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Steering Comfort


Schmitt & Ongaro Marine designed the Primus cast stainless steel steering wheel for ergonomic comfort and durability. It is NMMA type-accepted and CE certified, exceeds ABYC P-22 and ISO 8848 standards, and comes with a lifetime warranty. Available in diameters of 13 1/2 and 15 1/2 inches, the rim is slightly thicker than the standard for many other wheels. This decreases hand fatigue, according to the company. Prices: $573 to $633. Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, (866) 724-6488.

This article originally appeared in the July 2018 issue.



Icom VHF Radio

Icom’s M85 marine-land VHF radio is small, lightweight and waterproof to a rating of IP67.


Enhanced Target Tracking

Raymarine’s Magnum open-array radar offers enhanced target tracking and image detail in a pedestal built to withstand the marine environment.


Westerbeke Genset

Westerbeke’s 29.0 EGED marine diesel generator set (rated 29 kW at 60 Hz and 23 kW at 50 Hz) meets Environmental Protection Agency emissions requirements.


Fishing Kayaks

Each model of Old Town’s Topwater Series has a DoubleU hull design for stand-up fishing.


Touchscreen Tunes

Fusion’s Apollo Series marine entertainment system has an LCD touchscreen display,  Wi-Fi streaming, digital signal processing and PartyBus, which lets boaters play music throughout the boat or in a single stateroom.


Keep Cool

Webasto’s 115-volt BlueCool S-Series is available in five sizes, and each self-contained unit is designed for boats that are limited in space or onboard power.


Weathered Look

New additions to Gill’s collection of performance gear are the Navigator Jacket­—a lightweight, waterproof and breathable piece of outerwear for coastal mariners—and Waterproof Socks, the company’s first waterproof, windproof and breathable socks.