Boating Gear News

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Garmin GPS Map 741XS

This year at ICAST 2013 Garmin introduced their newly redesigned 700 series GPS/Chartplotter/Fishfinder units. Wes Owen, Media Relations Expert with Garmin International, gives an overview of the special features of the GPS MAP 741XS.



SPOT LLC. recently announced their new SPOT Gen3, the next generation of the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger™. SPOT Gen3 offers enhanced functionality with more tracking features, improved battery performance and more power options including rechargeable and USB direct line power.


PowerPole Micro Anchor

The all-new PowerPole Micro Anchor from JL Marine Systems shares much in common with its bigger counterpart, but has a much different look and comes in a compact (micro) size.


Choosing the Right Cooler

In this FS Seminar, Reel Time Florida Sportsman host George Gozdz goes over a few things to consider when choosing the choosing the right cooler for you. Gozdz covers features such as size, functionality, insulation and more.


ICAST 2013: Yeti Coolers “Tank”

Most Florida anglers know the advantages of having a super cooler such as a Yeti, the company who started the craze. As Yeti’s saying goes “Wildly Stronger, Keep Ice Longer,” their new cooler for 2013 is no exception, but serves a little bit differently in terms of function.

Lock N Roll Hitch

In the Know: Lock ‘N’ Roll Articulating Trailer Hitch

The patented Lock ‘N’ Roll® latching system is designed in such a way that, once the latch plates are in place, Lock ‘N’ Roll® will never pop off like ball hitches do.


Formex Work Float

Formex Manufacturing introduces the Formex Work Float, made for working on a variety of tasks on your boat, while in the water or on a lift.


Accon Marine Pop-Up Navigational Lights

Navigational lights are essential to safe boating, but they don’t have to distract from the vessel’s appearance. Accon Marine’s stainless steel 205 series Pop-Up Port Lights, 206 Starboard and 207 Side Lights offer sleek style, while helping owners communicate their cruising direction.

Rugged Shark Bimini

Rugged Shark Bimini Sandal

The Bimini is a thong-style sandal that incorporates Rugged Shark’s exclusive Shark Grip™ outsole. It’s the same non-marking, sure footed, slip resistant bottom used on Rugged Shark’s premium boat and fishing shoes.


Hella Marine LED Floodlights and Decklamps

Whether fishing, cruising or docking at night, boat owners appreciate extra illumination on the task at hand. Powerful Hella marine Sea Hawk XL LED Floodlights and Deck Lamps use 30 LEDs to produce a spectacular 750 lumens of light, far more than 55W or 70W H3 halogen bulbs.

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Touch Screen Tango

Let your fingers do the walking on new network multifunction systems. Let’s take a look at four moderately priced touch screen capable units with chartplotter and sounder functionality.


Update for Excellence

Almost every piece of marine electronics you’ll find on your boat these days, whether it’s a VHF radio, fishfinder, chartplotter or autopilot has some sort of internal computer system or chip built-in that supplies the “brains.”


Wireless Kill Switch

It’s a captain’s worst nightmare, falling overboard and watching helplessly as the boat continues under power. Even if you haven’t seen it yourself, we’ve all at least heard stories of boats slowly circling or running dead ahead at high speed, but with no operator at the helm.

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Pro Angler FL iPhone App

The Pro Angler FL iPhone App has varied resources for Florida saltwater fishermen. The iPhone was released just in time for the Pro Angler FL App to hit the market. The Pro Angler FL wants to be your source of saltwater fishing information in the computer cellphone age.


Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2012

Florida Sportsman editors were at the 53rd Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show all weekend, shooting photos and video for the magazine and website. Here we bring you some of the best of the best, and the newest, boats available for 2013.

Panda 4200 ECO

Fischer Panda Generators Announces the New 4200 ECO AC Marine Generator

From Press Release Smaller, lighter, quieter and now easier to maintain, the new and improved Fischer Panda 4200 ECO marine…»