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B&G V20 VHF

B&G® introduces V20 VHF radio B&G http://www.bandg.com/

B&G®, theworld’s leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, is pleased to announce a rugged and dependable Class D digital selective calling (DSC) marine VHF radio – the B&G V20. The versatile V20 is NMEA 2000® compatible and is ideal for a variety of boats from small RIBs to larger offshore yachts. Providing users easy and intuitive operation, the V20 includes ...

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3Di NORDAC by North Sails

North Sails 3Di NORDAC Amory Ross © http://www.amoryross.com

North Sails launches revolutionary polyester cruising product North Sails, the worldwide leader in sailmaking, introduces the latest application of their patented 3Di technology – a revolutionary cruising sail made of 100% polyester fiber. 3Di NORDAC is an innovative product that marries patented 3Di shape holding technology with the toughness and affordability of polyester sails. Tailored for small to medium sized ...

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QUATIX 5 MARINE

GARMIN’S QUATIX 5 MARINE

GARMIN’S QUATIX 5 MARINE GPS SMARTWATCH Garmin has unveiled the quatix 5 marine GPS smart watch, which connects to compatible Garmin chart plotters and marine electronics to provide autopilot control, remote multifunction display waypoint marking, data streaming and more. In addition to the marine-specific features, the quatix 5 also has built-in activity profiles for land and water sports such as ...

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Ocean Cleanup ~ Pacific cleanup to start in 2018

Ocean Cleanup

The Ocean Cleanup, the Dutch foundation developing advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastic, today announced it will start extracting plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch within the next 12 months. The Ocean Cleanup further announced that parts of its first cleanup system are already in production. Thanks to an improved design, The Ocean Cleanup has increased the ...

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Real-Time Battery Health

Simarine’s Pico battery monitor

Simarine’s Pico battery monitor can monitor six battery banks and uses ­Simarine’s Real Time Battery Health algorithm to deliver metrics. Additionally, Pico can monitor 14 holding tanks and 20 current sensors. The unit has Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing it to be wirelessly networked with and controlled by a smartphone running Pico’s app (Android- or iOS-compatible). SIMARINE PICO+ sets new standards for ...

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Securitag’s Sea-Tag Wristbands

Securitag Sea-Tag

Securitag’s Sea-Tag wristbands offer a man-overboard (MOB) solution for anyone operating on coastal waters. The Sea-Tag system consists of at least one wristband that continuously sends electronic signals to one or more smartphones running the Sea-Tag app and monitoring for the signal. In the event of an MOB, the signal is broken when the wristband is submerged, triggering the app ...

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Thinking about Autopilot

Courtesy Edson International A traditional magnetic compass has its place, but instruments rely on a modern heading sensor.

The new breed of solid-state compasses will steady your autopilot and take the wiggle out of your wake. Years ago, my parents owned a C&C 37 that we cruised extensively offshore, often sailing from our Connecticut home to points north such as Maine and Nova Scotia. While the boat was quick on most points of sail, her tumble­home hull form ...

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YACHT TOYS ~ SUPER YACHT SUB 3 – 500LX

Super Yacht Sub 3

SUPER YACHT SUB 3 – 500LX OPTIMAL COMFORT AND THE BEST DIVE EXPERIENCE FROM YOUR YACHT. Dive to depths of up to 500 meters from almost any yacht. The Super Yacht Sub 3 – 500LX offers yacht owners the opportunity to dive in comfort and style to great depths. This ultimate superyacht submersible has a luxurious and spacious interior, which ...

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Virtual Sailing World

Virtual Sailing World

Today SailX is delighted to announce the Virtual Sailing World Championship 2017. This Championship will start on Monday 17th April and conclude five weeks later on Sunday 14th May with a Grand Final – a single regatta between the Top-30. Winner-takes-all. Entry is fully-open and free and importantly, scoring ramps up as the competition progresses, giving new players plenty of ...

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McLellan Jacobs Tempting Toys

McLellan Jacobs will incorporate similar styling from its bespoke kayak to a paddleboard coming this year.

McLellan Jacobs, known for its upscale carbon-fiber kayak, is applying its smart sense of style to a paddleboard. Five years ago, New Zealand-based designers Andy Jacobs and Jamie McLellan brought their idea for an upscale kayak to the Monaco Yacht Show. They showed a select group of people their $25,000 standard model — with gold-plated brass fittings, teak woodwork and ...

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