$1000 of Flir M232 Thermal Cameras

The FLIR M200 series thermal camera is a Pan and Tilt thermal IP camera which turns night to day, keeping you safe when on the water.

The M232 can be used to identify objects in the water with different thermal footprints such as debris, vessels, buoys, people or substances like oil in and on the water. One of the added advantages of having thermal imaging is the ability to visualise significant sea temperature breaks and birds on the water that can otherwise be missed by radar.

Link here: https://www.lusty-blundell.co.nz/product-group/15042-flir-m200-series-thermal-camera/category/1742-thermal-cameras


B&G’s new B&G Zeus S next generation chartplotter was designed to make sailing easier, displaying information tailored to the sailor’s needs in that moment, and hiding unnecessary clutter.

The Zeus S comes with new sailing modes, pre-set dashboards and data views for a variety of sailing situations, along with many enhanced features for a simpler sailing experience. All of this is backed up by exclusive C-MAP charting options, for the safest and easiest navigation.

Zeus S is compatible with C-MAP DISCOVER X and REVEAL X charts and supports the new Safety Alerts feature, which uses chart data to identify objects which may pose a collision risk and flags any identified risk of grounding.

With highly accurate data supported by near-real-time updates, C-MAP charts are packed with features, including tides and current projections, auto-routing, plus get quick, one-touch access to points of interest, tides and channels.




Raymarine’s new CAM300 mini day-night IP camera is a compact, high definition, fully waterproof camera that transforms an Axiom MFD display into a powerful onboard video observation system.

The new CAM300 is 40% smaller and is a wider field-of-view visible camera than its predecessors. It is also equipped with an HD video sensor that can be used to monitor blind spots or check in on the crew.

The CAM300 can also be combined with an AR200 sensor to enable ClearCruise Augmented Reality, a user experience that overlays AIS targets, waypoints and chart objects directly onto an Axiom high-definition video display.

Rated IP66, the CAM300 is easy to install with either a direct 12-volt connection or a single Power over Ethernet (POE) cable. The reduced footprint means there are more options about where it can be mounted.

The CAM300’s 3MP CMOS sensor ensures up to 1080p resolution with users able to view up to four CAM300 video streams simultaneously on single Axiom display.

Built-in infrared emitters deliver excellent near-field low light visibility up to 10m.



COAST New Zealand has launched its new state-of-the-art NIMBUS™ Collection of luxury inflatables.

The NIMBUS Collection is suited to many settings. These include use as a float in the pool or off a yacht, while being smart and comfortable enough to use as traditional furniture off the water.

The NIMBUS Collection delivers the comfort of their award-winning beanbags, but with the space-saving convenience of an inflatable. With three styles – the Lounger, the Orbit, and the Chair – a wide range of colours, designs and custom Sunbrella fabrics.

Each NIMBUS product has marine grade stainless D rings for securing to a vessel, a USB rechargeable pump, and a bag made from recycled sails kindly donated by Doyles Sails. Worldwide express shipping available too.


Extinction of sweating - Zhik‘s breathable PFD

Zhik’s new lightweight, Breathable PFD is an ergonomically profiled buoyancy vest. It’s so light it barely feels like you are wearing it.

The Breathable PFD is hydration pack compatible and is fitted with a rear stowage pocket, hose locators and central drinking hose attachment. It has a higher cut front to suit a seated position - perfect for kayaking.

The breathable construction allows more air to flow to the wearer’s body through large negative profiles and via large front and rear airway channels.

Available in Unisex sizes S – XL.



The SuperSport Venture SS-PR2 magnetic compass from Ritchie Navigation displays an accurate heading even when stopped, and also instantly shows minute course changes. Ideal for boats 4.5m to 10.5m in length, it's perfect for powerboat dashboards and sailboat bulkheads.

The SuperSport Venture features a bright blue 95mm CombiDial card. For viewing at any angle, the card's side has 5° incremental and 30° numbered marks while the top has 5° marks and heading letters. The polished dome has orange lubber lines at 0°, 45°, 180° and 315°. Pre-wired, it has integrated 12/24V blue LED night lighting. A front cover is supplied to protect the compass when not in use.


Series 40 ball bearing Orbit Blocks

Ronstan’s new 40mm block range, featuring 23 configurations,are lightweight and strong. Toughened glass fibre-reinforced nylon cheeks combine with a two-stage bearing system to ensure the best performance.

Maximum working loads for the new Series 40 Orbit Blocks™ range from 400kg to 1000kg (HHL versions).

These increased working loads create opportunities for applications on larger boats. The new blocks feature a wider sheave profile able to accommodate lines up to 10mm. Blocks in this range are suitable for mainsheet systems and spinnaker sheets on dinghies, off-the-beach catamarans, and sportsboats to 8m (26ft); halyard, vang and backstay applications on boats to 9m (30ft) and control line applications on larger yachts. Multiple sheave configurations allow users to create up to a 12:1 purchase mainsheet system for performance multihulls.


HydraCell Power

HydraCell is a water-activated oxygen fuel cell that offers long shelf life, extended usage times, lower operational costs. It operates and is disposed of without toxic emissions.

