Monthly Archives: October 2011


New GOST™ Phantom Wireless
Security &
Monitoring System

Global Ocean Security Technologies (GOST – formally Paradox Marine) introduces the next generation GOST Phantom Wireless Security & Monitoring System with built in quad band GPRS/GSM Module. GOST Phantom replaces the GOST Marine Magellan head unit but will maintain compatibility with the full line of GOST wireless security & monitoring sensors, GOST Inmarsat Satellite GPS Tracking & GOST Watch Surveillance systems.

“GOST Phantom takes the core functionality, reliability, and ease of use from our legacy Marine Magellan while adding greater capabilities, more salient consumer features and an alluring style. This gives boat owners true peace of mind while away from or when sleeping aboard their boat,” said Brian Kane, GOST Director of Research and Development.

GOST Phantom has a completely revamped sleek black design, a crisp blue LCD screen and many enhanced capabilities – including the ability to report simultaneously via text message as well as traditional two-way voice. The unit can support up to 64 wireless sensors for security and monitoring and eight wireless relays to control virtually any AC/DC functions on board. Some of the wireless monitoring options available include high water in the bilge, battery bank low voltage, loss of shore power, temperatures in bait/food freezers, smoke, intrusion and much more.

Marinized wireless deck pressure sensors, door/hatch sensors, dual optical passive infrared motion sensors and pull sensors alert to intrusion or potential theft of a vessel. Relays can be programmed to activate a siren and flashing lights when a sensor is triggered to get would-be thieves off a boat immediately. When an event occurs, GOST Phantom will contact up to eight phone numbers with a voice and/or text message letting you know the vessel’s status and the event that has occurred. Key fob control allows for easy arming/disarming and display the system’s status using visual (LED) and auditory feedback. The unit also allows for independent arming/disarming of two separate partitions such as main quarters & crew/utility quarters on the vessel, offering two independent security systems in one.

GOST Phantom owners can remotely call in from any phone to check the status, arm/disarm the system, control output switches, leave voice mail messages for friends and crew or call in to have two way conversations with those on board through the unit’s hands free built-in speaker phone. The unit can also be set to discreetly make calls when certain user codes are entered to disarm the system so owners know exactly who is on board the vessel and when they are there (up to 16 users).

For more information about GOST Phantom and other GOST marine security,
monitoring and tracking systems, visit or call 1+954.565.9898

Global Ocean Security Technologies – 1200 NE 7th Avenue – Ft.
Lauderdale, FL 33304 USA

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Posted by on October 31, 2011 in Uncategorized



 Aquatic AV Digital Media Locker™

Media Locker in the open position.

METS 2011 DAME Award Nominee – Electronics: The new Digital Media Locker™ from marine audio systems manufacturer Aquatic AV keeps most any digital music-playing device clean and dry on board – and allows the user to remotely select and play music up to 40 feet away.

Media Locker in the closed position.

IP65 rated for use in wet and dusty environments, the Digital Media Locker has a built-in amplifier (72×4 @ 2 ohms, 47×4 @ 4 ohms) and pre-amp outputs to connect external amplifiers. A radio frequency two-way remote controls music functions while the player stays dry inside the locker. Flush mounts easily.

Compatible with iPod, MP3, US and Euro FM radios.

More info: or call 1+408.559.1668.
Aquatic AV – 282 Kinney Drive – San Jose, California 95112 USA

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Posted by on October 30, 2011 in Uncategorized



No Longer Considered A Novelty, WaveSpin is A Fishing Reel With An Industry First “More Fish Guarantee”

Award-winning company is now eight models strong with a pair priced below $50.

When WaveSpin was first introduced five years ago the “radical” tangle-free wave design was considered a gimmick to some. Yet those who tried the affordably priced reels found WaveSpin to indeed be a well thought-out reel, winning numerous awards and impressive accolades from mainstream fishing media and serious angling technicians alike.

“Bass Professor” Doug Hannon re-invented the reel with a unique wave spool design, the antithesis of the spinning reel’s smooth face fabrication used for over six decades. Since then WaveSpin’s popularity has spread across the U.S. with thousands upon thousands of “tangle-free” anglers making longer, effortless casts and having more lure time in the water.

WaveSpin debuted four reels at the 2011 ICAST fishing tackle trade show with several advancing to the final rounds of more magazine competitions. Some test reels are matched with CastAway’s ( new series of Microwave rods – another Hannon patent – eliminating the distance robbing slap of the line so apparent in old style spinning rods. The result is faster, farther and more accurate casts that can’t be matched by any other spinning rod. The young reel company now has a growing family of guaranteed tangle-free models in a variety of affordable price ranges starting at $45.95 MSRP. All are backed by tough multi-disc drags with more tension and smoother operation than any other reel on today’s market.


