Features June 2008 Issue

Flir Camera Redefines Night Vision Onboard

Thermal-imaging cameras are costly but have impressive abilities.

A thermal-imaging camera installed on your boat can significantly enhance safety during nighttime operations by clearly letting you see what is ahead and around your boat, even on the darkest or foggiest of nights. Practical Sailorís review of Flir Systems Inc.ís Navigator II, a thermal-imaging camera that can be mounted on a mast, finds that this kind of camera can aid navigation, man overboard recovery, and security. The equipment comes with a lofty price tag but for some, it will be worth the investment.

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