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Sailorman Moves Five Blocks South

Image courtesy of Sailorman

Sailorman, the landmark marine equipment store formerly on State Road 84 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has moved five blocks south to a new location at 3000 South Andrews Avenue. “When my father was ready to retire, he decided to sell …

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Curaçao Family Build Yacht

The van Grieken family under the hull. Photo Alexine Hollander

Most people take up gardening or amateur photography in their spare time. Meet Chris van Grieken; he’s building a 40ft yacht in his shed. A contractor by trade, Chris toyed with the idea of designing his own boat for years. …

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New Complete Anchoring Systems Removes the Guesswork

The answer to an often-asked question has turned into a new product for Fortress Marine Anchors. Now, the Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based company offers two of its most popular models in convenient, Complete Anchoring Systems, that include chain, a shackle and …

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Pursuit Boats Pursuing Larger Manufacturing Facility

Construction should be completed in August for a new building at the Pursuit Boats facilities in Fort Pierce, Florida, timing that coincides with the beginning of the 2018 model year debuts. The increased pace of recent product introductions has led …

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BoatUS 2017 Top 10 List of Boat Names and Their Meanings

1. Serenity: The utter calm and quietude boating brings 2. Seas the Day: A nautical wordplay on the Latin saying “Carpe diem,” taking boating to its fullest 3. Andiamo: ‘Let’s go!’ in Italian and a perennial favorite boat name 4. Irish Wake: Mourning …

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3D Outdoor Fabric Stretches for Extreme Designs

WeatherMAX 3D is able to stretch and move in three axis, providing a perfect fit without requiring excessive darting to contour to a shape

Standard marine fabrics can cause significant problems when working with complex three-dimensional patterns and shapes. Safety Components’ new WeatherMAX 3D offers the flexibility to fit almost any project. Under tension, the highly elastic fabric stretches 30–100%. When released, it goes …

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Quick Release Hinges Ease Bimini Mounting

Accon Marine’s surface-mount (left) and stud-mount Quick Release Bimini Hinges

Adding a Bimini top brings more than simple comfort to a boat—it provides critical protection from the sun’s UV rays. To simplify installation, Accon Marine offers an array of Quick Release Bimini Hinges to suit virtually any mounting location. The …

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Boston Whaler Introduces the 240 Dauntless Pro

Boston Whaler’s new 240 Dauntless Pro

There’s a new champion on the scene: The Boston Whaler 240 Dauntless Pro, a boat designed to maximize fishing success—inshore, offshore and anywhere in between. “The 240 Dauntless Pro is designed for the serious angler, with features and options that …

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Four Tips for a Hassle-Free Haul-Out

Roscioli Yachting Center

There’s nothing worse than loading friends and family aboard for a great day on the water, only for problems with your vessel to keep everyone shore bound. Routine in-water maintenance is one remedy, yet industry experts say that the longer …

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Leave Less to Luck When Fishing with iDrift

If you’ve ever found that perfect fishing hole only to be swept away by wind or waves, ZF Marine Propulsion Systems, based in Miramar, Florida, have just the solution: ZF iDrift. It’s the perfect way to control your boat’s drift, …

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Docking Lights Deliver Up To 2,000 Lumens

E600 Flush Mount Docking Light (above) and E610 Surface Mount Docking Light

When bright illumination is needed, TecNiq delivers with its new E600 and E610 docking lights. Ideal for boats, RVs, trailers and EMS vehicles, they’re available as flush or surface-mount, with up to 2,000 lumens of brilliant white light. TecNiq’s docking …

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What’s That Pong?

Boats with marine heads will eventually begin to smell funky. Sometimes all it takes to remedy it is some simple maintenance, other times it’s a DIY repair. Either way, Raritan Engineering has boat owners covered. They offer two easy-to-use, safe …

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Deck Plate Bags Create Secret Storage

The most secure spot on a boat is the space that a thief doesn’t know exists. Stow-Away Deck Plates with Bags from Beckson Marine provide hidden storage under a watertight deck plate, whether for concealing small valuables or in which …

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Shark Boats in Hot Pursuit

Metal Shark 36 Fearless built for the Puerto Rico Police Department

Nautical law enforcement professionals in the Caribbean now have new tools to fight illegal activities such as piracy, drug running and immigrant smuggling at sea. That is, vessels built by Jeanerette, Louisiana-based Metal Shark Boats that can intercept vessels at …

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Safe Speed Rule

Time to apply the safe speed rules

If you think about it conceptually, two vessels in a meeting situation must be able to successfully stop within a hair’s breadth of each other in order to avoid a collision at sea. That, in a nutshell, is the raison …

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