The Hefring Marine system is designed to promote sustainable practices, improve on board welfare and safety and reduce power demand during vessel operation. Research has shown that up to 96% of boating accidents are caused by human error, operator inexperience, excessive speeding or improper lookout. The core of the system is data analysis and interpretation for improved safety and efficiency. The system comes with a sensor kit that can be permanently installed or easily fitted into any boat. The sensor connects to a mobile device, tablet or phone, where data can be viewed in the system´s app or to leading multifunction displays.
Safe speeds and impact limits
The system analyses a vessel’s motions and speed and determines a safety speed limit, which is shown to the operator on an intuitive gauge. Another gauge shows the impact forces, but the system continuously calculates a safety speed which minimises these impacts. Because the system actively recalculates the vessel´s speed where unwanted motions are minimised, the ride becomes smoother, therefore more fuel efficient and reduces impact-related vessel maintenance.
Guidance and active training
The system provides guidance and active training, important for any operator and less experienced vessel operators in particular. All trip data is analysed and collected to a cloud server, offline options are available, and presented in a report format in an administration portal.
Research has shown a 60-70% reduction in impact and motion as a direct result of the system’s operation guidance. This can result in less accidents, reduced fuel consumption and a decline in impact-related maintenance costs for the vessel.