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14 Oct 2017

RS Sailing launched their latest model in the range during the Southampton Boat Show in September. The RS Zest is a brand new compact boat that delivers more crew space and practical, enjoyable features than older rivals.

Twenty years of experience in the design, production and usage of family, training and club boats lead to a long list of developments that would, together, redefine the practical usage – offering more efficiency for operators and more unintimidating fun for sailors...

04 Oct 2017
Digital Yacht's NMEA 2000 Starter Kit makes installing modern marine electronics a breeze

NMEA 2000 has now become the de-facto standard throughout the marine electronics industry for interconnection of devices. It uses a simple backbone (or sometimes called "trunk") structure with requires terminators at each end of the cabling and then each device can be spurred off using a drop cable.  The bus also requires power.  Waterproof connectors are used throughout for maximum reliability and it makes for an easy plug 'n play installation.

Digital Yacht have introduced a new...

02 Oct 2017
Greenland NUKA Paddle - kayak hipster.com

Until recently, there seemed to be an established ‘them and us’ attitude between kayakers that used Euro style paddles, that’s to say, paddles with large, oval paddle blades, and Greenland paddles, with long slender blades modelled on traditional Greenland Inuit wooden paddles. 

However, recently, more and more paddlers have been checking out the benefits of using a Greenland ‘Stick’ to reduce shoulder strain, improve paddling efficiency and make rolling easier, as well as getting a...

02 Oct 2017
Torqeedo acquired by engine manufacturer DEUTZ

DEUTZ announced it has acquired Torqeedo. The acquisition brings together one of the world’s leading independent engine manufacturers with the market leader in electric mobility on the water. As an independent subsidiary of DEUTZ AG, Torqeedo will continue the development of its highly acclaimed, high-tech marine products under its established Torqeedo brand and with its current leadership.

Founded 12 years ago in Starnberg, Germany, and supported by venture capital so far, DEUTZ's...

30 Sep 2017
RS Zest

The RS Zest is a brand new compact boat for one, two or three sailors that delivers more crew space and practical, enjoyable features than older rivals. It replaces the RS Quba and has been developed by Jo Richards (Pico designer, over 20 years ago) alongside RS Sailing.

After the great success of the RS Quest, RS Sailing are proud to have partnered with Sea Cadets for the development of the RS Zest project. Sea Cadets is a national youth charity that works with 14,000 young people...

30 Sep 2017
Carbon Zerow rower Kyle Smith with one of the Ocean Signal rescueME PLB1s

Safety at sea specialist sponsors 4-man rowing team in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge as they bid to become first carbon neutral expedition to cross the Atlantic Ocean

Ocean Signal is the Electrical Safety Equipment Partner for Carbon Zerow, a four-man rowing team bidding to become the first carbon neutral expedition to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

The communication and safety at sea specialist is supplying four Ocean Signal rescueME PLB1 Personal Locator Beacons, a...

29 Sep 2017
Gill Hydrophobe Down Jacket 2017

Adventure Awaits

This season sees Gill, [the industry leading sailing apparel brand] introduce a pioneering Hydrophobic down jacket and gilet, setting new sights for the Gill brand.   In both men’s and women’s styles, these jackets are lightweight, stylish and practical, the men’s version comes in Charcoal with a contrasting red lining; the women’s in classic Pewter, with a tonal lining.

Gill Hydrophobe Down

Natural down jackets and...

25 Sep 2017
Design concept of the new Fairline 33 by Fairline Yachts

British luxury boat builder, Fairline Yachts, announces plans for a brand new 33ft express cruiser. This new model will be the first from Fairline’s new project ‘F-Line’ series and will launch in early 2019.

This is the latest Fairline designed by Alberto Mancini - recently crowned Yacht Designer of the Year at the highly prestigious World Yacht Trophies. The phenomenally successful partnership between the Italian designer and British boatyard has created a very stylish take on what...

14 Sep 2017
Ocean Brothers, Jude Massey and Dr Greg Bailey, are preparing to row across the Atlantic to raise funds for the British Skin Foundation

Communication and safety at sea specialist Ocean Signal has joined forces with 3Si Group company Ocean Safety to supply vital lifesaving equipment for two brothers preparing to row the Atlantic Ocean in memory of their father.

Jude Massey and Dr Greg Bailey are preparing to set off from Gran Canaria in January 2018 for the unsupported 3000-mile crossing to Barbados to raise funds for the British Skin Foundation. Two years ago, the brothers launched their campaign to raise £100,000...

12 Sep 2017
Adapter Plate used to upgrade from Raymarine’s 7-inch e-Series MFD to Raymarine's 7-inch Axiom MFD

Boat owners who want to experience the enhanced power and functionality of the new Axiom™ multifunction displays have just had their lives made easier by Raymarine.

Anyone looking to refit their boat or upgrade their current Raymarine displays to the game-changing touch-screen navigation system now has the option of stepping up to the next level by using a stylish Axiom installation adapter plate, without the need to resurface the dash.

Powder coated black to match the Axiom,...

06 Sep 2017
Fischer Panda’s Bellmarine DriveMaster 15kW shaft motor

UK supplier strengthens electric propulsion offering with addition of leading marine range

Fischer Panda UK is now the exclusive UK distributor for Bellmarine electric drive systems, designed in the Netherlands specifically for the marine market.

The UK’s leading supplier of electric drive systems for a wide variety of vessels from ferries to sailboats to canal boats, Fischer Panda UK adds the Bellmarine DriveMaster and SailMaster systems and accessories to its highly...

06 Sep 2017
Helly Hansen Odin Flow Jacket

The Helly Hansen Odin Flow Jacket is part of their top end ‘Odin’ series aimed at professionals and serious users.  The latest fabric technology and design features can be found in this range and the Odin Flow is no different.  It’s a mulitsport softshell jacket that aims to provide flexible insulation and ventilation along with wind and splash protection.

Starting at the top, the Odin Flow has a stiffened collar that hugs the back of the neck and keeps the chill out, but can be...