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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

After enjoying a full day of boating, returning to a dark dock or finding a slip at an unfamiliar marina can be stressful. Not anymore. LunaMar SmartDOCK™ and SmartSLIP™ systems remotely activate personal dock or slip lights, lower a boat lift, start a generator, and more from over 1 NM away using the VHF radio already on

tags: Boat Docks, Electronics, Navigation

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

New products make their debut every year, and each year some are off-the-charts great. This year, I was blown away by the versatility, functionality, and innovation of a number of new products that range from jump starters to marine security systems. Each one is designed to help boaters maximize their time on the water. Weego 44 I am

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Electronics, Gift Ideas

Monday, December 3, 2018

Chafing… not usually a topic that comes up over cocktails or during dockside dinner. However, those who experience it say they’d do just about anything to get relief. If you get your “motor running” by boating, sailing, cycling, running, or simply sweating from physical exertion, the team at the Kanberra®

tags: Clothing & Shoes

Monday, December 3, 2018

What do you get a boater for the holidays? How about providing some much needed on-water and on-road help – including free tows back to his or her home dock – in case of a breakdown? Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has three holiday gift ideas that are perfect for any boater, sailor or angler. An

tags: Boat Club, Gift Ideas, Hauling, Towing

Monday, December 3, 2018

Seawide Distribution will bolster retail availability of Clarion Marine receivers, amplifiers, speakers and accessories to select marinas, boat dealers and marine retailers. JL Audio, an innovator in high-end audio solutions, today announces that it has entered into a contract with Seawide Distribution as its sole distributor for

tags: Company Expansions, Electronics

Friday, November 30, 2018

Reston, Va. – mazu, a leading technology and satellite communications brand, is excited to announce that a popular chat feature from mazu SportFishing, mazuChat, is now available on iPhone, through web browsers and within the mazu Cruising app. Until now, chat functionality had only been available with the mazu SportFishing app

tags: Company Expansions, Electronics, Fishing, Software & Apps

Friday, November 30, 2018

I’ve been fortunate to be able to use a dozen new boating products this past season, and have a few to recommend. I have documented in photos the installation of a few on our project boat, which will be shared in more detail in DIY features in upcoming issues. However, for those of you who may need some holiday gift ideas for

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Gift Ideas

Thursday, November 29, 2018

For many, recreational boating is a way of life. But, it can always be improved. That’s what multiple-timepaddling champ Luke Hopkins foresaw many years ago with inflatable watersports products, such as Standup Paddleboards (ISUPs). For the boating community, it’s a match made in heaven. Hopkins, a former kayak and

tags: Inflatable Boats, Paddleboards, Water Toys

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Well, another year under the old transom. Time to think about Christmas gifts for that boater who has everything! Our Year End “Buyer’s Guide” is published each year to showcase new and interesting products our readership might have a need for, or interest in. For my part, I tried to find several gift ideas for

by: Captain Dennis J. Mykols

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Gift Ideas

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Chevron Products Company, a leading provider of premium aftermarket fuel additives, engine oils, lubricants, coolants and related products, introduces its new Techron® Protection Plus Marine Fuel System Treatment — formulated specifically for gasoline-powered boats and the harsh marine environment. Its proprietary alcohol

tags: Fuel Treatments, Winterization