New Products - September 2018

Zigboat May Know More About The Boat Than Its Owner

Not knowing whether on board systems are functioning or if the vessel is where it should be is worrisome. With the new ZigBoat from Glomex Marine Antennas USA, owners have absolute peace-of-mind that the boat is safe and protected, no matter its size. It is a modular wireless system that can monitor everything from water in the bilge to movement on the deck. It is all easily tracked on a smartphone and if something goes awry, it will trigger a notification and can instantly send an SMS message.

Without wires, cables and drilling holes, installing ZigBoat could not be simpler. The heart of the system is the Gateway core module. Compact at only 4-inches long, 4-inches wide and 1.1-inches high, it is placed in a central, protected area. It runs off 12-24VDC and has a backup battery life of three to five years.

Fully plug-and-play, wireless ZigBoat sensors are then installed throughout the vessel as needed. Using the free smartphone app, they are easily added to the network by simply scanning the QR code on each sensor. A self-contained system, it does not require a cloud service subscription, any kind of registration nor agreement to privacy policies.

A comprehensive range of ZigBoat sensors are available that will alert in the case of flooding, battery level loss, shore power variance, smoke or heat detected, portlights or doors opened, or motion noticed. Wireless controls provide owners the ability to switch power or bilge pumps on and off, monitor battery charging or adjust lighting. The system can provide local sea and weather conditions.

Whether in the water or on a trailer, keeping a vessel safe from theft is paramount and ZigBoat delivers. Video surveillance and GPS tracking is available. A geofence can be set to alert the owner if the boat has moved from a predefined range; an anchor watch notifies if dragging is detected.

If a new boat is purchased, the ZigBoat gateway and sensors are easily removed and added to the vessel; it will instantly begin protecting. Completely expandable, there is no limit to the number of sensors the Gateway accommodates.

Using the ZigBoat app for Android or iOS is intuitive. User-friendly, it allows for customization and fine-tuning and provides 24/7 access to all critical monitored vessel systems. It is an invaluable tool that becomes as much a part of the boat as the rudder.

The standard Glomex ZigBoat package comes with a gateway, and three sensors - battery, flood and portlight/door - and retails for $999. Additional sensors are sold and priced individually.

Glomex Marine Antennas USA, Corp.,
1825 St Julian Place, Suite F1A,
Columbia, SC 11201
803/722.7296 ·


Pop-Up LED Box Lights Enhance Any Boat’s Style And Safety

Modern boat designs emphasize smooth flowing lines and an ultra-clean profile. Pop-Up® LED Bow Lights from Accon Marine retract flush into the deck to preserve a boat’s good looks, while providing the dependability of LED construction for a USCG-approved range of 2 nm.

The only Pop-Up LED bow lights on the market, the 210-M and 211-M from Accon Marine are constructed from durable marine grade 316 stainless steel for exceptional corrosion resistance. Both are NMMA type accepted and meet 72 Colregs requirements.

The 210-M offers a compact 4.3-inch long by 4-inch wide footprint and installs easily, requiring only a drill with a 3.5-inch hole saw and three #10 stainless steel screws. A stud-mount version, model 210-MS, has no visible screw heads.

With its 5.3-inch long by 3.5-inch wide base, the Accon 211-M Pop-Up Bow Light fits the same cut-out hole as the company’s non-LED 204-M model, allowing an easy, direct upgrade. It is also available in a stud-mount configuration.

Optional waterproofing cups for Accon Marine lights prevent runoff below deck. Both the 210-M and 211-M Pop-Up LED Bow Lights enhance the style and safety of any boat with their flush-deck design and extended USCG range. Suggested retail prices start at $195.89.

Contact Accon Marine,
13665 Automobile Blvd.,
Clearwater, FL 33762
727/572.9202 ·


Keeping A Boat Smelling Fresh Begins With Tecma Hose

When boats begin to smell less than fresh, the culprit is typically old sanitation hose. Thetford Marine’s Tecma-branded premium rubber HosePlus 38 and PVC HoseHelix 38 sanitation hoses deliver unsurpassed performance and have a bend radius that makes them easy to install.

Backed by a five-year warranty, Tecma HosePlus 38 is made from high-quality butyl rubber and has an integrated odor shield that offers a permeability level of less than 1%. A double helix of steel wire and synthetic textile yarn provides strength, without any sacrifice to flexibility. The 1.5-inch ID/1.9-inch OD hose has a bending radius of 3.1-inches. The vanilla-scented white cover is resistant to abrasion, ozone and environmental contaminants. It is shipped with a protective band to keep it clean during installation.

Crush-resistant Tecma HoseHelix 38 is a smooth, white PVC hose made specifically for marine applications. It has an advanced odor barrier and provides the strength and flexibility needed for unique installations. The 1.5-inch ID/1.7-inch OD hose is resistant to weathering and most chemicals.

Tecma HosePlus 38 has an MSRP of $10 per foot, Tecma HoseHelix 38 $3 per foot.

Thetford Marine,
7101 Jackson Road,
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
800/543.1219 H

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