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Thursday, April 28, 2016

A maritime VHF-FM radio is one of the most critical pieces of safety equipment a boater can own. It’s also probably the least expensive equipment you’ll ever purchase, with a waterproof, handheld unit retailing for less than the cost of a new smartphone. So, why do so many boat owners sail without one? Many figure they can

tags: Electronics, Safety

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Scanmar International, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of windvane self-steering and emergency rudder systems for recreational sailboats, launched the latest version of AnchorRescueTM, its anchor recovery system, at the Seattle Boat Show. The product is engineered to recover fouled anchors safely and reliably using

tags: Anchors, Safety

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Effective 1st February 2015, Italwinch out of Italy has appointed Bainbridge International Inc as sole Distributor for the USA and its territories. Italwinch was formed in 2008 as a manufacturer of windlasses and capstans. However its pedigree goes back to 1947 when Orvea windlasses was formed; in 2011 Orvea became part of

tags: Safety

Thursday, November 6, 2014

DigiGone, a communication solution provider specializing in secure video transmission, today announced the introduction of new remote telemedicine kits for marine, aviation and land-based applications. Based on DigiGone’s proprietary SecureChat video encryption and compression software, the new DigiMed kits provide real-time

tags: Accessories, Safety

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

There has been an explosion of paddle sport boaters on our waterways, a good thing for the recreational boating industry. With an annual economic impact of over $121.5 billion, recreational boating has created 963,818 jobs and 34,833 marine industry businesses as boaters directly added over $51.4 billion of direct spending into our

tags: Paddleboards, Safety