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Honda Marine Debuts New 4-stroke Engines
Portability, performance and reliability are the hallmarks of Honda Marine’s new and redesigned portable engine models, the BF4, BF5 and BF6 4-stroke outboards. Honda Marine debuts new engines with the BF4 and BF6 models, and redesigns the legendary BF5 models. Packed with the latest technology from Honda, the 127cc 4-stroke, single cylinder engines offer boaters the choice of four horsepower (BF4), five horsepower (BF5) or six horsepower (BF6). All three new engines are available with either a short (15 inch/38 cm) or long (20 inch/51 cm) shaft.
Weego Introduces Jump Starter Battery+
Weego launched the compact and portable Jump Starter Battery+ for the marine market. Weego is pocket sized and capable of starting boats, cars, trucks, motorcycles, ATVs and more, as well as charging phones, tablets, speakers and other USB devices. Easy to use, each Weego model includes jumper cables that can be attached to the terminals of a dead battery. Easy to follow instructions are printed on the back for quick reference. To start, boaters simply connect the clamps to the battery terminals, connect the cable to the Jump Starter Battery+, turn the power on and start the engine.
Simrad Debuts BSM-3 Broadband Sounder
Simrad Yachting, a designer and manufacturer of marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems, announced today its next-generation sonar system, the Simrad BSM-3 Broadband Sounder with CHIRP (Compressed High-Intensity Radar Pulse). Capable of reaching depths of 10,000 feet (3,000 meters), the BSM-3 has been engineered to provide unparalleled industry-leading target separation, clarity and resolution throughout the water column to locate fish both near shore and offshore, its manufacturer said.
FUSION Introduces Ultimate Marine Stereo Pack
Marine equipment company FUSION announced today its new bundled marine stereo package, the Fusion Ultimate Stereo Pack. Equipped with the ultra-compact award-winning FUSION MS-RA205 stereo, the MS-UNIDOCK Universal Media Device Dock, MS-BT100 Bluetooth device and a DIN sized mounting plate. The Ultimate Stereo Pack is a True-Marinex entertainment solution suited for boats with limited dash space. Using the industry standard NMEA 2000 network, the pack features FUSION-Link technology that provides system control and communication with compatible MFDs and remotes.
Simrad Debuts Dual Screen Navigation
Simrad, a designer and manufacturer of marine electronics, announced its new multifunction navigation system, the Simrad NSO evo2. Setting a new standard in the Glass Bridge navigation experience, the advanced NSO evo2 combines high-power processing for lightning fast charting, sonar, radar and entertainment, dual widescreen displays for uncompromising style, a user interface for intuitive multi-touch control, and compatibility for unrivaled integration. Suited to recreational blue water powerboats and commercial vessels, the NSO evo2 features multifunction navigation.
Seaview Launches New Sail and Deck Pods
Seaview launched new sail and deck pods that they say offer a flexible, sturdy and uniform mounting solution for convenient viewing of navigation electronics. The boxes are sold with either clamps or a rotating base. The current market does not have a sail or deck pod with the ability to add instruments, so Seaview has solved this problem by designing a single instrument box that can be added to any new sail or deck pod, the company said. Expanding on Seaviews modular mount concept, Seaview has another sail and deck pod design.
PA/Hailer Speaker Conveys Messages Loud and Clear
Safety demands that boaters be able to hear VHF transmissions, onboard communications and vessel-to-vessel messages clearly, especially during weather threats or emergencies. The eight-ohm Shakespeare HS-40 PA/Hailer Horn Speaker rises to the challenge. This multifunction device amplifies sound with up to 40 watts of power handling capacity. The HS-40 also fully supports a true loudhailer's hail, fog horn or listen-back functions. For marine VHF radios, it provides extra volume for noisy environments, or can pull double-duty for VHF units that have a built-in PA or loudhailer function.
Northport Systems' Fugawi Marine 5 Navigation Software Shipping
Newly Designed Navigation Software Offers Streamlined Way to Manage Boat Navigation Systems. Software manufacturer Northport Systems Inc. has announced the availability of its next-generation, streamlined marine navigation software, Fugawi Marine 5. Completely redesigned from the ground up to make it easier for sailors, power boaters and anglers to manage their boat’s navigation systems to better suit their needs and have more fun on the water, Fugawi Marine 5 revolutionizes navigation, waypoint management and chart downloading.
Simrad AP80 Wins 'Best Autopilot'
Marine Electronics Leader Recognized For Industry-Leading Autopilot Solutions. Simrad, a leading brand in professional marine electronics solutions, owned by Navico -- the world’s largest marine electronics company, announced today that its professional-grade autopilot system, the AP80, received “Best Autopilot” in this year’s National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Product Awards, as voted by NMEA members. Continuing a long-standing tradition as an industry favorite, the honor represents the 43rd NMEA distinction for Simrad branded autopilot systems.