Every year via the Chuck Husick Marine Technology Award, Ocean Navigator looks at the latest offerings in marine technologies which aid in the challenges of voyaging. After looking at the whole slate of 2017 nominees, the judging panel of experienced marine technology experts and voyaging sailors awarded the Scanstrut ROKK Charge+ Waterproof USB Socket the prestigious award.

“We are hugely honoured to receive this highly regarded award. It is a testament to the success of ROKK Charge+ in 2017, it was our fastest selling product in the company’s history and the ease of install and range of impressive features has enabled it to fast become the onboard USB charger of choice for many boat owners, boat builders and major electronics manufacturers,” said Tom Reed - managing director, Scanstrut.

The judging panel concluded that “as smartphones and tablets proliferate on board, the need for a charging station to keep them topped up is obvious. And while a charging fixture belowdecks is helpful, what about charging while on deck and the unit is being used in the cockpit? And if it’s going to be in the cockpit, it better be waterproof. The ROKK Charge+ checks all those boxes.”