While bow thrusters have long changed the docking game, Vetus takes it one step further with a new, nearly silent Rim Drive thruster.
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Designed to help you deal with an assortment of leaks, ranging from a fuel-line rupture to a hull breach, most products in this set are relatively simple to use.
With only so much space onboard, sometimes it’s hard to know which tools to bring, and which to leave behind. Let our expert help you out with that.
How well do you know Torqeedo, an innovator in the world of electric propulsion for boats? You'll know more after you read this.
If you’ve got a boat, then you’ve got to keep it clean. Some products are better at helping you do that than others. We picked some of the best. Find out what they are here.
Capt. Bill Pike's Pick
A couple of months ago, after completing a sea trial on a big yacht that fairly glistened in the sun, I asked the captain, “Hey Frank, whataya use for soap? To keep your boat lookin’ like she does, I mean?”
Sea Flush is a tool that facilitates winterizing, unclogging thru-hull fittings, flushing out saltwater and cleaning heat exchangers/exhaust manifolds/A/C hoses and Oil Coolers on your boat.
New equipment to get you ready for a summer on the water.
Gear for your boat that's made in Maine—straight from the Pine Tree State.
If a remote-controlled submarine’s too pricey for your budget, try a submersible on a stick.
For weeks, I’d been anticipating the arrival of an AquaLens (an underwater viewing system that mounts on an extendable boathook) from the folks at Aquabotix. While I have no trouble checking on the health of the transom zincs on my boat by simply lying prone on her swim platform and reaching underwater, checking the condition of the deeper, way-less-accessible propshaft zinc (as well as the prop itself) in wintertime North Florida is a chilly, virtually impossible task, unless you happen to own a wet suit and a scuba rig. So was a remote, waterproof video camera—a sort of miniature submarine on a stick—gonna be cool or what?
The Easiest Ways To Clean Up Your Act Onboard.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
That ringing you’re hearing isn’t just in your ears. Fire Suppression products.
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
Make friends on the docks by having the best-stocked bar.
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
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
Sitting Pretty Aboard Megayachts
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
Capt. Colin Boyle, of the 196-foot Cloud 9, says the yacht’s skylounge area is the go-to area for guests (and sometimes crew) and helps him keep everyone onboard happy:
Its rapid transformation into cinema mode wows most guests, with its huge screen and low, comfortable sofas for
Look Ma, No Wires!
There are two basic systems for maneuvering twin-engine vessels today. One’s conventional and somewhat old-fashioned—you simply use a couple of gear shifts to engage your propellers, sometimes in conjunction with a bow and/or stern thruster. The other is newer and decidedly slicker—you use a
These days, it’s hip to be green. But just because a company slaps a label on something and deems it environmentally sound, doesn’t make it true. Fortunately for those of you who are committed to reducing your environmental impact, there exist plenty of companies that are putting out truly eco-friendly products. From biofuel for your tender or PWC to chemical-free cleaning solutions, here are
Everyone dreams about buying that new boat. Historically, PMY readers have traded up every three years. But for a lot of us, that usual step up is going to have to be deferred for a few months. However, that doesn’t mean we’ll have to put up with the same old boat. Take a look around, and you’ll see that there’s plenty of room for improvement onboard.
In this section PMY’s editors offer 14
Missed the perennially popular New England show? No worries, we’ve got you covered with this virtual stroll around the docks. See more here. ▶
Absolute Yachts employs magnetic glasses on the 73 Navetta. The glasses are stowed upside down in a dedicated magnet-ready locker, and all table tops have a ferrous layer that allows the magnets to grip. This innovation can help keep glasses upright in a seaway, and keep spills to a minimum. Watch the video here. ▶
Thinking of a unique name for your new boat can be tough, that's why we created a Boat Name Generator.
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