Kit News

Port and Lemon

A wonderful range of nautical inspired gifts from Port and Lemon were on display at the Southampton Boat Show. The simple blue and white designs are a quirky mix of nostalgia and nautical wit. The range includes mugs, place mats, tea towels, cards and framed pictures as well as hand printed textile products. New to this year’s collection are the Galley ...

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Icom’s new comms

Visitors to the Southampton Show had the opportunity to view Icom UK’s latest range of marine communication products. New products included the IC-M93D EURO VHF/DSC buoyant handheld radio (pictured), the successor to the IC-M91D. Also on show were Icom’s new IC-GM600 VHF and IC-GM800 HF transceivers. In addition Icom UK introduced its ‘regatta pack’, which is ideal for providing marine communications for ...

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Technical fleeces

Gill have launched a Thermogrid range of mid layers. The zip neck, gilet, jacket and leggings are all made from the same four-way stretch Thermogrid fabric which enhances compressibility, airflow and dry time. Matt Clark, Product Development Director, said: “Knowing the importance of an effective layering system we wanted to design an indispensable thermal range that work in synch with ...

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Electric motors

Torqeedo showcased its electric motor collection at this year’s Southampton Boat Show. This included the new flagship of the Cruise series – the Cruise 10.0R electric outboard, offering the equivalent to a 20hp petrol combustion engine. As an extension of the Cruise series, also at Southampton were the Cruise FP (Fixed Pod) models. These are hull mounted to save space ...

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Kaelo Ice Bucket

Although probably out of reach for most of us, we can still admire the design of the Kaelo. Spotted at the Southampton Boat Show, the Kaelo is an ‘iceless’ ice bucket and is pioneering technology for high end interiors. One touch of the mirror polished bezel activates this hand-built device instantly to create an ice-cold chamber that keeps a bottle ...

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Honda’s new portable outboards

Honda Marine has launched three outboards for small boats and dinghies. The BF4 (4hp), BF5 (5hp) and BF6 (6hp) are among the lightest in their class making them easily portable, while the foldable tiller handle makes storage easy. The three outboards are easy to start, whatever the engine temperature, as each is equipped with Honda’s new decompression mechanism that reduces ...

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Personalised cushion

More Than Words offers these Favourite Destinations canvas cushions, capturing favourite places in sailors’ travels. The cushion cover measures 45 x 45cm and is printed on one side with up to six places and an individual message at the top. The cover has a concealed zip at the back comes filled with a 100 per cent duck feather pad. £32 ...

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Suzuki announces two new high-end performance models

In a world premiere at the Genoa Boat Show, Suzuki unveiled two new high-specification, high-performance additions to its existing range of ultimate four stroke outboards. The new DF175AP and DF150AP use Suzuki’s advanced total engine control technologies to enable them to deliver outstanding power and exciting performance together with superior fuel efficiency – all from a super compact and lightweight ...

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