Owning a boat can be a life-changing experience. When you first bought your boat, you probably envisioned a life of freedom and adventure, one where you were free to go where you wanted and finally live the life of your dreams.
One thing you probably didn’t envision though, was spending hours upon hours deciding which electronic devices you would need installing on your boat and worrying about whether you are making the correct decision.
At Imagine Marine, we understand that worry, and our mobile marine electronics sales mean that we will come and help you determine exactly what electronic system will help you get the best out of your boat, all from the comfort of your own dockside. Images: Imaginemarine.com
Chart PlottersKnowing which electronic system to have on your boat can be tricky, so we have compiled a list of the four most useful electronic systems for your boat.
An Alarm System
Managing a boat can feel like a full-time job, and concerns over your boat’s safety can cause many restless nights. A good, wireless alarm system is essential to a boat in the 21st century and will mean that you can sleep easy knowing that your boat is safe.
Many alarm systems can now be linked into your phone, meaning that if there is something wrong with your vessel, you can guarantee that you will be notified of the issue straight away.
Modern alarm systems often come with their own mobile applications, and we here at Imagine Marine will be there to help you make sure that you are fully trained to use them all.
Our mobile marine electronic service means that we wImages: Imaginemarine.comill come out to you, anytime, anywhere, to not only install the product but also to ensure that you are fully comfortable using it.
For many boaters, the peaceful tranquility of the night is a major attraction. Taking your boat out onto the open water, without a soul around you can provide you with a sense of serenity that isn’t available anywhere else.
If late night adventures are your thing, or if you regularly travel in areas with low-lighting, then equipping your boat with night vision is the way forward.
Night vision installations can come in many forms, from goggles to bow-mounted cameras. They use infrared to allow you to detect any potential hazards or dangers that you may enAuto-pilot Systemcounter on a late-night journey.
Boating is an exhilarating experience, but a long journey can become tiresome for even the most exp￼￼erienced of mariners. Sometimes, you might just want to take a break, put your feet up, and enjoy the ride. Installing an auto-pilot system on your boat is the best way to achieve this.
￼An auto-pilot system will allow the boat to continue on a pre-planned route, meaning that the captain can take a seat and enjoy the views, while the boat does all of the hard work. These are especially good for boaters entertaining a number of people on a lengthy journey.
While some boat owners may still prefer to use old navigation maps, no modern boat is truly complete without a chart plotter.
For centuries, mariners relied on using navigation maps to navigate the waters, but thanks to modern chart plotters and their use of GPS, you can know exactly where you are on the waters. Chart Plotters use GPS to not only tell you exactly where you are on the waters, but also to tell you what may be around you, and any potential hazards that you may encounter.
￼Chart Plotters can come in all shapes and sizes, but it is often recommended to go with one that has a big screen size and a high-quality resolution. Chart PlottersImages: Imaginemarine.com
There are normally two ways to mount a chart plotter on your boat- dash or bracket. Bigger boats are often better suited to having the chart plotter installed on the dash, whereas smaller vessels may prefer to have them mounted on a bracket.