Industry News

Ultralite Liferaft for Volvo Fleet

As seven of the eight yachts competing in the forthcoming Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) battle it out in this week’s RORC Rolex Fastnet Race, they will be carrying a lot less weight on the transom than ever before, thanks to an unparalleled innovation from Ocean Safety. The new Ocean Ultralite SOLAS compact liferaft is a totally new concept derived from Ocean Safety’s original space-saving Ocean Ultralite liferaft. It uses carbon composite technology to achieve a significant 23% weight saving, a ... Read More »

Figaro Beneteau 3. First Production Foiling One-design Monohull

The Figaro Beneteau 3 is the first production foiling one-design monohull ever to be designed, with the first one on the water now undergoing sea trials. It is a distillation of technology and innovation, and results from a collaboration between group Beneteau’s best experts and the Van Peteghem Lauriot-Prévost (VPLP) office, the architects of the two last boats to win the Vendée Globe. Here are some early pics of her on the water.   Specifications LOA 10.85m Hull Length 9.75m ... Read More »

New Product News. B&G Zeus EVO3

Recognising the need for sailors to be able to see their data from a variety of positions on the boat, the Zeus³ incorporates a high-performance multifunction screen in either 7, 9, 12, and 16-inch widescreen displays incorporating SolarMAX™ HD technology for brilliant daytime visibility and ultra-wide viewing angles. Featuring all-new SolarMAX™ HD technology, Zeus³ enables full use of the of navigation controls in all conditions and situations, and combines an all-weather touchscreen that works even when drenched by a wave ... Read More »

South African Boat Builders Export Council re-joins ICOMIA

SABBEX, the South African Boat Builders Export Council, is a national export association registered with the Department of Trade and Industry with the primary purpose of promoting South Africa as a globally competitive and reputable boat building nation. Through developing awareness around the manufacture of boats, yachts, multihulls, catamarans, vessels and inflatables in South Africa to the international market, SABBEX aims to assist industry with access to markets and export marketing activities, and help gain traction in specific markets around ... Read More »

Raymarine Launch New Axiom Pro Multifunction Displays

Raymarine has expanded the range of Axiom multifunction displays (MFD) with the introduction of the new Axiom Pro. Designed for serious enthusiasts and professional captains, Axiom Pro is packed full of exciting new features. Offshore Rated • Available RealVision 3D sonar with a 1 kW CHIRP sonar built-in • All-in-one MFD and sonar solution for serious anglers Intuitive Control • LightHouse 3 OS with HybridTouch control • Multi-touch interaction and rough weather keypad control • Easy-to-use multi-function rotary control Powerful ... Read More »

Charter. Experience An Adriatic Adventure with Sunsail

Follow in the footsteps of famous explorers and discover Sunsail’s newest flotilla route in Korčula, Croatia, available to book now for the summer of 2018. The ancient Greeks dubbed Korčula ‘The Black Island’ because of its dense, dark forests, and it remains one of the greenest islands in the Adriatic. Korčula Town is a medieval walled city that was occupied by the Venetians for 800 years from the tenth century onwards, leaving their distinctive mark on the culture and architecture ... Read More »

82-foot Carbon High Performance Sailing Cat

A new 82′ all-carbon High Performance Catamaran (HPC) is currently under construction at Two Oceans Marine Manufacturing in Cape Town. She is designed by Du Toit Yacht Design. The ‘Windoor’ is one of the newest features incorporated into the design. It allows for huge amounts of natural ventilation with infinite adjustment options at the touch of a button. The design is a take on a ‘Gullwing’ style door, which hinges on the forward end of the coachroof top with mechanical ... Read More »

Garmin quatix 5 Marine GPS Smartwatch Series

Garmin has now added autopilot control, the ability to mark MFD waypoints – and more to its new quatix® 5 marine GPS smartwatch. Garmins next-generation quatix 5 marine GPS smartwatch is specifically designed for life on the water. More than a watch, the quatix 5 provides comprehensive boat connectivity with compatible Garmin chart plotters and other marine electronics to offer autopilot control, remote multifunction display (MFD) waypoint marking, data streaming – including speed, depth, temperature and wind – sail racing ... Read More »

Cape Town Boat Show. Growing a Winning Formula

Now in its 17th year, the Cape Town International Boat Show will be building on a winning formula: keeping the event to one location at the V&A Waterfront Marina and increasing the on-land exhibitor space due to increased demand. “Last year was one of the most successful events, reflected in the number of large vessels sold during the show,” said organiser Dana Whiting. “There’s no doubt that shows really work when it comes to selling, particularly with life-style items like ... Read More »

Frequentis to Provide Maritime Distress Communication Solution for South Africa

The first Frequentis coastal maritime system will be installed in South Africa for the South African Department of Transport through Telkom Maritime Services who will receive a Frequentis solution for a Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).The Frequentis System will replace the old coastal Maritime Distress Communications System (MDCS) and will service coastal waters, along a coastline extending for 2,800 kilometres. Working with the South African company AME Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd as Prime contractor, Frequentis will install its Maritime ... Read More »