Eneon marine generators

Eneon generators are designed and manufactured by Italian industrial generator specialist Coelmo.

The Eneon range is specifically designed and built for marine applications on commercial vessels, superyachts and pleasure craft of all sizes.

Manufactured in Italy using extremely reliable Kubota blocks, Eneon generators are available in 3.2kW to 30kW models. They come with a sound-proof, marine grade aluminium casing that keeps decibel levels to an ultra-low 54dB. Maintenance is super-easy and, thanks to the generators’ internal wiring, plumbing and external connections for cooling water, fuel, exhaust and electrical power, so is installation.

Eneon’s EOS digital display provides real time AC electrical and engine information, along with safety alarms and maintenance schedules. A selector switch that bypasses the control panel and an immediate shutdown emergency stop button protect both the vessel and the generator in case of danger or damage.


Barrier Float Spheres

Marinaquip’s Barrier Float Spheres are a brand new, high-visibility protective separation device. Installed in any length over any distance distance over water, they’re anchored at each end to either a fixed point or a floating, all-tide mooring such as a Pile Ring.

The mooring line sits in the central recess for the full length of the floating barrier and the 400mm spheres are held in position with purpose- designed internal rope clamps or wire grips.

See the website for full details.


AIS steps up

Ocean Signal’s new ATB1 Class B+ AIS Transponder provides new levels of safety and security in busy waterways and in adverse conditions.

The ATB1 boasts a powerful 5W output and SOTDMA technology for improved satellite reception and vital global tracking in an emergency. The AIS unit also reports the vessel’s position far more often than lower powered, lower spec transponders – every 15 seconds at vessel speeds between 14 and 23 knots and every 5 seconds over 23 knots.

The ATB1 not only receives and interprets information and messages it receives from other AIS-equipped vessels, it can also relay these to other navigation devices such as chart plotters, laptops or mobiles using the ATB1’s NMEA 0183, NMEA 2000®, USB or WiFi outputs. An LED indicator light shows the ATB1 is providing continuous AIS transmission and delivering optimal performance.

With its sleek, rugged waterproof design, the ATB1’s is quick and simple to install. An external GPS antenna means the vessel’s information (name, call sign, type and dimensions) can be uploaded via mobile phone, tablet or PC.


Departure Planning made easy

Using the power of PredictWind’s Weather Routing, PredictWind’s newly updated Departure Planning tool compares four departure dates and associated weather conditions so you can make the best departure decision. A PredictWind weather route performs one billion calculations to remove the guesswork around when and where the next weather system will be encountered.

In examining the four departure dates or times, and the four models, Departure Planning performs 16 billion calculations in the PredictWind cloud. This data is then summarised to ensure selecting your departure date is both easy and stress-free.

The upgrade includes: the ability to compare four models (previously only two) for double the confidence in your decision-making process; to select which forecast models to use in the departure plan (the  top-performing long-range forecast models are recommended as the default selection); and an updated user interface that allows you to summarise each departure date with an average of the four models, or alternatively, drill into the detail by comparing the four models on each departure date.

Departure Planning is available on the PredictWind Forecast Website, PredictWind App or the Offshore App.


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RAILBLAZA HEXX Fish Finder Mount

RAILBLAZA HEXX Fish Finder Mount is a high-strength, lightweight, removeable composite mount for fish finders weighing up to 3kg. Made from UV-stabilised polymer, it’s suitable for fish finders with up to 12-inch displays from all leading brands, including Humminbird, Lowrance, Garmin and more.

HEXX base mount design offer 90° base rotation, 90° platform rotation and 180° of tilt range. These three axes of adjustment allow a solution for the most complex fish finder mounting locations on your boat, like consoles and bow mount solutions. It has a compact footprint for mounting in tight areas and stainless-steel fasteners are included.


G/Flex twin syringe

WEST SYSTEM G/flex 655 is a toughened epoxy that makes permanent, waterproof, structural bonds. It absorbs the stresses of expansion, contractions, shock and vibration on joins, and it now comes in an easy-to-use ready-filled twin syringe for working with small quantities.


The handy twin syringe dispenses G/flex 655 resin and hardener at the same time, in alignment with each other, ready for equal mixing to a gel consistency, not dissimilar to toothpaste, that won’t run or sag. Small repairs can be completed easily, measuring minute quantities of super-strong, waterproof epoxy.


G/flex 655 can be used for any adhesive eventuality, including boat repairs (for example repairing wood and aluminium windows and gluing in skin fittings) and home use (for example fitting door handles and fixing ornaments) as well as many other tasks.




BoatBuckle is a premium boat tie-down system suitable for boats of all sizes. BoatBuckle retractable ratcheting tie-downs permanently stay attached to your boat trailer. You no longer need to search for the tie straps.

BoatBuckle and its sister CargoBuckle tie-downs can be permanently mounted on trailers, trucks, and various other applications. CargoBuckle and BoatBuckle tie-downs also feature a self-storing web that automatically retracts when not in use.

