PO Box 1713 Hobe Sound, FL 33475
We’re excited to feature an exclusive interview with Rob Cote, the founder of Ocean Currents Marine, who has over 35 years of experience in the marine electronics industry. Rob is a specialist in providing high-quality and reliable rugged marine electronics for yacht refits and other projects. He relies on Seatronx marine displays to deliver top-notch navigation and communication solutions to his clients.
In this interview, Rob shares his insights into the industry, his experience working with Seatronx, and his passion for delivering exceptional onboard experiences for his clients.
Rob: Ocean Currents Specializes in Marine Electronics. That includes Marine Monitor-style Bridge layouts.
We provide dual Custom Computers that are running Nobeltec TZ Pro and offer a full package redundant system. All of the navigation needs are available on any of the x4 screens. You can choose between either Radars on the Network, Full-Screen Depth Sounder, Chartplotter with AIS, using Vector or Raster Charting formats, including access to Cameras (All Available inside the Navigation program).
We offer advanced NMEA2000 support and interfacing with the ship’s Autopilot system. We also provide Ships Network Integration (Wifi) with Starlink and on-board Local & Satellite Communication.
I have 35+ years of experience with Marine Electronics, Senior CMET Certified, including FCC Radar Endorsement. I opened Ocean Currents Marine about 15 years ago. The OCM team is Factory Certified, and we offer service for all major Marine Electronics Manufacturers.
Rob: A few things to also consider when choosing Marine Monitors for a project are:
Rob: We have been offering Seatronx Monitors since the company opened. The company support has been very solid, with quick response to any issues that may occur. They have been able to offer that due to the large inventory on hand, even when most manufacturers were experiencing backorder issues.
Rob: We have really gained a lot of attention when we began offering reliable, cost-effective Touchscreen Monitors that can be fully integrated with existing supported equipment. The feedback has been positive from the end users, especially the brightness knob for dimming the monitor, which is simple to find and easy to use. Seatronx Monitors include multiple inputs, allowing less need for heat-generating video switching. These monitors are DC powered to match the Navigation Computer DC power and the power of the rest of the ship’s navigation system.
Rob: The main challenge we face is: “What’s the largest monitor that will fit in the area that we are working with?”
Most of the time, we have the panels refinished and then start with all new measurements. The look is impressive, with a row of Seatronx Monitors on new panels…
Rob: I recommended Seatronx glassbridge display monitors to the client to upgrade their Nordhavn yacht, as the prior monitors lacked touchscreen functionality. These displays not only provided the desired touch capabilities but also enhanced the yacht’s aesthetics and functionality.
We work in the West Palm Beach, Florida, area and can offer support for your Marine Electronics Service Needs. I can be reached at:
Ocean Currents Marine
The website is: www.oceancurrentsmarine.com
Marine glass-bridge displays are becoming increasingly popular in the yacht industry. These advanced display systems provide yacht owners with a high-tech solution for monitoring and controlling their vessel’s systems. The glass-bridge displays are designed to be sleek, stylish, and unobtrusive while also providing a clear view of all the essential information needed to operate the yacht safely and efficiently.
They typically include features such as radar, GPS, chart plotting, sonar, and engine monitoring systems, all integrated into a single display. The displays are also customizable, allowing yacht owners to tailor them to their specific needs and preferences. With their cutting-edge technology and sleek design, marine glass-bridge displays are revolutionizing the way yacht owners navigate and control their vessels.