Leading marine electronics brand, Actisense, and premier marine electronics distributors, GEMECO Marine Accessories, have been involved in a recent project that has seen the renovation of a unique 60’ sailing catamaran. Known as 'The Impossible Dream', the catamaran is purpose built to be universally accessible providing an opportunity for people with disabilities to sail.
Actisense and GEMECO have donated an extensive list of products to The Impossible Dream, supplying the vessel with a complete NMEA 2000® backbone.
Peter Braffitt, general manager of GEMECO said of the donation, “We are absolutely thrilled to be able to support this amazing catamaran. GEMECO and Actisense have donated 17 pieces of equipment, including the innovative Actisense Quick Power Drop (QPD-1), which gives operators a convenient and safe method for connecting a power source to a NMEA 2000® Network.
“Actisense Engine Monitoring Units (EMU-1) were also used to convert the analogue engine data to allow NMEA 2000® monitoring.”
The Impossible Dream is a registered non-profit organisation, which offers a range of opportunities to get people of all abilities out on the water. Recently partnered with Shake A Leg Miami, they aim to use The Impossible Dream catamaran to engage the global community and inspire people with disabilities, wounded soldiers, disadvantaged youth, and their families, to improve their independence and quality of life. The Impossible Dream has now set sail on a voyage along the east coast of the U.S.
Phil Whitehurst, managing director of Active Research commented, “It is an absolute pleasure and privilege to be able to support The Impossible Dream. The work the ship has done and will continue to do, to advance new possibilities for people with disabilities and their families, is invaluable.
“Myself and the whole team at Actisense are honoured to know the products we produce are being used in a way that will make such a difference to people’s lives.”