Monthly Archive: September 2022

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Ben Stein & family lose their boat to Hurricane Ian

Ben Stein and his family evacuated from Fort Myers on Tuesday night, that’s the great news. But at about 7 pm last night their beloved boat and home on the water Have Another Day sank in her slip at a well-engineered marina 14 miles up the Caloosahatchee River as Ben watched the aft bilge pump try to keep up via remote monitoring. Here in Maine I’m near tears at their loss…

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Navico Group Bolsters ACES Strategy with New Fathom e-Power System

Navico Group, the world’s leading supplier of integrated systems and products, announced today the launch of the new Fathom e-Power System, an integrated lithium-ion auxiliary power management system that delivers reliable power and unparalleled performance for the marine and RV sectors. The Fathom system offers advanced digital controls and monitoring of power consumption, delivering information on demand and providing complete control for the user…

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OSCAR Rebrands to SEA.AI

Founded in 2018 and based in Austria, France, Portugal and the US, the tech startup had previously used the names OSCAR, BSB Artificial Intelligence and BSB Marine for its different branches and products. From now on, all products and all corporate entities will be gathered together under the new umbrella SEA.AI…

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Humphree Introduces Lightning Interceptor Trim & Stabilizer System for 25- to 45-Foot Boats

Humphree, a leading provider of stabilization and trim solutions for the global marine industry, is proud to introduce Lighting, a revolutionary new interceptor trim & stabilizer system designed to improve the performance and comfort level of boats from 25 to 45 feet. Engineered for easy installation on the transom of powerboats with any type of propulsion, this all-in-one system is available with built-in WRGB underwater lights…

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Stay connected for up to 30 days with the inReach Mini 2 Marine Bundle from Garmin

Garmin today announced the inReach Mini 2 Marine Bundle,a satellite communication device with two-way messaging and SOS capabilities bundled with a boat-friendly mount that provides quick-and-easy access in a moment’s notice. Rugged, compact and purpose-built for life off the grid, the inReach Mini 2 comes packed with features that give mariners an added sense of security on the water such as two-way text messaging, location tracking and weather updates thanks to the global Iridium satellite network. In an emergency, inReach Mini 2 users can trigger an interactive SOS message to the Garmin International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC), a 24/7 staffed professional emergency response coordination center.

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KiloVault HLX+ Batteries tested, power aplenty

Each of the last three summers my family and I have loaded ourselves into our RV, Harvey, and hit the road. It’s an opportunity to see friends and family and to escape some of the hottest months of south Florida’s summer. It’s also an opportunity for me to test new systems installed on the RV. Last summer, I installed an all Victron DC house power system. This summer, I installed and now tested two of KiloVault’s HLX+ 3,600 watt-hour batteries. I’m pleased to report the Victron system and the KiloVault batteries performed flawlessly this summer. The system served to show what’s possible in off-grid living on the water or on the road, including running one of our air conditioners via the inverter and batteries.

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TEMO brings a new electric-powered outboard motor to the US market with the help of  Defender Industries

The French-based company TEMO, manufacturer of the first portable,  electric-powered outboard motor TEMO.450 is entering the US market. The pioneering start-up has had great initial success in its domestic market. Only 3 years after the launch of the TEMO.450 engine, it has already delivered more than 3,000 electric motors all over Europe and is now looking towards rapid international expansion by tackling the North American market…