Boat theft solution – low cost boat monitoring

It was a media report about an expensive yacht that was stolen from the Mornington Peninsula that got David Mott thinking. The yacht’s desperate owner hired a spotter plane to try and find his vessel, which was later found abandoned on Tasmania’s East Coast. Mott had been an electronics engineer and thought: ‘surely there must be a technology answer to this’.

Mott knew what he wanted: a low cost boat monitoring system that alerted the owner if the boat was at risk. As the owner of a yacht on a swing mooring, he understood the importance of designing a system that had very low power consumption.