Keep an Eye on Your
Imagine switching on your boat’s air conditioning or the
fridge from home before you set out for a day on the water. Not a problem
with the Ship to Shore (STS) security monitoring system.
However, the main function of the STS is to provide a
sophisticated security monitoring system, which links with the GSM mobile
phone network. Unlike some other security systems this one has been
designed and engineered for the marine environment.
When the alarm is activated the system sends an SMS text
message to the boat owner’s mobile phone. The STS system has the
capability to detect a range of situations including unlawful entry,
theft of the vessel, flooding, fire, LPG gas leaks and onboard power
The system uses its own dedicated server so there is no
delay in transmission times. For boat owners the STS Security System
offers a whole new way of managing and protecting their boats without a
lot of hassle and expense. It also provides owners with peace of mind
knowing that when they are away from their boat they can still keep an
eye on it and take effective action if something goes wrong.
Tel: (02) 9981 9500.
Mercury’s MotorGuide electric motors have arrived in
Australia to complete the 2003 line-up. The new MotorGuide Saltwater series
features four models. At the top of the range is the 82lb SW82HT which
comes in both transom and bow mounted versions and features 24 volts, 360
degree hand and foot steering, variable speed and reverse controls, an
extended stainless steel shaft to 45 inches and an anode to protect it from
All models have a three blade composite Machete propeller.
The other two models in the range are 12 volt, hand-steered, transom-mount
versions available in either 54 or 46lb and feature additional built-in
Mercury also offers freshwater fisherman the choice of 13
models ranging from the 82lb transom-mount FW82HT V model, which has 24
volts and variable speed through to the lightweight 12 volt, 30lb thrust
FW30HT transom model, which features a 30-inch shaft.
Both the Great White Saltwater and Freshwater Series have a
full range of accessories available including replacement propellers,
mounts, tie-down straps and pedal extensions.
Enquiries: Mercury dealers.
Tel: 1800 114 900.
revolution now out in paperback
The 2003 Raymarine catalogue has just been
released – and it makes interesting reading for both power and sailboat
Raymarine has long been recognised as the
designer/manufacturer of the world’s most innovative and reliable onboard
As pioneers of integrated autopilots and
instruments, Raymarine continues to introduce new and revolutionary
SeaTalk and hsb communication protocols. These onboard networking
technologies make PC and marine electronics convergence a reality in the
marine envioroment. And the SeaTalk Speed/Depth/ Wind and Multi-repeater
instruments have been voted Best Instruments Range by NMEA for the third
The catalogue also features a new ST290 range of
instruments – smarter, larger and 20 times faster. The ST290 is another
award winner that took out the DAME award for electronics in Holland last
There’s an exciting new range of high performance
stand alone products too. From pathfinder radars to plotters and
wheelpilots to marine communication systems, the range has never been
The Raymarine design philosophy of ‘simple on the
outside, sophisticated on the inside’ continues. This catalogue is
available through Raymarine’s exclusive Australian distributor,
Enquiries and a copy of the Raymarine 2003
catalogue contact: Oceantalk (Australia).
Tel: (02) 9981 9500.
Fax: (02) 9981 9555.
New Colour from
Sunbrella has released their new colour, Taupe-Navy, which
can be seen on the latest Mariner cruisers to come off the production
line. Bimini and covers supplied by Craft Coverings in this colour are an
alternative to the popular Captain-Navy colour.
This latest offering from Sunbrella features UPF50+ sun
protection and carries the five-year limited guarantee of Sunbrella’s
solution dyed acrylic fabrics.
Enquiries: Glen Raven Mills.
Tel: (02) 9974 4393.
Raymarine has launched its latest monitor, the RNS1500.
Designed for high-end boating and sailing craft, the RNS1500 15in colour
monitor with in-built speakers displays a crisp and clear image even in
The monitor can be used with both RayTech Pathfinder and PC
applications and features composite video input for access to video
cameras, thermal imaging cameras and video entertainment systems. Standard
and touch screen models are also available.
The RNS1500 is housed in a waterproof and impact resistant
enclosure and can be console or yoke mounted. An outer bezel can be removed
for custom mountings and easy retrofit into existing nav stations or
Enquiries: Oceantalk Australia.
Tel: (02) 9981 9500.
in Burke Range
The team at Burke has been busy re-engineering their Bass
3/4 Jacket and AUS Jacket.
The Bass 3/4 now comes with wrist adjusters, a fully lined
fleece collar with stowaway highly visible peaked hood, internal zip
pocket, number 10 YKK zip, external storm flap, two cargo pockets and a
mobile phone pocket. It is made from CB10 fabric – a tough 100%
waterproof fabric that lets the skin ‘breathe’.
Improvements to the Burke AUS Jacket include; a new neck
seal for added comfort and freedom of movement and an external zip flap.
