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.

Imtra takes energy-saving steps at headquarters

Marine products manufacturer Imtra has announced the completion of a green initiative to reduce energy consumption at its corporate headquarters. Massachusetts-based Imtra’s energy-saving efforts include high-yield solar panels on all suitable roofing surfaces, reducing outside power consumption by 70 percent, and higher energy-efficient bulbs throughout the facility, resulting in a lighting fixture power reduction of…more

Satellite company debuts new blog

Ocens satellite systems and service announced that its new blog site is up and running. The site can be found at http://blog.ocens.com or linked to from Ocens’ home page at http://www.ocens.com. “Our goal is to provide current and important information regarding satellite phone communications, as well as our weather and email services and solutions,” the…more

Hall Spars & Rigging contributes to tidal energy project

Composite manufacturing firm Hall Spars & Rigging, a provider of spars, rigging and complex composite components for yachts, is manufacturing the turbine components for the United States’ first commercial, grid-connected tidal energy project. Maine-based Ocean Renewable Power Co. is the project’s developer, owner and operator, and it developed the proprietary technology used, according to a…more

On-Board app provides connection to boatbuilders, dealers, manuals

On-Board Solutions has created a new iPad app that provides a way for owners to connect with their boat’s manufacturer, dealer and service yard, as well as searchable manuals, documentation, management galleries, customer service, news feeds and reviews. The app allows owners to have manuals available — searchable and backed up — on their iPads,…more

Magellan debuts new products at Florida show

Magellan launched the eXplorist 510 Marine Edition, which it describes as a comprehensive navigational solution for recreational boaters that offers coverage content of U.S. inland and coastal waters and a Magellan eXplorist GPS receiver. The eXplorist 510 Marine Edition will be on display at booth 1357 of the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades show,…more

Company offers towing-capacity app

Ever need to know quickly how big a boat your customer’s car will tow? Now there’s an app for that. The “Towing Capacities app,” a new app for Android smart phones, will let users search all pickups and SUVs sold in North America by year, make and model, engine, transmission, axle ratio, and even by…more

Veethree Instruments will move to new Florida facility

Veethree Instruments, a maker of electronic and mechanical instrumentation, purchased a new manufacturing facility in Manatee County, Fla. The new location is only 4 miles from the current one. Veethree expects to occupy the new facility in June. The company said consistent growth through the years, coupled with the successful launch of new products, has…more

Zero Off unveils revamped website

Zero Off, a manufacturer of GPS speed control for boats, announced the debut of its fully redesigned website. “We wanted to build a website that made it easy to learn about and order our products, learn what upcoming events we are participating in or download a manual for an existing product,” said JoAnn Bartlett, director…more

The GPS Store rolls out communications strategy

Marine electronics retailer The GPS Store is partnering with marine market specialist Strike Zone Communications to launch a communications effort targeting the boating public, marine journalists and the boating/marine electronics industry. “We plan on leveraging the fact that The GPS Store is a valuable resource of information, not only for consumers, but for marine journalists…more

LinkScape partners with antenna manufacturer

LinkScape announced a strategic partnership with KNS, the worldwide designer and manufacturer of high-grade antennas. “Timing could not be better. We have completed enhancements to our UltraVSAT modem platform and, combining this with KNS’s reputation in manufacturing the most advanced antennas on the market, our global Ku and C Band VSAT networks are now stronger…more

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