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COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

From Garmin comes the AIS™ 800 transceiver with Class B/SO, and the VHF 315i marine radio with Class D Digital Selective Calling. Both systems compliment the latest Garmin GPSMAP® chartplotters and multi-function displays. The AIS 800 transceiver includes built-in GPS and has a cost-saving internal VHF antenna splitter that allows VHF and AIS to share a single antenna. The VHF 315i features optional GPS, and ...

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Knit fleeces

Everybody loves a fleece and this stylish knit fleece from Gill is something to wear both both on and off water. Innovative handwarmer pockets will give your hands respite from the cold whilst a practical chest pocket has space for your essentials. The highly breathable, pill-resistant fabric helps to keep you warm whilst sailing and can be worn as an ...

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Turtleneck sweater

This is an insulating sweater by BOSS Menswear, designed as part of an online-exclusive sailing capsule worn by BOSS round-the-world sailor Alex Thomson. In double-faced melange fleece for softness and warmth, this sweater is styled with a low turtleneck and features a taped slit for headphones and a left-sleeve pocket. £179 www.hugoboss.com

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HX40E HANDHELD VHF

The waterproof HX40E VHF transceiver from Standard Horizon offers a powerful six watts of transmitting power, so is ideal for boaters, anglers and kayakers who want to carry a radio on their lifevest or console. Using its optional SHC-29 floatation case, the compact HX40E is fully buoyant, yet retains access to all the main marine VHF channels using the menu. ...

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Marine Espadrilles

£115 (plus 25% discount for first-time purchasers) www.alicexglobal.com Bora by Alice X Global espadrilles are great for days spent at the yacht club, around the marina, at a regatta or on board a cruise ship. Inspired by marine hues, these espadrilles have a colour-splash of five differently coloured leather panels within one shoe. Each panel is made from butter-soft leather, and they also ...

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Performance padlocks

Padlocks from £49.95 Chain: £49.95 Lockmate cable: £19.95 www.smgeurope.com  SMG has launched an Oxford MARINEPROOF range of waterproof bags and performance padlocks. SMG and Oxford have been working together to develop new products with marine proof specifications. This first of these products are available: Oxford MARINEPROOF Dry Bag waterproof luggage range and Oxford MARINEPROOF Padlock range in stainless steel. The MARINEPROOF stainless steel ...

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Microfleece wetsuit range

Microfleece X from £147.50 Microfleece V from £79 www.zhik.com Zhik’s Microfleece™ wetsuits offer a range of light, high-stretch, minimalist neoprene suits that are designed for different levels of sailing and watersports activities in warmer weather. Developed with 3D modeling and body mapping technologies, the suits provide an ergonomic fit that moves easily with your body. The Microfleece X range is made from Zhik’s ...

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Kru Sport lifejacket

Kru Sport- non harness (auto) – £72.95 Kru Sport – harness (auto) – £76.96 www.oceansafety.com The high performance lifejacket, the Kru Sport, is part of Ocean Safety’s 2018 Kru Range.  Like all Kru lifejackets the Sport is available as standard or as an ADV model, so-called because of its advanced features, which includes a lifejacket light and sprayhood. Both variants ...

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Typhoon Holdall Drybag

www.typhoon-int.co.uk £39.95 Great for getting out and about this summer, Typhoon International has added the new Typhoon Holdall Drybag to its collection of accessories for watersports enthusiasts. The 60 litre dry holdall is constructed from HD rubberised nylon with cut welded seams and is 100 per cent waterproof. It features an external mesh pocket and a roll top closure system with ...

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Wade Micro Print Herringbone Short Sleeve Shirt

www.weirdfish.co.uk £35 This short sleeve shirt featuring a subtle surfer motif is great for wearing out on the boat this summer and for relaxing at the marina. Along with a subtle textured herringbone cotton outer and a contrasting plain chambray internal collar, there is a patch pocket on the left chest with a branded metal clamp.

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