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Soft Shoe


The SoftScience Fin 2.0 water shoe is built to be lightweight and odor-resistant, to dry quickly, and to keep water out with a self-draining system. Created for boaters, anglers, surfers and beachcombers, the Fin 2.0 reportedly holds its grip on slippery surfaces—in the water and out. In addition, the SoftScience shoe is designed to be kind to the body. A contoured foot bed is meant to evenly distribute the body’s weight to reduce pressure points, and the shoes are wide to give toes more wiggle space. Price: $60 to $90.

This article originally appeared in the January 2019 issue.




The Catch and Lift MOB Rescue System from Intelligent Sailing is designed to let a single operator recover and lift as many as two people back on board in the event of an emergency.


High-Strength Hook

The M2 chain hook from Mantus Marine latches to a chain and reportedly stays on even when there is no load on the chain or hook.


Moving Bigger Bows

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.