VEEDIMS, LLC. and Contender Boats continue to bring IoT technology to the seas in a first of its kind boat with advanced IoT intelligence.

In an ongoing effort to create the ultimate all around center console, Contender has installed VEEDIMS, a totally integrated solution for navigation, control, monitoring, security, lighting, entertainment, social media, and more. VEEDIMS brings forth an abundance of options with its smart IoT platform consisting of “black box” hardware, software, cloud, and apps to connect, control and collect data from anything electrical and electronic, wired or wireless and make sense of that data.

“All of us at VEEDIMS are excited about working alongside Contender to bring VEEDIMS first to market smart technology to the world of premier center console fishing boats,” said VEEDIMS CEO, Craig R. Helsing. “We agree Contender has indeed redefined all that a sport fishing boat can be…until now! With VEEDIMS, ‘all that can be’ takes a quantum leap forward into the now world of IoT. Contender luxury, meet VEEDIMSmart TM.”

With VEEDIMS in control, the possibilities are limitless, giving the boater the smartest data, exceeding the competition in functionality, and allowing instant accessibility into the operation
of the vessel for improved safety and predictive maintenance. Decisions can be controlled in
an instant, whether via touchscreen, tablet or smart device.

VEEDIMS IoT technology goes beyond intuitive operation with a single touch on an all glass helm. We take it further to give the boater the experience of a lifetime on the water with more amenities and features such as:

  • Social Boating | Android Platform – WiFi hotspot lets you stay connected with friends, tag your best fishing spots and reefs, find local restaurants and watering holes. Download your favorite apps: Facebook, Skype, etc.
  • Advanced Designs – Change your dashboard with a variety of colors and themes. Customize buttons, logo, and gauges. Available on request.
  • Power Management – Energy efficiency and mitigation of critical system repair costs using “if this, then that” logic scenarios should a system exceed temperature settings, fluid levels, etc.
  • Complete Systems Control – Full control of trim tabs, tank levels, bilge pump, navigation, security, lighting, blinds, and entertainment.
  • Security System – Receive instant text/email notifications with loss of shore power or when geofencing is violated. View live feed 3600 camera feed.
  • Navigation | Radar | Fish | Depth Finder – Nobeltec navigation software. Radar technology with 3D color LCD fish and depth finder by FURUNO.
  • Predictive Maintenance – Alerts for “out of limits” conditions. Visual and audible alarms notify captain, owner and crew. All collected data is time-stamped for historical viewing of the exact date and time of the alert.
  • Alarm Notifications – Shown on screen and instantly transmitted via text and email to captain, owner and crew with easy to understand alarm log report of incidents showing the severity of the occurrence.




Headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, VEEDIMS, LLC vision is to provide an end-to-end IoT platform for controlling power and data from wired and wireless devices and making it smart. Currently, VEEDIMS, LLC has 38 patents issued and pending developing proprietary technology that delivers advanced and easily deployable solutions for commercial and consumer applications.


About Contender Boats

Headquartered in Homestead, FL, Contender Boats has evolved from the original hull design of the classic 25’ to the sophisticated power and performance of today’s tournament proven winners. With a commitment to quality only the most advanced modern materials and highest quality components available are employed. All aimed to please the entire fishing community, from serious fishermen to novices alike.