Seakeeper StabalizerUntil now, owners of boats 30’ to 50’ put up with a rolling vessel in rough weather, or simply stayed ashore. With the recent launch of the state-of-the-art Seakeeper 5, they now enjoy the comfort and safety of gyro stabilization, in a wide range of sea states.

 

 

Portable RampThe adjustable-width ramp assembles in seconds, features a quick connect system for joining multiple ramps, reflecting surface symbols for night visibility and rubber feet for added traction and stability. Tested up to two tons for vehicles and four tons for materials. Can also be permanently mounted. A convenient, sturdy storage bag is included. MSRP US$99.99.

 

Stainless Steel AnchorJust like diamonds, stainless steel is forever. Combining beauty and strength, stainless steel Rocna™ anchors and Titan™ Chain from Canada Metal (Pacific) offer yacht owners the best of both worlds when meeting their anchoring needs.

SmartfindThe compact McMurdo Smartfind Plus G5 GPS EPIRB features a high performance, multi-channel GPS which brings the location accuracy down to typically less than 62 meters, greatly increasing the chances of rescue in an emergency situation. The battery offers a minimum of 48 hours of operation and has a six-year life.

 

 

Electric WakeBoardSweden-based Radinn, a company aiming to "revolutionize the watersport industry,” is trying to make a major splash with its new battery-powered, self-propelled wakeboard. Made of lightweight carbon fiber with a saltwater-resistant jet propulsion system, the wakeboard allows users to essentially skateboard across water, controlling their speed via a wireless and waterproof handheld remote.

Taylor Powered SunroofTaylor Made Systems is introducing a new range of glass sunroof systems for the boating industry at the 2014 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX).

KVH DishKVH TracVision® owners in the U.S. can now enjoy satellite TV from DISH Network® on their boats and pay only for the months of service they use

Bavaria 1The SPORT 360 BAVARIA has redefined the design of motor yachts and sets a new milestone in terms of driving dynamics, comfort and space utilization.

Tip CupsPrecision engineered in STA-LOK’s UK factory and designed specifically for wire rope 12mm – 19mm, these easy to install stainless steel tip cups prevent thread galling. Supplied with two Stemball Swages and a Stemball, Swage and Forged Bronze Turnbuckle to ensure perfect wire alignment. Standard diagonal angles are 75°/80°, but the cups can be custom finished to meet client specifications.

SMFDArgonaut Computer has announced the release of the new 15" A615 smart multi function display. Purpose built for marine use, this first to market 15" device can process multiple marine apps from charting to AIS. Unlike common MFD's, Argonaut's SMFD is directly connected to the web and offers unlimited capabilities through access to more than 875, 000 Android apps. 

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