Gear News

Fell Marine honored

Fell Marine is honored to be recognized by The Sea Tow Foundation and its North American Sober Skipper Advisory Council as the winner of the Top Gear & Equipment Manufacturer of the National Boating Industry Safety…

LIFE CELL WINS INTERNATIONAL MARINE SAFETY AWARD

Founded in London in 1860, The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), is an internationally renowned professional institution whose members are involved at all levels in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of marine vessels and structures. Members of RINA…

NEW FURUNO FAR14x6 SERIES RADAR OFFERS SIMPLIFIED OPERATION

Furuno has unveiled two new Radars designed to meet the needs of workboats and commercial fishing vessels. The 12kW FAR1416 and 25kW FAR1426 Radars incorporate new features and simplified operation in a versatile and space-saving package. By incorporating the processor…

FLIR Announces Raymarine Trade-Up Sales Event

Now is the time when boaters from across North America are busy preparing their vessels for the upcoming season, and FLIR is making it easier than ever for these eager mariners to upgrade their marine electronics. The Raymarine® Trade-Up Sales Event offers…

FLIR Launches Next Generation Raymarine VHF Radios

WILSONVILLE, ORE. (November 27, 2018) – FLIR is excited to announce the launch of its next-generation Raymarine VHF radios. The compact Ray53, full-sized Ray63 and the multifunction Ray73 with AIS are all full-function VHF marine radios with Class D Digital…

Furuno FM4800 is a Marine Electronics "Multi-Tool"

Camas, WA, August 13, 2018 - Safety at sea is a top priority, and Furuno's commitment to safety, performance and reliability is well known. When you're on the water and something goes wrong, every boater knows it's imperative that you…

Furuno announces new SC33 satellite compass

Camas, WA, July 3, 2018 - For years, Furuno's SC30 Satellite Compass has provided highly accurate and stable heading, as well as pitch and roll, rate of turn, and vertical motion data to a vast array of navigation equipment. While…

iNavX Brings AIS Live Coverage To Mobile Devices

San Francisco, Calif.– iNavX, the benchmark mobile marine navigation application, announced today the launch of iNavX AIS Live. Available on both iOS and Android versions of iNavX, iNavX AIS Live connects a user’s mobile device to the AIS Live global…

Laser Competitors to Benefit from World-Class Micro Compass

WILSONVILLE, OR  (April 16, 2018) – The International Laser Class Association (ILCA) announced a new rule, effective January of 2018, which enables Laser race participants to use an electronic digital compass during competition. As a result, Laser competitors worldwide may…

FLIR launches Raymarine Axiom innovations at Miami Boat Show

(WILSONVILLE, Ore.) — FLIR Systems Inc. has announced a slate of new technologies launching from its Raymarine-branded Axiom line of multifunction navigation displays (MFD). Visitors to the FLIR and Raymarine booth at the Miami International Boat Show this week are…

Icom introduces M85 marine/land mobile radio

(KIRKLAND, Wash.) — Icom has introduced the M85 commercial grade marine radio. Ideal for yacht and commercial marine operations, the compact and light M85 not only has VHF marine channels, but land mobile channels as well.  This marine/land mobile radio…

Scanstrut Wins 2017 Husick Award

Every year via the Chuck Husick Marine Technology Award, Ocean Navigator looks at the latest offerings in marine technologies which aid in the challenges of voyaging. After looking at the whole slate of 2017 nominees, the judging panel of experienced…

NAVIONICS LAUNCHES POST-IRMA REMAPPING EFFORT

Wareham, Mass. – Navionics, the leader in content and location-based services for the recreational boating market, is partnering with fellow industry leaders and the South Florida boating community to remap marine and inland waterways impacted by Hurricane Irma. When the…