Tech Briefs

ACR introduces new AISLINK CB1

Ft. Lauderdale-based ACR Electronics has broadened its range of maritime safety devices with the introduction of its new Class A and Class B Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) transceivers. The AISLink…

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McMurdo MOB devices available in Canada

Maryland-based McMurdo, manufacturer of emergency readiness equipment, was awarded Type Acceptance approval for the company’s Smartfind S10 and Smartfind S20 AIS Man Overboard (MOB) devices by Transport Canada, which allows…

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Volvo launches new V8 gas engine

Volvo Penta has introduced its new family of next-generation 5.3L V8 gasoline engines for the marine sterndrive market at its test center in Virginia. The engines are based on General…

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Honda Marine launches new BF100 engine

Georgia-based Honda Marine has introduced the new BF100 hp 4-stroke engine, the most powerful outboard to join the Honda Marine mid-range engine lineup. With a full-throttle RPM range of 5500-6300,…

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Aqualuma launches LED strip lighting

Australia-based Aqualuma has introduced color-changing LED strip lighting, sold in 5m rolls with 60 LEDs per meter that can be cut to the desired length. Also available in warm and…

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Life jacket, rashguard inflate

New York-based Quatic Apparel has received U.S. Coast Guard approval for its patented inflatable life jacket from Float Tech. The low-profile jacket system is used around the country by law…

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Furuno rolls out Facebook contest

Furuno USA is giving away equipment to its Facebook friends. The company’s goal is to hit 15,000 “likes” by the end of the year. For every thousand new “likes”, the…

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Dometic launches double-pass watermaker

Pompano Beach-based Dometic Marine has introduced its new XTC-ZTC Double-Pass Watermaker at IBEX in mid-September. The XTC-ZTC is the first fully automatic, integrated double-pass reverse-osmosis system that can purify every…

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Chafe-Pro custom for Samson Rope

North Carolina-based Flord, a manufacturer of removable chafe-abrasion protection, has created a custom designed product for Samson Rope. Chafe-Pro FS is designed specifically for Samson to have a free-sliding fit.…

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Mercury launches new prop hub system

Wisconsin-based Mercury Marine, manufacturer of marine propulsion and technology, has introduced Flo-Torq SSR HD, a propeller hub system designed to improve shift noise and vibration on high-horsepower outboards that use…

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