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La gamme de produits Internet de Digital Yacht comprend des adaptateurs Wi-Fi longue portée, des amplificateurs 4G et des routeurs sans fil.

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Automatic Identification System (AIS)  is the name given to an international maritime communications protocol developed back in the late 90s. AIS is now one of the most widely used and significant navigation safety technologies since the introduction of radar. The system was originally developed as a collision avoidance tool to enable commercial vessels to ‘see’ each other more clearly in all conditions and improve the helmsman’s information about his surrounding environment.

AIS uses GPS and VHF radio technologies to automatically communicate between vessels allowing vessel identity, position, course and speed (and other data) to be shared to other AIS users within range. These could be vessels, aircraft, coast stations or satellites. A single AIS transmission (message) can contain up to 27 pieces of information and can be used to carry numerous different types of data.

AIS forms an important part of a toolbox of aids to navigation. Information received via AIS can supplement and improve radar information and therefore is a valuable aid to assist in collision avoidance. It’s affordable, easy to install and also easier to interpret for leisure users compared to small radar systems. An AIS transponder is a mandatory fit on all vessels greater than 300 tonnes or carrying 12 or more passengers.

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Most navigation system can calculate the Closest Point of Approach (CPA) of every AIS target and also the Time to CPA (TCPA). The navigation system can trigger an audible and visual alarm when dangerous targets are detected.

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Useful to see around corners vessels, AtoNs, rescue Craft, etc. AIS is a low power and low cost alternative to radar for small boats.

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Receive clear and regular position reports of all AIS equipped vessels in your area. You can identify and make a DSC radio call to a dangerous vessel using their MMSI number.

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Emergency services and port authorities are using AIS for surveillance, safety with quick and easy vessel identification. Also, your friends and family can use online AIS services to track your trip/race from home.

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Digital Yacht’s extensive range of AIS products provides solutions for every type of boat, from an open cockpit RIB to a SOLAS Super Tanker. An AIS which sends and receives data is known as a  transceiver (or often called a transponder) . There are also simple devices called  AIS receivers  which pick up transmissions and decode for displaying on a compatible chart plotter or PC based navigation system – or even an iPad or tablet.

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Class B AIS Transponder  is for recreational craft installation and is a simplified, lower powered 2W transceiver which is normally a black box and uses a connected chart plotter to display local AIS targets. It transmits every 30 seconds regardless of vessel speed and can’t transmit additional data like destination port.

Class B+ AIS   Transponder  (also called Class B SOTDMA) is a new standard that utilises SOTDMA format transmissions which offer a 5W power output (2.5 x more powerful than a regular Class B), a guaranteed time slot for transmission in busy traffic areas and faster update rates depending upon the speed of the vessel. It’s ideal for ocean sailors requiring the best possible performance and future proof satellite tracking applications, fast power boats and smaller non-mandated commercial vessels.

Class A AIS Transponder  must have a dedicated (and type approved) display to show the location of nearby AIS targets and transmits at 12.5W. Data is sent at up to every 2 seconds depending upon the vessel speed and the display also allows for data to be inputted to the transmission such as vessel destination. A Class A device is normally used on commercial vessels as its Type Approved to IMO specifications.

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ATON (Aids To Navigation)  is an AIS transceiver specifically for use on marine infrastructure and buoys to provide real time hazard alerts as well as live monitoring data such as weather, sea and lantern status. ATON transmissions can be displayed on compatible chart plotter and ECDIS systems and allow a buoy or structure to be positively identified as well as the ability to display local wind, tide or metrological data.

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AIS SART (Search And Rescue Transmitter)  is a homing beacon designed for use in an emergency. When activated an AIS SART transmits its GPS position using AIS in a special SART message. This message is recognised by the AIS display systems on other vessels (and potentially on shore) as an emergency message and generates an alarm.

An AIS SART can be used to locate a life raft or lifeboat in an emergency situation. Available in vessel versions (SART) or personal versions (PLB) with the difference being size and range. An AIS SART with its position close to the waterline and limited 2W output would typically have a maximum range of 5-6NM. A PLB device would typically have a range of 2-3NM.

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AIS base stations  are fixed (non-mobile) stations that port authorities use to monitor and control vessel traffic. Major ports and harbours install these systems to give additional control over local AIS users. These base stations can also control other AIS devices with the ability to turn other AIS devices on or off, reserve time slots for special transmissions, control which time slots mobile AIS devices use and even control the power level of AIS transponders.

