IGY Marinas and SEA.AI have come together to boost awareness of yacht owners and captains about the availability of new high-tech machine vision technology for their vessels. This partnership marks a pivotal moment in maritime safety, introducing a transformative solution to enhance security on the open seas and at anchor.
As a proven technology extensively utilized in the automotive sector, machine vision is still relatively new in the maritime world. Despite this, it offers yacht owners and captains a powerful tool to bolster safety measures, providing reliable real-time alerts to mitigate navigational hazards and reinforce security.
Hernando Giraldo, President of SEA.AI Inc. Americas in Miami, sheds light on the innovative application of machine vision: “This technology is completely new and represents a paradigm shift in the maritime sector”.
He emphasizes that machine vision is not a replacement of human operators but an additional tool that empowers crews to make informed decisions. Machine vision interprets video flux, applying historical data, information, and annotation to detect floating objects, thereby enhancing situational awareness.
Giraldo expresses optimism about the partnership with IGY Marinas, stating, “This partnership will help raise awareness of this technology which not only identifies floating objects but can also enhance comfort, safety and privacy at sea.”
SEA.AI’s machine vision systems compliment traditional radar and AIS, acting as a reliable 24-hour multi-purpose lookout that support crew situational awareness.
IGY Marinas, recognized for setting luxury standards in nautical tourism, welcomes SEA.AI’s innovative technology into its network. Bert Fowles, IGY Marina’s Vice President Marketing & Sales, highlights the significance of this collaboration: “We are pleased to introduce SEA.AI’s innovative technology to our network and reinforce IGY Marina’s commitment to pioneering advancements in maritime safety and innovation.”
With 22 marinas across 13 countries and serving over 8,000 customers annually, IGY Marinas positions itself as a leader in adopting cutting-edge technology to enhance safety and security within its customer base.
The integration of this smart lookout into the yachting experience not only demonstrates a commitment to innovation but also ensures that every voyage is undertaken with a newfound level of confidence and security. As machine vision continues to redefine navigational safety, SEA.AI and IGY Marinas stand at the forefront of this transformative journey, providing yacht owners and captains with an unparalleled technological edge on the seas.