ENL Group will partner with the NZ Millennium Cup as a Silver Sponsor for the 2020 Regatta in New Zealand’s Bay of Islands – 29 January to 1 February.
Organised by the NZ Marine Export Group and a dedicated committee of some of New Zealand’s most pre-eminent superyacht industry figures, the NZ Millennium Cup is a celebration of good racing, great cruising grounds and exceptional hospitality.
The event will provide an opportunity for ENL Group to talk about its technical Superyacht and refit capabilities, well recognised as industry leaders in ship navigation and communications systems as well as demonstrating its globally recognised multibeam sounder – WASSP, to the visiting yachts and crews.
ENL has offices in Auckland and Nelson in New Zealand’s South Island with its technical staff regularly travelling the South Pacific and beyond to support yachts anywhere in the world for WASSP, Furuno and a wide variety of other marine electronic systems. Add to that, its 120sqm showroom in the heart of Auckland’s Westhaven Marina which is supported by the largest pool of specialised marine electronic engineers in the South Pacific.
The Millennium Cup event will also provide ENL with an opportunity to showcase its WASSP Multibeam Sounder system. Becoming the go-to mapping tool for the superyacht industry, WASSP W3 (Wireless) is ideally suited to use when navigating in unknown waters or where marine charts lack sufficient detail, WASSP W3 takes the risk out of the equation for the captains of these large and valuable vessels.
Often installed in the tender or support vessel of a superyacht, the W3 uses a wireless link to send a real-time 3D seafloor map back to the superyacht’s bridge system for displaying and navigation - all in real-time.
Thanks to the very wide swath and 224 beams, the seafloor can be mapped quickly and in high resolution. A standard echosounder only measures one point at a time, whereas WASSP Multibeam measures 224 points at a time over a coverage of 120 degrees or width of approx. three times the current depth.