Author: Ocean Navigator Staff

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,…

Coast Guard launches new mentoring program

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Coast Guard launched an innovative and modernized approach to mentorship Saturday, offering expanded leadership opportunities to the Coast Guard active duty, reserve and civilian workforce. The program goes beyond traditional mentoring and provides four types of…

NMEA Online & Virtual Installer Trainings: May 18-20

NMEA is happy to offer to the marine electronics world our installer certification classes this May 18-20.  These are 6-8 hour online instructor led installer certification training sessions. The delivery method for the training is GoToWebinar, where students view and…

Fire prevention

Fire! It's a scary enough thought while ashore. Just imagine cowering in the cockpit of your boat, staring down the companionway as ugly black smoke starts to pour out. What do you do now? If you don't have an answer,…