Electronics aboard ordinary cruising sailboats traditionally span basic marine navigation and communication electronics found at the helm and nav station. Around the turn of the century, each unit had its own readout or screen. Today, however, multifunction devices (MFDs) can pool information from a number of onboard systems to put vital information right at the helmsman’s fingertips, and it can be displayed onscreen in a number of user-preferred configurations. Data can also be duplicated across multiple screens, making the job of navigating underway or in tight-quarter situations easier now than ever before.
—Andrew Parkinson, editor-in-chief, Cruising World
Changing the Game: Innovation for 2023
Thanks to modern advances in boatbuilding, onboard systems and technology, the sport of cruising is poised for some exciting times ahead.
New Watermakers for 2023
New products from Blue Water Desalination, Parker Hannafin and Spot Zero
New E-Series Batteries
ePropulsion adds lithium-iron-phosphate models to its battery line.
How to Choose the Right VHF Antenna
Important factors to consider when buying your next VHF antenna.
Harman Introduces New DSP Audio Technology for Marine Audio
Automotive Audio Bus reduces cables and creates custom sound.
How to Choose a VHF Antenna and a Sonar Transducer
Pro tips to select the right partner for your communication and fish finder tech.
Gear Up for Sailing Season
Emergency beacons that cast a wider net for potential rescue top the list of innovative new gear.
New Technology, Innovation Awards and News From the Miami Boat Show
Mid-February event highlights the latest and best from the marine industry.
Amping Things Up: Adding High Output Alternators
You have options for recharging your batteries, including adding high output units and secondary chargers.
Best Marine Electronics and Technology Awards 2023
Our judges chose seven stand-out category leaders in the world of marine electronics and technology.
First Look: Airmar Introduces New Temperature and Speed Sensors
Second-generation paddlewheel improves performance.
First Look: Standard Horizon HX320 Handheld VHF
New floating radio transmits at 6 watts, features USB charging.