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Honda’s new portable outboards

Honda Marine has launched three outboards for small boats and dinghies. The BF4 (4hp), BF5 (5hp) and BF6 (6hp) are among the lightest in their class making them easily portable, while the foldable tiller handle makes storage easy. The three outboards are easy to start, whatever the engine temperature, as each is equipped with Honda’s new decompression mechanism that reduces ...

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Personalised cushion

More Than Words offers these Favourite Destinations canvas cushions, capturing favourite places in sailors’ travels. The cushion cover measures 45 x 45cm and is printed on one side with up to six places and an individual message at the top. The cover has a concealed zip at the back comes filled with a 100 per cent duck feather pad. £32 ...

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Suzuki announces two new high-end performance models

In a world premiere at the Genoa Boat Show, Suzuki unveiled two new high-specification, high-performance additions to its existing range of ultimate four stroke outboards. The new DF175AP and DF150AP use Suzuki’s advanced total engine control technologies to enable them to deliver outstanding power and exciting performance together with superior fuel efficiency – all from a super compact and lightweight ...

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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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