There’s a keystone in every great invention.
With summer coming up in short order, everyone is looking to get into the outdoors and enjoy the
warmer weather. For some of us, this may mean leisurely kayaking trips, bicycling, and more. For those who love the water, and love a thrill, it is time to break out your motorboats. Whether you are using them for towing water skiers, heading out on a fishing trip, or just enjoying the feel of speed on water, motorboats are a great way to enjoy the summer. Every motorboat utilizes a range of electronics, from simple starters and ignitions to complex navigation, autopilots, and more.
Electronics for Running the Boat
As time passes, more and more features involved in the performance of the boat are reliant on electronics instead of mechanical power. These are features that get you the speed that motorboats are known for, and that makes them so desirable and enjoyable. It also includes equipment that helps create a safe boating environment - getting back to the docks safely should always be your goal.
• Displays, including touch screens
• Ignition and throttle components
• Electronic speed and performance control for ease of use
• PLB – because safety is always good to have close by
• VHF Radio
• Emergency Signaling Device
• Weather systems, specifically satellite weather
Electronics for Navigation
On the open waters or in lakes or rivers, proper navigation can be the difference between being safe, or finding yourself in a heap of trouble. Whether it is finding your way home or navigating shallow waters, electronics equipment makes your life much easier. Our components can be found in gear including:
• Navigation systems
• Autopilot systems
• Chart Plotters
• Radars, including radomes and displays
Electronics for Fun
For many boat owners, it’s more than just hitting the water and going full-speed ahead. Whether you are heading out for fishing, partying, sight-seeing or other activities, you will have a variety of pieces of equipment that will be either useful, or absolutely necessary.
• Stereos, including subwoofers and amplifiers
• Televisions and computers
• Fish-finders, including imagers and side-scanning units
• Satellite phone
• Gyroscopic Binoculars