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Raymarine Launch ClearCruise AR

FLIR Systems, Inc. have announced the introduction of the Raymarine navigation technology ClearCruise AR (augmented reality), which brings enhanced on-water awareness to Raymarine’s family of Axiom multifunction displays. With ClearCruise AR, Raymarine Axiom users can make smarter decisions with physical navigation objects overlaid directly on Axiom’s high-definition (HD) video display. FLIR have also announced a new video […]

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Garmin Busy at LBS

Garmin Busy at LBS Garmin introduced a number of new products at this year’s London Boat Show, ranging from chartplotters and touch screen multifunction displays to solid-state pulse compression radars, transducers and dive computers.   Products included Garmin’s ActiveCaptain, a content management system with unlimited access to cartography, automatic delivery of the latest software and […]

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Cheetah Introduce Kitt Catamaran

Cheetah Introduce Kitt Catamaran Cheetah Marine have introduced their latest 11.2m cat in support of autonomous and unmanned operations. Named ‘Kitt’ after Knight Rider’s self-steering and nearly indestructible car, the 11.2m was completed on the Isle of Wight for ASV Global, who manufacture and operate autonomous vessel technology.   Kitt left the Cheetah workshops as […]

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Stepping Out

Fortunately, all the complications involved in designing and building a great stepped-hull boat are the boatbuilder’s to solve, not yours.  Extra reinforcement is required to bridge the structural discontinuity across the steps, and stepped hulls are not as simple to laminate. At speed, driving through waves, stepped-hull boats invariably pitch and porpoise far less; their […]

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This Boating Life – Tales of Tagomago

Franz steered towards this non-biodegradable testament to our modern lifestyle and worrying hazard to marine wildlife. He methodically pulled all the pollution aboard with his boathook, and I helped pack it away in a sack and a large plastic bucket.               Tagomago’s bluff sea cliffs are very impressive, and in the right light, the island shimmers […]

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