We talk about the 4 essential accessories to install on your boat for a pleasant and serene navigation.
We have carefully selected some of the accessories most requested by our customers and those that we find the most ingenious and refined. Today we are talking about affordable and easy to install accessories. We saved the hydraulic platform and the desalination plant for later.
Internet on board
Even on vacation and without necessarily checking email, be it professional or personal, there are a thousand and one excuses for needing and / or wanting to connect to the Internet. Know the weather, listen to music, browse social networks, share your photos ...
On the dock, this can be done easily thanks to the Wifi network. To get it right, remember that a good Wi-Fi access point can go up to 250 meters in the best of cases, and if nothing hinders the passage. For example, some masts can completely restrict reception. Also, Wi-Fi networks are often encrypted by their owner. The captaincies usually charge for this service. Therefore, to ensure a correct Internet connection thanks to a Wi-Fi network when you are in the port, you can install a Wi-Fi antenna equipped with a router.
However, connecting to the Internet at sea can be more complicated. Depending on boating areas and weather conditions, telephone networks can provide a connection of up to 5 miles. Thus, if you want to have Internet access offshore, you need to install a 4G antenna. One of them is the Glomex WeBoat antenna. It connects to a 3G or 4G satellite network and automatically switches to Wi-Fi if a network is available. Thanks to the SIM card you can connect up to 24 devices (PC, smartphone, tablet, etc.) simultaneously. With Glomex, your Internet connection is guaranteed up to 15 miles. To install it, only a 12-24V plug is needed. For more information, contact us.
Besides being practical, covering your fenders with covers is aesthetic. On the one hand, you make sure that your defenses such as gelcoat are protected. The covers are easy to put on and machine washable. In addition, they significantly reduce friction noise between the fenders and the helmet. On the other hand, choosing colored covers in accordance with other accessories for your boat harmonizes everything. Thus, you can combine the covers of the fenders with the color of the awnings, with the upholstery. We remember that you can paint your upholstery instead of changing it completely to give it a fresh look. Obviously, they better be in good condition. We talked about this issue in one of our “Refit” articles. To (re) read it, click here.
Close your eyes. You are on board your ship. You have just enjoyed a magnificent sunset… The air is still warm, the cove is calm. The night promises to be ideal. Why not put a light in the water and take a dip? Or simply for an elegant and warm atmosphere. In addition, if you also have them installed on the platform, for example, this will facilitate the mooring. This will make it easier to see the distance between the hull of your boat and the dock. In the same way, if you are still in the cove and a friend comes to visit you in a semi-rigid, it will be easier 😉
Underwater lights are watertight devices, usually in the form of a strip or tape, that are very easily attached to the shell of the hull. A totally widespread product in the nautical world: current prices are very affordable. Like installation and warranty are no longer a concern.
Sea water intake
Is it possible to run out of water in the sea? Yes. It may seem totally incongruous. Well no, and you know it. Furthermore, it could even be said that the phrase "beware of the water" is an integral part of the vocabulary of a good sailor. There are different solutions to tackle this problem: flexible water tank, rainwater collector for the most motivated ... The solution adopted will be the one that best suits your nautical needs and your personal wishes. In Privilege YachtOne of the solutions that we see as more efficient and economical is the intake of sea water. Especially if you plan to fish. This socket can be installed on the kitchen tap, in the shower on the bathing platform ... In any case, you will no longer have to worry about the stock of water.
There are many other accessories to install on your boat. From the generator to the barbecue, the list is long. For today it's a look at the most common, easy to install and affordable accessories. Contact us to see the technical aspects together.