Boat shows are in full swing across the country. New and exciting boat models are all the rage. Realistically, not everyone wants a new boat as many boaters are still in love with the looks of the classic boat they already have.
I believe that VHF radios from the big four MFD manufacturers are primarily offered so that boat builders and customers can put a single brand of electronics at the helm.
Vetus has expanded its line of Bow Pro series thrusters to include models for 45- to 80-foot vessels. The Bow Pro Boosted thrusters use a brushless motor that’s reportedly maintenance-free for 12-volt or 24-volt inputs, and is designed to fit tunnel sizes up to 250 mm. The thrusters come with a standard or a fully proportional control panel and now have unlimited run-time. Price: $2,169 to $4,519.
McMurdo’s SmartFind G8 AIS Auto Category 1 EPIRB is the first of its type to make use of the Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), a constellation of what soon will be 30 active satellites.
Made from 316 stainless steel (cap and bezel) and ABS (lens), the LED Combination Retractable Bow Light from Sea-Dog pops up with just a twist of the cap.
The Polk Ultramarine Complete DSP Sound System from ASA Electronics uses a processor to constantly adjust the music to compensate for ambient noise from wind, water and boat engines.