New Products For June 2015

Fresh Water With Touch Of A Finger

Being days or weeks from the nearest source of potable water isn't a concern for boat owners who have FCI Watermakers desalinization units. The Max-Q+ line produces up to 1,850 gallons of pure, fresh water every day with a simple touch of a finger.

The Max-Q+APC (automated pressure control) is quiet and fully automatic; the system will start, make water, run diagnostics, shut down, fresh water flush and come back online.

For those who prefer a more hands-on approach, the Max-Q+ can be purchased without automated pressure control. It has all the same time-saving features and benefits as the APC model, but requires manual adjustment of the high-pressure valve.

Both versions are easily controlled using the intuitive 7-inch touch screen and FCI Watermakers' next-generation V4 control system.

Buyers can choose from models that make 700, 1,275 or 1,850 gallons per day. The Max-Q+ line of watermakers start at around $8,000.

FCI Watermakers,

3782 W 2340 S "E",

West Valley, UT 84120,


$40 Rebate On Norcold Fridges

Just in time for summer, Thetford Marine offers cool cash and cold beverages. For a limited time, consumers who purchase a qualifying Norcold marine refrigerator can receive a $40 manufacturer's rebate.

The rebate applies to the purchase of a Norcold NR740, NR751, DE0041, DE0061, EV0041 or EV0061 marine refrigerator made between May 1, 2015, and July 31, 2015. A rebate request form must be received by the company by Aug. 31, 2015. Details are at thetfordma

Norcold produces safe and reliable units that will provide years of service. Exceedingly quiet, they feature hermetically sealed compressors for improved cooling performance in high temperatures.

Designed for an onboard environment, they run on AC/DC power and are built to take the rigors of constant motion. Stylish and self-venting, they easily integrate into most galleys. Models are available with one or two doors and a variety of finishes and capacities.

Thetford Marine,

7101 Jackson Road,

Ann Arbor, MI 48103,


Commercial-Grade Electric Outboard

Torqeedo has taken a light, powerful and efficient electric outboard and updated it with a new design to meet the rugged demands of commercial users. The Cruise comes in 5 hp and 8 hp equivalents and is the electric solution for pontoon boats, sailboats, small boats, work boats, water taxis, and users on lakes that limit the use of combustion motors.

The redesigned line has a solid aluminum lower housing, which protects against impact damage and provides increased mechanical support for the propeller shaft. It also has improved shaft sealant rings and lubricant-free polymer bearings that defend against fishing line or debris.

The Cruise retains its core high-tech features such as GPS-based range calculation, up-to-the-minute accurate battery status and speed calculations, and its ability to work with accessories like Torqeedo's smartphone app, TorqTrac. It propels watercraft quickly, quietly and efficiently while maintaining its economic and ecological friendliness.

Torqeedo Inc.,

171 Erick Street Unit A-1,

Crystal Lake, IL 60014,


Ditty Bags For Storage Option

Valuables can easily be kept safe aboard when stowed in a ditty bag. Beckson Marine's Stowaway Bag Plates and Kits help owners convert empty space below deck to a hidden storage spot. Adding a ditty bag to an existing Beckson Marine Deck Plate is a simple do-it-yourself conversion.

The nylon bag features a rigid ring that fits neatly into a retaining ring on the deck plate that secures the bag. Bags are removable for access below deck and to carry items ashore. The red nylon ditty bag is 12 inches in diameter. Extra-long 20-inch bags are available for fender storage.

It's perfect for waterproofing watches, wallets or any item that could be lost overboard. In addition, the Stowaway Bag can hold and transport sunglasses, sunscreen, small tools and even light hardware to and from the dock, beach or shore.

Beckson's Stowaway Kits are available to retrofit its 4-inch, 5-inch, 6-inch and 8-inch Screw-Out and Twist-Out Deck Plates. Prices start at $21.20.

Beckson Marine,

165 Holland Ave.,

Bridgeport, CT 06605,

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