Kit News

GARMIN’S NEW LAUNCHES

There was a buzz at the Garmin stand at the London Boat Show with a number of new products being launched from CHIRP sonar products for fishermen to advanced marine instruments. Products on their stand included the echoMAP CHIRP Series of chartplotter/sonar combination units (£299 to £969), the Striker Series of fishfinders (£139.99 – £599.99) and the GPS 73 marine ...

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CHIRP from Raymarine

Raymarine Quantum CHIRP radar is the first recreational marine radar dome featuring CHIRP pulse compression technology. Quantum CHIRP radar is said to deliver superior radar imaging on both long and short ranges. In tight quarters Quantum’s CHIRP technology allows identification of targets as close as 18 feet and offshore Quantum delivers long range imagery and accurate target returns. Quantum’s on-board ...

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CaseProof®

CaseProof® products are 100 per cent waterproof, dustproof, shockproof and corrosion resistant offering iPhone and iPad users complete protection whilst at sea. Check out their range at Interform’s website. From £30 www.interform-marine.co.uk

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Icom IC-M93D

The first ever sample of a new Icom handheld VHF/DSC was shown at the London Boat Show. Flown in especially from Japan, the new product, called the IC-M93D, is the next stage of evolution for a VHF/DSC handheld. This radio measures just 145mm tall and weighs 310g.  Despite its size, the IC-M93D features a 2.4 inch high contrast dot matrix, ...

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Boat protection

Visitors to the London Boat Show may have stopped off at Barton Marine’s stand to see the company’s Carbon Fibre and Kevlar wear and protection collection. The new PUR clear wear pads use the same material featured on race cars to protect them from chips and abrasion to boaters. Designed to help sailors and powerboaters protect key areas of a ...

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Ocean Safety now Ocean Signal distributor

Ocean Signal has appointed Ocean Safety as its exclusive distributor in the UK. Alan Wrigley, Managing Director of Ocean Signal, said: “Ocean Safety is an established specialist in marine safety products with renowned expertise covering a variety of equipment. We are therefore really looking forward to working with Ocean Safety to strengthen our presence in the UK in both the ...

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Ocean Safety’s new lifejackets

Seen for the first time in the UK were Ocean Safety’s new Kru Sport 185N and Kru Elite 195 lifejackets. The Kru Sport 185 is a new generation design, developed from Ocean Safety’s Kru Commodore. Its tailored ‘3D’ profile is formed to instantly fit and there is a ‘mini burst’ zip to make inflation extra-fast when needed. When inflated the ...

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SQUALL JACKET

The Henri Lloyd Squall Jacket been designed for marine use, but is also adaptable for casual wear. The jacket, which is 100 per cent waterproof and windproof, has a fleece lining for warmth and the quilted sleeve linings reduce interlining binding making it easier to use the jacket as part of a layering system. Colors: New Red, Morning Cloud, Marine ...

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rescueMe MOB1

The rescueMe MOB1 is the world’s smallest AIS Man Overboard personal locator device. It can be in a pocket or attached to a lifejacket, and if the person accidentally falls overboard it automatically activates on hitting the water. The signal can be picked up by the AIS receivers of nearby vessels. £249.95 www.oceansafety.com

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NAUTICAL MUGS

This tough enamel mug is definitely ideal to have on board. It is made on Second World War machinery and will look the part on any boat. You can buy it singly or as a box of two to avoid arguments. Price: £12.50 each, box of 2 is £20 arthurbeale.co.uk

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