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Two-part polyurethane paint

EZ Poxy2 from Pettit is a new two-part topside enamel for a durable high-gloss finish. The silicone-enhanced polyurethane paint can be applied over previously painted surfaces, gelcoat or wood with a roller or a brush. $75 a quart. Pettit Marine Paint, Rockaway, N.J., (973) 625-3100. www.pettitpaint.com

March 2014 issue


Waterproof iPad case

Gumdrop introduces a new marine case for the iPad. It features a weatherproof enclosure that includes a screen protector and weatherproof sealing clamps, access to all buttons and ports via watertight plugs and seals, and quick-release mounting options. The case fits the iPad 3, iPad 4 and iPad Air. $149.95. Gumdrop, Oakland, Calif., (877) 846-4425. www.gumdropcases.com

March 2014 issue


Hella LED floodlights

Hella Marine’s Sea Hawk XL LED floodlights feature a precision-molded Grilamid lens, a completely sealed exterior and a polished 316 stainless steel bracket. They are available as a spread lamp that produces a wide, close-range spread of light or a narrow, concentrated beam. $333. Hella Marine, Peachtree City, Ga., (770) 631-7500. www.hellamarine.com

March 2014 issue

Climate control

Webasto’s new SmarTemp controls ambient temperature on board with a turn of the dial. The unit’s backlit LCD shows heater diagnostic codes, set temperature and cabin temperature, and features include maintenance reminders, adjustable run time and a USB connection for PC diagnostics. $199. Webasto, Fenton, Mich., (800) 215-7010. www.webasto-marine.com

March 2014 issue


Boat loafers

Made from breathable nylon, the water-resistant and machine-washable Swims loafers are a versatile alternative to traditional boat shoes. The shoes feature an anti-slip, natural rubber and non-marking sole, and an EVA insole with ventilation. They are available in a variety of colors and styles for men and women. $159 to $179. www.swims.com

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