grade Marine VHF Transceivers!

Icom UK are pleased to introduce the IC-M73EURO to partner it’s recently launched IC-M73PLUS, which incorporates a voice recording function and Icom’s Active Noise Cancelling Technology. This new model has the basic functions of the “PLUS” version including IPX8 submersion rating, 6 watts high output, long battery life and a compact ergonomic body amongst many other features. As such, it will be ideal for all leisure and commercial customers who want a solid, dependable handheld VHF that they can rely on!

The Growing Importance of Having a Marine VHF radio on Inland Waterways

The inland waterways are becoming busier with increased commercial traffic and new pleasure craft. Many new boaters may not be fully familiar with the waterway or with traditional means of communication such as sound signals or flags. Both these factors have produced a situation where marine VHF radio on pleasure craft is becoming an essential piece of equipment leading to an improvement in safety. As a result, most commercial users and now consumers are being advised to use marine VHF radio as a primary safety tool to aid communication and navigation.

IC-M73PLUS, Professional VHF Marine Transceiver, Available Now!

The new IC-M73PLUS from Icom builds on many of the features that made the IC-M71 the choice of many maritime professionals across the globe but also incorporates two new important features; a new voice recording function and Icom’s active Noise Cancelling Technology.

Garmin Introduces GHP 20 Yamaha Helm Master Steer-by-Wire Autopilot

Garmin, has announced its new GHP 20 Yamaha steer-by-wire autopilot – a marine autopilot certified for Yamaha Helm Master Systems. As a controller area network-based electronic steering system, the Yamaha Helm Master allows for direct autopilot control of the primary steering with no additional autopilot pump required.

Icom Showcases Marine Radio and Navigational Range at the Hamble Point Boat Show

Icom is attending the Hamble Point Boat Show on 27th & 28th April 2013 and will be exhibiting its leading line of VHF fixed mount and portable radios, communication systems and Marine Commander navigational system.

NAVIONICS Introduces Web API

Navionics, the leader in electronic charting for the recreational boating market, announced today the availability of its new Web Application Programming Interface, Web API. Making its premier charts easy to add to any website, Web API breaks new ground in how organizations and individuals can access and interact with Navionics cartography. The programming tool allows developers to quickly and easily integrate or embed Navionics maps onto websites to enhance marine-based content such as fishing tournaments, seaside retail locations, marina-life studies, editorial and more.