NAUTIC-ON is a "smart boat" system that allows remote monitoring and tracking of your boat.

When NAUTIC-ON offered to rig one of our test boats with its, " smart boat," system, so that we could see the physical installation and try out the app, we jumped at the chance to explore this technology for you.

We demo'd the NAUTIC-ON smart boat system aboard a Mercury Marine powered Boston Whaler 380 Realm. The system consists of sensors installed at the batteries and a network connection (NMEA 2000, Smartcraft, etc.) via a hub. The hub is about the size of, and looks like, a residential Internet router. Using the app, one can monitor and track one's boat from anywhere in the world. The video shows it in actual use (excuse the shake --we shot it while aboard a fast moving boat).

We'll have a more in-depth reports about NAUTIC-ON coming soon. Look for them.