VMAG recently completed the custom navigation and autopilot installation using Garmin’s Shadow Drive technology, ensuring stability and safety for the crew using the autopilot.
Fort Lauderdale, FL (Merxwire) – Voyager Maritime Alliance Group (VMAG) has been a Garmin dealer for 15 years, with a technical expertise and comprehensive service, and recently completed the custom navigation and autopilot installation using Garmin’s Shadow Drive technology. This advanced technology allows the crew to maintain control stability and safety even with autopilot. If the rudder is turned, the Shadow Drive will automatically disengage from the autopilot and allow the captain to manually maneuver the vessel.
David Leone, President of Voyager Maritime Alliance Group (VMAG), commenting on this project said, “This vessel required extensive hydraulic alterations to incorporate Garmin’s latest Shadow Drive which dramatically improved the overall safety system on board. It’s reassuring for the skipper to know that the autopilot will temporarily disengage, allow him to maneuver manually, until a steady course is held and then the autopilot automatically re-connects”.
David Leone continues by saying: “Like many of our projects, my experienced technical engineers ensure the equipment installed integrates with other related electronics, to provide maximum efficiency and safety. In this case, the Garmin ChartPlotter was integrated with the Garmin AutoPilot. Also, the Autopilot was programmed to follow the Navionics chart to obtain the latest Garmin charts and inland maps”.
From start to finish this project was completed in 4 days. The most complex part of this installation was to re-engineer the hydraulics to match the Garmin technical drawing, which required our most advanced engineers to follow the Gamin manual line by line.
If you are a Captain or owner and looking to upgrade or refit your vessel with Garmin or another well-known marine electronics equipment, contact VMAG.
SOURCE Voyager Maritime Alliance Group
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