AIS for Cruisers

(published May 2014) The Universal Shipborne Automatic Identification System (AIS) that was put into action in 2002 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), mandated that commercial […]

Radio Check

A guide to VHF radio communication and your safety  (published February 2014) In the ever-evolving age of modern marine electronics, the humble VHF still stands out […]

Satellite Phones at Sea

Voice and data communications has never been easier for cruisers  (published February 2014) The call came in on schedule from Lime’n at sea. “Can you hear […]

Charting Up for the Caribbean

Here are the charts and guides you need to safely navigate and cruise the Caribbean  (published January 2014) Every fall hundreds of boats depart the East […]

The Brains of the Operation

Multifunction displays bring the information age to your helm and nav station  (published January 2014) The field of marine electronics has been on a fast development […]

Bank On It

How to assess and choose the right house batteries for your boat  (published November 2013) We were reaching south halfway between Annapolis and Norfolk when the […]