Monthly Archive: January 2024


 Airmar Technology acquired by Amphenol Corporation

AIRMAR Technology  Corporation, a world leader in ultrasonic transducers and Chirp technology, is pleased to announce its purchase by Amphenol Corporation (NYSE: APH). Amphenol, one of the world’s largest providers of high-technology interconnect, sensor and antenna solutions, is headquartered in Wallingford, Connecticut, USA. Airmar is now part of the Amphenol  Interconnect and Sensor Systems Division, joining several other sensor and interconnect businesses, and will continue to retain its headquarters location in Milford, New Hampshire…


Yamaha and Siren Marine Announce New Siren Connected BoatMobile App

Yamaha and Siren Marine announced today the new Siren Connected Boat mobile app backed by a robust marine IoT ecosystem featuring integration with Yamaha outboards and control systems. The app has the ability to personalize the boating experience for customers, combining the branded look of their boat builder with specific information curated especially for them…

NOAA's visual database of ENC "rescheming" progress shows that many large scale (small area) charts in New England are already available ~ Ben E 10

David Burch wants to educate us about Electronic Navigation Charts (ENC)

I’m hard put to name anyone more knowledgeable and passionate about marine navigation than David Burch, long-time director of the Starpath School of Navigation in Seattle. These days, David is especially concerned about the Electronic Navigation Charts rapidly replacing the official paper and RNC charts in the USA and elsewhere. So he recently followed up his comprehensive Introduction to Electronic Chart Navigation with a booklet titled ENC Essentials, whose preface and first chapter are excerpted below…


ePropulsion Unveils Revolutionary eLite Electric Outboard Motor

ePropulsion, the global leader in marine electric propulsion systems and services, is proud to announce the global launch of its latest innovation, the eLite electric outboard motor. This groundbreaking new product will be showcased at boot Düsseldorf, the world’s largest indoor boat and watersports show, taking place from January 20 – 28, 2024…


The ultimate LiFePO4 battery? Epoch’s 460ah powerhouse

My wife Laura reads most of my entries. She often tells me that I write about lithium batteries too much. Well, sorry but what follows will be another article about another lithium battery. If it helps, this is one hell of a battery and I think everyone considering new deep-cycle batteries for their boat should know about it and consider it. That’s doubly true in light of the significant step forward in battery safety I found when I opened the lid of my evaluation unit.


Simrad Debuts the World’s First Fully-Featured Ultrawide Marine Display with the New NSX ULTRAWIDE

Simrad Yachting, a leader in marine electronics and navigation, today introduced the NSX ULTRAWIDE, the world’s first fully-featured ultrawide marine display. Delivering all the benefits of dual screens in one place, the new NSX ULTRAWIDE is up to 63% wider than the NSX* and provides a more streamlined and immersive experience resulting in an elevated dash aesthetic that unlocks new possibilities and a superior charting experience…


Raymarine Expands LightHouse Charts with Trusted Waterway Guide Points of Interest and Navigation Data

 Raymarine, global leaders in high-performance marine electronics for the recreational boating, marine first responder, and law enforcement markets, announced today that data from Waterway Guide is now included in Raymarine LightHouse Chart Premium subscriptions. Waterway Guide has been a trusted resource for boaters across American waterways for eight decades. Its reach stretches from the Great Lakes to Caribbean destinations…


Panbo(at) gets more stable: Seakeeper 1 install in progress

It’s been over six years since I got involved with Ben Ellison and Panbo. When I first started working with Ben E. timelines were one of my biggest struggles. I figured, the longer I do this, the better I’ll get at pacing things out, knowing how long a review and article will take, and scheduling things. Well, six-plus years later, I’m no better. In fact, my current project, the installation and on-boat testing of a Seakeeper 1, might be the longest in the making of any I’ve done.