PredictWind Debuts New GPS Tracking Device

There’s a new GPS tracking device for the marine market that claims unrivalled reliability and trust by mariners all over the world. The YB3i, manufactured by New Zealand-based company PredictWind and powered by Iridium technology, can show a boat’s position on a personalized PredictWind GPS tracking page that features the current weather and the boat’s blog posts.  

“This is a global service, so it has full coverage in the Caribbean, plus the tracking page lets family and friends keep an eye on you,” says Nick Olson, who adds the company regularly ships to the region. “Having others know where you are means they can alert you to any potential dangers, approaching weather or other news in the area. We know a lot of boaters leave their boats in the off season in the Caribbean, and having this device means they are able to monitor the boat at any time of the day.”

The YB3i will work on all boats, as the GPS unit is mounted above decks, and is a dedicated marine GPS tracking device permanently powered by the boat’s battery. The waterproof rating of IP-68 means it can be exposed to the elements year-round. The outstanding accuracy and exceptionally low power draw allow the internal battery to last 1 month in the event of a power failure. www.predict wind.com/yb3i

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Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.