YAMAHA MOTOR NZ has extended its F20 and F25 outboard range, with the addition of two new short-shaft F25 models with power trim and tilt (PTT), a new factory-installed tiller handle on selected models and the addition of secondary manual pull-start factory fitted on all electric models.

Launched in 2017, these engines saw the release of Yamaha’s first lightweight, battery-less electronic fuel injection (EFI) system complemented by features previously only seen on Yamaha’s bigger motors.

The latest F25 model extensions bring PTT functionality to two new short-shaft models, in addition to existing long shaft models and a new tiller handle that is shorter and smaller.

The power tilt and trim switch has been positioned for easy reach and Yamaha’s Variable Trolling RPM Switch (VTS™) is standard on these models, allowing you to set the perfect speed for trolling.

These new models are expected to be available at Yamaha dealers in early May.


New Simrad® NSX™ 

Simrad Yachting’s new mid-range multifunction display (MFD) – Simrad® NSX™ offers the latest evolution in chartplotters and fishfinders for power-boaters.

Available in 7, 9 and 12-inch display sizes, it is based on an operating system that’s new from the ground up.

NSX features a new interface with an intuitive touch screen experience and clear images. Charts include generation C-MAP DISCOVER™ X & REVEAL™ X marine-optimised charts.

Simple to set up and easy to manage with a Setup Wizard that walks users through the process, including engine and tank setup, AutoPilot optimisation, radar calibration dockside and on the waterand much more.

New Simrad® NSX™ offers a full suite of Simrad® technology with networking and connectivity solutions including modem plug-in for additional connectivity to devices and an ethernet port for full networking capabilities in the future. There is extensive third-party app integration, high resolution bathymetry, enhanced day and night modes and Simrad’s fastest-ever Autorouting with improved planning and route plotting.

Available from March, prices start from $2,399.00 with Active Imaging.



THE NEW Salt Attack Salt Remover is New Zealand-made from the finest ingredients, including the latest surfactants to quickly eliminate surface tension allowing quick, safe salt removal from all surfaces. An advanced corrosion inhibitor provides ongoing protection from rust and corrosion.

The concentrated biodegradable formula comes in either 1-, 2- or 4-litre packages. It’s environmentally friendly and designed to be mixed and dispensed through the Salt Attack mixer, or else made up at a ratio 1 part Salt Attack to 500 parts fresh water.

Use to wash down and protect your trailer, boat, fishing/spearfishing/dive gear, car, house windows or any equipment exposed to salt spray.

Engine flushing is simple using the proven Salt-attack mixer. Once finished, leave the Salt Attack formula inside the cooling system, allowing it to break down any accumulated salt. Salt Attack Salt Remover removes fresh salt instantly. For accumulated salt build-ups and blockages, or for winter maintenance, repeat the flush consecutively for 3 to 5 days.


Raymarine YachtSense

Raymarine’s new YachtSense® Ecosystem is an onboard and remote monitoring solution that gives boaters effortless control of their Raymarine equipment and vessel systems from their mobile device.

A new Raymarine mobile app provides simple onboard and off-boat integration capabilities. Enabling the YachtSense Ecosystem is the new YachtSense Link, a marinised marine mobile router that keeps boaters connected through 4G/LTE broadband, local Wi-Fi networks, and seamless integration with Raymarine devices.

With the Raymarine app and YachtSense Link, boaters can remotely monitor critical onboard systems, control electrical devices and sync with Raymarine navigation systems while underway. The mobile app allows boaters to easily onboard new devices, set up and modify their vessel profile, backup and transfer waypoints and other data, monitor instruments and NMEA2000 sensors, receive alerts, and view engine telemetry from their phone or tablet. It also transforms a mobile device into a full-function Axiom remote station.

With YachtSense Link and YachtSense Digital Control, boaters can remotely control and monitor multiple electrical devices.