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Digital Yacht Products Make Liveaboard Life Easier

  • By David Schmidt
  • October 25, 2022

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Liveaboard life can be ideal, so long as zoom works. Mark and Julie Altman learned this lesson earlier this year while anchored aboard Unruly Julie, their 22-year-old Caliber 40 LRC, near Panama City Beach, Florida.

He was on a conference call with multiple people, while she was screen-sharing with a California-based colleague. They simultaneously ran their communications through their Digital Yacht 4GXtream, which uses cellular networks to deliver onboard internet. Paired with a $20-per-month AT&T SIM card, it gives them unlimited data and unthrottled speeds.

“It just works,” Mark Altman says of their kit, which includes an AIS transmitter and an antenna splitter. “We’ve made a few other mistakes, but Digital Yacht is one that we got right.”

Nick Heyes, an electrical engineer and marine-industry veteran, founded Digital Yacht in 2011 in Somerset, England. He caught what he terms a lucky break. The automatic identification system was just reaching recreational yachts, Apple’s iPad was brand-new, and Digital Yacht’s first product—the iAIS wireless AIS receiver—fused the two with perfect market timing. The flooding AIS tide allowed his company to innovate across a range of technologies and become an international exporter.

The business—built alongside chief technology officer Paul Sumpner, director of business development and marketing Nicolas Guerin, and head of hardware engineering Akos Keleman—quickly expanded its product portfolio. Marinized black-box PCs were first, followed by data gateways, navigation software, sensors, long-range cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity solutions, TV antennas, and recently, vessel-monitoring systems that use artificial intelligence.

Digital Yacht’s products have always been open-source and certified by the National Marine Electronics Association, which lets them play nicely with third-party apps, software and hardware. In some cases, the company’s alerts and devices can be displayed on, and controlled by, third-party multifunction displays.

While Digital Yacht sells a high-definition display, Heyes has long believed that consumer-grade tablets and smartphones can be wirelessly networked via data gateways with older onboard systems to create information-rich environments for a fraction of the cost of an electronics refit.

“People walk around with $1,000 computers in their pockets that have way more processing power, speed and [screen] quality than any marine product,” Heyes says. “We can convert old and legacy data to a format that people want. … I fundamentally believe the customer is the key driver of what we need to do.”

Digital Yacht often innovates based on conversations with customers. An example is the second SIM-card port the company added to the 4GXtream. “We have a ‘make, don’t debate’ approach,” Heyes says. “If we see an idea and we think it could be successful, we bring [it] to market with 80 percent of the features. We can add features later, but we’ve got to have confidence in its reliability.”

This is where Digital Yacht’s relatively small size is advantageous. It can develop a product in less than a year, Heyes says, using a range of microprocessor libraries, an NMEA 2000 stack and a 4G interface. It’s all “a bit like Lego,” he says, with additions being made to existing products, creating new applications.

It also helps to understand boats. Heyes is a lifelong sailor, Sumpner lives on an all-electric canal boat, and Digital Yacht maintains a dedicated test boat called Gigabyte. (Heyes jokes that the next ride will be called Terabyte.)

“Globally, we have 35 people, and we do $10 million a year in revenue,” he says. The company exports to 70 countries. “We’re small, but not tiny,” he says.

While Digital Yacht’s head count is a market differentiator, so too is its production strategy. The company manufactures 90 percent of its product in the UK and 10 percent in France. It’s considering expanding manufacturing to the United States. “Shipping and freight are super-expensive,” he says.

Looking ahead, Heyes envisions ever-evolving user interfaces and increased use of artificial intelligence. This past November, the company unveiled NavAlert, a monitoring system that uses artificial intelligence to scrutinize any parameter on a yacht’s N2K network, allowing for smart anchor-drift alarms and AIS-based collision alarms. Should a default or customer-dictated threshold trip, the system records the data and triggers onboard audio and visual alarms. Users can pair a NavAlert with a 4GXtream cellular modem, allowing NavAlert to transmit notifications autonomously.

NavChat is expected to arrive this year, converting NavAlert’s ones and zeros into nouns and verbs. NavChat “takes the NavAlert alarm and turns it into a spoken alarm,” Heyes says. It should allow boaters to set alarm parameters using a single MFD.

