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2013 Chuck Husick Marine Technology Awards

Dec 17, 2013
Alex Agnew, ON publisher, left, presents the Chuck Husick Award to Jim O’Meara, representing Greatland Laser.

Alex Agnew, ON publisher, left, presents the Chuck Husick Award to Jim O’Meara, representing Greatland Laser.

ON/Sue Hadlock photo

The year 2013 was another year of great marine technology products. Some of those products were nominated by our panel of judges for consideration for the Chuck Husick Marine Technology Award, named for the late Ocean Navigator contributing editor who had a comprehensive grasp of and was a great advocate for marine technology.
 
Following a nomination round, a final list of products was compiled.

The finalists:
• Imtra LED lights 
• Simrad HS70 GPS Compass
• Spot Connect
• What’s On My Boat? app
• Fujinon S1640D Gyro-stabilized binoculars
• Greatland Green Rescue Laser Flare
• DeLorme inReach SE
• Navico GoFree WiFi strategy
• MaxSea TimeZero iPad app

The winner
Then it was time for our judges to cast their votes for the winner. The most votes for the 2013 Chuck Husick Award went to:
Green Rescue Laser Flare from Greatland Laser.

The judges for this year’s award were:
Scott Bannerot - Voyaging sailor, author, ocean fishing expert
Ben Ellison - Boating writer, owner of marine electronics site Panbo.com
John Kettlewell - Boating writer and voyaging sailor
Jeff Williams - Circumnavigator and boating writer
Lawrence Husick - Boating writer and son of Chuck
Peter Stoops - Voyaging sailor
Nat Warren-White - Circumnavigator and boating writer
Roger Hellyar-Brook - Marine systems expert
Harry Hungate - Circumnavigator and boating writer
Max Fletcher - Voyaging sailor
Alex Agnew - Publisher of Ocean Navigator
Tim Queeney - Editor of ON

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