WaveSpin DH3000z

New WaveSpin 2012 Models: WaveSpin introduced two super-strong lightweight versions of the original DH models, the new DH3000z (9.5 oz) and DH4000z (11 oz); both great for a wide variety of fish species. All WaveSpin Reels, including the ZTR series, utilize the same high quality spool and drag system as WaveSpin’s more expensive models.  The DHxL and ZTR models as well as the new DH 3000z and DH 4000z also have double shielded stainless steel bearings throughout. These five WaveSpin Reels sport a new bold rich look with the feel and performance WaveSpin Reels are now famous for plus a new graphite composite for even more added strength. The lightweight bodies on all eight models (8 to 12.5 oz) hold a variety of line capacities and each drag operates on a lifetime waterproof lubricant Hannon engineered and perfected.

WaveSpin’s Guaranteed Tangle-Free Reels — Also Guarantee More Fish: Hannon said, “Time wasted in clearing loops and tangles can cost you up to 300 casts a day. More casts means more fish, that’s the WaveSpin advantage; more fish guaranteed.” WaveSpin’s Russ Riley added, “In the unlikely event that an angler has any problems with any form of tangling they can make a quick call to our warranty department. They’ll get a live person on the line to help them diagnose the problem, and, after two contacts, if they’re not happy we’ll refund the purchase price.” 

WaveSpin is marketed through major sporting and fishing goods stores such as Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s and independent tackle stores nationwide. For more go to WaveSpin’s website at or contact Russ Riley at , by phone at 989-967-8426 or ask your favorite tackle dealer to order for you.


“Official Reels of
Walt Disney World’s Guided Fishing Excursions”

Winner of Field & Stream Magazine’s “Best of The
Best Award”
“Best of the Best in Value”
by FLW Outdoors Magazine
NAFC Field Tested “Seal of Approval”’s Innovation Award

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Posted by on October 24, 2011 in Uncategorized


Dock News

Worth Avenue Yachts Launches in Palm Beach
Strategic partnership brings fresh approach to brokerage market

Worth Avenue Yachts has entered the global yachting marketplace, establishing its headquarters in Palm Beach and introducing an innovative team-based approach to yacht brokerage services.

Founded by industry-leading brokers Brian Tansey, Michael Mahan and Simon Gibson, Worth Avenue Yachts brings a fresh approach to yacht brokerage services. Working in teams, the group has shifted from the traditional brokerage business plan and instead offers each client the collective knowledge of the entire brokerage, allowing team members to freely exchange information to better serve the client’s needs. Other members of the brokerage team include Jim Eden, Noell Vawter and industry veterans Joyce Browning, who runs day-to-day brokerage operations and Lauren Cotton, formerly with Rybovich.

“At Worth Avenue Yachts, we recognize the need for innovative business solutions in a changing marketplace,” said Brian Tansey, managing member of Worth Avenue Yachts. “We are focused on leveraging our vast industry knowledge and developing effective strategies which position us as innovators and offer our clients an unprecedented level of service and support.”

From its new location on world-famous Worth Avenue on the elegant island of Palm Beach, Worth Avenue Yachts offers sales, charter, and new construction services. Home to breathtaking waterfronts and luxurious homes and hotels, the island of Palm Beach is one of the most exclusive yachting communities in the world.

For more information please contact Brian Tansey (561) 833-4462
150 Worth Avenue, Suite 136
Palm Beach, FL 33480. or visit

Namoh is a 125-foot Cheoy Lee-built yacht available from Worth Avenue Yachts
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Posted by on October 21, 2011 in Uncategorized


Electronics Review


 New C-MAP MAX Chart Ideal For Tournament Anglers and Other Serious Fishermen
Big Game Off Baja Coast and Sea of Cortez

Navigation expert Jeppesen has announced a new C-MAP MAX chart designed to help tournament competitors and other big game anglers maximize success in the fish-rich waters of the Baja California peninsula.  This new C-MAP MAX chart features digitized data from the popular Baja Directions Chartbook, long respected as a leading source of valuable data and information for fishermen venturing south of the border.

Available with Jeppesen’s Summer 2011 release, the new Baja Directions MAX chart (NA-M609) covers the entire Pacific Coast of Baja from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, including distant offshore fishing zones like Guadalupe Island, Hurricane Banks and Alijos Rocks.  This same expansive chart card also covers all of the famed Sea of Cortez down to Las Tres Marias Islands,  just northwest of Puerto Vallarta.