These days, whether it’s AIS or AI, Digital Yacht makes a product for almost every type of yacht, so long as it involves data and DC power. After all, you just might find yourself at anchor, collaborating with co-workers while your first mate screen-shares with a colleague a continent away—all for a fraction of the airtime cost of an at-home connection. The upshot is that liveaboard life can be ideal.

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In 2011, Digital Yacht collected a DAME Design Award for its iAIS wireless AIS system. This year, it earned a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the most prestigious award the monarchy bestows upon British businesses. 

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European Commission unveils European Digital Twin of the Ocean prototype

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Today at the  Digital Ocean Forum (DOF) 2024, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Iliana Ivanova and other high-level representatives from Belgium, France and the European Commission unveiled the first pre-operational platform of the European Digital Twin Ocean (EU DTO).

The  European Digital Twin of the Ocean (EU DTO), announced by President von der Leyen at the One Ocean Summit in Brest in February 2022, is a key deliverable of the  EU Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters . Its purpose is to provide ocean communities with actionable knowledge and to support them in their daily decisions and planning, to ensure a healthy and sustainable ocean.

Commissioner Ivanova said: 

“I am thrilled to announce that as from today, the European Digital Twin of the Ocean is accessible to everyone for testing, for using or for contributions. Thanks to the investment from the EU research and innovation programme Horizon Europe, it will help us understand how pollution and human activities affect the ocean and its critical role in regulating the climate and preserving biodiversity. It is still a prototype, but once it’s fully up and running, the platform will become a game-changer in ocean management, providing essential information and precise, real-time predictions.”

The EU DTO core infrastructure is one of the main elements of the Digital Ocean Knowledge System under the EU Mission “Restore our Ocean and Waters” and exemplifies Europe's commitment to develop innovative scientific tools to revolutionise the approach to the many challenges that our ocean faces today. By enabling a sophisticated "what-if" scenario analysis, the EU DTO offers unprecedented capabilities for modelling and developing tailor-made science-driven decision-making tools as well as visual interfaces for actors of virtually all marine and maritime sectors.

A wide variety of use cases were also displayed, including use cases on marine litter (i.e., plastic pollution), marine biodiversity, nature-based solutions (i.e., seagrass restoration), marine renewable energy (i.e., the potential of multi-use offshore wind energy), adaptation and mitigation, early warning for extreme events, and coastal monitoring (i.e. extreme sea levels and hazards). 

The DOF 2024 was the occasion to showcase publicly and for the first time the prototype of the EU DTO core infrastructure. The event also served to discuss the EU DTO contribution to the sustainable development of blue economies and the management of ocean resources. In addition, this initiative helps implement the European Green Deal and the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

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New rules to mean easier cruising to France from 1 June 2024

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Sailors can now check in to Schengen zone in 53 French marinas rather than having to use official Ports of Entry

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Sailors planning to cross the Channel to France this summer should have a much easier time checking in and out, thanks to changes introduced on 1 June 2024.

Yachts arriving in France from outside the EU’s Schengen zone can now clear customs in one of 53 marinas. These are not official ports of entry, but have been given authority to check boats in and out of the zone by French customs authority.

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The marinas are: Anglet, Antibes, Arcachon, Barneville Carteret, Binic, Calais, Camaret, Cancale, Cannes, Cap Breton, Cap d’Ail, Carentan, Cherbourg, Concarneau, Courseulles-sur-Mer, Deauville, Dielette, Dieppe, Dinan, Dinard, Dives-sur-Mer, Douarnenez, Dunkerque, Fécamp, Grandcamps Maisy, Gravelines, Honfleur, Hyères, Isigny sur Mer, La Rochelle, La Trinité sur Mer, La vicomté sur Rance, L’AberWrac’h, Larmor-Baden, Le Conquet, Le Havre, Lézardrieux, Marseille, Morlaix, Paimpol, Perros-Guirec, Plouër-sur-Rance, Pontrieux, Port en Bessin, Port Saint Louis du Rhône, Port-Bail-sur-Mer, Quiberon, Saint Briac, Saint Jacut de la mer, Saint Suliac, Saint Vaast la Hougue, Saint Valery en Caux , Saint-Cast le Guildo, Saint-Malo, Saint-Quay Portrieux, Saint-Raphaël, Saint-Tropez, Sanary-sur-mer, Sète, Trébeurden, Tréguier.

