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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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REVIEW: Juna Striped Towelling Hoodie Dark Denim

www.weirdfish.co.uk £40 This funky top from Weird Fish, for the summer and autumn, features nautical dark denim blue and white stripes and a hood with draw cords. It is also available in a dark red stripe if you fancy a change from nautical blue. The hoodie is great quality and super comfortable. If you plan to wear layers underneath you ...

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WatchMate Vision2

£1,249 www.vespermarine.com Vesper Marine has announced the evolution of the world’s first and only touchscreen Class B AIS transponder with the introduction of the WatchMate Vision2. Vision2 features a highly responsive touchscreen, allowing users to scroll through menus, zoom in and out, select vessels for additional details and navigation data, change alarm settings and more. “Our WatchMate Vision2 is the most advanced ...

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Garmin inReach Mini

£299.99  www.garmin.com/inreach  The inReach Mini from Garmin is a compact satellite communicator with available two-way messaging and a 24/7 SOS function when combined with an inReach subscription to access the Iridium® satellite network. Weighing just 120g, the inReach Mini can easily be attached to your backpack, carried in your pocket or safely stored in your boat. No more worrying about ...

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