Wireless boat security systems supplier GOST has received a medal from the US Coast Guard in recognition of its innovative product, the NAV-TRACKER 2.0 GPS Tracking System. The system helped the Coast Guard recover a stolen boat in the Bahamas last September 17.
A 34-foot Contender equipped with the GOST Nav-Tracker 2.0 GPS tracking system, stolen from Marsh Harbor in the Bahamas, was located by the system and recovered in the vicinity by the US Coast Guard about 12 hours later.
Wireless security systems supplier GOST received a medal from the US Coast Guard in recognition of its innovative product, the NAV-TRACKER 2.0 which helped the Coast Guard recover a stolen boat in the Bahamas last September 17. From left: Jonathan Ocasio (Product Specialist), Brian Kane (Director of R & D), Jay Keenan (Vice President), Marc Curreri (President) and JC Ocasio (Senior Product Specialist).
When a Nav-Tracker 2.0 transmitter is mounted discreetly on a boat, a wireless ‘geo-fence’ with a 500-meter radius is created. If a boat is moved outside of this geo-fence, the Nav-Tracker 2.0 uses Inmarsat based GPS satellite technology to monitor a boat’s location and notify up to ten people by email and/or text message every 15 minutes with the latitude/longitude, speed, heading and distance to closest city.
As many as 27,000 boats are stolen annually and the odds of recovery are only about 1 in 10, according to the International Association of Marine Investigators. “With a NAV-TRACKER 2.0 onboard, we have experienced the successful recovery of vessels unharmed, sometimes in less than one hour,” said Jay Keenan, GOST Vice President.
The message transmitted from Nav-Tracker 2.0 on board the Fountain 35 when it was stolen would have been similar to this:
Asset: M/Y Island Time
Date/Time: 2006-07-25 15:06:28 (EDT)
Event: Geo-fence breached;
Location: 26.05767,-80.1303.3 (0.75 mi NE of Hollywood, FL 33019)
Speed/heading: 9.2 Knots, 144 deg
Google Earth Map: [KML]
On January 3rd of this year, a 35’ Fountain Executioner was also recovered with the help of a NAV-TRACKER 2.0 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, just 54 minutes after being stolen.
Some insurance companies now require GPS tracking devices, like the NAV-TRACKER 2.0, to be installed on certain types of boats, including high performance boats and boats with triple high-horsepower outboards.
The NAV-TRACKER 2.0 is powered by Satamatics (www.satamatics.com), a global telematics company, which provides customized, end-to-end tracking and monitoring solutions that will work anywhere in the world.
For more information about Nav-Tracker 2.0 and other GOST boat security, monitoring and tracking products, visit www.gostglobal.com or call 1+(954) 565-9898.
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Product News release prepared by Home Port Marine Marketing.