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If you’re lucky enough to own a yacht or small boat, you should try to make use of the latest tech. Not only will it make your life easier, but it could also keep all your passengers safe. At the end of the day, there are many different dangers on the open sea. So, it’s vital you do everything possible to limit your exposure. Today, I’m going to draw your attention towards some of the most important pieces of tech you need to invest in as soon as possible. The last thing you want is to plan a Mediterranean trip that goes wrong. For that reason, you need to pay attention.
Digital radar systems
Before you do anything else, you should invest in a new digital radar system. That gadget will help to make sure you never hit anything while sailing your boat. It should highlight shorelines and other vessels nearby. Those systems will give you more than enough time to change your direction and avoid a collision. While many captains use drones, they are not the best solution. Some of the most advanced tools will also detect icebergs and other obstacles in the water. So, it’s safe to say they could have used that technology on the Titanic. The story of that ship sinking would be very different if they had access to advanced digital radar systems.
Fixed firefighting systems
There is no way of knowing when a fire might break out aboard your yacht. So, you need to make sure you have a fixed fire system in place. Many of them use a deluge nozzle to ensure the user can spray water in different directions at various pressure levels. That gadget is essential if you don’t want something bad to happen when you’re at sea. A shocking number of boats sank due to fire last year, and this item is the perfect solution. You don’t need any training to use it properly, and it could help you to deal with fire issues before they damage your ship.
Ultrasonic leak detection systems
For many different reasons, any vessel could start to take on too much water. When that happens, the boat becomes less buoyant and liable to sink. Thankfully, ultrasonic leak detection systems are the answer. The devices work by sounding an alarm whenever water levels in the lower decks become too high. The captain just has to switch the pumps on to rectify the problem. However, that isn’t always possible if the leak wasn’t detected early. So, do yourself a favour and invest in this gadget as soon as possible. It could save your life, but it could also keep your yacht afloat.
You should now have a good understanding of the marine gadgets you need to purchase this year. Compared to the price of your boat, none of them are going to break the bank. However, it’s always sensible to avoid the cheapest products are opt for a high-end alternative. That is because they are almost always inferior. So, you need something built by professionals that is going to remain in good working order under the worst conditions.
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