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…

SmartPlug Expands Its Marketing Team

SmartPlug Expands Its Marketing Team

SmartPlug Systems, leading manufacturer of safety-focused power delivery products for boats, RVs and specialty vehicles, has hired Roger Dillon for its newly created marketing coordinator position. Ron Bailey, global VP of sales and marketing, made the announcement. Dillon is taking on much of SmartPlug’s creative and marketing portfolio. As such, he is responsible for all print and digital collateral, customer service, warranty fulfillment and developing programs to enhance the user experience. Having been a key…

Best Must-Have Boat Accessories

Best Must-Have Boat Accessories

To get the most enjoyment out of your boat, you need the best accessories! Some accessories can enhance your fishing trip, whereas others will make the boat more convenient. All, however, will increase your happiness every time you take to the water. Here are the best boat accessories to add to your boat: Fishing Features If you’re an avid fisherman, then you’ll love these custom fishing features:• Outriggers – These are long fishing rods that…

SmartPlug – Proudly Made in the USA

SmartPlug – Proudly Made in the USA

In these trying times our country is facing, we are proud to share that all SmartPlug products are made in the USA. From our supply chain to our headquarters, we are entirely based in America. Help the National Economy We believe that keeping our company American made will not only help our national economy but will also help to provide jobs for future generations. Supporting local businesses helps to strengthen our communities as well as…

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boat owners with shore power connections, the part that’s the biggest potential problem is the easiest to change: an outdated twist-type connector.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….

RVing This Winter? Here’s How to Stay Warm

RVing This Winter? Here’s How to Stay Warm

Cold weather and beautiful snowy sights are finally here. RVing with a stunning snow-blanketed view can bring you peace and serenity like no other. Traveling with the cold calls for careful planning to keep you warm during your overnight stays. Any one problem can cause your beautiful trip to turn to a frosty disaster! Although it may be tricky to have both you and yourRV stay warm, we’ve come up with some of the best…

Ron Bailey Joins Smartplug Systems

Ron Bailey Joins Smartplug Systems

SmartPlug Systems, the leading manufacturer of safety-focused shore power delivery systems for the recreational and commercial marine, RV and specialty vehicle markets, has hired Ron Bailey as its new global VP of Sales and Marketing. He joins the company during a transitional period as incumbent Terry Gilliland prepares his retirement in early 2020. Tony Barber, CEO, made the announcement. Bailey brings decades of marine and RV manufacturing sales and marketing experience to SmartPlug. Most recently,…