Commercial Fishing Vessel Received a Customized Electronics Refit by Voyager Maritime Alliance Group

Customized Refit by VMAG
Customized Refit by VMAG
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Feb. 27, 2018 - PRLog -- Voyager Maritime Alliance Group (VMAG), one of South Florida's leading marine electronics organizations, has just completed a customized AutoPilot, Rudder and Steering Stick integration system, on a 48ft trawler, M/Y Bavaria.

David Leone, President of Voyager Maritime Alliance Group (VMAG), commented, "Like most equipment, when the instruments are old and start to fail, the parts to repair are either no longer available, and if they are, they do not always work the way you want them to.   With M/Y Bavaria, this was definitely the case when we tried to fix their aging ComNav autopilot system.   With our experienced engineers, we were able to review what new equipment is available, and not only make it work like the older equipment, but improve its functionality by integrating all the equipment into one single interface".

VMAG replaced the outdated ComNav Autopilot System with a new SIMRAD AutoPilot System and an A2004 controller.   This system was chosen because it has a precision rotary control dial with dedicated buttons for instant access to steering modes, making it responsive and easy to use.   It also has a custom-configurable Work mode and automated turn patterns, ideal for a commercial fishing environment.

Other products installed was a SIMRAD analog Rudder Angle that has a tough, shock-proof casing, and has multiple lighting levels with zone lighting.   It is also equipped with an interface to connect with other SIMRAD equipment, such as the SIMRAD FU80 Steering Stick.

The SIMRAD combination of products was interfaced to the existing MDE pump and DC Solenoids, together with an older, but functional Northstar GPS.

The VMAG solution for M/Y Bavaria was chosen to provide maximum efficiency, safety and control to support the very hard environments they experience on a daily basis.


For More Technical Information:
David Leone, President
Voyager Maritime Alliance Group
Tel:   954-463-5910 ( (

About Voyager Maritime Alliance Group (VMAG)
Voyager Maritime Alliance Group (VMAG) is a systems integrator providing a solution for all Maritime Navigation needs. We specialize in High Seas Navigation Systems, Communications Systems, Steering and Control systems along with Custom Pilot House Integrated Consoles.

We were founded over 28 years ago and has developed into one of the premier service providers specializing in the Commercial Shipping, Oil and Gas Industry, Military Vessels along with the Mega-Yacht market. Headquarters is located in Fort Lauderdale Florida with distributor service agreements with other Navigation Companies throughout the world.   Within our technical team, we have NMEA trained and CMET certified technicians.

Our mission is to provide our clients with the highest level of service and support. We have a proud tradition and commitment to excellence, and strongly believe in doing a job right the first time. We work hard every day, in every way to earn the respect, trust and confidence of our clients.

We have a history of successful projects of new builds and refits throughout the world, in such regions as the Middle East, Northern Europe, Asia, South Pacific, South and North America and Caribbean.

As a North American representative, VMAG offers complete vessel monitoring, control systems, custom foil panels along with Integrated Glass Bridge.  We have recently introduced an anti-piracy solutions for ships, oil rigs, pipe lines as well as ports and waterways.

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Location:Fort Lauderdale - Florida - United States
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