These famous waters teem with world-class gamefish, from record yellowfin tuna and wahoo to giant striped blue and black Marlin.   Cabo San Lucas, in particular, is home to world-famous events like Bisbee’s Black and Blue Marlin Tournament, where the right fish can literally earn the winning team millions of dollars in prize money and jackpots.  Experts know, however, that these fish aren’t everywhere, and consistent success requires local knowledge and understanding of the region’s underwater topography. Traditional navigation charts for this remote region offer little in the way of the bathymetric detail so important to serious bluewater anglers.

This new chart provides users of C-MAP MAX-compatible chartplotters with exceptional detail of the underwater canyons, ridges and high spots that direct deep currents, cause upwellings and concentrate baitfish — in turn drawing the predatory gamefish treasured by Baja anglers.  Fishing Grounds and Hot Spots are clearly outlined and marked clearly on the electronic chart, along with photos and information about fish species and expert advice on how to catch them.  Whether chasing marlin from a Baja-based megayacht or towing a skiff down the coast of Baja on an angling adventure, this new chart is designed to help anglers burn less fuel and spend more time on the fish.

This new C-MAP MAX chart offers another important feature for anglers venturing into Mexican waters — Jeppesen’s  C-Marina charts for more than 30 marinas in 14 major ports.  Examples include the Hotel Coral and Marina in Ensenada, Marina Cabo San Lucas, Marina Palmira in La Paz and Marina El Cid in Mazatlan.  Jeppesen’s proprietary C-Marina charts provide detailed data on docks and facilities, for added confidence when cruising into a new port after a long day of fishing.

Until December 31, 2011, anglers can purchase Jeppesen’s Baja Directions MAX chart for the special introductory price of $199 — a $50 savings off the regular MSRP.  This makes this exclusive chart an even better deal for serious Baja-bound anglers looking to burn less fuel and catch more fish.  More detailed information is available on line at

About Jeppesen
Jeppesen is a market-leading provider of vessel operations services and digital navigation solutions, based on worldwide vector chart data type approved to ISO19879, meteorological information and transmission technologies. Jeppesen offers a wide range of navigation and operations products and services to both recreational and commercial marine markets. Safety-conscious boaters and operators of vessels ranging from coastal to SOLAS class, rely on Jeppesen for innovative navigation solutions that improve safety and efficiency. Jeppesen is a subsidiary of The Boeing Company. Jeppesen corporate information is available online at

Ellison Overhardt, Regional Marketing Manager – Marine
(303) 328-6338;  

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Posted by on October 16, 2011 in Uncategorized


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Welcome to the Future of Ultra Efficient Illumination

Maritimo 73 With Hella White and Blue LED Lights

Hella marine LED lighting products are sophisticated opto-electronic devices designed for durable, energy efficient, maintenance free operation. Recent quantum leaps in the luminous intensity of LEDs per watt have allowed marine lighting systems to develop significantly to effectively illuminate a vessel’s interior.

Quality LED lighting provides many significant advantages over traditional filament based sources. Significantly reduced power consumption, increased reliability, reduction in radiated heat and attractive ambient effects are all benefits of modern LED lighting systems. The following are key considerations when selecting LED lighting for marine interior and exterior applications.

Power Saving On Board
The single most influential driver for LED technology on most yachts and powerboats is the considerable power saving on offer compared to incandescent lamps. Lighting systems are a major part of a vessel’s electrical architecture where consumption can be dramatically reduced. The opportunity to save hundreds of amp hours is available now.

As a recent example, the entire Hella marine LED lighting system specified for a Maritimo 73-foot motor yacht draws less than 7 Amps. To illuminate the same interior layout with halogen lamps would have totalled over 62 Amps. The reduction in cable size and weight together with the safety aspects of an almost zero heat signature was also highly beneficial.

Hella 9599

The majority of the lamps specified for the Maritimo 73 system are the compact 9599 series LED downlights. Each lamp consumes less than 0.8W yet produces the equivalent light output of a 10W halogen lamp. Such efficiency is class leading.

Hella marine Reliability
Due to their solid state nature, LEDs do not have filaments to break, however LEDs do require precise current regulation and voltage protection to provide long term reliability. For LED lighting manufacturers, many design and engineering milestones are required to produce durable products that provide ongoing performance in marine applications.

