Industry News

Two Oceans Marine Manufacturing Partners with the NSRI

Last week the first of two new Search and Rescue vessels was launched in Cape Town. After extensive research and development, the decision was made to have the first vessel, a 14m SAR ORC ‘Alick Rennie’ built to completion in France and the second vessel, the ‘Donna Nicholas’ built as a hull, deck and bulkheads in France, to be completed locally in South Africa. Both vessels were designed by naval architects Pantocarene and manufactured by Bernard Shipyard in France. ‘It ... Read More »

Raymarine’s New LightHouse OS Update Revealed

New LightHouse Annapolis 3.9 operating system unlocks exciting new features and functionality for Raymarine MFDs Home to thousands of boaters, steeped in rich maritime tradition and a magnet for generations of sailors, powerboaters and fishermen, the coastal city of Annapolis is the inspiration behind the name of Raymarine’s latest LightHouse operating system update. Beginning with LightHouse 3.9, Raymarine is adopting alphabetical names for LightHouse OS updates that pay homage to the great boating destinations of the world. Whether you sail, ... Read More »

Cape Point Sailing & Rigging Co.

Jeremy Bagshaw is a name well known is sailing circles, not just as a solid yachtie, but also as a man who was able to share his thoughts and sailing experiences with well crafted articles, many of which appeared in SAILING Magazine. Having shelved his long term cruising plans, he recently started a rigging business together with two very talented and committed yachties, being Marcello Burricks and Kenwin Daniels. Cape Point Sailing & Rigging Co. (Pty) Ltd is the company, ... Read More »

The Marine Technology Experience – ‘Proven by Adventure’

For many adventure-seekers travelling to their dream destinations, a power yacht or catamaran is typically how the journey of a lifetime begins. The yacht charter industry has long had the ability to capture the hearts of boaters and non-boaters alike. However, as in other sectors, continuous innovation is vital in order to keep pace with the needs of consumers. As modern society moves from material to experiential spending, power yachts and catamarans remain the ideal platform for those with a ... Read More »

SWI-TEC Bosuns Chair

We all love our boats and it is fact that we have to climb up the mast regularly to effect repairs. It can be very labourious, especially when you have to fix or clean something where you need further equipment. In order that you can concentrate on the work, SWI-TEC has designed a Bosuns Chair that is fully equipped with all conveniences. The sitting surface consists of an integrated wooden board that allows one to sit comfortably – even for ... Read More »

FLIR Introduces Assisted Docking Technology

FLIR Systems, Inc. today announced the Raymarine DockSense™ assisted docking system, the marine industry’s first intelligent object recognition and motion sensing assisted docking solution for recreational boating. DockSense system uses FLIR machine vision camera technology and video analytics to integrate intelligence gathered from surrounding imagery with the vessel’s propulsion and steering system to assist boat owners in tight quarter docking manoeuvring. Additionally, FLIR announced that Prestige Yachts, a Groupe Beneteau brand, will become the first to demonstrate the technology. Docking ... Read More »

Seascape Marine Services Appointed Zipwake Dealer

Seascape Marine Services in Cape Town have now added Zipwake Dynamic Trim Control Systems to its portfolio of quality marine products. Sweden’s Zipwake has teamed up with Seascape Marine Services in South Africa – a leading supplier of marine products and services representing brands such as Yanmar Marine, Hamilton Jet, Kohler Marine, D torque, Eliche Radice and Cox diesel outboards. Seascape, which is based in Cape Town, will represent Zipwake Dynamic Trim Control Systems in order to focus on the ... Read More »

New Raymarine Element Sonar

Raymarine have launched a completely new line of Sonar/GPS navigation displays. This new Element line features Raymarine’s new HyperVision™ 1.2 megahertz sonar technology, quad-core performance, and their new LightHouse Sport operating system. Element Sonar: Turn Up the Resolution With an unprecedented built-in 6-channel sonar, Element delivers the sharpest view of the underwater world. HyperVision™ 1.2 megahertz super-high resolution CHIRP technology takes DownVision, SideVision, and RealVison 3D sonar to the next level of precision imaging and fish identification, letting anglers identify ... Read More »

