How To Choose A Radar For Your Vessel

Radar’s are one of the most important pieces of equipment required to keep you safe at sea. A radar is a major navigation aid for vessels – detecting other ships as well as obstacles, weather systems and land masses. Furuno have produced a video discussing the basics of Radar – what it is, what it…

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ICOM IC-M94DE VHF Marine Radio with DSC & AIS

Worlds First Handheld Marine Radio with AIS ReceiverAIS receiver and DSC function add further assurance for safety at sea. The integrated AIS receiver displays vessel traffic information is shown on the screen, while the AIS target call function allows you to easily set up a DSC individual call. Distress calls can be made with the…

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What You Need To Stay Safe At Sea

Spending the day out on the open water is a great way to destress and escape the world, with thousands of us taking to the water every year. However, without the necessary safety precautions in place, you can open yourself up to a plethora of dangers. On 1 July 2002, The Merchant Shipping (Safety of…

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How do fishfinders work?

In 1948 (the same year Smye-Rumsby started!), a device for detecting fish underwater was developed in Nagasaki, Japan. Kiyotaka and Kiyokata, the Furuno brothers, owned a small marine electrical company in a small port in Japan. One day, an experienced fisherman talked to the brothers “I know where fish are. And I can guess its…

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Boating Essentials: Simrad Cruise 5 Chartplotter and RS20S VHF Marine Radio Bundle

Stay safe and in touch with this great value, easy to use, navigation and communication bundle from Simrad at our lowest ever price. Simrad Cruise is the most intuitive, easy-to-use chartplotter available. Everything you need for simple and straightforward GPS navigation is right inside the box – sunlight viewable display, mounting bracket and a sonar…

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Why Purchase A Simrad NSS Evo3?

NSS evo3 displays let you take control your way.  Switch seamlessly between intuitive touchscreen operation with multi-touch gestures, and a full-featured keypad with rotary control dial.SolarMAX™ HD display technology keeps everything in sight with ultra-wide viewing angles, and provides a clear view under any lighting conditions—even if you’re wearing polarised sunglasses. It’s easy to monitor…

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All Aboard The Uber Boat!

For over a decade, the team at Smye-Rumsby has been maintaining the radars and marine radios on the Thames Clipper boats operating in London.

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Tickling some fish…

Last week our engineers headed over to the Port of Ramsgate to work on a vessel belonging to one of our long-term clients. Our client owns a pleasure yacht (Fish Tickler III) which is used for fishing charters around the Kent coast. To better improve the experience of both the owner and customers on-board, we…

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It’s Refit Season!

This month we have been very busy, its refit season! This is the time of the year when the Dover ferries go away for their annual holiday, the shipping equivalent of a spa weekend, only with more engine grease. Our two main projects aboard the DFDS ferries have been a complete replacement of the ships…

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