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Raymarine’s latest VHF radios

Following the recent launch of their wireless VHF hub, Raymarine have now complemented this system with their ‘next-generation VHF DSC (Class D) radio range’, comprising the compact Ray53, the full-sized Ray63 and the multifunction Ray73 with AIS. Each new model is equipped with a built-in GPS receiver and connection point for an optional GPS/GNSS antenna, […]

The Big Cat and the Law

Catamaran supremo Cheetah Marine have designed and built a second dive and patrol vessel for specialist police operations. ‘Five Bells’ is a vessel that represents a distinct departure from the Force’s previous craft, one possessing a multitude of special features, as PBR reports. The 10.2m Cheetah in question has been built for the Yorkshire and […]

RYA, Industry Representatives and HMRC Discuss Red Diesel Situation

RYA, Industry Representatives and HMRC Discuss Red Diesel Situation Following the ruling by the European Union Court of Justice against the UK’s use of red diesel by private pleasure craft, representatives from the boating community and boating industry – the Royal Yachting Association, British Marine, the Cruising Association and the Inland Waterways Association – met […]

ACR Electronics Launch New Transponder

The AISLink CB2 transponder from ACR Electronics, a new Class B device developed, in particular, with yachts, sailing boats, powerboats, and fishing and light commercial vessels in mind, is designed to enhance navigational safety for boat owners, increasing visibility and aiding collision avoidance in areas of high traffic. ACR Electronics use an advanced internal multi-GPS […]

Dometic Unveil Retractable Galley

Dometic are introducing a retractable galley that can function both inside and outside the cabin. The Dometic Slide Out Kitchen, originally designed for 4x4s on the road, is compact in design but durable and corrosion resistant. Inside the cabin, the kitchenette is an elegantly designed compact unit. Outside, it turns the sunny deck into an […]

Yanmar Complete 4LF Series Line-up

Yanmar Marine International have launched a full line-up of 4LV sterndrive marine diesel engine models to complete their 4LV series of common-rail (CR) engines. The new 150–250 mhp five-engine range combines with the Yanmar ZT370 sterndrive with a view to offering enhanced acceleration, fuel efficiency, quiet operation and low vibration to suit a wide variety […]

Pirelli 880 Hits 100 Orders

Tecnorib have received the 100th order for their Pirelli 880. Suitable for use as both a day cruiser and a maxi-tender, the Pirelli 880 can fit both outboard and inboard-outboard engines. With a length of 8.70 metres and a width of over 3 metres, the 880 features a large sunbathing area and comfortable seating. There […]

Spinlock Launch New Products at METSTRADE

Spinlock debuted a number of new products at METSTRADE in Amsterdam, all of which have been shortlisted for Dame Design Awards. Spinlock’s marine products cover three distinct sectors: control – rope holding and deck hardware products; protect– a range of personal protective equipment including life jackets, harnesses and flotation devices; and sense – data management tools for enhancing performance. […]

Silwood to Distribute King StarBoard Polymer Sheeting Range

Silwood Marine have been appointed as the UK distributor for the US-manufactured, HDPE marine-grade polymer sheeting product range, King StarBoard. Used in the process of boatbuilding, its makers state that HDPE is superior in terms of its flatness and its environmental stability for withstanding the harshest marine conditions. The product apparently will not rot or delaminate when exposed […]

Shakespeare Win DAME Award

Shakespeare Marine have won an award in the ‘Lifesaving and Safety Equipment’ category for their GALAXY-INFL8 at the DAME Design Awards. The brand-new GALAXY-INFL8 is the world’s first inflatable emergency VHF antenna and was launched at METSTRADE 2018. The GALAXY-INFL8 can be rapidly deployed via an embedded canister or manual tube and inflates to 1.6 […]

Selva Unveil 9m Special Line

The population of La Londe-les-Maures in southern France were given a preview of Selva’s 2019 line-up recently, including a first view of their new 9m Special Line RIB, which sits between their restyled 8m and 9.6m models. Made in Italy with two-tone Hypalon tubes, the 9m Special Line offers a similar high-bow, deep-vee hull and has […]

Rinker Appoint UK Dealer

Gibbs Quay Boat Sales, who have previously promoted brands such as Monterey, Cobalt, Grandezza, Salpa and Atlantic Marine, have been appointed as the sole UK dealer for Rinker Boats. Managing director Don Bissessar said: ‘We are extremely happy to have been appointed as the sole dealer for Rinker Boats in the UK. We recognise the […]

Bespoke Redbay Launched

The latest Redbay creation recently departed the Team Redbay headquarters en route to its new home port of Kenmare. Dromquinna was commissioned and built for hotelier John Brennan and his son Adam, and the boat has been built to their bespoke specification. Redbay took a standard production 1150 boat and altered it to produce a […]

Ocean Signal Transponder Approved for European Distribution

The new high-performance SOTDMA ATB1 AIS transponder from Ocean Signal has received type approval for distribution throughout Europe, with FCC authorisation anticipated by early 2019, offering boat owners access to one of the most advanced Class B solutions for increased visibility and navigational safety. Incorporating SOTDMA (Self-Organising Time Division Multiple Access) technology and 5W output […]

Navico Launch C-MAP Embark

Navico have announced the launch of C-MAP Embark, a nautical navigation app designed to refresh the planning, cruising and fishing experience with the aim of making it simpler. C-MAP Embark is powered by map data from official hydrographic offices. This data is continuously updated and augmented from thousands of data sources to help complete gaps […]

Navico Introduce New Display Category

Navico have announced the launch of a brand-new category of marine technology – the information display (ID). IDs combine a sleek design with a configurable interface that simplifies monitoring and control of on-board systems. A new configurable graphical user interface acts as the heart of the information display. Presenting the information boaters need, the experience-based […]