Skip to main content

McMurdo Group offers AIS webinar on Tuesday

The McMurdo Group is hosting a webinar Tuesday with Andrew Taylor, an amateur sailor taking part in the ninth annual Clipper Round the World yacht race.

The McMurdo Group is hosting a webinar at 10 a.m. (EDT) Tuesday with Andrew Taylor, an amateur sailor taking part in the ninth annual Clipper Round the World yacht race who fell overboard in the icy waters of the North Pacific.

Taylor was eventually rescued by his own racing yacht, the Derry Londonderry Doire, and he credits a search-and-rescue device developed by McMurdo and based on Automatic Identification System technology.

The webinar will give:

  • An overview of AIS and its emergence as a search-and-rescue complement to EPIRBs and PLBs.
  • The historybehind McMurdo's development of the world's first AIS MOB device and the future of AIS in search and rescue.
  • A live account of Taylor's rescue story.
  • Live Q&A with Taylor and McMurdo product specialist Sean McCrystal.



Rays of Light

A key indicator of U.S. consumer confidence rose for the first time in four months in August as the economy added 315,000 jobs.


Yanmar Announces Sales, Marketing Hires

The company has hired Bas Eerden as global sales manager and Michele Durkin as global marketing manager.


So, You Want To Be a Yacht Broker

Tips to help build a network through an online presence which is essential to success


Ian Explodes Into Category 4 Hurricane

The historic hurricane is expected to make landfall this afternoon between Naples and Venice, Fla.


Premier Marine Announces New Minnesota Facility

The pontoon builder recently completed a 150,000-square-foot building with new corporate offices and expanded manufacturing facilities.


Scout Boats Recognizes Top Dealers

Seven Seas Yacht Sales of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., was recognized as the boatbuilder’s top dealer worldwide.


TowBoatUS Vessels Go Pink

Five of TowBoatUS’s response fleet are going pink for the month of October to help increase breast cancer awareness on the water.


Fork in the Channel

Boat registration totals for July mostly revealed considerable weakness compared with a year earlier, and tumbled back into a steeper downtrend than the prior month’s comparisons.


Inflation Stymies Boat Sales

Inventories of new and used boats are improving at the retail level but are still considered comparatively lean, according to the results of the monthly Pulse Report survey.