14 Docklinks membership 400Gift a Dock Links Membership – a discount program that’s all about bringing boaters more benefits, more savings, and more fun.

2 steiner navigator 400The Navigator, with a 50mm lens diameter and 7x magnification, is the perfect gift for under the tree this year.

Furuno GP1871F and GP1971FFuruno has announced that Navionics cartography is now available on their GP1871F and GP1971F combination Chart Plotter/Fish Finder units. With the free version 4.0 software, which is a free upgrade available for download at FurunoUSA.com...

PORTS LakeScheduled for Winter 2022-2023, Canadian Yachting Media is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the PORTS Cruising Guides Lake Ontario & the Thousand Islands 2023 Guide.

Steiner Navigator Pro 7x50Here is a gift that is sure to become a treasured part of your boating experience for years to come. The porro prism Navigator Pro Series is the choice for recreational boaters, weekend anglers and hobby sailors.

Supersport Venture CompassIt only takes one foggy, disorienting day on the water to make a boat owner understand the value of a compass. The SuperSport Venture SS-PR2 from Ritchie Navigation is the ideal new or replacement magnetic compass for boats from 16' to 35' in length.

RitchieCompassTo help keep those aboard safe, critical equipment such as the compass must hold up in the rough stuff.

 

 

NavionicsThe Boating HD Marine & Lakes app from Navionics is an excellent resource to help plan your open water trip and to avoid hidden dangers along the way.

 

 

Steiner NavigatorsThe porro prism Navigator Pro 7x50 binocular is the choice for many recreational boaters, weekend anglers and hobby sailors.

quatix 6

Designed with the serious mariner in mind, quatix 6 combines all the best features of Garmin’s fēnix® 6 watch with everything you’ll need on the water.

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