Conolift 10 Kropf Industrial has delivered a second Conolift H-10 hydraulic trailer to Fisheries and Oceans Canada. This trailer, the second of its type, features a 20,000 lbs highway capacity, with a non-expanding open frame, hydraulic frame lift, and air ride suspension. The trailer also includes galvanized steel construction with aluminum rims and a low-profile gooseneck.

 

Salish Sea GuidesJim Burgoyne and Lynne Picard launched the little company in 2011 after sailing home from Asia. Their original plan was to build small freely downloadable guides for cruising friends and foreign sailors visiting this part of the world.

 

 

Mustang Survival

On Sunday, March 29, 2015, pro angler John Cox and his marshall, Bryan New, were thrown from their boat during an FLW bass fishing tournament on Lewis Smith Lake, Alabama. We are thankful both men sustained only minor injuries in this serious incident.

 

 

Solar Lights

It's great to add lighting without drilling holes, running wires or worrying about draining batteries. The RailLight from Davis Instruments provides up to eight hours of illumination on a full charge, brightening boats, homes, decks or areas around pools and fountains. Fully marinized, it automatically turns on at night and off during the day.

 

Marlow Smart Plugs

As the ground-breaking shore power system continues to become accepted worldwide, SmartPlug Systems welcomes another OEM relationship. Marlow-Hunter will now offer SmartPlug products across its fleet of innovative and rugged sailboats.

 

 

59 Cantius ProfileCruisers Yachts, a division of KCS International, Inc., announces the 59 Cantius, setting a benchmark for design within the company. The 2016 model year yacht features fresh exterior styling and a contemporary interior. It will be unveiled this summer and available at dealerships in the fall.

 

Neptunus 62Boating Industry Canada's John Armstrong visited Neptunus Yachts in St. Catharines. Pictured at left is Jan Willem De Jong, Managing Director of Neptunus standing in front of a new Neptunus 62 which will launch early in May.

 

 

TorqeedoTorqeedo has updated its electric outboards with a new design to meet the demands of commercial users. The Cruise comes in 5 hp and 8 hp equivalents and has proven to be the leading electric solution for pontoon boats, sailboats, small boats, work boats, water taxis, and users on lakes that limit the use of combustion motors since its introduction in 2008. 

 

Dometic Cup CoolerThe Dometic Eskimo Cup is a refrigerated cup holder that can be installed in any convenient location to keep drinks refrigerator-cold (results may vary based on environmental conditions).

 

 

Liferaft

Three models - for coastal, under 24-hour ocean and over 24-hour ocean use - are available in sizes to accommodate 4-12 people. The 24-hour models (such as the model pictured here) are Lloyds Class ISO Approved. A 12-year fabric and seam warranty and an extended service period of three years reduce ongoing maintenance costs.

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