Installation is quick and easy, and there are no tangled straps to fuss with or lose. With BoatBuckle, you just hook, ratchet, and go! They are available for transom, bow and gunwale applications, with lengths up to 72" (1.8m).

The web reach extends up to 43 inches and has a dual release lever for easy right or left-hand release, a rubber grip handle and release lever, and vinyl-coated steel hooks protect the boat’s finish.



ZHIK’S NEW Elite Shorts are high performance technical shorts for sailors who spend long hours afloat or who prefer wearing shorts spring to autumn for as long as the conditions allow.

These water-resistant shorts are made with a four-way high stretch fabric that moves with you in every direction. The fabric has integrated UPF 50+ and is coated with Zhik’s environmentally conscious XWR™ fluorocarbon-free (PFC-free) durable water repellent coating, protecting you from ultra violet rays, wind and spray.

With high stretch, abrasion-resistant Aramid composite material on the seat and crotch panel the Elite Shorts provide protection against wear and tear and allows unrestricted movement when hiked out, seated or moving on deck. The fabric is rated to ISO 12947-2:2016 at over 110k cycles which means the fabric provides more than double the abrasion resistance that is the suitable standard for hard wearing commercial applications.

Shaped with a high back panel to protect from gapping and cold around the lower back, the integrated elastic waist gives as you bend and ensures a consistent snug and comfortable fit.

The front of the legs is shaped lower allowing extra protection from sun and spray to the thighs, which is especially helpful when hiking. The legs have a tapered ‘race fit’ reducing bulk and there’s a zipped thigh pocket for secure stowage.


Quick chain counter range

Quick’s QNC CHC offers automatic descent function, up alarm function, anchor weighing function in case of sensor failure, it offers easy windlass management with auto free fall.

With a water protection rating of IP67 and CAN bus interface, it operates with 12/24V.

Quick’s SMART CHC is the ideal chain counter for small boats and outboard-powered vessels. Compatible only with ON/OFF systems, it’s smartphone configurable through a dedicated app.

CHC 1103 controls the windlass and chain via a hand-held, maintenance-free controller, displaying chain deployed on an LCD display graphic.The controller cable extends up to 4.2m and features a watertight deck plug and socket, support bracket for stowing, and an integrated LED light as standard. It’s also useful in warping winch operations.



The new Gill Pilot Jacket uses XPLORE : two-layer waterproof, windproof and breathable fabric which provides the comfort and freedom of movement you need on the water, while helping to keep water away from the skin.

With features such as adjustable cuffs, a quality YKK front zip protected by an internal storm guard, fully taped seams for a waterproof seal, rollaway hood with volume adjustment, internal security pocket, and an adjustable shock cord hem, this jacket’s versatility and style also make it ideal for adventures on land.

Available from Burnsco stores nationwide and online at www.burnsco.co.nz

LightHouse 4: easier to operate, personalise

Raymarine’s next generation OS, LightHouse 4 redefines the user experience.

Available free for all Axiom, Axiom+, Axiom Pro, and Axiom XL MFDs, LightHouse 4’s simplified menus make tapping into the power of Axiom faster and easier while longer, nested pull-up menus are more intuitive to read and operate.

LightHouse apps that integrate control or provide information from marine integration partners like Seakeeper, Victron, Lumishore and a host of others can now be launched directly from the LightHouse Home Screen while key apps are viewable in split-screen configurations. The MOB touch key has been relocated to share prominent space on the Home Screen.

LightHouse 4 also takes integration with Mercury Marine Vessel View to the next level with Active Exhaust Volume control, a new and refined Engine Data Summary page, Mercury on board diagnostics and more.

LightHouse 4 also supports Navionics Platinum+TM charts’ high-resolution bathymetric data and satellite imagery, showing multi-layer control for relief charts, SonarChart shading and sonar chart history, plus router support and multi-zone audio for Rockford Fosgate and JL Audio via YachtSense Link.

Personalising an Axiom MFDs’ look and performance by creating dynamic dashboard tiles to stay informed of real-time instrument and navigation data and add a favourite photo to the Home Screen background.

Raymarine’s LightHouse 4 operating system is free to download using Axiom’s software update feature or from http://www.raymarine.eu/multifunction-displays/lighthouse3/. See it at the Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show.


Haswing next gen trolling motors

The latest  Haswing Cayman B models are available in 12V and 24V and in shaft sizes up to 72 inch (1.83m), perfect for boats up to 6.5m and weighing up to 1850kg.

Featuring a new Full Speed button on a redesigned, stylish wireless remote with functions that include Anchor Lock, Heading Lock, Steer Left and Steer Right, the Gen 1.6 can also perform other advanced features including Route To, Cruise Control and much more when used in conjunction with the Helmsman App.

With upgraded GPS for better accuracy and specifically designed for both salt and freshwater use, the competitively priced Cayman B is backed by a 24-month warranty.

See the new Generation 1.6 Haswing Cayman B GPS bow mount trolling motor at the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show. Product and dealer information available from Lusty and Blundell Ltd.