The BN 7x50 DCM from Minox might just be the ultimate on-the-water pair of binoculars. In addition to being buoyant and waterproof to 16.5 feet, they are filled with nitrogen gas to prevent fogging. The binoculars feature a multifunction display where at the push of a button a digital compass, thermometer, barometer, stopwatch, or tilt display is shown on the inside the ocular, and they have a non-slip rubber coating for a better grip when using them in the rain or sporty seas.
The idea of combining volume and performance is about as old as boatbuilding itself. But sometimes the execution just brings the mix to a precise level that will stop you in your tracks. Check out the 26-knot Sunseeker 95, and see how she came about.
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