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In this issue, find out more about a new chart package from Jeppesen to help you get where you're going, a phone from SPOT to keep you connected while you travel and a portable dock from Dock Blocks to give you extra space no matter where you decide to lay anchor.
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Build your own dock

Waterfront real estate is always at a premium, but it’s even more valuable when you’re talking about space actually on the water. Being able to expand the space guests can enjoy while at anchor is a huge bonus. Dock blocks gives you the option of building a stable, floating, multifunction, multi-form platform to extend an existing beach club or even create one for a yacht with limited space. Use the platform as an easy to load dock for PWC and tenders while at anchor, a relaxation space for guests who want to surround themselves with water or even a fishing dock. The platform can free-float, be moored to pylons or anchored, or towed.


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SPOT Global Phone

SPOT, a subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc. recently announced the SPOT Global Phone, a satellite phone that will be available through retailers like West Marine, REI and Cabela’s. Touted by the company for crystal-clear voice quality and exceptional global coverage, the SPOT employs Qualcomm-based CDMA technology that should eliminate noticeable time delays. If packaged with the Express Data plan, the phone is also available with speeds up to 9.6 kilabytes per second for emails, file transfers and other data services. The phone retails for $499 plus subscription, which begins at $24.99 a month or $0.25 per minute.


For more information: or 866.651.SPOT (7768)

Jeppesen C-MAP MAX-N Wide Cartography Now Available

Jeppesen has been providing navigational charts for marine and aviation industries for more than 75 years. Now, Jeppesen’s C-MAP MAX-N Wide cartography is available through the Navico Insight Store and Jeppesen authorized dealers and is accessible through Lowrance, Simrad and B&G navigation systems. These charts include information on depth areas and contours, spot soundings, NavAids, light sectors, wrecks and obstructions, anchorage areas, small craft facilities and clearly marked boundaries for restricted, caution, fishing and prohibited areas—including California's expanding network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). There are also plans to offer professional-grade features like auto routing, route checking and anti-grounding technology, high resolution bathymetry, dynamic tide and current projections, high resolution aerial photography of land features and harbor entrances as well as marina facility information. Lowrance, Simrad and B&G customers who purchase MAX-N will be able to easily upgrade their charts with the product enhancements set to roll out in 2014.


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