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All the ESSENTIALS for your multihull VOYAGES

Published on 21 june 2017 at 0h00

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1- AIS

The AIS is a very useful device when blue water cruising, as it allows boats of all sizes to see and be seen by other vessels within range of VHF. Here is the new B&G AIS Class B transponder: the NAIS-500. Compatible, via NMEA 2000, this small box barely weighing 250 grams is a real guarantee of safety on board.

Price: from 878.90 euros ex-tax.

www.bandg.com

 

2- EPIRB

This is the smallest EPIRB available on the market. My-Ais is practical, light (95 g) and ultra-compact (11x4x2 cm). The beacon transmits the GPS position when activated, by VHF. It therefore has a range of only 5 to 10 miles. But its price is unbeatable:

199 euros.

www.simy-beacons.com

 

3- WATCH

Designed for water sports activities, the new Garmin Quatix 5 GPS watch is waterproof up to 100m and can be synchronized with Garmin's onboard devices, giving you all the information you need for sailing. It can even be used as a remote control for the autopilot!

Price: 599 euros inc. tax

www.garmin.com

 

4- SCREEN

Mastervolt has just introduced a new waterproof monitor. Easyview 5 is an extra-flat color screen specially designed to be used even in direct sunlight. A way to keep an eye on every aspect of your electrical system.

Price: 295 euros ex-tax

www.mastervolt.com

 

5- CONTROL SYSTEM

Known for their anti-capsize systems on multihull offshore racing boats, Ocean Data System offers many solutions for long-distance cruising boats such as remotely releasing sheets, ...

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