Stay in touch with the folks back home with the Yellowbrick 3, which harnesses the power of Iridium satellites to transmit position data and to send and receive messages from any point on the globe. In addition to a variety of pre-set “canned” messages, users can draft more complex e-mails using a Bluetooth-equipped tablet or smart phone, and a dedicated alert button can be used to send out a call to a preset list of recipients.
The Yellowbrick 3’s lithium-polymer battery provides power for more than 2,000 position reports, enough for three months of hourly tracking between charges. The unit is vibration-proof and waterproof to a depth of about 3 feet for a half hour. As a testament to their toughness, Yellowbrick 3s have completed hundreds of ocean passages and provided position tracking for the entire 2012 Newport Bermuda fleet. From $629.Yellowbrick Tracking Ltd.