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SI-TEX and Jeppesen Offer a Deal to Boat Show Goers

SI-TEX and Jeppesen said today that attendees at key North American boat shows over the next several months who buy a new SI-TEX ColorMax or EC Series chartplotter and compatible C-Map by Jeppesen MAX electronic chart will receive a free Jeppesen PC-Planner home navigation planning tool (a $149 value).

First, the show list:

Fort Lauderdale Int’l. Boat Show             October 28-November 1, 2010

Pacific Marine Expo                                 November 18-20, 2010

Workboat Show                                       December 1-3, 2010

New York Boat Show                               January 19-23, 2011

Atlantic City Power Boat Show                 February 2-6, 2011

Miami International Boat Show                 February 17-21, 2011

New England Boat Show                         February 26-March 6, 2011

From the release — “Jeppesen’s PC-Planner is a popular computer voyage-planning tool for sailors, power cruisers and saltwater anglers. Boaters can plan all the navigational aspects of future cruising vacations or fishing trips. Navigators can load and view their familiar C-MAP by Jeppesen charts on their home or office PC, creating and editing marks and routes just as they would on their SI-TEX chart plotter. With the optional available user memory card, boaters can easily transfer saved navigation plans right to their onboard plotter.”

PC-Planner by Jeppesen Marine

PC-Planner by Jeppesen Marine

According to Jeppesen, PC-Planner also lets boaters utilize their MAX charts and computer to view embedded aerial photos of inlets and harbors they plan to visit, check out marina facilities and layouts and check tide and current predictions for safer and more efficient cruising.

SI-TEX EC11 Chartplotter at Work in Night Mode

SI-TEX EC11 Chartplotter at Work in Night Mode

SI-TEX says its newest EC Series chart plotters offer three new models — the EC-5, EC-7 and EC-11 — “to accommodate boats of all sizes and styles. These advanced navigation systems offer powerful internal processors for seamless presentation of rich MAX chart content, high-definition color LCD displays, professional-grade navigation features and IP67 waterproof construction,” says the company.

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Posted by Tom in Cruising Under Power, Cruising Under Sail, Electronics, Technology
Intellian Offering Rebates Through Yearend

Intellian Offering Rebates Through Yearend

Intellian i2 Satellite TV Antenna

Intellian i2 Satellite TV Antenna

Intellian said this week it is offering a rebate promotion through yearend on several of its satellite TV antennae and Fleet Broadband antennae.  Between October 26 to December 31, 2010, customers who purchase an Intellian i2 or i3 satellite TV antenna can receive $100, and those who purchase the i4, i6, or an Intellian Fleet Broadband FB150 or FB250 communication system are eligible to receive a $200 cash rebate.

The company’s press release adds, “Our satellite TV and communication antenna systems offer the highest quality performance and reliability at sea,” said Sean Hatherley, vice president of sales, North America, Intellian. “Our Year-End Rebate Promotion offers customers fantastic savings and makes it possible for a greater number of boaters to experience Intellian’s industry-leading solutions.”

If you’re going to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this weekend, you can catch up with Intellian at Electronics Pavilion 354-358.

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Posted by Tom in Cruising Under Power, Cruising Under Sail, Electronics, Technology
Furuno Announces NavNet 3D Rebates And Freebates

Furuno Announces NavNet 3D Rebates And Freebates

Furuno 12.1" NavNet 3D MFD Installed in a Viking

Furuno 12.1" NavNet 3D MFD Installed in a Viking

Buy a new Furuno NavNet 3D display, like the 8.4″, 12.1″, or Black Box Multi Function Display and get a $200 rebate. If you’re buying a NavNet 3D system, you can also get a free C-MAP by Jeppesen MapMedia chart, valued at $300.  The company is also offering rebates from $100 to $300 on a variety of NavNet 3D sensors and accessories, including DRS Radars, UHD Fish Finders, MU Monitors.

More from the Furuno USA press release:

“The NavNet 3D Rebate + FREEbate event runs from now until July 31, 2010. For complete details on the Rebate + FREEbate event, go to their web site at www.FurunoUSA.com or visit your local Authorized Furuno Dealer. With the addition of C-MAP by Jeppesen MapMedia Charts, NavNet 3D is now the ONLY chart plotter on the market that allows you to display NOAA Raster or Vector charts, C-MAP by Jeppesen Vector Charts, Navionics Datacore Vector Charts and High-Resolution Satellite photos.

For more information on the new NavNet 3D Rebate + FREEbate event or the complete line of Furuno Marine Electronics, contact: Furuno U.S.A., 4400 N.W. Pacific Rim Blvd., Camas, WA 98607. Phone: (360) 834-9300. Fax: (360) 834-9400. www.FurunoUSA.com .”

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Posted by Tom in Electronics, Technology

Raymarine Offers Trade-In Credit as Part of Sale Campaign

It may not make or break the deal for you financially, but in addition to significant discounts for many key products in its marine electronics line, Raymarine will give you an extra $50 if you trade in that old unit.  The trade-in moolah is good for “any brand, make or model of radar display, chartplotter display, fishfinder display or multifunction display,” according to Raymarine.  Not bad.  Won’t buy a whole new instrument with it, but it will offset part of the cost of the new map chip you might need to buy.  When I bought an expensive multi-function chartplotter in 2004, I didn’t know that it would be eclipsed in just one year by a totally re-vamped successor.  Given that a marine electronic unit being traded in is almost, by definition, obsolete, I never expected to get real money for it, but even a gesture would have been nice.  This is a nice gesture and $50.

In addition to the trade-in — okay, the trade-in is technically in addition to the sale — there are some pretty good savings on some popular products.  Here are the details, as provided by Raymarine:

Raymarine Q2 Sales and Trade In Event

Raymarine Q2 Sales and Trade In Event

Multifunction Display and Sensor Savings:

  • Up to $50 on A-Series
  • Up to $200 on C-Series Classic
  • Up to $250 on E-Series
  • Up to $200 on Autopilots, SatTV and RadrUp to $75 on Instruments

(Please note C-Series Widescreen and A60/A65 are not eligible for rebates.)

In addition to mail-in-rebate savings on Raymarine Multifunction Displays, Autopilots, Instruments, SatTV and Radar consumers can also enjoy the following bonus savings:

  • System Bonus 1: Purchase: Eligible MFD, Radar, Instrument – Receive an additional $100 bonus rebate!
  • System Bonus 2: Purchase: Eligible MFD, Autopilot, Radar – Receive an additional $100 bonus rebate!
  • System Bonus 3: Purchase: Eligible MFD, Radar, SatTV – Receive an additional $100 bonus rebate!

The sale began yesterday and runs through the end of June.  Make sure you check with a dealer or Raymarine for details of the discounts and trade-in program.

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Posted by Tom in Industry News, Technology