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.

 

 

TiaraTiara Yachts engineers and designers introduce the first plan, profile and layouts of the all-new Q 44. The adventure yacht, first revealed to the market as a concept during the 2015 Miami International Boat Show, now comes to life with real lines in the form of renderings and a video discussion featuring President, Tom Slikkers and Chairman, Leon Slikkers.

 

Mercury Product AppThe Mercury Marine Product Knowledge App recently won an award for “Excellence in the Mobile Apps for Business” category from The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts based in New York. Leading app designer Jester Communications received the award for designing the interactive, information-packed iPad app with Robin Senger, Mercury Marine global product training manager. The app launched in spring 2014.

 

Water Repellent SuperyachtsThe University of Rochester, NY, has used lasers to permanently transform metals into water repellent or super-hydrophobic materials, a potentially revolutionary development for the superyacht industry.

 

 

GPS 2300The Bad Elf® GPS Pro+ Receiver (BE-GPS-2300) features GLONASS, USB streaming NMEA GPS data and a barometer. The high performance, 66 channel receiver is accurate to within 8 feet (2.5 meters) and quickly acquires a satellite lock anywhere in the world – without cell tower assistance. No Internet connection or monthly subscription is required.

 

PML PlatformPrestoMarine Lifts has announced the launch of their new platform, the PML platform. The PML platform is an accessory that can be attached onto lifts already installed on board yachts and allows easier access for users from the water.

 

 

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