marine_products-electrical-bow_thrusters-smallSome of my first sailing experiences were with my girlfriend's father on his 28' sloop. All went well until we returned to his slip and make that awkward turn to pick up a floating dockline. At that point, my skipper would transform into a red-faced sputtering Captain Bligh while I frantically tried to decipher his yelled instructions.

marine_products-electrical-exhaust_systems-smallIt had never been so obvious to me until the day I drove the new Cruisers Yachts 48 Cantius. I was out with Todd Trepanier, one of Cruisers Yachts top technicians. I was doing a boat review for Canadian Yachting and Todd was aboard because it was hull Number 1 and absolutely brand new, so he was adjusting things and running factory sea trials.

marine_products-electrical-variprop-smallNew Hi-Tec Feathering Sailboat Propeller Trumps Fixed Props

SPW G.m.b.H, sailing propeller specialists in Germany, have announced the production of their new VariProfile feathering propeller offering greater efficiency than a twisted standard fixed prop, combined with lower drag than a folding propeller.

marine-products-electrical-yamaha_generator-smallAs a standby for big yachts or portable power for smaller cruisers, Yamaha Motor Canada offers a lineup of industry-leading generators including the all-new EF6300iSDE. Powerful enough to serve as a home standby model, the EF6300iSDE has dual 120/240 volt output and more power than previous inverter models. Yamaha's Pulse Width Modulation inverter system produces electricity clean or cleaner than residential power so you can run computers, satellite television, DVD and more when cruising or camping.

products-lithium_ion-smallEspecially for people who are cruising to remote locations, there is nothing like the independence of being able to be away from shore and still have the power run all of the electronic accessories and systems that you've probably put on your yacht in the last few years.

XANTREX125The Automatic Generator Start (AGS) is a Xanbus Enabled device that can automatically activate a generator to provide an MS or RS Inverter/Charger with power to recharge depleted batteries or assist with heavy loads. Compatible with popular generators, the AGS adds intelligence to power management and eliminates time spent monitoring batteries and inverter loads.

Anchor125ANCOR Marine Grade wire is manufactured from tinned copper stranding for maximum protection against corrosion and electrolysis. Ultra flexible (Type 3) stranding resists fatigue due to vibration and flexing.

BlueSea125Simple 2-wire connection from shunt - no other power required. Meter senses and powers from shunt connection.

  • External Shunt: 50 Millivolt at meter full scale
  • Accuracy: ± 2.5% of scale range
  • Meter Current: 1 Milliampere at full scale
  • Weight: 0.24Lb (0.11Kg)

DRLEDDomeLight125The Saturn Ring MKII is a general purpose, recessed, water resistant fixture in your choice of spotlight or floodlight models with the added benefit of high-flux LED technology.  These lights produce a warm white light and are fabricated from the highest quality components to assure long life and trouble-free functioning. 

MarincoOrganizer125Heavy duty nylon zippered bag with handle. Ideal for storing cordsets and adapters.

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