6 tools to improve boating electronics in 2023

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Best Boat Accessories 2023 - The 7 tools to have on board
Best Boat Accessories 2023 – The 7 tools to have on board

Best Boat Accessories 2023 – The essential tools on board

Between smart, space-saving accessories and technologically advanced solutions, here are the 6 tools you must have on your boat in 2023. These range from innovations that make navigation and communication easier to systems for monitoring one’s performance in navigation. Here are what they are!


Boat Electronics 2023 – 5912 Dorsal – Shakespeare Marine

TOP Accessories 2023 - 5912 Dorsal - Shakespeare Marine
TOP Accessories 2023 – 5912 Dorsal – Shakespeare Marine

A fin-shaped antenna, that’s what Shakespeare Marine has come up with. The 5912-Dorsal is a VHF, AIS and AM/FM antenna with an unusual fin-shaped design, made of strong and durable materials. It is designed for boats up to 15 meters and for coastal sailing, achieving a range of four miles at 1W and 10 miles at 25W. Due to its very small size-about 7 centimeters in length-it can be installed even on very small boats, and its shape prevents it from snagging or breaking.


Gobius C – Gobius

Boat Electronics - Gobius C - Gobius
TOP 2023 Accessories – Gobius C – Gobius

Gobius C is a very small, state-of-the-art tank sensor that accurately measures from the outside the level of liquids inside, whether white water, black water or fuel. The electronics product works with metal or plastic tanks up to 2 meters in height, installs without disassembling the tank, and works with a micro-radar chip. It can be connected to on-board instrumentation and smartphone via app.


Sailproof SP08 – Sailproof

TOP 2023 Accessories - Sailproof SP08 - Sailproof
TOP 2023 Accessories – Sailproof SP08 – Sailproof

This tablet is designed to excellently withstand shocks and splashes thanks to the very durable protective case, designed specifically to allow the device to be used in a nautical environment. The screen, which is hydrophobic and anti-reflective, allows for a second mobile chartplotter in just 8 inches in size!


Boat Electronics: Scout WiFi + 4G Onboard – Italian Nautical Supplies.

Boat electronics 2023
TOP 2023 Accessories – Scout WiFi + 4G Onboard – Italian Nautical Supplies.

The Scout system sold by Forniture Nautiche Italiane allows you to connect to present WiFi hotspots and the 4G mobile network, sharing the signal on board via the built-in hotspot or via Ethernet: it automatically selects the best available network to maintain connectivity on board, up to 20 miles from shore. Electronics is significantly improved this way.


Smartboat – Airmar

TOP 2023 Accessories - Smartboat - Airmar
TOP 2023 Accessories – Smartboat – Airmar

The ultimate onboard “blackbox” is called SmartBoat and was developed by Airmar. Smartboat is an NMEA 2000-certified product that offers a sensor interface that can be configured as desired and supports a wide range of sensors and protocols, providing remote sensing, management, and programming functions, for example. Forget about complex wiring and protocol conversion devices,SmartBoat interfaces directly with sensors-there is no need for numerous expensive single-sensor modules.


Boat Electronics: Ultrasonic Portable Mini Windmeter – Calypso

Boat Electronics Ultrasonic Portable Mini Windmeter - Calypso
Ultrasonic Portable Mini Windmeter – Calypso

Calypso Instrument produces the world’s smallest wireless anemometer. It measures just 40 millimeters in diameter and is most useful for measuring wind speed and direction. This tiny instrument can transmit data to one’s smartphone via Bluetooth connection or via NMEA to the on-board instrumentation. The instrument supports QI charging and can be charged very simply through a wireless pad.



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