Captain’s Log: The wellbeing of those aboard

On all boats, the captain on board is given the prestigious role to command over others but with this power comes great responsibility, the responsibility of those on board. In the case of an accident, even if the victim had put himself in a dangerous situation, it is the skipper who will ultimately be responsible as it is he who must impose all security measures necessary to have avoided such a situation.

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French Polynesia and New Caledonia Raster Chart Update

We are pleased to announce that the French Polynesia and New Caledonia Raster chart for TIMEZERO software has been published by MapMedia and is available in our chart catalog for purchase from July 16th.

Examples of before and after chart areas

Old/New Cap Bayes

French Polynesia and New Caledonia Raster Chart Update

Old/New Tikehau

French Polynesia and New Caledonia Raster Chart Update

 

For more examples of the updates made to this chart, please have a look at our Facebook and Google+ albums.


Updated information

This update includes the latest charts and NTM provided by our data providers. Here is the chart reference affected by this update:

Zone Name Old Zone Name Title
WRMPC02MAP3.1 WRMPC02MAP2.1 French Polynesia & New Caledonia charts

Feel free to contact us if you need any further information, by sending an email to info@maxsea.fr.

 

 

 

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7 Useful Resources for Mediterranean Sailors

Here are some useful links about the best marinas in the Mediterranean. And for those who are not sailing among palm trees or umbrella pines, we’ll also give you some good websites to find marinas in Europe and around the world.

Sailing in the Mediterranean

Tips about sailing in the Mediterranean:

Marinas list:

Mediterranean Marinas App (for iOS devices):

Blue – Mediterranean

Most expensive marinas in the Mediterranean:

Do you have other links? Thanks for sharing!

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Jeppesen Bahamas Explorer Raster Chart Update

We are pleased to announce that the Jeppesen Bahamas Explorer Raster chart for TimeZero software will be published by MapMedia and will be available in our chart catalog for purchase on June 18th.

Examples of before and after chart areas

Old/New Royal Island

Jeppesen Bahamas Explorer Raster Chart Update - Royal Island

Old/New Spanish Wells

WJeppesen Bahamas Explorer Raster Chart Update - Spanish Wells

For more examples of the updates made to this chart, please have a look at our Facebook and Google+ albums.


Updated information

This update includes the latest charts and NTM provided by our data providers. Here is the chart reference affected by this update:

Zone Name Old Zone Name Title
WRJNA01MAP3.1 WRJNA01MAP2.2 Bahamas Explorer charts

Feel free to contact us if you need any further information, by sending an email to info@maxsea.fr.


5 Tips for Choosing the Best Nautical Chart

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4 Safety Tips for How to Avoid Sunburn Onboard

In the warmer months of the year, boaters can enjoy the sun and spend time relaxing out on deck. However, the sea surface reflects sunlight and can intensify the rays’ strength as a result. The last thing you want is to suffer bad sunburn or worse, sunstroke while as sea. In this post, we give you some sun safety tips for how to avoid sunburn onboard.

  1. Apply the right sun screen for your skin type

This goes without saying but some boaters tend to use an SPF that is too low for them. This is dangerous as it can easily lead to bad sunburn.

This chart gives a quick and easy guide to the factor you should be using for your skintype.

SPF Chart

Source: Ocean Potion©

  1. Understand how “resistent” your sun screen is
  • Waterproof Formulas – After getting into the water, these types will protect your skin for up to 80 minutes.
  • Water Resistant Formulas – After getting into the water, they will protect you for up to 40 minutes.
  • Sweat Resistant Formulas – Protect up to 30 minutes with continuous heavy sweating. Nice!
  • Children’s Sunscreens – Make sure to use maximum SPF (50) and re-apply regularly throughout the day. Do not use sunscreen on infants less than 6 months old.
  1. Choose the right sunglasses

You don’t need a particularly expensive pair. Just make sure the ones you get are polarised (to cut the glare), and protect against UVA and UVB radiation.

Polarized sunglasses

  1. Keep your head covered

It’s strongly advised to wear a hat when out on deck in sunny weather. This will help you avoid heat exhaustion and protect the delicate skin on your face. After all, you don’t want to wrinkle that precious mug!

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MaxSea Technical Training for Resellers in Bidart, France

In March 2015 a MaxSea technical training session was given to resellers in the MaxSea International Headquarters in Bidart, south of France.

The MaxSea Regional Sales Manager for France, Sandrine Abadie attended the event, as well as the MaxSea Technical Trainer Thierry Callède.

MaxSea technical training in Bidart, France

Thierry Callède (centre back) with MaxSea resellers who attended the training

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Thierry Callède, longtime MaxSea technical trainer, led a technical presentation of MaxSea products, focusing in particular on the Professional TimeZero range of software products: MaxSea TimeZero ECS and PLOT.

MaxSea technical training in Bidart, France

Regional Sales Manager for France, Sandrine Abadie, with attendees of the MaxSea Technical Training

This was a good opportunity for our distribution network to learn about the new features available in the software and of course, to brush up on their understanding of how to integrate TimeZero software with compatible FURUNO hardware, such as the NavNet 3D, NavNet TZtouch and a range of their radars and sounders.


We would like to thank our partner network, which throughout the years has succeeded in making our software the leading solution on the boating and fishing markets.


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Rest of World Jeppesen Vector Chart Updates

We are pleased to announce that the following ROW Jeppesen charts for TimeZero software have been published by MapMedia and are available in our chart catalog for purchase as of May 27th.


Examples of before and after chart areas

GULF OF THAILAND TO YELLOW SEA – MWVJASM001MAP8.1

GULF OF THAILAND TO YELLOW SEA - MWVJASM001MAP8.1

BAYKAL AND SIBERIAN LAKES – WVJRSM217MAP8.1

BAYKAL AND SIBERIAN LAKES Jeppesen chart
You can find more old versus new chart examples in our Facebook and Google+ albums.

Updated Information

These updates include the latest charts and NTM provided by our data providers.The following chart versions are now available:

Jeppesen ROW Chart update

Feel free to contact us if you need any further information, by sending an email to info@maxsea.fr.


5 Tips for Choosing the Best Nautical Chart

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