The French authorities have all signed a national protocol of cooperation facilitating 

the arrival of sailors arriving from abroad. The Schengen border control’ states that frontiers can be passed through at specific passage points (PPF – points de passage frontaliers) at fixed opening times only. 

‘This protocol is the fruit of much hard work undertaken by the FFPP and its administrators. I wish to thank the very constructive approach carried out by the DGDDI and the D NPAF who within a complex geopolitical  situation  listened  with  care  and  attention  to  the  concerns  expressed  by  the  harbour authorities,’ said Michaël Quernez, President of the French Federation of Marinas (FFPP – La fédération française des ports de plaisance).

‘Effectively, many sailors, notably the English, in a post-Brexit world, were no longer coming to France, nor indeed were French sailors visiting the UK. This situation meant there was a huge drop in visitors to our ports and our shoreline. This present protocol has in a robust and pragmatic manner eased the entry and departure of sailors within the Schengen countries. It shows a strong commitment by the harbour authorities and the FFPP who have worked to ensure this protocol will last.’ 

 The three authorities established a more robust platform in order to ease communication and information flow (including follow up), granting 53 marinas – non-PPF ports – permission to welcome boats coming from abroad. 

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The yachts must follow the following procedures, the authorities announced: 

– the persons present on board the boat must (1) inform the Harbour authority before arrival  and (2) be authorised to arrive at said port

– the persons must hand in the specific form, giving details of the persons on board as well  as the technical characteristics of the boat. This information must be given to the Harbour  authority 24 hours before arrival when the trip is less than 24 hours long, and at the latest  when the boat departs from a port which is outside of Schengen countries. The port authority  will immediately transmit such information to the designated PPF port. 

Within the framework of this protocol, the marinas concerned will undertake to send all such information concerning the persons aboard wishing to enter French territory to the border authorities. Carrying out such checks on people at borders – itself a fundamental mission –  falls within the exclusive domain of the specifically designated border guard, namely the services of DNPAF and DGDDI. This protocol does not concern French overseas territories who are not concerned by the Schengen agreement. 

Pleasure vessels to and from the UK

Vessels of any nationality sailing from and to the UK still need to inform UK Border Force and HMRC that they are leaving or arriving in the country in a pleasure craft using either the online Pleasure Craft Report form or the by email using an Excel sPCR template form . At the time of publication (1330 Monday 3 June 2024, the online PCR form was not working and sailors are required to download, complete and return an eC1331 form in its place).

Vessels returning to the UK can submit a report using the same form, or can call National Yachtline on 0300 123 2012. Sailors should also call this number at the earliest opportunity if their plans have changed for any reason.

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What is AIS?

Automatic Identification System (AIS)  is the name given to an international maritime communications protocol developed back in the late 90s. AIS is now one of the most widely used and significant navigation safety technologies since the introduction of radar. The system was originally developed as a collision avoidance tool to enable commercial vessels to ‘see’ each other more clearly in all conditions and improve the helmsman’s information about his surrounding environment.

AIS uses GPS and VHF radio technologies to automatically communicate between vessels allowing vessel identity, position, course and speed (and other data) to be shared to other AIS users within range. These could be vessels, aircraft, coast stations or satellites. A single AIS transmission (message) can contain up to 27 pieces of information and can be used to carry numerous different types of data.

AIS forms an important part of a toolbox of aids to navigation. Information received via AIS can supplement and improve radar information and therefore is a valuable aid to assist in collision avoidance. It’s affordable, easy to install and also easier to interpret for leisure users compared to small radar systems. An AIS transponder is a mandatory fit on all vessels greater than 300 tonnes or carrying 12 or more passengers.

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Benefits of AIS

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CPA and TCPA

Most navigation system can calculate the Closest Point of Approach (CPA) of every AIS target and also the Time to CPA (TCPA). The navigation system can trigger an audible and visual alarm when dangerous targets are detected.

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See around corners

Useful to see around corners vessels, AtoNs, rescue Craft, etc. AIS is a low power and low cost alternative to radar for small boats.

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Identification

Receive MMSI number, vessel name and boat type of all AIS equipped vessels. Useful to find any of your friends’ boats.

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Collision Avoidance

Receive clear and regular position reports of all AIS equipped vessels in your area. You can identify and make a DSC radio call to a dangerous vessel using their MMSI number.

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Emergency services and port authorities are using AIS for surveillance, safety with quick and easy vessel identification. Also, your friends and family can use online AIS services to track your trip/race from home.

