Can A Boat Tracker Protect Your Boat From Theft?

If you own a fleet of boats for personal or commercial purpose, it is important to consider its safety and security. First, you must take a proactive approach and note down the serial number including hull and engine number of each vessel.

Second, you must install a portable and compact boat tracker for live tracking purpose. It can definitely protect it from theft because it has got some useful technical features.

#1 – Easy To Use

• A tracker is a light-weighted device and does not consume much space. It is very easy to install the device inside the engine or near to the battery.

• You just need to connect it directly to the power source to start live tracking immediately.

#2 – Centralized Fleet Management

• If you run a commercial fleet business, you can use the fleet management console to add employees and boats easily.

• You can assign employees against multiple boats for monitoring purpose.

#3 – Live Tracking

• It is very easy to track the fleet through your laptop or mobile from a secure login.

• You can set geofencing limits from the web console to get automatic SMS alerts on your phone if the boat leaves outside the set geographical perimeter area.

• It is also possible to review the route history and play the animated map replay option to retrace a vehicle’s route for a date and time interval. You can also find the time and the boat’s estimated speed.

#4 – Driver Efficiency Management

• A robust tracking device will calculate the rating of driving behavior and send a customized report.

• The report will include the driver’s violations of the basic functions (over-speed, geofencing, and excessive idle etc.) and penalty points received against each case.

• You can give statistical feedback to each driver or employee.

• It will help to run a lean and productive business operation unit.

• It also reduces the chances of theft as drivers and employees will remain alert and attentive due to the system’s automated algorithms.

#5 – Reports

• You can extract customized reports in graphical and statistical format for detailed trip history, SOS button events log, fall detection sensor log, fuel status, and speed violation instances to monitor, supervise, and protect the boats from theft.

• You can even schedule reports and receive them on your smartphone easily. It will save time and resources.

#6 – Remote Shutdown

• The tracker provides the option to remotely immobilize or shut down the boat power system.

• You just need to send an SMS from your mobile phone to shut it down and prevent any unauthorized use.

#7 – Two-Way Communication

• You can easily connect the tracker to a microphone and speaker for a seamless two-way on-demand communication.

• It is very easy to talk to the driver and listen from any remote location.

• You can record the conversation and listen to it through a 3rd party software integrated with the tracking system.

Title – Wet Dreams – Author – Douglas Danielson – Book Reviews

Untie the dock lines, cast off and jump aboard Douglas Danielson’s book, entitled “Wet Dreams,” also the name of a posh 70 foot Hatteras yacht adorned with babes and booze, partying just off the coast of L.A. at Catalina Island. The reader’s voyage will take one upon turbulent waters of a young lady missing from her “filthy rich” daddy, as Jake Mortensen and Buddy Wright seek to find out the answers to the questions of her whereabouts. Along the way, the story tacks against the wind as Buddy receives a death threat from what seems to be an ex-Vietnam-vet. Station a cop character at the bow with a memorable name, Virgil Klean. Add the undercurrent of Jake’s attractive and explosive exotic Chinese-American girlfriend, Toey Wong, losing her cool doubting her relationship unjustifiably. What you get is a mystery novel of extraordinary entertainment buoyancy floating in your mind. Remembering, as some of the characters are also true surfers, all landlubbing matters cease when the awesome curls are breaking and “surf’s up.”

Stuffed with vernacular from the boating world, Douglas Danielson writes in a very relaxed, conversational style, as if you were having lunch with him at a Yacht Club and he was telling you the story first hand. His depth of knowledge about the intricacies of sea-fearing vessels, and his familiarity with the lifestyle and people that command the wheelhouse and sleep in its staterooms, goes fathoms beyond what might be known to an average reader. The skill of Doug Danielson’s writing is demonstrated when he takes this information, which is of keen interest to him, and makes it easily assimilated and definitely very enjoyable to others as well. His book takes a steady course building on some of his interesting characters from his earlier work, Shore Loser, however Wet Dreams stands on its own sea-legs as being a ship-shape novel.

The years of experiences and knowledge Doug Danielson has amassed in the boating industry shines through in his work, giving his characters a rather wise and expert analytical quality. Knowing more about boating details then assumably any reader, he respects the intelligence of his audience by filling in the sentence structures to become very educational. In essence, I’ve learned quite a bit about yachting from reading the descriptions Douglas Danielson wonderfully entwines within his story. Aside from boating lingo, his use of scene structure is also quite admirable, enabling an uncanny efficiency in descriptions resulting in the reader’s clear imaging.

“Wet Dreams” would make a great movie. The picturesque settings of luxury yachts, the scantily clad sun-tanned eye candy characters, and the casual shorts and T-shirt lifestyle of Jake and Buddy no doubt would be enjoyable viewing. Also, filming just off the coast of L.A. would be fun for the cast & crew. The only detail I see would possibly need to change is the title from “Wet Dreams,” as people might get the wrong idea when driving past the marquee of the movie theatre, not knowing it’s just the name of a yacht. At least on the cover of the book is a photo of a surfer ripping through the pipe being chased by an avalanche wave, as any surfer knows, dream waves, “Wet Dreams.”

Corporate Boat Cruises Are Gaining Steam

Corporate boat cruises are gaining popularity as an alternative for corporations who hold large meetings away from headquarters. These cruises are comparable in price with renting meeting space at hotels and in many cases offer more in the way of amenities. This article will look at some of those options.

If you research corporate boat cruises into any search engine and you will find dozens of companies vying for your business. Overall, they are pretty much the same with the exception of some pricing and a variation in the amenities offered. There are also companies who specialize in yacht rentals that may meet the same need. Most of the cruise and yacht companies are willing to negotiate a price should you have special needs or requests.

There are many reasons large corporations would book a cruise ship or yacht. Business meeting held on a ship or yacht are sure to impress any client. Many cruise ships have all the amenities of a hotel including a meeting room, telecommunications, fax and presentation equipment, and food service. These can be rented by the day, week, or leased into the companies fleet of transportation.

A great way to get top performance from your team is to offer an incentive. A full day or even a half-day on a Cruise ship or yacht will bring out the best in your sales force. The office Christmas party takes on a completely new meaning when everyone gets together on a small cruise boat and heads out to sea. There are so many applications and package ideas that they are too numerous to name.

Many cruise companies have a small fleet ranging in sizes so that they have a craft ready for any sized occasion. They usually start at 100 feet and get larger. Two or three cruise ships are the norm for most companies. Most of these ships have state-of-the-art equipment installed including radio, television, and global positioning equipment. Interior designs in many cruise ships are as elegant as most modern hotels. These ships have two full bathrooms to accommodate its minimum capacity.

The cost of a small cruise ship compared to hotel facilities is close. The cruise ship is a few hundred dollars more but many of the extras that you would pay a hotel are included in the cruise package making it the better value. Just like hotels, pricing ranges from cruise company to cruise company. On average, $1.000 to $4.000 is about standard depending on the length of the cruise and the entertainment or dining package included.

Virtually every corporate boat cruise business has an event manager that you will speak with when inquiring. This person will guide you through the entire process from your first contact to the actual experience. These professional salespersons are highly trained and very good at making sure you get the most bang for your buck. They specialize in hospitality and corporate events right down to the details of what food is served, staffing, and destination planning.

After reviewing dozens of cruise ship lines that specialize in small and medium corporate boat cruises, I realized that it would be very difficult to pick one and the process would be a long one. It would be a great idea to have most of your information together before you speak to an event manager. Knowing beforehand, exactly what you want and how many people will be involved will save a ton of valuable time and greatly improve the initial options offered.