New Products For July 2014

Brilliant Underwater Trim Tab Light

Ideal for evening fishing, diving or swimming, underwater trim tab lights enhance vessel ambiance while they illuminate dark waters. The Fig. 0178 LED Surface Mount Trim Tab Underwater Light from Perko delivers nighttime brilliance in a dependable unit that's easy to install.

This versatile light is equipped with removable brackets for mounting flexibility. It can be positioned horizontally or vertically on the trim tab. With trim tab mounting, boaters can adjust the beam as the tab moves up and down. Users can also surface mount the light on the transom, with wiring directly behind the light. A mounting riser for use with lipped trim tabs is included in dealer packages.

Like all Perko LED products, this 12 V, 7.0 W light lasts longer, creates less heat and uses only a fraction of the energy of a standard fixture. The white light model produces 75 lumens, while the blue light option produces 27 lumens. Its 15-degree LED beam is lab-rated for a life of 50,000 hours.

Housed in tough, non-corrosive molded black polymer, the light measures 4-1/8 inches by 1-5/16 inches by 1-1/4 inches, with a bolt size of 8/32 P.H. An 8-foot 18 AWG marine-grade electrical cable is included.

The Fig. 0178 LED Surface Mount Trim Tab Underwater Light retails for around $200 in a single pack; the double pack retails for about $400. A 10-piece OEM bulk package is also available.

Perko, 16490 Northwest 13th Ave., Miami, FL 33169, 305/621-7525,

Torqeedo Powers Tartan Fantail

One of the most innovative small sailboats on the market today, the compact and spirited Tartan Fantail is proof that great things come in small packages. Fitted with a Torqeedo Cruise 2.0 electric motor and Power 26-104 lithium battery, it's also a smart, sustainable choice.

The 2-foot Fantail series, offered in a daysailer, weekender or sail trainer configuration, features a contemporary-style hull and classic lines. Thanks to its whisper-quiet Torqeedo propulsion, the Fantail offers plenty of pep with minimal toll on the environment.

The Torqeedo motor's GPS-based computer readout shows vessel speed, course and remaining range. Constructed with the highest safety and quality standards, the Torqeedo system delivers dependable, waterproof service and powerful torque. Owners simply plug it in to AC power, or charge on the go with an optional solar or wind system.

Torqeedo offers high-tech solutions that deliver performance and convenience with lower impact on resources and environment.

Torqeedo Inc., 171 Erick Street Unit A-1, Crystal Lake, IL 60014, 815/444-8806,

Round Receiver Adds Style To Dash

Prospec Electronics has introduced a new JBL receiver, the JBLPRV175. The round unit features Bluetooth audio streaming and AM/FM radio. It's also wired/wireless remote ready. A 45W by 4 internal amplifier delivers crisp sound.

Adding a stylish touch to any dash, the black and chrome receiver suits many boats. The easy-to-read, backlit screen helps reduce eyestrain, while the buttons located on the stereo's face make for easy control.

The JBLPRV175 comes with USB input for USB drive playback, while also allowing for rapid charging of most portable media devices. In addition, the unit incorporates auxiliary input and one pair of RCA outputs. Installation is simple as the unit only requires a 3-1/2-inch hole cutout.

Prospec's JBLPRV175 receiver has a retail price of $189.95.

Prospec Electronics offers a range of stereos, black boxes, controllers and accessories that are designed for portable media.

Prospec Electronics, 3325 S Morgans Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466,

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