Yacht Controller Dual Band Series Review

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK4apliMjaA[/youtube] For many years we have installed hardwired remotes on boats such as Glendinning’s hand-held unit. They usually come with at least 15’ of cable that you plug into an outlet that is hardwired to the engine room transmitter. Most times we installed an outlet on the flybridge and one in the aft deck so the boater could use the remote at the stern as he pulls into the slip and then scoot down to the aft deck to help grab lines as he continued to steer the boat. The system is reliable and many people (including our clients) still use it today, but there are some drawbacks: Labor cost to run those wires and install the plugs The remote itself is very large and cumbersome requiring two hands to operate Limited by the length of the cord Necessity for a large cabinet to store the remote and long cable The Yacht Controller concept is simple, take the good of the remote and eliminate the drawbacks. The result is an outstanding wireless unit the size of a cell phone and powerful enough to control your engine throttle, bow & stern thrusters and even your windlass. Installation is only a few hours and can be retrofitted to ANY boat with OR without electronic engine controls. No wires to run anywhere. The remote is intuitive, fits comfortably in your hands and can be easily operated by one hand freeing the other to grab a line, a fender…or a handrail!!!! You can walk freely around or off the boat for quite a distance (I can attest to this) It stores just about anywhere- it’s the size of a cell phone! Additional benefits as tested by us and reported by our member users: Saves relationships: No need to yell “boat-to-wall” distances to your friends and family or to stress out because of a tough current. You are free to stand where you need to be. Saves anchorages: In a pinch you can actually jump in the shoreboat and fiddle with the boat and windlass controls while you fiddle with the anchor or hook onto that mooring. You should have someone at the helm of course and I should note that I don’t think the company recommends this…so disclaimer, disclaimer. Saves money: Aside from the obvious installation savings, The Yacht Controller system reduces the throttle so that you can move the boat easier, without all the jerking around of the “pump the throttle” system. Save money by not “pumping” your boat into the sea wall. Don’t believe us see testimonial videos by real boaters who use Yacht Controller Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Announcement: For the 2010 boat show Yacht controller is proud to showcase their new and improved Dual Band controller. This brand new unit simultaneously transmits on two frequencies thereby completely eliminating any possibility of signal interruption. The security of the system with its 5 microprocessors and 10 relays ensures a command reliability greater than the actual wired controls to the ships on-board microprocessor, yet this plug and play system is easy to install and extremely user friendly. Yacht Controller Dual Band Highlights: Watertight connections and corresponding gaskets equipped with proprietary silicone membrane switches developed by Porsche Design Unique control heads Individual microprocessors for each function with back-up relays ensure redundancy for safety and security working via CANBUS system Acoustical alarm and take command function replicate original control functions for safety and...




