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/ Armstrong Marine)

Research Vessel Delivered to Orca Maritime

will also support surface-supplied/SCUBA diving operations and provide onboard data processing.(Photo: Maddie Hunt Photography / Armstrong Marine)The catamaran features a full-width cabin with fly bridge, large aft working deck, hydraulic A-frame (5,000 lb. SWL), Northern Lights 9kw diesel generator, and Garmin/NMEA electronics package. The vessel is well equipped for multi-day operations along the Southern California coast with two interior work stations, a 4-person sleeping cuddy, head with shower, refrigerator/freezer, and 600-gallon fuel capacity.Benthic Cat is powered by twin Volvo Penta D11 510hp

The 40’ x 13’ research vessel Nanuq recently entered service for the University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. Image Credit: Armstrong Marine

Armstrong Marine Delivers R/V to University of AK

Armstrong Marine’s proposal to design and build the vessel.Nanuq is customized for research and teaching operations. The monohull features 28 – 32 knot cruise speed, hydraulic A-frame, overnight accommodations for five, full-service galley, head, Northern Lights 5kW diesel generator, and a Garmin/NMEA electronics package supplemented with a Furuno SC70 satellite compass.After Nanuq’s maiden 11-day voyage in and around Prince William Sound, Captain Brian Mullaly commented, “the boat performed beyond the scientists’ expectations. Our work had us out in the Gulf of Alaska,

Depth detail expansion: Images credit Navionics

Sonar Software Adds Detail to Boaters' Navionics SonarCharts

the ability to influence the detail of their own charts by recording sonar while going about their normal boating activities. Now compatible with sonar log data formats from leading echosounder and GPS chartplotter manufacturers Lowrance, Raymarine, Simrad and B&G in addition to Humminbird and Garmin, with innovative wireless connectivity for supported devices, Navionics makes it easier than ever for users to share sonar recordings which improve SonarCharts for future trips. Navionics explains that boaters inevitably find themselves in areas where they would like to see more detail on their

FUSION-LinkTM technology

FUSION-LinkTM Technology Gains Industry-Wide Acceptance

by all marine Multi-Function Display manufacturers and has seen strong acceptance in the boat builder community. Offering marine electronics manufacturers an unparalleled level of entertainment integration, FUSION-LinkTM is now available on a multifunction navigation devices from B&G, Furuno, Garmin, Humminbird, Lowrance, Murphy Instruments, Raymarine and Simrad. The company’s systems have been adopted by an extensive list of boatbuilders including Bavaria Yachts, Boston Whaler, Broom Boats, Caribbean, Contender, Ebb-Tide, Elan Yachts, Fairline, Fontaine Pajot, Grady White, Hanse Yachts

There’s an App for That!

Army Shadow UAS was a success.  “It was so successful that we have moved our whole OSRVT architecture to be compliant with those open standards,” Kennedy said.  “This allows us to more readily connect the applications that third parties may have developed, whether it’s Garmin or third-party contractor developed applications that plug into our known standard, thereby reducing the cost of integration for the program overall.  It also allows us to introduce competition into the program, because now we don’t have to keep going back to the same vendor in order to

Post Sandy Remap New Jersey Project

New Jersey/ Sandy Project is a three-day event to be held July 19-21 to remap affected areas along the New Jersey coast. As part of this effort, Navionics will donate $1 per mile of sonar logs to benefit the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey Recovery and Relief Fund. How to help Hummingbird and Garmin users can record sonar logs, and then upload them to the Navionics webstore.  Updated charts, reflecting everyone's contributions to SonarCharts and Community Edits, can be downloaded after about one week. Visit for further details. Navionics representatives will be at

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