Hella marine LED products feature several key advantages such as completely sealed housings, sealed cable entries, effective electronic protection, shock, vibration and impact resistant components that all contribute towards outstanding reliability. Compared to incandescent lighting, where a filament inside a bulb may break at any moment, Hella marine LED lighting is ‘fit and forget’.

Many LED lamp manufacturers claim operating lifetimes of 50,000 or 100,000 hours, however in many cases these claims are generalized. The high power LED devices are often too new to have been thoroughly tested for such periods. These lifetime estimates are often based on LED component specifications from the device manufacturer rather than the life of the complete lamp in a marine installation.

In the harsh marine environment, salt air corrosion to circuit boards, light degradation due to excessive heat, vibration fatigue, shock loads, voltage fluctuations and low battery voltages all contribute to reduce the operating
life of LED lamps without thorough engineering and electronic protection. The supplier’s warranty policy, integrity and track record is often a more accurate benchmark on the lifetime and quality of the LED lamp under consideration.

Colour Temperature and Rendering
Until recently, the lack of high quality white LED devices with sufficient intensity has been the major factor preventing the acceptance of LEDs for general marine lighting purposes. LEDs had a reputation for appearing ‘cold’ and ‘blue’ due to there phosphorous coating heritage. However today’s high efficacy devices can rival traditional incandescent light sources for colour and ambience.

When selecting LED interior lighting, colour temperature is an important consideration. Colour temperature is measured in Kelvin and describes the effect of heating an object until it glows incandescently. The emitted radiation, and apparent colour changes in proportion to the temperature; envisioned when considering hot metal in a forge that glows red, then orange, and then white as the temperature increases.

Hella Warm Light

Hella marine describes higher colour temperatures (>5200K or more) as ‘cool’ white, and lower colour temperatures (<3500 K range) as ‘warm white’. ‘Neutral white’ is in 4200K range. Cool white is recommended for visual tasks, work areas such as engine rooms, and exterior lighting. Warm white light is suggested for interior spaces as it adds life and vibrancy to people and objects, is considered more flattering to skin tones or fabrics, and makes food look fresh and attractive.

Light Output
For an effective comparison of the different products from marine LED manufacturers, many factors must be considered. The best lamp for a given application is no longer the one that solely meets a style requirement. Today, power consumption, efficiency, output and beam angle must be considered together with light colour, shape, and the aesthetics and finish of the housing itself. The following performance data is worth considering:

Luminous Flux: Measured in Lumens (lm), luminous flux describes the total quantity of light produced from a lamp. The higher the lumen count, the more intense the light output.
Luminous Intensity: Measured in Candela (cd), luminous intensity is the luminous flux at a particular angle from the light source. Peak candela occurs at 0 degrees, i.e. directly below a lamp.
Illuminance: Measured in Lux (lx), Illuminance is equal to luminous flux divided by the illuminated area. One lux is equal to one lumen per square meter.

Luminous Flux (Lumens)/Area = Illuminance (Lux); or Illuminance Lux) x Area = Luminous Flux(Lumens)

If both the area to be illuminated and the desired level of illumination are known, the total number of lumens required can be calculated. Divide the total lumens by the output of the LED lamp under consideration to determine the number of fixtures required to deliver the desired light output. For example: A powerboat salon of 10 square meters (108 square feet) and the desired illumination level is 120 Lux, a total of 1200 lumens are required. If the LED lamp under consideration has a luminous flux of 80 lumens, 15 lamps will be required (1200 / 80 = 15).

For further comparisons it is also important to consider the beam angle of an LED lamp, and the lux levels available at varying distances from the device. Narrow light beams may provide effective intensity directly under the fitting, but may not evenly illuminate an interior as the light may be too narrow with many shadows between effectively lit areas.

Hella marine Light Performance Diagrams
No formula exists for lighting designers to directly correlate the luminous flux of the LED component used or the power consumption of the LED device to the performance of the entire LED luminaire. While the lumen output of the LED does describe how much luminous flux is generated, it does not indicate how effectively that light is distributed.

The Hella marine light performance diagrams show output and spread in two formats. The Candela curves show peak candela across a range of angles and illustrate the light pattern and peak intensity according to the scale used. (A uniform scale for all diagrams is used to aid product comparisons.) The Lux charts show the spread of light, calculated first from the candela curve by determining the angle where half of the peak candela output occurs.

