Industry News

Volvo Penta’s D2-75 engine. Going to Extremes

Each Volvo Ocean 65 boat in the race is equipped with a robust Volvo Penta D2-75 engine. As the heart of the yacht, the D2-75 engine provides on board power throughout the race, under the toughest of conditions. The seven participating teams will circumnavigate the globe for nearly nine months, in arduous conditions and all weathers. The racing boats and engines are the same as for the 2014-15 race, but this time they will need to cover an extra 7,000 ... Read More »

Volvo Penta Engines Ready for Another Lap Around the World

For the sixth time, Volvo Penta is an official supplier to the Volvo Ocean Race, providing the Volvo Ocean 65 sailing boats with a D2-75 engine with Saildrive, hands-on engine maintenance and support, as well additional power during the race stopovers. Designed for the toughest of conditions, the Volvo Penta D2-75 engines have already done one lap around the world, covering approximately 39,000 nautical miles during the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race. Thanks to having one boat design for two race ... Read More »

Boating World brings virtual reality to Cape Town Boat Show

The annual Cape Town International Boat Show will be taking place from 20-22 October 2017 at the V&A Waterfront. Boating World will again be exhibiting, with their biggest display to date, with boats on display from Fairline, Jeanneau, Riviera and Sea Ray. A new innovation for 2017 will be their first ever Virtual Reality (VR) display, where perspective buyers will have the opportunity to step aboard new yacht models that are not yet available in South Africa. This year Boating ... Read More »

Special Offer – Simrad GO7

SPECIAL OFFER Cape Town International Boat Show 2017. MRAD (Marine Radio Acoustic Devices) will be offering the following special for the duration of the show – from 20 – 22 October. Simrad GO7 7″ Multi-touch chart plotter with built in Echo-sounder, GPS and NMEA 2000 interface. No Charts. No Transducer. (Part Number: 000-12455-001). R7400.00 excluding VAT, while stock lasts. Call Glynnis at MRAD on 021 5594003 Product Description GO7 is for the recreational power boater who is looking for an ... Read More »

Inside the Volvo Ocean Race: the Boatyard and North Sails

WIN A GARMIN QUATIX 5 WATCH HERE   With the Alicante in-port race kicking off this weekend and the start of Leg 1 fast approaching, the Volvo Ocean Race’s Boatyard Sail Loft manager Nathan Quirk and Neil Cox, head of the Boatyard, explain how North Sails 3Di technology has changed the game in port. It’s been 30 years since North Sails began making sails for the Volvo Ocean Race. During that time North Sails has equipped VOR teams with the ... Read More »

Jeanneau – 60 Years of Boatbuilding

In 1957, when Henri Jeanneau was just 37 he created the Hall Nautique de l’Ouest. From humble beginnings, and after building his first wooden hulled speedboat, Henri Jeanneau began a career in boatbuilding, and eventually taking his Jeanneau brand to ‘world leader’ status. In 1961 the company moulded their first GRP hull on a wooden matrix in secret. They had discovered a way to build hundreds of identical hulls from a single mould – saving time and money and revolutionising ... Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race. Garmin Supply Action Cameras

WIN a Garmin Quatix 5 watch. CLICK HERE Garmin International, Inc. has announced that it has been selected as an official supplier for the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-2018, providing its action and 360 cameras to the seven teams competing in the 45,000-mile race around the world. As an official supplier, Garmin’s flagship waterproof action cameras, the VIRB 360 and VIRB Ultra 30, will be used on each boat to capture high-quality video that can be easily edited and shared with ... Read More »

Garmin Honours & Awards

Garmin has earned top NMEA honour and eight product awards, AND has been named Manufacturer of the Year for the third consecutive year by the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Garmin also dominated the NMEA’s Product of Excellence Awards with eight wins in the following categories: radar, autopilot, multi-function display (MFD), mobile application – aid to navigation, mobile application – utility, fishfinder, AIS, and multimedia entertainment. “As the world’s leading marine electronics manufacturer, we’re honoured to again be recognized by ... Read More »

‘Revolutionary’ 50hp DTorque Turbo Diesel Outboard

Seascape Marine, through its agency agreement with Yanmar Marine International (YMI), are now offering the Neander Shark DTorque turbo diesel outboard to targeted customers in the commercial offshore, military, fishing, rescue and charter-marine sector. This engine would also perfectly serve tender boat requirements on large yachts which only store diesel fuel. The DTorque outboard develops 50hp using a small 804 cm³ turbocharged, twin cylinder diesel aluminium crankcase engine with common-rail fuel injection and a unique dual counter-rotating crankshaft. This means ... Read More »

Garmin Quatix 5 Competition WINNER

The WINNER is Lars Kessel of Cape Town. Lars will undoubtedly put his prize to very good use as he is from a sailing family who own a fleet of yachts – including a keelboat, Optimist, Sonnet and Argie 15 dinghy. And he works at Harken in Cape Town too! DISAPPOINTED THAT YOU DID NOT WIN? Well, there is another opportunity for you to win a Garmin Quatix 5 watch as we have a NEW competition running for the month ... Read More »

New Simrad GO Series Displays

The GO12 XSE and GO7 XSR multi-touch displays are the perfect fit for those looking for high-quality all-in-one navigation products. GO12 XSE offers a new 12-inch display option for the GO Series, while the upgraded GO7 XSR features a restyled, glass-helm design, along with radar compatibility, not previously available on the GO7 XSE. Featuring super-bright displays and a simple interface, GO series displays offer easy control of powerful functionality via simple, multi-touch controls that allow users to tap the screen ... Read More »

B&G Vulcan 7” & 9” Chartplotter Displays

B&G have launched a new family of Vulcan sailing chartplotters. The updated and extended series now offers a fully refreshed 7”, a 9” and an all – new, large-format 12”; all with Broadband Radar™ compatibility. B&G Vulcan is a great value sailing chartplotter designed for coastal cruising and club racing. This easy-to-use intuitive multi-touch screen is packed with B&G’s unique sailing features including SailSteer and Race Panel. Simply integrate with your existing system as expansion is simple due to Vulcan being ... Read More »

Sunsail Offers Sailing Adventures to Suit Every Level of Experience

“We are passionate about helping both first time and experienced sailors to find their perfect holiday. That’s why all of our bareboat, flotilla, and skippered holidays, and our sailing schools are in incredible locations. From Croatia and Sicily to St Lucia and Thailand, whatever time of year that you want to get out on the water, we have a sailing destination to suit you. A Sunsail holiday offers you the freedom and flexibility to explore” says Alexis Eyre, UK Marketing ... Read More »

North Sails 3Di NORDAC. Game Changing Cruising Sail Technology

International Boat Show awards on September 15th. Introduced in Spring of 2017, 3Di NORDAC transforms polyester fibre into seamless, one-piece sails that are uniquely strong, beautiful, and long-lasting. And, referred to as ‘Game Changing Cruising Sail Technology’. The panel described 3Di NORDAC as a game-changer for cruising sailors. “We think this is going to give any cruising or recreational sailboat owner a much better sailing experience, regardless of how they are using the boat.” Sally Helme, Group Publisher for Cruising ... Read More »

Own You Own Canal Boat in Europe and Earn Euros

Many South Africans are always looking for a creative and profitable business deal. If the transaction makes financial sense, eliminates red tape and in addition provides pleasure, it makes the decision so much easier. Europe’s leader in boat holidays, Le Boat, has announced a surprising boat owner’s offer. It enables you to own one of the prestige canal boats with a guaranteed rental income of 7% per year, paid to you in Euro. Your boat is also available for your ... Read More »