Types of AIS

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Digital Yacht’s extensive range of AIS products provides solutions for every type of boat, from an open cockpit RIB to a SOLAS Super Tanker. An AIS which sends and receives data is known as a  transceiver (or often called a transponder) . There are also simple devices called  AIS receivers  which pick up transmissions and decode for displaying on a compatible chart plotter or PC based navigation system – or even an iPad or tablet.

TRANSPONDERS

  • Class B AIS Transponder
  • Class B+ 5W AIS Transponder
  • Class A AIS Transponder

Class B AIS Transponder  is for recreational craft installation and is a simplified, lower powered 2W transceiver which is normally a black box and uses a connected chart plotter to display local AIS targets. It transmits every 30 seconds regardless of vessel speed and can’t transmit additional data like destination port.

Class B+ AIS   Transponder  (also called Class B SOTDMA) is a new standard that utilises SOTDMA format transmissions which offer a 5W power output (2.5 x more powerful than a regular Class B), a guaranteed time slot for transmission in busy traffic areas and faster update rates depending upon the speed of the vessel. It’s ideal for ocean sailors requiring the best possible performance and future proof satellite tracking applications, fast power boats and smaller non-mandated commercial vessels.

Class A AIS Transponder  must have a dedicated (and type approved) display to show the location of nearby AIS targets and transmits at 12.5W. Data is sent at up to every 2 seconds depending upon the vessel speed and the display also allows for data to be inputted to the transmission such as vessel destination. A Class A device is normally used on commercial vessels as its Type Approved to IMO specifications.

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TYPES OF AIS

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ATON (Aids To Navigation)  is an AIS transceiver specifically for use on marine infrastructure and buoys to provide real time hazard alerts as well as live monitoring data such as weather, sea and lantern status. ATON transmissions can be displayed on compatible chart plotter and ECDIS systems and allow a buoy or structure to be positively identified as well as the ability to display local wind, tide or metrological data.

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AIS SART (Search And Rescue Transmitter)  is a homing beacon designed for use in an emergency. When activated an AIS SART transmits its GPS position using AIS in a special SART message. This message is recognised by the AIS display systems on other vessels (and potentially on shore) as an emergency message and generates an alarm.

An AIS SART can be used to locate a life raft or lifeboat in an emergency situation. Available in vessel versions (SART) or personal versions (PLB) with the difference being size and range. An AIS SART with its position close to the waterline and limited 2W output would typically have a maximum range of 5-6NM. A PLB device would typically have a range of 2-3NM.

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AIS base stations  are fixed (non-mobile) stations that port authorities use to monitor and control vessel traffic. Major ports and harbours install these systems to give additional control over local AIS users. These base stations can also control other AIS devices with the ability to turn other AIS devices on or off, reserve time slots for special transmissions, control which time slots mobile AIS devices use and even control the power level of AIS transponders.

Digital Yacht also manufacture many accessories

Such as AIS alarms, interfaces for AIS and Zero-Loss VHF antenna-splitter allowing the VHF antenna to be shared with an AIS receiver/transponder and with a VHF radio.

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The most extensive AIS Receiver range of any Marine Electronics manufacturer, with a model to suit every application.

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Our range of AIS transponders include Class A, Class B and Class B+ units for Commercial and Pleasure vessels.

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All our VHF antennas and Zero Loss VHF splitters for any AIS receivers and transponders.

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Our AIS Beacons products such as an AIS Sart, an MOB beacon and an AIS alarm box.

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Our AIS accessories such as AIS internet base station, passive GPS antenna and interfaces for Class A AIS

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Who are we?

Digital Yacht is all about next generation navigation, communication and entertainment systems for your boat. Boating should be fun, safe and easy and our products integrate into existing and new boat networks to bring a powerful dimension to your on-board electronics.

We firmly believe that low cost consumer devices such as iPhones and tablets, PCs and MACs have a place on board and can help make legacy systems compete with the latest in dedicated marine electronic products at a fraction of the cost. We make internet access whilst afloat easy and affordable as well as bringing all your navigation data to your favourite consumer devices – not just for you but for crew and guests too.

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Our navigation systems cover advanced GPS and compass technology as well as the most comprehensive range of AIS products in the marketplace. Plus our PC and software solutions bring simple yet powerful solutions to a variety of on board requirements from communication to navigation, entertainment to monitoring.

