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Boating safety app launched at Southampton Show

Towergate and Safe Skipper have launched a free boating safety app. Created in partnership with Safe Skipper co-founders Simon Jollands and Stuart Batley, Safe Skipper is an app dedicated to keeping people safe at sea, which includes life saving tips and procedures. Simon Jollands from Safe Skipper said: “Chance plays a big part in all our lives. Tricky situations can ...

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Nano folding bike

Here is a great piece of kit, the LIOS Nano folding bike. The six principles that underpin the design of the Nano are: clean, quiet, light, strong, fast and pretty. This carbon fibre, folding performance bike is available to the marine sector through Landau UK. www.landauuk.com

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WAECO CoolFreeze

At the Southampton Boat Show Dometic is introducing the WAECO CoolFreeze CFX 95DZ2 85L compressor coolbox for even more flexible cooling and deep-freezing options when storing food and drink on-board. The CFX 95DZ2 has separate compartments with their own digital displays so users can choose to have a fridge and a freezer, or two fridges or two freezers. Users have ...

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Lifejacket up for grabs every day at Southampton

Premier Marinas is giving away a Spinlock Deckvest LITE lifejacket every day of the Southampton Boat Show. Worth £140, these ultra-lightweight life jackets are perfect for inshore sailing and powerboating. With automatic inflation and easy, simple adjustment and additional unique features for unparalleled visibility, safety and function these jackets offer the comfort and durability the serious boater demands. To enter ...

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TYPHOON DRYSUITS

This month Typhoon International is launching its new surface dry suit range for the autumn and winter season. From the entry level junior drysuit, the Rookie Junior, to the tough ocean going PS330, each is suitable for a range of watersports including dinghy and keelboat sailing and kayaking. There is something for everyone and each suit features updates and upgrades making ...

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EVOLUTION AUTOPILOTS

Raymarine has announced the biggest feature update for Evolution™ Autopilots. Engineered for both sailing and powerboat applications, Evolution R4 brings wind and waypoint autopilot steering to new level of accurate and responsive control, making steering to a destination faster and more efficient. Evolution R4 is available as a free upgrade to all Raymarine Evolution autopilot owners. The upgrade can be ...

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ACTION CAMERA

The TG-Tracker camera can record in the harshest environments. It is shockproof to a height of 2.1m, crushproof to a weight of 100kg and waterproof to 30m below sea level. The camera can sense acceleration, altitude or depth and temperature as well as direction of movement – in addition to latitude and longitude. This gives extreme sports enthusiasts a complete ...

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Looking cool

We have a couple of suggestions from Helly Hansen for you. Perfect for cooler evenings, the W HP Insulator Jacket has a sail-racing inspired design providing lightweight warmth and protection. Quilted PrimaLoft® Black side panels and arms create shape while the matte, smooth front gives the jacket a stylish look. In addition, a classic, Helly Hansen’s Marstrand Polo looks effortlessly-cool ...

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Sail Jacket

The Henri Lloyd Sail Jacket is a durable and weatherproof jacket featuring the iconic 721X branding. Engineered from Henri Lloyd’s 100 per cent waterproof, 100 per cent windproof and highly breathable TP1 fabric, the jacket features YKK water resistant zips. The Sail Jacket is available in both a men and women’s fit in a variety of different colours. Henri Lloyd ...

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BOOMSTRUT

When sailing there is always the danger of the boom moving on-board the vessel due to wind or change of direction, and this can prove a hazard for all on board, especially those at the helm. The use of a boom has been the cause of many an incident on sailboats, and is the most common cause of sailing injury ...

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