AIS for the iPhone and iPad and new boats galore

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll no doubt have realised that the 2010 PSP Southampton Boat Show starts today.

 Today (Friday), looks set to be an exciting one for gear and boat junkies alike. Cornish Crabbers is launching its new Crabber 26 (you can see how it was built on the PBO Website: Cornish Crabber Build) while, following its aquisition by US Thermal Imaging firm FLIR, Raymarine will be launching a new thermal imaging camera system for boats. Arch-rivals Garmin are to introduce a new sailboat autopilot system. Meanwhile, Bristol company Digital Yacht are launching an AIS receiver and NMEA data receiver for Apple’s ever more popular iPhone and iPad.

 Talking of which, don’t forget to drop by the PBO stand, E001, to pick up a copy of the magazine for just £2 – and where you can enter a competition to win an iPad with a year’s subscription to PBO and the Navionics App already installed!

The Navy’s newest warship, HMS Dauntless, and countless other interesting and unusal vessels will be at the show during it’s 10-day run.

You can keep up with the latest news and reports from the show on the PBO and websites, throughout the next week.