The HydraCell technology comes in two forms – a dip cell (dip in water) and a water reservoir (pour in water).

The HydraCell Battery Fuel Cell has many advantages over other technologies, particularly traditional dry-cell (carbon, alkaline and lithium) batteries, and kerosene, including:

  • Lightweight making them perfect for all outdoor use
  • Extended use time: Generates its own power when activated, ensuring long use times and up to x10 times the traditional battery
  • Virtually infinite life: A long shelf life before activation.
  • Environmentally friendly: The natural minerals and materials in the HydraCell fuel cell ensure there is no soil contamination in landfill (traditional batteries leak chemicals into the earth for decades) and the outer casing is fully recyclable.


Zodiac Kiwi Summer Explorer Packs

Lusty and Blundell’s Zodiac Kiwi Summer Explorer Packs -  a Zodiac Cadet Aero inflatable (230 or 270), Haswing Ultima electric outboard motor and two Spinlock Deckvest Lite lifejackets.

The 230 and 270 are part of the Zodiac’s renowned Cadet range and feature an Aero Inflatable Floor, Zodiac’s patented ‘thermo-bonding’ manufacturing process and Zodiac’s unique welded rubber strakes.

Haswing’s Ultima electric outboard is a powerful brush-less electric motor can deliver up to 110lbs thrust of step-less adjustable speed control in either forward or reverse, equivalent to that from a 3-4hp petrol outboard. At just 15.9kg  it boasts a maximum speed of around 5 knots and can cruise economically at around 3 knots, giving a range of up to 18 NM on a single charge.

Spinlock Deckvest Lite lifejackets are available in a range of fashionable colours, fit comfortably around the shoulders (rather than the neck like other lifejackets) and are lightweight and low profile. They have 170N buoyancy and one size fits all.



Mercury Verado V10

Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), has introduced the industry’s first ever V10 outboard with the official launch of its all-new 5.7L 350 and 400hp Verado® outboard engines.

Consistent with the award-winning Verado brand, the new V10 engines are the quietest and smoothest in their class, running 45 percent quieter than a leading competitor at cruise. In addition to noise vibration harshness (NVH), the new Verados are compatible with the latest Mercury SmartCraft® technologies.

“The all-new Mercury V10 Verado outboards are exactly what boaters have been asking for in a 350 and 400hp platform,” said Chris Drees, Mercury Marine President.

“They are powerful, smooth and quiet. They have many of the same fuel efficiency-enhancing features that are synonymous with our high-horsepower line-up.

“They also deliver the same kind of premium boating experience that has made Verado outboards legendary. The V10 Verado outboards solidify Mercury’s leadership position in the high-horsepower outboard market.”

The V10 Verado outboards leverage many of the same market-leading features and technologies boaters love about the company’s popular V12, V8 and V6 platforms. The new V10 includes premium refinements and versatility for a wide range of applications, from large saltwater centre consoles to single-engine freshwater fishing boats to pontoons and smaller centre-consoles.

Weighing only 316 kilograms and with the same industry-leading 26-inch mount spacing as the V8 outboards, the V10 engines maximise compatibility with current boat designs. This lightweight, compact design provides the performance boaters are looking for and makes them perfect for multi-engine applications or repowering vessels.

Mercury Australia and New Zealand will introduce the new V10 Verado in the region from April 2023.

The full story and pictures of the launch, will appear in Boating NZ's January 2023 edition.



Retractable cleats enhance functionality and safety of any boat, but may not fit on some decks. Slim-Line Cleats from Accon Marine offer pull-up operation in a strong but sleek profile suited for places with limited clearance.

Crafted from marine-grade 316 stainless steel, Accon Slim-Line Cleats can retract flush to their base. This eliminates a potential tripping hazard on narrow decks and walkways when underway. It’s easy to simply pull the cleat back up when needed.

Accon Slim-Line Cleats come in 114mm, 152mm, 203mm or 254mm sizes —with svelte overall widths of 33mm up to 71mm among the range.

In independent testing the 152mm model was shown to withstand loads of up to 2,132kg.




Spinlock’s popular range of lifejackets and safety vests are now available in a wider variety of bright new fashion colours.

In the Alto range, Citrus Yellow and Mercury Red have now joined Black, Atoll Blue, Fluro Orange and Sun Yellow.

In the Lite range, Bleach White, Mercury Red and Seagrass Green have been added to Black, Flow Green, Pacific Blue and Tropic White; while Sun Yellow offers an alternative to Black in the Lite+ range.

In the 6D range, Citrus Yellow now complements Black, Pacific Blue and Tropic White.

Spinlock lifejackets, which fit comfortably around the shoulders (rather than the neck like other lifejackets), are lightweight and low profile. They include a single crotch strap with recessed clip (to reduce the risk of snagging), have 170N buoyancy and one size fits all.

Both recreational and non-Solas commercial models need only be serviced once every two years (instead of annually as is the case with most inflatable lifejackets) and they all come with a five-year warranty.

Now available through Lusty & Blundell’s three showrooms in Auckland, Whangarei and Tauranga and through their nationwide network of leading marine dealers.