Ocean Navigator - Web-Exclusives 2018

A cultural and visual spectacle

For those in search of fair winds, an umbrella-laden beverage and an increased sense of adventure, Cuba provides. U.S.-Cuba relations easing in December of 2014 provided an opportunity for voyagers to sail the island. One year later, we arrived to our charter in the southern Cuba port of Cienfuegos to begin a 600-nm voyage to Havana.

Odds and ends

As we finish up 2018, I thought I would use this newsletter to talk briefly about a couple of topics rather than go into more detail about one topic.

Rushton Gregory signs marketing agreement with HydroHoist

(LEE, N.H.) — Rushton Gregory Communications, a marketing communications agency specializing in the marine, outdoor, automotive and consumer electronics markets, has announced he latest addition to its client roster, HydroHoist Marine Group, the parent company of HydroHoist Boat Lifts. Rushton…

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…

VIKING’s LifeCraft™ passes toughest ever test at sea

Rough seas with wave heights up to 50% above the stipulated heavy weather testing requirements proved no obstacle for VIKING’s innovative LifeCraft™ system, paving the way for cruise ship operators worldwide to benefit from all the advantages that this new…

Inmarsat enhances cyber security offering for Maritime industry

15 November 2018: Inmarsat has introduced two new components to its maritime cyber security service, Fleet Secure, as it continues to develop solutions that combat ever-increasing cyber threats faced by ship owners and ship managers.   Vessel operators will benefit…

Icom Partners With Iridium: Satellite Communication Solution In Development

Icom Inc. (Headquarters: Hirano, Osaka, Japan/President: Masataka Harima) has entered into a partnership with Iridium Communications Inc.(Headquarters: McLean, Virginia., USA/CEO: Matthew J. Desch) to develop and sell a new satellite Push-To-Talk (PTT) communications product for the Iridium® network. In a…

mazu Extends Innovative Chat Feature For Broader Range of Use

Reston, Va. – mazu, a leading technology and satellite communications brand, is excited to announce that a popular chat feature from mazu SportFishing, mazuChat, is now available on iPhone, through web browsers and within the mazu Cruising app. Until now,…

Lumishore LED Lighting Systems Integrated with Raymarine Axiom Displays

November 13, 2018 – Swansea, UK and Sarasota, FL – Lumishore, manufacturer of high-performance underwater LED lighting systems, announced today the integration of its advanced LED lighting solutions with the latest Raymarine Axiom and Axiom Pro series multifunction navigational displays.…

Blue Water Desalination Unveils New All-in-One Watermaker System

Long Beach, California (November 9,2018) - Blue Water Desalination (BWD) proudly unveiled the all-new Legend ClearMate during the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. This newest model in their impressive watermaker lineup uses the same leading-edge technology as the popular…