Clarion CMD5 marine audio
Rock the boat with this CMD5 marine audio system from
Clarion. The CMD5 AM/FM CD/MP3/WMA receiver is built tough to withstand
the rigours of life on the water, and Clarion claims it has been
fully IPX5 tested and comes with certified water intrusion protection.
Clarion says a rubber gasket behind the CMD5’s quick-release,
flip-down front panel and water drainage panels keep the water out,
while for 2007 the system now comes with a stainless steel chassis
and a drip shield over its wiring connections.
A range of remote controls is also available for the
unit, along with a wide range of external speakers, a choice of two
power amplifiers and a six-disc CD changer.
Enquiries: Clarion Australia Pty Ltd, tel: (03) 8558 1115.
Tallon connection systems
Kiwi Marine accessories company, Tallon Marine, claims that its accessory
mounting system is the most stylish and inexpensive way to keep things
within reach when aboard a boat.
Earlier this year, the company launched ‘Tallon Power’ – a
new range based on its innovative connection system. Working in conjunction
with Hella marine, the range includes an anchor light, courtesy lamp
and chart table lamp. The power range allows boat owners to connect Tallon
Power chargers to their battery system and use their own 12-volt products,
like spot lights.
Enquiries: 1 800 TALLON.
The recently-released CAM50 from Raymarine is a colour dome-style
camera that has been designed for indoor use and, according to
its maker, provides clear, high-quality images of any area of a
boat you wish to monitor, such as the saloon, wheelhouse and engine room.
The CAM50 has an adjustable field of view and a manual
pan and tilt function and, thanks to its infra-red sensor, Raymarine
says it can provide quality images even in low lighting conditions..
Raymarine says the CAM50 comes with a single waterproof
cable and is easy to install. The unit weighs just 180g, measures
80mm in diameter and is powered from a 12V DC source. It’s
available in standard and reverse modes.
For exterior use, the updated CAM100 now also comes
in a reverse mode guise, which makes it ideal for docking when mounted
aft. With a rugged, marinised construction, the CAM100 switches automatically
from day to night mode, the latter offering – according
to Raymarine – visibility of up to 15m, even in complete
Both cameras come with a two-year warranty and are
compatible with Raymarine’s E Series and next generation multifunction displays.
RRP: CAM50 $371.00; CAM100 $963.00.
Asia, tel: (02) 9887 1311.
MTU 700 Series
MTU Detroit Diesel Australia will launch its new state-of-the-art 700 Common
Rail marine diesel engine at the Sydney International Boat Show this August.
Featuring the latest Common Rail injection technology, the
MTU 700 Series is available in 2.8 litre 4-cylinder and 4.2 litre 6-cylinder
displacement configurations for use in fast pleasure craft, says MTU.
MTU claims that the engines, which boast a maximum power rating
of 275kW (345 hp), offer an excellent power-to-weight ratio and increased
performance from the most compact packages in their class.
Enquiries: (03) 9243 9258.
Boatcare cleaning products
Septone Products, an Australian family-owned company that has been operating
since 1943, has just released its Boatcare range of marine care products,
which have been developed specifically to cope with the rigours a salt
water environment brings.
This range of cleaning and care products has something to
keep just about every area of your boat gleaming, including fibreglass polish,
rust/stain removers, deck cleaners, canopy washes, teak oil, portable toilet
additives, aluminium cleaners and boat washes, among others.
The Boatcare range is available in a selection of handy sizes
from 250g, 550ml and 1lt, through to bulk liquid packs for commercial applications.
Enquiries: Septone Products, tel: (07) 3390 5044.
SE-200B Sonar Engine
LCD sonar manufacturer, Interphase has recently announced the release of
a ‘black box’ forward-looking sonar with both VGA and video output.
According to Interphase, the new SE-200B Sonar Engine can
increase the utility of multifunctional and large-panel displays by adding
vertical, horizontal and dual scanning sonar capability. Also, the SE-220B
can turn most video-capable chartplotters, radars, and other multifunctional
displays into fully-featured, forward-looking sonars.
The versatile sonar engine includes phased-array transducers
and a keypad that can be located close to a remote display. Small and lightweight,
the SE-200B is designed to work with video-enabled displays from companies
such as Seiwa, Northstar, Simrad, Raymarine, Furuno, Garmin and Navman.
RRP: from $4,295.00.
Enquiries: (02) 9417 7097.
After years of research and development, Warwick Rolf,
the visionary behind Woolerina, has announced the release of what he describes
as “the perfect woollen T” - the Woolerina Bodymate.
Made from 100 per cent Australian Merino wool, the Bodymate
is comfortable, easily cared for and price-competitive, says Woolerina. Designed
especially for boating enthusiasts, bicyclists and anybody else involved
in outdoor activities, the Bodymate can be worn as an under garment or as
an outer layer.
Woolerina claims that the specially-selected wool used in
Bodymate jumpers stays warm even when the wearer gets wet and they actually
dry from body heat. Machine-washable and 100 per cent Australian made, the
Bodymate is available in five different styles and colours.
RRP: $70 (short sleeve) $75 (long sleeve).
Enquiries: (02) 6851 2100.
Tacktick Maxi instrumentation
The latest Tacktick Maxi range of wireless instrumentation
for racing and cruising yachts is now available in Australia and Aussie distributor,
Oceantalk claims the system boasts a whole host of great functions, including
a start line function that tells racers to speed up or slow down as they
approach the start line.
Other functions include line bias, wind shift, timer, indicators
for acceleration and speed trends, plus advanced set, drift, turn and course
to steer. The displays can receive a plethora of information wirelessly,
such as polar data, true wind speed, compass heading to speed, depth and
wind, among others.
The display itself features 50mm digits, wide data tiles and
red, black and amber backgrounds, to suit a variety of lighting conditions,
and the system can be customised to suit individual information needs.
Enquiries: Oceantalk, tel: (02) 9981 9550.
The Magellan eXplorist 550
Perth-based GPS distributor, Next Destination has
just announced the release of the Magellan eXplorist 550, a hand-held
GPS with a 2.3” full-colour screen that allows for complete street, track
and trail mapping for all of Australia.
According to Next Destination, the one-button access to key features,
such as menu and marking points of interests makes the eXplorist 550 easy
to use. The maker claims that a consistent satellite fix, provided by Truefix
technology, allows for maximum accuracy and fewer dropouts.
Housed in impact-resistant rubber, the pocket-sized device is claimed
to be waterproof to one metre for 30 minutes. It comes standard with a
base map of the main roads, parks, coastlines, waterways and airstrips
of Australia, a Geo-cache manager and an area perimeter calculator for
calculating the distance around or between three or more points.
Enquiries: 1 800 644 033.
H2O Audio waterproof headphones
Want to combine your love of the water with your love of music H2O Audio
says its headphones are waterproof to a depth of three metres, making them
perfect for use with any waterproof personal audio system.
These sporty headphones are designed to pass behind the neck.
H2O Audio claims the coiled wire will ensure tangle-free listening pleasure.
H2O Audio also makes a waterproof housing for an Apple iPod,
which, when combined with these headphones, makes a great waterproof ensemble
for around, in or even below the water.
RRP: headphones $70, iPod housing $120.
Enquiries: Next Destination,
Tel: 1800 644 033.