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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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Monaco Solar & Electric Boat Challenge

Monaco Solar & Electric Boat Challenge

Principality of Monaco turns spotlight on future energy sources Monaco, Thursday 30th March 2017 – It was at the first Monaco Ocean Week, organised 30th March to 4th April 2017 by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation in partnership with Rolex, that Bernard d’Alessandri, General Secretary of the Yacht Club de Monaco and Marco Casiraghi, the man behind the ...

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Exposure to the sun is a serious issue for all

Calcluate your burn time with this SPF Formula Richard Gladwell

A Few Rays- Calculate how long your sunscreen lasts. Confused by SPF’s? It’s easy to calculate how long you will be protected by using the following process. To Calculate SPF protection: First estimate from your own experience how long it takes your unprotected skin to feel burnt. In the case of a person with very fair skin, this can be ...

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VQ54 VANQUISH YACHTS

Vanquish Yachts

Two hulls of the VQ54 are now under construction at Vanquish Yachts. Vanquish Yachts in the Netherlands has started construction on two hulls of its VQ54. The model is an evolution of the VQ48 and is intended to be a personal yacht as well as an oversized tender for a superyacht. One of the first owners plans to use the ...

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