Voyager Marine Electronics, squared away!
If you’re an electronics installer who’s ever spent hours wandering around a boatyard just to get a bit of wood or metal fabricated — or the customer who wondered where those hours went! — you’ll appreciate the custom install trucks put together by Voyager Marine Electronics of Essex, Massachusetts. Heck, these guys don’t even need to scrounge 110 outlets, as the vehicles are equipped with big alternators, dual battery banks, and Xantrex 3kW Freedom charger/inverters! Voyager’s shop and show room aren’t too shabby either…
I visited Voyager a couple of weeks ago during its annual two-day open house, which features demo tables set up by reps from the major marine electronics companies. And while I thought it very cool that Voyager’s customers get their own electronics show, I was most impressed with the company’s obvious devotion to organization and tidiness. It extended from the trucks to the show room — where the gear was set up by category, and working when possible — to the test bench (with maybe 50 made-up power cords racked and ready)…and even to the back of the building, where the antennas are lined with military precision. I’ve got to believe that Voyager does very tidy electronics installations, and does them efficiently.
I want to show you more photos of Voyager than I normally put up in a Panbo entry, so I’m trying something new today. Below is a Picassa-based slide show, or you can see the same pictures bigger here. Please let me know what you think of these photo gallery options. Oh, and a big thanks to Garmin’s John Neyland for suggesting this field trip.