It also features an easy-access mesh arm pocket, full length YKK zip and
is made from 100% waterproof-coated nylon, with all seams sewn and tape
Tel: (02) 9638 4333.
Yanmar has unveiled the first of its new SY-STP series
diesels at the Dusseldorf Boat Show. The 6SY-STP720 is an in-line
six-cylinder diesel with water-cooled turbocharger and two-stage
charge-air engine cooling with a displacement of 11.7 litres.
Designed for maximum power-to-weight ratio and low
emissions performance, the 6SY-STP720 has an electronic engine management
system – monitoring and processing data, such as speed, coolant
temperature and throttle setting. The system evaluates the information
continuously, adjusting conditions to ensure optimum combustion and fuel
It also features a communications area network (CAN)
protocol, enabling it to communicate with other monitoring systems. Bore
is 127mm, stroke 154mm, dry weight is 1130-1160kg and dimensions are
1039mm high, 853mm wide and 1427mm long.
The 6SY-STP720 is the first engine resulting from an
agreement between Yanmar and Scania Industrial and Marine Engines, in
which Scania blocks are being developed to Yanmar specifications.
Enquiries: Power Equipment
Tel: (03) 9764 0711.
Kohler Power Systems
The new 4 EOZ from Kohler Power Systems is a lightweight,
compact diesel-powered marine generator.
Measuring 560 x 390 x 490mm and weighing 95kg, the 4 EOZ
features a flush-mounted control and has a continuous marine rating of
3.2kW / 3.2kVA at 50 hertz (3.5kW / 3.5kVA at 60 hertz).
The 4 EOZ is designed to meet or exceed emission standards
and offers single-side service to easily reach the oil drain, fuel pump,
oil filter and seawater pump (impeller).
The complete line of Kohler marine gasoline and diesel
generators is covered by a two-year/500 hour limited transferable
warranty. Marine generators used for commercial and boat rental
applications are covered under a one-year 2000-hour warranty.
Enquiries: Eastern Engine
Tel: (07) 3899 1622.
Fishfinder/GPS Chart Plotter
On open boats and bright sunlight, about the only thing
harder than finding fish is seeing them on the fishfinder display.
The PROFISH II combination fishfinder and chartplotter
features a multi-colour 320 x 240 pixel, quarter VGA LCD display that is
designed to be read in direct sunlight.
The backlit, 5.7” (diagonal) transflective colour LCD uses
advanced bi-refringement technology. As a 120kHz, 300-watt RMS fishfinder,
the PROFISH II has a depth range from two metres to 450 metres, eight-level
colour Sounder Signal Processing, 2X/4X high-speed tracking ZOOM modes.
Independent depth settings, upper/lower alarms full-high speed sampling and
maximum ‘paperchart’ resolution for the serious fisherman.
As a chart plotter, the PROFISH II offers features including
graphical Fairway Guidance screens, three mode screens, a large tactile
keypad, a car-like speedometer graph and an auto re-centering temperature
graph. The PROFISH also includes switchable NMEA ports to accommodate
existing navigational devices.
It has a fast plotter screen made possible by the 24MHz, 16
bit CPU and allows the user to split the screen for simultaneous viewing of
both the plotter and fishfinder displays by a single keystroke.
The PROFISH II comes with a two-year limited warranty.
Enquiries: Quin Marine.
Tel: (08) 8447 1277.
New Accessories from QL
Volvo Penta’s QL (Quality Line) accessories range is now
being expanded to include new deckwash pumps, new and more efficient water
pressure pumps and a full range of shaft-mounted bronze propellers.
The new QL deckwash pumps use water from the waterway and
provide a full five bars of pressure, without damaging teak and other
sensitive materials. To use, attach a hose with a wash nozzle, start the
pump and hose down the decks.
There are two deckwash pump models available; the WD800 and
the WD1200, with the larger model available in 12 or 24-volt versions. They
come in a kit containing wash nozzles, hose connectors, filters, pressure
switches and check valves.
With a growing number of boats now equipped with water
pressure for kitchens, toilets, showers, QL has released a new range of
water pressure pumps with a five-chamber design that provides an even flow
and stable water pressure at outlets. The CE-certified spark-proof design
allows them to be mounted in the engine room and the pumps provide a nine,
13 or 19 litre per minute capacity, with the larger models suited to boats
with several outlets.
QL’s range of shaft-mounted bronze propellers includes right-rotating,
two, three and four-blade propellers that are produced with different
diameters and pitch. For twin-propeller boats, left-rotating four-blade
propellers are also available in selected sizes. QL bronze propellers are
made from a corrosion resistant alloy and are sand cast with a superior
Enquiries: Eastern Engine.
Tel: (07) 3899 1622.