mets trade marine electronics

The latest round-up of marine electronics from the METS trade connect show, with DAME award winners and nominated new gear. Cristec YPower DC to DC charger This YPOWER DC-DC fan-less…

electric boat propulsion new gear for 2022

New for 2022 from METS trade show – Electric boat propulsion drives and electric outboards Bluenav BlueSpin retractable turbine electric boat propulsion BlueSpin Retractable is a hybridisation solution for motorboats…

The B&G Vulcan 7 Network

We test the integrated navigation system - the pure sailing B&G Vulcan 7 and networked instruments to see if it represents value for money

The grounding of Team Vestas Wind was partly down to an over reliance on electronic navigation aids

Your boat's electronic navigation aids can help keep you safe, but it's easy to be overwhelmed by the amount of information available. Striking a balance is key, explains Craig Hardy

A Victoria 34 sailing

Updating your instruments, and the data you can see on them, needn't cost the earth. Sam Fortescue investigates how to upgrade your boat's tech without spending a fortune

A chart plotter on a boat

July's Garmin outage left Navionics customers unable to access online services including downloading charts. We talk to the cyber security firm Red Sky Alliance about the safety of online navigation…

A skipper in a red jacket comparing paper and electronic charts while passage planning

We tend to consider paper charts the most reliable means of passage planning, but both electronic and paper options offer different useful features, as Bruce Jacobs explains