An ARMIT Marine remote monitoring system might have saved this boat from sinking in Florida.
Boating enthusiasts know this: 80 percent of all vessels that sink go under while tied to the dock. Just like this 30-foot cabin cruiser tied up behind a home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. a few weeks ago.
By the time neighbors on the busy canal noticed something was wrong, the stern of the boat was submerged, and the rest of the cruiser was sticking up out of the water. Fuel leaked into the canal, meaning a costly clean-up was needed along with an expensive boat salvage.
The cause of all this: An electrical short in the bilge, according to investigators who responded to the scene.
It’s a boat owner’s nightmare. But one that could be headed off with a low-cost reliable new system from ARM IT Marine, a provider of remote monitoring sensors for your boats. The battery-operated cellular sensors are easy to install. They connect using ARM IT’s secure network, and they work anywhere in the world you need them.
What this might have meant for this poor boat owner: Within a minute of any trouble with the bilge or water level changes, the sensors would have sent a signal to the ARM IT IoT-Monitoring™network and a text alert and email notifications would have been sent to the owner. Help could have arrived while the boat was still upright, saving a lot of trouble.
Best news of all: This ArmIT Marine monitoring service costs less each year than two cases of beer and a few bags of chips.
Not a bad price for peace of mind. Learn more about how ARM IT can protect your boat.