Monitor your Integrated Yacht Electrical Systems with Ease
gplink now easily integrates with CZONE to offer monitoring of nearly all systems and features alongside our already robust engine monitoring and geo-tracking. Connecting directly to the NMEA 2000 backbone, gplink can monitor most CZONE parameters including fluid levels like fuel, freshwater, wastewater and bilge, along with engine room temperature, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, fire suppression system status and shore power failures. All of this input is available alongside the full suite of near-real-time propulsion engine data and vessel location information through gplink‘s renowned 24/7/365 monitoring service.
CZONE offers boat owners the ease of complete vessel systems control directly from a central intuitive touch display, as well as the convenience of a tablet app or remote key fob. CZONE replaces complicated traditional wiring with networked digital switches. Plus, CZONE modes can ensure critical systems remain operational in the background, no matter what the owner or crew is doing on board. CZONE systems have been factory installed on Riviera Yachts for over 12 years, and are proven in some of the most rigorous and demanding conditions in the world including the Ocean Race (a.ka. Volvo Ocean Race and Whitbread Race).
The first vessel to take advantage of this integration between gplink and CZONE is the all-new Burger 48 Cruiser, Blue Boat Home. The Burger Boat Company is well-known for building custom superyachts from 80’ to over 140’, so this 48 footer is a departure from the Burger norm.
This new concept from Burger Boat Company was birthed by an owner-operator who highly-admired the Burger brand and their 150+ year legacy, but still desired a boat she could pilot single-handedly on Lake Michigan. Being a custom yacht builder in the prospective client’s home state of Wisconsin, Burger couldn’t say no to the opportunity.
Powered by twin joystick-controlled Volvo Penta IPS-800 pod drives producing 600 horsepower each, the new Burger 48 Cruiser is estimated to top out around 35 knots and cruise at 30 knots while still offering 300 miles of range from her 580-gallon fuel supply. All operating parameters of the Volvo engines along with Blue Boat Home’s fuel level and other critical stats are monitored remotely by gplink.
Blue Boat Home is not just a one-off design; this partnership between Burger and Dutch naval architects, Vripack has spawned a new generation of Burger cruising yachts. Hull #2 of the 48’ Cruiser has launched, equipped with the same gplink and CZONE integration found on hull #1. This boat serves as the company demo and is making her rounds at regional boat shows as Burger is already responding to owner’s demands for a 60’ – 70’ cruiser. The future is looking bright for Burger’s new mid-size yacht offerings and gplink‘s new integration with CZONE!
gplink first announced their integration with the NEMA 2000 backbone three years ago. This allowed owners of mid-size boats and outboard-powered boats to reap the benefits of gplink‘s remote monitoring of engines and critical systems. Now with CZONE integration, the capabilities of the gplink remote monitoring system and the amount of data points available are nearly limitless. What’s stopping you from getting the peace of mind of gplink remote monitoring and vessel tracking?