Press Release Archive - Navigation

Mon, 01 Oct 2018

How WASSP is reducing the environmental damage caused by ghost gear

Ghost gear, as lost and abandoned fishing equipment is known, is not just an economic loss; it’s a large, growing and potentially long-enduring environmental problem. It has been estimated that some 640,000 tonnes of ghost gear, including nets, pots, ropes and more besides, is left in the seas and oceans every year having become so inextricably snagged on a reef or a wreck that the skipper has had no choice but to cut it free for the safety of vessel and crew. Some of this equipment may... More

Tue, 19 Jun 2018

The latest in seafloor mapping for superyachts

The latest in seafloor mapping for superyachts Water occupies around 71% of the Earth’s surface. But only about 5% of the world's waters have been mapped with detailed bathymetric data (showing positioned depths). In other words, approximately 66% of the Earth’s waters are currently unmapped. The mapped waters tend to be either navigational areas with regular shipping activity or areas with commercial exploration operations - with the data usually being made publicly available ... More

Tue, 12 Jun 2018

Four months into his new role as the founding General Manager of the new ENL Europe office in Maldon, Rufus Whiteford talks about what is going on in the world of WASSP. More

Wed, 16 May 2018

120M Superyacht Refit with FarSounder Sonar

Marel Electronics, FarSounder’s dealer in Greece, recently commissioned a FarSounder-500 on a refit project of a 120m superyacht. More

Tue, 19 Sep 2017

Come see us at Darse Sud Tent #QS78

The FarSounder team will once again be exhibiting at the Monaco Yacht Show . Stop by air conditioned Darse Sud tent at booth #QS78 to meet the newest members of our team! Let's share a glass of wine while we discuss the exciting things happening at FarSounder including our NEW Local History Mapping (LHM)™. Please contact: for more information More

Sun, 09 Jul 2017

FarSounder Welcomes New Board Member

Cruise ship marine operations expert John Schneider is joining the board of directors at FarSounder, Inc. Schneider has utilized FarSounder’s innovative sonar systems since 2010 in his role as vessel manager for Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM). Over the last twelve years, Schneider has worked in the cruise ship segment of the marine industry as fuel and energy optimization manager (Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises), superintendent engineer (Celebrity Cruises), and as vessel manager fo... More

Fri, 19 May 2017

FarSounder Welcomes New Global Sales Director

FarSounder, Inc. announced today that Michael Mathewson has joined the company in a newly-created position of Director of Global Sales. Reporting to CEO Cheryl M. Zimmerman, industry professional Mathewson is charged with addressing the continued growth in the international marketplace for FarSounder key technologies for commercial, defense and private luxury yachts. A mechanical engineer by training, Mathewson has spent his career managing multifaceted projects and developing high-perform... More

Sat, 01 Apr 2017

PONANT Outfitting Four New Expedition Ships with FarSounder-1000 3D Sonar

FarSounder, Inc. announced today that the company has secured an order to provide their flagship FarSounder-1000 sonars for the PONANT EXPLORERS, a new series of four yachts designed specifically for luxury expeditions. Combining great design, cutting-edge technology, a small capacity and respect for the environment, these PONANT ships are designed to Ice Class 1C certification. FarSounder Norwegian dealer Wärtsilä Valmarine AS is the integrator. Shipbuilder is Vard Søviknes Norway for these... More

Thu, 29 Sep 2016

DSNM launch NEW client portal passage planning software at Monaco Yacht...

We are delighted to announce that the DSNM website ( ) has undergone a major overhaul with many exciting new features. David Store (Managing Director) and Martin Amy (Director) will be showcasing the new website whilst at the Monaco Yacht Show. As well as there being a brand new look and feel to the website, the functionality has been drastically improved to ensure it’s a valuable tool for all DSNM Clients, Fleet Managers and Management Companies. Many of the enhanced element... More

Thu, 22 Sep 2016

At MYS 2016 the Integrated Navigation System advances to the next level

The German navigation system company Raytheon Anschütz showcases the next level in Integrated Navigation Systems (INS) at Monaco Yacht Show 2016. “With Synapsis NX the Integrated Navigation System is advancing to the next level. Smart network architecture, standardized hardware and innovative system modules not only dramatically reduce complexity, but also improve bridge system integration and open the door for most flexible and ergonomic bridge design solutions.” This is how... More

Thu, 01 Sep 2016

Smart Technical Management Name Change

The last 3 years have been hugely successful for SMART with the current financial barometer registering a massive $10m+ worth of savings for owners of new build and refit yachts. Despite these successes, we felt the time is now right to fine tune what makes us the leading independent technology adviser in the superyacht industry. After speaking with our customers we decided that the term ‘Technical Management’ could be misleading and confusing, especially compared to services provided by ya... More

Sun, 14 Aug 2016

FarSounder Introduces 3D Navigation Systems through the U.S. Navy in Support ...

