Youghal company creates new technology to stop marine theft in Cork and elsewhere

7 January 2016
By Bryan T. Smyth

The leading security system manufacturer for luxury boats and super yachts:BoatWarden (, announces the launch of their brand new system, Outboard Warden, which will secure and protect outboard engines at the London Boat Show in London tomorrow.

Outboard Warden is the latest product to come from Engineer, Inventor and Founder of BoatWarden, Kevin Hennessey has been perfecting his system for a number of years:

“Police, marine insurers and boat owners confirm engine thefts are on the increase and thieves are getting bolder, but Outboard Warden will put a serious dent in their criminal activities”according to Youghal native Kevin Hennessey

In fact there are over three thousand stolen engines registered at

The outboard Warden, which is patent pending, has two units that must remain within a given proximity of each other

The instant they are parted, an alert is triggered and the alarm raised over the mobile network

GPS tracking data is used to assist the owner and authorities in catching the crooks and recovering the equipment

Intentionally designed by Hennessey to be a ‘set-and-forget’ system, Outboard Wardens proximity alert is more responsive than a geo-fence and is more efficient use of battery power to provide always-on 24/7 monitoring
Outboard Warden also has comprehensive anti-tamper features, which will seriously hamper the more determined criminals, when they discover them!

“The system can be used to protect any valuable equipment on board, like jet-skis, tenders, ribs and scuba gear” says Kevin.

“By discouraging crooks, we aim to help boat owners reduce their premiums, cut out the hassle and increase their peace of mind”

Outboard Warden, is simple to use and easy to fit
* It comes with an app in both the Android and Apple stores
* The batteries are rechargeable and will even ask to be charged!
* It may be used to protect any valuable equipment – including: cars, trailers, motorbikes and quads, but was invented to protect outboard engines

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