Wealth of new gear for Galway Skipper Expo

THERE will be something to interest everyone at Skipper Expo Int Galway 2015, with a range of innovative new equipment being showcased at Ireland’s flagship fisheries show.
Among the star attractions will be Barry Electronics, who will be promoting a smaller cost-effective VSAT system aimed for small vessel users that will provide efficient broadband internet communication.
The vessel will have Wi-Fi, and will be connected to the Electronic Log Book and will fully meet the requirements of the inshore sector.
‘It is something that everyone wants and we have used our expertise to provide this highly effective broadband solution’, says Chris Joyce of Barry Electronics.
With log book communication systems becoming increasingly expensive, Barry Electronics will also be displaying at Galway a much more cost-effective Inmarsat system.
Users will have the option to utilise this system on a rental basis, which will work out considerably cheaper compared with other alternatives currently available to fishermen.
Also on display from Barry Electronics will be the new range of Furuno chart plotter systems that has always proved popular with Irish skippers.
‘We are always keen to work with vessel owners to develop integrated packages that can deliver real cost savings,’ added Joyce.
Meanwhile, Cummins will be attending the Galway expo for the first time. The world’s biggest manufacturer of engines and generators will be present at the event with their ‘Cummins Power Tour’ trailer.
It will contain key products from the Cummins range of propulsion and auxiliary engines, and generator sets suitable for a wide range of commercial marine applications including trawlers and fishing vessels.
Building on their growing presence in the Irish marine market, Cummins also plans to complete a two week ‘Power Tour’ of Ireland, commencing at the beginning of March 2015.
Cummins plans to visit a number of the major ports around the country, including stops at Kilmore Quay, Castletownbere, Galway (for the Skipper Expo event), Killybegs, Belfast and Dublin. Further details will follow in the New Year.
Martin McGowan, Country Leader for Cummins Ireland commented: ‘The Cummins Ireland Power Tour will give customers an opportunity to speak directly to the engine manufacturer, where one of Cummins marine specialists will provide technical product information and further support.
‘Cummins is able to provide local support to customers across Ireland whilst drawing on the resources and capability of being a global power leader in engines and generators for the commercial marine market.’
Sharon Boyle of show organiser, Mara Media, said: ‘It is great that there will be so much new equipment on display at the show, much of which is aimed at providing efficient yet cost effective solutions for our hardworking skippers.’