SailorSams.com LLC, a retail boat, shrink-wrap and 12-volt lighting e-commerce site, launched a new website and mobile app.
Advances in marine electronics, including GPS and electronic charts, computer-aided design and gyro stabilizers, have transformed the on-the-water experience, making boating safer and more enjoyable.
KVH Industries said it is doubling the capacity of two of the three global C-band beams of its mini-VSAT Broadband network.
GOST — or Global Ocean Security Technologies — is working with Gunboat International to provide global remote security, monitoring, tracking and high-definition video surveillance for Gunboat Catamarans, including the new Gunboat 55 and 60.
Finnish electric propulsion company Oceanvolt announced a new deal with Victron Energy.
KVH Industries announced that all phone calls to the Philippines from vessels using its mini-VSAT Broadband service will be free because the devastation that Typhoon Haiyan caused has left Filipino seafarers on vessels around the world desperate for news from home. Filipino seafarers represent more than 20 percent of the worlds mariners, KVH CEO Martin…more
Independent website MegayachtNews.com, which focuses on the American luxury-yacht market and expanding its focus internationally, introduced an app for Android and Apple devices. While there are only a few companies with apps currently targeted to megayacht owners, buyers and their representatives, many of them replicate all or nearly all of the same content they have…more
Actuant Corp. reached an agreement to sell its electrical segment to Sentinel Capital Partners for $258 million in cash. The deal is set to close within 45 days, Actuant announced. The company announced its plan to sell the segment, effectively exiting the marine industry, in June. The segment includes Marinco and Mastervolt. Actuant said at…more
More and more marine companies are using mobile device applications to help their customers locate, buy and install their products. Case in point: Gemecos iOS app iNstall. Check out this video interview with Gemeco general manager Peter Braffitt at the recent International BoatBuilders Exhibition & Conference. He demonstrated the app, calling it a virtual toolbox…more
Webasto North America factory application engineers will conduct a free technical training seminar featuring the companys range of marine air heaters on Tuesday in Massachusetts. Hosted by Ocean Marketing, the seminar will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel in Seekonk, Mass. Lunch will be provided. Webasto will provide demonstrations…more
Buoyweather, an online marine forecast service, said it created a condition-based marketing program for gyro manufacturer Seakeeper. A first for Buoyweather, it calculates on the site’s forecasting data to trigger Seakeeper messaging only when conditions are rough. The website’s data tools provide detailed seven-day marine and swell forecasts worldwide. A series of flags also indicates…more