Carbon Fibre ToiletThetford Marine's Tecma X-Light carbon fibre toilets combine performance and luxury. Designed for maximum adaptability, the X-Light Short is the company's newest addition.

 

 

Vari Focal DomeThe new IRIS085 Static Dome from Iris provides 960H High Resolution video and benefits from the industry leading SONY Super HADII CCD chipset for excellent low light operation...

 

 

AqualiteSailors and powerboaters seeking fresh, pure water, without the space or electric demands of a full-sized watermaker, will enjoy FCI Watermakers' Aqualite series...

 

 

Beneteau MC6Beneteau together with Monte Carlo Yachts is pleased to announce the North American premiere of the Monte Carlo 6 (MC6) at the 2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, November 5-9. The new flagship of the Monte Carlo range debuted to large acclaim earlier this year in Europe at the indoor Dusseldorf boat show.

 

Andy Yamaha DeerhurstAndy Adams puts the hammer down on a new Yamaha V Max 150. Yamaha Motor Canada launched a whole series of new V Max engines at Deerhurst Resort in early June. The acceleration is really impressive!

 

 

Slidemoor 2The 2015 Atlantic hurricane season has arrived, with forecasters predicting as many as 11 named storms, six of which could become hurricanes before the season officially ends on November 30.

 

 

AchillesAchilles Boats has introduced an aluminum-hulled inflatable boat into its model lineup for the first time in 2015. In addition to a high-tensile, marine grade aluminum hull, the new HB-310AL features the same durable, high quality Achilles CSM fabric used in all Achilles boats.

 

Quick CleatQuick Cleat™ is the fast, easy way to secure dock lines, anchor lines, mooring lines and fenders - without knots. The unique, durable, low-profile design quickly secures a line in seconds. Just drop a line into the rope slot and release. Easy to install on board or on the dock. Available in three sizes: 2" (max. 1/4" line); 3" (max. 3/8" line) and 4" (max. 1/2" line).

 

Racing OptimaxMercury Racing® is well known for its line of high performance consumer and race outboards. For the United States government, the Fond du Lac, Wisconsin-based company released a second “stealth” outboard today that will be rarely seen: the OptiMax Diesel. Developed for the U.S. Department of Defense, this exclusive spark ignited, direct fuel injected two-stroke runs on ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel, which is readily available around the globe. 

 

Weather MaxChris Lohmann, owner of Lohmann Sails & Covers Ltd., knows first-hand the durability and superior colour retention of WeatherMAX fabric. After 10 years, a 65' trawler motor yacht cover he crafted is still as strong as the day he made it and the color hasn't faded.

 

 

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