New Products For September 2014

Fender Whip Is Friendly To Your Boat

The Shockles FenderFriend from Davis Instruments is a fender whip with a built-in shock absorber to receive the impact generated by fenders rubbing against the hull, dock or piling.

The stretch protects both the boat and fender. Keeping stanchions, rails and cleats from bending under pull, FenderFriend helps keep fenders in place while docking, or during surges and wakes.

The quick-release NEXUS NYLON buckle makes deploying and stowing fenders easy with no knots to tie. FenderFriend can be clipped to anything, including cleats, lifelines, stanchions and handrails.

It can be set to length for docking and anyone can easily deploy the fenders. The adjustable buckle allows FenderFriend to be set to the correct length. Owners tighten or loosen the strap to adjust the fender height.

Both the Twin-Eye and Center-Tube versions allow the strap length to be adjusted from 16 to 72 inches. FenderFriend provides 12 inches of shock-absorbing stretch.

The Shockles FenderFriend from Davis Instruments has a price of $22.99 each.

Davis Instruments,

3465 Diablo Ave.,

Hayward, CA 94545,


Outboard Powers Light 'Green' Craft

The new Light 18 powerboat from Wing Systems is propelled by emission-free Torqeedo electric motors. This craft has set a new standard for high performance and low environmental impact.

Named as the acronym for Low-Impact Green Hull Technology, the Light 18's hydrodynamic hulls were designed to take advantage of the benefits of Torqeedo's high-efficiency electric outboards without sacrificing maneuverability, stability and speed.

Equipped with two Torqeedo 9.9 hp motors and four lithium batteries, the Light 18 has a top speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 10-12 knots. At a touring speed of 6-8 knots, it has a range of up to 10 hours. Clean, gasoline-free operation makes the Light 18 useful for water quality management or reservoir maintenance.

Wing Systems is a pioneer in the design of high-performance sailboards and other small craft. Torqeedo is a market leader in the electric outboard motor industry.

Wing Systems: www.wingsys

Torqeedo Inc.,

171 Erick Street Unit A-1,

Crystal Lake, IL 60014,


Stylish, Convenient Beverage Holders

Accon Marine's Drink Holders keep cups and glasses in place. Offered in single or double models, each holder measures 3-1/2 inches in diameter and fits standard cup sizes. They are also offered in marine-grade 316 stainless steel or aluminum.

These drink holders snap into Accon's stainless steel bases. They can be easily removed when not needed. An optional wine glass holder insert is available.

Accon's Drink Holders mount on the surface, so no cut-outs are needed. They fasten with two #10 screws.

Accon Marine's 401 Series Quick Release Drink Holders in aluminum have a starting price of $62.36. The stainless steel version starts at $78.52. Both styles come with a stainless base.

Accon Marine,

13665 Automobile Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33762,


Deck & Dock Boxes Built To Last

When it comes to onboard or dockside storage boxes, boat owners don't need to choose between economy and quality. E-Series Salty Dog deck and dock boxes from Frigibar provide comparable construction and dependable service as more expensive units, but at a lower price.

Frigibar design engineers used an approach that reduces manufacturing costs without cutting corners. The all-fiberglass construction of these durable boxes produces a rust-proof body with a hard, china-like finish. Each interior features a white matte surface. The modern appearance of the Frigibar E-Series storage boxes provides a practical choice for any marina or vessel.

E-Series dock box models measure 20 inches wide by 17-1/2 inches high, in 38-inch, 50-inch, 60-inch and 80-inch lengths. All can be ordered with a removable 3-inch thick cushion. Optional chrome/brass installation fasteners are available.

Prices for the Frigibar E-Series Salty Dog economy deck and dock storage boxes start at $590.

Frigibar Industries, Inc.,

6210 NE 4th Ct.,

Miami, FL 33138,


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