Boatsetter signs deal with GoFree

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Digital content and services provider GoFree said Boatsetter chose its Connected Vessel System as the recommended vessel-tracking and remote management solution for its owners network.

GoFree is part of the Navico family of electronics brands.

The system consists of a GoFree Track module and the GoFree Vessel web interface. GoFree Track can monitor, log, transmit and report important vessel metrics to the GoFree Vessel web interface, such as NMEA 2000 and J1939 diesel engine data, NMEA 2000 network data and security information from onboard sensors.

“We believe that Navico has created an exciting product that will provide a tremendous advantage to not only our Boatsetter owners but to our users as well,” Boatsetter CEO and co-founder Jaclyn Baumgarten said in a statement.

“The GoFree program helps owners track their boats and provides critical security and engine information that will help them maintain their vessels and keep them running in top condition. Boatsetter users can rent with confidence and, by using TripReplay functionality, they provide owners with valuable feedback about their time on the water.”

Peer-to-peer boat rental marketplace Boatsetter’s goal is to put systems in place that strengthen the trust between its boat owners and boat rental customers. Boatsetter believes GoFree Vessel’s unique TripReplay feature can play a key role in that effort.

TripReplay makes it easy to share recorded vessel information with owners, allowing access to real-time information pertaining to their boat, including location, weather conditions, water depth and engine performance data, while their boat is in use.

“We are very excited to receive this recommendation from Boatsetter,” Navico CEO Leif Ottosson said. “With over 4,000 owners in the program and a rapidly growing population of adventurous users worldwide, Boatsetter is in the perfect position to make full use of our new systems. The GoFree Connected Vessel System offers users unique features that no other boat rental company has — a powerful tool that facilitates effective communication and creates a more positive boat rental experience.”

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