Nov 19, 2020

BRNKL Office Exterior Front DoorHi John,

There's nothing that we like to do more than talk "nerd", especially when it comes to boats! Your new feature "The Boat Nerd - the boater's guide to the newfangled" sounds like an outstanding idea.

As a Canadian company with Made in Canada products, our focus is to bring exciting and practical innovation to the marine industry in Canada and beyond. Whether it be through our remote security on monitoring product, BRNKL; or how we've bridged the gap between the smart home and the smart boat with the introduction of our newest product the BRNKL Mate; or even, our WeatherCam that provides a real time live feed with overlaid weather data at marinas, our goal is to provide boat owners with the latest technology available to, as we like to say, "leave their boat without letting go."

Something notable that was just announced was Soundings Trade Only's "Top 10 Most Innovative Marine Companies for 2020". We were thrilled (and very shocked) to be included in the Top 10. Feel free to read more about it here

If we can help you out in any way or provide you with any content for "The Boat Nerd", we'd be more than happy to help.

All the best and we look forward to chatting soon.

Regards,
--
Sean Battistoni 
Director of Sales
Barnacle Systems Inc
Victoria BC

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