In Fig. 1 above, peak candela is 375cd (measured at 0 degrees). Half of this output (187.5cd) occurs at +/- 7.5 degrees, thus the lamp has a spread of 15 degrees. While there will be light beyond these angles, the majority of light will be occur inside the range shown.
The lux data shows how much light is cast upon a surface at a given distance. The diagrams indicate peak lux (at 0 degrees), lux at the specified angle and the approximate length of surface area that will be illuminated inside the range shown.

 Recommended Lux Values

Area                                    Lux

Engine room               200-250

Galley surfaces           150-250

Heads                           150-200

Salon                            100-150

Companionway             70-100

Cabins                            70-100

Flybridge                       70-100

Cockpit                           70-100

Like efficiency, the efficacy of an LED lamp is the amount of light it produces per unit of electrical power it consumes (lumens per watt). The higher the lumens per watt, the higher the efficiency. For example:  A single Hella marine 9599 series white LED downlight consumes less than 0.8W and produces around 80 lumens. 80 / 0.8 = 100 lumens per watt.

It may also be an interesting comparison to divide the luminous flux of a lamp by its cost to derive lumens per dollar. The more lumens per dollar (flux per bucks), the more light for your investment. Also, it is important to determine that the efficacy of the LED lamp is measured as the devices total efficacy, not the efficacy of only the LED(s) employed. Power consumed to run an electronic power supply driving and controlling the LED(s) is always a contributor to the lamps total consumption.

Heat Reduction and Thermal Management
With the power saving benefits of efficient LED based devices also comes heat reduction benefits. The sometimes dangerously high temperatures of 10W and 20W halogen lamps onboard can be eliminated with high efficiency LED technology. This allows boat builders and designers a wide scope of installation possibilities where the air cavity behind incandescent lamps, traditionally reserved for cooling, is no longer required. Efficient LED lamps can be mounted into solid surfaces and composite structures without risk of fire or heat damage to surrounding materials.

Well engineered thermal management of an LED device is essential for long-term durability. A common misconception is that LED’s do not generate heat. LEDs consume power and some of this power is also converted into heat, even in the most energy efficient LEDs. In contrast to incandescent lamps however LED’s like to ‘run cold’. As a rule of thumb, the hotter an LED runs the faster it will degrade. A lower, and in extreme cases much lower light performance will result.

High performance LED’s do generate heat, which needs to be coupled to surfaces designed to efficiently transport the heat away from the LED itself. LEDs that overheat, meaning the junction temperature of the LED rises above a set threshold, will permanently degrade and significantly reduce their luminous efficacy.

A noticeably ‘hot to touch’ exterior surface of a high output LED interior lamp provides some indication that the light output of the device will deteriorate within a few hundred hours. Hella marine LED lamps will operate ‘cool’ or ‘slightly warm’ to the touch after many hours of operation.

Hella marine thermal management expertise, coupled with proven optics and electronic design, ensures the long term durability with minimal degradation over many years of service.

Lens and Optic Technology
To maximise the ever increasing efficacy of advanced LEDs, efficient optic design is essential to capture and spread the available light and to evenly illuminate areas on board. Unlike incandescent light sources, LED devices begin with a directional light pattern. The goal for optics designers, working an application such as interior down lighting, is to create optics and lens patterns that produce an effective spread of homogeneous illumination throughout the interior. This even spread of light is often more important than how intense a lamp looks when viewed straight on.

All Hella marine LED lamps use efficient optics, lens designs or Free-Form reflector technology to accurately capture and distribute large percentages of available light from the LED source or sources. Examples include:
– Oblong LED step lamps with a 30 degree down angle light beam to illuminate the tread of steps and stairs without dazzle from the lamps themselves.
– Round and Square LED courtesy lamps providing attractive uniform light patterns via an efficient optic and lens with embedded glass spheres for minimum light losses.
– EuroLED® lamps employ an finely machined optic and lens combination to provide an even spread of bright white light with minimum light losses.
-9599 series LED downlights with powerful  ‘Spot’ or ‘Spread’ light distribution patterns without glare.

Lens and Optic engineering
Precision engineered lens and optic combinations on powerful single LED lamps such as the 0630 and 0631 series EuroLED® lamps are essential for efficient performance. The optics work to efficiently capture and distribute light from a highly intense single point source and provide a wide and uniform light pattern without glare or eye discomfort.

Lens, Optic Technology, and Eye Safety
To take advantage of the ever increasing efficacy of the most advanced LEDs, efficient optic design is essential to capture and spread the available luminous flux emitted by the LED and to evenly illuminate areas. With significant advances of LED brightness, eye safety considerations are increasingly important. It is essential for high power LEDs to be coupled with optic designs that protect the eye’s retina from possible damage when viewed directly.