Yacht Thruster – bow and stern thruster

[youtube]8nESxacw7qk[/youtube] Yacht Thruster is an externally mounted bow and stern thruster solution for yachts and sail boats 20 feet to 65 feet Did you ever dock your boat alone in windy conditions? Maintain your position while waiting for bridge clearance? Did you have to do it without bow/stern thrusters? If so we solute you, but boating should be about fun not nerve-racking, finger biting, gray hair inducing (get the picture) moments! Introducing Yacht thruster a German Quality and Swiss precision thruster that is designed to provide almost triple the operation run time of a comparative electrical thruster system. Roughly 25 minutes of run time in a single hour to be exact. Key Advantages: Easy and fast to install like a thru-hull fitting No fiberglass lamination required Minimal space required in boat interior Long run time due to water cooling Minimal noise due to precision machinery and external mounting Maintenance free – require no maintenance other than normal bottom paint 3 years of full guarantee The Thruster is made out of a single block of aluminum that is milled into shape – translate to safer, stronger, and more durable Q: How much does the EXTURN bow and stern thruster slow my boat down? A: When positioned correctly, Yacht Thruster has minimal effects on your boat speed. In fact it slows the boat less than a conventional bow thrusters with transverse tunnel inside the hull, because the current doesn’t stall directly along the hull and generates less turbulence. Within a testing environment, depending on the positioning, the loss of speed differs between 0.1 and 0.2 knots at a reference speed of 9 knots, which is comparable to a folding propeller. On motorboats (glider, half glider), when correctly positioned as bow thruster, the Yacht Thruster is located outside the water during drive and therefore doesn’t slow at all. Simplex: for bow and stern installation on sailing and motor boat Duplex: two thrusters could be mounted together in one unite Compact-Stern: for stern installation on boats Installation is simple … [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlD42SCfCMw[/youtube] Yacht Thruster is easy to install and usually takes only about 1-2 hours for the thruster itself (without cable connections). It is necessary to drill a hole of 2 in diameter through the hull for the threaded bolt which is a hollow sealed shaft and contains the cables. The mounting kit is provided with bolts and pressure-tight sealings. Once the cable has is laid inside the boat and the control panel is attached and fastened the installation is complete. To ensure the complete sealing the mounting bolt comes with a pressure-tight sealing system which closes the drill hole completely. The system is certified by Technical University Munich, and when installed correctly could function for more than 15 years. Yacht Thruster & Yacht Controller: Yacht Thruster is brought to you by Yacht Controller the dual band remote control that will control your engines and thruster motions as you walk around the boat freely. If you really want to spoil yourself this cruising season ask us about the Yacht Controller and Thruster package. Both system work incredibly well together. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYHcBfqkxRQ[/youtube] How much and how do I get one? Easy, call 954.557.5974 | send us an email to sales(at)lucidyacht(dot)com | or leave us a message below Tell us your boat model and what thruster configuration you would like, and we’ll get you the special Lucid pricing. So what are you waiting...




Ocean LED Underwater Lights

We’ve successfully installed underwater lights by OceanLED on several yachts and can attest to their beauty. They bring the yachts to life by literally attracting marine life to it at night. Installation is fairly simple and very safe. The only time consuming part can be the running of new wires if your boat is not already equipped with extra lines (some are). The lights come in various colors, but green and blue are best suited for salt water viewing. They come in thru-hull and flush mount design. The latter is recommended for hull sides and exposed transoms, while the less expensive thru-hull variety is perfect for below the swim platform. Size dictates the number of LED bulbs which in turn defines the intensity of the light- bigger is brighter. OceanLED has a simple chart to help you choose the right light for your boat. About the company [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQPlXO35xJ8[/youtube] We are currently equipping a yacht with transom lights and two very cool features- an underwater camera and a fish strobe. The camera, called EYES, points directly down on the hull while the fish strobe (a variable pulse light) attracts fish to your underside. The camera feed can then be pumped into any TV or helm LCD that you wish. To describe this as cool is a severe understatement! We’re taking pictures and videos of the install and the finished look and we’ll post to our site in the next week or so. If you’re in Fort Lauderdale contact us and we’ll get you onboard to see the install first hand. Great video on how to light your motoryacht with underwater lights...




Pets Aboard: The Doggy Boat Ladder

We wrote some tips about boating with pets here and here we decided to start featuring various products that could help. Why leave your pets behind, with a little planing they can join in on your boating adventures. So with out further introduction here is the first item in a segment we like to call Pets Aboard. The Doggy Boat Ladder by Paws Aboard Portable, Sturdy, Light-Weight, Easy to Attach, Durable, and Affordable. Better than a traditional dog boat ramp because it is designed specifically to attach to your boat’s ladder to provide your dog the easiest possible exit from the water. This new style of dog boat ladder/ramp is perfectly designed to attach to almost any boat ladder and style of boat. Your pet will find it easy to get out of the water and back aboard with this unique boat ramp. You will find it easy to carry, install and store The Doggy Boat Ladder. The ladder features a slip-resistant ribbed design that’s safe for all pets. The conveniently designed ramp will detach and float next to the watercraft when the boat ladder is needed for human use. This unique dog boat ramp can be attached and removed in seconds and includes a universal grip that fits almost all boat ladder designs. The Doggy Boat Ladder is rust and corrosion-proof. The highly-durable ramp washes easily with soap and water and is UV resistant. All Paws Aboard Doggy Boat Ladders are of the highest quality and workmanship and built to last in all types of weather conditions. Click here to purchase the Doggy Boat...