simradSimrad NSS9 evo2 Series: The NSS evo2 combines form, fit and function in an easy-to-use, multifunction device. The integrated NSS evo2 MFD features a sleek display with TouchSensibleTM multi-touch interaction. TouchSensible provides precision interaction in any sea condition with its logical keypad input and rotary, push-to-enter knob. Plus, Simrad’s GoFree WiFi option allows viewing and control from compatible smart phones.

 








paddlecraftPaddle Craft Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP):
The Paddle Craft SUP is the result of three years of development and introduces patented impact-resistant thermoSUP™ technology.  Designed and engineered by Open Air Dynamics, the Paddle Craft combines a durable ABS shell, with a honeycomb waterproof foam core, resulting in a weight of only 31 pounds, making it easy to carry and transport. The Paddle Craft can accommodate up to 300 pounds. 

 








caymanCayman 11.5 Sit-On-Top Angler Kayak
: Designed for the angler, this kayak is rich in features and versatility.  It offers an extremely stable platform for standing while casting, with enough buoyancy to support up to 500 pounds. The unique “double-decker” seat provides a low position for paddling and a high position for fishing, as well as a stand-up assist strap.  Additional benefits include: four molded-in rod holders behind the seat, molded-in gear trays and accessory attachment areas, mid-ship hatch and bow deck plate hull storage access.  The Cayman includes a pre-installed anchor trolley system, a large storage compartment in the stern with a molded-in recess for a bucket, and shock cord rigging for securing gear in the storage compartment.  Comfortable handles at the bow and stern allow for easy transport. 




fraser monocleFraser Optics’ Stedi-Eye 14 x 40mm Monolite Monocular: For every vessel in any body of water, Fraser Optics’ Mariner Series 14 x 40mm Gyro-Stabilized Monolite Monocular delivers a clear advantage. Military grade and lightweight, it’s the world’s only gyro-stabilized monocular that removes up to 98% of image motion caused by hand or platform movement. The monocular is engineered using Fraser Optics’ STEDI-EYE® Technology. 

 









garmin virb cameraGarmin Virb Elite, Action Camera with Wi-Fi & GPS and the Quatix Watch
: The VIRB Elite is an HD action camera that combines enhanced video recording with Wi-Fi capability and advanced GPS functions.  Plus, the VIRB Elite uses ANT+™ wireless connectivity allowing the Quatix watch to act as a remote control. The Quatix watch can start or stop the VIRB camera or have the VIRB take still images wirelessly. 

 









reef jacketThird Reef Jacket and Bibs:
The best selling foul weather gear in the world just got better. The seventh-generation Third Reef Jacket is fully lined, yet breathable with light weight comfort. One hundred percent waterproof, the Oxford nylon outer shell has a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish.  The articulated hood and brushed mesh collar have been improved by adding extra room so when the collar is fully zipped it will allow for the additional bulk of mid layers. Other improvements include cargo pockets that are now angled for easier access and super soft hand warmer pockets located behind the cargo pockets without zippers for quick accessibility. Zippered hand warmer pockets have been added at the upper chest to make access easy while wearing a PFD. The Third Reef Women’s Bibs still have the popular, ultra-convenient drop-seat, only now it has been redesigned with a single-side Velcro® opening for even easier use. 

 


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