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Digital Yacht NavAlert & 4GXtream make for a complete boat monitoring solution
Digital Yacht NavAlert & 4GXtream make for a complete boat monitoring solution

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Digital Yacht at METS with exciting new products & a DAME Award nomination

Dear Partner,

We're pleased to be back at exhibitions and Digital Yacht will be exhibiting at METS 2021 in Hall 1:Booth 434.  

Despite the Covid pandemic, we've been busy developing new products of the past two years so there's lots of new gear to see and explore at this year's show.

First up and a World first is NavAlert which has been nominated for a DAME design award.  It's a universal monitoring and alert solution for boat systems capable of monitoring any parameter on the boat's NMEA 2000 network. This could include engine or generator data such as temperature and pressure, navigation data such as depth, position, AIS, speed or wind or even the status of simple connected devices like pumps and switches. Custom alarm levels can be set and NavAlert will provide audible and visual alerts as well as logging the data and alerts.

It connects anywhere on the NMEA 2000 network and also takes power from this connection so installation is super simple. A local WiFi network is created by NavAlert so setup is possible via any smart phone, tablet or PC. Simply choose the parameter you want to monitor and set an alarm level. Multiple parameters can be monitored. NavAlert offers audible alerts through the main unit as well as integrating with a supplied dash/cockpit mounted audible and visual alarm. Alerts are also relayed back to the NMEA 2000 bus and will pop up as a display window on compatible multi function displays such as those from Garmin.

Integrated into NavAlert is a custom alarm for anchor drift using an algorithm to calculate the optimum drift radius based on depth and the scope of the chain for reliable notifications. There’s also an anti collision alarm based on CPA (closest point of approach) and TCPA (time to closest point of approach) AIS data from a connected AIS. These alerts can also be monitored through the wireless interface with attractive graphical displays of current status.

Alarms can also generate an SMS message which can be relayed through Digital Yacht’s 4GXtream internet connectivity solution allowing remote monitoring - great for feeling secure that the anchor is holding well when enjoying a lunch ashore. There's also a dedicated MOB (man over board) feature where a simple switch can activate a synthetic AIS MOB SART message on the network allowing connected devices to activate their MOB features.

NavAlert is universal, using the industry standard NMEA 2000 data protocol so will integrate with all leading brands and systems. Digital Yacht will also introduce the NavChat accessory in early 2022 which will offer spoken, plain English annunciations of the alerts such as Caution Grounding Alarm!  Download our introduction pack from HERE.  NavAlert is due to start shipping early 2022.

We also displaying NavDoctor for the first time at a trade show.  It's the perfect, portable NMEA 2000 diagnostic tool for dealers, installers and boat builders. It turns any mobile device in to an NMEA 2000 network analyser, creating simple and clear web pages that show the health and status of your NMEA 2000 network.

For the latest in boat internet connectivity and work from boat take a look at the 4GXtream introduced this year.  4GXtream is our latest, premium LTE internet access product. It offers fast connectivity at up to 300 MBs and has a built in dual band wifi router, dual SIM slots, built in GPS as well as an NMEA 2000 interface.

Come by and talk to us at METS - Hall 1:434.  See you there

the Digital Yacht team


Press contacts

Nicholas Heyes

Nicholas Heyes

Press contact CEO Digital Yacht CEO 01179554474
Laura Brossard

Laura Brossard

Press contact Marketing Assistant PR & Marketing UK 01179 55 44 74 - US 978 277 1234 - EU +33 (0)1 70 70 92 50

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Digital Yacht is head quartered in Bristol UK with a manufacturing facility in Fareham, Hampshire. We have global offices in Boston (USA), Rouen (France) and Shanghai (China) to look after these important markets and a network of distributors and dealers across the globe.

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.

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 with manufacturing in the UK and global reach through our regional offices and network of dealers and distributors. Last year our products were sold in over 100 countries worldwide.

Digital Yacht
6 Farleigh Court, Old Weston Rd, Flax Bourton.
BS48 1UR Bristol
United Kingdom