Release Marine’s vice president, Matt Hecht, takes us through the company’s Savannah, GA shop and provides an update on the latest developments in the center console space, including helm chairs and rocket launchers. Here’s a closer look at the process for what goes into developing and designing all their products.
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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Release Marine is a custom woodworking facility, specializing in fighting chairs and handmade sport fishing equipment. All Release products are tailored with the highest quality materials— stainless steal hardware, true Burmese teak, hand-sewn upholstery and ultra hi-end marine grade finishes—all that Release Marine has come to be known for.
In this Dock Talk edition: Release Marine Vice President, Matt Hecht, walks us through their Savannah, GA shop. Here’s a look at the step-by-step process for what goes in to developing and designing all their products.