CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Another boat sinks in a marina again. Maybe the float switch was stuck, maybe a through-hull gave way, or maybe the bilge pump stopped working, who really knows. This has been the attitude of many boaters and boat manufacturers for decades, and why wouldn't it be if it was the only technology available for generations. Whatever the boat size, the same inexpensive bilge pump switches are often the only thing keeping a boat from sinking, and when one considers the amount of gunky sludge the switch sits in, it only makes sense that it's a matter of time before something fails. A high-water alarm can add marginal protection, but it's like an alarm on the front door of a house, there are a lot more ways for burglars to gain entry, but you may be notified once you've been robbed if they run out the front. If one actually gets an alert and happens to see the alert in time, the alert may be considered effective and a story is made, but in many cases, engine flooding or worse already occurred. Nautic Alert revolutionizes these problems with a new-age solution that can detect virtually any developing issue as soon as it occurs, saving a boat owner weeks or months of time, and can even notify a third party if high-water does occur and an immediate pump-out is needed.
According to BoatUS studies, most boats that sink do so while docked, and most issues take weeks or months to develop. For the boat owner that just lost his boat, how angry should he be if he learns the bilge pump stopped working weeks ago, and a recent rain caused enough incoming water to sink the boat? What about if the float switch was stuck on and depleted his batteries preventing a high water alert from going out? Most issues start with a developing leak from a through-hull or packing gland and often go undetected until the leak worsens and burns up the pump or depletes the batteries. Nautic Alert Nevata is the first SMART bilge pump switch designed to work with existing pumps and replace the float from above the waterline, leaving nothing but the pump to deal with the water and sludge, the way it should be.
Nevata uses technology one must see to believe. Sitting above the bilge bottom, it can "see" and measure the waterline to 1/10 of an inch and knows if the attached pump is drawing power, giving it human-like intelligence to detect issues with the pump, plumbing, or electrical. Even with no water present, it will check the attached pump once a week so there are no surprises. The Nautic Alert solution learns how often the pump activates and will let you know the second it starts to pump water more frequently than nominal, detecting a leak in the initial stages. Not only can it monitor an issue and deliver early detection, but it can even do something about it by auto-switching to a backup pump on certain models. When it's not detecting an issue though, a boat owner can know exactly how much water is in each bilge compartment right to their phone, at any point in time. So now, if a pump fails, knowing how much water is present is information one can use to decide how to react, which is one of many cases a float switch cannot detect, and information it cannot deliver.
Nevata delivers protection that is truly unmatched by any other boat monitoring product and is just the beginning. In fact, early detection based on next-generation technology and measured data is what separates Nautic Alert from other solutions. Other early detection features include the first microwave-based boat security system designed to detect an intruder before they board or enter, DC trending for diagnosing electrical issues well in advance of a low-voltage alert, and the most advanced anchor alarm that auto-adjusts to prevent false positives. Vessel tracking, emergency/SOS and MOB with global monitoring and two-way messaging, and shore power detection are some other features Nautic Alert brings.
Nautic Alert transforms boat monitoring by introducing technology and innovation never before seen in a marine application. Nautic Alert will be showcased at IBEX 2017 and is now available from shop.nauticalert.com and AtlanticRT, and soon to be available from Gemeco. BoatUS reference: http://www.boatus.com/seaworthy/magazine/2014/april/keeping-your-boat-afloat-page-2.asp
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