Learn more about YachtSense Ecosystem by visiting www.raymarine.com.au/yachtsense/ 




DOCKMATE, MANUFACTURER  of  wireless remote control systems for yachts, has added a  new free feature for all Dockmate analogue and CAN bus remote controls, called Throttle+.

Throttle+ offers a predetermined additional boost of throttle on every SINGLE+, TWIN+ and TWIST Dockmate remote control. Building on the recent release of Dockmate’s patented SoftDocking feature, every Dockmate can now have three levels of engine control.

On SINGLE+ and TWIN+ models a quick tap of the forward or reverse button gives a pre-programmed gentle rotation of the prop, called SoftDocking, for close quarters maneuvering; a full press of the forward or reverse buttons engages idle power; and by pressing the SEL button while pressing either forward or reverse gives a pre-programmed boost of additional throttle called Throttle+. This predetermined amount of throttle can be calibrated per direction to fit the precise needs of each customer and the type of vessel they own.



DAVCO’S NEW Series 3 Slimline 250kg aluminium crane is perfect to launch outboard-powered tenders.

Featuring a compact design, the Slimline 250kg has a stowed length of 1.7m – within the length of the tender – making it less intrusive on the deck. The crane’s streamlined design and in-house PPG paint finish complements contemporary motoryacht design and with five boom-height positions, there is flexibility where it can be mounted.

The Slimline Series 3’s lightweight gas strut assembly can launch or retrieve up to 250kg while its 316 stainless steel construction ensures a rust-free deck. The extendable boom has a reach of up to 2.1m and a height of up to 2.3m.

With a quiet three-stage winch, the Slimline 250kg comes ready for easy installation, pre-wired and with 10m of plasma rope on the drum.

Available in 12V or 24V and with either a base plate or support post mounting, the Slimline 250kg also comes complete with a handy remote control and solenoid.

Davco’s Series Slimline cranes are also available in a 350kg model.



ADVANCE TRIDENT has released the new Trident Power Black Edition Flexible Solar Panels. They are extremely durable, high quality and efficient.

The flexible solar panels are perfect for most roofs with a curved surface, including powerboats, yachts, motorhomes, caravans and other automotive applications.

The Trident Power Black Edition Solar Panels include long life mono-crystalline cells to provide maximum output power and efficiency.

The panels are coated in a ETFE polymer – providing ultimate strength, saltwater protection, temperature protection, and reducing risk of delamination while allowing maximum light absorption through to the solar cells. Installation is quick and easy with plug-and-play industry standard MC4 Connectors. They can be mounted either by screwing into the stainless-steel eyelets, or by gluing to most hard surfaces.

The Trident Power Black Edition Flexible Solar Panels are available in a 50W (squat), 100W or 140W configuration.


Salt Attack

The all new Salt Attack Salt Remover is New Zealand made and uses the finest ingredients, including the latest surfactants which quickly eliminate surface tension allowing for salt to be quickly and safely removed from all surfaces.

In addition, the advanced corrosion inhibitor provides ongoing protection from rust and corrosion.

It's super concentrated and come in either 1, 2 or 4 litres, environmentally friendly and bio degradable formula has been designed to be mixed through the proven Salt-attack mixer or made up at a rate of 0.02% or 1 part salt-attack to 500 parts fresh water.

Use to wash down and protect your trailer, boat, fishing/spearfishing/dive gear, car, house windows and all your other toys exposed to salt spray.

Engine flushing is simple when using the proven Salt-attack mixer, once the motor has been brought up to temperature (if hot flushing), flush salt attack through the engine for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Then shut the motor off, leaving the Salt Attack formula inside the cooling system allowing it to breakdown any accumulated salt.

Salt Attack Salt Remover removes fresh salt instantly, for large accumulated salt build ups and blockages and for winter maintenance it is recommended to repeat the above flush for 3-5 days consecutively.



