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Upgrade Season

Summer is upon us, which means it’s finally time to get your boat ready to hit the water. (Hey, we can’t all live in Florida.) And while a full-scale refit might not be in the cards for you this year, there’s still plenty of new equipment available that you can add to improve your vessel. Whether it’s something as involved as replacing your old genset with a new one or as simple as adding a bilge pump babysitter so you can better monitor those bothersome leaks, these offerings are guaranteed to make Summer ‘09 your best season yet.

Next Generation Genset


Northern Lights modified its traditional genset base design so that its new M944T and all subsequent models are quieter, more rigid, and more compact. (price upon request).

Eyes on the Prize


Oceanled's waterproof through-hull camera fits into the same 13⁄8-inch cutout as your underwater lights and offers high-def images that’ll thrill anglers and nature lovers alike. (approx. $900).

Foul Free


Install Spectra’s Bio-Guard Water Treatment system downstream of your A/C’s raw-water pump and it’ll release ions that keep the system free of marine growth and barnacles. Best of all? No electrical connections! Available in four sizes. ($250-$450).

Bilge Patrol


Few things are more important than knowing how often your bilge pumps come on. BilgeWatch 8 can monitor as many as eight 12/24-VDC pumps. (approx. $200).

This article originally appeared in the May 2009 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.