With splashes of blossom, bark and butter, the new Henri-Lloyd collection has a sexy European look to make its mark on the classic nautical style the British company has made its signature. For this collection, think blue blood yachting royalty on the dock at Valencia, Spain; at play on the European Riviera and taking in the spectacular of the America’s Cup. The range was launched at a champagne luncheon during Skandia Geelong Week at le Parisien restaurant. The luncheon featured inspirational sailor Tony Purkiss as guest speaker, survivor of the 1998 Rolex Sydney to Hobart and Bali bombings. The new range is available at most good marine fashion outlets.
For more information: www.burkemarine.com.au
Scanstrut self-levelling radar mount
Enthusiastically received at the METS 2006, the Scanstrut Self-levelling radar mount is now available in Australia from distributor Oceantalk. The unit is designed with damping that keeps the radome level with the horizon at all times to ensure perfect radar.
Fitting options are backstay (adjustable and split), mast and pole mounting. The high- strength universal base and mounting pole eliminates load through the backstay. It also accommodates up to three antenna cables. Also included is an integral cable management system, intended to provide better protection for the wiring and to maintain the clean, uncluttered look of your boat.
For more information: Contact Oceantalk 02 9981 9500 or www.oceantalk.com
Garmin Fishfinder 400C
Garmin's new Fishfinder 400C is a colour unit with an ultra-bright four inch QVGA display and intuitive operating menu which makes it simple to operate the multitude of great fish detecting features. The 400C is driven by a 500 watt RMS dual frequency dual beam sonar to depths of 1500 feet.
Garmin’s UltraScroll updates the screen at live-action speeds that can also be viewed in a true A-scope display for instantaneous sonar data.
The Fishfinder 400C has a new streamlined user interface enabling full control of features like Whiteline, Split Zoom display, bottom lock and adjustable depth line. ‘Big numbers’ display lets you view several key data parameters at a glance with alarms for fish size, shallow water, deep water, low battery and drift, all configurable. Garmin’s plug-and-play CANet bus enables sonar data to be easily shared with compatible Garmin chartplotter displays. The small form factor unit comes standard with the power/data lead, swivel mounting bracket, dual frequency transducer and the protective cover.
RRP: $799. For more information: www.gme.net.au
Lewmar Size 99 Carbon Winch
Lewmar has introduced another winch to its Grand Prix racing range, the carbon GP 99. Originally developed to offer powerful, lighter weight, yet flexible trimming solutions on the very latest VO70s and Open 60s boats, the GP 99 also make its debut as a primary and mainsheet winch on the new Juan K designed IRC Bounder, launched in March.
With a 225-mm drum diameter and a power ratio of 101:1, the 99 has a wide bearing stack to enable it to accept lines led from any angle ‘ ensuring an efficient system when cross sheeting. It is available as a primary 99/3 three-speed winch with cleat top and dual-direction ratchet sheave base or as a three-speed self-tailer.
Lewmar’s Carbon Winch range now includes models 50, 60, 68, 99, 115 and 120. These winches have been developed for the latest generation GP42s, TP52s, Open 60s, VO70s, 100-foot Maxis, as well as the globe-conquering multi-hulls. In 2006, its OneTouch winch handle won the top DAME award. For more information: www.lewmar.com
The Hide Away Marine Safe
Hide Away Marine Safe is a portable, lightweight and relocatable high security safe that can be installed virtually anywhere onboard any type of boat. Now approved for marine application, the Hide Away Marine Safe is an ideal product that provides effective onboard security for personal items and will give peace of mind to boat owners and crew.
For more information: www.hideawaysafes.com