If you missed the Palm Beach International Boat Show or didn’t make it by the Furuno tent then check out the video below to see what was on display and to learn a little more about the Furuno products. Braden Shoemaker, Furuno SE Regional Manager, breaks down the different NavNet TZtouch systems and what they can offer on your next boating trip.
Caterpillar Marine, Houston, Texas—Following the successful launch of the C32B 2025 MHP engine, Caterpillar Marine has announced the release of the new Cat® C32B Triple Turbo 2433 MHP (2400BHP) high-performance marine engine, with a rated engine speed of 2300 rpm. With an incredible 20% increase in power output, the C32B Triple Turbo engine leverages the same core engine upgrades as the C32B 2025 MHP rating while offering additional features and benefits. The C32B 3-Turbo is ideal for yachting, sportfishing, and governmental applications.
Raymarine, Thursday, Feb. 11, 20201—Based in Booker Bay just north of Sydney, Captain Scott Thorrington runs Haven Sportfishing Charters in the productive waters along Australia’s New South Wales Central Coast. The busy skipper applies nearly 40 years of experience in targeting marlin, kingfish, snapper, bream and other species for the benefit of his happy clientele. The ability of Thorrington and crew to consistently find and fool marlin has not only made Haven Sportfishing an exceedingly popular charter, but it has also earned the team a fearsome reputation in tournament action.
By Captain Scott “Fraz” Murie
Paying a little money upfront can save you plenty when deciding which direction to run to the fishing grounds. Here in the northern Gulf, with such a large area to cover, having the knowledge of where to head before leaving the pass is a huge advantage and certainly improves our fish-to-gallon ratio.
As the year comes to a close and the season of gift-giving is right around the corner, we’ve compiled what we believe to be the ultimate package of gifts for people who enjoy boating and fishing. We’ve included some really useful and highly practical gifts that will come in hand on the boat, from some of the latest and greatest in onboard electronics and weather-ready clothing to trusty tools that help with the daily grind.
On a slightly windy day we headed out on the water with Capt. Sean Gill, Yamaha Pro Staff, and Ry Landry, Yamaha Product Education Manager, to see the Yamaha Helm Master EX in action. The customizable boat control system builds upon Yamaha’s original Helm Master while expanding its usage to single through quad outboard applications.
Boating autopilot functions, such as course and heading hold, can be adjusted with the joystick, which was also designed to easily make changes to SetPoint features without leaving the current mode.
It was a smooth ride.
RACINE, Wis., Nov. 16, 2020—Humminbird announced the next level in fish finder technology with the launch of the new APEX™ series. Combining Humminbird’s best-in-class sonar technologies and full networking capabilities on a full-HD display, APEX delivers the clearest and most-detailed display of sonar and chart technologies and represents the pinnacle of marine electronics innovation.
Humminbird has been a dominant leader in marine electronics for decades by putting the most powerful and intuitive tools in the hands of anglers to help them find and catch more fish. APEX is the most advanced offering to date and offers more custom rigging options and large screen displays than ever before.
The Curved 8: The Latest Rocket Launcher from Bluewater Chairs
Bluewater’s new Curved 8 Rod Rocket Launcher is available in both teak and fiberglass. This model is very popular in mid-sized boats and outboards. These days fishing is all about having “your guns loaded”—this product was designed with that in mind. The Curved 8 accommodates eight rod positions.
This configuration is ideal for kite fishing, as everything is centrally located. When running from spot to spot or out to the grounds, the kite reels can be set in the back two holders that are installed at a 90° angle.
There is a tray area finished in clear non-skid on the teak model and a smooth finish on the fiberglass model. A drawer under the tray with inside dimensions of 10 ½” by 6 ½” allows for storage of the typical cockpit necessities. All of this is offered in a compact size with overall dimensions of 43” wide and 19” deep. Standard is a straight pedestal but custom offset pedestals can be made to allow for deck hatches, bilge access and baitwell installations. For more, visit www.BlueWaterChairs.com.
Garmin® and Fusion® Unveil Signature Series 3 Marine Speakers And Subwoofers With Industry-First Five-Color LED Lighting
Garmin redesigned its Fusion-branded Signature Series marine speakers and subwoofers with innovative LED lighting that delivers an unprecedented spectrum of color variations. The new Fusion Signature Series 3 combines traditional red, green and blue LEDs with cool and warm white (CRGBW) to offer a full color palette. The Signature Series 3 also introduces an all-new 12-inch subwoofer that provides 1600 watts of peak power.
Available in 6.5-, 7.7- and 8.8-inch speaker sizes and 12- or 10-inch subwoofer sizes, the Signature Series 3 is offered with a Sports White or Sports Chrome grill finish. They also feature a ‘CURV’ cone composite technology that provides greater sound definition and higher output. The Signature Series speakers and 10-inch subwoofer are also available with a Classic White finish without the CRGBW illumination.
Engineered to the True-Marine standard, the entire Signature Series 3 line of speakers and subwoofers have passed stringent pressure and water-tightness tests, and are designed to deliver crisp sound and quality entertainment season after season. For more information on the Signature Series 3, or the full range of Fusion audio and entertainment products, visit fusionentertainment.com.
Swing Out Launcher: Release Marine’s Center Console Solution
With deck space at a premium on center consoles, Release Marine recognized the need for a creative, new take on the rocket launcher. The result of this realization, the Swing Out Launcher, is as intuitive as it is functional. Composed of polished stainless steel, the Swing Out Launcher’s hardware swivels to allow tables or rocket launchers to be mounted at multiple locations without changing bases.
This eliminates the need for a hard-mounted stanchion. The built-in adaptability provides boat owners with increased flexibility in how they use their space—when fishing or otherwise. It was this commitment to innovation that created Release Marine’s motto— “Always Lead, Never Follow.” For more, visit www.releasemarine.com.
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