It is desirable for the entire lens area of a lamp to be evenly illuminated via an efficient optic rather than using a multiple of LEDs without any optic. Easily visible LEDs inside a luminaire without any optic or lens protection can cause a degree or even significant eye discomfort if viewed directly.

Quality LED interior and exterior lamps have shifted lighting systems from an incandescent globe based inside a housing or reflector to complex engineered opto-electronic devices. These devices now incorporate advanced drive circuits, spike and over voltage protection, optics, lenses, plus the LED source itself. As a result, the added features and benefits of effective LED lighting do carry higher costs compared to incandescent lamps. However, for many applications the substantial power savings, long term reliability and improved safety advantages are a convincing value proposition for astute owners and operators.

A final thought: Why red light does not affect our night vision.

The human eye contains two types of receptors, the rods and the cones. Rods and cones have an increased sensitivity to frequency bands at different ends of the visual spectrum. Rods are largely responsible for our day time and colour vision and have an increased sensitivity towards the red band of the visual spectrum. Cones are responsible for our night vision capability and have an increased sensitivity towards the blue, shorter wavelength band of the visual spectrum. For this reason red light will not affect the sensitivity of the cones and with that our night vision is not affected by the use of red light in the cabin.

For more information on LED technology and Hella Products, visit Hella marine headquarters are located in New Zealand with offices in Europe, the U.S., and Australia.

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Posted by on October 14, 2011 in Uncategorized


Yacht Spotting and New Launches

Yacht Spotting and New Launches

Bertram 64: Birth of a New Generation

The designers and engineers at Bertram have been busy developing some new concepts that will surely be well received by the company’s hard core sport-fishing aficionados. The buzz surrounding the new Bertram 64 convertible is unremitting and the new model is expected to deliver upon the expectations of the company’s most ardent worldwide enthusiasts.

Without compromising the incredibly sea worthy hull that has made this sport-fishing brand so notorious over the past fifty years, Bertram engineers are introducing modifications and improved features that evoke Bertram’s model past. But, the 64 takes on a whole new form, embracing acutely sleek features that will define Bertram’s future. The new 64′ will be undoubtedly a Bertram in every sense of the term.

This new 64 Bertram, designed in collaboration with Studio Zuccon International Project, Ferretti Group’s AYT (Advanced Yacht Technology) and Centro Stile Ferretti Group, has been created for its intended use and, according to the company, outperforms other sport-fishermen of similar size. It is equipped with CAT C-32 ACERT engines powered at 1925 hp each and is expected to top out at 40 knots. Surmounting other sport-fishing boats of this category, its optimum power and control will thrust this new model through the toughest waters. Designed to get you to the fishing grounds and back to the docks as safely as possible with speed and agility, it relies heavily upon solid construction, high-performance and innovative technology, all of which contribute towards the uncompromising smooth and dry ride.

With a new sleek, racy and aggressive exterior profile due to restyling of Bertram’s famous shear-line, the B-64 will surely turn heads down the docks. It will be enviably Bertram in appearance and introduce small enhancements and added amenities to provide you with the most seamless sport-fishing experience on the water. Larger expansive side cabin windows have been incorporated into the exterior design and a smooth windscreen distinguishes the exterior brow, which will be offered as standard for the conventional sport-fishermen or full forward window as an option. Either way, its curved exterior lines are progressive, but still identify it as none other than a Bertram.

The cockpit boasts 194 sq. feet of working space including large mezzanine deck loaded with added storage and fishing features for any of your angling desires with extra large in-floor cockpit fish boxes, built in bait-well, spacious refrigerator/freezer and ample rod storage that will surely satisfy your sport-fishing requests. Also available is the optional pressurized fish box with see-through window with lights.

                                                                     Bertram 64 Specs (Preliminary)

LOA w/pulpit                            67’6″ (20.6m)
LH                                            63’6″ (19.4m)
Beam                                       18’5″ (19.4m)
Draft:                                        5’3″ (1.6m)
Displacement                           91,000 lbs. (41gt) Convertible; 97.000 lbs. (44gt) Enclosed bridge
Cockpit area                             94 sq. ft. (18m²)
Fuel Capacity                           1,850 U.S. gal. (7,000 L)
Fresh Water Capacity              360 U.S. gal. (1,363 L)
Standard Engines                    2 x 1,676-hp CAT C32
Optional Engines                     2 x 1,825-hp CAT C32; 2 x 2,000-hp MTU 16V 2000 Series M91

Moritz Octoplex™: Intelligence on the Sea
The 64 comes equipped with a Mortiz OctoPlex system that remotely controls and monitors all AC and DC power distribution throughout the boat. The innovative technology is capable of providing complete vessel status using a standard NMEA 2000 network with extensive monitoring capabilities, which extends to regulate the bilge areas, tank levels, battery and even engine and generator status among many other additions.

