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New Owner Takes Over at WESMAR

Roger Fellows, new WESMAR owner (left), and Bruce Blakey, company founder (Photo: WESMAR)

Bruce H. Blakey, founder and President of WESMAR (Western Marine Electronics), has sold his company to local businessman Roger Fellows, effective November 1, 2017.   Blakey has sold the company to a new innovator whom he says is poised to take the company and its products to new heights. The name of the company will remain the same.

Jackson to Direct Global Marketing at KVH

Elizabeth Jackson (Photo: KVH)

Elizabeth Jackson has joined KVH Industries, Inc. as chief marketing officer and senior vice president for strategy.   Jackson has worked at a variety of companies including Proctor & Gamble, Campbell Soup Company, Summer Infant, and HookLogic, a Bain Capital Ventures portfolio company in ad tech performance marketing.

Marlink Buys Majority Stake in OmniAccess

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Apax Partners backed Marlink said it has signed a definite agreement to acquire a majority stake in fellow maritime VSAT services firm OmniAccess.   The transaction remains subject to customary regulatory approval and closing is expected in the first half of 2018.   OmniAccess’ existing management

Safebridge Launches SafeYacht

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SafeYacht opens up a professional dimension to the training of sport skippers. Safebridge, a Hamburg-based company training international commercial shipping navigators since 2009, with SafeYacht extends its portfolio to recreational boating. SafeYacht is a cross-platform application which uses the

Beagle Star to Use Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress for Superyachts

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 Inmarsat has launched a new and flexible Fleet Xpress plan for superyachts to address the seasonal luxury market, and through its partner e3 Systems has signed up the first superyacht Beagle Star V, a luxury sail yacht, to the plan.   The award-winning Fleet Xpress service has become the fastest

Lumitec Celebrates 10 Years

 Lumitec Lighting this month celebrates a company milestone as the South Florida based LED lighting manufacturer enters its 10th year in business.    Lumitec was founded in November 2007 with its initial focus primarily on marine lighting. The company has since gone on to venture into other markets,

Partners to Deliver Precision Tide and Current Data

Tidetech will make its data available as a free demo within WDT WeatherOps after which clients can choose to upgrade and include Tidetech data full-time. (Photo: Tidetech)

Tidetech Commercial Marine Pty Ltd, a provider of metocean data to the merchant marine market has agreed to a partnership with Weather Decision Technologies, Inc, a decision support and weather analytics company.   Tidetech is a specialized provider of detailed oceanographic information to the shipping

First Superyacht Signs up for Fleet Xpress Plan

Beagle Star V (Photo: Inmarsat)

Inmarsat has launched a new and flexible Fleet Xpress plan for superyachts to address the seasonal luxury market, and through its partner e3 Systems has signed up the first superyacht Beagle Star V, a luxury sail yacht, to the plan.    The award-winning Fleet Xpress service has become the fastest

KVH Launches New High-speed Maritime Network on Intelsat

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 KVH Industries announced the launch of its next-generation, advanced maritime broadband network, joined by service partner, Intelsat.    Slated for commercial availability next month, KVH’s high-speed overlay to its current mini-VSAT Broadbandsm service is expected to triple, and in some cases increase by a multiple of six,

KVH TracPhone V7-HTS System Delivers Maritime Broadband

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 An advanced, 60 cm marine satellite antenna system designed to consistently deliver the fastest data speeds globally to the maritime market will be unveiled tomorrow by KVH Industries, Inc., at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, in Florida.    The TracPhone V7-HTS achieves data download speeds of up to 10 Mbps,