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Chuck Husick Award Winners

Apr 2, 2013

On Friday, Oct. 5, At the 2012 Annapolis Boat Show, Ocean Navigator awarded the second annual Chuck Husick Marine Technology Award to two marine technology companies for their technology-advancing products.

Furuno won for the NavNet TZ Touch technology and Kannad Marine won for the R10 Safelink personal AIS.

Nine products were named finalists for the award:

Furuno NavNet TZ Touch Technology

Kannad R10 Safelink AIS

NautiCloud WiFi Booster

MiniPlex-2Wi WiFi NMEA multiplexer

SolarJoos iPad, iPhone solar charger

Mantus anchor

E-Paint  EP2000

Delorme InReach

Navionics crowd-sourcing data program

After the judges completed their voting, the Furuno and Kannad products were tied at the top. As a result, they were declared co-winners and will each recieve an award plaque with their comnpany and product names engraved. 

The late Chuck Husick was, among other things, a contributing editor for Ocean Navigator, a freelance marine writer, an advocate for boaters in Washington D.C., a member of the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime (RTCM) and a sailor and boat owner.

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