Our design team has 100’s years combined experience in marine electronic systems and we take pride in our quality heritage. Last year our products were sold in over 100 countries worldwide.

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We are proud that our production and development process takes place in Europe, as we are one of the only marine electronics companies which fully manufacture in Europe. A skilled and competent team of engineers work daily to improve our current products, as well as to develop new innovative products.

We have chosen to manufacture within Europe to provide our customers with the best products through a combination of high quality resources, skilled labour and innovative manufacturing technologies. Bristol is our production location and work with a loyal group of local contractors to create a lean manufacturing process. We use the United Kingdom as our centre of excellence to achieve our goal of creating much more durable and long-lasting products with the latest technical standards and highest reliability.

Our US sales and development office is located in Boston and our European facility is based in Rouen, France.

Our products are proudly designed in the UK, US and in France.

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  2. Digital Yacht

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    Digital Yacht's new Aqua Compact Pro marine PC really does fit in the palm of your hand! Space is always at a premium on board and despite its slim line 11.5 x 11 x 5 cm dimensions, the Aqua PC packs in a powerful 10th generation Intel Core i3 processor with exceptional graphics performance for the latest 3D charting and HD navigation programs.

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    About Us. Digital Yacht is all about next generation navigation, communication and entertainment systems for your boat. Boating should be fun, safe and easy and our products integrate into existing and new boat networks to bring a powerful dimension to your on-board electronics. We firmly believe that low cost consumer devices such as iPhones ...

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    Bonjour www.digitalyacht.fr. Our new French website is now up and running at www.digitalyacht.fr. Digital Yacht France is headed up by Nicolas Guerin and provides sales and service support for all our customers in France. You can reach them online or by phone at + 33 1 70 70 92 50. Bienvenue Digital Yacht France! Digital Yacht a maintenant ...

  10. AIS

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  11. Digital Yacht Products Make Liveaboard Life Easier

    While Digital Yacht's head count is a market differentiator, so too is its production strategy. The company manufactures 90 percent of its product in the UK and 10 percent in France. It's considering expanding manufacturing to the United States. "Shipping and freight are super-expensive," he says.

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    Merry Christmas wishes from the Digital Yacht team! As we wrap up 2023, we're gearing up for an incredible 2024 with a lineup that'll sleigh your expectations!

  13. Bonjour France! Digital Yacht Open Facility

    Digital Yacht have opened a new facility to support sales and marketing to dealers and boat builders in the important French market. Nicolas Guerin will head up the new operation looking after marketing for the Digital Yacht range of AIS, wireless navigation and wireless internet products as well as their award winning range of GPS sensors.

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    Cette vidéo explique comment configurer le transpondeur AIS Nomad de Digital Yacht. Le logiciel ProAIS2 se télécharge directement sur le site digitalyacht.fr...

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    Welcome to the Digital Yacht newsroom. You'll find news and press releases on our latest products as well as interesting support and technical articles on interfacing and integration with 3rd party systems. You can use the tags below to quickly find information or use the search bar above.

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  20. European Commission unveils European Digital Twin of the Ocean

    Today at the Digital Ocean Forum (DOF) 2024, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Iliana Ivanova and other high-level representatives from Belgium, France and the European Commission unveiled the first pre-operational platform of the European Digital Twin Ocean (EU DTO).. The European Digital Twin of the Ocean (EU DTO), announced by President von der ...

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  22. New rules to mean easier cruising to France from 1 June 2024

    Sailors planning to cross the Channel to France this summer should have a much easier time checking in and out, thanks to changes introduced on 1 June 2024.. Yachts arriving in France from outside the EU's Schengen zone can now clear customs in one of 53 marinas. These are not official ports of entry, but have been given authority to check boats in and out of the zone by French customs ...

  23. Greece arrests 13 from yacht alleged to have started fire on Hydra

    ATHENS, June 22 (Reuters) - Greek authorities arrested 13 yacht crew members and passengers on Saturday after fireworks launched from the vessel allegedly sparked a forest fire on the island of Hydra.

  24. Discover our AIS products

    Digital Yacht's extensive range of AIS products provides solutions for every type of boat, from an open cockpit RIB to a SOLAS Super Tanker. An AIS which sends and receives data is known as a transceiver (or often called a transponder). There are also simple devices called AIS receivers which pick up transmissions and decode for displaying on ...

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