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17 Jul 2019

We are now brand ambassadors for Simrad!

We are delighted to announce that we have been made official brand ambassadors for Simrad, the premium manufacturer of marine electronics for the leisure and professional markets. As part of this exciting partnership, we will be fitting their Cruise 9 unit in our fleet, in addition to using the Simrad products as an easy to use teaching aid for all of our marine navigation training.

About Simrad

Simrad is one of the leading names in marine electronics, with a rich history spanning back to 1946. With over 70 years of experience in the marine navigation industry, they offer a wide range of products and services, including:

  • marine autopilot
  • communications
  • satellite navigation
  • electronic chart plotters
  • echo sounders
  • multifunction displays

How does representing the brand benefit our students?

Ocean Sports Tuition’s role as a brand ambassador allows us to provide our students with electronic navigational charts that they may not otherwise have access to. Our boats will be fitted with the Simrad Cruise, an easy to use plotter perfect for learning to use electronic nautical charts. This is a simple and straight forward aid to navigation that displays charts, navigation and sonar in split or full screen view.

Introducing the Cruise 9 unit will allow our students to become comfortable with using marine electronics during their RYA courses. We have chosen the Cruise as it is an entry level unit that is simple to use but has all of the key features that you will need when on the water. The split screen option means that you can view the charts in a format that suits you, allowing you to comfortably focus on learning to use the technology.

The perfect teaching tool

The Cruise will be an important tool for our RYA Essential Seamanship & Navigation courses. The electronic navigation element of the course is perhaps the most commonly used following course completion, and our brand ambassador position allows us to offer the best possible technology for our students to learn these skills. The Cruise is easy to use and provides the perfect platform for our students to learn all about passage planning and marine navigation.

Guiding you over every nautical mile

Our partnership with Simrad will allow us to introduce students to their marine electronics when taking one of our powerboat or sailing courses. Learning to use this technology in a live situation is the best way to become comfortable with the unit and how it functions. It also lets you see how various features can help you in different scenarios.

For those who are planning to attend the RYA Day Skipper course, this will be particularly helpful both for the shore-based tuition and on the water. During the RYA Day Skipper Sail and/or motor course, you will need to complete a night cruising passage. The Cruise unit is simple to use, allowing you to focus on learning the key skills for sailing or motoring at night.

Proud to be Simrad brand ambassadors

We are incredibly proud to be able to represent the company and promote the fantastic products within the Simrad range. The team here at Ocean Sports Tuition are excited to begin teaching with the Cruise 9 and benefiting from this simple to use, yet innovative product.

To register on one of our RYA courses and benefit from our new Simrad Cruise 9 units, get in touch with the team today.

Ocean Sports Tuition is a specialist training school that provides a complete range of RYA practical and theory courses, as well as boat charter opportunities. Operating from purpose-built facilities in Saxon Wharf Marina, Southampton, we offer courses for those looking to dip their toe in the water to experienced boaters taking their next steps into a career in water sports.

To see where our courses could take you, please contact Andy on 02381 242159 or email andy@oceansportstuition.co.uk