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Marine Navigation Equipment
Navigating a boat is positively nothing like navigating a vehicle on land. With no land markers, few signs apart from the basic navigational markers outlining major channels, and the possible drop in visibility, navigating the waters is no walk in the park.
While in the open sea, accurate position, speed, and heading are required to ensure the vessel reaches its destination in the safest, most cost-effective, and timely manner that the conditions permit. The need for accurate position becomes even more critical when manoeuvring gets increasingly difficult due to vessel traffic and other waterway hazards.
Tecomart is a reliable marine navigation equipment supplier for individuals and companies within the seafaring business.
Nautical Navigation Equipment Must-Haves
Thanks to modern marine technology, the vessel today is equipped with several advanced nautical navigation equipment systems that help secure a smoother and safer journey. For beginners, here are a few basics to consider:
Compasses are the quintessential marine navigation equipment that provides a stable directional source. There are typically two types of compasses used: magnetic compass and gyrocompass. Consider options like the AlphaBinnacle H, a reflector compass binnacle that meets European MED (“Wheelmark”) approval and other important international specifications.
A chart plotter is a device that integrates GPS satellite navigation with charts of the water and coastline, allowing human operators to accurately place themselves on the map and track the vessel’s speed and direction.
Marine vessels rely on an S-band and X-band radar system for navigation as it has the ability to detect targets and display information on the screen. Data acquired could be anything from the ship’s distance from the ground to floating objects, vessels, and obstacles that need to be avoided.
As one of the most effective bridge navigation systems, an autopilot allows the human operator to steer the handle simply by holding the steering wheel in autopilot mode, which lets them oversee the broad aspects of the operation.
To learn more about marine navigational equipment or our products in general, be sure to reach out to us and we’ll answer all your enquiries.