Author: Ocean Navigator Staff

Seamanship & Navigation, September 2021

Buoys have been used by mariners since the 1500s to guide them been past shoals and rocks, with early buoys being no more than large pieces of timber strapped together, topped with a marker, and anchored in position. Modern buoys…

Icom’s M605 Wins Fifth Year in A Row

KIRKLAND, Wash. (September 2021) – At this year’s NMEA Product of Excellence Awards Banquet, Icom’s M605 was presented the Marine VHF of the Year award for the fifth year in a row, keeping our eight-year streak alive. The M506 previously received…

IBEX 2021 Announces Schedule of Networking and Special Events

Tampa, FL – The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced today that, during the 30th Anniversary Show to be held September 28-30, 2021, it will offer visitors a host of networking and special events for industry professionals to connect. Registration…

SEAVIEW teams up with West Coast Sales

SEAVIEW a leading manufacturer of marine mounting solutions teams up with West Coast Sales. SEAVIEW is pleased to announce the appointment of West Coast Sales to represent their products in the Western U.S. and Canada. SEAVIEW is a global leader…

NMEA Releases NEW Version of 0400 Installation Standard

From the NMEA press release: The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has released an extensively updated and expanded version of the NMEA 0400 Installation Standard. This standard is the basis for the popular day-long NMEA Marine Electronics Installer training certification…

51st Transpac Race underway

Los Angeles, California – After over a year of careful planning, tremendous uncertainty, yet dogged determination to run this race, the Transpacific Yacht Club today unleashed the first wave of entries on their long westward journey to Honolulu in the…

Spectra Watermakers Announces Remote Manual Controlled Watermakers

Petaluma, Calif. – Spectra Watermakers, specialists in energy-efficient desalination systems designed for open ocean vessels, offshore oil platforms, military, disaster relief, emergency preparedness and distributed infrastructure, and part of the Katadyn Group, announced today the launch of a new line of…

We're Back Live and In-Person: Registration Opens for IBEX 2021

Tampa, FL – The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced today that registration is now open for the 30th Anniversary of IBEX, to be held September 28-30, 2021, in the Tampa Convention Center. North America’s largest trade event for…

Schooner mentor passes

Benjamin B. Whitcomb III, known fondly as Benji, died after a long illness on April 23, 2021. He was 72 years old. Benji came up through the ranks in the early days of the schooner Harvey Gamage, becoming skipper of…

A satcom snapshot

In the past 20 years satellite communications has grown from a novelty item for voyagers to something more like standard equipment for the voyaging boat. Between fixed terminal satcom options and handheld…

Voyaging Tips, June 2021

A hole or break in your boat’s hull is among the worst situations you can face offshore. If your boat is sinking, sort out what to do immediately and what can wait. The first priority is to determine how much…

Newport International Boat Show Announces 2021 Show Sponsors and Partners

Newport, R.I. – Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today its distinguished line-up of sponsors for this year’s show. Offering visitors everything from product samples to on-site financing for boat purchases, the list of companies that…

Command & Control with Icom's M510

KIRKLAND, Wash. (June 2021) – The newest member of Icom’s all-star lineup of marine products is the M510, a Class-D DSC VHF marine transceiver with wireless capabilities. You can command and control the M510 from your smart device using the RS-M500…

NMEA Online & Virtual Installer Trainings: July 13-15

NMEA is happy to offer to the marine electronics world our installer certification classes this July 13-15.  These are 6-8 hour online instructor led installer certification training sessions. The delivery method for the training is GoToWebinar, where students view and…

21th Anniversary Summer Sailstice - Let’s ALL go Sailing

CALIFORNIA 2021 - This year Summer Sailstice celebrates its 21st anniversary — 21 consecutive years of worldwide sailing celebrations. Summer Sailstice invites sailors to hoist their sails wherever they are and aboard whatever they sail to showcase the “who, what, where, why and how” of sailing.…

Coast Guard Foundation Announces 2021 Spouse Grants

Stonington, Conn. — The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced today the results of its investment in spouse education grants for 2021. This year, 177…

Newport International Boat Show Tickets Now On Sale

Newport, R.I. – Newport Exhibition Group announced today that tickets are now on sale for the 50th Newport International Boat Show. The event will take place September 16-19, 2021 at the Newport Yachting Center Marina in downtown Newport, Rhode Island.…

NMEA ANNOUNCES IN PERSON TRAINING EVENTS AT SELECT 2021 LOCATIONS

After a hiatus in 2020, the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) is happy to once again offer in-person training events for beginner to advanced marine electronics installers. Three in-person training events will be held this year in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando,…