B&G partners with Sail Britain for the refitting of a yacht

Navigation and instrumentation company B&G worked with Sail Britain to help the organization prepare their expedition yacht for its first season

B&G has announced its partnership with the organization Sail Britain, which conducts environmental research and engagement projects in the UK covering issues such as marine aquaculture, plastic pollution, climate change and coastal erosion .

The group’s expedition yacht, Merlin, a Sigma 41, underwent a complete overhaul in March to include the latest B&G electronics. Two Zeus ™ 3S displays. a Triton² digital display and the WS320 wireless wind sensor were installed.

Sail Britain founder Oliver Beardon said the crew would venture “to remote places and we need the ultimate in reliability, and our networked B&G system provides everything we need”.

    The crew will spend the first season in Cornwall working on a range of projects including plastic trawling to help better understand plastic pollution

MerlinThe crew will spend the first season in Cornwall working on a range of projects including plastic trawling to help better understand plastic pollution

“As a busy professional skipper, being able to access all my sailing data on one of the Triton multifunction displays is not only convenient, it is a big plus for safety during periods of high workload”, he commented.

This year will be the Merlinthe first season of.

The yacht set sail in April 2021 for Falmouth.

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The crew will take a first-hand look at the effects of climate change and plastic pollution, exploring many different habitats and marine environments around the Cornish coast.

Sail Britain has a number of other research projects throughout the year, all of which are accessible to the public.

No experience is necessary, and comprehensive training and support is provided.


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