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Jetstream Video Streaming

Watch, pause, and restart live TV no matter whether you’re on land, in the sky, or at sea. Jetstream, a television service that promises access to international satellite services from any laptop or the company’s proprietary receiver boxes that have Internet access.

PMY Tested: JetLev R200

I recently tested the Jetlev R200 water-powered jetpack down in Fort Lauderdale and man was that thing cool. Jetlev is trying to position it as the next big thing in the world of PWCs. I guess this is a PWC? I don’t really know to be honest...

OceanLED

Think about it a minute: Isn’t hauling your boat in order to change the elements in her underwater lights a lot like tearing your house down to change the light bulbs? OceanLED’s new Pro Series XFM (External Flush Mount) underwater light does away with this sort of overkill. Indeed, to our knowledge...

Fusion

Fusion unveiled this rugged marine-grade stereo at the 2011 Fort Lauderdale boat show. It lets you pump tunes straight from your iPod to your boat’s speakers using a fully integrated display.

Taking the Plunge

A chance encounter with a newspaper story leads to a deeply intriguing proposition. As a kid, there were only two things I loved as much as boats: treehouses and submarines. To deal with the first of these hankerings, I handcrafted an array of wooden structures

Chelsea Clock

Chelsea Clock plays to its strength with the new Voyager Collection. Each clock or barometer offers a classic look in forged brass with a beveled crystal, but in a compact, 3.5-inch-diameter case.

Miele

Washer-Dryer

Miele introduced its new Washer-Dryer combo at Newport and sold two off the floor. With an exclusive stain-removal wash cycle and steam functions, the compact appliance is ideal for a 60-foot or larger yacht. But what sets it apart is the super-fast spin cycle, which whirls out moisture at 1600 rpm before switching to the dryer.

Strong Marine

AutoCleat

The AutoCleat is the only cleat that goes totally flush at the push of a button‚ —in just two seconds. It not only provides a sleek, uncluttered look but lets you start your engines, press the release button, and be instantly free of all mooring lines.

($495,

Wavejet Propulsion

Wavejet

The Wavejet line of surfboards, paddleboards, and more have battery-powered propulsion to help you paddle out more easily, catch bigger waves, and even take a break if you need it. The company says its boards can be used to paddle into 50-foot-high waves, but if you just feel like giving your shoulders a rest, they’re good for that

Molori

Body Max

The Body Max is a multistation exercise machine‚ —complete with exertion-monitoring computer‚ —that unfolds a full workout from a cabinet that’s just 70 inches tall. The box holds a recumbent stationary bike and a bilateral pulley system with dual 30-pound weight stacks, and is customizable.

(starts at $10,500;

Voith

This thruster is powered by magnets that surround its tunnel, so there is no gear box in the hub to restrict water flow and no large motor above (inside the hull) taking up space. Magnetic operation makes it much quieter and virtually vibration-free compared to conventional thrusters.

Grundn’s Gage Jacket

Grundns Weather Watch Rain Gear

This lightweight foul-weather jacket will stay dry inside and out, and it’s easily packable.

I’ve been into salty-looking foul-weather jackets ever since I saw the famous (and occasionally infamous) cruising sailor Tristan Jones wearing one with a

Staying fit onboard

Get beach-ready while onboard.

Alfa Nero

Power Plate

Though exercising during a relaxing megayacht charter may not be the first thing on your agenda, you may find all those multi-course meals catching up with you. Fortunately many yachts offer not only some of the best gym equipment but also some of the best views while you’re

The broad spectrum of hull paint

INTERLUX

Whites

No matter how many color options there are to paint your boat, white still reigns supreme as the most popular one, according to paint manufacturer Interlux. Despite the availability of everything from Fire Red to Seattle Gray, white has come out on top for the

How to have a well-stocked bar on your boat

Make friends on the docks by having the best-stocked bar.

Breuckelen Distilling

Locally Distilled Gin

Local distilleries are popping up across the country and are turning out high-quality liquors that can compete with the best of the national brands. For example, Brooklyn-based Breuckelen Distilling uses locally sourced ingredients

Touch and Go

KEP Dual Touch

KEP Marine recently introduced a line of dual-touch glass-bridge displays. KEPM GB Dual Touch Glass Bridge displays provide touchscreen functionality similar to that of computer tablets and smartphones that allow the user to zoom in or out using two fingers to control the image. The sunlight-viewable LCD screens are

How to relax in megayacht style

Sitting Pretty Aboard Megayachts

Lady Lara

Fendi Casa

Benetti’s 59-meter (193-foot) Lady Lara was the first yacht with an interior completely outfitted by Fendi Casa when she launched in March 2010. Fendi Casa is an extension of Fendi, the Italian

PFDs for everyone

Prepare for the worst with the best in PFDs.

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Mustang Survival

Mustang Survival has been producing personal flotation devices—or as its tagline says “saving lives”—since 1967. It offers two model lines: one with manual

Catch Some Z’s on the High Seas

When the motion of the ocean isn’t enough, these can help get you to sleep. Safe Bed. If you often have young guests onboard or charter your boat, your onboard mattresses can take quite a beating. Spills and stains are bound to happen when the going gets rough or just if you happen to be drinking wine in bed. Made in North Carolina, Zeus America will custom

Do-It-Yourself Monkey Fist Doorstop

Do-It-Yourself Monkey Fist Doorstop. Supplies Needed: 12 feet of line, rocks, and (optional) string to practice the knot. The monkey fist was originally designed to give weight to a line to help throw it. These days you can find the monkey fist for sale as a doorstop or paperweight starting at about $20, but most boaters already have the supplies and the basic...

Otter Box iPhone 4 Case

Otter Box iPhone 4 Case

The best protection for a boater’s iPhone?

Word arrived by e-mail—everybody at PMY was getting a new iPhone 4, the latest smartphone from Apple. Because I’m into protecting and preserving my tools, my immediate reaction was, “I gotta find the best, most boat-friendly protective case available for my phone, use

How to create a well-stocked cruise kit for your boat

Planning a cruise this summer to someplace far, far away? Take along an old-fashioned (or new-fashioned) cruise kit. The odds and sods in my Lehman Coastal Cruise Kit are gratifyingly varied, individually wrapped in plastic, clearly labeled, and stowed in a compact, easy-to-access plywood

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