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New Jeanneau Sun Odyssey

Galley through to Owner's Stateroom - Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440 © Bertrand Duquenne

Since their launch the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey range has sold over 17,000 yachts. Now we are excited to introduce to you the new generation, the Sun Odyssey 440 and the Sun Odyssey 490. This new generation of sailboats is clearly high performance utilising multiple advance in design and technology to better enhance your quality of life at sea: • Full ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston - Dell Latitude Rugged © Shaun Roster

Dell Rugged to face extreme test in Clipper Round the World Yacht Race We are very pleased to reveal that world leading technology brand Dell has come on board as the Rugged computing technology supplier for one of the world’s toughest endurance challenges, the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race. Legendary British sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first man ...

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Foil deployed and easily carving it up at over 20 knots. - SuperFoiler Grand Prix © John Curnow

SuperFoilers represent many things. Whilst those components are disparate and virtually from different planets in the great scheme of things, they come together in the one form as harmoniously as a Rolls Royce, and also deliver intense energy way past the sum of their parts, just like some amazing band. Firstly, there is the distinct feeling of the romance of ...

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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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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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