Octoplex Touchscreen

The Moritz Aerospace Octoplex™ Multiplexed Power Management and Monitoring System affords heretofore unavailable advantages in managing AC and DC power and monitoring vessel functions. It does so with extreme reliability and safety.

The Octoplex™ system is comprehensive, flexible, and easily expandable. This system not only provides the operator complete visibility and control of the vessel’s electrical system from any control screen, but also provides him or her with remote monitoring of alarm functions, battery, engine and generator data, and even electronic instrumentation such as depth sounders, GPS units, electronic compasses, and multiple additional electronics.

Octoplex System Monitor Display

Subsequent to vessel installation, the system may be easily expanded with additional features and software upgrades. The Moritz Octoplex™ System places the captain in control; it increases access and interactivity with the ship’s vital systems, and, most importantly, it increases vessel safety!

With the Octoplex™ System there is no more lack of awareness when a circuit breaker trips and a freezer unknowingly is shut down! Audible alarms may be assigned to circuit breakers as desired. There is no more burn out of a compressor pump because of a brown-out low voltage situation, since the system can be programmed to turn off designated circuit breakers in the event of a brown-out, and then turn them back on when voltage has recovered! There is no more frustration from tripping of the dockside circuit breakers due to overloading. Load shedding and automatic placement back online can be programmed into the system both for AC and DC should current usage reach higher than desired levels. The ability to reset a tripped AC or DC circuit breaker is immediate. The possibilities and benefits in power management and monitoring are virtually endless.

The Octoplex™ System enables substantial savings in ship’s construction as a result of significant reductions in vessel wiring complexity. The builder is provided with the unique flexibility of being able to locate circuit breaker panels remotely without normal access and environmental considerations, thereby saving space and enabling the use of the most direct and efficient wiring schemes. The results are lower wire harnessing costs, lower labor installation costs, and significant weight savings.

Octoplex Sensor Interface Unit

The Octoplex™ platform provides protection from obsolescence as the capabilities of the system may be subsequently enhanced with future software updating and installation of new NMEA 2000 components as they become available.Capabilities
The Moritz Aerospace Octoplex™ System remotely monitors and controls all AC and DC power distribution and circuit protection, and monitors the ship’s operating functions. The system employs NMEA 2000 communications protocol and provides:

•Immediate remote visual and audible identification of AC and DC circuit breaker tripping
  • Remote activation of AC and DC circuit breakers
  • Remote switching of all DC connected components
  • Accurate monitoring of current flow to every DC load
  • Programmable dimming functions for DC lighting
  • Immediate recognition of no-load situations for activated DC loads
  • Remote monitoring of vessel shore and generator power
  • Programmable automatic load shedding and re-activation at selectable current levels
  • Programmable automatic low-voltage brownout protection for operator selected loads
  • Monitoring of generator and engine operating parameters
  • Monitoring of Battery voltages, current usage, temperatures, and state-of-charge
  • Monitoring of fuel, alarm functions, and equipment activity, with complete bilge pump operations monitoring
  • Access to NMEA 2000 compliant electronics connected to the communication bus

The cutting edge Bertram 64 and all its systems will be showcased at the upcoming
 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 27-31, 2011.

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Posted by on October 14, 2011 in Uncategorized



New GOST Nav-Tracker 4th Generation Inmarsat Satellite Based GPS Tracking Website with Two-Way Control of Systems

Global Ocean Security Technologies (GOST – formerly Paradox Marine) has launched a new, 4th generation, GOST Nav-Tracker website. The new website is an advanced web-based application that allows users to monitor GOST’s wide range of Inmarsat satellite based GPS tracking, security & monitoring systems from anywhere in the world.

GOST’s sophisticated technology now allows users to remotely control a relay on board their vessel to turn on/off any AC/DC function from the website, remotely over satellite by the click of a mouse.

“We have completely redesigned the new 4th generation GOST Nav-Tracker website incorporating both Google & Bing mapping applications with the ability to change from road to satellite to hybrid view. We have also added the ability for users to create several different types of website based geo-fences and actually draw them right onto the embedded mapping software,” said GOST President & CEO Jay Keenan.
GOST Nav-Tracker website users can choose from several geo-fence options, including alerts generated when a vessel travels outside a defined route or when a vessel enters or exits a pre-defined geo-fence. The new website will also allow users to view a history of the last 90 days of the vessel’s positions and to overlay a trace(breadcrumb trail) of their vessel, or fleet of vessels, with their exact current location and precisely where they have been.

