New partnership between the SNSM and MaxSea International

We are proud to announce you the new partnership between MaxSea, leading company on the navigation software market, and SNSM, a French non-profit organization working for our maritime security.

SNSM and MaxSea International Partnership

The SNSM and MaxSea International share the same values regarding sensitization, prevention and maritime security for cruisers and professional sailors.

Together with SNSM since 2005, MaxSea expects with this partnership to contribute to the SNSM‘s overall development, its crew members training and the equipment of its motorboats for sea rescue.

MaxSea will also provide a MaxSea TimeZero ECS SNSM pack at an attractive rate for the new and already running motorboats, in addition to the tools and data made available at their training facilities in Saint Nazaire.

SNSM logoThis partnership will allow the SNSM to display and benefit from a whole new generation of navigation and sea rescue tools with specific features developed by MaxSea, such as SAR official patterns or the integration and control of high-tech thermal research cameras (such as FLIR) for sea rescue operations from TimeZero.

Out of concern for efficiency and professionalism, the SNSM will train all its crew members to use this new generation of tools at their training center and with the help of the sailing simulator based in Saint Nazaire, which already runs several versions of MaxSea TimeZero ECS SNSM.

MaxSea TimeZero ECS SNSM is now recommended for the entire SNSM fleet (all-weather lifeboats, V1, V2, V1NG, V2NG ships)as the chosen navigation software by the SNSM to train its volunteers and fulfill its mission.

MaxSea International sponsors the 2012 Krys Ocean Race

MaxSea International is happy to participate in the 2012 Krys Ocean Race as the Official Technical Supplier of the race direction and management team.

MaxSea International Sponsors the 2012 Krys Ocean Race

The Krys Ocean Race is a transatlantic crewed race who belongs to the international MOD70 circuit featuring one-design trimarans sailing from New York to Brest.

From July 7th to 14th, these 5 teams will inaugurate the first MOD70 event, with many partners on board, including MaxSea International:

  1. RACE FOR WATER, skipped by Stève Ravussin
  2. FONCIA, skipped by Michel Desjoyaux
  3. GROUPE EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD, skipped by Sébastien Josse
  4. SPINDRIFT RACING, skipped by Yann Guichard
  5. MUSANDAM-OMAN SAIL, skipped by Sidney Gavignet

Race Viewer cartographic tool - 2012 Krys Ocean Race

The 10 feet in length (21.20 meters instead of 18.28 meters) identical trimarans display these features in order to guarantee their security, reliability and performance:

  • Smaller sail area (5%) providing more safety when ocean sailing
  • Longer central hull (10 ft) to minimize pitch poling
  • Raised beam clearance to reduce wave impacts
  • Possibility to lift the center hull rudder
  • Curved foils for more performance and safety
  • Shorter monolithic canting mast (+/- 8%) positioned further aft in the hull
  • Low temperature cured carbon fiber & foam sandwich construction

Follow the race at http://www.krys-oceanrace.com/en/ and visit their various Social Media outlets.

Furuno Norway AS joins MaxSea’s distribution network

Furuno technicianFuruno Norway AS becomes the Norwegian distributor of MaxSea navigation and fishery systems developed by the French company MaxSea International.

As of May 22, the distribution rights for all products have been transferred from the until now distributor MaxSea Norway AS to Furuno Norway AS. At the same time, two of MaxSea Norway’s three employees are transferred to Furuno Norway, while the third will continue to develop MaxSea Norway for other products and markets under a new name.

MaxSea has recently launched a new version of its navigation system called MaxSea TimeZero, which offers full integration with Furuno’s existing products (radar, fish finders). The rapprochement is therefore quite natural, and will provide clear synergies that will benefit both customers and MaxSea/Furuno partners.

MaxSea TimeZero Plot PBG Seabed
MaxSea TimeZero built-in 3D mapping database of the seabed

Customers will have access to complete high-tech systems from one supplier integrating all together fishing plotter, weather data, sounder, radar, AIS, engine information, etc. In addition to new features and a very user-friendly interface, the new MaxSea TimeZero also has a built-in 3D mapping database of the seabed in all relevant areas of fishing activity, based on an extensive database that users have collected and shared over several years. All products will be distributed through the established network of dealers all along the Norwegian coast.

Furuno Norway AS is a sales and service organization that provides navigation, communication and fish finding equipment to the Norwegian, Russian and Brazilian shipyards and shipowners. Furuno Norway AS has office in Ålesund, and branch offices in Bergen and Oslo. Furuno Norway currently has 31 employees. 

Furuno dealers in Norway
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MaxSea International is the world’s largest supplier of PC-based marine charting systems with more than 50.000 systems delivered worldwide. In Norway, MaxSea mapping systems are installed on board more than 2.200 vessels. MaxSea International is headquartered in France with offices in Spain and the United States and national distributors worldwide. MaxSea International presently has 60 employees.

MaxSea International warmly welcomes its new distributor!