Editor's Choice: Vesper Cortex

Cortex is a pioneering VHF radio from Auckland, New Zealand-based Vesper Marine.What makes the unit special in our view is that it’s the world’s first VHF radio with wireless touchscreen handsets, an integrated Class B SOTDMA smartAIS transponder and remote vessel monitoring capabilities. All of this combines to make the Vesper Cortex a formidable product by any measure, and especially in terms of safety. That’s because […] This article Editor's Choice: Vesper Cortex appeared first on Motor Boat & Yachting.

Editor's Choice: Vesper Cortex

Cortex is a pioneering VHF radio from Auckland, New Zealand-based Vesper Marine.

What makes the unit special in our view is that it’s the world’s first VHF radio with wireless touchscreen handsets, an integrated Class B SOTDMA smartAIS transponder and remote vessel monitoring capabilities.

All of this combines to make the Vesper Cortex a formidable product by any measure, and especially in terms of safety.

That’s because in addition to its core radio functionality, Cortex incorporates three key safety features – collision avoidance, man overboard (MOB) and anchor watch – in a single, neatly packaged unit.

It also combines built-in sensors and NMEA2000 connectivity with a free entry-level monitoring package that allows users to keep watch on factors such as power, bilge and depth on their smartphones.

For those looking for more comprehensive insights, an upgrade to Cortex Monitor Premium unlocks real-time vessel status, alert notifications and device control for systems such as refrigerators and heaters.

Vesper’s smartAIS technology is particularly impressive, as it not only continuously monitors and alerts boaters to potential threats from other AIS-equipped vessels around them but also allows users to make direct DSC calls by simply touching the image of a vessel on screen and pressing ‘call’.

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When Cortex detects an AIS MOB activation, it immediately sounds the alarm and provides continuous updates on location, bearing and range.

The unit’s anchor watch function also demands an honourable mention as it not only provides information to crew members on board, but can also be monitored remotely via the Cortex Monitor app.

The Vesper Cortex hub can accommodate up to ten tethered or portable rechargeable handsets, five directly to the hub’s Wifi and five via a boat network for increased range.

Handsets are IPX8 and equipped with a four-inch Gorilla glass multi-touch display. Wet and glove capable, the touchscreen is optically bonded for wide-angle and sunlight viewability.

Completing the long list of features, Vesper tell us the handset’s 10W speakers are as loud as a train, but clear as a bell. Sounds good, doesn’t it?

Price: £1,914.50 inc VAT.

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Read YBW’s guide to the best marine radios on the market.

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Sealine C335 yacht tour: Ringing the changes on this £266k sportscruiser

At the recent British Motor Yacht Show, Hugo took the chance to see inside the latest sportscruiser yacht from Sealine. In this video he explains what makes the C335 different from its predecessor, the C330...

The Sealine C335’s hull itself is very similar, it’s got a vertical bow and the exterior employs the signature Sealine Coupe style.

Back aft, there’s a small bathing platform and a big cockpit with a run of seating all the way around. This whole area can be enclosed by canvas covers.

Moving up the side decks, protection is offered by the high bulwarks and tall grab rails, leading to the bow area, where there have been a few small changes.

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Instead of having a convertible seating arrangement, there is just a slot-in cushion, which makes a comfortable little two-person bow seat – a rather lovely space to sit at anchor (or underway if you’re not going too quickly).

Other highlights on the foredeck include chunky square cleats and a large anchor locker with a proper electric windlass and dual access, so there’s plenty of space to store fenders.

Bi-fold doors, which stack up on the port side, lead you into the saloon, where there are a couple of cupboards on the portside, with access to all the electronic switchgear and breakers.

One of the big wins on the Sealine C335 is the dinette, which folds up and over to create a quite comfortable two-person seat with a very nice view forward, and there’s even a sunroof overhead so you can stand up and look through there for a better view while docking.

Enjoy the tour…

Sealine C335 specifications

LOA: 10.31 m / 33.1 ft
Beam: 3.5 m / 11.6 ft
Draught: 1.03 m / 3.5 ft
Fuel capacity: 570 l / 125 UK gal
Water capacity: 220 l / 48 UK gal
Displacement: 6.57 UK tonnes
CE category: B for 8 people
Engines: Twin 340 hp / 253 kw
Top speed: 26 knots
Price: £266,000 (ex. VAT)

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