Confidence in Catching the Biggest Fish That Swims
Friday 29th November, 2019
Aussie captain, Tim Dean, doesn’t miss a thing with Raymarine and FLIR
Captain Tim Dean has been running Calypso Fishing Adventures in the productive waters between Port Stephens and Cairns, Australia for the past 25 years. “My clients come from all around the world to fish here in Australia, predominantly on the Great Barrier Reef chasing giant black marlin,” he says.
Dean’s boat, Calypso, is a 47-foot O’Brien, fully fitted out with Raymarine and FLIR electronics, including four Axiom Pro and Axiom XL multifunction displays, CP200 CHIRP sonar, Evolution autopilot, Open Array radar, and FLIR M-Series thermal cameras. Why FLIR and Raymarine? Because, according to Captain Tim, no other manufacturer delivers better technology for increasing situational awareness and heightened fishing intelligence.
“The technologies FLIR and Raymarine are coming out with are second to none,” says Dean. “Information breeds confidence, and that’s what it takes to catch the biggest fish that swims.”
Dean relies on FLIR sensing technologies like Open Array radar with Bird Mode, ClearCruise AR and thermal imaging to make sense of the complex topside environment around Calypso. All the information coming in is intuitively and clearly displayed in any manner as Dean chooses on one or more of his four Axiom Pro and Axiom XL multifunction displays, powered by the smart LightHouse 3 operating system. He can even add a drone to his information-gathering arsenal, and control operation and view its camera directly on his MFD using Axiom UAV.
“People often ask, what’s the one thing you need to catch the biggest fish that swims?” says Dean. “The answer should be confidence. With Raymarine, I’m confident every time I leave the dock.”