With technology advancing at such rapid pace, it is vital to make sure that any upgrades to communications equipment is carried out by experienced engineers
On board your yacht, crew members have clearly defined roles. Your chef is in charge of the food, whilst the captain drives (well most of time paperwork aside…). And you wouldn’t want them subbing for each other and the hors-d’oeuvres being spoiled or worse.
The same principle should apply to your on board equipment. There are many specialist suppliers out there with years of experience in their respective fields. They can provide you with excellent equipment specifically designed for our industry and more importantly fit-for-purpose.
However, sometimes companies which may have an excellent reputation in one field, branch out into others where they do not have quite the same level of experience.
Sadly, digital radio is one such area. And what should be universally regarded as an excellent technology for yachts has developed something of a ‘marmite’ reputation – some love it and some hate it.