At the heart of the partnership is i-Captain, Holonix’s solution for increased safety, added value and enhanced control, through continuous monitoring of the boat and archiving of historical data on the entire lifecycle of the craft by means of Cloud and Internet of Things technologies. The celebrated RIB manufacturer is now installing i-Captain on all of its production, giving ZARists a tool to improve the security of their boats, to reduce the risk of theft and to preserve the value of their investment. I-Captain allows them to keep in constant contact with the yard and to record all maintenance activities performed through dealerships via an ‘onboard electronic log’ boat that captures data from sensors, such as GPS, voltmeters, accelerometers and two auxiliary inputs. This acquires both real-time data and creates an archive of position, speed, battery status, possible impacts, motor ignition or theft, bilge pump status and other installations and subsystems.All the data is recorded and transmitted via the Marine Gateway, a real black box that makes the boat ‘smart’ and ‘always connected’, while the Cloud system makes all the data on the boat and its equipment available wherever and whenever it is needed for navigation or maintenance, and emails or text messages are sent immediately in cases of alarm (e.g. burglary, geo-fencing, anchor movement).