May 18, 2017

Accon Pop Up LEDsBoat designers have long wrestled with sometimes conflicting goals of creating clean, smooth lines while maintaining everyday practicality. By folding down flush when not in use, Accon Marine's Pop-Up® LED bow lights achieve this balance. They keep the foredeck free of unsightly protrusions to preserve a boat's graceful profile without sacrificing functionality.

The only Pop-Up LED lights on the market, the 210 and 211 models are US Coast Guard-approved to 2 nautical miles. They meet the 72 Colregs standard for nautical lighting and are type-approved by the National Marine Manufacturers Association. The footprint of the 210 is approximately 4" W x 4-1/2" L; the 211 is 3-1/2" W x 5-1/3" L.

Made from marine-grade 316 stainless steel, both lights mount with three stainless steel #10 screws. An installation template is included and an optional plastic cup prevents unwanted water runoff below deck. A video at shows how easy each light is to install.

Accon Marine's 210 LED bow light retails for $195.89. A stud-mount model, which uses a 2" stud to eliminate visible screw holes, costs $203.06. The 211 LED bow light retails for $195.89. Waterproofing cups cost $14.72.
Contact Accon Marine, 13665 Automobile Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33762. 727-572-9202; Fax: 727-572-7621.

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John Roy 400Roy, John Alexander
October 22, 1955 – August 12, 2017

John Alexander Roy passed away quietly at home on August 12 after a short battle with cancer. He was 61.

Music was in John's blood, playing both trombone and piano, but it was on the ocean that John found his calling. He first took to the water in the mid-60s aboard his father's schooner, the Jeto. Soon after he began his 50-year relationship with the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron (RNSYS) as a junior sailor, instructor, member and Vice Commodore of Sailing. Sailing bridged pleasure and business for John, and in 1980 he began working for Ocean Yacht Sales before buying the company in 1990. OYS was a business and a passion that... READ MORE





abyc logo 2017 400This 4 day course is designed for the marine professional with at least 3 – 5 years’ experience working with marine electrical system design, installation or repair and will provide the student with a comprehensive and focused look at the key ABYC standards. The successful certification candidate should have some familiarity with ABYC electrical standards.

When: December 11-14, 2017.

Where: Ontario, Canada
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Contact Sandy Brown at 410-990-4460 x101 or sbrown@abycinc.orgRegister today! READ MORE 






Guy Harvey 400Informa Exhibitions, the organizers of the 58th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) are pleased to announce that world-renowned marine artist, conservationist, scientist and angler Guy Harvey will provide the official 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show merchandise this year. An exclusive Guy Harvey design for FLIBS 2017 will be unveiled before the show, which is set to take place from Wednesday November 1 through Sunday, November 5, 2017.

Dr. Harvey, who started his career as an artist selling t-shirts at FLIBS 31 years ago, has been at the show selling his art and officially licensed merchandise, as well as meeting fans, every year since...READ MORE