Ocean Navigator - Web-Exclusives 2019

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.

2019 Chuck Husick Marine Technology Award nominees

Every year Ocean Navigator gives the Chuck Husick Marine Technology Award to an innovative marine product that makes voyaging better and easier. Chuck was an esteemed writer and contributing editor for Ocean Navigator who made a big impact on the marine…

Aspen Power Catamarans launches their new 35' C108

The newest in Aspen's series of PROA powercats the new 35' C108 is scheduled to be released in early 2020. A walk through mock up will be at the Seattle Boat Show at the end of January with finished production…

GPS smartwatches

The race to combine a wide assortment of technology in small, hand-held wearable devices has recently yielded a new animal: the GPS-capable smartwatch.

REFLEX™ for Cable-Free Code Zero Sails

Over three years, Harken REFLEX has proven its value to recreational racers and shorthanded cruisers by furling asymmetrical kites completely and reliably. REFLEX succeeds in part because of the notoriously free-rolling stacked, open-race Delrin®bearings designed into the drive unit.   …

New Tartan 245

From the press release: The new Tartan 245 came as a surprise to the Tartan development team. A number of groups approached us to build a boat that already existed, a daysailer/camper cruiser based on early 1980s technology and design. We said okay there's a…

Lowrance Announces New HALO20+, HALO20

Tulsa, Okla. – Lowrance®, a world-leader in fishing electronics since 1957, announced today the launch of HALO20+ and HALO20 radars – a pair of compact, pulse compression radome units that are perfectly designed for smaller fishing boats.  This new HALO…

Nordhavn, Vripack partner on new N148 megayacht

(DANA POINT, Calif.) — The concept of a world-class superyacht, able to take on the most extreme cruising itinerary, is at the root of Nordhavn’s newest collaboration with Vripack: the Nordhavn 148. Designed to class with ice capability, the voyaging…

Propspeed Introduces Foulfree Coating for Transducers

Auckland, New Zealand – Propspeed, leading innovator of underwater coatings, announced today the introduction of a revolutionary foul-release coating designed specifically for transducers – Foulfree. Designed by industry-leading engineers and designated by Airmar as a certified transducer coating, Foulfree releases…

Bring It On, Fort Lauderdale!

KIRKLAND, Wash. (October 2019) – Icom will be present at the 2019 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) from October 30th – November 3rd. FLIBS is the largest in-water boat show and is celebrating its 60th annual exhibition of boats,…

Announcing New Simrad HALO20+, HALO20

Tulsa, Okla. – Simrad Yachting – a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems – announced today the launch of HALO20+ and HALO20 radars – a pair of compact, pulse compression…

CED Marine Announces Sale to Electronics Industry Veteran

ROCKLEDGE, FL--Consolidated Electronic Distributors/CED Marine, a leading wholesale distributor of marine electronics, has announced the sale of the company by long-time owner Jules Rutstein to veteran consumer electronics industry investor and operator Gregory Borchardt, effective October 1st, 2019. Established in…