The Importance of Safety When You Live Aboard Your Boat

The Importance of Safety When You Live Aboard Your Boat

A boat is an intricate vessel and while it can lend itself to a wonderful lifestyle, it’s imperative to prepare, organize and have a plan before moving on board full-time. Before you commit to living aboard your boat, it’s important you make a commitment to safety as well. Safety First Whether you enjoy boating as a pastime or commit to the full lifestyle, safety should always come first. Your boat should be equipped with CO2…

Retrofit with A SmartPlug to Enhance Safety and Save Money

Retrofit with A SmartPlug to Enhance Safety and Save Money

For boat owners with shore power connections, the part that’s the biggest potential problem is the easiest to change: an outdated twist-type connector. With a Retrofit Kit from SmartPlug Systems,it’s fast and simple to upgrade to the safest and most thoroughly modern 30A or 50A marine power supply equipment available, while reusing the cable and saving money. Traditional twist-type shore power plugs have thin blades with very little metal-to-metal contact, resulting in a poor electrical…

How to Prepare Your Boat for Spring

How to Prepare Your Boat for Spring

Spring is officially underway! For boaters across the country, that means it is time to prepare your boat for the upcoming season. At SmartPlug, we always stress the importance of being safe on your journeys. Prevention is key and we recommend taking the time now to ensure you don’t run into problems during the boating season. Pre-Launch Inspection Check engine compartment for excess water or leaks Inspect propellers for signs of wear including dings, pitting…

SmartPlug Debuts White 30a Cordsets

SmartPlug Debuts White 30a Cordsets

When walking through a marina, seeing distinctive SmartPlug orange cables indicates boat owners that are savvy about shore power safety. But some prefer that their electrical cords blend in with the boat deck or dock surfaces. For them, there’s the new 30A/125V White Cordset. It has all the impressive features of the standard SmartPlug system, but in a pleasing traditional marine color. It debuted at the Miami International Boat Show, Feb. 13–17, booth C349. The…

Top Tips: A Winter Check-Up for Your Boat

Top Tips: A Winter Check-Up for Your Boat

For many boaters, winter brings cold temperatures and unfavorable weather which means boats need to be stored away until Spring. While you countdown to boating season, why not pay your marina a visit to check in on your boat and ensure all is ok. Walk Around Check If your Boat is in the Water: Inspect the dock lines and check to make sure they are still in good condition and maintaining length and boat positioning….

Miami Boat Show 2019 Recap

Miami Boat Show 2019 Recap

We’re back from another productive trip to Miami, Florida for the annual Miami Boat Show! The event was filled with a sea of people eager to check out the latest and greatest the marine industry has to offer. It was nice having everyone to our booth to see first hand how SmartPlug works. We were able to make a lot of connections and sell product as well. Overall, it was an incredibly successful event for…

Boat Care Tips for Summer

Boat Care Tips for Summer

Odds are you’ve already taken your boat out on the water this season. As much fun as enjoying the nice weather on a boat can be, there are some basic maintenance responsibilities that come with the good times. Statistics show that nearly 10% of all boating accidents are maintenance related, so let’s make sure we’re doing all we can to have a safe and enjoyable boating season. Here are our summer boat care tips: 1….

Boating Safety Tips for Summer

Boating Safety Tips for Summer

SmartPlug was designed with the purpose of creating a new industry standard when it comes to boating safety. Whether you’re traveling or just enjoying leisure time on a boat, safety should always be the number one priority. With millions of boaters out on the open waters every day, practicing safe boating has never been more important. We’ve put together five important practices for you to keep in mind this boating season: Be Weather-Wise Regardless of…

Our Shore Power Features are Sure to Impress!

Our Shore Power Features are Sure to Impress!

The SmartPlug is a revolutionary shore power system designed to replace the outdated and problematic twist-type design in use today. It’s intuitive to use and provides greater protection against loose connections and corrosion – the leading causes of shore power failure and fires.   Why is the SmartPlug the new industry standard? Because we’ve thought of EVERYTHING before designing this product. It’s safe, simple, and secure. The SmartPlug’s features and benefits include:   Weatherproof: Water…

What Our Customers are Saying | Captain Mike

What Our Customers are Saying | Captain Mike

At SmartPlug, we are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service. Happy customers are our #1 priority and we love it when they take to social media to share their experience! Check out this Facebook review from another satisfied SmartPlug customer:   “The warranty parts you sent arrived yesterday. Fantastic job by both SmartPlug and the USPS. I have completed the replacement of both plugs to my cords. Your instructional video and the instructions included with…