ZHIK’S NEW  Drysuit has been optimised for competitive sailing across all disciplines. Using technologies and design elements from ocean racing and athletic inshore sailing, this front zip Drysuit is lightweight, streamlined and highly durable.

With a three layer breathable Vecta fabric, the suit is 30% lighter and even more breathable than its predecessor. Streamlined panelling creates a low windage fit with soft latex comfort neck and wrist seals for an excellent waterproof seal.

The airtight and pressure resistant TiZip zipper, offset for free shoulder movement, is completely waterproof and avoids bulk where a buoyancy vest and trapeze straps normally sit over the shoulders.

Inside the Drysuit, all seams are fully taped with further reinforcement on critical junctions. Internal braces (suspenders) allow the fit to be adjusted.

High-vis trims are used on the streamlined cargo pocket and sleeves, along with the front and back of the Drysuit, to enhance low light awareness.

Anti-abrasion 450-denier fabric adds protection to the seat, knee and foot panels.

Available in Adult: size S – XL, RRP $949; Junior: size 10 – 14, RRP $849.



SALT SHAKER Fishing Tackle Wash is a two-litre ready-to-use product with a spray nozzle designed for cleaning reels, roller guides and rods.

Unlike ordinary fresh water, Salt Shaker dissolves salt effectively. The surfactants break down the salt molecules, allowing them to be flushed away. Applying another spray after washdown leaves a protective coating on your fishing tackle.

Salt Shaker Boat and Trailer Wash Down has an easy-to-use hose end system and the two-litre concentrate bottle produces approximately 24 litres of product. The blend of surfactants and protective anti-corrosive compounds work to remove the damaging effects of salt on your boat and trailer. You can also use it to flush outboard motors.

Available from Wet & Forget outlets nationwide, Fishing Tackle Wash retails for $49.95; Boat and Trailer Wash retails for $69.95.




Wet and Forget is giving away a bundle containing one of each Salt Shaker product: Fishing Tackle Wash & Boat & Trailer Wash to five lucky Boating NZ readers. To go into the draw to win, email editor@boatingnz.co.nz with the name of the company that manufactures and sells Salt Shaker products, along with your name and delivery address.



THE LATEST free update to the Vesper Cortex VHF, monitoring and control system includes the ability to use a connected speaker as loud hailer or a fog horn.

The update includes a Loudspeaker Mode that enables a hailer or horn to be easily operated from either a Cortex handset or through the Cortex Onboard App on a smartphone. This additional safety measure means that those on board can alert surrounding vessels without even having to be at the helm.

The Hailer function can be activated either by touching the microphone icon in the Handset or Cortex Onboard App display, or by pushing the Cortex Handset’s PTT.

In addition to sounding the horn, Cortex’s Horn function also helps boaties interpret the horn signals from other boats, visually showing the lengths of the sounds and matching them to the signals for Fog, Underway, Stopped and the like.

The new update also includes enhancements to Cortex’s VHF system. A new Channel Lock function prevents the click-wheel and touchscreen from changing the VHF channel. This eliminates accidental changes, especially in rough seas. The new Mute function now silences non-distress DSC calls, enabling those on board to rest without VHF chatter while their alarms and distress DSC calls remain active.

The latest update is now available and free to download at www.vespermarine.com



THE RAILBLAZA Bimini RailMount Light Kit allows you to easily add a navigation light to your round or square tube bimini using only a screwdriver.

The Bimini RailMount Light Kit will secure the battery powered Illuminate i360 all-round white navigation light a t the height of your bimini or canopy. When not needed for the navigation light the

Bimini RailMount is ideal for other light weight RAILBLAZA accessories like the Camera Mount Kit and more!

The Bimini RailMount is simply screwed together with no drilling required so that it can be easily removed, leaving your bimini as good as new.

The Bimini RailMount can be fitted to square rails 28mm or 32mm, and round rails 19mm, 22mm or 25mm . All installation hardware is provided.