Hella Marine’simproved Safety With LED Navigation Lights


Hellajpg250Boats are vulnerable when they can't be seen at night or in adverse conditions.  For safety, navigation lights must be visible at sea and be extremely reliable.  Groundbreaking LED technology brings these benefits and more to the state-of-the-art NaviLED PRO navigation lights from Hella marine.

Hella marine's innovative optics deliver 100% correct light output visible over two or three nautical miles.  Precise horizontal and vertical cut-off angles clearly indicate a craft's movement and heading.  Offering significant power savings, NaviLED PRO lamps use less than 10% of the power needed for an incandescent bulb lamp of the same visible distance.  NaviLED PRO port, starboard and stern lamps consume less than 5W combined.

Extensively tested on the world's oceans, these attractive, dependable and energy-efficient lights have proven extremely popular.  NaviLED PRO port, starboard and stern lamps are now Wheelmark certified under the Marine Equipment Directive for vessels up to 165' and the NaviLED PRO masthead version is approved for craft up to 65'.  Equipped with sophisticated self-diagnostic controls, Wheelmark NaviLED PRO lamps also carry BSH approval for German inland waterways and the open ocean.



Neptunus 650F Review

Neptunus 650F 400

By Andy Adams

Over the years Canadian Yachting has had the pleasure of doing several boat review articles on new Neptunus models and we are familiar with the qualities that Neptunus is famous for. They have all been exceptional yachts, but this is the one I would most want to own myself. It’s a personal choice and a matter of taste as to whether you would prefer to have a sedan express model or a flybridge but in my opinion, the flybridge layout offers some wonderful attributes.

We met with Neptunus Managing Director Jan Willem De Jong this past fall to take the new Neptunus 650F out in Lake Ontario. 

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The Other Virgin Islands

Sunset off St John

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I was first seduced by the United States Virgin Islands during a ferry ride from St. Thomas to Tortola to begin one of our earliest British Virgin Islands charters nearly twenty years ago.

A perfect sunset off St. John with St. Thomas views for backdrop.

Clearing Pillsbury Sound, surrounded by voluptuous emerald mountains as the ferry sliced through royal blue waters, I was struck by the unspoiled ambiance of St. John, the island gliding past our starboard beam and the irresistible charm of a village called Cruz Bay visible from our quarter stern.

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