New Products For June 2013

A Formula For Quick Boat Cleaning

A Formula For Quick Boat Cleaning

Boat owners don’t always have time to perform a full cleaning of their vessel, especially if guests are coming over in 10 minutes. Ideal for a quick cleaning, Shurhold Industries’ Serious Shine is a one-step detailer that polishes and protects virtually any solid surface in one easy step.

It is great for cleaning vinyl seating, dashboards, electronic touch screens, glass and clearcoat. It doesn’t leave any greasy, artificial residue behind. Also, Serious Shine contains UV inhibitors and anti-static properties. This unique formula provides high gloss and a coating that repels water.

Shurhold’s Serious Shine costs $17.98 for a 14-oz. aerosol can.

Review key tips for boat value preservation at


3119 SW 42nd Ave.,

Palm City, FL 34990, 800/962-6241,




Electronic Sensor Water Pumps For Boats

Electronic Sensor Water Pumps For Boats

Variable speed, electronic water system pumps help provide boaters all the comforts of home. MARCO electric sensor pumps from Mate USA meet freshwater pressure system pump needs on a variety of boats, including sailing boats and rubber dinghies. The range also comes in kits for deck shower and wash-down applications.

Available in four models, MARCO self-priming freshwater pumps from Mate USA make fresh water readily available, with no accumulator tank necessary. The compact units fit into small spaces. The pump motor’s variable speed is proportional to the water demand, allowing for constant control of pressure, current and voltage.

The pumps are protected against short circuits and overloads.

Retail prices for the freshwater pumps begin at $214.

Mate USA,

3251 SW 13th Dr.,

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442,





A Marine Stereo That Is Simple To Install

A Marine Stereo That Is Simple To Install

Adding to its range of all-environment multimedia stereo receivers, Prospec Electronics has introduced the JBLPRV170. This new stereo features Bluetooth® audio streaming and AM/FM radio.

With a 4 by 45 watt amplifier, the JBLPRV170 delivers crisp, clear sound. Only a 3-1/2-inch hole is needed, making it easy to install. A watertight faceplate ensures protection against the elements.

Offering a sleek appearance with a glossy black face and chrome trim, the JBLPRV170 adds style to a dash. The large LCD screen helps reduce eyestrain. The stereo is convenient to control with the buttons on the stereo’s face or with a remote option, which is sold separately.

Prospec Electronics’ JBLPRV170 Stereo Receiver is priced at $189.95.

Prospec Electronics,

3325 S Morgans Point Rd.,

Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466,




Lightweight, Portable Outboard Engine

Lightweight, Portable Outboard Engine


Honda Marine introduces the new BF2.3 horsepower (hp) four-stroke engine, one of the company’s smallest and most lightweight engines. Replacing the existing Honda BF2 model, the Honda BF2.3 portable outboard engine features bold new styling.

Inside this striking new package is an improved engine product that optimizes performance, saves fuel and keeps emissions to a minimum.

The four-stroke, overhead valve, single-cylinder Honda engine delivers smooth operation, easy starting and dependable performance. The BF2.3 weighs just 29.5 pounds without propeller.

The BF2.3 can operate up to 60 minutes at full throttle on one tank of fuel.

A centrifugal clutch on the new engine creates smooth idling capability.

Honda Marine,

a division of American

Honda Motor Co., Inc.,

For information and dealers,




“Staying Afloat – 3 Years In Abu Dhabi”

Staying Afloat – 3 Years In Abu Dhabi


In his book “Staying Afloat – Three Years in Abu Dhabi,” Steve Burton describes the challenges and experiences he faced when he was hired to design and develop the most technologically advanced luxury yacht marina on the globe in a Middle Eastern desert within 30 months.

His memoir is an account of cross-cultural encounters and day-to-day experiences he and his wife faced while living in the wealthiest and one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. The narrative conveys a blend of cultural insight, candor and a sense of humor.

Published September 2012, it is downloadable in Ebook; hard cover price: $27.95, soft cover price: $17.95; 5.5 by 8.5 inches; ISBN: 978-1-47593-651-3.

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