Sailors and powerboaters seeking fresh, pure water, without the space or electric demands of a full-sized watermaker, will enjoy FCI Watermakers’ Aqualite series. The compact reverse osmosis system produces 200 gallons per day—8.3 gallons per hour—with only an 8 amp power draw on 110/115V, or 4 amps on 220/230V.

Simple to use, the Aqualite series comes complete with a full electronics package, including a touch pad control. A digital remote display panel and fully automated fresh water flush are available. The vibration-free unit is powered by a 316 stainless steel high-pressure pump and can be run off a small generator or inverter. Fitted neatly into a powder-coated aluminum frame, it measures 18″ L x 20″ W x 11″ H and is easy to install. The membrane adds width, but can be mounted remotely. The unit weighs a mere 68 lbs. Combined with less need for stored water, this translates into more speed under sail and improved fuel economy for powerboats.

Like all FCI Watermakers’ innovative desalinization systems, the Aqualite is built in the US to the marine industry’s highest standards using the finest non-proprietary parts—essential for the cruising boater. The company has over 200 sales and service dealers in over 70 countries. The unit is offered with a two year warranty on non-consumable parts.

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The provincial marine associations from across the country, collectively representing over 80,000 jobs and $9.2B in national annual economic impact, announced the formation of a new national association whose mandate will be to represent the interests of recreational boating including recreational boat retailing and brokering, boat and engine & trailer sales, accessories, slip rentals, service, storage, fuel sales and more. Headquartered in Penetanguishene, Ontario, the newly formed Canadian Marine Retailers Association (CMRA) will focus on national issues facing the sector.

“The formation of a national voice to address the many aspects of our sector that affect the jobs and lives of Canadians from coast to coast is something many of our provincial associations have been calling for, for years,” says Brett Ramsey, President of Boating Ontario. “This is a positive step to ensuring issues facing our sector are represented to decisionmakers in the federal government.” READ MORE

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Hubbell-Marine Stainless steel outlet covers
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Stainless steel combines long-lasting corrosion resistance with an attractive, classic appearance to enhance any deck. That’s why Hubbell Marine uses it in its premium Stainless Steel Flip Covers to protect electrical terminals from impacts, weather, even curious children and pets.

Both styles of Hubbell Marine Stainless Steel Flip Covers, and associated hinge pins, springs and mounting hardware, are built from heavy-duty polished 316 stainless steel. The easy-to-clean covers are enhanced by durable elastomer base gaskets and EVA back gaskets for weatherproof reliability. READ MORE