Yanmar Showcases Complete Line-Up

Yanmar is highlighting the advanced technology and innovations behind its complete lineup of sailboat and powerboat engines at this year’s boot Düsseldorf show. The leading supplier of innovative engines and technology-driven marine propulsion systems is introducing its new 4LV250 sterndrive marine diesel engine to showcase for the first time alongside the popular Yanmar 6LY and 8LV series and the proven JH common rail (CR) series of sailboat engines. Offering exceptional acceleration, fuel efficiency, quiet and virtually smoke and odour free ... Read More »

Raymarine: FLIR Launches Next Generation Raymarine VHF Radios

FLIR has launched its next-generation Raymarine VHF radios. The compact Ray53, full-sized Ray63 and the multifunction Ray73 with AIS are all full-function VHF marine radios with Class D Digital Selective Calling (DSC). Each new VHF model is equipped with a built-in GPS receiver and connection point for an optional GPS/GNSS antenna, which improves the GPS reception when the radio is mounted below deck or in an enclosed pilothouse. Designed to complement the modern style of Raymarine Axiom multifunction displays, these ... Read More »

Raymarine Showcases Industry-Leading Innovations

Unique technologies and product updates harness the benefits of augmented reality, drone integration, and advanced MFD integration to open up new possibilities for boat owners. Leading the industry in bringing a new era of navigation and awareness capabilities to boat owners through the most innovative developments in marine electronics, Raymarine is bringing together its game-changing range of technology advancements at this year’s METSTRADE. Its unique product range for 2018 includes the new award-winning Raymarine® ClearCruise™ AR (Augmented Reality), Axiom® XL ... Read More »

Yanmar joins 36th America’s Cup as Official Marine Supplier

The Yanmar partnership was announced at the America’s Cup Overture in Cowes (UK), the first event on the road to the America’s Cup Presented by Prada which will take place in Auckland in 2021. Racing will commence in autumn 2019 when the first America’s Cup World Series events will take place in the Mediterranean. Over the next twelve months the best teams, from the most prestigious yacht clubs, will be designing and building their AC75 yachts in preparation for the ... Read More »

Hot off the dock – NEW Sunsail website for South Africa

Liesl Nel, Sales & Marketing Manager – South Africa for Sunsail; The Moorings and Le Boat Marine Divisions has announce the launch of the NEW Sunsail South Africa website @ Sunsail Sailing Holidays continue to offer the best bareboat, skippered and flotilla holidays in Croatia, Greece, Spain, the Seychelles, Thailand and the Caribbean. Our holidays are about seeing the world from a different perspective, discovering unspoilt spots only reachable by water. It is now easier than ever to book ... Read More »

Le Boat South Africa Beats International Competitors

At a presentation in Canada, South Africa’s Le Boat office received the award for the best growth in the world, beating the USA, Australia, Canada, Germany, France and the rest of Europe. This was the fourth time in five years that South Africa posted the best growth for all international Le Boat offices. The number of South Africans booking international canal boat and yachting holidays increased by 35% the past year. At the same event, the head of Le Boat ... Read More »

Cox Powertrain Appoint Seascape Marine Services

British marine diesel innovator, Cox Powertrain, has announced Seascape Marine Services (Pty) Ltd as its exclusive distributor for South Africa & the Sub Saharan region. Seascape Marine is the first distributor of Cox’s game-changing CXO300, the world’s first 300hp diesel outboard engine, to be named outside of Europe, the USA & Australasia as Cox finalises its global distributor network ahead of the engine’s launch later this year. As a specialist importer of marine propulsion systems since 1983, Seascape Marine has ... Read More »