Kit News

BIRCH SHORTS

The Birch shorts by Protest are straight fitting and feature buttons at the closure and a metal fly zipper. The shorts, which reach the knee and are 100 per cent cotton, are available in three colours: blue gas, latte and asphalt. £44.99 www.protest.eu

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Quantum 2

Here is Raymarine’s most advanced solid-state marine radar, the Quantum® 2 with doppler target identification technology. Designed for integrating with Raymarine’s Axiom® multifunction displays, Quantum 2 enhances boater’s situational awareness by intelligently identifying moving and static targets at both long and short ranges. £1,870.83 www.raymarine.com/quantum2

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Yamaha launch the all-new V8 XTO Offshore

Yamaha has officially launched the all-new V8 XTO Offshore. With 5.6-litres of brutal torque and thrust – and 425 exhilarating horsepower – it really is more than simply an outboard. In fact, it’s a fully integrated power system that creates an entirely new class of extreme offshore performance and control, particularly when teamed with Yamaha’s latest generation Helmmaster® integrated boat ...

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SUMMER SHIRT

This 100 per cent cotton Tibbet Micro Print Slub Short Sleeve Shirt from Weird Fish features a subtle boat print and is a simple yet stylish shirt, ideal for any occasion – on and off the boat – this season. £30 www.weirdfish.co.uk

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All New Mercury Racing 250R & 300R Outboards

Designed, developed and manufactured in-house, the naturally aspirated all-new 250R and 300R 4.6L V-8 four-stroke engines share Mercury Racing’s venerable Quad Cam Four Valve (QC4) sterndrive DNA – complete with aluminum four-valve cylinder heads and dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) valve train. The four valve heads and DOHC valve train is integrated with Mercury’s proprietary V-8 cylinder block, packed with high ...

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Coastal Cushion with Yachts

£14.99 www.nauticalia.com A collection of coastal scenes, by water colour artist Jennifer Rose, feature on this range of cushions, which are all designed and made in the UK. Each measures 17×13″, and is 100 per cent cotton on the printed side and plain polyester on the reverse. A lovely gift or simply to brighten up your boat or home.

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Captain Tin Mug

£6.99 www.nauticalia.com Whether for boat lovers to use at home, a gift for those hard-to-buy for ‘yachties’ or to have on board, these fun nautical enamelled tin mugs with jaunty blue and gold designs are sure to raise a smile.  

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Jacket Reviews

Helly Hansen JR Crew Midlayer Jacket £110 Navy / Olympian Blue www.hellyhansen.com Our tester loved both the colour of this jacket and the fleece lining. It kept him lovely and warm on a cool day; he said it was warmer than expected. Even the rain shower did not dampen his enthusiasm; not surprising considering this jacket is waterproof, breathable and ...

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Kru Sport Pro lifejackets

The first of the new Kru lifejacket collection to make its appearance for 2018 is the high performance Kru Sport Pro, which is designed to perform in the most advanced conditions. The jacket is available as standard or as an ADV model, so-called because of its advanced features, which include a lifejacket light, sprayhood and UML Pro Sensor Elite operating ...

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Roberta Striped Jumper

The Roberta jumper is light weight, with stylish dropped shoulders. We all know stripes never go out of style and this one is perfect for days on the coast. Made from 100 per cent linen, the elbow length sleeves will keep you cool. £40 www.weirdfish.co.uk

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