New Products For August

Bilge System Removes Water Automatically

Boaters would rather spend time enjoying the water than waste it cleaning out their bilge. Allowing moisture to collect down below can result in mildew infestations, unpleasant odors and costly damage. Arid Bilge Systems automatically removes water and keeps the area bone dry, leaving more moments for cruising.

Creating a more pleasant onboard environment, Arid Bilge Systems Series 4 is a vacuum drying system that utilizes multiple pickups placed in the bilge compartments to remove moisture. It features single-point discharge and pumps a maximum of 10.2 gallons of water per hour.

Eliminating wet vacs and bilge diapers, an Arid Bilge System meas- ures 15 inches high by 6 inches wide by 7.5 inches deep and weighs only 16 lbs.

Arid Bilge Systems,
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441, 954/328-9705,


Launch/Dock Easily With PWC Lift

Personal water craft (PWC) owners can now spend more time on the water instead of dealing with remotes, winches, cranks and hoists. The Hideaway from Safe Haven Systems enables users to effortlessly launch and dock. With the help of six, side-mounted maintenance-free rollers, PWCs simply glide on and off the sturdy platform. 

Providing a maximum working load of 1,300 lbs., the Hideaway can accommodate larger, three-seat PWCs and jet skis. Measuring 12.4 feet long by 5 feet wide by 9 inches deep, its constructed from low-density polyethylene and filled with polystyrene foam.

The Hideaways impact and wear surfaces are replaceable. The non-skid deck makes accessing a PWC for washing or maintenance easy.

Safe Haven Systems,
by Carolina Waterworks,
211 Eagle Rd.,
Goose Creek, SC 29445, 877/734-2836,


CruiseNet Delivers Internet Access

Similar to a broadband connection at home, Shakespeares CruiseNet delivers internet access to boat owners through cellular networks. A new model in the series, CN-1200-A, enables those on AT&T, T-Mobile and Rogers services to benefit from secure, high-speed connections.

CruiseNet from Shakespeare Electronic Products Group helps users access e-mail, surf the web or check online weather reports, as well as download and upload photos and music. Once this compact router is installed and connected to a computer, owners have access to the high-speed cellular network.

Shakespeare offers CruiseNet systems to meet the needs of various cellular networks. Model CN-1200-S works with Sprint and AllTel, while the CN-1200-V is for Verizon networks.

Shakespeares CruiseNet CN-1200-A retails for $1,259.95.

Shakespeare Electronic
Products Group,
6111 Shakespeare Rd.,
Columbia, SC 29223,


Retrofit Kit Ensures Power Safety

Outdated and potentially unsafe AC power connectors and inlets can now be declared a thing of the past. SmartPlug Systems 30-amp Inlet and Connector Retrofit Kit features a patented design that helps protect against the leading causes of shorepower failure and fire: unstable connections and overheating.

Consumers of the Retrofit Kit can simply upgrade on the boat side, while keeping the conventional twisting plug on the dock side. Aligning the pins and orienting the connector is easy, even in low light and challenging conditions.

Its built-in thermostat automatically shuts off electrical current at 200F to prevent overheating. SmartPlug automatically resets at 120F.

The MSRP of SmartPlug Systems 30-amp Inlet and Connector Retrofit Kit is $225.

SmartPlug Systems,
2288 W. Commodore Way #300, Seattle, WA 98199,


Torqeedo Powers Godfrey Pontoons

As more lakes are designated green with gas and diesel engines prohibited, boaters want an environmentally friendly form of propulsion. Nautic Global Group now offers Torqeedos Cruise 4.0 R electric outboard as optional equipment across all of its Godfrey Pontoon Boat lines.

The Cruise 4.0 R offers boaters more drive and range than ever before with thrust equivalent to a 9.9-hp gas outboard. It operates on a 48V lead-gel, AGM battery bank or two, high-performance, lithium manganese batteries from Torqeedos Power series.

After building the industrys first all-aluminum pontoon boat in 1958, Godfrey has remained a leader in innovation and quality.

Torqeedo is a leading manufacturer of high-tech, electric outboards, offering a range of horsepower options.

Torqeedo Inc.,
171 Erick St. Unit A-1,
Crystal Lake, IL 60014,


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