The new site continues to offer the distinctive capability of two-way communication with the Nav-tracker unit. This feature is extremely important in the event the boat is stolen and needs to be tracked or loved ones are concerned about an overdue vessel. Users can arm/disarm the geo-fence, increase reporting intervals and even poll the unit to get the vessel’s exact position, latitude, longitude, speed and heading, in seconds. Enhanced capabilities now allow users to also drive a relay to turn on or off ANY A/C or D/C function on the vessel, all from the website.

If security or monitoring sensors on the vessel are tripped, the website will immediately send up to 10 text or email recipients a message alerting them to the event that has occurred. Users have the ability to select which alerts go to which users. The website’s Fleet Manager also allows multiple users to hold different levels of access to the site, from view only options to complete control of entire fleets.

GOST NT Evolution and Nav-Tracker 2.0

The GOST Nav-Tracker system, in conjunction with Inmarsat’s Satellite Network, provide true global coverage everywhere except the most extreme poles with 99.99% reliability mandated by the IMO. Honorably, GOST received a medal from the US Coast Guard for their assistance in vessel recoveries.

Some insurance companies now require GPS tracking devices, like the GOST Nav-Tracker, to be installed on high performance boats and boats with high-horsepower outboards. Many insurance companies now offer discounts off annual premiums for vessels with GOST security, tracking, monitoring, or surveillance systems on board.

For more information about the new GOST Nav-Tracker website and other GOST marine security, monitoring, tracking & surveillance products, visit, or call 1+954.565.9898.

Global Ocean Security Technologies
1200 NE 7th Avenue
 Ft.  Lauderdale, FL 33304 USA

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Posted by on October 13, 2011 in Uncategorized



New Automatic Power Transfer Switch Helps Prevent
Boat Fires & Damage To Onboard Electrical

The new Automatic Transfer Switch from shore power products manufacturer Furrion is designed to provide automatic switching between shore power and a boat generator or inverter.

Furrion’s automatic switches provide safe and reliable operation when switching between power sources with the addition of providing a mechanical interlocking system to prevent two power sources being contacted together.

A mechanical interlock system eliminates the possibility of two power sources being connected together which can cause a short circuit, overvoltage, generator or inverter failure, electrocution hazard and the risk of boat fires.

• Vibration resistant brass terminals for improved thermal and electrical conductivity and reduced risk of fire
• UL94 fire resistant plastic casing
• Multiple cable strain punch out holes making installation easier
• Double grounding connection points for direct shorepower connection
• Available in 30 and 50 amp models

For more information about the new Furrion Automatic Transfer Switch and other Furrion shore power products, visit or call 1+203.528.8422


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Posted by on October 12, 2011 in Uncategorized


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Dock News

Centek Presents
Its Genset Pollution Control Guide

The guide is designed to help boat builders and service yards integrate the company’s Gen-Kleen™ filter system with a generator wet exhaust system to remove hydrocarbon pollution (sheen, soot, unspent gasoline and diesel fuel) from the exhaust cooling water before it is discharged.

Available for marine gensets from 5-kw and up, a Gen-Kleen system separates raw cooling water from exhaust gases. The dry exhaust gases are vented to the atmosphere, the raw cooling water is scrubbed by a filtration system. The filters are impregnated with a patented formula that binds and captures hydrocarbons while allowing clean water to pass through. Clean water is then returned to the environment.

Built to withstand the harsh marine environment, Gen-Kleen systems are available in two models to accommodate different engine room layouts. The Compact Gen-Kleen integrates many of the system components into a single package. The Component Gen-Kleen disperses the components throughout the engine compartment as space allows.

Over 100 Gen-Kleen systems have been installed on boats and yachts worldwide. Centek has also designed and built more than 14,000 custom marine exhaust systems and is the only company to offer fiberglass exhaust components that are Lloyd’s Register Type approved, ABS type approved and meet or exceed ABYC-P1 standards. Centek’s engineering staff has more than 80 years of marine wet exhaust system design and innovation experience.

For more information about Centek Gen-Kleen wet exhaust filtration systems and other Centek products and to get a copy of the Genset Pollution Control Guide, visit or call 1+229.228.7653

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Posted by on October 12, 2011 in Uncategorized