Do the “what if’s” start plaguing you whenever you leave your houseboat for an extended period of time? Now you can keep a closer eye on things onboard thanks to The Yacht Group’s new monitoring system, the Yacht Protector! Say goodbye to those nagging worries and sweaty palms, because this comprehensive suite of wireless sensors allows you to continuously track the location of your boat and the condition of vital onboard systems. If user defined system thresholds are ever triggered, all contacts are alerted via the smartphone app, and up to four receive further alerts via SMS, email and even by phone from the call center.
Designed to be DIY, no cutting of wires or boat modifications is necessary for installation. The sensors are strategically placed with supplied hi-bond tape after quickly pairing them to the CORE module. You can also fine-tune technical alerts to receive things like real-time weather forecasts at your boat's location. The Yacht Protector system costs $1,250, including a one-year subscription and a two-year warranty. It includes a CORE module and four sensors—bilge water level, intrusion, battery condition and shore power current—and a Yacht Key fob. Plus, the system can pay for itself via available insurance discounts that will pay for future alert/service center fees, as well as a substantial portion of the original equipment cost. You can check out a complete description of this system and an informative video at www.yachtprotector.com. Finally, some peace of mind!