Kit News

Garmin chartplotter/sonar combination units

Garmin has a new line of affordable chartplotter/sonar combination units with built-in CHIRP traditional sonar and CHIRP DownVüTM and SideVü, scanning sonar. All models are preloaded with detailed Bluechart G2 charting covering the UK, Ireland and the north west coast of mainland Europe. The echoMAP CHIRP series will be available in January 2016. £299 – £969 www.garmin.com/marine2016

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SAILING BOOTS

The Alizé sailing boot has been designed to combine maximum stability and comfort. The rubber style is flexible, durable and resistant to salt water. The boot also features a fastening gaiter to lock the leg to the boot and prevent water access. The sole, developed with Michelin, has a dual tread design that prevents slipping in all directions. Price: £150 ...

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New furler design

Barton Marine’s new furler will make controlling the jib a breeze. Made of fibreglass filled nylon giving it strength and rigidity, the furler is available in two sizes to cater for sails up to six square meters or 10 square meters. The furler is easy to self-fit onto dinghies, dayboats and small cruising yachts. The line attachment is invisible to ...

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CHOPPY WATERS

Ideal for those onboard meals or just slicing a lemon for the gin and tonic, this hardwearing chopping board is made from wipe-clean melamine and has a handy leather hanging loop. Price: £15.95 www.rnlishop.org.uk

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Just Teak

JUST TEAK™ is a marine grade teak deck and furniture cleaning system. It is a three staged process that begins with a Teak Cleaner to remove stains, greying surfaces and old coatings, followed by a Teak Brightener to rejuvenate the substrate. A Teak Sealer is then applied to give a resilient and natural finish giving full protection. It is recommended ...

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THERMAL DINGHY TOP

The three layer breathable Thermal Dinghy Top from Gill is designed to provide additional protection during colder days out on the water. It features a water repellent outer shell laminated to a waterproof and breathable membrane backed with a thermal micro fleece lining providing warmth and comfort. Colour: graphite Sizes: XS – XL Price: £99 www.gillmarine.com

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Caribou Wool Boot

The original Women’s Caribou Wool Boot from Sorel features a nubuck leather upper with waterproof construction, seam-sealing and a removable wool inner boot (which can be used as a slipper when indoors) to provide warmth, comfort and protection in cold and wet winter weather. £140 www.cotswoldoutdoor.com

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Dry Pioneer Trousers

These are styled like a regular pair of combat trousers, but are also a fully waterproof, lightweight pair of walking trousers that make separate overtrousers a thing of the past. They feature Rohan’s breathable Barricade™ liner, which is more than ten times the British standard for waterproofing, allowing water droplets to simply sit on the top of the fabric and ...

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Step into Sebago

Sebago’s nautical footwear has long been a favourite amongst boaters. Here is a style from the new Crest Collection by Sebago, which will also launch a capsule collection from January on to celebrate their 70th Anniversary. www.sebago.com/uk

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Women’s Knit Fleece

Looking for clothing to keep you warm this winter? This is a soft, comfortable knitted fleece with a bonded thermal lining perfect for colder conditions. The relaxed fit of the Gill Knit Fleece allows it to be worn layered when the temperatures drop. £75 www.gillmarine.com/gb

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