Rolex Oyster Day-Date II
Rolex has recently announced the unveiling the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date II, the next generation of its prestigious Day-Date time piece.
The new watch, with a 41mm case, is larger and bolder than previous men’s Rolex watches. It is equipped with new Paraflex shock absorbers and a Parachrom hairspring, making it highly resistant to shocks and magnetic fields.
Rolex says the Day-Date II stands as a continuation of the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date’s long heritage and exemplifies Rolex’s mastery of the art of watchmaking.
Available in platinum and in 18-carat yellow, white or Everose gold, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date II features a Super-President bracelet and Crownclasp.
Enquiries: Rolex, web: www.rolex.com.
New chartplotters from Garmin
Garmin Australasia has announced the GPSMAP 5000 series of multifunction displays (MFDs) with ‘virtual’ touchscreen buttons. Garmin claims the new design means the chartplotters are easier to use, with an intuitive menu system and large display.
The GPSMAP 5015 is Garmin’s flagship model, and features an extra large, waterproof (IPX7) and super-bright 30.7cm diagonal XGA colour touchscreen display. The touchscreen’s ‘virtual buttons’ change depending on the function, allowing boaters to intuitively see and select the information they want. The 5000 series’ sleek flat-screen design can be flush-mounted and also includes a bail mount for upright mounting.
Enquiries: Garmin Australasia, web: www.garmin.com.
Timberland’s Hydroclimb range
Timberland has announced the release of its bright and bold Hydroclimb range to celebrate the upcoming summer season.
Timberland’s Hydroclimb shoes feature built-in drainage ports for all sorts of water-bound pursuits, while the exclusive Vibram outsole provides exceptional traction on any surface, from a boat to a boardwalk.
Timberland says that the Hydroclimb range is made using high quality hydrophobic and performance materials, so these fun and functional shoes won’t disappoint.
Available in blue, black and red from selected Timberland stores and stockists.
Enquiries: Timberland, tel: (03) 8878 3000.
Quicksilver fluoro prop covers
With the weather warming up and more and more boaties heading back to the water, Quicksilver has released a must-have safety item – a hard-wearing, high-visibility propeller cover.
The range of covers ensures other road users – and pedestrians – are aware of exactly where your trailered boat ends.
Featuring reflective tape for improved night vision, the propeller covers have a draw cord and stopper so they can be securely attached in an instant.
They are also UV-rated to ensure colour fastness.
Designed to fit all outboards above 40hp, the covers come in two diameters of 38cm and 45cm.
Quicksilver claims that its fluorescent propeller covers are the best way to avoid damaging property and people this summer.
Enquiries: Mercury Marine, web: www.mercurymarine.com.au.
Thetford Porta Potti 335
Thetford says the sophisticated design of the Porta Potti 335 makes it ideal for use and storage in small cabins on boats. To complement the Porta Potti, Thetford has also formulated environmentally conscious toilet care additives.
Thetford claims that when using its toilet care products you can use your Porta Potti 335 for up to five days with average use without being concerned with waste disposal. The Porta Potti is hermetically sealed, which means you need not worry about unpleasant odours.
The Porta Potti 335 minimises negative impacts on our waterways by providing a solution to store and thoughtfully dispose of waste matter at any toilet facility once back on land.
Porta Potti is part of an extensive range of Thetford products, which are available from all major camping stores and selected marine outlets Australia-wide.
Enquiries: Thetford Australasia, tel: (03) 9797 3260. Web: www.portapotti.com.au.
Lowrance’s new LVR-880 is the first powerful, fixed-mount, DSC-equipped radio to offer dual VHF and stereo FM radio capabilities, effectively replacing two components with one integrated solution. The VHF also incorporates NMEA 2000 with Class D DSC for distress, plus buddy-tracking features when connected to a compatible Lowrance GPS chartplotter.
The Navico exclusive ‘Track Your Buddy’ feature connects DSC position polling to Lowrance LCX, LMS and GlobalMap™ units, as well as other Navico GPS chartplotters, via the NMEA 2000 network, for GPS location display of up to three boating friends.
The LVR-880 also includes a simplified intercom with talkback and built-in 22W hailer-horn, and an extra-large 64x128 FSTN segmented display with backlighting and a six-key speaker microphone for left-handed or right-handed use. Featuring all international marine channels, the unit is also JIS 7 waterproof/submersible.
Enquiries: Navico Australia, tel: (02) 9936 1000. Web: www.lowrance.com.au.
Burke Marine’s sailing wetsuit
Burke marine has released a new look sailing wetsuit just in time for the start of the new sailing season.
The sleeveless wetsuit is made from 3mm super-stretch neoprene, which eliminates bulky ankle zippers and shoulder enclosures. The panels are ergonomically contoured for comfort and flexibility and the Mauser stitching provides superior strength as well as extra comfort.
The knee and seat panels are reinforced Supratex which, Burke claims, provides maximum protection and durability. Sporting the One Design logo on the right ankle and coming in Carbon/Grey, the Burke sailing wetsuit is available in sizes XS to XL.
Enquiries: Burke Marine, tel: (02) 9638 4333. Web: www.burkemarine.com.au.
Engine protection from Quicksilver
In an effort to eliminate the problems associated with the degradation of modern day fuel, Quicksilver has created its new “Fuel System Treatment & Stabilizer”.
Designed to be used in all two- or four-stroke petrol and diesel engines, Quicksilver’s Fuel System Treatment & Stabilizer allows boat owners to safely leave fuel in their engines and fuel tanks for extended periods of time.
Quicksilver claims that by preventing the formation of gum, varnish and sediment in dormant fuel systems, its Fuel System Treatment & Stabilizer protects engines, fuel tanks and fuel lines against chemical damage, deposits and clogs, which could cost thousands of dollars.
Enquiries: Mercury Marine, web: www.mercurymarine.com.au.