Industry & Product News

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 »

Christmas Gift Idea from Victorinox

Stuck for a Christmas gift idea for the yachtie in your life? Victorinox, manufacturers of the original Swiss Army knife, solves that problem with two different and very versatile sailing knives. Recently released is the new Navy Camouflage Collection with 3 different options of a small, medium and large pocket knife in a navy camouflage look. With these knives one will be able to tackle any situation. The small knife comes with a blade; nail file; screwdriver; scissors; key ring; ... Read More »

The Melges 14 Dinghy

by Richard Crockett In this country we are starved of modern boats, both dinghies and keelboats, and as a result once a class is established with good numbers there is huge resistance to change and especially change to other classes. It’s a pity as on occasions a really good new dinghy class comes onto the international market and instantly makes a huge hit. The Melges 14 is one of these, with the good news being that Alex Schon has seen ... 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 »

South Africa’s Biggest Power Catamaran in Production

Two Oceans Marine Manufacturing currently has a 110-foot Day Charter Power Catamaran in production. She is designed for commercial day charters for large groups of people in her home waters, which will be in the Seychelles. This 110 Day Charter Catamaran will be the biggest composite power catamaran ever to be launched in South Africa. She has both an upper and lower deck and a flybridge. The upper deck has plenty of casual seating, and storage space for snorkelling gear ... Read More »

Tracking Your Race

Raymarine are the official tracking partner of the Round the Island Race in the UK, and are offering a free, live tracking system. Following a successful trial of the Automatic Identification System (AIS) system in 2017, they are hoping as many yachts as possible will use AIS and devices like Raymarine’s AIS700 transceiver to provide their tracking data for the 2018 Race. As well as logging positions, boats with AIS will have the advantage of an enhanced awareness of other ... Read More »

Is Calling A Bucket “Innovative” An Exaggeration?

The word “innovative” is oft-used, but rarely in reference to a pail. With Shurhold Industries’ One Bucket System, the term is almost insufficient. Creatively designed and engineered, it stores and organizes boat cleaning products in one convenient, portable location and functions as a highly effective wash station. The One Bucket System starts with the World’s Best Rope Handle Bucket. Made in the USA of durable moulded plastic that’s thicker than average, it has a soft 2cm braided nylon rope handle ... Read More »

Lorima Joins the Wichard Group

  Lorima, one of the leaders in carbon masts and boom manufacturing, joins the Wichard Group, which reinforces its position in the boating industry. This union is the result of the collaboration between Lorima and Sparcraft – one of the Group subsidiaries – for the rigging equipment supplied on the new foiled Figaro 3. Lorima has achieved a high level expertise in carbon technologies as well as a great knowledge of the ocean offshore racing, maxi yachts and shipyards. Thanks ... Read More »

Vacant Position – Sailing Manager/Trainer

Vacant Position Sailing Manager/Trainer Hout Bay Yacht Club are offering an exciting job opportunity for someone to take responsibility for, and promote, their full sailing programmes including: • Youth Development Training • Controlling and increasing the racing calendar • Managing the use and maintenance of the clubs dinghy and keelboat fleet. The successful applicant will report to, and work closely with, the club’s Flag Officers. The successful candidate will require good organisational and communication skills in addition to personally conducting ... Read More »

Yanmar Inboard Diesel Engine Wins Innovation Award

The Yanmar 3JH40 common rail inboard diesel engine has been recognized as one of the most groundbreaking new consumer marine products after receiving a prestigious 2018 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Award. Introduced this year as the marine industry’s smallest CR inboard diesel engine, the 3JH40 was named the winner of the ‘Inboard Engines’ category when the NMMA and Boating Writers International (BWI) presented the awards during the annual Innovation Breakfast, held at Miami Marine Stadium Park & ... Read More »