Navigation Aids

Gael Force Marine represents JFC Marine who offer a wide portfolio of Aids to Navigation including; Navigation Buoys, Navigation Marker Posts/Top Marks and Solar Marine Lanterns/Beacons.

These high-quality aids to navigation (AtoN) devices are extremely durable and cost effective enabling watercraft operators determine position, course, warn of a danger and/or obstructions and indicate the location of safe or preferred channel routes They are being successfully used to mark out shipping channels, hazardous waters, aquaculture sites and a variety of other marine installations. 

JFC polyethylene buoys and beacons are available in a wide range of IALA recommended colours and configurations. They are successfully being used by mariners including coast guards and major port authorities worldwide.


Lanterns

Self-contained navigation lanterns which have proven to be reliable, long-lasting and a cost-effective means to increase nautical safety. These lights can be used to mark hazards in fixed or stationary locations on land but are often mounted on buoys in the water.

Currently, they are in use as marine navigation aids configured for various nautical marking applications ranging from large industrial ports and commercial marinas to small docks and private waterfronts. They are being used for a very wide variety of applications including oil and gas, port and harbour authorities, waterways and lakes, aquaculture and recreation applications.

All lanterns/lights are available in a range of high visibility colours in accordance with IALA Maritime Buoyage System. Manufactured specifically for the harshest of marine environments and conditions they have been tried and tested in the most extreme maritime locations.


M550 - Range 1 NM for Marina and Port Lighting

Solar Powered LED Marine Lantern 1 NM Range. Leveraging custom optics, high-efficiency solar panels, and premium materials, this miniature solar LED marine lantern offers up to three times the range at half the size of its M502 predecessor. Now with replaceable, recyclable batteries, this lantern provides excellent value and reliable operation for over five years.

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Battery life expectancy is five years with a product life up to 15 years and a three-year warranty. Ideal for marine aids-to-navigation, marina lighting, dock lighting, and port lighting.

  • 40 user-adjustable flash patterns and programmable intensities.
  • Replaceable, recyclable, high-temperature-rated NiMH AA batteries.
  • Automatic Light Control (ALC) 2.0; achieve optimal intensities throughout the year.
  • Premium grade, UV resistant polycarbonate body and lens material.
  • IP 68 rated.
  • Ventilated battery compartment.

M650H - Range 2.5 NM for Port and Harbour Lighting

Self-contained lantern with the latest built-in energy management system.

The M650H lantern is the newest lantern in the range of self-contained lanterns. It is tested to the toughest industrial standards and has a lot of intelligent settings. Range 2.5 nautical miles.

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The M650H is a cost-effective, self-contained, high-performance, low-maintenance and easy-to-install solar LED marine lantern. The M650H features a replaceable battery pack that extends the service life beyond five years, reducing the total cost of ownership. Applications include marine aids-to-navigation marking, marina lighting, dock lighting, and port lighting.

  • Standard IALA colours: Red, Green, White, Yellow, Blue.
  • High-efficiency solar cells with bypass and blocking diode function.
  • Maximum power point tracking (MPPT) for optimal energy collection.
  • Premium grade UV resistant, polycarbonate/polysiloxane.
  • Co-polymer body and lens material.
  • Colour-specific temperature corrected LED drivers provide consistent intensity under all operating conditions.
  • IP 68 rated. Double O-ring sealing with waterproof vent.
  • SLA battery.

Navigation Buoys

NAV01

This navigation buoy is used for shallow water installations ideal for marking temporary construction areas, aquaculture plots and racing marks.

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Manufactured from strong durable polyethylene, it is foam filled with internal ballast for additional strength and durability. Small and lightweight it has a pillar design with a focal height of 1.5m.

It is fitted with two lifting eyes for ease of manoeuvrability for installation or servicing purposes. In addition, the polyethylene is fortified with UV stabilisers ensuring maximum visibility in the water.

This buoy can also be customised with relevant top marks and the option of a small self-contained lantern.

 Diameter  600 mm
 Focal Height  1200 mm (without Top Mark)
 Overall Height  1550 mm (without Top Mark)
 Weight  70 kg
 Colours   In accordance with IALA Maritime Buoyage System
 Life Expectancy  15 - 20 years

 

Features & Benefits

  • Small and lightweight.
  • Easy to handle.
  • Made from UV stabilised virgin polyethylene.
  • No painting or sandblasting required.
  • Designed to suit small lightweight lanterns.
  • 316 Grade Stainless Steel.
  • Fitted with lifting eyes for ease of installation and maintenance.

Quality Assurance

Manufactured to ISO 9001: 2008 quality assurance systems.


NAV02

Ideal for inshore and sheltered areas this navigation buoy is used for safe marking aquaculture sites, inner harbours, lakes or sheltered safe water channels.navigation-aids-nav02.jpg

Manufactured from strong durable polyethylene this buoy has a pillar-shaped body design with high focal height (2 meters) designed to suit self-contained lanterns. Foam filled with internal ballast and stainless steel mooring eye, it is fitted with 2 lifting eyes for ease of manoeuvrability for installation or servicing purposes. JFC navigation buoys are tough, impact resistant and designed to withstand harsh marine conditions. Each buoy is fortified with UV stabilisers ensuring maximum visibility in the water.

 Diameter  1200 mm
 Focal Height  1200 mm without Top Mark / 1500 mm with Top Mark 
 Overall Height  1550 mm without Top Mark / 1850 mm with Top Mark
 Weight  300 kg
 Colours  In accordance with IALA Maritime Buoyage System
 Life Expectancy  15 - 20 years

  

Features & Benefits:

  • High Visibility pillar design.
  • Rotationally moulded with marine grade (UV Stabilised) virgin polyethylene.
  • No painting or sandblasting required.
  • 316 Grade Stainless Steel.
  • Designed to fit self-contained lanterns.
  • Fitted with lifting eyes for ease of installation and maintenance.
  • Sits upright on deck or vessel for ease storage on site.
  • Product customisation such as warning signage application optional. Contact JFC for further information.

Quality Assurance

Manufactured to ISO 9001: 2008 quality assurance systems.


Marine Cone and Can Buoys

Small and lightweight these rotationally moulded Cone and Can shaped navigation buoys are a high visibility navigation solution with a focal height of 900mm.navigation-aids-marine-cone.jpg

Completely foam filled they are fitted with two large lifting eyes and internal ballast with stainless steel mooring eyes for ease of installation and servicing. Designed for self-contained lanterns with the option of a top mark if required.

 Diameter  900 mm
 Focal Height  900 mm without Top Mark
 Overall Height  1300 mm without Top Mark
 Weight  80 kg
 Colours  In accordance with IALA Maritime Buoyage System
 Life Expectancy  15 - 20 years

 

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  • Easy to handle
  • Excellent buoyancy and stability
  • Fitted with high lifting eyes for ease of maintenance
  • 316-grade stainless steel
  • Rotationally Moulded UV-Stabilised Virgin Polyethylene
  • No painting or sandblasting required
  • Sits upright on deck or vessel  for ease storage on site
  • Designed to fit self-contained navigation lanterns
  • Product customisation such as warning signage application optional.  Contact JFC for further information.