Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, have announced the results of the 2017 Newport For New Products (NFNP) Awards. Judged on Thursday during the show’s opening day and announced at an awards ceremony on Friday, September 15, the 12th annual NFNP winners are:
The new J/121 is a 40-foot offshore speedster that can be day-raced or distance-sailed by a crew of five or less. Features include a low drag, efficient hull with high form stability and exceptional balance, a rig, sail and deck plan that simplifies sail handling, a versatile, ergonomic cockpit and a spacious open interior. It’s the best short-handed J Boat ever and excels as a family daysailer or weekender. ©JBoats.comRead more
September 7, 2016 - Forespar Performance Products of California, for 50 years a leading international sailing and powerboat hardware and plumbing systems manufacturer, is pleased to announce the debut of the PureWater+ system at next week's Newport International Boat Show.Read more
New ISAF Compliant Tethers Feature An Advance Ultralight ProSnap Hook
Wichard has just introduced a new range of ISAF compliant Proline sailing safety tethers. Uniquely easy to use and loaded with safety features, these tethers are designed to create a new level of on-deck security for offshore and coastal sailors alike.Read more
Dutchmar, a Norwalk, CT-based company specializing in innovative sail handling hardware, has launched the Zoom Jib Boom, which allows a 110% furling headsail to be self-tacking upwind, self-vanging off the wind, with the ability to be sailing in spinnaker mode in about a minute for easier and much faster sailing on all points of sail.
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The Xp 44 is the latest performance racer/cruiser from X-Yachts of Denmark. X-Yachts have utilized the latest techniques in design and construction to create Sailing World’s “2014 Boat of the Year” and one of SAIL’s “Best Boats 2014.”
The latest vacuum-infused epoxy E-glass process and a carbon keel grill reduce displacement significantly while improving the strength-to-weight ratio and ballast-to-displacement ratio, resulting in a faster, stiffer, more stable yacht. Owners can choose a racing or cruising package, with options including a taller carbon rig accompanied by a deeper keel, a removable carbon bowsprit, a “popup” cockpit table, and a folding bathing platform.
A sliding navigation seat gives the option of having a forward-facing nav station or a full-length settee/berth with an entertainment center. The Xp 44 is available at Rodgers Yacht Sales in Noank, CT. Visit rodgersyachtsales.com or call 860-536-7776 to learn more.
The RAVE V from WindRider International is poised to bring high performance foiling to sailors of all abilities. This innovate craft has lightweight, durable composite construction, retractable “V” foils with sonic tubes at the tips to reduce cavitation, an A-frame rig with carbon fiber spars and dual mainsails, and comfortable face-forward seating with foot pedal steering.Read more
The secret to keeping your valves and seacocks working freely is lubricating them regularly with MareLube™ lubricant. Made by Forespar for use with Marelon and bronze fittings, this PTFE lubrication is especially formulated for the harsh marine environment.Read more
By Duncan Nevard
The marine electronics industry is constantly evolving. With each passing season, manufacturers introduce newer, bigger, better and faster systems that keep us dealers and installers on our toes. A common misconception is that upgrading your systems is an all-or-nothing affair. In some cases, a wholesale replacement of systems is appropriate, but more often than not, some or most of a boat’s wiring and/or equipment can be reused.Read more
The latest model from Zim Sailing in Warren, RI, the Zim 15 was created to keep young sailors engaged in the sport after collegiate racing. Designed by Steve Clark, the Zim 15 has a rig by Southern Spars with mast bend characteristics that enable a large upwind sail plan (a 114-square foot main and 39-square foot jib by North Sails) that also provides good downwind performance without a spinnaker or gennaker.Read more
October 9 - 13 at City Dock, Annapolis, MD
The nation’s oldest and largest in-water boat show is where many new sailboats make their international debut. Among the hundreds of sailboats of all sizes and types on display, the popular Multihull Lagoon is a unique opportunity to peruse the largest multihull collection in the world – 45 cats and tris strong and growing.Read more