Boating Gear News


Comfort Offshore Starts with Dry Feet

Modern deck boots enhance safety and comfort. Dry feet are a hot commodity on a fishing deck awash in chilly water. Ask any seasoned bluewater fisherman or mate.


Lock It or Lose It

Inexpensive ways to secure your most prized possession. Storing your boat at the end of the day can be nerve-wracking, with all the reports of boat theft in Florida these days.


Mustang Survival Elite Inflatable PFD

Shannon and Jared of Mustang Survival introduce the new Elite Inflatable PFD at ICAST 2014. Engineered specifically for the serious angler, the Elite Inflatable PFD has been designed with five key features to enhance every day on the water.


Yeti Coolers Hopper

The Yeti Coolers Hopper is the first portable, soft-sided cooler they have produced. Designed to keep ice frozen for days without melting, it’s perfect for the beach, the boat, camping adventures, and whatever else you can dream up.


Evinrude G2

Evinrude, a division of Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) now has an outboard that mimics the chiseled look of the “Terminator” with the same “I’ll be back attitude.” The all new G2 ETec is slated to be a game changer in the outboard industry.


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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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.”

The Princeton Tec Vizz Headlamp features 165 lumens and a burn time of 150 hours.

New Lights for Outdoors

Tech improvements in LED lights and batteries open a new era in lighting gear. The new LED bulbs that manufacturers use in these lights run cooler, use less energy and throw light that heightens color better than conventional incandescent bulbs.


Great Sun Protection Options

You want to stay cool but you also want to cover up to protect yourself from the sun. That’s always been a quandary for anglers in warm climates. Here are 7 great options and features to look for when purchasing sun protection clothing.


Wreck-Resistant Smartphones

Handy devices for fishing and hunting, but they need special attention. Taking your iPhone, Blackberry or any other smartphone out on the boat or into the woods does have its advantages, even when you might be outside of a cellular or Wi-Fi coverage area.


Lumitec Set to Launch Three New Products at IBEX

Lumitec, a leading designer and manufacturer of marine LED lighting solutions, is set to premier three new products at IBEX September 17-19 at booth 2155. Lumitec will also reveal technology updates for some of their most popular lights.

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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.


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.