FarSounder, Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide FarSounder-1000 systems for two US Navy transferred OSPREY Class Mine Hunter Coastal (MHC) Vessels. The systems were sold by FarSounder's dealer Voyager Maritime Alliance Group of Ft. Lauderdale, FL via their customer, VSE Corporation. VSE's delivery order is under a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract through the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) International Fleet Support Program. "This contract award demonstrates the strategic be... More

Wed, 20 Jul 2016

The Real Seamless Bridge

Integrated bridge systems found on superyachts have significantly improved in the past years, with a major focus on navigation system integration and multifunctional displays. However, there are still lots of different hardware controls for non-navigational systems on the bridge. These are not only an issue with regard to a common operating philosophy and for the visual appearance of the wheelhouse but also lack flexibility when it comes to new or changing systems. “We all are used to down... More

Fri, 12 Feb 2016

FarSounder Launches Major Software Update for Navigation Sonars SonaSoft 32

FarSounder is pleased to announce the release of SonaSoft™ version 3.2, a major upgrade to the software which powers the FarSounder-500, FarSounder-1000, and FS-3DT sonars. This upgrade includes significant processing, user interface, and display improvements. Major upgrade features include: True Target Motion™ Chart Viewer Improvements Sonar Status Indicator Improved Color Scale Display “Our development team continues to set the standard for 3D Forward-Looking Sonars,” says Matthew Zi... More

Tue, 08 Dec 2015

Transas iSailor announces the Australasian Boundless Summer offer

With the summer season soon starting in the southern hemisphere, Transas is offering a new super-large chart folio for iSailor users. The new super-large chart folio covers Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the offshore waters of the southern Pacific Ocean. The folio is available for purchase in iSailor both for iOS and Android users from December 8th until March 31st 2016. All users who purchase the new folio will benefit from a reduced folio price compared with buying individua... More

Sun, 08 Nov 2015

FarSounder 3D Sonars Integrated into Wärtsilä SAM Electonics NACOS Platinum

FarSounder, the leading developer of 3D forward looking sonar systems for navigation and obstacle avoidance, is excited to announce an integration partnership with Wärtsilä SAM Electronics. 3D sonar data from FarSounder’s navigation systems can now be visualized and controlled directly from all NACOS MULTIPILOT workstations. The unique forward-looking capabilities of FarSounder's navigation products add a new dimension of situational awareness to the NACOS Platinum Series. "After working w... More

Wed, 14 Oct 2015

AMELS 188 Receives Raytheons 100th Superyacht INS

AMELS 188 Receives Raytheon’s 100th Superyacht INS During the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show, the German navigation system specialist Raytheon Anschütz announced the delivery of its 100th Integrated Navigation System (INS) to the superyacht market. The jubilee INS will be delivered to the new Limited Editions AMELS 188. “We are very proud to be selected by such a prestigious shipyard and look forward to contributing our solution to the new Limited Editions AMELS 188,” Raytheon Anschütz’ Sales M... More

Wed, 30 Sep 2015

Transas integrated technologies presented at the Monaco Yacht Show

Following the successful launch of the T-Bridge in 2014, this year at the 25th Monaco Yacht Show Transas unveiled the new and highly anticipated features of the most advanced integrated bridge system for Mega Yachts. Transas T-Bridge is designed as a truly integrated solution combining all information from across the yacht for efficient decision-making and enjoyable sailing. Amongst many features is the unique and improved Transas Augmented Reality system developed to make digesting informat... More

Wed, 12 Aug 2015

NetLogic Marine Launches Man Overboard Alarm for VesselWatch system

Net Logic Marine announces new Hydrostatic Man Overboard Alarm I think the relevance of this project does not need further explanation, as yachts move to DMR Vesselwatch platform as per regulation requirements they now have the option to include our Hydrostatic alarm. This alarm sends a MAN OVERBOARD message to all crew radios as soon as the sensor is submerged in water. This app cost €200 including hardware, and can be changed between handsets in seconds to be used by anyone at risk... More

Tue, 09 Jun 2015

Net Logic Appoint New US Partner for Vesselwatch

Net Logic Marine is always very careful to select only the most competent and professional distribution partners, we have appointed Highland Wireless as our central US agent. Highland wireless are experts in 2 way radios and run the local radio network making them our ideal partners. Jack Robinson ( Director of Commercial Development) stated: “They are the best at what they do, we can offer them the most advanced radio software platform in the sector, and our commercial synergy is per... More

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