Lorient, Brittany (January 23, 2024) – Pixel sur Mer and B&G®, the world’s leading sailing electronics manufacturer, today announced their partnership. An agreement to combine autopilot, controller, and display technologies from B&G® with Pixel sur Mer’s autopilot expertise and technologies to develop a unique solution for the offshore, grand prix segment.
After our longstanding relationship with Pixel sur Mer for the last 20 years it was a natural progression to formally integrate our products to provide the best performing autopilot solution to the offshore performance sailing market »,
said Matt Eeles
Product Director, Digital Systems of Navico Group.
We both support the single-handed race market having supplied autopilot systems to past Vendee Globe winners and we are thrilled to provide the latest generation of foiling race boats with a solution deriving from our combined legacy and expertise in sailing electronics. »
Driven from Pixel sur Mer’s Exocet technology, the single system solution utilizes B&G’s H5000 pilot system and integrates seamlessly with B&G pilot controllers. The one-of-a-kind system provides optimal steering performance and safe modes along with backup and failsafe settings.
"[...] our ambition is not only to reach a new technological level, but also to make these innovations accessible to the entire offshore performance sailing market ».
The Pixel sur Mer team is proud to announce this partnership, which is the logical continuation of our collaboration with B&G,
Over the last few years, the work of our design office has led to the deployment of major innovations that have improved the performance and safety of autopilot systems on ocean racing boats. Through this partnership, our ambition is not only to reach a new technological level, but also to make these innovations accessible to the entire offshore performance sailing market.»
said Jean-François Cuzon
CEO and Fonder of Pixel sur Mer.
B&G®, part of Navico Group, is world’s leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, helping sailors to sail further, faster and safer since 1955. B&G is an official partner of premier global sailing events, including The Ocean Race, and features a product portfolio dedicated to enabling sailors to be the best they can be, including B&G Zeus™, Zeus® S, Triton™ and the award-winning Nemesis™ among others. More information is available at:
A division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), Navico Group is the world’s leading supplier of integrated systems and products to industries ranging from marine to recreational vehicle and beyond. The Navico Group portfolio is comprised of industry-leading brands in power management, digital control & monitoring, networked devices, and marine electronics. Some of the many brands that make up Navico Group include: Ancor, Attwood, B&G, BEP, Blue Sea Systems, C-Map, CZone, Lenco, Lowrance, Marinco, Mastervolt, MotorGuide, Progressive Industries, ProMariner, RELiON, Simrad, and Whale.
PIXEL SUR MER
Pixel sur Mer designs, supplies and installs complete, cutting-edge on-board electronics systems to enhance performance and safety. The Brittany-based company creates its own measurement systems to collect, display and transmit data on board. The engineers in its design office also invent high-performance steering solutions for boats, whether foiling or not, sailing or motoring. Today, these solutions make up the Exocet range of products, and are able to make boats fly, avoid collisions and capsizes, but also make the most demanding competitors win. Its innovations are now also contributing to the emergence of intelligent, autonomous and sustainable vehicles in the maritime and aeronautical sectors. You can find all this information and much more on our brand-new website.
For more information on B&G and its cutting-edge sailing innovation for over 50 years, please visit www.bandg.com/.
For more information on Pixel sur Mer, visit www.pixelsurmer.com/en.