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06 Dec 2017

Since its launch at the Miami International Boat Show in February 2017, Raymarine’s game-changing Axiom units with RealVision 3D™ technology have been shaking up the marine electronics industry.

The introduction of Axiom Pro at ICAST 2017 did much to further the excitement, offering anglers and boaters a built-in 1kW offshore CHIRP sonar and Raymarine’s fast and intuitive HybridTouch™ user experience. Blazing quad-core performance and Lighthouse 3 operating system represent the most...

21 Nov 2017

The DAME Awards winners have been announced at METS 2017 trade show with the RS Venture Connect para sailing electronics pack taking the top OVERALL title.

Working in conjunction with Scanstrut and electronics expert para sailor Tom Harper, RS Sailing’s technical team have developed the equipment to provide simple installation, beautifully responsive electric ram steering via either joystick or sip/puff controls and with electronic mainsheet control a further option.

“This has...

15 Nov 2017

At METSTRADE, YANMAR MARINE INTERNATIONAL will showcase the new YANMAR 4JH80 SPP (Steerable Propulsion Pod) - the only joystick maneuvering system for large sailing yachts.

Intuitive and simple to use, the high performance YANMAR 4JH80 SPP is a fully-integrated system offered as a total propulsion package that provides an exceptional level of control previously unavailable to sailing yachts.

The unique 4JH80 SPP is powered by YANMAR’s 4JH80 marine diesel engine which has been...

14 Nov 2017
Sailor Edward Harwood during the rescue from yacht Mistral

‘Within 25 minutes of the EPIRB being set off, we were in the airbase taking a shower’ – sailor Edward Harwood

UK sailor Edward Harwood says his Ocean Signal SafeSea 100G EPIRB ‘proved worth its weight in gold’ after he and his crew were dramatically rescued from their sinking yacht, Mistral, off the Costa Del Morte, Northern Spain.

On passage back to the UK, sailing from Villa Nova de Arousa to France on-board the 1977 Dehler Optima 92, the sailors found themselves...

13 Nov 2017
Complete system solutions - WhisperPower

Visitors to METS 2017 will be hard pressed to miss WhisperPower. From the moment they arrive at the entrance to the Europahal, they will come face-to-face with a brand-new Mercedes Demo bus equipped with and demonstrating the latest WhisperPower generators and systems in full operation. Once inside the RAI, they will find WhisperPower up and running yet again, this time in Hall 1 Stand 457. A big presence across two locations from which many new products will be introduced to the market....

11 Nov 2017
Barton Marine launches new Barton Block Range “Crafted by sailors, for sailors”

Leading global supplier of marine deck hardware, Barton Marine, unveils its brand new Barton Block Range, which will showcase at METSTRADE for the first time, in November.

Crafted by sailors for sailors, the new Barton Block Range is manufactured in the UK, and developed with the same design endurance and bullet-proof reliability that Barton has built its reputation on over the last 70 years. The new range combines high-performance engineering and contemporary design, available from...

10 Nov 2017
Odeo Distress Flare

Ocean Safety, part of the 3Si Group, has just added the most compact personalised and powerful distress flare ever produced to its range of safety equipment.

The ODEO Distress Flare is the next generation of Electronic Visual Distress Signal Device (eVDSD).  At only 150g it is perfect for personal use to store in a pocket and a great choice for sailing, kayaking, hiking, mountaineering and even diving with its 50 meter IP68 rating.

It’s incredibly simple to operate so if a...

09 Nov 2017
Fischer Panda UK Highlights New Neo and iSeries Generators at METSTRADE

Fischer Panda UK is introducing its new Neo generators for the first time at METSTRADE, as well as highlighting its next generation iSeries variable speed generators and electric propulsion solutions on the Fischer Panda GmBh stand.

Demonstrating its versatility and wide range of products this year, Fischer Panda will also be showing its water maker range on the HRO/Village Marine and Sea Recovery stands. Its integrated mobile power solutions and smart digital switching systems will...

26 Oct 2017

Vesper Marine, a leading manufacturer of innovative marine safety products, announced today its deckWatch smartwatch app has been nominated for the prestigious DAME Design Award in the Lifesaving and Safety Equipment category. The winners will be announced at the upcoming METSTRADE, on November 14th-16th, in Amsterdam.

“We are very excited to have the opportunity to showcase deckWatch and our smartAIS technology at METSTRADE this year,” said Jeff Robbins, CEO, Vesper Marine. “To be...

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

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...