NorthStar’s new 8D battery uses “Thin Plate Pure Lead” construction that allows for a larger reserve capacity, better cranking (with more cold cranking amps), and four times the charging cycle than a typical flooded lead-acid battery. The battery’s low internal resistance helps prevent the plates from sulfating. Also, thanks to the AGM construction, there are no water levels to check or terminals to clean, and the battery can be installed upright or on its side.
Meeting the needs of boaters in the U.S. has some builders around the world scratching their heads, but not Rio Yachts. This Italian builder knows what works and what doesn’t, and adds a creative touch and fine finish to differentiate its product from lots of other boats out there.
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