Tuesday July 20, 2010
|Nav-Tracker 2.0 Tracks Stolen Boat In The Bahamas
HydraSport Recovered 8 Hours Later
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA (USA) – A 33-foot HydraSport equipped with the
Nav-Tracker 1.0 wireless boat location and GPS tracking system from Paradox Marine,
stolen from Treasure Cay in the Bahamas in the early morning hours last Wednesday
(July 14), was located by the system and recovered in Bimini by authorities about eight
"There is no question that without Nav-Tracker, my boat would have never been found," said Jose Mas, the owner." I had just installed the system two weeks before and I was
amazed at being able to track the boat and follow the thieves. In addition to the
technology, the customer service provided by Paradox Marine in tracking my boat real
time from theft to recovery was amazing. Everyone at Treasure Cay in the Bahamas was
talking about an owner tracking the boat as it was stolen. Hopefully, more boat owners
will install the Nav-Tracker to help deter boat thieves," he added.
||Paradox Marine's Nav-Tracker 2.0 with an infrared beam sensor & a siren was actually
responsible for saving a second boat that night 15 miles away from Treasure Cay in the
Marsh Harbor area. The other customer received an 'in alarm' message from their boat as
the thieves were trying to steal it. After the siren went off the boat thieves took off to find
a less protected boat to steal.
Two years ago, Paradox Marine received a service medal from the U.S. Coast Guard in
recognition of the role Nav-Tracker 2.0 played in the recovery of a Contender stolen in
the Bahamas in September, 2008. As many as 27,000 boats are stolen annually and the
odds of recovery are only about 1 in 10, according to the International Association of
When a Nav-Tracker 2.0 transmitter is mounted
discreetly on a boat and armed, a wireless
'fence' with a 500-meter range can be created.
If a boat is moved outside of this fence, Nav-
Tracker 2.0 uses Inmarsat based GPS satellite
technology to monitor a boat's location and
notify up to four people by email and/or text
message every 15 minutes with the
latitude/longitude, speed, heading and distance
to closest city.
|The message transmitted from Nav-Tracker 2.0
on board the HydraSport when it was stolen
would have been similar to this:
Message From Nav-Tracker 2.0
User: Paradox Marine
Asset: M/Y Island Time
Date/Time: 2006-07-25 15:06:28 (EDT)
Event: Geo-fence breached;
Location: 26.05767,-80.1303.3 (0.75 mi NE of Hollywood, FL 33019)
Speed/heading: 9.2 Knots, 144 deg
Google Earth Map: [KML]
Some insurance companies now offer premium discounts or require GPS tracking devices
to be installed on certain types of boats, including high performance boats and boats with
triple high-horsepower outboards.
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