Digital Yacht is head quartered in Bristol UK with a manufacturing facility in Poole, Dorset. We have global offices in Newburyport (USA), and Shanghai (China) to look after these important markets and a network of distributors and dealers across the globe.
Digital Yacht was established in 2011, by Chief Executive Officer, Nick Heyes. With over 25 years of extensive experience in marine electronics and an engineering degree, Nick decided to branch out into manufacturing his own products, and so the brand Digital Yacht was born. Between our senior personnel, we have 100's years combined experience.
Right from the outset, Digital Yacht has taken a symbiotic approach to product design. We like to develop products which make existing systems better or add functionality to legacy systems. Our core products and expertise include AIS technology, marine pcs, navigation software, high power WiFi antennas and chart plotters. Many of our latest products are Apple and Smartphone friendly and we've started developing our own free Apps which are available from the App store. Digital Yacht is definitely a forward thinking company that is focused on incorporating use of all of the latest gadgets and technology into future products.
While the Bristol office in the UK remains the headquarters, research, development and manufacturing is the focus of the Poole office in Dorset, UK, which was set up in 2006. We have offices worldwide and in 2009 the Auckland office in New Zealand opened its doors.
With a vision to build innovative products that would benefit the modern yachtsman the next step was to form a team of software engineers and developers to concentrate on the next generation of products. In the spring of 2010, with a team in place, the Shanghai office officially opened its doors. The main focus in China has been building upon our already established and highly regarded AIS technology in order to develop products such as BOATraNET and iAIS.
The latest move has been to launch the brand across the Atlantic and in the spring of 2011 Digital Yacht America was formed. We also have exclusive distributors set up worldwide. To find your nearest dealer go to our dealer section.
Our focus is on producing high quality products at an affordable price, offering first class technical support and helpful customer service. We have a service area, so we can help fault find and repair and are also continually adding manuals, technical support notes, troubleshooting advice, software, brochures, product CDs, technical support videos and customer and dealer videos to our website.
We value your custom and pride ourselves in great post sales customer support. Our customers return to us time after time because they know they're in safe hands and we will look after them, and their boat.
January - Launch of ANT20000 AIS Smart Antenna for NMEA 2000 networks
January - See us at the London Boat Show
January - See us at the Dusseldorf Boatshow
November - Launch of Aqua 50 - The first Linix embedded PC for the marine market
November - See us at METS - Stand 1:242
October - Our Bristol HQ moves
September - NAVLink and iNAVHub shown for 1t time at Southampton Boat Sow, IBEX (US) and NMEA Convention
August - Chris Harley joins as a representative for Digital Yacht America in North East states - Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachussetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York states.
July - Launch of NAVLink
July - Launch of Aqua 200 Series
July - Brad Good joins as a representative for Digital Yacht America in Florida and Georgia
June - Bruce Hackett joins as a representative for Digital Yacht America in the Mid Atlantic States - New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina, South Carolina (SC) and Washington District of Columbia (DC).
April - China (Shanghai) International Boat Show
April – Launch SPL2000, new splitter.
March – HISWA Boat show in Amsterdam
March – Dubai Boat Show with our distributor, Xtra-Link
February - Exhibit at Miami International Boat Show
January - Exhibit at Boot, Dusseldorf with our German distributor, Bukh Bremen
January - Launch of the world's first dedicated Man Over Board system, AIS Life Guard
January - Launch of AIS100PRO
January - Launch of AIS200N2NET (The N2NET suffix is Digital Yacht's certified implementation of the NMEA 2000 data standard).
January - Exhibit at London Boat Show
December - Exhibit at SALON NAUTIQUE INTERNATIONAL DE PARIS through our French distributor, MC Technologies.
November - iAIS won the marine electronics category of the DAME Award at METS
October - BOATraNET received the prestigious 2011 NMEA Technology Award at the 2011 NMEA International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo in Fort Myers, Florida
October - Exhibit at Annapolis Sail and Power boat shows in USA
October - Launch of AIT2000
October - Exhibit at 51st Genoa International Boat Show, Italy through Arimar
October - Appoint Arimar S.p.A as our official Italian distributor
September - Exhibit at NMEA Expo and Conference in Florida, USA
September - Launch of new App iOnBoard
September - Exhibit at Interboot, Friedrichshafen on lake Constance (Bodensee) through our German distributor Bukh-Bremen
September - PR department film at Southampton Boat Show
September - Exhibit at Southampton Boat Show
September - Exhibit at Cannes & La Rochelle boat shows through our French distributor MC Technologies
August - Launch of Class A upgrade for sister company, Digital Deep Sea
August - Appoint C A Clase as an official UK distributor
July - Launch of iNavConnect
July - Launch of uAIS
July - Launch of Aqua Media II
June - Launch of WL510
April - Launch of AA10
March - Announcement of new dealers, Bukh Bremen in Germany and MC Technologies in France
March - US offices are opened
February - Launch of WLN10
January - Launch of our sister company, Digital Deep Sea
January - Launch of BOATraNET and SmarterTrack 2011 software