marine technology

2020 Chuck Husick Award Winner

After consideration by our panel of judges (see below), the 2020 Chuck Husick Marine Technology Award goes to Raymarine for its Axiom+ multifunction…

DYI electronic navigation

Navigation software for viewing electronic charts, voyage planning and in-voyage navigation has come a long way from the early days of raster images on a computer monitor. Navigation software packages are offered by an assortment of companies as either…

Optimizing Alternative Energy

A successful ocean voyage depends largely on the way we manage energy on our vessels, be it from the wind, the sun, the ocean, the auxiliary engine or a separate generator. As offshore sailors, our goal is to gain…

Float plan: an excellent safety tool

Filing a float plan is a valuable safety tool and its usefulness is regularly borne out by real incidents. Take the case of SV Bonobo. The owner filed a float plan with a friend regarding a voyage from Cozumel to…

2020 Husick Award Winner

After consideration by our panel of judges (see below) the 2020 Ocean Navigator Chuck Husick Marine Technology Award goes to Raymarine for its Axiom+ multifunction display. Raymarine describes its Axiom MFD units this way: "The performance-tuned Axiom+ is a new…

Battery survey

What type of battery setup might make sense for your voyaging needs? We reached out to a selection of active liveaboard voyagers to get a sense of what they are using to power their vessels. Here are their answers to…

Marine Electronics, September 2020

Receiving weather GRIB files offshore has become much easier through the easy access offered by handheld satellite phones. No longer do you need to install a huge satellite dome on your vessel to receive this critical data while under way.